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ROO #58: Jeremy and Adriana Nelson on Running and Roll Recovery

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Jeremy and Adriana Nelson are accomplished runners and cofounders of Roll Recovery.

In this episode, Jeremy and Adriana discuss their running backgrounds, Adriana’s journey as a professional runner, and their cofounding of Roll Recovery, a company that creates innovative self-massage tools for athletes. Adriana recounts her running story from her youth in Romania. Jeremy reflects on how being married to a professional runner inspired his getting serious about running. They both offer three tips on injury prevention. Jeremy and Adriana discuss how perseverance has made Adriana’s most memorable marathons. They explain what is Roll Recovery and the story behind its invention. Lastly, they reveal upcoming races and roll recovery innovations in the upcoming months.

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ROO #57: Joel Davis on The Yoga Music and Radio Industry

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Joel Davis is the Minister of Music of Black Swan Sounds Record Label and DJ of Terrasonic.

In this episode, Joel discusses his musical journey of working at numerous different yoga music companies, including his current work as the Minister of Music at Black Swan Sounds Record Label and his famous show Terrasonic, a global freeform mix show created in 2002 that is still airing weekly. Joel first provides his background in music. He explains how KGNU Community Radio in Boulder changed his life. He explains his journey working for numerous different yoga record labels, including Sounds True, White Swan Records, and Black Swan Sounds. Joel provides insight on the the intersection between music and spirituality. He discusses his collaborations with numerous yoga music artists, including DJ Drez, Srikalogy, and MC Yogi. Joel details three things he has learned from having his own radio show. He reveals his perspective on how music can heal the world and what he thinks is the future of yoga in the next 25 years.

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Tuesday Truth: Be a Dreamer

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“When you’re a dreamer, heart break and failure come with the territory, but I can definitely tell you it is still worth it, because it is a way of living that is that is both moving and memorable.”

- Lauren Fleshman

* Quote from Lauren Fleshman’s inspirational talk for the Oregon Track Club Annual Dinner, watch full speech on YouTube

{Photo taken in Boulder, CO in July 2014}


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ROO #56: Joanna Zeiger on the Journey from Professional Triathlon to Competitive Running

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Joanna Zeiger is an accomplished runner, former professional triathlete, coach, and researcher of behavioral genetics.

Joanna was a professional triathlete who had successes at all 3 distances in the sport, winning races in the Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman distances. She is an Olympic trial qualifier in 3 sports – marathon, triathlon and swimming.

In this episode, Joanna discusses her background in swimming from beginning at the age of 7 to swimming competitively through college. She explains how an injury lead her to discover running. Joanna recounts the two most memorable races from her triathlon career. She describes the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Joanna reveals her current focus on running as a competitive masters athlete and upcoming races and goals, including qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the marathon. She reflects on why coaches need a coach. Joanna explains how she balances her work as a Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics and training on a day to day basis. She honors the importance of her family’s support in her athletic endeavors. Lastly, Joanna provides three tips for endurance athletes those recovering from an injury and her nutrition philosophy for athletes of all levels.

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ROO #55: Marissa Vicario on Transforming Your Relationship to Health

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Marissa Vicario is a health and nutrition coach, blogger, and creator of MWAH, Marissa’s Well-Being and Health.

In this episode, Marissa recounts her journey into health and how she reinvented her palate. She provides insight on how people can change their relationship to food. Marissa explains why she became a health coach and chose The Institute for Integrative Nutrition to study at. She offers a story of transformation of one of her clients and the three pillars of her coaching philosophy. Marissa reflects on her favorite ways to stay active and how she practices self-care on a daily basis. She explains what holistically hot means, a phrase she coined. She shares wise words from her inspiring grandmother and lastly, details on Marissa’s upcoming events and projects.

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ROO #54: Lauren Jimison on Professional Running and Faith

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Lauren Jimison is a professional runner for the Mammoth Track Club.

Lauren attended Azusa Pacific University where she graduated as an 11 time All-American, 5 time Individual National Champion in the 5k and 10k, and 3 time team National Champion. Lauren is now running professionally for the Mammoth Track Club and had a successful first marathon, with a 4th place finish at the Grandma’s Marathon in a time of 2:35, hitting the Olympic “A” standard.

In this episode, Lauren recounts her journey starting her high school’s cross country running program. Lauren shares all the details on her recent 4th place finish at the Grandma’s Marathon. She discusses her relationship between her faith and running. Lauren provides a recap of her most mentally challenging race and how she navigates the ups and downs of distance running. She shares lessons that she has learned from her time with the Mammoth Track Club. Lauren gives the inside scoop on her nutrition and how it has changed since moving to altitude in Mammoth Lakes, California. She describes what a typical day looks like for her as a professional runner and lastly, reveals upcoming races and goals for the near and far future.

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