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ROO #33: Dick Beardsley on Professional Running and Overcoming Addiction

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Dick Beardsley is a former professional runner, motivational speaker, and author. Dick is a renowned American distance runner who is best known for his 1982 Boston Marathon, “Duel in the Sun” with Alberto Salazar, where he ran 2:08:53. Dick is also a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier. He is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only person to ever run 13 consecutive personal bests in the marathon. After retiring from running in 1988, Dick had a series of near fatal accidents that left him addicted to pain killers. He become sober, returned to his active running lifestyle, and was inspired to start the Dick Beardsley Foundation that educates people on the disease of chemical dependency.

In this episode we discuss Dick’s running background, from what inspired him to begin running in high school to time as a professional runner. Dick recounts the 1982 Boston Marathon, “Duel in the Sun” with Alberto Salazar and the challenges he encountered during the race. He shares his journey of chemical dependency from how he overcame his addiction to pain killers to starting the Dick Beardsley Foundation. Dick reveals his relationship with running now and thoughts on the upcoming Boston Marathon.

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ROO #32: Heather Anderson on Hiking and Ultrarunning

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Heather Anderson is an experienced hiker, ultramarathoner, and record holder of the fastest self-supported Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike (60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes). 

In this episode we discuss Heather’s numerous hiking endeavors she completed before her speed PCT hike, including the Continental Divide Trail, Appalachian Mountain Trail, and the PCT once prior. Heather reveals the challenges of her record-holding PCT hike, including a recount of her most difficult day and four encounters with mountain lions. She shares on her love of ultrarunning, including her most recent attempt at the Barkley 100. Heather describes her food/nutrition philosophy and what trails are on her bucketlist.

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ROO #31: Faith Hunter on Yoga and Social Activism

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Faith Hunter is a yoga teacher, social activist, studio owner, and creator of Embrace Your Flow. Faith is an innovator in all that she does. She owns Embrace Studio in Washington, DC, where she teaches Embrace Your Flow, a style of yoga that blends Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Ashtanga into a yoga experience that is both grounded and spiritually fly. Faith is passionate about social activism and is pioneering a program in Haiti to train yoga teachers in becoming community leaders and Spiritually Fly ChangeMakers.

In this episode we discuss how Faith discovered yoga as a way to cope with her brother Michael dying of AIDS. Faith explains her yoga teacher training background with the Laughing Lotus School and how she has evolved her teaching into her signature style of Embrace Your Flow. She discusses her work in Haiti and how listeners can become involved in either trainings or a retreat in Haiti. Faith shares her biggest personal inspiration and what she is looking forward to in 2014.

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Tuesday Truth: Carry Beauty

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Quote found in Missy Carter’s Living Lines – beautiful book filled with many gems!

{Photo taken in Dubrovnik, Croatia in August 2010}


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ROO #30: Sage Rountree on Balancing Yoga and Running

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In this episode we explore Sage’s relationships with balancing yoga and running. Sage reveals how she found yoga and what inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Sage also discusses “yoga moments” during a race, how yoga can fit into runners’ training, and her own story of battling a running injury. Lastly, Sage shares her inspirations, from great reads to her recent REI/Prana Tour.

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