Sean Johnson Juggles Work, Family, Running, and Podcasting


Sean Johnson recently finished his first marathon, and definitely sees the race as a learning experience.

Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson Goofing With His Family

In addition to being a runner, Sean is a family man (which you can tell from the photo above) and one of the hosts of The Average Runner Podcast.

Sean deals with many of the same struggles that I deal with, and I know a lot of others do as well, with balancing work demands, family time, and still trying time to do some running on a consistent basis. Yet after seeing the benefits (physical, mental, and otherwise) and realizing that running has changed his life for the better, it’s no surprise that he’s hooked.

We covered a lot of ground on our run today, and here are some of the highlights of our chat:

  • Reflecting on running his first full marathon just a few days after the event
  • The emotional lift of seeing his family on the course, and the wave of emotions upon finishing the race
  • How regular running benefits many other areas of life
  • His motivation for running has evolved since he started
  • The Average Runner Podcast
  • The power of the running community
  • Learning to run smarter in training to avoid breaking down physically
  • Getting used to calling himself a runner
  • Sean’s other podcast, Throwback Reviews and the Throwback Network

If you’d like to connect with Sean, you can find him on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. And you can find out more about his podcasts (The Average Runner Podcast and Throwback Reviews)


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