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.

128: Stop Lying To Yourself Feb 20, 2020

If you tell someone about your big goals with confidence that you will achieve them, many will just smile and nod.  Those who do acknowledge your goal, will often point out you are illogical, filled with wishful thinking, and are just a dreamer who should come back to reality.  Some...

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127: Train Smarter, Not Harder (What Does That Even Mean?) Feb 13, 2020

Many runners train as hard as they can every time they run.  If they are not exhausted by the end of a workout, they feel they have not maximized their time.  This leads to a plateau, boredom, injury or burnout. Wouldn’t it be nice to make progress without having to feel so tired...

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126: What is the Next Right Step? (And How To Get Unstuck) Feb 06, 2020

We all want to become better runners and better humans.  We know there are steps that should be taken to move us along this path.  But life keeps getting in the way and the excuses are so easily found. Without a plan for moving forward, we will fall behind.  In this episode, we go...

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125: The Thing You Do Everyday That Affects Your Running Success Jan 30, 2020

If comparison is the thief of joy, judgment is the subtle temptation to steal.  In this episode we continue to discuss our need to compare ourselves and how our desire to pass judgment on everything we see leads to the need to compare.  Listen and enjoy, but please don’t judge.

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124: The Hidden Culprit Taking Joy Out of Our Running Jan 23, 2020

Comparison comes very easily to us and it can rob us of joy.  When we are experiencing satisfaction in our life, why does it matter what level of satisfaction our neighbor is experiencing.  Even further, shouldn’t their greater satisfaction just inspire us to greater heights? Why...

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123: Forget What You Know So You Can Grow Jan 16, 2020

Change is difficult because it removes the stability and comfort of our current situation.  It pushes us into a place of uncertainty which we naturally resist. It also requires us to look at ourselves at our current situation and habits from a whole new perspective.  We cannot learn...

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122: Running From Seizures: Kevin's Journey to Jacksonville and Race Recap Jan 10, 2020

Last weekend Kevin ran a marathon almost exactly 2 years after his third seizure back in 2017.  There was concern about whether running this far and this hard was simply too much for him. It has been a long journey back focused on overall physical and mental health.  This journey...

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121: What is a Real Life Runner? Jan 02, 2020

What does it take to be considered a runner? Is it by the number of running medals? The number of finish lines crossed? This stigma has been going on for a very long time and it's making difficult for most of us to really decipher the real essence of becoming a runner.

Becoming a runner is a...

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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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