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.

144: Action Creates Clarity Jun 11, 2020

 

There is some prevailing wisdom in the personal growth world that taking action will guide you in what to do next.  The thought is rooted in the idea that staying frozen while clinging to perfection will not get you anywhere, so you simply need to do something.  This striving...

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143: Running: Unity Through Challenges Jun 04, 2020

Running should be an act of unity.  It is a sport with a low barrier of entry and people of all races, ages, and abilities can connect over the challenge of a run.  While we are currently without races, we are not without challenges.  Now seems like an important time to step back...

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142: The Pros and Cons of Labeling Ourselves as Runners May 28, 2020

 

Personal statements that begin with “I am” carry power and strength.  They define us and lead our actions.  They are our label, often empowering, but sometimes limiting.  We also put labels on the world around us.  We group people together as though they...

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141: Structure Creates Success May 21, 2020

Structure and plans matter if you actually want to be successful.  Raw talent will take you pretty far.  Working really hard will get you pretty far.  Most people are not born with Olympic level running prowess.  Even runners who do hard things would appreciate some things...

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140: What Happened to My Running Motivation? May 14, 2020

 Lack of motivation is a real issue that many runners are facing.  While it’s easy to simply say, choose to be motivated, it’s a little more complicated that just that.  We live in a world full of options and choices.  We are often bombarded with endless...

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139: TMI? Some Things Only Runners Understand May 07, 2020

Running has a way of bringing down some of the privacy walls we put up around us.  There is a saying that everything comes out on a long run.  Sharing personal experiences and feelings can be very cathartic and we have mentioned that before.  Today, we go intimate, but not in a...

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138: The Things That Might Be Missing From Your Running Foundation Apr 30, 2020

Runners love to run and if you talk to them about building a foundation, they will give you all sorts of stats about base mileage and speed workouts.  However, the complete picture of a well rounded foundation needs to include strength and mobility.  Without these ingredients our...

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137: What Makes The Running Community So Special? Apr 23, 2020

Runners love other runners.  We love to talk about running and training and racing.  We will compare shoes and workouts and anything else we can think of.  Running, at its best, breaks down barriers because we all know that we run and we have that in common.  In this time we...

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136: 9 Tips for Running in the Time of COVID Apr 16, 2020

While much of the world is locked down, stuck at home, and quarantined, in many locations runners are still able to get out and exercise.  In this episode we cover some practical issues related to running and exercising during the quarantine. Simple guidance that you could put into practice...

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135: If Not Now, When? Apr 09, 2020

We often wait for the perfect time to start a new activity.  We expect that the sky will part and a voice will give us permission to start.  We set up an endless list of excuses as to why we cannot start. We create a list of events that must occur before we can start. Let’s be...

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134: How To Adjust When Life Gets in the Way Apr 02, 2020

There are many reasons you may need to adjust a training plan.  You could get sick, bogged down at work, stay out late with friends, or just feel wiped and in need of an off day.  Perhaps there is a pandemic sweeping the globe that is making running easier or more difficult. Maybe a...

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133: How Do You Respond To Something New? Mar 26, 2020

When we are approached with a new idea, opportunity, or challenge, our perspective will determine the result.  Do we approach timidly with fear and apprehension about what could go wrong? Do we try to make it fit into the world we already know because that is more comfortable?  Do we...

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