Power of a Running Group!

Hello Runners!

How are you? I hope you are doing ok through these tough times with the Covid-19 virus that has shut down our communities and have dramatically changed our lives. I hope you are following the CDC guidelines and self isolating, socially distancing and washing your hands.

I am so thankful that our sport allows us the freedom to still get outside to run. Of course, not in a group and mostly by yourself. If you do run with someone, you still need to keep a distance of 6 feet.

This episode is very special to me and I will cherish this episode forever. In early February, a few of the core runners from the Kihei Wednesday Night Running Group, which I organized for five years, got together at a local craft brew pub, What Ales You. We had a wonderful conversation and talked about our running group and the power of belonging to a running group. You will not only enjoy it but it will remind you of your running group, if you belong to one.

I also give my personal thoughts about the most touching surprise goodbye party for me to send me off to Denver. It was the most touching, wonderful and humbling thing that ever happened to me in my life. And the gift that Kathleen and the group presented too me was very overwhelming. There is a picture of it and other pictures from that night below.

And even the last Wednesday run that night, Zohra wrote in chalk very nice messages along the route. I ran a bit by myself that night and looked at each of those messages.

I miss this group and all the wonderful runners that have made my life so much better. And I am thankful to Kathleen and Josh for keeping the group going.

These are trying times and I would like to hear from you. I hope you are all doing well. Please feel free to send me an email at jim@feelgoodrunning.com and let me know what is on your mind and if I can provide any advice. I will answer all emails personally. I would love to hear from you and how you are doing.

Be safe, be healthy and do your part so we can all get back to normal soon!

~ Jim



What Ales You – Great craft brew pub in Kihei, HI – Where we recorded the conversation! Visit it!

Manoli’s Pizza Company – Wonderful restaurant in Wailea, HI – Where the goodbye party that Josh and Kathleen was held.

Three Sixteen Hair Haven – North Kihei, HI – Catalina and her husband Derek have this salon. If you are visiting Maui and need a color, cut of style, please visit them. They also have more services.



This was one of the most touching and humbling nights of my life. I cannot thank Kathleen, Josh, and the Wednesday Night runners for make this the most memorable night of my life 🙂


Inspirational Running Quote (during these trying times)

“Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do!”Dr. Robert L. Schuller


Communicate – Send a note to Jim. Ask a question, make a comment or suggest a guest. Send it to jim@feelgoodrunning.com


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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.

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.

If you like my podcast, please share it with your running friends and on your Social Media platforms. And a nice rating and review on Apple Podcast would be appreciated!

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

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