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Episode 100 of the Diz Runs With Podcast

Episode 100 of the Diz Runs With Podcast!


Today’s podcast episode is a pretty special one for me, and I think the reason is pretty obvious.

Episode 100 of the Diz Runs With podcast is a pretty big milestone for me personally and professionally as I continue to grow the blog, the podcast, and my brand.

Looking back on the first 99 episodes of the show, I’ve learned a lot of lessons specific to podcasting that also apply to many other areas of life, included running.

But by far the best part of creating this show has been the ability to connect with so many awesome runners and hearing them tell their stories about running, life, and everything in between.

Episode 100 of the Diz Runs With Podcast

So for today’s episode, I’m looking back on the previous episodes and sharing some of the different conversations that have stood out in my mind from a variety of different conversations that I’ve had with my different guests.

Highlights from Episode 100


  • Great Stories from the Trails–Mick Jurynec, Nic Welch, Sage Canaday, and Dana Anderson have all had some crazy adventures when they go off road and run on the trails.
  • Adventures Gone Wrong–Mike Wardian, Molly Huddle, and Maverick Carnegie have had some running experiences that didn’t quite go as planned, though in the end it was all good.
  • From the “You Gotta Be Kidding Me” Department–Did you know that Central Park closes? Neither did Peter Shankman.
  • Running Is Akin to the Fountain of Youth–Margaret Webb chatted with a number of world class female masters runners, and their stories show us how running and being active can dramatically slow the negative effects of aging.
  • Enough with the Status Quo–Greg Jensen was living the stereotypical American life, but he wanted more.
  • Nothing is Impossible–Ras Vaughan is fascinated with pushing the boundaries of human capability, and has a great method of breaking the seemingly impossible down into manageable chunks.

And these highlights are just the tip of the iceberg.

It’s been an honor to talk to so many amazing runners over the course of the past several months, and I look forward to talking to many more in the coming months.

I’ll start worrying about the next 100 episodes tomorrow morning. For now, I’m just enjoying the trip down memory lane and the new friends I’ve made along the way.

Thanks for joining me on the ride so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!

What Has Been the Moment/Conversation That Has Stood Out Most to You from the First 100 Episodes?


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There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!

6 Lessons Learned from Podcasting that Apply to Runners

Tomorrow, I’ll be releasing my 100th episode of the Diz Runs With podcast.

Getting to 100 is a pretty big achievement. When I started the show, I was planning on continuing to do shows for the foreseeable future but 100 episodes was still something of a mythical land that I didn’t know if I’d ever see.

Running Lessons from Podcasting

My Humble Beginning

But I made it.

During the course of recording and editing and contacting guests and responding to questions from listeners and writing show notes and doing all of the other things that are required to keep a podcast alive and kicking, I learned a few things that apply not only to podcasting but to running as well.

So on the eve of a pretty major milestone for me, I’d like to share some of the things I’ve learned with you.

Lessons Learned from Podcasting That Also Apply to Runners

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Dogs Make the Best Running Partners

Quick Tip–How to Run With Your Dog (Safely!)

I love running with my dog.

Run With Your Dog

There’s no doubt about it, at least in my mind. But it’s actually a lot harder to run with your dog than you might think (or maybe not!) so for today’s quick tip I want to share a few things I’ve learned about dog/human running to make it an enjoyable experience for you AND your dog!

Things To Remember When You Run With Your Dog

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Amy Pope Fitzgerald

Amy Pope Fitzgerald Won’t Let Lyme Disease Keep Her Down


Amy Pope Fitzgerald is a busy woman, but she manages to find ways to run even with everything else going on in her life.

Amy Pope Fitzgerald

Amy Pope Fitzgerald

She didn’t start running longer distances until she was 40 and after dealing with the painful effects of Lyme Disease. But since taking up the sport she has made up for lost time.

She now views running as an antibiotic of sorts, and has no plans of slowing down any time soon. We covered a variety of topics on our conversation today, and here are some of the highlights of our chat.

  • Her body’s ability to bounce back from long runs
  • Her first experience with running an ultra distance race
  • The importance of a good crew for an ultra, especially your first one!
  • Running a long race with mostly cross training in preparation
  • The impact that Lyme Disease has had on her life
  • What to do if you have some of the symptoms of Lyme Disease, even if you test negative
  • Her experiences running the Dopey Challenge each of the past 2 years

If you want to connect with Amy, check out her blog, follow her Facebook Page, follow her on twitter and instagram. And if you want to contribute to her efforts to help defeat Lyme Disease, you can contribute to that as well.


Subscribe to the Show

Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs With podcast by subscribing to the show, and for my fellow Apple fans out there, it’s never been easier now that the podcast app is native on the new operating system.

iPhone/iPod/iPad users click here.

Android users click here.

SoundCloud users click here.

Please Give Me Some Feedback!

Take the 6 question listener survey to help me shape the future of this podcast.

Interested in the 2015 Virtual Running Summit?

Please visit the summit page so I can share updates and information with you.

Join Me on a Live Webinar

Sign up/get more details by clicking here.

Register for a Free Race Training Plan

Every month, I’m giving away a free training plan for the race of your choice. For details/information, and to sign up, just click here.

Join The Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe!

Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else.

The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else.

If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!

Lessons I Learned After My First Marathon-A Guest Post

Earlier this week, one of the members of our Facebook “Tribe” shared some of his thoughts after completing his first marathon recently.

I loved his post, and asked him if I could share it here, because I think there are plenty of valuable takeaways for anyone running their first half or full marathon.

So, here are Stephen’s takeaways after his first foray into the land of 26.2.

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