The Real Life Runners Podcast

Tying Running and Health Into a Fun and Family-Centered Life

with Angie & Kevin Brown

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The Real Life Runners Podcast is hosted by Angie and Kevin Brown who coached hundreds of runners all around the world for over a decade. In each episode, you're going to start learning how to make yourself a better runner, better parent, better friend, better partner, and a better person. The lessons that Angie and Kevin learn from running can carry over into all aspects of your life, and together, we are here to explore those connections through current research, experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you.

120: Goal Setting for 2020 Dec 27, 2019

We just bid our goodbyes to 2019 as we welcomed the new year. Before taking our full leap to 2020, let us take time to look back at everything we went through in 2019, in our life and in our running journey. The good and bad times, your wins and defeats and all other things that didn't turn out...

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119: Lessons from 2019 - In Running and Life Dec 19, 2019

It’s getting close to the end of the year, which means it’s time to look back and see what we can learn from the past year.  Problems, challenges, and obstacles were all there to teach lessons, and if we do not take the time to figure out what the lesson was, we will be spending...

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118: Avoiding Running Aches and Pains Dec 13, 2019

 

No one likes being hurt.  You lose your running routine.  You can lose some fitness if you are out for too long.  What about the smaller aches and pains? Reminders that you ran that day.  A twinge as you run down the street. Soreness when you wake up or try to fall...

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117: Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success? Dec 05, 2019

Goals are great.  Plans are useful. What about when you carefully choose a goal and follow a plan and just seem to keep missing?  The important ingredient missing from a standard training plan is to continue building and fostering belief. Without belief in the possibility of the...

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116: Give Thanks For Your Running Journey, Each and Every Run Nov 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and think about the things that we are grateful for.  It is a wonderful time to reflect and just be. Yes, there can be a lot to do, especially if you are hosting, but it’s also a time to sit back and relax and just enjoy.  How many...

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115: Do You Actually Want To Achieve Your Goal? Nov 21, 2019

Goals are great. They can give us direction and focus.  They can keep us motivated and push us through rough patches.  However, goals need to be created carefully. Before a goal can be created, we have to decide on our life priorities and make sure that any goal fits with our overall...

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114: Does Your Past Define You? Nov 14, 2019

What kind of runner are you?

What kind of Runner do you want to be?

Who do you want to be?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  You must understand your past to take a look at how and where we can improve, but we must live in the present.  We can choose every moment to be...

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113: Do You Live To Run or Run To Live? Nov 07, 2019

"I don’t run to add more years to my life, I run to add more life to my years".  - Ronald Rook

Don’t run to live, live to run!

With more reflection, experience, and miles completed, I think these popular running quotes sound nice, but I am not sure if they are correct.  Why...

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112: Running is Tough - Are You Tougher? Oct 31, 2019

 When the workout gets hard, the run gets long and tiresome, work is piling up, the family is pulling you every direction what story do you tell yourself?  Do you accept the overwhelm? Do you start making excuses before the poor performance has happened? Do you back off because it is...

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111: How Looking Ahead Can Keep Us Behind Oct 24, 2019

It is not the struggle of the moment that overwhelms us.  It is regret over something we cannot change and apprehension about what may come.  Live for the moment and the moment becomes easier. Decisions become clearer. “Can’t” simply disappears.  You current...

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110: The Problem with Perfection Oct 17, 2019

Sometimes it is possible to get so wrapped up in trying to be as prepared as you can, that you never actually reach the destination.  This is the problem with perfectionism. At it worst, perfectionism is a crutch that can be used to never actually have to take a risk. When you can take a...

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109: Stop Pushing So Hard Oct 10, 2019

Every workout is not a race.  Every plank is not a competition.  Every task should not require you to dig deep into the well and scrape out every bit of energy in the name of greatness.  This may sound like an episode on recovery, but it’s not. This is about the importance...

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