Running Inspirational News– October 13, 2021 (Minisode)

Hello Runners,

Live races! Two USA major marathons, Chicago and Boston, are in the history books. Denver’s Colfax Marathon this weekend and NYC Marathon around the corner. What a great feeling if you are a runner!

I completed my first race in over two years, the Denver Hot Chocolate 15k. What a perfect day, great weather, lots of runners, finish line fun, and I exceeded my goal expectation. I’ll take this high to the Colfax Half-Marathon this Saturday and hope I do ok. And if not, so what, it’s a live race. I want to be a part of it no matter how I do.

You will enjoy this episode. First, I have a surprise discussion with mother and son Karen Ostlund and Al Balmer, former guests on my podcast. They both completed the 2021 Boston Marathon Monday, and we had a brief discussion on their experience.

We also explore three stories; one is tips for if you are either starting or need a motivational boost to get started. Another is for runners approaching or are already in their later years. Is it necessarily true that you will slow down due to age? Find out! And a story about runners, including myself, that have or are running a marathon in all 50 States. You will enjoy these stories!

Congratulations to each of you that have run completed your fall race, and if you still have one in sight, good luck!

We want to hear about your fall 2021 race experience. Just go to There are instructions and a link that you can record a little about your race experience. I’ll put a group of them together in a future episode. Your experience in your own words will motivate other runners!

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. And please get on our mailing list. I will send out two Emails per month to announce new episodes and items of interest, all about running. You can sign up by Clicking HERE!

Train hard, run harder, and be well. And remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It’s good for the heart, mind, and soul and helps make this crazy world a better place. It’s the right thing to do!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:32] – Host Jim Lynch Open

[02:40] – Discussion with 2021 Mother and Son Boston Marathon finishers, Karen Ostlund and Al Balmer

[14:46] – Tips and Motivation to get off the couch and running for new and seasoned runners

[21:48] – Running a marathon in all 50 States

[29:55] – Keep the running fire burning as you age. You can stay fast!

[35:30] – Inspirational Running Quote/Jim episode close


Show Notes

Karen Ostlund & Al Balmer – Listen to their Feel Good Running past episodes

Where to start and stay motivated4 keys to make running a habit (article -Brittany Hambleton) – Running quotes for beginners (article – Run for goodChristine Luft)

50 Marathons in 50 StatesSeth Elsheimer (article UCF Today Kylie Martin) – Tom Adair50 State Marathon Club Jim Lynch & David Zonker Feel Good Running Episode

Keep the running fire burning as you ageFast after 50 (Joel Friel) – Joe Friel’s BlogAge is Irrelevant when it comes to fitness (Nick Heil, Outside Online)


Inspirational Running Quote

A simple quote but very much relevant for those of you doing or have completed a 2021 fall race

Start Unknown. Finish Unforgettable ~ Nike



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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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