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.
The phrase to know him is to love him certainly applies to Roy Tamez. Roy has a way about him that is so pleasant and positive that you just can't help but feel better after you see him. I was so excited to sit down and talk to him and learn more about how he made it to Nashville and how he became a runner. Roy and his wife Dar went out of their way to come over and let me record this episode and I am so glad they did. Hearing about their travels, listening to Roy's stories and getting his thoughts on life was awesome. I promise that listening to this episode will make you feel good. #Tamezforpresident 2020 :-)
Margaret Jones is a great runner and she keeps getting better. I have run a lot of miles with her over the years however, about 3 years ago she left me in the rearview mirror. We have run in plenty of races together and share a few stories from them in this episode. Margaret was born and raised in Nashville and in this episode we talk plenty about running and our favorite city. Margaret has tons of energy and is so fun to chat with. She has some great insight on what it takes to become a faster runner and I know you will enjoy hearing her story. Enjoy ...
Scott Bell is one of the best, he is always smiling, he is always in a good mood and knowing him makes life more fun. His running career has been a huge success story. He has run every distance you can run ... from a 5k to a 100 mile race. Yes you read that correctly Scott has completed a 100 mile race ... twice! In this episode we talk about his running career, what running an ultra marathon feels like and how he went from a gym rat to a trail guy. Scott is huge family guy and is one of my best friends. Scott was very influential in helping me get this podcast started and it was great to sit down and chat with him about running, music and Nashville.
Megan Conner wears lots of hats in Nashville. She is a singer / songwriter, personal trainer, coach and a big time runner. She has completed some of the biggest races there is and she has several more on her to do list. In this episode we talk about her running career, the differences between teaching a class and coaching runners, Running the Boston marathon in 2013 on the day of the bombings and being a part of the Nashville music industry. Megan is so fun and so entertaining and I know you will enjoy hearing her story.
Mark Miller - Mark is the founder / godfather of the East Nasty running club here in Nashville. He has been a track and XC coach for over 15 years and is certainly who I consider my running coach. He has a tremendous amount of running experience and knowledge. He is smart, insightful and a great friend. When it comes to seeking advice for running and life Mark is often times my first call.
Christi Beth Adams is the owner operator of Fleet Feet Nashville and the person responsible for getting me started into a career in the running industry. She is funny, kind and a joy to know. In this episode we talk about her running career, about being a running store owner and we share many stories along the way. There is literally nobody better to have as your first guest on a podcast than Christi Beth.