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ROO #161: Abbey D’Agostino on Integrating Faith into Life

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.

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The Zone: Gratitude, Grit, and God

Lisa Hamilton, fellow yogi runner, writer, and ROO Podcast interviewee #66, asked me to contribute a few words on my understanding of “the zone” for her book, “The Conscious Runner.” Released less than a month ago, I have finally had the opportunity to read through her published piece and am blown away by her honesty, innovation, and thoughtfulness. “The Conscious Runner” is not only a guide that will teach you how to run mindfully, but also tells the powerful story of Lisa’s life, from overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to almost qualifying for the Olympic trials. I am honored to be …

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ROO #73: Abbey D’Agostino on the Intersection Between Running and Faith

In this episode, Abbey D’Agostino, professional runner for New Balance and one of the most decorated athletes in Ivy League history, discusses her athletic background in swimming. She reflects on the sisterhood she experienced on her high school cross country team. Abbey explains why she choose to run at Dartmouth. She explains how her running and faith intersected for her in a mentally challenging race. Abbey recounts one of her most memorable races, the 2013 NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships. She describes the transition from collegiate to professional running for Team New Balance. She shares three lessons she has learned from her coach Mark Coogan. Lastly, Abbey reveals upcoming goals and races for 2015-2016.

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ROO #54: Lauren Jimison on Professional Running and Faith

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.

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ROO #50: Sara Hall on Professional Running, Perseverance, and Faith

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.

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