Today I am going a few easy miles with Brodie Sharpe, the creator and host of the podcast, “Everyday Running Legends.”
In the relatively short period Brodie has been running he has seen several finish lines, but has also dealt with some injuries along the way.
As a runner in Australia there are differences, but as I found out and suspected, the running culture knows no bounds.
Growing up Brodie never considered himself a runner and primarily focused on basketball.
As an adult his activity level decreased and as a result he gained some weight.
The tipping point came when Brodie traveled across the world for 6 months and upon his return he was unhappy with the way he felt.
At the suggestion of his sister, Brodie signed up for a half marathon which he completed only 5 months after he began running.
It wasn’t long after when Brodie signed up and completed his first full marathon.
Training for a marathon was not without some injuries along the way.
Brodie learned the hard way that to keep injuries at bay he had to slow down in training and include more cross training.
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Since becoming a runner, Brodie has experienced the vicious cycle of running hard, getting injured, and being forced to slow down or rest.
Dealing with injuries ranging from patellar ligament, hamstrings, and heel pain to name a few have forced Brodie to train smarter.
As a way to combat injuries and to keep challenging himself, Brodie began competing in triathlons as well as doing trail races.
The variety in surfaces and activities are better on the body than constantly doing one monotonous movement.
While Brodie still enjoys road racing, he has also gravitated towards the trails.
The one noticeable difference between Australia and the U.S. are the aid stations.
The U.S. offers a much larger and diverse spread then what Brodie is used to.
The trail community, whether is be in the U.S. or Australia, are some of the most welcoming people he has ever met.
A fellow runner is typically friendly regardless of the country of origin.
Everyday Running Legends
Earlier this year Brodie launched his podcast, “Everyday Running Legends.”
This is his first foray into the podcast world.
A physical therapist by day, he found himself excited to talk all things running when a fellow runner walked into his clinic.
His passion prompted him to begin the Facebook Group, The Voice Of Melbourne Runners.
It was through this group that people started suggesting Brodie start his own podcast.
With that his podcast was born and the momentum hasn’t slowed.
Brodie was surprised with how quickly he was able to secure interviews with interesting and quality guests.
Running as a whole is able to satisfy some of the most basic aspects of life.
Between his podcast along with his personal running, Brodie fulfills his need to get out into nature and maintain a sense of community.
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