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The Prosiest Podcast by Sarah Rose

The Prosiest Podcast by Sarah Rose

By Sarah R McMahon
Welcome to The Prosiest! An online space where weirdness is celebrated and storytelling is paramount. We are both fun and serious; cheeky but thoughtful. We enjoy a warm zebra print snuggie and a cold Moscow mule. We despise t-shirt quotes. We embrace the Oxford Comma. Inspirational sports movies make our eyelids quiver with dread. "Nothing is off-limits, yet everything is sacred," said Socrates (maybe).


We discuss: Running | Eating Disorders | Relationships | Writing | Mental Health | Life
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The Prosiest Podcast by Sarah Rose

Cats & Coffee
An episode ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
September 30, 2022
Positive Obsessions
How being obsessed isn't always bad thing ๐Ÿค
September 25, 2022
Running With Too Much Data
How much data is *too much* data?
September 22, 2022
A Bad Business Offer
How one platform asked me to relinquish control of my blog for a few $ a month.
September 18, 2022
Mogollon Monster Recap
A brief recap of my 100 miler.
September 15, 2022
Rats, Tourists, & NYC
How I didn't see any rats in New York
September 08, 2022
"Why Do You Want This Job?"
An important lesson about jobs/work.
September 05, 2022
Discomfort & Success
How you have to be uncomfortable to gain success.
September 01, 2022
On Being Left Alone
This is my 401st blog holy titties.
August 29, 2022
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
What motivates you and how to succeed given your own unique motivation style.
August 26, 2022
Kodiak 100 Recap
How it went (DNF) & what's next.
August 21, 2022
Women who hate to cook
Why domestic tasks are no longer our problem
August 18, 2022
"Why Do You Run So Much?"
How I answer the "why do you run so much?" question, & how mental & physical strength go hand-in-hand.
August 15, 2022
Seeking Validation & Why It's Bad For You
Why we need validation but also why we shouldn't overtly look for it.
August 11, 2022
A Week of Training for an Ultramarathon
The details of how I'm currently training ๐Ÿ’ฅ
August 08, 2022
Contrarians & Managing Up
Why I'm disagreeable & how to leverage it at work.
August 03, 2022
What Makes Writing Good?
I explore what distinguishes good writing from the mediocre stuff.
July 31, 2022
Learning To Say No
How I learned to stop people pleasing โค๏ธ
July 28, 2022
The Importance of Sitting Still
A Story About Stillness
July 24, 2022
Training With Your Hormone Cycle
How women can train smarter by tuning into their bodies ๐Ÿค
July 21, 2022
Age Gap Relationships & Falling in Love
How my relationship happened and why it's good.
July 17, 2022
Depression & Not Giving Up
How moving forward helps stave off depression.
July 14, 2022
How Stress is Negatively Impacting Your Workouts
Why stress is bad for *gains*
July 07, 2022
What Bulimia Does To Your Teeth
The lasting side effects of throwing up too much.
July 03, 2022
How Runners Can Strength Train Smarter
My trainer joins me to talk about his method of strength training and how it can help runners avoid injury, get stronger (not bulkier), and run faster.
June 29, 2022
Our Bodies Are Not A Debate V. 2.0
Mike & I chat about Roe V. Wade
June 25, 2022
Getting Stronger To Run Faster
How strength training can help you run stronger, longer, and faster.
June 23, 2022
Gender Diversity in Ultra Running
How it's a problem or if it is a problem or WHAT. Joined by Mike Mike
June 19, 2022
The Myers-Briggs, Flying, Death, & Capitalism
Shut up & sit down, Brenda. Why I love & hate flying & some other ๐Ÿ’ฉ
June 16, 2022
All About Discipline
How to be disciplined in pursuing your goals ๐Ÿค
June 12, 2022
A Blog About Nothing (& Chasing Your Dreams)
A Story About hard work & big goal & rich people's children.
