Chasing LifeApr 28, 2021
Episode 59: Interview with Bryan Zevotek - Educator, Entrepreneur & Author
"Until you know exactly what you want and where you want to go, then its really difficult to set any sort of course change to know you are going to hit that target"
Bryan Zevotek is an educator, entrepreneur, and content creator who helps teachers maximize their impact in class, home, and life. A recipient of the National Teacher Innovator Award from PBS and The Henry Ford in 2013, Bryan has been on the leading edge of education technology and educational change. You can see his passion for helping educators on his Bald Guy Sci YouTube channel or the Kick Some Class Blog and Podcast.
Bryan is one of my summer neighbors, and we've been having great conversations together over the last few years, during this conversation we talk about how he self-published 2 books, life lessons from running, his book recommendations and how he starts his days with 3 things in mind.
We also talk about some fun things, like what reality show he would be on and emojis vs gifs. I hope you enjoy the conversation!
Bryan's books can be found on Amazon
Nothing More: A 40 Day Devotional
Essentialism- Greg McKeown
Growth Mindset - Carol Dweck
Grit- Carol Dweck
Deep Work- Cal Newport
Episode 58: Interview with Kimberly Melvan- RunCoach PT
Kim is a board certified physical therapist with more than 12 years experience in sports rehabilitation. Specializing in running related injury prevention and treatment, video gait analysis, and run coaching.
We talk about how Kim decided on a PT career, her running journey, current goals and the reality show she would like to be on.
Our conversation flowed so easily, and I hope you enjoy it!
Episode 57: Interview with Bill Reifsnyder- Former Pro Runner & Founder of Camp Runabout
Episode 56: Interview with Carly Fernald
Inspired by her parents active lifestyle, Carly has been a runner most of her life. As the Marketing and Sales Manager for Synergy Athletics, Carly puts her experience to work each day by telling the transformative stories of our members through email, social media and community relationships.
Carly shares how her fitness journey has evolved over the years, what is currently the biggest impact, the fitness goals she is working toward, her current obsession and the best advice she has ever received.
Her favorite fitness quote is: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
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Episode 55: Interview with Dana White; Owner of Jersey Women Strong & the Unweighted Project
Dana Anello White is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Level 1 Running Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 & 2 Certified Nutrition Coach. She has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years and has completed an Ironman and several marathons.
Dana founded Jersey Women Strong to meet the needs of women looking for a fitness outlet, as well as a way to give back to their community. In 10 years, She has grown the team from 25 women to over 150 current members. In addition to Jersey Women Strong, she founded the Unweighted Project, an online personal training and nutrition coaching company, where she helps women over 40 ditch dieting and get fit for good without giving up the foods they love.
This conversation left me inspired to help women runners and make a difference in my community. I hope you enjoy our conversation
Episode 54: Running with Friends Series- Spring Running Recap & Tips for Summer Running
Letty & I are back! Its been 6 months since we talked, so we had a lot to catch up on. We shared how our spring races went- Letty in Paris, me in Buffalo, what races we are training for this fall and some tips on how handle the heat of summer running.
We would love to hear from you
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Episode 53: Interview with Autumn Ball; Coach & Owner of Southwest Endurance Training
Autumn is a Wife, Mom of 2 amazing boys, Coach, & Owner of Southwest Endurance Training. We talk about her running journey and how it lead to her being a business owner, her success and tips for run/walk intervals, tips on hydration and nutrition, what she is currently binge watching on Netflix, and what chasing life means to her.
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Facebook: Autumn Ball
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Episode 52: Interview with Scott Millman- RRCA Coach & Ultrarunner
We talk about Scott's fitness journey, why he wanted to become a running coach, as well as overcoming recent injuries and nutrition struggles that have impacted his ultrarunning.
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Episode 51: Interview with Cristina Caldwell- Endurance Coach & Sports Nutritionist
After a hiatus, I am back and I hope you feel this episode with Cristina is worth the wait! Cristina is a coach, sports nutritionist, endurance athlete, wife and mom to two little boys (and a fur baby).
