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Maybe Running Will Help?

Maybe Running Will Help?

By Nicky Tamberrino

How can we use running as the foundation for positive life experiences? What are the benefits of running that have nothing to do with performance? Who are your peers in the community, and how do they use running to thrive? RRCA Certified Running Coach and personal development enthusiast, Nicky Tamberrino, explores what it means to be a runner and how it helps to transform our mind.
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MRWH: Back on My Feet and Beyond, Anne Mahlum
MRWH: Back on My Feet and Beyond, Anne Mahlum
How well do you know the founder of Back on My Feet? Anne Mahlum is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, athlete, and one of the most sought-after keynote speakers to inspire, empower, and motivate audiences by promoting self-satisfaction and encouraging personal growth. Her vision has not wavered over the years. Anne Mahlum wants to help as many people as possible create the strongest versions of themselves. During this conversation, we take an in-depth look at the non-profit organization Anne founded that uses running to help people learn how to change the way they see themselves. We will also explore her most recent ventures including Solid Core and going alcohol-free. Anne has created her own path to success by putting one foot in front of the other and showing others that confidence and courage is all about showing up when it's not easy! Oh. And by the way, she has completed 11 marathons and has done one on every continent including Antarctica... Learn more about Anne at https://www.annemahlum.com
01:03:19
November 10, 2022
MRWH: David Slomkowski, Born With Wings
MRWH: David Slomkowski, Born With Wings
Our guest today is David Slomkowski, the founder and executive director of Athletes Serving Athletes. An organization dedicated to elevating the quality of life for individuals with limited mobility by empowering them to train for and participate in mainstream running events. Sports have had a long history in David’s life from his success as a collegiate athlete to their transformative role in his life through adulthood. He credits his purposefully driven life to a "gift of desperation" - a powerful take on using life's struggles and our past as an opportunity to help others. This episode highlights an organization that not only serves individuals but our entire community by reminding us that there are angels on earth. Resources: For more on ASA and how to get involved go to asa.run The information contained in the episode on Team Hoyt was sourced here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Hoyt
01:09:37
October 29, 2022
MRWH: Kate Fletcher Runs Home
MRWH: Kate Fletcher Runs Home
This episode is about a community that gave one very special teacher a place to call home and meaningful life through our sport. Kate Fletcher and her Lion Pride Scholarship run have been covered extensively by the media but during our conversation, Kate shares a part of her story for the first time. Listen in as we learn why helping students see their potential is really so important to Kate and how her Louisa County family recently showed her the love and support she always deserved. For more information and to support the Lion Pride Run: Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kate039s-lion-pride-run GoFundMe Heroes Video: https://www.gofundme.com/c/heroes/kates-run New York Times Feature: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/style/why-do-i-cry-so-much.html
58:21
October 07, 2022
MRWH: Greg Weber, Good is the New Cool!
MRWH: Greg Weber, Good is the New Cool!
