November Project, Co-Founded by Brogan Graham

Brogan Graham Helped Spark a Movement That is Spreading World Wide

Today I’m going a few easy miles with November Project co-founder Brogan Graham.

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This chat was all over the place, starting off with a disclaimer about weed whackers and the pop of a La Croix can.

But we found our groove before too long, I promise!

Brogan Graham: Marathon Crasher

Brogan definitely grew up as an athlete.

He had the goal of becoming a professional basketball player in his younger days, but his senior year of high school he stopped playing basketball and started rowing competitively. That switch in sports earned him a scholarship to row collegiately at Northeastern, which was quite fortuitous.

While Brogan was in college, he worked part time for a moving company that does a lot of moving of barricades and bleachers and whatever else for the Boston Marathon. The moving company received a few bibs for folks that might be interested in running the race (without having to qualify), and Brogan got one of those bibs and ran his first marathon as the Boston Marathon.

Once he got to the starting area in Hopkinton, he realized that he basically crashed the party by running a race that he wasn’t “invited” to.

He has run Boston a couple of other times, by qualifying, so he has seen Boston from a couple of different perspectives.

November Project

The seeds of the November Project were planted when Brogan and Bojan made a bet with each other to find out whether they could work out each morning for a month outside no matter what the weather did.

Little did they know, that bet would propel a movement.

November Project, Co-Founded by Brogan Graham

Talking with Brogan, you can hear the passion for November Project in his voice. We talked a lot about some of the early days of the November Project, and how it provides something for everyone no matter their fitness level.

We also talked about how November Project helped with the healing process after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

Why Runners Should Consider Working Out with November Project

There is no question in my mind that cross training is beneficial to runners.

Look at any of the best runners in the world, whether they are running long distances or not, they do much more than just run.

Yet many of us recreational runners look at their weekly mileage figures and think that is what we need to emulate in order to reach our running goals.

Brogan points out, and I agree with him completely, that we will actually perform better (and probably have more fun) if we make sure to do some other training besides running.

'Athletes do well at marathons.' Wise words from @nov_project co-founder Brogan Graham. #runchat Click To Tweet

It All Comes Back to One Word: Community

In our fast paced world, we loose sight of the fact that we as people need to be around each other.

And that sense of community is something that is central to November Project.

It’s one thing to connect with people online/via social media, but there is nothing like a hug to instill that community.

That is what November Project really does, it brings people together and builds community.

And in this fast paced world in which we live, that is something that we need more of.

The November Project Book

The November Project Book

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If you want to learn more about the November Project, check out the website and connect with November Project on Twitter and/or Instagram.

You can also buy the November Project book, if you’re so inclined!

To connect with Brogan, find him on Twitter and/or Instagram.

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Jonathan Levitt

Jonathan Levitt is Back & Talking About the Benefits of Knowing Yourself

Today I’m going for a round two with Jonathan Levitt, who made his initial appearance on the back in Episode 24.

Jonathan Levitt

Jonathan Levitt

Since our first run together (over 200 episodes ago!), plenty has changed in Jonathan’s life while plenty has stayed the same.

His answer to the “What is your favorite distance to race and why?” question was almost exactly the same as it was a couple of years ago! When I added a little twist to the question, which I’ve done for most folks that have come back on to the show for a second time, his answer was a bit surprising. (To me at least!) Read more