During our conversation we cover her fitness journey, which includes being a Division 1 swimmer, what lead her to become a coach and nutritionist. We also talk about the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating, how she helps her athletes who are feeling unmotivated and how she juggling motherhood with her fitness goals.
We also cover the usual topics of: what she is obsessed with, and what chasing life means to her.
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Episode 50: Interview with Larissa Vassos; Entrepreneur, RRCA Coach
Larissa Vassos is a former healthcare worker turned full time wellness coach with an emphasis on running
We talk about her running journey and lessons she learned from her marathons, our experience with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certification (where we met), and my usual questions of what she is obsessed with, life changing advice- and how it can help you make future tough decisions, pros and cons to entrepreneurship and of course what chasing life means to her
Book- Atomic Habits by James Clear
Follow her @larissavassos
Episode 49: Running with Friends Series- How to make 2022 your best running year!
New year, new goals! Letty & I share 10 tips on how to make 2022 your best running year!
Episode 48: Running with Friends- Runner Gift Guide
Episode 47: Interview with Laura Scaduto; Writer, Baker, Camp Runabout Counselor
Since I met Laura at Camp Runabout, we also talked about how she became a counselor and her favorite memory.
Laura was so fun and easy to talk to! I hope you enjoy our conversation!
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Episode 46: Interview with Louise Cowley; Running with Dogs
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Episode 45: Interview with Kendra Wright
What if you cared less about what other people thought, and you became obsessed with what you thought
Your best is enough, even if its not enough for other people
You’re never going to be ready for the most important moments of your life
Your ideas are your gifts, don’t cheat the world out of them
Life gets better when you ask better question
The internal conversations you have in your head are the biggest opportunity to change your life
I laughed and smiled so many times during this episode and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Kendra's Tedx talk www.ted.com/talks/kendra_wright_how_to_face_your_fears
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Episode 44: Running with Friends Series; Fall Race Recaps
It's been a busy fall racing season! On this episode Letty and I share how our recent races went- Letty ran the Berlin Marathon, I ran 2 half marathons in back to back weekends. We also talked about what our plans are for spring races! We hope you take us on a run with you! Enjoy!
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Episode 43: Interview with Leah Marie
Episode 42: Running with Friends Series- Race Day Rituals
Bigger races are finally back, and the fall race season is upon us, so Letty and I thought it would be fun to share our race day rituals!
We talk about what we do the day before, morning of, and share rituals that members of our Running with Friends Community do.
We hope you enjoy and take us on a run with you!
We would love to hear from you
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Episode 41: Running with Friends Series- Tips for Traveling to Races
On this episode Letty & I share tips on traveling to races. We cover tips for reserving flights & hotels, attending the expo, when to go sightseeing, COVID impacts, plus answering some of our Running with Friends Community questions.
Take us on a run with you!
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Episode 40: Interview with Jackie Kirchner, Nutritionist; Fuel better, run faster
On this episode we cover some common misconceptions between runners and nutrition, what causes runners to bloat?, What is “runger” and how can we prevent it, Tips for fueling post-run, What “quarantine trend” she is obsessed with, what she is currently working toward in her training and how she feels about running a virtual marathon.
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If you enjoyed this episode be sure to check out episode 29, Interview with Erin Sparrold.
Other episodes referenced
Episode 20 with Dr. Megan Cannon, Sport Psychologist
Episode 38 with Nicole Raymondi, Mindset Coach
Episode 39: Running with Friends Series- Running Movie Recommendations
On this episode Letty and I share updates on our training, as well as our running movie recommendations. Whether you are injured, training for a race or just enjoy a good movie, we hope you enjoy these movies as much as we do!
