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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[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
It’s Time to stop Glamorizing the ‘No Pain No Gain’ Mindset – Runners World Article written by Molly Huddle
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
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