Inspire to Run Podcast

Richard Conner

Inspire to Run (formerly Inspire Virtual Runs) is a running community to inspire you to run and take control of your health and fitness. Inspire to Run Podcast brings running tips, personal stories, and fitness information. You will hear interviews with fitness and wellness experts, personal trainers, and everyday runners. Please rate, review, and subscribe! read less
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Embrace the Power of Mindfulness in Your Running Journey with Holly Zajur
May 30 2024
Embrace the Power of Mindfulness in Your Running Journey with Holly Zajur
#114 - Are negative thoughts holding you back from reaching your goals or maybe you've lost your love for running? Holly Zajur, host of How the Wise One Grows podcast, shares her story of evolution—from seeing running as a punishing chore to embracing its liberating qualities. We discuss the importance of cultivating a sustainable relationship with running to avoid injury and burnout.We also discuss the crucial role of a supportive community and how it feeds into the transformation of our relationship with running, shifting focus from appearance to strength and presence. Join us as we share insights on promoting wellness, embracing joy in running, and celebrating the small wins that add up to a lifetime of healthy strides.Topics Covered:Running is so much more than losing weightLearn about what is mindfulness and how it can helpDiscover the 3 steps of cultivating mindfulness in runningToday’s GuestHolly ZajurHolly Zajur is a lifelong learner of yoga and mindfulness, which are at the foundation of all that she does. She is a firm believer that these practices can have a transformative effect on mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. As a podcast host, wellness educator, writer, and entrepreneur Holly's work is centered around empowering others with tools to live their most authentic lives.As the host of the How the Wise One Grows podcast, Holly provides a platform for people to reconnect to their inner wisdom, one another, and the natural world.Follow Holly:Instagram - @hollyzajurWebsite - www.connect-wellness.comWebsite - www.howthewiseonegrows.comResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How do you Determine Success in a Race with Richard Conner
May 23 2024
How do you Determine Success in a Race with Richard Conner
#113 - Join me as I talk about looking beyond just your finish time when measuring success of a race and my experience preparing for the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon. Crossing the finish line of the RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon didn't just mark the end of a race; it was the culmination of a journey filled with sweat, strategy, and self-discovery. Topics Covered:Hear my experience about what success meant to meListen to my story about improving my preparation and executionLearn how I replaced negative self talk with positive affirmationsWhat’s next for me in racing and podcastingRichard ConnerRichard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire to Run and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connecticut native and is a husband, dad, writer, Star Wars fan, and of course - runner! Richard recently discovered obstacle course racing and has fully embraced this new obsession.Resources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!#podcast #running #runningpodcast Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Keys to Unlock Vitality in 30 Days with Kimberly Bourbeau
Apr 4 2024
Keys to Unlock Vitality in 30 Days with Kimberly Bourbeau
#112 - Embark on a journey to wellness with Kimberly Bourbeau, Regional Vice President with Arbonne and I, your host Richard Conner, as we discuss how a blend of nutrition, hydration, and 30-Day Health Program can revolutionize your health. I'll be recounting my own experience with nutrition and hydration strategies; and Kimberly shares the ethos behind Arbonne's vegan and sustainable products, while also sharing her personal milestones of tackling fitness challenges.Topics Covered:Learn how to fuel your body properly on a daily basisFind out how you may be impacted by the disparity in how many toxic chemicals banned around the world are found in everyday productsHear how to incorporate clean eating into even the most hectic of schedulesDiscover how you can make big changes in only 30 daysToday’s GuestKimberly BourbeauKimberly is full-time corporate, Regional Vice President with Arbonne, wife, and mom of 3, dog mom, and athlete.Follow Kimberly:Instagram - @kimmigrl24Resources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Winning in Life Beyond the Finish Line with Darren Brown
Feb 29 2024
Winning in Life Beyond the Finish Line with Darren Brown