June 09, 2022
My Solo Ascent of Mount Whitney
How my day went & how I prepared to summit the tallest mountain in the lower 48
June 06, 2022
Normalizing Healthy Disagreement
How to be respectful and not agree ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
June 03, 2022
Thoughts & Prayers
A poem ๐Ÿค
May 29, 2022
How To Be A Better Communicator
4 simple tips to communicate better
May 26, 2022
Why You Should Get a Massage
The benefits of getting a rub ๐Ÿ˜Œ
May 22, 2022
The Pursuit of Happiness & Endurance Sports
How hard things lead to happiness ๐Ÿค
May 19, 2022
Mother's Day Poem
Sit down & let me read you a poem ๐Ÿค
May 15, 2022
Adults Who Sleep With Teddy Bears ๐Ÿป
Why it's sort of OK & totally normal
May 12, 2022
Creativity & Anxiety
Exploring the link between creativity & anxiety.
May 08, 2022
The Guy Who Told Me I'm An Outdoor Cat
Why having relational preferences is healthy ๐Ÿค
May 05, 2022
One Secret To A Healthy Relationship
Pull up a chair & let me tell you a secret ๐Ÿคซ
May 01, 2022
Self-control & Ignorance & Driverless Cars
Why I love my analog Hyundai and how cars are one vessel of absolute control.
April 28, 2022
Finding Community & Being Known
The benefits of building a community and why there are no shortcuts ๐Ÿค
April 24, 2022
What Kind of Pain are You Willing to Endure?
A better question to ask yourself to live the life you want ๐Ÿค
April 21, 2022
Anxious Dreaming
How I fought and then accepted my anxious dreams ๐Ÿค
April 17, 2022
Food is Fuel (and it's not)
How the food-is-fuel mindset isn't always useful.
April 14, 2022
What I Spend in a Week in Orange County, CA
Come along as I budget stuff ๐Ÿค
April 11, 2022
Look Up (an Anecdote)
Let me tell you a story about the stars (plus a poem for good measure).
April 07, 2022
Slowing Down to Move Forward
How to avoid burnout ๐Ÿ”ฅ
April 03, 2022
How To Write A Better Resume
My top 5 tricks/tips
March 31, 2022
Why I Donate
Help me raise funds to support the Tarahumara ๐Ÿค
March 28, 2022
Is College Worth The Cost?
Pros & cons & whatnot
March 24, 2022
Why I Took (Another) New Job
Why I took a new job after only ~4 months
March 20, 2022
What Body Neutrality Feels Like
Getting specific today ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
March 17, 2022
Running & Financial Privilege
Why running doesn't have such a low barrier to entry anymore.
March 14, 2022
The Rise of Rae Dunn
A look into the brand with a cult-like following โœจ๏ธ
March 10, 2022
How I Write Poems
The nuts and bolts of my poetic practice ๐Ÿค
March 07, 2022
What Running Has Taught Me About Comparison
Comparison is the thief of joy ๐Ÿ‘ฅ
March 03, 2022
How I Save Money On Groceries Without Coupons
15 tips & tricks
February 27, 2022
Attracted to Who Abandoned You
And Why ๐Ÿค
February 24, 2022
How To Improve Your Body Image
Tangible tips from yours truly ๐Ÿค
February 20, 2022
Black Canyon 100k Recap
How the race went for me & why you should do it ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ plus a poem
February 17, 2022
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
Why it's normal & how to shake it
February 10, 2022
Lessons From The Last ~29 Years
Birthday Lessons ๐ŸŽ‚
February 07, 2022
Is Running Bad For Your Knees?
My take on the age old running question.
February 03, 2022
Body Image & Identity
How they're connected & how being strong physically helps you be stronger mentally ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
January 31, 2022
When Being Strong Gets Heavy
Self care tips for you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
January 27, 2022
The Ex's Who Self-Resurrect
Why people do this & the best way to respond.
January 23, 2022
Thoughts on Growth From White Wine & Hemingway
Enjoy my semi-profound ramblings
January 20, 2022
My Instagram Account Got Hacked. Here's How I Got It Back.