Behind the scenes of racing events and the communities who support them :) Check out this episode for an inside look at what goes into our favorite events. This is a perspective we all need to hear! We truly have the best community around, and I have no doubt you'll be inspired to cross the finish after exploring the how and the why behind our sport. When does planning start? How did covid impact races? What do race directors do about cheating? How is the community involved and does the race impact the people along the course? What are the biggest concerns for RD's? Weather complications, and how do they prepare for hazardous conditions? What are the rules and why are those rules important? Our guest today is Greg Weber, the RD for the Buffalo marathon. In this episode,  we'll also talk about the tragic shooting at the Tops grocery store in Buffalo days before the marathon and how the community came together to support each other on race day. A special thanks to Greg and all the passionate volunteers who keep us coming back together. This episode is proof that good is the new cool! For more info on the Buffalo Marathon and to sign up go to: https://buffalomarathon.org/
01:32:59
September 16, 2022
MRWH: Dr. Aaron Baggish, Listen to Your Heart
MRWH: Dr. Aaron Baggish, Listen to Your Heart
Dr. Aaron Baggish is the Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center. In addition to the numerous athletic organizations he serves as team cardiologist and physician, he is also medical director for the BAA Boston Marathon. In 2018, Aaron presented on the topic “Is Too Much Endurance Exercise Bad for Your Heart” It was my discovery of this presentation on YouTube that prompted me to reach out to Dr. Baggish. We will address the following questions: Is Too Much Endurance Exercise Bad for your Heart” What's the latest on getting back to running after covid? Is Alcohol that bad? When is your heart rate too low? What are the biggest medical concerns during and after a marathon? What does running a marathon actually do to our body? Resources: Aaron Baggish, MD, Is Too Much Endurance Exercise Bad for your Heart  Referenced Articles: One running shoe in the grave: too much exercise Run for your life - at a comfortable speed and not too much Impact of Excessive Endurance Exercise on the Heart
44:32
August 12, 2022
MRWH: Dr. Dan DPT, Runners Are an Interesting Breed
MRWH: Dr. Dan DPT, Runners Are an Interesting Breed
Who is Dr. Dan Ginader and how did he become the most popular PT on the net? What is "runners itch" and what causes RLS (restless leg syndrome)? Dan Ginader is a doctor of physical therapy, and he has gained a very large following on social media with his educational yet entertaining content. He has found a way to connect with people and make complicated medical concepts fun to learn about. Join us for this episode as we explore the best and worst advice for runners - and learn what one question NOT to ask him! More about him at this link: https://beacons.ai/dr.dan_dpt
01:06:33
July 22, 2022
MRWH: Steve Magness, Let Go & Get It
MRWH: Steve Magness, Let Go & Get It
The secret of toughness might be as simple as letting it go. As a performance expert, executive coach and co-author of Peak Performance Steve Magness is passionate about what really works. He helps those dedicated to personal growth make sense of the science behind success and fulfillment. He doesn’t believe in “hacks” and uses his platforms to educate and not sell simple solutions. His latest book “Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness” was released just a few weeks ago! Today we discuss Steve’s radical rethinking of how we perceive toughness and what it means to achieve our high ambitions in the face of hard things. Join us as we explore going for it by letting go and getting out of our own way. http://www.stevemagness.com
56:19
July 09, 2022
MRWH: Fitz Koehler, Fit to Fight
MRWH: Fitz Koehler, Fit to Fight
"Prepare your body to fight today" - Fitz Koehler In Buffalo New York a few weeks ago, I was introduced to one of the most vibrant spirits I’ve ever encountered - charging me and thousands of runners and spectators with her self-proclaimed “noise” throughout the weekend. Our guest today, Fitz Koehler, is proof that energy and attitude are gifts we can share with others. She specializes in fitness education and has turned her passion for life into a career helping others get excited about movement. In addition to being a speaker, author, and professional race announcer, Fitz is an active mother, supporting wife, and a cancer survivor. Her book, "My Noisy Cancer Comeback", is a story of grit and determination inspiring hope to anyone needing a push to be strong and fight for their life. You can learn more about her and order her book at https://www.fitzness.com For more information on the Impact of Attitudes and Feelings on Cancer go to https://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after-treatment/coping/attitudes-and-feelings-about-cancer.html To learn more about Heat Exhaustion described in the intro check into the following link: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/exerciserelated-heat-exhaustion
52:56
June 24, 2022
MRWH: Doing Less…100 Miles at a Time
MRWH: Doing Less…100 Miles at a Time
