Real Talk Reflections is a monthly series on Running On Om, where Nicole Antoinette and Julia Hanlon have honest, real talk on what it means to reflect, review, own your goals, and commit to your life. In this episode, Nicole and Julia reflect on the highs and lows of 2015 and reveal intentions for 2016.
“Sometimes the mind during a marathon will start drifting to other competitors and external situations, when really, you need to be focusing on holding your form and a relaxed state.” * Ask the Yogi Runners is a series on Running On Om hosted by Julia Hanlon and Susie Stephen. In this episode, Susie and Julia discuss their recent marathon experiences. In part one, Julia recounts her journey guiding Lisa, a visually impaired runner, in the recent Boston Marathon. Susie explores how she incorporated yoga practices in her preparation and race plan for the Eugene Marathon, including reciting mantra, goal setting, and running without a Garmin watch. They also answer questions on how to use yoga to create hip and spinal mobility in runners. In part two, just hours after crossing the finish line, Susie recaps her experience running the Eugene Marathon and how her yoga practices were put to the test. * We would love to answer your yoga and running related questions, email us at email@example.com!
In this episode, Amy Yoder-Begley, former professional runner, Olympian, and head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut, describes when she fell in love with running at just eight years old. Amy reveals the verbal statement that she repeated herself in a breakthrough 5k race in college. She recaps the experience of qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Amy recounts of one of the most memorable races of Amy’s professional career: her 6th place finish at the 10k World Championships. She describes her journey with celiac disease. Amy captures what it felt like to break 15 minutes in the 5k. She discusses who inspires her, the power of goal setting, and dreaming big. Amy tells about her work now as a head coach of women’s cross country at University of Connecticut and why she started Distance Divas, an elite post-collegiate female running group.