Running Inspirational News– November 23, 2021 (Heart Edition)

Hello Runners,

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the time of the year when we all give thanks for the blessings in our lives. And we share our time with the people we love over a nice meal. Thankfully, we have that opportunity this year, though we must still be respectful to follow the current restrictions as we travel. I’ll be visiting my brother in Pittsburgh this Thanksgiving.

Congratulations to all of you who will be running the 2022 Boston Marathon. Everyone who qualified this past year will be accepted! If you’ve not run Boston in the past and are qualified, go for it. Get it done. Qualifying times are set for 2023, and who knows what the cutoff time will be.

In this episode, I dive into the subject of the heart and running. I mentioned two runners last episode that experienced heart attacks during their race. And the most publicized was 34 year old Meghan Roth at this year’s Boston Marathon. My family has a strong history of heart issues and I must pay close attention to my heart health. Even if you think you are healthy and in shape, it is good to get a checkup at least once a year. Meghan was in peak shape. Preventive maintenance is the best medicine for sure.

I focus on two runners, Marla Sewall and Darlene Anita Scott, both were in shape and had heart issues. They are both grateful to be alive. And I also throw in a heartfelt story that you will absolutely love. Enjoy this episode.

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, and please share this with your running friends and on your social media platforms. I would very much appreciate it.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Eat a lot because you earned it! And remember, especially now, to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It’s good for the heart, mind, and soul. The world needs more kindness, right!. Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:32] – Host Jim Lynch

[02:44] – Marla Sewall

[05:43] – Darlene Anita Scott

[08:27] – – Heart Information Pertaining to Running

[10:45] – Julie “Hurricane” Hawkins

[12:49] – Inspirational Running Quote/Jim episode close


Show Notes

Marla Seawall – Heart Stopped Article (Health Day– Writer – Tate Gunnerson) – Marla’s Facebook Page

Darlene Anita Scott – Heart failure survivor – Article (Health DayWriter – Diane Daniel) – Darlene’s Website

Active.ComArticle – How Running Affects your Heart (Author – Kim Dinan)

Julie “Hurricane” HawkinsVideo breaking world recordArticle (USA Today – Writer – Wyatte Grantham-Philips) – WAFB 9 Baton Rough, Louisiana Article and Interview


Inspirational Running Quote

“Don’t run with your legs, run with your Heart.” – Ultramarathonman, Dean Karnazes



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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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