Bobby O’Donnell – “Running Wild”

Hello Runners,

How’s things? Hanging in there? Keeping your motivation level up to run? Are you still jazzed about virtual races or are you burned out on them? I know it is hard to keep focused without a target race.

Bobby O’Donnell, author of the book Running Wild is my guest this episode. At 17, while in Boston to celebrate his dads birthday, he wanted to run the Boston Marathon. Only because he wanted a jacket.

Well, he did run it on April 15, 2013, the year of the bombings. The events of that day changed the course of his life forever. Over the following five years, dealing with PTSD, he tacked it by running all seven continents. An amazing conversation!

Keeping an eye on the 2021 races. Rock n’ Roll cancelled the Denver Half-Marathon and the New Orleans Marathon for next year and will bring them back in 2022. Hope this is not a trend.

I did my first trail run at Green Mountain in West Denver a week ago. Picked up a brand new pair of HOKA Speed Goat trail shoes. Beautiful run and more trails are in my future. But not the shoes. I picked up some groceries on the way home. Brought everything into my place except for my new shoes. Let the car unlocked and the shoes are gone. $160 gone. Bummer 🙁

Enjoy your week! And be safe runners. Wear your mask in public. Please be kind and courteous to others. And remember to “just show up and always, ALWAYS, feel good about YOUR running!”

~ Jim




 Bobby O’Donnell


Inspirational Running Quote

“Adventure and spontaneity is what brings a smile to my soul and allows me to live without the regret of ever having to wonder, What if?” – Bobby O’Donnell



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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.

I am the Race Director of the Maui Marathon and former Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now a recognized Podcaster!

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.

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