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Nora Bird

Nora Bird is One to Ask “Why Not” When an Opportunity Presents Itself (Best Of)


On today’s show, we are taking a trip down memory lane to revisit my chat with Nora Bird.

Nora Bird

Nora Bird

When Nora got into running, she definitely jumped into the deep end! We talked about her foray into our sport, and how she quickly went from training for her first half marathon to running her first ultra. And in addition to quickly increasing her race distances, she did it all while life was going crazy at the same time.

We also talked about her experience running Boston in 2013 and it’s clear that those wounds are still real for her. Thankfully she wasn’t injured physically when the bombs went off, but the emotional wounds are still healing.

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Nora Bird. Read more

Sarah Lavender Smith Has Embraced Running in Every Aspect of Her Life (Best Of)


Not many runners can point to an exact date as the day that they started running.

Sarah Lavender Smith can: Monday, March 7, 1994.

And since she decided to start running with the goal to run a marathon 364 days later, she’s never looked back. She’s had success running a variety of race distances, gotten into coaching, writes about running for Trail Runner Magazine, and is a co-host on the Ultra Runner Podcast.

But the most important thing in her life is her family.

Sarah Lavender Smith and Family

Sarah Lavender Smith and Family Camping in the Grand Canyon While Rafting the Colorado River

We talked about a lot of different things during the course of our conversation, including the year that Sarah, her husband, and the kids took a year to travel around the world living as nomads. The lessons learned, the time together, and the ability to run races in different places around the world was an amazing experience.

Here are some of the other highlights of our conversation. Read more

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker has 6 Kids & Has Run Over 100 Marathons! (Best Of)


Michelle Walker is kind of a super hero.

Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker

This mother of six kids has run 115 marathons (as of our original chat in December of 2015), run a marathon on every continent, and run a sub-4 hour marathon in each of the 50 states.

Allow that to sink in for a minute.

Michelle is an incredible woman, and I really enjoyed talking with her about running and traveling. She’s done a lot of things that I hope to do as I continue on my running journey, so she’s definitely a role model of mine!

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Michelle: Read more

Greg Unger

Greg Unger Lives Life with a “Go Big or Go Home” Attitude (Best Of)


On today’s show, I’m joining a Greg Unger for a few easy miles.

Greg has an amazing story when it comes to his evolution as a runner, starting off as a very serious body builder before diving into the deep end of the running scene. And as you can see, he doesn’t exactly look like your typical marathoner/endurance athlete.

Greg Unger

Greg Unger

Greg wasn’t a runner growing up, but he definitely was into lifting weights. At some point a few years ago, he decided he wanted to drop a little bit of weight and started to dabble with running here and there.

As his health habits improved and he continued to feel better, he really got into endurance sports.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Here are some of the highlights of our conversation: Read more

Sara Welle

Sara Welle Finds Ways to Keep Running Fun! (Best Of)


Today we are traveling back in time to my chat with Sara Welle.

I loved talking with Sara back in October of 2015, and her love for every aspect of our sport is readily apparent.

If you’re looking for a light hearted and fun conversation between two runners, you are definitely in the right place. Enjoy!


A Passionate Beer Miler?

When I ask my guests about their favorite distance to race and why, easily the most common answer is the half-marathon.

Not for Sara.

Sara’s answer was the beer mile, which is awesome! 

Sara Welle Mid-Beer Mile

Sara Welle Mid-Beer Mile

If you’re unfamiliar, the beer mile starts with drinking a beer and then running a quarter mile. Then repeat. Then repeat. Then repeat. Read more