#111 - Darren Brown, Head of Marketing at OOFOS, takes us on a journey from the track to the heart of home, revealing how family and fatherhood have shaped his world. Listen as he candidly discusses his transition from a competitive runner to a coach. Darren reflects on the camaraderie that transformed his life, from his collegiate days as an All-American athlete to coaching his wife.Darren also introduces us to OOFOS groundbreaking foam technology, a leap in innovation for both athletic performance and everyday wellness. Join us for an episode that celebrates the intersections of innovation, community, and determination, proving that every stride counts towards a larger, shared goal. Topics Covered:Hear Darren's incredible story about his journey into competitive racing and lessons learned along the wayListen to his story about transitioning from an All-American athlete to coach, marketing executive, and family manLearn how Darren developed friendships that extend beyond the trackDiscover how OOFOS groundbreaking foam technology can transform your recoveryToday’s GuestDarren BrownDarren Brown is the Head of Marketing at OOFOS, the global leader in Active Recovery footwear. Darren is responsible for leading the holistic global brand and marketing strategy – from grassroots experiential events to executing larger reach media campaigns - in order to build awareness and drive demand for the high growth disruptor brand. Follow OOFOS:Instagram - OOFOSFacebook - OOFOSWebsite - www.oofos.comPan-Mass Challenge - https://www.oofos.com/pages/oofos-x-pmcResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How to Master and Succeed at Multiple Sports with Melissa Linden
Feb 15 2024
How to Master and Succeed at Multiple Sports with Melissa Linden
#110 - Are you struggling to train and compete in multiple sports; or nervous about starting a second sport? Listen to my conversation with Melissa Linden, competitive hybrid athlete, as she shares her story from her first 5K that she ran with reluctance, to conquering  endurance sports and strength training.Melissa's story is nothing short of inspirational and she lays out her secrets on how to set realistic goals, prioritize races, and juggle a busy life without dropping the ball. Her path from reluctant runner to strongwoman champion is a testament to the power of goal setting, diligent training, and a willingness to embrace new challenges.Topics Covered:Learn how balance training between sports and setting the right expectationsHear tips on how to plan and prioritize races to set yourself up for successExplore the ways to manage recovery when training for multiple sports to perform your bestToday’s GuestMelissa LindenMelissa is a hybrid athlete participating and competing in the sports of distance running, obstacle course racing, ultramarathons, endurance OCR, powerlifting, and Strongman. She also dabbles in functional fitness and CrossFit competitions for fun. She was guilted into running a 5K back in 2013 and fell so hard in love with the idea of setting, training for, and achieving a goal that she has been running ever since. Along the way, she equally fell in love with being strong and lifting heavy and is determined to prove that it's possible to be a high-performing athlete in dissimilar sports. A mechanical engineer by day, she lives in New Jersey with her husband James, who you can find on top of Melissa's shoulders as she carries him across the Finish Line.Follow Melissa:Instagram - @melinden_tvResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
What's new and exciting for 2024 with Richard Conner
Jan 26 2024
What's new and exciting for 2024 with Richard Conner
#109 - After hitting pause for a few weeks through the holidays, I'm back in full stride, eager to share with you the latest from the running world and my own personal journey. You will hear about my running goals for 2024 and how I am thinking about preparing for them (mentally and physically). We also have incredible guest interviews that are on the way!Topics Covered:Get the latest on Inspire to Run PodcastHear about my running goals for 2024Learn about the slight format change to the show (I think you’ll like it!)Richard ConnerRichard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire to Run and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connecticut native and is a husband, dad, writer, Star Wars fan, and of course - runner! Richard recently discovered obstacle course racing and has fully embraced this new obsession.Resources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Path to Personal Growth Through Running with Shawn Buttner
Dec 7 2023
Path to Personal Growth Through Running with Shawn Buttner
#108 - Are you looking for personal growth and renewed motivation in your running journey? Look no further! Listen to my conversation with Shawn Buttner, Certified High Performance Coach, as he shares the solution to help you unleash your full potential and achieve remarkable transformation in running and life. Together, we will unlock the power of personal growth, fuel your motivation, and pave the way for unparalleled success on your running journey. So, are you ready to conquer your limits and embark on a running adventure like never before?Topics Covered:Discover how your running journey can lead to personal growth and self-discoveryLearn the five ways running can help transform your personal and professional lifeExplore running as a therapeutic outlet for mental and emotional well-beingUnderstand the transformative power of running and its impact on overall personal developmentToday’s GuestShawn ButtnerShawn is a Certified High Performance Coach and host of The Meaningful Revolution Podcast, operating out of Oakland, CA. After a successful 15 year career in technology, working for companies like Wal-Mart and Apple, Shawn now helps individuals live better lives through high performance coaching. His method of coaching includes a holistic approach to find higher levels of performance in your career, health, relationships, and well-being.Follow Shawn:Instagram - @coach_shawn_buttnerYouTube - @shawnbuttnerPodcast - Meaningful Revolution PodcastEmail - shawn@shawnbuttner.comWebsite - https://www.shawn.coachResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribeSupport the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Five Ways Running Can Transform Your Life with Zack Selleck
