My guest on the show today was going down a dangerous path with his health when only a few years ago he weighed 250 pounds and was living with diabetes.
Today he is an ultra runner that recently finished the Moab 240, so you could say running has literally saved his life.
I am looking forward to going a few easy miles with Steve Turner today.
My guest today, Christina K, describes herself as a daily blogger, sober runner, and mental shit stirrer.
Clearly, we will have no shortage of things to talk about today!
When Christina started running, drinking was a regular part of her regular routine.
But at a certain point, she realized the need to make a change in her lifestyle and focus more on living a healthy life.
The result: sobriety and a fondness for running.
Christina also pointed out that she doesn’t feel as though she traded one addiction (alcohol) for another (running), though she can definitely see how some could become addicted to our sport.
Today’s Episode is Sponsored By:
Preparing for Her First Marathon
Later this fall, Christina will be running her first marathon at CIM.
Training for a marathon, as anyone that has run the distance in the past is aware, has been burdensome.
But Christina feels like things have been going well and she has been dedicated to getting her miles in.
A big reason that her training has been going so well? Her husband has been more than willing to step up his parenting in order to allow her to get out for those long runs.
Running a marathon may be a solo endeavor, but it definitely helps to have some support along the way!
If you’d like to connect with Christina, head over to her blog and/or say hi to her on Twitter!
Also Mentioned in This Episode:
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
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!
Today I’m going a few easy miles with Gene, who has overcome much bigger challenges than 26.2 miles.
In his own words, Gene came into running later in life, and he definitely enjoys it.
Like many folks that have been on the show, Gene’s favorite distance to race is 13.1. One of his goals is to always be half marathon fit, which is a good place to be. Read more