A step by step guide ๐Ÿค
January 16, 2022
A Lesson About Sales
This is purely anecdotal ๐ŸคŒ๐Ÿป
January 13, 2022
A Look Back On 2021
The highs & lows ๐ŸŒŸ
January 06, 2022
Pros & Cns of Being a Grown Person
Thank you to the internet stranger friend for the topic suggestion.
December 30, 2021
A Blog About Blogging
Lessons from ~3.4 years in.
December 26, 2021
A Story About Christmas & Anorexia
A story about hw the holidays aren't fun for everyone ๐Ÿค
December 23, 2021
Living in a world of distraction
How meditation is helping me think
December 20, 2021
Empaths & Emotional Exhaustion
Leave me alone please & thank you
December 16, 2021
The Ghost of Body Dysmorphia
How we perceive ourselves is a world away from the eyes of others ๐ŸŒ
December 12, 2021
Books I Read in 2021
An non-comprehensive list of the books I read this year ๐Ÿ“–
December 09, 2021
For The People Who Dread The Holidays
A story about love, sort of ๐Ÿค
December 05, 2021
If You Have To Wonder, You Might Already Know The Answer
A story ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
December 01, 2021
Stories, Life Lessons, & Crime
A ramble about stories, Rittenhouse, and growth.
November 28, 2021
The Annual Flaunting of Gratitude
Happy Thanksgiving all โค
November 26, 2021
The Almost-Stranger Who Told Me I'm Guarded
A Story About dating, sort of ๐Ÿฆ—
November 21, 2021
Valley of Fire 100 Mile Recap
My first 100! Some details and shit.
November 18, 2021
Book Reviews & Terrifying Truths
A deep dive on a quote from Everything Now by Rosecrans Baldwin.
November 15, 2021
The Woman Who Would Not Shut Up
A Story About Not Listening ๐Ÿฆป
November 11, 2021
I Got A New Job
Lessons from a very long job search ๐Ÿ”Ž
November 06, 2021
Copper Canyon Marathon Recap
A wee bit about the magical Copper Canyon ๐ŸŒ
November 04, 2021
Halloween and Eating Disorders
My tips for staying sane during the holidays.
October 24, 2021
How To Improve Your Attention Span
Tips and tricks that help me focus ๐Ÿค
October 21, 2021
How I Iearned To Set Boundaries
Let me tell you a story ๐Ÿค
October 17, 2021
"Patience is a Virtue," They Said
Why patience isn't always so useful.
October 06, 2021
10 Ways To Manage Anxiety
Help me help you cope ๐Ÿค
October 06, 2021
Will Running Make Your Skin Sag?
Watch me diffuse a common myth ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
October 03, 2021
Taking Advantage of the Time You Have
Thoughts on death & passing time & making the most of this life๐Ÿค
September 30, 2021
Let Me Tell You A Story About Work
5 lessons I've learned since working full time ๐Ÿฅฒ
September 27, 2021
The Next Right & Good Thing
How to make decisions that are best for you๐Ÿค
September 23, 2021
How To Be A Better Editor
10 tips and tricks to get your side hustle off the ground ๐Ÿ’™
September 19, 2021
My Secret To Not Giving Up
Thanks to the king internet stranger for this blog topic!
September 16, 2021
4 Women Told Me Why They Got An Abortion
Stories from real women who needed reproductive care.
September 12, 2021
My Doctor Told Me I'm Overweight
Why the BMI chart means nothing for certain populations (like athletes) and what is a better measure of health.
September 09, 2021
How I Fuel For Ultra Running
The basics of how I treat and drink to run far ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
September 06, 2021
Chipping Away At Your Boulder of Dreams
How/why to keep going when things get tough.
September 02, 2021
How To Increase Your Pain Tolerance
The nuts and bills of how to be better at not feeling good.