Meg Landymore is on a mission to do less and live more. She is passionate about her role as a mom, and devoted to self-care and serving others through running. She is used to living life in the fast lane and rather than blame her anxiety for holding her back, she credits it for her ability to get things done. She gets down and dirty often as an extreme ultra runner but in this episode, she shows her true grit by exposing the mental health challenges and disordered behaviors she has battled from childhood. I'm honored she took this opportunity to share her story with us. Join me as we embark on this inspiring trek through Meg's life as a Military Veteran, Mom, Extreme Ultra Marathoner, and Entrepreneur who is trying to do less …100 miles at a time.  Resources:  S.C.A.R https://fatmap.com/routeid/2763774/s.c.a.r.-(smokies-challenge-adventure-run)  Eating disorders and headache: coincidence or consequence? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18545904/  The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit https://a.co/d/hgUanoN
50:10
June 18, 2022
MRWH: Growing Up FAST, Cole Cosgrove
MRWH: Growing Up FAST, Cole Cosgrove
At 13, Cole Cosgrove is the youngest guest we’ve ever had on the show. His coach, Sam Lomax, raves on social media that he is the next super star. Cole consistently places first in his age group but what got my attention was his presence among the running community. The mutual respect between him and the other athletes. The respect reserved for those of us who always take our next best step. The respect shared between runners of every age. He is proof that sport is the true equalizer and racing is where we meet on common ground. On this episode we talk to him and his parents, Matthew and Kara Cosgrove, about running and learn what drives Cole's passion for excellence at such a young age. Resources: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/born-to-run-how-young-is-too-young-to-run-a-race/ https://www.runandbecome.com/running-training-advice/running-for-children-benefits-and-tips
34:15
June 04, 2022
MRWH: TRAUMA, Running is NOT a Replacement for Therapy
MRWH: TRAUMA, Running is NOT a Replacement for Therapy
In this episode, we're talking to Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Ilene Smith! Somatic Healing provides the foundation to help resolve trauma symptoms and relieve chronic stress and pain in the body. Through her work, Ilene is able to support the body tissue memory and nervous system to create synergy between the body and mind. Ilene’s book, Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality, helps the reader develop a new relationship with their history and understand the importance of bringing the body into the healing process when trying to resolve issues related to trauma. The intention of this conversation is to better understand our relationship to running and if it indicates a need for somatic healing. This is a fascinating listen for runners, and anyone who knows something in their life doesn't feel right, feels disconnected from their experiences, or like they don't feel anything at times. We also touch on the link between eating disorders and trauma. Her book is hard to put down if you're a trauma survivor, or have ever struggled with an eating disorder, or a disordered relationship to exercise. Find out more on her website at: https://ilenesmith.com/ Resources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-guest-room/201603/running-through-trauma
33:57
May 21, 2022
MRWH: Linking Success and Endurance Sports
MRWH: Linking Success and Endurance Sports
Does running inspire success or are people who are successful drawn to endurance sports? According to an essay he wrote for his fellowship for sports medicine, running is what made Eric Thomson a doctor. It's no surprise that pushing ourselves to extreme limits makes other goals in our life seem reachable. In this episode, Dr. Thomson and I talk about his adventurist past including his time as a wild land firefighter and as a navy hospital corpsman. Listen as we explore the link between success and running through one man's journey to peak personhood. Resources:  Eric M. Thomson, MD https://www.inova.org/doctors/eric-m-thomson-md  https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/running-and-the-science-of-mental-toughness/  https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/motivate-me/110016377/what-motivates-so-many-middleaged-people-to-take-up-endurance-sports  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4769436/Why-wealthy-people-love-masochism-endurance-sports.html  https://triathlonmagazine.ca/racing/why-did-one-in-five-people-drop-out-of-the-ironman-world-championship-st-george/  https://www.outsideonline.com/health/running/culture-running/people/tommy-rivs-cancer-free-boston-marathon/  Book Suggestion:  Michael D'Auleri-  Mindful Ultramarathon Running
46:37
May 13, 2022
MRWH: Amby Burfoot, When Runners Grow Up
MRWH: Amby Burfoot, When Runners Grow Up
Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon, was a long time editor for Runners World Magazine, and has authored several running books but his proudest running accomplishment is that he has run the same Thanksgiving Day 5 mile road race 59 years in a row. To Amby, it's about sticking with the things we have pursued. He values persistence and fortitude, and believes being a champion is more about feats of endurance than breaking the tape. HE may not know what he wants to be when he grows up, but I think it's pretty clear to the rest of us that his fate is sealed as THE icon for longevity in running. Resources: https://www.fastrunning.com/opinion/easy-reads/the-strange-and-wonderful-world-of-race-prizes/20303 https://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2021/12/03/burfoot-68-runs-59th-consecutive-manchester-road-race/
01:02:58
April 22, 2022
MRWH: Dean Karnazes, A Mortal?
MRWH: Dean Karnazes, A Mortal?
