Inspire to Run Podcast

Inspire to Run Podcast

Inspire to Run (formerly Inspire Virtual Runs) is a running community to inspire you to run and take control of your health and fitness. Inspire to Run Podcast brings running tips, personal stories, and fitness information. You will hear interviews with fitness and wellness experts, personal trainers, and everyday runners. Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Episodes

November 24, 2022 37 min

#055 - Marketer, runner, and podcast host Richard Conner shares his story about how he was inspired to run again and faced his fears by running obstacle course races. His Spartan Coach, Kevin Gregory, takes the host chair as they walk through why Richard signed up with a coach and what led him to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life - The Spartan Trifecta.

Topics Covered:

  • Facing fears and taking on big challenges
  • Importan...
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    #054 - Active duty military member and obstacle course racer Micky Ely shares his story about how running has helped him lose 50 pounds. Through obstacle course racing, Micky regained his fitness after losing motivation during a challenging time in his life. He shares tips on how to get started on your journey and ways to stay motivated. 

    Topics Covered:

  • How to take your first step toward your transformation
  • Finding time for fitness w...
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    #053 - Relationship Banker, Health Coach, and Arthritis Warrior, Jennifer Castro shares her story about experiencing joint pain and fatigue and eventually being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. She shares her story about her journey to improving her nutrition, losing weight, and running. Lauren Amendola also joins us to share how Arthritis Foundation is helping people Live Yes! through educational resources and programs.


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    #052 - Husband, father, and founder of Team Believe 923, Nelson “Runaway” Diaz, talks about the power of mindset and how it impacts all aspects of your life. Nelson shares his life journey, successes and failures, and his philosophy on that internal battle that we each have with ourselves. 

    Topics Covered:

  • Winning the mental battle to achieve your goals
  • Importance of celebrating wins before setting a new goal
  • Not waiting for a diagnosi...
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    November 10, 2022 10 min

    #051 - Welcome to Inspire to Run Podcast (formerly Inspire Virtual Runs). Inspire to Run Podcast helps you take control of your health and fitness by sharing stories of runner’s journeys along with health and fitness tips from experts. Whether you or new to running or preparing for your next race, Inspire to Run Podcast will help you along your journey.

    Topics Covered:

  • Why we rebranded the podcast and community
  • How running can help yo...
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    #050 - Elite running can provide many benefits for kids and for you as parents. Learn how Gail Hill Williams founded an elite running program and brought accountability, drive, and a winning spirit to youth over the years.

    Topics Covered:

  • Overview of an elite running program
  • Benefits of youth running for children and parents
  • How to know if an elite running program is right for your child

  • Today's Guest
    Gail Hill Williams

    Gail is a hea...

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    #049 - Are you living with arthritis? Lauren Amendola, Arthritis Foundation, and Joanna Green, mom of an arthritis patient, share their stories about how arthritis has impacted their lives and the resources available to help patients and their loved ones. 

    Topics Covered:

  • How the Arthritis Foundation helps arthritis patients
  • Patient stories about diagnosis and treatment
  • Importance to keep moving when you have arthritis

  • Today's Gues...

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    #048 -  Inspire Virtual Runs host, Richard Conner, shares how lessons from running can help you improve your resilience and mental toughness to tackle difficult challenges in your life.


    About your Inspire Virtual Runs Host
    Richard Conner
    Richard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire Virtual Runs and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connec...

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    #047 - Staying fit while traveling doesn't mean hours in a gym or denying yourself delicious local cuisine. Mike and Maryssa, the Two Fit Travelers and hosts of The Fit Travel Show, share tips and simple things you can do to enjoy your travel while staying fit.

    Topics Covered:

  • Setting the right expectations about fitness and travel
  • Things to consider when planning and preparing for a trip
  • Healthy tips to maximize your time while on...
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    #046 - Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States after lung and colon. Hear from Richard Pante and Kim Levesque about why they joined the fight against pancreatic cancer and how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network supports patients and their loved ones.