Skid row marathon- available on amazon prime
Brittany runs a marathon- Amazon Prime
Spirt of the Marathon and Spirit of the Marathon 2- Available for rent on Amazon Prime
City Slickers can’t stay with me-Amazon Prime
Breaking 2- National Geographic (Disney +)
Prefontaine- Available for rent on Amazon Prime
Boston- Available for rent on Amazon Prime
Patriots Day- Netflix
Book mentioned: Miles and Trials of Marathon Goddess
Other episodes/guests mentioned
Brodie Sharpe- Episode 35
Bryan Green- Episode 30
Episode 38: Interview with Nicole Raymondi- Mindset Coach & Founder of Self by Design
Her work has helped hundreds of conscious entrepreneurs, creatives, and leaders to harness the power of their subconscious minds and redesign their limitations to achieve emotional freedom, mental clarity, and thriving relationships, careers, and health in all areas of life.
I have been hearing about Nicole’s work for a few years now through her brother, who is one of my closest friends. During this episode we talk about what inspired and lead Nicole to become a Mindset coach, all about her new meet up “First Mind Talks”, 3 steps to overcoming limiting beliefs, the best advice she has ever received and of course what Chasing Life means to her.
I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we did.
Self by Design Mobile App Website: www.selfbydesign.com
YouTube: Self by Design Channel
Author: Gabby Bernstein gabbybernstein.com/
Alan Watts alanwatts.org/
Course in Miracle Book
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Episode 37: Interview with Jennifer Bishop, Fitness Instructor
Despite this schedule, she does not feel overwhelmed, stressed or discouraged. She remains motivated and successful, finding enjoyment in what she does. Jennifer believes that there is no such thing as "I don't have time." If it is important to you, you make time. Outside of her jobs, she loves to make time for reading, gardening, snowboarding, boating, running and all things active!
During this episode we talk about Jen’s fitness journey, juggling parenthood, how she coped with her fitness classes being transitioned to a virtual platform, how to make time for a new habit and her new obsession! I hope you enjoy our conversation!
The Slight Edge
5 love languages
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Episode 36: Running with Friends Series; Recent race recaps & discussing whether to hire a running coach
Letty & I are back catching up on our training and recent races (Letty's 100 mile relay, and my 10K). We also talked about many factors to consider when hiring a running coach. Letty shares her first hand experience and I share some questions you should pose to anyone you are interested in hiring. Remember its a 2 way street and it needs to be a good fit for both you and the coach. We hope you take us on a run with you!
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Episode 35: Interview with Brodie Sharpe-Physiotherapist, Founder & CEO of The Run Smarter Series
Episode 34: Interview with Bart Yasso, Former Runner's World Chief Running Officer
Dubbed the "Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso is one of the best-known figures in the sport, but few people know why he started running competitively, how it changed or rather saved his life. As the Chief Running Officer for Runner's World Magazine for over 30 years, Bart was the public face of Runner’s World at races in the United States and abroad. Many runners have told Bart that he had the greatest job in the world, getting to travel to races around the world and meet runners of all abilities. He is one of the few people to have completed races on all seven continents from the Antarctica marathon to the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon, but it's not the details of the races he recall it's the people he meets. During this interview he shares some of these memorable experiences along with how he feels about "Yasso 800s", a marathon-training schedule used by thousands around the world.
One of the icons of the sport, Yasso has been inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions, He has also completed the Ironman five times and the Badwater 146 through Death Valley and cycled, unsupported and by himself, across the country twice.it was an honor for me to speak with him.
- Never Limit where running can take you- physically, geographically, emotionally, spiritually, - the sport has done a lot for me
- There are no shortcuts in running, you have to do the hard work if you want to run faster
- You can get a lot more out of your body than you think and running proves that
- First thing I did when I walked into my office, was I said to myself, today I have to get someone who today isn’t a runner, to run.
- I don’t have a sign that says, Hi I'm Bart Yasso, tell me your running story, but people do come up and tell me their story
- Who would not want to run with a youngster, in their first race, and call that your job
- If a sport is powerful enough to suppress something as evil as apartheid, that’s my sport
- I really wanted to travel the world and never thought that running would be the vehicle to take me where I ended up running races, it really was a dream come true
- The coolest thing in the sport of running, I got to physically witness, women coming into the sport
His Book: Life on the Run
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Episode 33: Interview with Kayla Bruzdzinski
Originally from Colorado, she now lives in Virginia with her husband and dogs.
