Running Inspirational News – December 6, 2021

Hello Runners,

How are you? We are now in December, the final stretch of 2021, and smack dab in the heart of the holiday season. And this is the time of the year where we may eat a little more than usual. So running is more important to burn those calories. Right? 

Since it is December, there’s probably some Jingle Bell run close to you. Sign up for one to keep a goalStaying motivated this time of the year can be rough with the shorter days and possible winter weather where you live. Here in Denver, we’ve not had our first snow of the season. The temperatures have been warm, with lots of sun, and no snow. Hawaii is getting snow! Not in Denver. I’m not complaining. I like running in the cooler temps but am not a fan of snow. Please keep it in the mountains!

I feature three stories that I know you will enjoy in this episode. First is an article about the high expectations of athletes to perform at the expense of their health. This article was written by famed runner Molly Huddle. The second is about Mike Kasamoto, who has a goal to run marathons into his 90’s, And, finally, Jeff Kaplan, not expected to live due to a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car while out running. Enjoy this episode.

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Thank you for listening to the Feel Good Running Podcast! If you like it, please consider sharing this podcast with your running friends and on your social media platforms. I would very much appreciate it, and it will help the show grow.

Keep the holiday spirit, everyone! And remember, especially during the holidays, to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It’s good for the heart, mind, and soul. Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:30] – Host Jim Lynch

[05:09] – It’s Time to Stop Glamorizing the ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Mindset

[12:05] – Mike Kasamoto

[15:55] – Jeff Kaplan 

[23:04] – Inspirational Running Quote Poem/Jim episode close


Show Notes

It’s Time to stop Glamorizing the ‘No Pain No Gain’ MindsetRunners World Article written by Molly Huddle

Mike Kasamoto – Khon 2 Oahu  – Video Story by Kristine Uyeno

Jeff KaplanAlmost died training for the NYC MarathonRunners World Article by Cindy KuzmaRunning for attention by Jeff KaplanNRYY Team for Kids


Inspirational Running Quote Poem

Poem by Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Jeff Kaplan

5 seconds, I look, 15 miles in the rear
5 seconds, I’m heading home, this training’s sincere
5 seconds, I’m in a crosswalk, I’m in the clear
5 seconds, I see my apartment complex, my home is near
5 seconds, 27 years
5 seconds, the Jeff I once was disappears
5 seconds, My blood and my tears
5 seconds, A new life, unknown fear

     5 seconds



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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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