TTR #38: Santiago Rodriguez

Santi Rodriguez is a seminarian at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. He has a bachelor's degree in Theology and Philosophy, a master's in Social and Political Thought, and a master's in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He has worked as spiritual director, retreat director, and a chaplain in an ICU unit. Currently, he is completing a master's in divinity, as he prepares for ordination next summer. A native of Colombia, Rodriguez called Canada home for 14 years b...
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TTR #37: Finish the Race Attitude

Martin Parnell is author of the book, MARATHON QUEST and speaks on having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential”. Martin has written for, or been covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Runners World, Men’s Journal, Canadian Business, and Maclean’s. In a five year period, from 2010 to 2014, Martin completed 10 extreme endurance “Quests” including running 250 marathons in one year and raising $1.3m for ...
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TTR #36: Rod Dixon and KiDSMARATHON

For over 15 years, Rod Dixon was among the world’s best middle distance runners, winning medals at the Olympics, World Cross Country Championships, 1500 meter Champion of the United States, France, Great Britain & New Zealand, and Champion of the 1983 New York City Marathon. What Rod experienced and remembered most as a boy, a visit from Sir Edmund Hillary to his school, that visit instilled Inspiration, Empowered Rod Dixon to Achieve success in running the hills and trails outside o...
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TTR #35: Iron Girl Nadia on Finishing Strong

Native from Los Angeles, Nadia Ruiz is an educator, coach, and speaker aiming to make a change in her community by motivating and inspiring individuals of all backgrounds to achieve their goals. Nadia's fitness journey began when she stepped on the start line to her first marathon at the age of 14. Crossing the finish line with her father for the first time transformed her and she fell in love with the sport. Twenty-two years later, she has completed 145 marathons with 75 Boston Qu...
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TTR #34: Ultra Marathoner Dave Proctor

Dave Proctor is nothing short of a mad man! Running for 24 hours is something most of haven’t even considered, in fact, to be truthful, before I heard about Dave I had no idea people actually did this for a sport. I asked Dave about ‘being on top’, I was wondering what it was like to be the best at what he did, and as a record holder in several fields he certainly is. His humble response was along the lines of ‘I still consider myself the same person, just strapping on my shoes and goin...
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TTR #33: Blaine Penny on Mitochondrial Disease

Blaine’s connection to MitoCanada was a result of his son Evan who tragically went from being a perfectly normal 4-year-old kid (8 years ago) to a spastic quadriplegic overnight (who could not longer walk, talk or eat) as a result of mitochondrial disease. Blaine has poured his spare time over the past 7 years into helping raise awareness, provide support and raise funds for mitochondrial disease. Blaine Penny is a passionate family man, Engineer, endurance athlete and volunteer. Bla...
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TTR #32: Surviving a Near Fatal Car Accident

Coach Denise, AKA The Marathon Whisperer has been coaching runners of all abilities and ages since 2010. She started coaching part-time after surviving a near fatal car accident. It’s been her way to give back to running for what running has given to her since she first laced up her running shoes in the 4th grade.   Through her coaching business, Run For Change, she provides virtual, group and one on one coaching. In the latter, she literally runs the race and or workout with her client....
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TTR #31: Death Race Finisher

For most of my life I’ve been the athlete, funny how I find myself in a new position in life as more so the coach. I can’t say I’ve entirely understood coaches (I had a hard time really connecting with most I’ve had). But the experience is entirely different. You work so hard to prepare who you’re working with. It’s not like the sessions are over after the 60 mins is up. You’re always thinking about the progress of whomever you’re working with (online or in person). I’m wondering how the...
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TTR #30: Essential Oils for Runners

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Today we're bringing on  Dorothy Keith to talk about Essential Oils for Runners. She's super passionate about holistic health and helping people live healthy lives. In this case she wanted to share her love and passion of essential oils and teach runners how they can make a difference in their lives. The main topics we'll cover today is the Respitory system, very important for runners. We all know if you can't catch your breath it's going to be very difficult to finish your run strong...
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TTR #29: For the Love of Coaching

About twelve years ago, at the age of 38, I was still playing a lot of team sports.  I was a marginal varsity basketball player in university and was still playing in local men's leagues and some weekly pick-up games and was playing touch football in a solid league.  However, I was realizing that this was something that couldn't go on forever and was looking for something to fill the void.  Around the same time, my wife started running while attending medical school.  ...
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