During our conversation we talk about her running journey, her most memorable races, her Boston qualifying journey, her experience working with a coach, what a typically week of training looks like and of course, what Chasing Life means to her.
Follow Kayla's Boston marathon training journey on IG @will_run_for_miles
Find someone who inspires you, whether on Facebook or Instagram, find someone who inspires you and have fun with it.
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Episode 32: Running with Friends Series; 2021 Race Plans & future goals
Episode 31: Interview with Kat Hores, Ironman, #maddiestrong
I would rather do an ironman than a marathon any day of my life
Paying for things (gyms, classes), maybe isn’t the cheapest way to do it, but if it makes you get the work done then it's worth it
My proudest moment was making my dad so proud
Episode 30: Interview with Bryan Green; Author, Podcast Host & Entrepreneur of Go Be More
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IG: @maketheleapbook @gobemorepodcast
Facebok: Make the Leap Book
Everyone has something different they need to do in their situation in order to get the most out of themselves
Your goal should be driving behavioral change
Always focus on doing the highest quality of work at the level you can do it now and focus on changing it and improving it when you know you are ready
The universe conspires to create opportunities for you, its up to you to recognize them when they come and its up to you to have the skills to take advantage of them when the time comes
It’s a more healthy approach to life to say “you know what, I am going to keep building skills and I'm going to keep setting myself up to be ready for opportunities and keep my eyes open to them, and not get caught up on what I am doing now is the only possible thing”
On a macro level, it’s going to inconvenience someone if you are chasing your life, and you have to accept that
What I gained in feeling like I was being intentional and being priority driven, and being the person I aspired to be, far outweighed what I felt like I was giving up
Chasing Life Podcast; Episode 20;Interview with Dr Megan Cannon, Sports Psychologist
Go Be More Podcast
Bob Larsen interview (part 1) - go-be-more-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/your-job-is-to-get-the-most-out-of-those-around-you-interview-with-bob-larsen-pt-1-ep-25
- Part 1 is about his early career and coaching success at UCLA
- there is a Part 2 mostly about coaching Meb Keflezighi, Olympics, etc
Tony Reed interview - go-be-more-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/best-of-tony-reed-on-expanding-our-comfort-zone-ep-71
Episode 29: Interview with Erin Sparrold, CN, Sports Nutritionist
During this episode, we discuss Erin's career, fueling and nutrition tips for endurance athletes, Camp Runabout, and our outdoor adventures and goals.
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Connect with Erin
FB Erin Sparrold Performance Nutrition
Other episode referenced:
Episode 20: Interview with Dr. Megan Cannon- Sport Nutritionist
"We're feeling bogged down with everything we've been through, so the more we can be a person that lightens someone's load, I think the world needs a little more of that pushed out there"
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Episode 28: Interview with Rose O'Neill
Episode 27: Running with Friends Series Part 2/2: 3 worst Running moments
Episode 26: Interview with Jen Morabito
Episode 25: Interview with Susan Kirwan
During this episode, she shares career tips and advice, how she finds joy in every season and her intentional word of the year. Susan has a passion for wellness and healthy living that developed after joining a Weight Watchers group when she was 29, and lead to an 18 year side gig with the company, before recently starting her own private wellness coaching business.
Susan and her husband David enjoy living by the Raquette river in Potsdam, NY and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
She has become a great mentor and friend to me and I hope you enjoy our conversation.
Book: Fierce Conversation by Susan Scott
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Shrimp Recipe: www.themediterraneandish.com/easy-shrimp-recipe/
Song: Secret of Life, James Taylor
You can’t control everything
You need to slow down to go faster
Let go of trying to be a perfection
Don’t set goals, set intentions
Don’t paint yourself into a corner with your salary
Be genuine and appreciative of subordinates and teammates
If you are the smartest person in the room, don’t show off and try to be the smartest person in the room
Learn how to have fierce conversations
Episode 24: Interview with Meghan Chan
Follow her on IG @racebibnotes
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