August 30, 2021
Things To Do When You're Depressed
If you can only do nothing, do nothing as well as you possibly can โค
August 26, 2021
You Can Suffer or Endure
What's the difference? And why it matters
August 22, 2021
Eating Big
Why athletes need to eat big to do big thing๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
August 19, 2021
Masculinity, Femininity, & Attraction
Stuff and things and relationship bits โค
August 15, 2021
I love you, I love you, I love you
Semi-coherent tidbits leftover from race day. Why love is the best motivator โค
August 12, 2021
Being A Student of The Sport
How much should you study the thing you're doing?
August 08, 2021
Tushars 100k Recap
A short & sexy recap of my latest race ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
August 05, 2021
Heat Training vs. Altitude Training
Which is better? Why both are good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
July 28, 2021
Working Out While Recovering From Anorexia
If it's possible to work out while in recovery, and how. ๐Ÿณ
July 25, 2021
Too Much Skull Air
What is happening
July 22, 2021
Weight Obsessed From Day 1
How a baby's weight became a primary talking point, cascading into childhood and throughout adulthood.
July 19, 2021
Nine Productivity Hacks
Nine ways to get more done ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป new & exciting, not old & tired
July 15, 2021
Are Words Violence?
Spoiler Aert: There is no good answer ๐Ÿ„
July 12, 2021
Emotional Incest
The nuts and bolts of it, and how it damages children.
July 08, 2021
Wisdom vs. Smarts
What's the difference? What's better? I come to a half baked conclusion that still feels unsatisfactory ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
July 05, 2021
40 More Things That Bug Me
It's all fun ๐ŸŽฎ
July 01, 2021
Your Story Matters
Nobody else on this wild and weary planet has your voice, your thoughts, your dreams, your fears, or your experiences. Nobody wise can tell your story โค
June 27, 2021
Running is Not Therapy
How and why conflating running and mental Healthcare is dangerous โœจ
June 24, 2021
The Inside Scoop on Gaslighting
How to tell if you're being gaslighted and what to do if you are โค
June 20, 2021
The Implications of Shame
I dive into toxic vs productive shame, how shame and crime are intertwined, and what to do when you carry too much shame.
June 17, 2021
Being Kind When Being Kind Is Hard
The how/what/why/where/when of kindness โค
June 14, 2021
Eating Disorders, College Athletics, & How To *Actually* Be Strong
A little 3 yayer look back at the start of my blog, my college running experience, and how I moved on from it all. โค
June 10, 2021
12 of the Most Unlikable Character Traits
In no particular order.
June 03, 2021
Tales of a Very Tired, Very Bad Cook
How I made a below average dinner out of *almost* nothing.
May 30, 2021
Impromptu Dates & An Existential Crisis
Thoughts about stuff ๐ŸŒบ
May 24, 2021
I Quit Taking The Pill
How hormonal birth control fucked me up๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
May 20, 2021
Addictions, Truth, and Living in The Moment
The power of immediacy and the struggle of seeking truth.
May 17, 2021
For The Mothers
Why mothers are the absolute best & a wee little poem to make you smile ๐ŸŒบ
May 13, 2021
Life in 250 Square Feet
Small apartment living is here to slay! Also happy mothers day ๐ŸŒบ
May 09, 2021
Everybody Calm Down
Hi, everything is not personal, byyyye
May 06, 2021
Write The Breakup Letter But Don't Send It
Sharing this with the internet instead of with my ex ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
May 03, 2021
Get Yourself a Dietitian
How and why my dietitian helped me overcome my eating disorder๐Ÿ”ฅ
May 02, 2021
On Ending Therapy
Why everyone needs to break up with their therapist eventually.
April 28, 2021
Guns & Stuff
Well I'll be damned.
April 25, 2021
Breakups & Attachments
Making lemonade ๐Ÿ‹ over here. Hear about a recent breakup and the fear and attachments that punctuated it.
April 21, 2021
A Thing I Learned During Quarantine
I wax poetical about all things quarantine and all the boring bits that accompanied it.
