Kevin Queen is the lead pastor at Crosspoint church here in Nashville and he is so enjoyable to listen to on Sundays. Earlier this year during one of Crosspoint's Sunday messages Kevin talked about how he challenged his 2 sons Durham and Bolton to run every day for a year. In today's episode we talk to Kevin and his oldest son Durham about the 1 year challenge and all that it entailed. We also talk about Nashville, how Kevin came to be the pastor at Crosspoint and many other topics. It was so fun to talk to them both and I am very thankful that they came by and let me interview them. It's such a unique and inspiring challenge that Kevin and his wife Rea put out their for their boys and I loved learning more about it. Durham is definitely one of my favorite guest we have had on the podcast so far and his answers were as good as it gets. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed sitting down and chatting with these fantastic guys.
Kim Glenn is one of those people in life that instantly makes you smile every time you see her. She was born on the east coast in Virginia Beach and started running in junior high. In this episode we talk all about her running, her favorite races, her education, and her career. We also talk plenty about back in the day when we were coworkers at Fleet Feet and became friends. Kim like many other guest we have had so far is one of the first names that I wrote down that I hoped to interview before I started this podcast. She is super fun, super personable and super interesting to talk to. The energy that she brings to life, running and those around her is contagious and she is such a joy to know. This interview could have lasted 7 hours because of how much we both like to talk ... but by some miracle we were able to keep it closer to 1. Thanks as always for listening everyone and thanks to Kim for being such a great guest.
Welcome to episode 25 and part 2 of our project with Gilda's club. Our Guest today is Danielle Gilbert and it was a joy to sit down and interview her. In this episode we talk about growing up in TX and her move to Nashville. We discuss her running the country music 1/2 marathon in 2006 with her friend Gail who was the lady who started Gilda's gang 15 years ago. We talk about hiking, yoga, philanthropy, and how sacred the gift of life is. Danielle does a lot in her everyday life to give back and help other people and she is a great example to follow. Danielle has some of my favorite answers we have had so far on this podcast. We are both excited for the Gilda's Gang 5k that takes place on Saturday April 3rd in Shelby Park and we hope to see many of you there as well. Thanks to Gilda's for asking me to be a part of this project, Thanks to Laurie and Danielle for letting me interview them and thanks to you for listening to this podcast.
Hello everyone - this is our first episode of a project with Gilda's club here in Nashville. Both this episode and episode 25 feature ladies who are a part of Gilda's club and are promoting their 1st annual 5k race that will take place on Saturday April 3rd here in Nashville. Our guest in this episode is Laurie Rice who is a Rabbi in Nashville and has a fascinating story about her life, career path and love for running. Laurie is such a great ambassador for running and we discuss how she got started in the sport and her involvement with Gilda's club. We also discuss some of her favorite races that she has participated in like the 2020 virtual race where she ran across the state of TN ... and then back ... over the course of 4 months! Yes indeed Laurie is truly a "running Rabbi" and hearing her story will make you appreciate the sport even more. Thanks as always for listening and be sure to check out part 2 .. episode 25 that will be out soon.
Heidi Huerta has lived an interesting life. She was born in Taiwan while her dad was in the military and she moved to the U.S. shortly there after. She grew up in Pensacola, FL and then eventually ended up here in Nashville for her job. Heidi has always been an athlete however running became a part of her life completely by chance. In this episode we talk about her running story, races she has run in and how she has used running as a way to give back. We also discuss her love for yoga, being around people and Rick Springfield. Heidi and I were a couple of the first runners to ever join the East Nasty running group on Wednesday nights over 10 years ago and we have been friends ever since. She is very kind, very giving of herself and very quick to laugh. It was great to interview her and learn more about her life and I'm quite certain you will enjoy her story as well.
Bryan White is a very successful country music singer / songwriter. Over the past 10 years he has also become a runner and in this episode we talk a lot about both. Bryan has been in the country music industry for almost 30 years and he had tons of success. He was won multiple awards and recorded several number 1 hits. Bryan has great stories in this episode about being a musician, living in Nashville and of course running. Bryan keeps things simple when it comes to running and he like many of us he feels that running has been a huge positive in his life. Stories about running races, performing on stage and what being a performing artist is 2020 has been like are all included in this episode. It was a joy to sit down an interview such a humble, nice and talented guy. Thanks to Bryan for allowing me to interview him for this podcast and thanks to all of you for listening. Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy.
If you are a runner in the 615 then there is a good chance you have heard of the Flying Monkey Marathon. It takes place every November here in Nashville and Trent Rosenbloom is the man behind it all. Trent is the creator and race director of the Flying Monkey Marathon and in this episode we talk about everything there is to know about the race. We also talk plenty about Trent's running career, Percy Warner park, having a race during a pandemic, his career as a doctor and of course Music City. Trent was a fabulous guest and has great insight into running and being a race director. This is our first 2 part interview for Running the 615 as in this episode you will hear from Trent a few days before this years Flying Monkey and also a few days after. It was a treat for me to talk such an interesting guy and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it.
Kyle Mcphee has a love for life and those around him that is second to none. Since before I even started this podcast I have been excited to sit down and talk to him and get to know more about his life and where all of his joy comes from. Kyle was born and raised outside of Atlanta and he came to Nashville for college where he ran at Belmont. He decided to stay in the music city after college and this is now home for Kyle, his wife Alicia and their 3 kids. Kyle is owner / operator at Tin Roof 2 in south Nashville and running is still a big part of his life. I can't think of anyone that finds so much happiness in the journey and smiles as much as Kyle does. It was a blast to sit and talk to him and record this interview. You will certainly enjoy it too.
If you are looking for some inspiration then Episode 19 has got you covered. Amy Bream was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved here to Nashville after college. Amy was born with a birth defect called PFFD which required her to have her right leg amputated shortly after she was born. Amy did not exercise much growing up however, that all changed after she arrived in Nashville and a friend invited her to a boxing class. Amy is now an ambassador in the Nashville community and she works at that same Title Boxing gym that changed her life. In this episode we talk a lot about Amy's life and where her drive comes from. Amy is honest, strong, funny and very real. It was a joy to sit and talk with her and hear her story.
Dave Milner was born and raised in England. Running entered his life at an early age and he has been involved in the sport ever since. Dave moved to the U.S. for college and ran for Belmont University here in Nashville. Dave became a running coach shortly after college and he now spends a large amount of time setting up running for other people. His biggest contribution to the Nashville running community is the Music City Distance Carnival that he started 18 years ago. We talk about the track meet and how it has become a national event. We discuss several other topics as well. Dave is super interesting and his running story is a good one. Check out this episode on your next run and be sure to tune into the MCDC coming up on August 15th on youtube.