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Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald is Packing Her Bags For a Life in Egypt


Today I’m going a few easy miles with a runner that has had a pretty dramatic change in her life in the past few months.

Julie McDonald and her husband moved–not across town or across the country, but across the ocean to a new continent!

Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald, Not in Egypt! #greenthings

Egypt is now the place that they call home, and the transition has been an experience, to say the least.

New Found Passion

Julie disliked running early in life.

The mile run at school often turned into “sick days” for her.

Julie’s first race was sort of a surprise from her husband looking for something to do as a couple.

Before she knew it, the love of the run started to show. She moved up from running 5ks to 10ks, and Julie ran her first marathon at 41!

Julie McDonald Running

Julie McDonald Running

Running in Egypt is JUST A BIT different than running here in the States. Click To Tweet

Egyptian Difficulties

Julie was a bit surprised at how much she struggled to adapt to running in Egypt.

Not only is it hard to find a safe place to run, the weather, sand, and even the animals have become issues.

Now that Julie and her husband have settled into their housing compound, Julie is starting to get a bit more comfortable running in her new home.

The thought of starting a running group has even crossed her mind once or twice.

If nothing else, that would give her some more people to run with on occasion!


Want to follow Julie? Check out her Twitter and keep up with her life in Egypt!

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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!

Kyle Pietari

Kyle Pietari Finds the Time to Train and Be Among the Best of the Best


Today I’m running a few easy miles with an athlete that knows how to balance competing at the highest level and a very busy life.

Kyle Pietari

Kyle Pietari

Kyle Pietari is an ultra runner that is no stranger to the podium.

He is also a lawyer, husband, and father of three young kids, so saying he is busy in all areas of life may be a bit of an understatement! Read more

Teresa DeMers

The Biggest Competition for Teresa DeMers is Herself


Today I’m running a few easy miles with an athlete that is no stranger to the show.

Teresa DeMers, also known as Pumpkin, was on the show nearly 100 episodes ago for the Salty Running Extravaganza.

Teresa DeMers

Teresa DeMers

Teresa is now here for her own episode, and I think that this is going to be a fun one. Read more

Steph Whitmore has Turned a Hobby into an Unbelievable Lifestyle.


Today I am excited to be logging a few easy miles with a runner that has definitely been bitten hard by the endurance sports bug.

Steph Whitmore

Steph Whitmore has definitely turned the hobby of ultra running into a lifestyle.

”I’m Addicted Now”

Steph was an athlete throughout her early life but always had a negative opinion of running.

It wasn’t until she won the first 5k she had ever entered that Steph’s idea of the sport started to change.

Moving from long distance to even longer distance, Steph became hooked on racing.

She completed her first Ironman in less than 12 hours, and she felt like she could have done another one that day. It was at that moment when Steph became intrigued with the potential of the human body.


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Getting Her Fix

Living in Iowa presents a unique challenge to a runner that loves running hills and steep inclines.

In order to get her fix of inclines and mountains, Steph regularly travels to locales with a substantial change in elevation. When she can’t get out of Iowa, she just hits the treadmill and cranks up the incline.

Seeing the sights, however, is not the driving factor for Steph’s fascination with the mountains. She loves the strategy and difficulty that comes with running at elevation.

That same love for a challenge has pushed Steph to constantly test her limits by progressing her distance at an almost ridiculous pace.

Steph Whitmore, Good to Go!

Questioning your potential unlocks your potential? #ultrachat #runchat #deepthoughts Click To Tweet

Thinking Outside of Your Box

Steph attributes her success to her ability to continuously adapt and become a student of life.

“The geek” in Steph has led her to research more into self-exploration, which includes reading books by Tesla, Hawking, and Einstein.

The questions they ask force you to question and consider your potential. And that leads to unlocking yourself because of your introspection.

Nutrition is Key

Nutrition is very important when it comes to running your best race.

Running is a lifestyle, and that includes your daily diet. Only eating healthy on race day is not going to help you as much as regularly eating healthy foods.

Steph believes that you should “look at food as fuel and not as entertainment”. Once you grasp this concept, your outlook on food completely changes.


Check out Steph’s writing on her website, and connect with her on Social Media in the following places:

As Always, I’d Love to Know What Stood Out to You From this Episode! Let Me Know Your Takeaway in the Comments Below!

 Want to Support the Continued Growth & Production of the Show?

Check out the support page for ideas and suggestions of ways you can help me grow the show. And remember, not all support involves money. Some of the best ways you can show your support are 100% free.

Subscribe to the Show

Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs Radio 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.

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!

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