Aug 17, 2018
Come meet members of the Running 4 Real Superstars Community! I
let you tell me who you wanted to meet on the running podcast. In
the first Superstars episode I was not sure how well it would be
received but it turns out it was one of the most frequently
downloaded episodes and many commented just how much they enjoyed
“meeting” some of the people here in the community.
“Just everyday runners”is how they all describe
themselves, but they all have such wonderful stories to tell about
running and what it means to them. Pull up a chair or put on your
running shoes and meet some more of our wonderful community.
The Running for Real Superstars Community
• Tawni Gomes
• Joe Dannaoui
• Allison McArthur
• Florian Kraemer
• Alfred Jongsma
• Julie Atkinson
What you will learn about:
- Who Tawni Gomes revered in the 90’s and how she used that as
inspiration to lose weight, become a message board leader for
100,000 members (after getting hit by a car walking) and write a
book and appear on the cover of another.
- What Joe Dannaoui wants us all to know about what is is like to
struggle with depression and what you can do to help lift yourself
out of the lows. How movement and community can be there for you
when you most need them. Talk to someone. Move. Pick a challenge or
a goal to motivate yourself.
- How Allison McArthur had a running theme for her wedding
because she loves running so much and what she gave her attendants
as gifts. How she has evolved from hiding in solemn clothing while
running to the Allison the running tights fashion plate Unicorn
Legging Running tights wearer we all love.
- How Florian Kraemer, who is a biochemist and self professed
nerd, has tossed out the data when it comes to running and became a
true advocate of running by listening to your body and the effort
it is expending rather than being a slave to your watch. His most
important message to us is the importance of volunteering at races
and how much it will give to you as a runner.
- How Alfred Jongsma has gotten his wife, daughter and son-in-law
involved in running and the R4R Community. We also learn about
Alfred’s battle with a rare blood disorder where his body creates
too many red blood cells, which can result in heart attacks or
stroke, and which also leads to excessive fatigue. Yes, he is our
favorite Unicorn Runner.
- How Julie Atkinson undertook a personal challenge in March 2016
of walking every day for a month when she got a new Fitbit. Her son
talked her into doing a few runs during that time. So then
beginning in April 2016, she started a new streak to run for a
month and that hasn’t stopped. Julie has done it the smart way,
learning from the community about how to prevent injury and keep
Last week's episode withJared Ward
Running for Real Superstars Community
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