Running Inspirational News– February 2, 2022

Hello Runners,

How is it going? It’s February, and we have already completed one month of 2022. I hope you are all healthy.

Are you on track with your running goals for 2022? And for our new runners who may have started your running journey as a new year resolution, are you still with us? I guarantee if you stick with running, it will change you as a person.

I just returned from Maui and had a wonderful time. So I spent much of my time prepping the course for the 2022 Maui Marathon coming up on Sunday, April 24th. The mile markings needed to be touched up, and the race course is now tip-top shape. And oh so beautiful! So consider running it this year! Just think of what a fantastic vacation this would be.

And the good news is I have a unique code that will give you 25% off either the full or half marathon for the 2022 Maui Marathon. CODE: feelgoodrunning25 (case sensitive) This code does not apply to the Marathon Relay, 5K, or 10K races.

While in Maui, I planned to run the 10K of the Maui Oceanfront Marathon instead; I helped the timing company at the halfway point of the half marathon. It was great to see all the runners as they turned to head back. A perfect morning!

Of course, I saw many of my friends, and it felt like I had never left. Maui is forever in my heart, and who knows, I could once again be my home in the future.

In this episode, I have four news stories for you. The first story is about our homegirl from right here in Denver, Brittany Charboneau, who won overall women for all four races at the Disney Marathon Goofy Challenge. The second is a story about how running makes you smarter. The third is about a remarkable woman Gretchen Schoenstein. And finally, a heartwarming story about Wrinkle the Duck, who ran the 2021 NYC Marathon. Enjoy

If you know someone with a unique running story, please feel free to share it with me. You can Email it to me at

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.

And remember 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

[00:33] – Host Jim Lynch

[06:48] -Gretchen Schoenstein

[12:54] – Running Makes you Smarter

[18:30] -Wrinkle “the Duck” – Ran 2021 NYC Marathon

[26:04] -Brittany Charboneau

[28:11] – Inspirational Running Quote /Jim episode close


Show Notes

Brittany Charboneau – Top Woman winner in all four Goofy Challenge events at the 2022 Disney Marathon ESPN ArticleWebsite

Running Makes you Smarter – Largest Organ (Top 5 of Everything – Noel James Riggs, Madrid Journalist)10 Minutes of Running can Boost your Mood (Changing America – Joseph Guzman Journalist) – How Running can Make Your Brain Work Better (Runners World – Jordan Smith Writer) – Study (Nature Publication – Scientific Reports)

Gretchen SchoensteinRunning through Pain to the 100th Half-Marathon (Sonoma Index-Tribune – Caleb Logue Journalist) – YouTube InterviewFacebook

Wrinkle “the Duck” – Ran 2021 NYC Marathon – Article and VideoWrinkle on Tic Tok Wrinkle on YouTubeWrinkle Interview on YouTubeAnimal Kingdom Top Marathoners (Popular Mechanics – Brian Resnick Journalist)

Inspirational Running Quote

“Good Things Come to those that Sweat!”



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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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