Stories from the Run

Stories from the Run

Every runner has a story, whether it’s about overcoming obstacles, breaking through challenges and barriers, humorous events, and sometimes embarrassing circumstances. Stories From the Run is a storytelling community and podcast focused on conversations with runners of all calibers about their adventures on the road or trails. www.storiesfromtherun.com

Episodes

May 20, 2021 50 min
We have a some very special guests for you today and we’re going to talk about Racing Across America, overcoming obstacles, The Speed Project, Running For Charity, Cheetos… and a few other things along the way. So, as we like to say… Let’s get to it! Farrah Carbonell - Insta: @far.rah @24x7movement Laura Barnard - Insta: @muuvbikes www.storiesfromtherun.com
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We welcome Tara Mardigan who shares some amazing stories of accidentally PR'ing a Half, slipping on a banana during the NYC Marathon, and running the Boston marathon as support for a Stage IV neck and cancer patient. Oh yeah, we talk about nutrition too. There's a lot going on here, kick back and enjoy! Follow Tara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/theplatecoach/ and her running club Bed-Stuy Flyers: https://www.bedstuyflye...
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May 18, 2020 4 min
Mariya started running after having back to back pregnancies and wanting to feel physically stronger. She's come a long way and continues to push herself to run faster, longer and to continue to set an example for her two daughters.
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Todd Aydelotte is considered a ‘Historical Runner’ where he runs ultra-marathons that follow the paths of historical people. During the quarantine he took on the challenge of running over 1,000 laps in this apartment to help raise money for the Bowery Mission, who are helping people receive food and help, especially in this time of crisis. Please consider supporting the Bowery Mission through Todd’s fundraising page. https://my.b...
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I hope everyone is staying healthy and sound. This episode was record at the beginning of February and our guest takes a Buddhist-based approach to cultivate mindfulness through the practice of running - which included falling asleep during an ultra-marathon. You might want to check out his site and his meditations especially during these times to help you focus on what’s important and feel more at ease. We're gonna call thi...
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In today's episode we have Rita, a 49-year-old from Canada. After a lifetime of struggling with weight, she decided to make a change. This led to her first run, her first 5k and she's not done. Stories From the Start is a new segment on the SFTR Podcast featuring Brittany Lee, who runs the Stories from the Start blog. What you'll hear is Brittany narrating inspiring stories submitted by runners from their starting line...
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This was recorded in February so the timeline of training and races might sound off due to the current state of the world. Also, do NOT listen to any advice during this episode - you’ll hear why soon enough. Our next guest has broken his leg and needed a titanium plate put in after breaking his arm during an obstacle race He’s the bionic man and his story is going to inspire you on how to push through even the most challenging of...
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Did you know a Half Marathon was 13.1 miles? Our next guest has a great story about signing up for one without knowing that. It’s kinda like one of those 5k marathons non-runners talk about. Also, due to having to deal with diabetes, he makes his own energy fuel, and shares why community is important. We gonna call this one #negativesplits #community.
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What are you passionate about? Today, we have an immigrant, scientist, mother of 3, and an athlete that is doing so many admirable things to empower people to seek fitness and helping to find a voice to fight for a better world through running. Her story is very topical to what’s going on right now regarding healthcare access and the issues she’s had to deal with in her running career and how she inspires people to live life witho...
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Some people sign up for a marathon in another country just to have an excuse to go on vacation, but what about making your vacation a 27-day, 300-mile tour? In today’s episode, we have a man who was so Inspired by Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 52 days around the UK, he put together a self-supported running tour through four different countries. We gonna call this one #forrestgump #chooseyouradventure
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In today's episode we have Matt. A 30-year-old from Maryland who in an attempt to find himself, also found running. Stories From the Start is a new segment featuring Brittany Lee, who runs the Stories from the Start blog. What you'll hear is Brittany narrating inspiring stories submitted by runners from their starting line. What were they feeling? Why did they choose now? How did they know it was time? What happened in the...
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We have some exciting news to share about a new show on the Stories from the Run Podcast! Joining us for a second time is Brittany Lee to discuss a new show on the SFTR podcast. In her original episode, we talked about her blog called Stories from the Start and decided that we should mix the peanut butter with the chocolate and join forces to share even more inspirational stories. Take a listen to hear what's to come...we th...
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If you’ve ever trained with a coach, you know that they can have a big impact on you in a good way and a bad way. If you’re wondering what’s it like running with a foreign being growing inside you our guest is going to fill you in. We have a truly amazing woman who is a High School teacher and Cross-country coach who's already inspiring the next generation of runners and empowering women through fitness. She’s also going to te...
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In today 's episode we have a truly amazing badass, Brittany Lee, who has the courage to discuss the struggle that it takes to get yourself to the start of something new and turn your life around. From overcoming an eating disorder, to reevaluating your life so you can be a positive role-model for your child., this one is truly inspirational. We're gonna call it #storiesfromthestart #noexcuses... Let’s get to it. Apply to...
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Have you ever woken up and thought, hey, I’ve never run an ultramarathon, how about I sign up for a multi-stage ultra in the Australian Outback? What could go wrong? If you want to know what not to do, our next guest is your man. He also won the 6-stage Atacama Crossing in Chile, so he kinda knows what to do as well. I haven’t laughed this much during a taping. Maybe it was the cold and flu medicine, or maybe there were some gems ...
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What made you start running? I’ll bet it probably wasn’t the same reason as our next guest, Ben Chan, who got into running for quite possibly the most humane reason. Now, he runs ultras and shares some of his lessons learned like, why you shouldn't go to the bathroom in a thorn bush. If you’re in New York City, you’ve probably seen him around in the cold only wearing his leopard print shorts. Speaking of cold, I have a nasty o...
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Have you ever felt like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Do you have doubts about your running ability? In today’s episode, we have Kaitlyn DiBello and she is going to tell you how she overcame her demons to prove that no matter where you come from - with hard work and love you can achieve anything We call this one # confidence # crushing goals. Let’s get to it. Apply to be a guest: https://www.storiesfromtherun.c...
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Were you the last to be picked in gym class, convinced you would never be a runner? Did you start running later in life then decide to run a marathon while trying to make time for training, work, and two children? Today, we have Robin Lester Kenton and she is going to tell you how she went from zero to marathon in 3 years while juggling family, work, and training. We call this one #balance #perseverance. IG & FB: storiesfrom...
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Have you ever felt like you’re not really a runner, or you don’t have a stereotypical runner’s body or talent? Do you feel that being a back-of-the-pack runner makes you less of a quote-unquote runner? In today’s episode, we have Lara Gonzalez who has completed over 182 marathons & ultra-marathons and she is going to change the way you think about yourself as a runner. We call this one #persistency #breaking stereotypes. Fol...
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Have you ever struggled to hit a particular race goal, sometimes even for years? Have you been frustrated by injury or setbacks and couldn’t quite close the deal time after time? In today’s episode, we have Jennifer Herr and she is going to tell you how she overcame these challenges to crush her goal of a sub-4 marathon. We call this one # determination # redemption. Apply to be a guest: https://www.storiesfromtherun.com Follow...
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