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Steve Austin

Steve Austin is Running to Live and Living to Run After Surviving a Suicide Attempt


Today I’m running a few inspirational miles with coach, speaker, and fellow podcaster Steve Austin.

Steve Austin

Steve Austin

Steve has had some serious battles with depression and anxiety in his past.

After a failed suicide attempt, Steve started running. Now, 5 years later, he has devoted his life to helping bring awareness to the sport and its effects on mental health. Read more

QT: Focus on What You Can Control, Don’t Sweat the Rest


Are you a control freak?

Control Freak

Guilty?

If we are honest, there are several components of our training/racing that we have absolutely no control over, no matter how much we may try.

And for a lot of runners, control freaks or not, that can be an issue.

If you find yourself on edge leading up to a race, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath.

No matter how much you want to be in control of every facet of your race, that’s impossible. And stressing over your lack of control is only going to make the situation worse. Read more

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane Isn’t Afraid to Be Real About Running and Life


Suzy Slane is an open book.

She’s open about the good, the bad, and the ugly of daily life and running, and our chat today covers all of that and then some.

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Suzy Slane, Post Run

Running an Ultra With Nary a Clue

Suzy has fallen in love with the 50 mile distance, even though she’s only raced that distance once.

The fact that she’s only run 50 miles once (and only one other ultra distance event in general) and she loves the distance was a bit of a surprise to me, but her reasoning makes sense.

When she ran her 50 miler, Suzy finished as the 3rd female and qualified to represent Canada at the Commonwealth games.

With that type of success in a race, I can see why 50 miles has a special place in Suzy’s heart.

The other reason that she enjoyed her 50 mile race so much is the different vibe that is present in the ultra running community. Suzy felt at home with the ultra runners, whether she’s raced lots of ultras or not. Read more

Ryan Light

Ryan Light Lives With OCD and Anxiety & Found Running to Be the Best Treatment Option


Today on the show I’m joining Ryan Light for a few easy miles.

Ryan Light

Ryan Light

Ryan has almost run more races than he can count, ranging in distances from 5ks to full marathons.

But for Ryan, racing is secondary to the benefits that running has had on helping him mentally. Ryan has dealt with OCD and anxiety for most of his life, and in some of his darkest times a friend and runner (that also had issues with anxiety) suggested he try running as a way to help with the symptoms he was dealing with.

In today’s episode, Ryan talks candidly about his struggles with OCD and anxiety, how running has helped change his focus to something that is positive, and how that change of focus his literally changed his life.

He also offers some words of advice for those that may be suffering with OCD and anxiety in silence that I think all of us can use when we are dealing with the inevitable rough patches in our lives.

Here are a few of the highlights from our chat. Read more