FGR #3 | Malia Crouse – An Amazing Runner giving Back to Running!

Hello Runners,

Welcome to Episode #3 of Feel Good Running. I appreciate you listening and hope you are enjoying the podcast. I’m working hard to bring you a show that is motivating, inspirational and entertaining. There are many running podcasts out there so thanks for giving us a chance. I welcome your feedback and suggestions on possible topics. And if you like this podcast I hope you subscribe and give us a nice review.

This episode I interview my good friend Malia Crouse. Malia is actually from Maui but ventured off island to go to college and ended up in Denver for 10 years. She eventually fell into the Colorado running scene. Malia is nothing short an outstanding runner. Fast and focused is how I would describe her. She has won the overall women in a few marathons and also won several smaller races.

If you listened to the first two episodes, and especially Episode #1 you know that my goal for Feel Good Running is to focus on the everyday runner. Though Malia would be considered more of an elite runner compared to us mere mortal everyday runners, she gives back to the running community in so many ways.

Two years ago she moved back home here on Maui and immediately immersed herself into the Maui running community. She started a little business, the Maui Running Company. She puts on two Sunday runs per month with participation not only from locals but visitors as well. Malia put on an ultra event in the summer of 2018 and is the Assistant Race Director of the Maui Marathon and on the board of directors of the Valley Isle Road Runners., the local running club on Maui.

Malia is such a joy to be around and her infectious personality will certainly rub off on you. If you are ever on Maui, treat yourself and join her run on a Sunday. I’m honored to be her friend and I know you will enjoy my interview with her.

In addition to my interview with Malia, I talk about the Boston Marathon Qualification times and a little off the subject discussion on the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody.  I thought it was awesome and Rami Malek played lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury just spot on.  And of course we have a few running news items.

Thanks again for listening.  And I always say, just "show up" and always feel good about your running!

-Jim

 

 

Jim's Opening

Boston Marathon Qualification Times

Bohemian Rhapsody - Official Trailer

 

News Items

Sarah Smith – Fighting Cancer running the Columbus Marathon

Whitney Black and Stephen Phillips – Getting hitched at the Detroit Marathon

Will Smith – Havana Half Marathon – Bucket List

 

Malia Crouse

Maui Running Company - Pick up some Maui Swag

Facebook

Instagram

Atlanta Marathon

Big Sur Marathon

Detroit Marathon

Hal Higdon - Training Program

Hapalua Half Marathon - The Chase

Hana Relay

Jeff Galloway - Training Program

Lifelong Endurance - Article

Maui Marathon

McMillian Running - Training Program

Nuun - Article

Runners Roost - Colorado

Valley Isle Road Runners - Maui

Xterra - Article

 

Malia Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE

Run when you canwalk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” - Dean Karnazes

 

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About the Host, Jim Lynch

Thank you for listening to my podcast. I'm a long time "Feel Good" runner myself completing 101 Marathons and a certified 50 State finisher having completed a marathon in all 50 states plus DC.

Additionally I am the Co-Race Director of the Maui Marathon, Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now venturing into the world of Podcasting.

Running is my passion and has really defined my life. With all the support over the years I have personally received from volunteers from all the races I have done, I would like to give back.

The "Feel Good Running" podcast is for the everyday runner. If you are a long time runner, fairly new to running or even just thinking about running, I hope to appeal to you and bring you inspiration and motivation with my guests and my many years of running experience. I hope to be one of your go to running podcasts for years to come.

Thank you for listening and I hope you too will become a "Feel Good Runner" yourself! -Jim

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