Nov 23 2023
Five Ways Running Can Transform Your Life with Zack Selleck
#107 - Ready to break free from your comfort zone and embark on a transformative health and fitness journey? You're in luck! In our latest episode, we sit down with Zack Selleck, a plant-based endurance runner from Michigan who has run the gamut from 5Ks to ultramarathons. Zack's story is one of determination and resilience, peppered with life-changing decisions that ultimately led him to the healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle he leads today.Topics Covered:Learn the 5 ways running can help transform your lifeListen for the practical tools to integrate running into their hectic livesHear his unique insights on maintaining motivation and implementing lifestyle changes that stickToday’s GuestZack SelleckZack is a plant-based endurance runner from Michigan. He is married with two children, 14 and 11. He has been running since 2011, starting recreationally with 5k's and now getting more serious with ultra marathons and endurance runs/races like the Run to Montreal, and The Speed Project and R3. In addition, he is an amateur photographer, so he is able to combine his hobbies of running and taking pictures. He is excited to talk about how running has changed his life and how he has reaped the benefits from better eating, exercise, and pushing his limits. Follow Zack:Instagram - @Greatlakesrunner40TikTok - @Greatlakesrunner40Resources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How running for a good cause can benefit you and others with Dino Verrelli REPLAY
Nov 17 2023
How running for a good cause can benefit you and others with Dino Verrelli REPLAY
#106 - Founder of Project Purple and runner, Dino Verrelli, talks about how running positively impacted his life, how he developed fundraisers that incorporate running to help pancreatic cancer patients worldwide, and how you can benefit by supporting a good cause.Topics Covered:How does Project Purple help families of those battling pancreatic cancer and fund researchHow can running be a positive outlet and therapeutic experienceHow can anyone experience the same thrill of running a marathon as elite athletesToday’s GuestDino VerrelliDino Verrelli is the founder of Project Purple, which is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Dino's father, Giovanni, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008 and lost his battle in 2011. Dino promised his father before he passed that he will never give up on defeating pancreatic cancer! Dino is a runner, CrossFitter, and all things pancreatic cancer.Follow Dino & Project Purple:Instagram - @projectpurpleInstagram - @dinoprojectpurpleFacebook - @projectpurpleWebsite - www.projectpurple.orgResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Six Pillars of Optimal Performance & the Power of Grit with Brad Ritter
Nov 9 2023
Six Pillars of Optimal Performance & the Power of Grit with Brad Ritter
#105 - Ever felt stuck in a rut, struggling to find your stride? We had a riveting conversation with Brad Ritter - an expert on performance, author of the best-selling book, School of Grit, and a walking testament to the power of transformation. Brad shared his journey of overcoming mediocrity and how an intense experience at a camp modeled after Navy SEAL training ignited a life-altering change in him. What ensued was the conception of the six pillars of optimal performance and a mission to build a warrior class community, helping individuals take control of their lives.Topics Covered:Hear Brad’s story and what led to developing the six pillarsLearn the six pillars of optimal performanceListen to practical ways you can implement the six pillars in your lifeToday’s GuestBrad RitterBrad Ritter is one of the world’s leading experts on performance.  He is the author of the best selling book, School of Grit:  Unlock Your Potential Through Purposeful Adversity. After graduating from Kokoro camp in 2015, he wanted to find a way to serve others,  help people take control of their lives, and get unstuck. He accomplishes this through a proven system that focuses on your physical, mental, emotional, intuitional, and warrior spirit. Follow Brad:Website - https://schoolofgrit.org/Instagram - @schoolofgrit_bradritterYouTube - @schoolofgritFacebook - @schoolofgritResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 StepsRate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How Caterpy brings Ease and Better Circulation to Runners with Anthony Pong
Nov 2 2023
How Caterpy brings Ease and Better Circulation to Runners with Anthony Pong