Dean doesn't want us to think of him as super human. He is just like us, and his relatability is what makes him most inspiring. He believes ordinary people can do extraordinary things. For all the Baltimore locals, Dean tells us how he felt about running the Baltimore Marathon course! Spoiler, he likes hills. We also hit on most random topics such as his craziest encounters with wild animals. His new book "A Runner's High" is Dean's real life story - a mortal man who chooses to overcome adversity with grit and humor in order to demonstrate what IS possible when we put one foot in front of the other in running and in life. Resources: Chris Tomlinson. VP, Marketing at Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc. https://enduranceis.typepad.com https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2006-11-02-0611020175-story.html https://a-z-animals.com/blog/how-fast-can-alligators-run/
45:14
April 13, 2022
MRWH: Injuries...our bodies are made to run
MRWH: Injuries...our bodies are made to run
We are born to run but injuries can have us questioning our capabilities. How do we reduce our bodies' risk for injury and what can we do to get back to our sport safely when they occur. Dr. Annie Neurohr is answering our questions  - join us for some fun as we talk about the not so fun topic of being sidelined! ...also, what are ghost pains and why the heck are easy runs so hard?! We discuss psychological vs mechanical issues - and how to know which is which. Guests Include: Dr. Annie Neurohr, DPT, OCS Instagram @pace_doctor Caryn Just, CCR Elite Runner, Nurse, and rad human Joe Tamberrino, apparent fashion guru and my husband  Resources: https://www.outsideonline.com/health/nutrition/how-eat-when-youre-injured/
57:04
April 01, 2022
MRWH: Yasso not just 800's Bart
MRWH: Yasso not just 800's Bart
He may be well known for the workout used by coaches torture us at the end of every marathon season but there's a lot more to Bart than training! In this episode we learn about how he got into running, his favorite and most challenging times as a runner, and why he says running will help - long after PRs. I used multiple resources to research Bart and some of the people and races he mentions during our conversation. Please find links below for more information. I hope you do not miss this inspiring episode! Thanks to Bart for sharing his time with me! RESOURCES: Bart Yasso - https://www.therunnerstrip.com/2011/01/interview-with-bart-yasso/ https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-ent-bart-yasso-retires-from-runners-world-20171205-story.html Comrades - https://raceraves.com/comrades-marathon-reviews/ https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/sports/articles/comrades-south-africa Willie Mtolo - https://www.thetoprunner.co.za/post/willie-mtolo-new-york https://www.runnersworld.co.za/human-race/how-willie-mtolo-broke-the-rules-in-hotels-and-in-running/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Mtolo
52:44
March 17, 2022
MRWH: Protecting Our Community from Disordered Behavior
MRWH: Protecting Our Community from Disordered Behavior
Athletes are at high risk for developing disordered eating and exercise behaviors. This episode aims to spread awareness about the illness that is prevalent among our community. We will answer the following questions: Why is sharing our stories so important? How are eating disorders and athletics connected? What does proper nutrition look like? What is an eating disorder vs. disordered eating? Who is at risk for developing an eating disorder/who needs more awareness in this space? What does treatment looking like and how do we help someone who has an eating disorder? When and how can running continue to be a positive coping tool in our life? Guests: Adee Levinstein, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDS-S - Instagram @nutritional_sense Chloe, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist - https://www.marathonpsychology.com Harriett Frew, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Eating Disorders Practitioner - https://www.theeatingdisordertherapist.co.uk Heather Caplan and Alexis Fairbanks, Lane 9 - https://lane9project.org Sarah, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist - https://www.bucketlisttummy.com
01:06:51
March 07, 2022
MRWH: Hope
MRWH: Hope
