In this episode, Scott Douglas, runner, author, and senior content editor for the Runner’s World website shares lessons learned from running and writing.
Ask Lauren Fleshman is a monthly series on Running On Om, where Lauren Fleshman, professional runner, coach, mother, business owner, and writer, answers listeners questions on all things that pop up when living an athletic life— motivation, injuries, relationship issues, nutrition, body image, you name it.
In this episode, Lauren Fleshman, professional runner for Oiselle, writer, cofounder of Picky Bars, mother, and coach of Little Wing, discusses how to harness the superpower of authenticity. Lauren reflects on her relationship with writing, from the creative process to overcoming the fear of sharing poignant work. She explores how she navigates the principles of sport psychology with the reality of being a multi-dimensional human being.
“The truth is that preparing a meal is actually the ultimate performance art. Its a creative expression. Its unique to you and to the ingredients that you have on hand. It will only be that way, that one time. So, you can never prepare the meal the same way again. Its an impossibility.” – Julie Piatt * In this episode, Julie Piatt, plant-based chef, author, healer, musician, yogi, meditator, and mother of four, returns to the ROO Podcast to discuss the upcoming release of “The Plantpower Way.” Julie shares the seeds of inspiration behind the book, from feeding Rich Roll, her husband, during his ultra-endurance endeavorers to collecting recipes throughout her lifetime. She explores how “The Plantpower Way” is more than just a book, but rather an aspirational lifestyle guide. Julie reflects on the challenges she faced in the creative process of forming the book. She explains how to empower your children to eat plant based and how it can change your life at the cellular level. Julie discusses the revolutionary approach Rich and her have taken for their pre-order campaign, grounded in gratitude and service. Lastly, Julie reveals her dreams for the growth of “The Plantpower Way.”
In the episode, Melody Fairchild, professional runner, coach, and motivational speaker, tells the story of how she started running as a young girl in the canyon where she lived. She reflects on the motivating factors that fueled her successful high school career. Melody discusses how pressure affected her running performance, calling upon the memory of her final race of her collegiate career. She shares how the pain in her body introduced her to the holistic work of cortical field re-education. Melody offers techniques for those struggling with a compulsive relationship with running. She tells anecdotes of her recent experiences running in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. Lastly, Melody reveals her goals for 2015, including races on her calendar and explorations in writing.
In this episode, Matt McCue, writer and runner, recounts how he got hooked on running and then writing. He discusses the role of perseverance in running as a walk-on for the renowned University of Colorado Program under Coach Mark Wetmore. Matt reveals what it was like to pursue a job as a writer after college. He reflects on his journey writing An Honorable Run and his accompanying book tour. Matt shares sources of inspiration for writing stories. He provides his perspective on the future of American distance running. Matt explains how he finds time to run now. He reflects on dealing with regret as an author. Lastly, Matt previews upcoming projects and publications.