FGR #4 | Beth Downs – Inspiring Mother Runner

Hello Runners,

Happy New Year!  I hope your 2019 will be happy, healthy and prosperous and of course filled with many strong injury free miles.

My first interview of 2019 is with my friend Beth Downs. Beth is an amazing runner and her story will not only touch you but will also inspire all that listen. If you are a mom, you will definitely want to listen to this interview. Beth has gone from low self confidence a few years ago and went through a very tough period.  Today, she has more confidence than you can imagine!  In 2018 she ran 3,539 miles and many of those miles was pushing in her beautiful little girl Ella in the jogger. She is a spin instructor at the Maui Powerhouse Gym and a Ambassador for Mind Over Matter Athlete.  I think the world of Beth and you will too once you hear her story.

In this episode I also go into New Year Running Resolutions. Most of us don't stick with them... Surprise! So if you are an existing runner that would like to become stronger and faster in 2019 or if you are a  want to start running, I give one piece of advice that will increase your chances of sticking with it. Join a local running group!  Yes...a running group. I spent several years of my life running by myself but when I joined a running group, my entire world changed.  My running became more fun and I met some of the most wonderful people on the planet that are very solid friends to this day.

I've seen many lives change once they joined a running group. Even here on Maui, I could tell you story after story of what our running group has done for people. Sure you may feel uncomfortable when you first show up but you will find that runners will welcome you with open arms and you will soon feel like family. I give some tips on how to find a running group in your area. So just show up!

During the inspirational and motivational news segment,  I talk about two young men, 8 year old Nate Viands and 12 year old  Riley Herradura that both recently completed a marathon but have incredible stories behind them.  And an update on Gene Dykes who was attempting to break the 70-74 age group world record.

Thank you everyone who is listening to my Podcast and really hope you are enjoying it. To build the show, it would be very helpful if you subscribe through Apple Podcasts and leave a review. And if you can share this podcast with all your running friends that would be a great help! I appreciate all of you and hope this podcast is giving you some inspiration and motivation!  Happy New Year!

-Jim

 

News Items

Nate Viands – 8 year old fighting Leukemia runs a 3:32 marathon at the NCR Baltimore Marathon 2018.  Runners World Article - Runners World Video -  Skateboarding Inspirational Video

Riley Herradura - 12 year old that ran the 2018 Honolulu Marathon in honor of his Papa.

Gene Dykes - Breaks 70-74 age group world record.  On Gene's Facebook page he explains why it may not count.

 

Beth Downs

Beth's Facebook

Beth's Instagram

Powerhouse Gym Maui

Mind Over Matter Athlete - Use Ambassador code - MMBETHHD

Orange Mud

Maui Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

Valley to the Sea Half Marathon

Maui Oceanfront Marathon

 

 

Inspirational Quote

"One run can change your day!Many runs can change your life!".”

May you have many incredible memorable runs in 2019!

 

Thanks for listening. Be sure to subscribe to the Feel Good Running on Apple Podcasts and please write a nice review if you like the show!

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.

Additionally I am the Co-Race Director of the Maui Marathon, Vice President of the Valley Isle Road Runners on the island of Maui, a certified RRCA Running Coach and now venturing into the world of Podcasting.

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.

Thank you for listening and I hope you too will become a "Feel Good Runner" yourself! -Jim

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