#104 - Imagine transforming your life through running, and the spark of that transformation leading to an innovation in the running world. That's exactly what happened to our guest, Anthony Pong, CEO of Caterpy, and his business partner, Kaji. Their partnership, born out of Kaji's quest to quit smoking through the discipline of running, led to the creation of a unique shoelace that's taking the running world by storm. Listen to Anthony as he walks us through his journey from a hedge fund to a global product distribution company, making waves with their innovative running gear. Topics Covered:Hear Anthony’s story and what led to becoming CEO of CaterpyDiscover how Caterpy’s solution helps runners and other athletesLearn why movement is so important, even if its not runningListen to the behind the scenes of Caterpy as a startupToday’s GuestAnthony PongAnthony Pong, CEO of Caterpy,  graduated from the University of Florida with a Mathematics degree in 2 years. After university, he started multiple businesses, ranging from financial services to international product distribution. Central to all of his experiences are analytical skills and making data-driven decisions.Follow Caterpy:Website - https://caterpy.us/Instagram - @caterpyYouTube - @caterpyFacebook - @caterpyResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
An Unstoppable Journey from Tragedy to Triumph with Bruce Davis
Oct 28 2023
An Unstoppable Journey from Tragedy to Triumph with Bruce Davis
#103 - Bruce Davis is here to inspire us with his transformative journey through running and obstacle course races that gave him a renewed sense of purpose after a devastating personal tragedy. Bruce opens up about how endurance events offered him a sanctuary of peace and introspection, and the adrenaline rush of his first Spartan stadium run, which he candidly admits changed his life trajectory and got him hooked on racing.Topics Covered:Hear positive ways to cope after tremendous personal lossDiscover the keys to doing hard things in life and sportsLearn how to level-up when looking to improve your running gameListen to how the running community can be a positive part of your lifeToday’s GuestBruce DavisBruce was coming from a very difficult time and he found peace through endurance events and obstacle course races. This year Bruce has done 4 DEKA STRONGS, 3 DEKA MILES, 1 DEKA Fit, Hyrox, tough mudder, two Savage races, two rugged Maniacs, three Spartan races. Bruce also just finished up running his first half marathon and Spartan Beast. And this is only the beginning…Follow Bruce:Instagram - @beproductions1980YouTube - @beproductionstvEmail - brucedavis20@gmail.comResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Are limiting beliefs holding you back from success in life with Justin Belt
Oct 19 2023
Are limiting beliefs holding you back from success in life with Justin Belt
#102 - What would you do if you could identify the one thing holding you back from success in your life? Justin Belt, life coach, author, and teacher, shares his unique approach towards overcoming limiting beliefs and harnessing the power of the mind to help you reach your goals. Justin candidly shares his personal journey of transformation.Justin is the author of 'Slaying the Lion Hunt: What is Hunting You and is the host of the Pep Talk Podcast.Topics Covered:Hear Justin’s personal journey of transformation to living his purposeLearn how to identify what is holding you back from successDiscover the three powerful steps to taking big action in your lifeToday's GuestJustin BeltJustin Belt is a Life Coach, Author, and Teacher in Dallas, TX. His first book, “Slaying the Lion: Hunt What is Hunting You” is currently 5 star rated on Amazon. In his Life Coaching practice, he works with men who are searching for their path and their purpose. Through strategies centrally focusing on eliminating limiting beliefs and correcting faulty self-narratives, Justin has been able to help many clients move forward with clarity and renewed focus on creating the kind of future that aligns with their dreams and goals. Follow Justin:Instagram - @_jbspeaksDM Justin for your free eBook - “Soaring Confidence”TikTok - @_jbspeaksPodcast - The Pep Talk PodcastResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Boosting Running Performance with Improved Breathing with Mike Bennet
Oct 12 2023
Boosting Running Performance with Improved Breathing with Mike Bennet
#101 - Looking to boost your running performance with the power of breath? Let's venture on a conversational journey with Mike Bennet, the Scientific and Partnership Manager at Airofit, a man whose unique background in semi-professional rugby sparked a passion for running. Mike enlightens us on the game-changing role of respiratory muscle training for runners, revealing how this training aids in increasing physiological potential and inspiratory pressure. He opens the book on Airofit's solution and how they are revolutionizing runners' training experiences. And if you've ever struggled with 'hitting the wall' during half marathons, Mike's insights could be your much-needed breakthrough!Topics Covered:Transition to nasal breathing with practical tips and trainingBenefits of nasal breathing beyond just better performanceHow Airofit is revolutionizing this space with their Respiratory Muscle Training solutionToday's GuestMike BennetMike Bennet, scientific and partnership manager at Airofit, which is a respiratory muscle training company, or they provide solutions for respiratory muscle trainingFollow Airofit:Website - www.airofit.comFacebook - @Airofit SportsInstagram - @airofitYouTube - @airofitResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
10 Helpful Running Tips to Celebrate 100 Episodes
Oct 5 2023
10 Helpful Running Tips to Celebrate 100 Episodes
