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Nora Bird Wasatch

Nora Bird Continues to Fly High on the Road and the Trail


Today I’m (finally!) catching back up with Nora Bird to find out what is new in her world!

Nora Bird Vermont Buckle

Nora Bird Showing Off Her Buckle After the Vermont 100

Nora was first on the show back in episode 206. If you missed our first chat, head on over and check it out!

When we last chatted, Nora described her unlikely introduction to the sport and how she couldn’t help but dive right in.

We talked about the emotions surrounding her running in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and her entering the Leadville lottery on a whim and winning!

Since our last chat, a lot has changed for this 100-mile fanatic! Read more

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks Loves the Team Atmosphere of Running as Much as She Likes to Go Hard


Amanda Brooks is a mom, a runner, and has recently launched an app for runners.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks

Amanda started running when she was in 8th grade.  Her Industrial Arts teacher was the cross country coach and was recruiting, so she joined the team.

Then Amanda ran cross country in high school and really fell in love with the sport at that point. Read more

Krysta Gunvalson Clearly Loves Running

Krysta Gunvalson Has Built Her Life Around a Passion for Running


Krysta Gunvalson was not a runner in high school or college.

She didn’t start running until she moved to Minnesota from New York and started training for a marathon.

Krysta Gunvalson

Krysta Gunvalson, Mid Race

Krysta also started running while in the process of overcoming a ten year plus battle with an eating disorder. Running turned out to be a positive outlet for Krysta instead of a destructive one.

A Love of 26.2

When I asked Krysta what her favorite distance to race was and why, she said the marathon because it is the hardest distance to run and such a challenge for her.

Krysta’s first marathon was Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota which she has since run three times. Read more

Sara Welle

Sara Welle Finds Ways to Keep Running Fun! (Best Of)


Today we are traveling back in time to my chat with Sara Welle.

I loved talking with Sara back in October of 2015, and her love for every aspect of our sport is readily apparent.

If you’re looking for a light hearted and fun conversation between two runners, you are definitely in the right place. Enjoy!


A Passionate Beer Miler?

When I ask my guests about their favorite distance to race and why, easily the most common answer is the half-marathon.

Not for Sara.

Sara’s answer was the beer mile, which is awesome! 

Sara Welle Mid-Beer Mile

Sara Welle Mid-Beer Mile

If you’re unfamiliar, the beer mile starts with drinking a beer and then running a quarter mile. Then repeat. Then repeat. Then repeat. Read more

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Finds a Balance Between Racing and Studying


You’d be forgiven if you thought that Rebecca Tracy might be burning the candle at both ends as she chases an Olympic dream while going through the wringer called med school.

But after talking to her, I think you could make a pretty strong argument that pursuing both demanding passions actually helps her stay balanced and focused one the current task at hand.

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca Tracy Running as Part of the Oiselle Team

Rebecca’s Love of the Mile Runs Deep

Rebecca will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Trials for the 1500m distance, and her fondness for the history of racing the mile was made clear from the start. Read more