Christy Wright is an author, a speaker and a professional business coach. She is also a mom, a wife and a runner. Christy has a super interesting story about how she got started at Dave Ramsey Solutions and interviewing her was a delight. I have known Christy for over 10 years and it is very inspiring to see and hear about all that she has accomplished and who she has become. In this episode we cover everything … running, family, hope, faith, music and of course Nashville. It's the first Running the 615 episode that was recorded on location and that made it even more fun. The hour will fly by on your next run, walk or drive while you listen to Christy talk and tell her story. It's a great one for sure - Enjoy!
Emily Fields and Stephen Love-Wade are the founders and leaders of the Nashville Running Group 6 run 5. When you have a podcast called Running the 615, interviewing the founders of the group named 6 run 5 is destined to happen. I was so thankful that Emily and Stephen took the time to let me interview them and hear about their story. They are both super fun to talk to and are always smiling. The 6 run 5 running group just celebrated their 1 year anniversary on July 6th and as you will hear they have accomplished quite a bit in their first year. With leaders like Emily and Stephen it is easy to see why 6 run 5 means a so much to so many. I am really glad that I got to finally meet Emily and Stephen so we could record this entertaining episode, it is one you will certainly enjoy.
Bob Kennedy is one of best American distance runners of all time. He has a ton of amazing running highlights and I was very excited to sit down and talk with him about his running and his life. Bob is engaged to Christi Beth who is the owner of Fleet Feet Nashville and was guest number 1 here on Running the 615. Bob is a humble guy and very insightful. He is a true success story and someone that I always enjoy talking to when our paths cross. It's a safe bet to say we will never have a faster runner on this podcast. It was so fun to interview an amazing runner and a great guy.
Hugh Mundy is happy to admit that running is a part of who he is. His running career began early and thanks to some key people in his life it has been a huge success story. Hugh is a great story teller and also has plenty of reflection in this episode. From winning a state title in high school, running for the Irish at Notre Dame in college to returning to running with the East Nasties here in Nashville, Hugh tells the story of his running career from chapter to chapter. I have run thousands of miles with Hugh over the years and he is one of my best friends. It was so fun to sit down an interview one of my favorite people I have ever met.
Jim Wyatt is a sportswriter and has covered my beloved Tennessee Titans since the team arrived here in Nashville. Jim has lived in Nashville for most of his life and he loves this city with all his heart. Jim became a runner later in his life and has a simplistic love for the sport that is refreshing to hear about. It was exciting and fun to sit down and talk with Jim about Nashville, running and of course a lot about the Tennessee Titans. He is a great story teller and he has a great memory about all of the games he has seen and reported on. It's a great interview and I'm so thankful that Jim took the time to sit down for a chat with me. Enjoy
Brittany Hendrickson is the owner and operator at Nashville physical therapy and performance. Brittany is also a runner and it was very interesting to talk to her about injuries and treatment. She has helped thousands of runners get back to running and ready for races. She cares a lot about her patients and has some great insight in this episode on running, it's benefits and injury prevention. It's a great episode and full of awesome information .... and here is a spoiler alert .. running is good for you. :-)
Sharon Thompson is an exceptional runner. She has qualified for the Olympic trials for the 4th time and will be running in the marathon trials in Atlanta on February 29th. Sharon is also the owner of cycler bar here in Franklin, TN and is a big part of the 615 fitness community. It was great to sit and chat with such a successful runner and hear her story. She shares a lot about her running career and also talks about being a wife, a mom, a business owner and a competitive runner all at the same time. Sharon is super fast and super cool ... it is an awesome interview.
Chris Duncan is a very fast runner. What is even better is Chris is a great person. I have known Chris for several years and every time I see him it brings a smile to my face. He has an energy and a love for life that is so contagious. Chris loves his family, loves his friends and loves to run. I have always known that Chris is a fast runner but I had no idea just how fast he is and how many running accolades he has achieved. You will be hard pressed to find a more engaging and happy guy than Chris Duncan. I was really excited to chat with him and the 1 hour 20 minute interview went by in a blink. If you are listening to this podcast on your next run I'm quite certain your run will go by quickly as well.
Kathryn Defatta was recently voted as the top mental health therapist in Nashville. She has a lot of great insight that she shares in this episode about running, eating disorders, exercise addiction and the city of Nashville. It was really an enjoyable experience to talk with someone who studies why we do the things we do. Kathryn discusses the benefits of running and some of her own struggles that she faced growing up and deciding on the career path she chose. Kathryn has a great smile and is super fun, it's every easy to see why her practice Three cords therapy is so successful.
Margie Stoll is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet. Unless you are racing against her on the track or on the roads where you are her competition. Margie has always loved to run but it wasn't until she turned 60 that she decided to try racing. That's when it all started for her and she has been winning races ever since. Margie was elected into the USATF Masters hall of fame in 2014 and we had a lot of fun talking about running and her life. If you need some inspiration to keep getting after it .... this episode is for you. Chances are you have seen this little lady out at some of the local races here in Nashville. Listen to her story and tell her hello next time you see her.