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Internal Benefits of Running for Paria Hassouri

Paria Hassouri Has Mostly Changed From the Inside Out Since She Started Running


Today I’m running with Paria Hassouri.

Paria Hassouri

Paria Hassouri

Paris started running just a few years ago, and on the surface things may not seem like much has changed in her time as a runner. However, below the surface, things in Paria’s life have definitely changed quite a bit.

A Late Arrival to the Running Scene

Paria has a history of riding the exercise roller coaster, where she would get serious about working out for a few weeks and then “forget about it” for a few months before the cycle would repeat. 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

Time for a Change

Sometimes, A Little Change is a Good Thing

“Progress is Impossible Without Change.”

~George Bernard Shaw

There are so many great quotes about change, and you’ know I’m a sucker for a great quote…

But this one from George Bernard Shaw really stands out to me at the moment, because it reminds me that I need to be open to change if I want to continue to see progress in the different areas of my business.

And in an effort to accelerate said progress, it’s time to make a change.

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Susie Lemmer

Susie Lemmer is Chomping at the Bit to Get Back to Running


On today’s episode of the show, I’m joining blogger and running coach Susie Lemmer for a few easy miles.

Susie Lemmer

Susie Lemmer

If you haven’t checked out her website yet, you really should head over to SuzLyfe.com and look around a little bit. Her writing is really great, and after talking with her it’s clear that the voice she uses on her website is 100% her own.

And not every blogger can say that is always the case. Believe me…

We really did have a great conversation today. She shared some great running tips, we laughed a lot, and her stories are top notch.

You’re definitely going to enjoy this one!

Here are some of the highlights from my chat with Susie Lemmer:

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Going Forward

Hey guys.

It’s been a little while. I hope this post finds y’all doing well, and that your 2014 running goals are progressing nicely.

Speaking of which, I need a reboot. Not only am I failing miserably on my 2014 running goals, but my plans for being more active on this website aren’t doing so well either. Remember my post from the beginning of the year? Here are a few of the highlights:

Run 1500 Miles

More Blog Giveaways

More Guest Posts on the Blog

More Foam Rolling/Yoga/Icing

 

About those. I’m 0-4 thus far.

And I’m not even near 1500 mile pace.

No Sense Looking Back

I may not be where I want to be in terms of this blog and growing my site. But looking back and getting upset about it won’t help me to get where I want to be.

So it’s time to look forward. And here are some things I’m seeing.

  • Regular Posts–I miss writing about running and interacting with you guys. So I’m going to commit to posting every Wednesday on here. I’d love to do more, but with how busy I am with DK FitSoltuions right now, I know I can’t commit to more. So for now, every Wednesday I’ll be posting something running related.
  • New Site Layout–I’m thinking about adding some new things here, and I’ll need more control with the layout and the functionality of the website. So sometime this summer, probably June/July, I’ll be switching some things up with the website. I’ll keep you posted as I get closer to an actual switch.
  • Podcasts–Something I’ve been doing lately at DK FitSolutions is podcasting, and I’m loving it! My show, Better Health 101, airs twice a week and I get a chance to encourage folks to take control of their health. Well, I’m having so much fun podcasting that I want to bring on to this site as well. I’m still working the details out in my head, and it will likely be a completely different format from what I’m doing now, but I’m leaning toward a July 1 launch for a running show. I’m thinking about calling it “Diz Runs With…” and interviewing different celebrity/professional runners. Think you might want to listen to something like that?
  • 2014 Mileage–I’m still shooting for 1500 miles, but I’m not going to be stupid about it. After I finish the Blue Ridge Marathon in a few weeks, I won’t have any big races on my calendar. So I’ll try and pick up some miles in May and June, but with a baby due in July, 1500 might be unattainable. I’ll keep you posted.

Well, this is my story and I’m sticking to it.

2014 has (so far) been a really good year, I just haven’t gotten as much done on here as I’d have liked. But I’m going to get back in the saddle, and you’ll be hearing from me again next week.

Good to be back, y’all.

Who Would You Like for Me to Interview on My Podcast?

I’d Love to Hear Some Suggestions!