Martin Parnell Interview on the Diz Runs With Podcast

Martin Parnell Takes on Huge Quests in Order to Give Back


Martin Parnell understands that the key to making a difference in the world is to simply begin taking action. While on a 12,000 km bike trip through Africa, he was exposed to an organization that would change his life forever.

Martin Parnell Interview on the Diz Runs With Podcast

Martin Parnell

Since learning about Right to Play, and seeing the work that they do, Martin has championed the cause of spreading their message and raising funds to help grow their impact by embarking upon a series of quests that are mind-blowing in scope.

We talked about his past quests, future plans, and how sibling rivalry got him started as a runner during our chat. Read more

Giving Up Something for Lent?

What Runners Shouldn’t Give Up During Lent

Don’t look now, but Ash Wednesday is rapidly approaching. In the Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday kicks off the 40 day period of lent leading up to Easter.

I don’t know why, but there is a tradition within some denominations about giving something up during lent. I’m not completely sure why this is done, but I do know that what you give up is supposed to be something near and dear to you.

Giving Up Something for Lent?

Whether or not you feel called to give something up during lent, here is a list of 20 things that runners should never give up.

Ever. Read more

In Running and in Life, the Little Things Really Matter

Quick Tip–The Importance of Doing the Little Things

The 10,000 foot view of running is pretty simple: keep putting one foot in front of the other until you get to the finish line, then stop.

In Running and in Life, the Little Things Really Matter

But if you have goals for your running, there are many little things that you can do in order to make sure that you achieve your goals without falling apart first. Read more

Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace Has Lofty Goals for 2015 & a Plan for Success


Lauren Wallace walked onto her college track team as a sprinter, but after her freshman year and a heart to heart with her coach, she decided to transition to a middle distance runner and settled in as an 800m runner.

And the results speak for themselves.

Podcast Interview with Lauren Wallace

Lauren Wallace

After finishing her college career as an All-American, she qualified for the semi-finals at the US Championships, and now she’s setting her sights even higher: getting into a Team USA singlet.

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Is Running Bad for Your Health?

Risks to Running? Should Runners Proceed with Caution?

Did you see the headlines last week?

Could Strenuous Jogging Do More Harm Than Good?

Running Too Hard? Light Jogging Linked with Living Longer.

Want to know my first thought when I read those headlines? It’s a good thing I’m a fricking runner and not a jogger!

I'm Not a Jogger!

Image via MarbleheadMarathoner.com

Want to know my second thought? What a bunch of bullshit.

Screw the Headlines, What Do the Articles Say?

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