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An Epic Cory Reese Selfie

Cory Reese DNFd His First Few Marathons, Now 26.2 is Just a Warm Up


On today’s episode of the show, I’m going a few miles with fellow Altra Ambassador Cory Reese. 

I first “met” Cory in the Altra Ambassador FB group page, and the first thing that “jumped” out at me was his epic running selfies.

Exhibit A:

An Epic Cory Reese Selfie

An Epic Cory Reese Selfie

A Bumpy Start to Distance Running

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Sarah Lavender Smith Has Completely Embraced Running in Every Aspect of Her Life


Not many runners can point to an exact date as the day that they started running.

Sarah Lavender Smith can: Monday, March 7, 1994.

And since she decided to start running with the goal to run a marathon 364 days later, she’s never looked back. She’s had success running a variety of race distances, gotten into coaching, writes about running for Trail Runner Magazine, and is a co-host on the Ultra Runner Podcast.

But the most important thing in her life is her family.

Sarah Lavender Smith and Family

Sarah Lavender Smith and Family Camping in the Grand Canyon While Rafting the Colorado River

We talked about a lot of different things during the course of our conversation, including the year that Sarah, her husband, and the kids took a year to travel around the world living as nomads. The lessons learned, the time together, and the ability to run races in different places around the world was an amazing experience.

Here are some of the other highlights of our conversation. Read more

Diz Runs With… Liza Howard


Stopping to pump breast milk while running (and winning!) an ultra marathon is just another day at the office for Liza Howard. I joined Liza for a few easy miles recently, and we had a pretty awesome conversation.

Liza Howard

Liza Howard-san?

 

Liza and I talked about running, of course, but as we both have young kids family and parenthood stories were topics we transitioned into as well. Liza got started in running ultra marathons basically because of the peer pressure of hanging out with other ultra runners and just getting talked into running longer and longer distances. And like I always say, peer pressure is no fun until you give in! 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