TTRR #10: Finding a Supportive Community

The reason we started Transformations Through Running is because we wanted to contribute to a community. We found the South Bay Runners Club online and we followed along, listened to stories, watched posts and quickly decided this was a great community to be a part of. Considering how we could contribute, after hosting Nationally Syndicated Exploring Mind and Body for 9 years and putting together over 500 shows (close to 400 interviews) I thought, I'd love to share stories from this group, ...
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TTR #9: Getting Faster with Age

I started running my sophomore year in high school for Carson back in 1990. That was cuz I was to small to play basketball dnd football. So I joined the cross country team. After the season was over. I told my coach I was going to try out for baseball. So no track for me. He told me no that he sees something in me and that I needed to run track. So needless to say I ended up running track and I loved it. So I ended up running cross country and track all 3 years in high school. My highlig...
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Reusing shipping supples for Magnesium

I thought this was worth sharing. Given that we're environmentally conscious and try to save not just money on shipping but the environment whenever we can.   It's not only the cost of shipping but it's the cost of materials like boxes, packing tape, 'peanuts' and broken bottles that we have to consider into shipping costs. We have to do everything we can to package our Magnesium in glass bottles accordingly so they don't break.   We needed some extra materials for our late...
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TTR #8: Running Through Addiction & Abuse

My first run was at the end of Jan 2015 when my wife convinced me to run a half marathon. I ran just about 30 miles in Feb and ran my first half in May 2015. That was it for my running for 2015. Mid 2016 I joined SBRC and really started my running career. Now, to the "why I started running". In short - I was sexually abused when I was younger and since a young age I turned to drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc. Life sucked! I got married and had kids, which in my mind should fix my problems, but ...
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Leaving Your Career and Dreaming BIG

Leaving my teaching career was one of the hardest decisions that I have ever made!! It meant leaving EVERYTHING I knew, EVERYTHING that was comfortable, EVERYONE that I loved. Drew and I dreamed for years of travelling and working remotely. We dreamed that one day we would be able to pick-up and travel and bring work with us. Whether that be at our home in California, our home in Olds, in New Brunswick visiting family or around the globe. We just didn’t want to live tied down to one place. ...
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TTR #7: Diapers, Costumes and Consistency

Jaime Ruiz, 39, is from South Gate, CA and works in El Segundo, CA as a Project Accountant for a major oil refinery, which is funny because he is an environmentalist who uses his bicycle and public transportation to commute to work daily, including windy, rainy days. After work, Jaime runs along the coast to complete his marathon training before heading home, where he lives with his mom, brother and three dogs. Since 2008, Jaime has been running the LA Marathon. He first started trainin...
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10 Day Online Sugar Detox

We're super excited to launch our first 10 day online sugar detox! We've done plenty of other detoxes in the past so this is a natural progression that we've been wanting to do for awhile now! We'll try to keep this information post as clear and as simple as possible. Where You don't have to be anywhere in particular because this 10 Day Sugar Detox is 100% online. All you need is an internet connection (and a Facebook profile and you're in!). Regarding Facebook, this is where we host our pr...
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Patience Takes Practice

Doesn't this old time saying ring true. Over the last few months I am really learning the importance of patience. Yesterday as Drew and I were cruising down the beach on our bikes I was deep in thought. Not saying much. Which is unusual for me but I was reflecting on what a gorgeous day it was. I was thinking back to all the times we wished we were living at the beach full time and now we are here. Living our dream. Looks like magic on the outside. One day we weren't here and now ...
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