The inspiring journey of one woman from addiction and low self esteem to home ownership and unshakable confidence. Shelley Leone shares her story to inspire others and spread the message that anything is possible if you put in the work and trust in yourself and your community. Her story has received National and local media attention. Having been featured on people.com, the today show, and in SHAPE magazine and in Women’s Running, I was truly fortunate to chat with Shelley and to subsequently have the opportunity to share her story with you today. I will be narrating this episode with information from Shelley’s past interviews linked below, and you will hear through clips from our conversation her passion for giving hope to others. I have no doubt this episode is going to leave you feeling inspired, motivated, and excited about what is possible through running. Resources: https://www.womensrunning.com/health/real-runners-i-stopped-overeating-and-started-running/ https://www.womensrunning.com/culture/running-addiction-recovery/ https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/recovering-addict-using-running-to-stay-clean https://people.com/health/how-shelley-leone-used-running-to-overcome-her-addiction-to-cocaine/ Meet Shelley Leone, A Runner Who Overcame Her Addictions To Alcohol And Food | Megyn Kelly TODAY - YouTube How Exercise and Running Can Help Overcome Addiction | Shape
19:33
February 20, 2022
MRWH: Cold/Flu Season & Covid 19
MRWH: Cold/Flu Season & Covid 19
I had a blast making this episode! So thankful to our guests for making this a great resource for the community. When is sick too sick to run? Listen to fellow runners - doctors and my coach - explain how our body reacts to being sick, running, and when you can or shouldn't mix the two during training. Of course we'll spend time discussing the latest on Covid, returning to sport, and what to expect afterwards. Guests Include: Dr. Annie Neurohr, DPT, OCS Instagram @pace_doctor Jeff Burger, USATF 2 Certified running coach, RRCA Certified since 2015 - Charm City Run Boston Group and Elite Team Coach jeff@charmcityrun.com Maggie Arnold, MD, FACS, Vascular Surgeon/Program Director, MedStar Baltimore General Surgery Residency Resources: https://www.womensrunning.com/health/things-consider-running-sick/ https://www.active.com/running/articles/how-quickly-do-you-lose-running-fitness https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a34691343/traits-ultrarunners-have-in-common-study/
49:31
January 28, 2022
MRWH: Eating Disorders
MRWH: Eating Disorders
When is running problematic? What does recovery look like? In this episode, clinicians and runners will share their thoughts and stories to help us better understand the complicated relationship some of us have with food and exercise. Guests include: Renee McGregor, Sports and Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian Niki DuBois, MSSW, LMSW - Eating Recovery Center, Alumni and Family Liaison, Texas (San Antonio and Austin) Kim Fry, M.S., LMFT, NASM CPT, Barre Instructor, EMDR-Trained - Founder, Autonomy Therapy Marcus Kain, Disordered Eating Informed Nutrition & Strength Conditioning Coach Stephanie Clark Haas, Distance Runner in ED Recovery David Olges, LMHC, NCP - Mental Health Counselor and Professor Resources:  https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/a33589189/red-s-relative-energy-deficiency-running/ https://globalsportmatters.com/health/2019/05/15/disordered-eating-plagues-female-distance-runners/ https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/eating-disorders-awareness-week-importance-early-intervention https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/statistics-research-eating-disorders https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/nutrition/a34963527/disordered-eating-runners/
01:29:25
January 15, 2022
MRWH: Recovering Addicts
MRWH: Recovering Addicts
How does running help recovering addicts stay sober? In this episode we'll hear from Charlie Engle, ultra marathon runner, recovering addict and author of the memoir: Running Man. Nora Rhodes and Moe Conn from the Charm City Run Race Team share their personal stories of recovery and running. Sources: https://oldvineyardbhs.com/connection-between-childhood-trauma-addiction/ https://www.podiumrunner.com/culture/running-good-addicts-recovery/ https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/mental-health/a775765/why-running-could-be-the-answer-to-beating-addiction/ https://www.podiumrunner.com/culture/running-good-addicts-recovery/ https://www.rehab-recovery.co.uk/resources/running-for-addiction-recovery/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/pazev8/running-addiction-recovery https://illuminaterecovery.com/blog/running-secret-overcome-addiction/ https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/fitness/a-whole-new-high-swapping-addiction-for-running-1.4065968 https://www.womensrunning.com/culture/running-addiction-recovery/ https://alcoholrehab.com/alcohol-recovery/running-in-recovery/ https://oldvineyardbhs.com/connection-between-childhood-trauma-addiction/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-guest-room/201603/running-through-trauma https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction
42:45
December 17, 2021