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.

197: The 5 Keys to Consistency mindset Apr 29, 2021

How do you know if you are being consistent? Is it running 5 days a week? 6 days? Running hard? Running easy all the time? Truth is... consistency looks a little different for everyone.

 

In this episode, we talk about consistency and why understanding your brain can...

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193: Overcome Pre-Race Anxiety mindset Apr 01, 2021

Races are starting to come back onto the schedule. Whether it is a smaller local race or a major marathon with thousands of runners, racing is returning. With racing can come a major issue for many runners - pre-race nerves. The anxiety around racing has disappeared for the past year, but as...

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Running's Benefits on the Brain mindset Feb 08, 2021

If you don’t already use running as a form of therapy yourself, you’ve probably at least heard it described that way by someone you know. Many runners swear by the mood-boosting benefits of running, and some doctors are even beginning to recommend it as a frontline treatment for mild...

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174: The Running Journey mindset Dec 10, 2020

Running is a very interesting sport.  From training runs around your neighborhood, to trails, parks, and tracks, most runs you have gone on just bring you back to where you started.  If we do not pay attention, we may think this is just a lot of sweating to not get anywhere. ...

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Finding Consistency mindset Oct 26, 2020

Helen Klein was in her mid-50s and had never run a mile when her husband, Norman, approached her about running a 10-mile race together. Helen decided she didn’t want Norman to run the race alone, so she began running around the yard with him — starting with a fifth of a mile and...

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164: How To Find Consistency Without Motivation mindset Oct 22, 2020

 

Most runners understand the idea of consistency and how small consistent steps can pay off with a huge reward.  Major milestones are not reached overnight, and meteoric rises are usually followed by similar falls.  Runners, especially long distance runners, understand the idea...

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160: How This Mindset Tool Helped One Runner to Shift and Succeed mindset Sep 29, 2020

 

We've got a special bonus episode with one of our real life runners, Shelly Bernot!  Shelly shares her running journey with us, and we talk more about the idea of growth mindset.  

Shelly realized that she was operating from more of a fixed mindset throughout her life, so when...

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How Gratitude Can Help Us With Running Struggles mindset Sep 07, 2020

In the summer of 2010, LeBron James made a major announcement: He was leaving his hometown NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. In an ESPN interview announcing the decision, he said, “One thing I didn’t want to do was make an emotional decision. I wanted to do...

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156: Be Thankful for the Challenges mindset Sep 03, 2020

 

Gratitude is usually seen as a very positive thing, but a gratitude practice or an “attitude of gratitude” is both more simple and more complex than it first seems. Beginning the day or ending the day with a journal practice of gratitude for one or three items has become very...

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103: Do You Care Too Much? mindset Aug 29, 2019

 

This episode tackles the fairly complicated topic of caring about your goals.  It would seem that caring about your results would be important, but we also discuss the darker side of caring too much, that you prevent yourself from ever reaching the goal. 

We start with the idea...

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099: How categories can hold us back from the person and runner we want to be mindset Aug 01, 2019

Travelling home always makes me think about how we tend to create neat and clean descriptions for the people in our lives.  The more rarely we encounter them, the more likely we are to group them with other similar people. Our brain likes categories for organizing large amounts of...

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095: Moving Outside Your Comfort Zone mindset training Jul 04, 2019

Running can be a challenge and it can get especially hard when we are adding in workouts at higher intensities.  Naturally, when we find a workout that we are good at, we are going to want to repeat that workout. That’s where we can get into a little trouble. 

Over time your body...

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