#100 - Five years ago, I laced up my running shoes and embarked on a journey that has taken me beyond the physical realm of running into the mental battlefield of resilience and determination. Join me as I celebrate this adventure and milestone—our 100th episode! I'll be sharing the story of my re-entry into running, the personal growth from Spartan obstacle course races, and the creation of this very podcast inspired by pushing my limits.Ever wondered how to break free from your comfort zone and crush your running goals? I'm laying out ten tips to get you moving, gathered from personal experiences and insightful conversations with other runners and fitness experts. But the journey doesn't stop at the finish line; I'll also be revealing how affirmations, meditation, and scheduling workouts can vastly improve your running performance and overall well-being. Topics Covered:Why I started running again and started the podcastRace recap for the year for my key racesTen running tips I've learned in my  journey and through the podcastRichard ConnerRichard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire to Run and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connecticut native and is a husband, dad, writer, Star Wars fan, and of course - runner! Richard recently discovered obstacle course racing and has fully embraced this new obsession.Resources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How to improve your performance as a runner with Dan Browne
Sep 28 2023
How to improve your performance as a runner with Dan Browne
#099 - What does it take to be a high performance athlete? What lessons can we learn from a lifetime dedicated to sports and military service? We delve into these questions and more with our special guest, Dan Browne, United States Army National Guard Retired Lieutenant Colonel, former Olympian, and Sales Manager, Government Division at Polar.Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, get ready to be inspired and take away actionable strategies to reach your goals.Topics Covered:Learn the important pillars of high performanceThe critical importance of follow-through, even when you want to quitWays to overcome setbacks and use them to propel you to successHow Polar technology can give you an edge in your training and performanceToday’s GuestDan BrowneDan Browne is a 2004 Olympic Track & Field team member (10,000 meters & Marathon), United States Army National Guard Retired Lieutenant Colonel, 17 time US National Champion on Road, Track & Cross Country, 2 time NCAA All-American as a collegiate athlete in the U.S. Military Academy, and Sales Manager, Government Division at Polar - fitness tracker and heart rate monitor company.Follow Dan Browne:Email - coachdanbrowne@gmail.comFacebook - @Dan BrowneFollow Polar:Website - www.polar.comFacebook - @PolarInstagram - @polarglobalYouTube - @PolarResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Helpful tips to run at any time and any age with Barry Karch
Sep 21 2023
Helpful tips to run at any time and any age with Barry Karch
#098 - Prepare to be inspired by the remarkable story of Barry Karch, host of Running for Your Life Podcast, a passionate runner who, after a two-decade hiatus, reignited his love for the sport. Having once raced in up to 20 races per year, burnout set in and Barry stepped off the “track” for 20 long years.Upon reaching his 60s, Barry realized that it was time for a change. This was a pivotal moment that sparked his journey back to running. Listen to his why and how he made a successful return to running races.Topics Covered:Listen to what led Barry to burnout from running racesHear about his “why” and what led him to train again Learn what are things to consider as you start / resume as you get olderToday’s GuestBarry KarchBarry  became an avid runner as he approached his 40s.  He participated in as many as 20 races a year, ranging from 1 mile to marathons and everything in between.  He qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon.  After 5 years of intense training and running, he got burned out.  He stopped racing for 20 years. The bad news was that he kept eating like he was running marathons.   Finally, when he reached his 60s, he got the determination to do something about the weight.  He changed his diet and the weight came off - all 35 pounds - and, as a side effect, an unexpected thing happened.  He started to enjoy running again - really enjoy it.  Much more than when he was younger.  He has begun racing again with great results and feels rejuvenated - like he found a part of himself that was missing for 20 years.Follow Barry Karch:Instagram - @barry_s_karchPodcast - Running for Your LifeResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
How To Improve Recovery as a Runner with Ryan Hurley
Sep 14 2023
How To Improve Recovery as a Runner with Ryan Hurley