    Topics Covered:

  • Learn how Pancan supports patients and their loved ones
  • Hear about PurpleStride run/walk and PurpleLight memorial events
  • F...
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    #045 -  Inspire Virtual Runs host, Richard Conner, shares how running is not only great for your mind and body, but also a great way to support a good cause.

    Topics Covered:

  • How running can help support good causes
  • Examples of non-profit organizations that host races
  • My personal experience with pancreatic cancer in the family
  • How Inspire Virtual Runs is supporting  the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • About your Inspire Virtual Runs Hos...

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    #044 - Mom, nurse, and runner, Crissy Coleman, talks about why she got back into running after having kids and the program she used that only took 30 minutes a day. Crissy also talks about the advantages of virtual running and her experiences between in-person and virtual.

    Topics Covered:

  • How a Couch to 5K program can help you get started
  • What is virtual running and the benefits
  • Different experiences between virtual and in-person
  • What t...
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    #043 - CEO and runner, Wendy Coop, talks about how there is no such thing as the perfect running weight. Wendy shares her running experience along with some inspiration and fun tips for others no matter your weight.

    Topics Covered:

  • Being judged as a runner based on body size
  • Reasons to run other than losing weight
  • How to run successfully in a larger body
  • Simple ways to make running fun

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    Wendy Coop
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    #042 - Marathon runner and Marketer, Bob Cargill, shares his experiences from running over 400 races (including the Boston Marathon). Bob talks about the joy he has received from running and the qualities that carry over into other parts of a runner's life.

    Topics Covered:

  • How running positively impacts other areas of your life
  • Not letting fear of getting injured stop you
  • Interesting races runners should check out
  • Building friendshi...
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    #041- Spartan racer and PE teacher, Marquel Hatcher, lost his joy for fitness and running. Listen to his inspiring story about how he rekindled his love for fitness  and embraced a healthy lifestyle after a wake-up call and strives to be a role model for his students.

    Topics Covered:

  • Lower weight doesn't automatically mean you are healthy
  • Having knowledge about fitness is not enough, you have to act
  • The importance of being around ...
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    #040 -  Inspire Virtual Runs host, Richard Conner, shares a positive message, along with his running journey this year and building new habits in 2022. 

    Topics Covered:

  • Recap of my virtual and in-person races in 2021
  • Reflecting and acknowledging your accomplishments
  • Importance of being part of a running community
  • 5 simple tips for building a new habit

  • About your Inspire Virtual Runs Host
    Richard Conner
    Richard is a strategic marketing pro...

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    #039 - Breanna Maurer is a mom, personal trainer, and nutrition coach that struggled with her own fitness after her second pregnancy. Breanna shares what inspired her to regain control of her health and fitness and the simple ways she integrated it back into her life.

    Topics Covered:

  • Taking care of yourself as a mom
  • Simple ways to ease back into being fit
  • Doing what is enjoyable and works for you
  • Integrating fitness into your family lif...
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    #038 - Sara McInerney Hauck, host of Facing Fear podcast, helps others face their fears while she has faced and overcomes her own. In this two-part episode, Sara shares her running journey and how she managed physical and health challenges to achieve her fitness goals.

    Topics Covered:

  • Fitness journey after an injury
  • Differences between virtual and live races
  • Experience running a virtual marathon
  • Support needed to run longer distances

  • Tod...

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    #037 - Sara McInerney Hauck, host of Facing Fear podcast, helps others face their fears while she has faced and overcomes her own. In this two-part episode, Sara shares her running journey and how she managed physical and health challenges to achieve her fitness goals.

    Topics Covered:

  • Identifying your fear and working towards overcoming it
  • Managing health challenges and to achieve your goals
  • Enjoyable aspects about running and races
  • Be...
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    #036 - Fitz Koehler brings positivity and energy to the fitness world as a fitness expert and race announcer. In this episode, Fitz shares her personal and professional fitness journey along with her fight against breast cancer.

    Topics Covered:

  • Background as a fitness expert and race announcer
  • Journey and philosophy as a runner
  • Having the right mindset while battling cancer
  • Finding your happiness personally and professional

  • Today's G...

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