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ROO #101: Jeff Caron on the Power of Passion in Running

Jeff Caron - Head ShotJeff Caron is the East Territory Sales Manager for ElliptiGO, competitive distance runner, and active supporter of all things running.

In this episode, Jeff shares his running background from how running gave him confidence as freshman in high school to his successful collegiate career at the University of Maine. He gives advice to younger athletes on how to find the distance that is right for you. Jeff reflects on pursuing his passion for running after college on the sub elite level with New Balance Boston and the lessons he learned from this time, including the importance of enjoying the process, instead of being results driven. Jeff discusses how he brought his commitment to the running industry to a new level with his work with Flotrack, Saucony, and now ElliptiGO. He reflects on his special experience watching the 2014 Boston Marathon. Jeff offers his perspective on the growth and future of running. Lastly, he shares who influences him in the sport and his goals for 2015.

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ROO #100: Ask the Yogi Runners 2 with Susie Stephen and Julia Hanlon

AYR2Ask the Yogi Runners is a new bi-monthly series on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen.

In each episode we aim to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we have received, as yoga teachers, runners and coaches – about the separate activities of yoga and running and also how to combine the two. In our second episode, we first recap Susie’s experience as a volunteer at the HURT 100 mile race on Oahu, Hawaii and her upcoming marathon plans. We then dive into questions about whether runners can pass the point of healthy flexibility and the role of heated yoga in runner’s training.

We would love to answer your yoga and running related questions— feel free to comment on the podcast post or send an email to asktheyogirunners@gmail.com with them!

AYR Episode 2 Challenge: When have you called upon your yoga practice on a run? Post your answer on Twitter and/or Instagram with text and/or a photo with the hashtag #asktheyogirunners

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ROO #99: Ame Wren on the Art of Yoga Teaching

Ame at a Hyde Yoga Shot

Ame at a Hyde Yoga Photo Shoot

Ame Wren is a Boston-based yoga teacher and director of Boston Yoga School

In the episode, Ame tells the story of why she started practicing yoga. She reflects on the importance of saying yes in her path to becoming a yoga teacher. Ame discusses the power of the Boston yoga community. She reveals some of her self-care practice and how she fits in time to study with her favorite teachers. She explores how Iyengar yoga influences her teaching of Vinyasa yoga. Ame offers her perspective on the difference between yoga teaching versus yoga instructing and provides advice for those interested in enrolling in a yoga teacher training. Lastly, Ame investigates how the practice of letting go makes space in the New Year and previews trainings and retreats on her 2015 calendar.

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Avocado Basil Pesto

In the cold of the winter, I like to dream about summer, tropical fruits, and days at the beach. Among these fantasies are warm summer nights with pesto pasta salads for dinner. I have brought summer to winter with my avocado basil pesto— it is creamy, light, vegan, nut-free, and simply, delicious! I have also discovered a new brand of gluten-free pasta called Tolerant that are made from two types of legumes, red lentil and black bean. This Avocado Basil Pesto was a perfect match for the Tolerant Red Lentil Penne and almost tricked me into thinking it was summer!

avobasilpestoIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ripe medium avocado, pitted
  • 3 cloves small garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste

Recipe:

  1. In a food processor, combine the garlic and basil and pulse to mince.
  2. Add the coconut oil, avocado, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, and salt and process until smooth. Season with pepper to taste.

The pesto also keeps for up to 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge

* Recipe inspired from Oh She Glows 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta


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ROO #98: Melody Fairchild on Running as a Life Process

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Photo by Glen Delman

Melody Fairchild, professional runner, coach, and motivational speaker.

In the episode, Melody tells the story of how she started running as a young girl in the canyon where she lived. She reflects on the motivating factors that fueled her successful high school career. Melody discusses how pressure affected her running performance, calling upon the memory of her final race of her collegiate career. She shares how the pain in her body introduced her to the holistic work of cortical field re-education. Melody offers techniques for those struggling with a compulsive relationship with running. She tells anecdotes of her recent experiences running in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Lastly, Melody reveals her goals for 2015, including races on her calendar and explorations in writing.

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