#097 - We can't ignore the pivotal role of recovery in endurance training. Ryan Hurley, founder of Lagoon Sleep, gives us a peek into his recovery routine, which includes stretching, strength training, and yes, sleep. Ryan is an elite athlete who switched from swimming to endurance sports like Ironman, marathons, and Ultra Marathons.The insights from Ryan Hurley in this podcast episode underscore the importance of sleep and recovery in reaching athletic heights.  Ready to take your training to the next level? Join us for this illuminating chat as we unravel the finer details of endurance, sleep, and recovery.Topics Covered:Hear Ryan’s journey of switching to endurance sportsUnderstand the pivotal role of recovery in endurance trainingLearn the importance of incorporating recovery days into training plansHear how wearables can be utilized to monitor progress & performanceToday’s GuestRyan HurleyRyan is the founder of the sleep and fitness brand Lagoon.  The company's mission is to help athletes optimize their sleep to maximize their daily performance.  Ryan's a lifelong endurance athlete, previously swimming at an elite level through high school and at the University of Virginia, where he was an All-American, 2x Olympic Trials finalist, and Silver Medalist at the World University Games.Since then, Ryan has ventured into other endurance sports.  He's an Ironman, 3x marathon finisher and just recently ran the 50 mile ultra marathon in Leadville.  Follow Lagoon Sleep:Website - lagoonsleep.comInstagram - @lagoonsleepFacebook - @lagoonsleepResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Inspiring Story of Healing and Triumph with Deanna Blegg
Sep 7 2023
Inspiring Story of Healing and Triumph with Deanna Blegg
#096 - How do you come back from a diagnosis or injury that prevents you from being active? Get ready to be moved by the exhilarating journey of our guest Deanna Blegg, Australia's leading female adventure racer and the creative mind behind Bleggmit. We promise you a front-row seat to her indomitable spirit, from her humble beginnings as a swimmer, scaling the heights of her first triathlon win in 1984, to representing Australia in the Commonwealth Games. Deanna opens up about her battle with illness and how it rekindled her passion for sports, culminating in her triumphant return to the field post a radical abdominal hysterectomy in 2016.Topics Covered:Deanna’s journey into adventure racing and obstacle course racingRekindled passion for sports after a life-altering diagnosis and recoveryHow Deanna turned a racing hurdle into an inventive solutionHow Bleggmit is revolutionizing outdoor sports Today’s GuestDeanna BleggDeanna is a mother, HIV and AIDS survivor, breast cancer survivor and adventure racer, obstacle racer, and CrossFit athlete. Deanna won the overall women’s title in the 2013 World’s Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour obstacle racing event where competitors run continuous 5-mile loops in an attempt to complete as many miles as possible. She is also the inventor of the BleggMit, a lightweight neoprene glove designed for cold-weather races. Follow BleggMit:Website - http://www.bleggmit.com.au/Instagram - @bleggmitFacebook - @BleggMitResources:Inspire to Run on Instagram - @inspiretorunpodcastFree Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!
Running toward Success: Resilience and Staying Motivated with Bob Bickel
Aug 31 2023
Running toward Success: Resilience and Staying Motivated with Bob Bickel
#095 - How do you stay motivated in running or other areas of your life when things get difficult. Bob Bickel, founder of RunSignUp, shares advice on how to stay motivated along with his story of resilience throughout his entrepreneurial career. Bob walks us through his journey as a runner at Bucknell University, professional career in the software industry, and most recently founder of RunSignUp. Don’t miss this insightful and inspiring episode!Topics Covered:Tips on how to stay motivated and keep running interestingImportance of resilience during challenging times Benefits of the running community and ways to get involvedPower of RunSignUp in supporting race organizers and their causesToday’s GuestBob BickelBob is a runner, entrepreneur, and founder of RunSignUp. He went to Bucknell where he learned the value of teamwork from his Lydiard inspired Coach Art Gulden where he ran 100 miles a week culminating in helping take the non-scholarship team to the NCAA XC Championships in 1978 and running a 29:07 10K in track.  In 2002, Bob decided to divide his energies in two areas. Professionally, he began consulting to other startups in the Internet Infrastructure market by helping coach a couple of entrepreneurs thru the process of growing a technology business.  The second area was running where Bob became a part time volunteer assistant cross country and track coach to the local high school team and was able to run with the team. In 2009, those two sides came together along with meeting Stephen Sigwart and RunSignup became a reality in January 2010 when Stephen joined Bob full time to begin working building a technology platform for endurance events.Follow RunSignUp:Website - runsignup.comInstagram - @runsignupFacebook - @runsignupResources:Free Guide - Kickstart your Fitness in 5 Steps8 Week Fitness Coaching Program with Underdog FitnessSign-up using code INSPIRE10 for 10% off Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“Inspire to Run Podcast is truly inspiring!” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward the healthy life that they desire. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Join the Inspire to Run community:Website - Inspire to Run Facebook - @InspiretoRunInstagram - @InspiretoRunPodcastStrava - @InspiretoRunFor more information, visit Inspire to Run.Join the community and click the subscribe button!Support the Show.Help us continue making great content for listeners everywhere by clicking here to support the show!