Gretchen Schoenstein Keeps Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

Today I’m reconnecting with a woman that keeps picking up finisher’s medals, even though her doctors at one point encouraged her to give up running completely.

Gretchen Schoenstein

Gretchen Schoenstein is back for a Round 2 today, and she’s still going strong since our first chat not quite two years ago.

And if all goes to plan, by the end of 2018 she will have finished her 75th half marathon! Read more

Aaron DeBord Knows How To Master Social Media To Benefit His Running

My guest today is Aaron DeBord and we got connected via the Tailwind Trailblazer (ambassador) program.

Aaron DeBord, Racing on the Beach

Aaron is an Ambassador for a number of other companies including Boco gear, Spibelt, Soleus, and Topo.

He is a master at connecting his social media and running to tell a story.

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QT: Key Mental Lessons Learned By Way of Race Day Experiments

Last weekend, I ran my first race in quite some time.

Me and My New Bling

Depending on how you want to classify things, it had been almost a year, a year and a half, or well over two years since I ran my last race.

No matter how you slice it, I was looking forward to getting out there and pushing it a little bit for the first time (and hopefully not the only time) in 2018.

As race day was drawing closer, I started thinking about how I was going to run the race based on the loose goals that I had set for myself.

Ultimately, I decided to do try a few things that I’ve never done before on race day.

Yeah, yeah. I know you’re not supposed to do anything new on race day.

Well, I did. And what do you know?

Things couldn’t have turned out any better! Read more