May 12, 2023
2.5 hr. Long bRUNch Empowering Women Runners: Celebrating Mother's Day Special
Welcome to a special Mother's Day episode of "Time for bRUNch" with Coaches Shelby and Christine. Today, we're highlighting women runners' empowerment through different lifestyle choices. Join us for an inspiring long run as we share stories of resilience, strength, and love.
Segment 1: Endurance Journey of Motherhood
Special Guest: Rebekah Krahe
*This segment covers infertility. If you prefer not to listen to this segment, please use the chapter marker to skip ahead to segment 2.*
Rebekah shares her journey through infertility on her way to motherhood. She discusses the emotional and physical challenges she faced. Rebekah explores the power of self-advocacy, support, and self-belief in overcoming obstacles. She highlights the roller-coaster of emotions she experienced and how running continues to be a source of strength.
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Segment 2: Furmom: Caring for Special Needs Pupster
Special Guest: Rachel Grannan
Rachel shares her experience as the fur mom of Timmy, a larger-than-life dog who has become a town hero. She talks about the unique challenges and rewards of caring for a pet with special needs while maintaining an active running lifestyle. Rachel explores the bond between humans and animals, and how she finds fulfillment through her involvement in her community.
Segment 3: The Power of Supportive Mothers
Co-host Shelby Schmidt and her mother, Mama Jackie, share their story. They reflect on the unwavering support Mama Jackie provides to Shelby in her passion for running and being an entrepreneur. Despite not being a runner herself, Jackie has been there every step of the way, offering encouragement, love, and guidance. They discuss the bond and the vital role of supportive mothers in their children's pursuits. Shelby and Jackie share heartwarming anecdotes, memories, and life lessons learned through their journey together. They emphasize the importance of celebrating mothers who empower their children to chase their dreams.
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As we wrap up this Mother's Day special episode, we celebrate the empowerment of women runners. Through the stories of Rebekah, Rachel, Shelby, and Jackie, we see the strength and resilience of women from different walks of life.
We hope you're inspired to embrace your own journey and to recognize and appreciate the women who have influenced and supported you. Thank you for joining us on this special run. Until next time, keep running and empowering others!
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