I don’t remember my very first running race. I have a photo of myself as a little girl, maybe 7, wearing homemade terrycloth running shorts, a tucked-in tee shirt and knee high socks. I was holding a medal around my neck for placing in the 440 yard run in the junior jaycees track meet. I […]
Running changed my life. As a kid, I was not active. I grew up an “inside girl” who mostly enjoyed books, movies and knitting. Then I became a mom for the first time, then the second. Somehow after my second kid was born, the lack of me became even more real. My body no longer seemed my own.
The first time I wore it [the skirt!] I knew I had found my running uniform. I didn’t have to tug and pull at it, it didn’t ride up, and magically I also felt… pretty. I could get through an entire run without actually thinking about the clothes I was wearing. Oh, and bonus! It had storage! A place for me to put my tampon, my kleenex, and my phone! That was something I’d never found in another pice of running gear.
Well, well…the minute I put that skirt on, I felt better. It was unbelievably comfortable and when I looked in the mirror it was “Frump No More”.
Welcome to Episode 6 of Run This World. Today’s episode features Erin Carson, former pro athlete, “Trainer to the Tri Stars,” owner of RallySport in Boulder, and generally awesome person. Erin has such an open, nurturing view of the world. She truly wants people to enjoy long, happy lives. As she says, “There are a lot of winners out there. If you can finish and say, ‘I did the best I could,’ then you win. That’s winning.”
Today’s episode features Rip Esselstyn, a man of many talents. I first knew Rip as an incredibly talented pro triathlete who raced against my husband Tim in the mid 90s. After his triathlon career, he became a firefighter in Austin, TX. It was there that he founded the Engine 2 empire which started as a macho “who has the lowest cholesterol” contest between firefighters and has become a massive movement in the plant-powered arena.
Today’s Run This World Podcast episode #4 called “Fearless and Free” features running pioneer and legend Kathrine Switzer who at 20 years old became the first woman to ever officially run the Boston marathon, despite being attacked during the all-men’s race. Today Kathrine is a speaker, author and activist for women’s rights around […]
Today’s Run This World Podcast episode #2 called “Living Authentically” features Molly Barker. Molly is a thinker. A questioner. A self-described Gentle Provoker. Most notably, she’s the Founder of Girls on the Run. After retiring from that incredible organization with over 200 chapters serving over 200k 3rd to 8th grade girls, Molly didn’t […]