April 18, 2021
Education & Success: Myths & Lies
Why oh why is life so crooked? Come along for a sel-enlightened journey of nothingness
April 14, 2021
Group Therapy Was Anything But Helpful
My experience in group therapy was weird, let me tell you why๐Ÿฃ
April 09, 2021
Writing Tips From Reddit
The Title is self explanatory ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
April 08, 2021
Types of People You See at Denny's
I dug this out of the archives...enjoy!
April 05, 2021
An Excerpt from My Book
A excerptfrom the beginning of my next book, the story of my childhood, running, my eating disorder, and love.
March 31, 2021
Is "Mansplaining" Real?
Well well well. Yes it is, let's talk about why.
March 28, 2021
Love & Quarantine
Come along on my quarantine love journey โค
March 23, 2021
In Defense of Feminism
A handful of reasons Feminism needs to exist ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
March 20, 2021
Long Days, Wine, & Draino
Hear me wax poetical about how wine doesn't help long days, and how draino failed to unclog my bath tub (thank you maintenance man)
March 17, 2021
22 Things I Hugely Dislike
This is not a comprehensive list. Take a joke please and ty
March 14, 2021
I Fired My Dentist
Not because she's a bad person but because she's a terrible dentist.
March 11, 2021
Premium Gasoline (or, I know 8 Things About Cars & This is one of Them)
My experience being poor due to filling my SUV with premium gasoline.
March 07, 2021
Running and Weight Loss
I break down why losing weight only helps performance to a point and how losing too much weight can actually derail progress.
March 04, 2021
Abusive Coaching in Collegiate Athletics
A short history and explanation of abusive coaches in D1 athletics, drawing on personal histor.
February 25, 2021
Side Effects of Exhaustion
Some of the weirder and wilder side effects of being really fucking exhausted.
February 21, 2021
Why Art Is Important
I wax poetical about the importance of art, especially during the pandemic.
February 18, 2021
You Cannot Care About Everything
A few thoughts on how insisting we care usually has the opposite effect
February 14, 2021
Disciplined or Disordered?
I talk about the very fine line between being hyper disciplined and falling into a mental disorder.
February 11, 2021
Advice From a Late 20- Year - Old
Things I've learned so far in my wee but grand existence.
February 07, 2021
Be Your Own Best Friend
"Life is weird and love is weirder." And if you've got your own back none of it matters so much.
February 03, 2021
Increasing Empathy
I break down why empathy is critical to LYFE and talk about ways to increase your ability to empathize.
January 31, 2021
Gaining Muscle Mass
I talk about gaining muscle and the various factors that influence the muscle building process, including genetics, hormones, sleep, stress, and training.
January 28, 2021
Women Have Less Free Time
I break down the who/how/what/where of how men and women spend their time, how women are still unfairly burdened with household tasks, and touch on the recent Inauguration.
January 23, 2021
Listen to this if you're injured
I talk about my recent injuries and give any injured athletes out there a bit of hope ๐Ÿ’• we could all use a bit of that, eh?
January 21, 2021
Stay Hard But Also Stay Soft
My take on masculine vs feminine energies and how to embrace both
January 15, 2021
On Grief
I talk about the passing of my great-grandmother, how grief can resurface years later, and how we all might be grieving right now, for one reason or another.
January 12, 2021
My take in the events on January 6, 2021
Read my blog here: or follow me on Instagram @mcmountain or @sarahmcmahonpoetry
January 07, 2021
I break down why I stopped being vegan and a typical day of eating for me now
Read my blog here: and follow me on Instagram @mcmountain or @sarahmcmahonpoetry
January 06, 2021
Body Image Can Be A Real Bitch
Today I do a bit of a deep dive into body image: what makes it bad and why, and how to cultivate a better ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ body ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ image ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
December 31, 2020
A Poem for 2020
My annual year end poem with some colorful commentary, c'est la vie โค
December 28, 2020
The Holidays Have Always Been Weird
My family decided to socially distance this Christmas because we don't want to inadvertently kill each other. Isn't that nice? The holidays are strange this year, but they are not ever entirely sane or normal. With that, here are some of the weirder holiday traditions from friends and family near and far. Enjoy!
December 23, 2020