Running Inspirational News and Stories – April 12, 2022

Hello Runners,

Pollen is upon us as trees and flowers come back to life after the winter months. Well, that, of course, depends on where you live. Trees and flowers bloom all year long in some parts of the United States. Not in Denver. We get the sunshine here, but the trees are bare, and the landscape is brown, though the vista views of the snowcap mountains are breathtaking.

With Pollen, for some of us, comes allergies. Sneezing, runny nose, stuffed up head, sneezing, and runny nose. It can be not very pleasant, but as runners, we work through it. So be sure to take some Kleenex with you on your run because, undoubtedly, you will need to blow your nose.

Here is an article from Canadian Running titled “Should you run with Seasonal Allergies?”. Good luck; my allergies are mild but still sometimes irritating.

In this episode, I have three stories for you:

  1. Addiction to my running watch. Focus on the Apple Watch
  2. Spencer Dukoff, the deputy editor at Men’s Health magazine, ran the 50th NYC Marathon as his first. Spencer’s journey is remarkable.
  3. Brandess Wallace, who was a runner, then wasn’t, the was again. Hear her story and her love of running.

These stories will motivate and inspire you! Enjoy then!

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

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

Remember to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It’s good for the heart, mind, and soul. Good luck with all of your 2022 running goals; run smart, and stay injury-free. Peace everyone!

~ Jim


Show Timestamps

[00:32] – Host Jim Lynch

[07:14] – Apple Watch Running Buddy

[14:54] – Spencer Dukoff

[21:26] – Brandess Wallace

[26:50] – Inspirational Running Quote /Jim episode close


Show Notes

Apple Watch – Making a Better Running Buddy, Seven Tips – CNet Article (Venessa Hand Orellana – Journalist) Vanessa on Twitter

Spencer DukoffMen’sHealth Magazine Article by Spencer DukoffTwitterAsics Ekiden Team Info

Brandess WallaceFrom zero to running 100 miles – Fox 37 News Report (Luisa Wiewgorra-Reporter) – Facebook

Ben ReisingerEpisode #77 – From 375 lbs to a 2:52 marathon


Inspirational Running Quote

“Running teaches us that we are capable of so much more than we ever imagined.” ~ PattiSue Plumer


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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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