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Tom Leddy

Tom Leddy Started Running to Impress His Boss–Seriously!


Tom Leddy is someone that I can learn quite a bit from in my pursuit of some of my bigger running (and non-running) goals.

Tom Leddy

Tom Leddy

Tom got into running in one of the most unique ways I’ve ever heard: to impress his boss!

Tom’s boss was a runner, and he was invited to join the boss for a few miles at lunchtime. Tom accepted, and it didn’t take long for him to feel worn out. But he stuck with it, and soon he was hooked.

Racing and Traveling

Tom has some big goals in terms of running and racing, including running a half in all 50 states and running a marathon on each continent. Read more

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race? Three Tips to Make Your Trip More Comfortable

When I put together Friday’s quick tip about the issues a runner faces when making a long trip right before the race, I was planning on today’s post being the natural follow up–things to do when you’re traveling after a race, either by car or by plane.

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race?

I’m still going to do that post today, but it’s not nearly as topical as I’d planned.

(If you’re not following me on Social Media, you may have missed the announcement that I wasn’t able to make it out to California to speak and run the Running with the Bears marathon. I’ll share the details of the disappointment later this week.)

So instead of dealing with the post-marathon aches and pains I was expecting to face today, I’m writing this post based on past experience.

Jumping in a plane less than 8 hours after running 26.2 is something I’ve done before (twice, actually), and I’ve also taken an 8+ hour car ride right after a race.

So if you’re facing a trip shortly after a half/full marathon finish, here are a few things you can do to make your trip home as comfortable as possible.  Read more

Quick Tip–A Long Trip Before a Big Race

This morning, I’m jumping in an airplane and heading to the left coast to run a marathon tomorrow.

I’m stoked for the trip for two big reasons: I’m knocking another state off of my list on my Quest to 50 and I’m speaking at the pre-race event the night before the race.

The only real downside to the trip is that I’m literally flying in, speaking, running, going to bed, and flying home.

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While I would much rather spend some time in California before/after the race, it’s just not in the cards this time.

Sadly, just about every state I’ve raced in (except for Florida) has involved a quick visit. If you ever find yourself traveling for a race, whether you’ve got aspirations of running in all 50 states or not, here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way to make the race as good as possible if you don’t have much time between the road trip/flight and the starting gun. Read more

Pablo Rodriguez, and visitors during a Running Costa Brava tour.

Pablo Rodriguez: The Man Behind Running Costa Brava


Since I started running regularly, one of my favorite things to do when visiting a new place is to take a self-guided running tour of the area. On today’s run, I’m joining Pablo Rodriguez who is the founder of Running Costa Brava, which takes runner’s on tours of one of the most beautiful parts of the world, Costa Brava, Spain.

Pablo Rodriguez, and visitors during a Running Costa Brava tour.

Pablo Rodriguez of Running Costa Brava (center, blue shirt)

Our conversation was amazing, and Pablo was able to really paint a beautiful picture of what you will experience running along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Read more

Diz Runs With… Ken Weary


On today’s show, I’m running with Ken Weary. Ken and his wife took a run-cation of a lifetime to Guatemala as part of the Mayan Running Adventures, and decided they’d like to experience Guatemala for more than just a week.

Ken Weary and his Family

Ken Weary and Family

After returning home, Ken and his wife spent about 6 months researching and planning, and decided they could pack up their kids and head to Guatemala. Read more