Julia Beckley – Adaptive Athlete – Making a Difference!

Julia Beckley - AWD Athlete

Hello Runners!

Wowza! It has been a hot, hot summer thus far! It can undoubtedly be challenging to run in training and races. Are you an intelligent runner, staying hydrated and not overheating? I hope so!

August is upon us and the fall race season is just around the corner. Where did the summer go? It is flying by so fast. Not fair!

My guest in this episode is Julia Beckley from here in Denver. Julia is an AWD adaptive athlete that is making quite a difference. What is AWD, you ask? Athletes with Disabilities.

See, Julia is a push-rim athlete who pushes herself to the limit. Unfortunately, however, she has several medical conditions. One is hypophosphatasia, a rare condition that keeps bones and teeth from developing the right way, making them more likely to form incorrectly or break. Since she was eight years old, she has broken close to 45 bones.

An athlete from childhood, she has competed in races from a 5K to a 100-mile ultra. And she is making a difference being an advocate to bring push-rim wheelchair inclusion to more Colorado races. Julia is also the Director of the AWD side of the Human Race in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to be held on Saturday, August 5th.

Julia is a rock star, and her incredible story will inspire you. Also joining are Eddie Perez and Josh Gomez, who were on her support crew for this year’s Colfax Marathon. We recorded this conversation at Runners Roost on Colorado Blvd. in Denver.

In my intro, I also talk about the nasty pre-race jitters!

Enjoy this episode! And if Julia’s story inspires you, please send me a note to let me know your thoughts at jim@feelgoodrunning.com.

Thank you runners for listening to the Feel-Good Running Podcast! Please consider sharing this podcast with your running friends and on your social media platforms if you like it. I do not spend money to advertise my podcast. Instead, I try to grow it organically, which is by you, my listeners, sharing it! Thank You!

Remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. The world is terrifying these days, especially in our wonderful country. We all need to make a difference now more than ever. So happy running; stay hydrated and cool during these hot summer days! Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:40] – Host Jim Lynch
[11:59]- Julia Berkley Interview (w/Eddie Perez & Josh Gomez)
[1:08:27] – Inspirational Running Quote /Jim episode close


Show Notes

Julia Beckley – Adaptive Athlete

Facebook Page

Human Race – Ft. Collins, Colorado – August 5 & 6, 2022

New Belgium Brewing – Ft. Collins, Colorado – Julie on Panel for Human Race – Stop By – August 4, 2022

ABC 7 NewsPara athletes hope return to full Colfax Marathon is permanent – April 2022

Esposwimbikerun – Long Video Interview on YouTube – March 2022

Achilles International – Website

Soft Bones – Article (written by Julia)

ABC 7 News – Denver – News Story – July 2021

New York Road Runners – 5 part series during Covid – July 2021

Coloradoan – Ft. Collins – Human Race – August 2021

Base Performance – Interview – October 2021

Fox 5 News – Las Vegas – January 2019

We are Superman – Podcast – ( Bill Stahl’s podcast, was David Clarke)

Runners Roost Colorado – Colorado Blvd Store

Jason Romero – Feel Good Running Podcast – Episode #16



Runners World On-Line – Sorry, the article by Coach PJ Thompson was only through the Email. However, Runners World On-Line is a great site for runners. Check it out! 


Inspirational Running Quote

” Know me for my abilities, Not my disability ~Unknown



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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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