In this episode, Rob Bell, international teacher, author, and pastor, explores how structure breeds spontaneity. Rob reflects on the importance of hard work and devoting oneself to their craft as a pathway to success.
In this episode, Abbey D’Agostino, professional runner, explores what it means to integrate one’s faith into their life. Abbey discusses the spiritual and physical benefits of a rest day in her training and life. She explains the importance and benefits of journaling in her daily routine. Abbey reveals how she has faced performance anxiety and the steps she has taken to overcome it.
In this episode, Lauren Jimison, professional runner for the Mammoth Track Club, 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 in a time of 2:35, hitting the Olympic “A” standard. 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.
In this episode, Sara Hall, professional runner and cofounder of the Hall Steps Foundation, gives the inside scoop on her life as a professional runner for Asics, her relationship to her faith, and the social justice work she has done that has brought her around the world. She discusses how she began running at 13 years old and the freedom running gave her as an adolescent. Sara recounts her time at Stanford University and weighs what she loves more– track or cross country. She explains her preparations for her debut of a 2014 Fall marathon. Sara shares how running has taught her perseverance and how her Christian faith centers her life. She describes her journey with the Hall Steps Foundation and her travels in Ethiopia and Kenya. Sara reflects on her relationship with her husband Ryan Hall, also an accomplished professional runner, and their involvement with Team Run Flagstaff. Lastly, Sara reveals her inspirations– from Lauren Fleshman as a mentor to cooking omelets with Ryan.