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The Flying Pig 2017 Recap - Having a Pace Chart For Your Life - Episode 11

I completed my 7th half marathon the first weekend in May. Cincinnati was an exciting venue to run in. There were thousands of runners and even more spectators making it an adrenaline run of a race! And - it was my fastest half marathon ever. I was priviledged to run for Michael Stangelo - a United States marine who sadly lost his life to the PTSD he suffered through after returning from Iraq. In doing so I got to represent a great organization - 22 Too Many. It was also a weekend of meeting up with many friends, and creating some lifelong memories. That is often the greatest part of these race weekends. Enjoy my recap of the Flying Pig 2017.

What you'll hear:

  • Thank you to my friend Kimberly Yenser for sponsoring this episode through my Patreon Page
  • Those stupid 26.2 stickers - which I proudly display on the back of my car
  • Running for Michael Stangelo
  • 22 Too Many
  • The 8-minute mile health insurance discount - I don't get one by the way. 
  • Passion - we find it, it doesn't find us. And it's usually found when we tackle pain and suffering. 
  • Having a pace chart for life. 


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Read chapter drafts of my book "One Flame to Burn - Life Lessons I Learned Running My First Marathon"


The Flying Pig 2017 - An Interview With Lashell Head - Episode 10

This podcast is my attempt to run to dark with light. Using my personal running stories and sharing those I run into along the way, I hope to encourage people, both runners and non-runners alike. In this episode I get to interview a wonderful woman who's run considerable light into my life. I hope you enjoy our conversation and find inspiration in Lashell's heart and wisdom. 

Some of what you'll hear:



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Running the Flying Pig Half-Marathon for Michael Stangelo_22 Too Many_Episode 9

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, I will have the honor to run for one of America's fallen heroes. In 2016, Michael Stangelo, a United States marine, lost his battle with the demons that haunted him as a result of his tour in the Iraq war. He became one of the 22 American military veterans who take their own lives every day as a result of darkness that follows them home from their military service. Running the Flying Pig half-marathon in his memory and to promote awareness around mental illness, especially as it pertains to our veterans, is a priviledge. 


What you'll hear in this episode:


One Flame to Burn by Prospect 7 - music

Michael Stangelo Page - The Fight for Michael

22 Too Many

The Flying Pig Half Marathon

Men and the Stigma of Mental Illness

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Interview With Robyn Larkin - 22 Too Many - Episode 8

What a pleasure it is today to talk to my friend Robyn Larkin. Robyn has faced the challenges of running, used those challenges to inspire others, and is now fighting for those facing unimagineable challenges in their lives. 


What you'll hear today:

  • Megsmiles Supporters
  • The Marine Corps Marathon
  • Passion - late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from Old French passion "Christ's passion, physical suffering" (10c.), from Late Latin passionem (nominative passio) "suffering, enduring," from past participle stem of Latin pati "to suffer, endure," possibly from PIE root *pe(i)- "to hurt" (see fiend).
  • "Trust your training, it's a very overused phrase, but it's absolutely true" - Robyn 
  • 22 Too Many
  • "I'm being trusted with someone's family member's story" - Robyn
  • Robyn's personal blog: Robyn Runs the World
  • 1-800-273-8255 - National Suicide Hotline
  • Veterans Crisis line text: 838255

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Boston Marathon Recap Interview with Bruce Hayes_Episode 7

Enjoy my interview with Bruce Hayes, who completed the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bruce talks about how challenging this year's race was for many runners. The heat took its toll on many of them. Bruce had the opportunity - and seized it - to help several runners struggling near the end of the race. His heart for helping others pours out in this interview. 


Some of what you'll hear in this interview:


  • Boston Marathon
  • The importance of hydration
  • Signs you might be dehydrated
  • The running family simply loves to help one another


Boston Marathon Qualifying Times:

18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec


Quotes from Bruce:

  • "If anybody says they're disappointed in you, they need to be slapped. I can't imagine someone being disappointed in you for putting your best effort forward."
  • "I'm just grateful that God gave me the ability to finish another 26.2"



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Boston Marathon Interview with Bruce Hayes _Episode 6

It's Boston Marathon Monday - 2017. Today I share an interview with my friend Bruce Hayes who will try to redeem his 2016 Boston effort which he ran after being sick 3 days leading into the event. 

Today we'll talk about:

Quote from Bruce Hayes: "running to inspire people to push themselves the way people have inspired me to push myself."


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Keith Cartwright interview with Kristie Allen at Run the Bluegrass - Episode 5

Welcome to my interview with Ms. Kristie Allen. I met Kristie at the Run the Bluegrass half-marathon back in 2015. Her faith and passion for life have been a huge influence on me. I'm grateful for the chance to share some of her with you in this podcast episode.


What you'll hear.



Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon

Kristie's appearance on the Weather Channel

Quotes from Kristie:

"Runnning gave me a kind of personal victory I hadn't found anywhere else"

"If I take Jesus out of the pocket I have him in, then he's a part of it with me"


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The Run the Bluegrass 2017 Race Recap and Lessons Learned - Episode 4

I want to thank my friend Kristie Allen for sponsoring episode 4. Kristie recently committed to sponsoring through my TwoTim47 Patreon page. If you think this mission is something you would be interested in supporting financially - as little as $1 a month makes a big difference - please visit my TwoTim47 Patreon Page.


What we'll discuss this episode:


  • Run the Bluegrass - America's Prettiest Half Marathon
  • Preparing to tackle the hills in a race; preparing to tackle the hills in life.
  • No matter how hard we try to avoid it, the hills are coming. Life is a conveyor belt that keeps delivering us into the challenges.
  • The fight in our wounded veterans.
  • We lean on God at the beginning and end of our stories, do we lean on him in the middle of them?
  • Who will you partner with when the challenges come. Answer that before the challenges get here.
  • Are we ever too old to improve?


Next episode: My interview with Kristie Allen


Interview With Ed Deiss about the Shamrock Marathon and the Speak Up Organization - Episode 3

Welcome to my interview with my good friend Ed Deiss. 


What we'll be talking about:

Megsmiles Facebook Page

The Richmond Marathon

"Strength in life isn't gained through success it's gained through struggle." - Ed Deiss

What are 3 AM Friends?

Running is not a solo sport; it's a team sport. 

The Shamrock Marathon

Cameron K Gallagher Foundation and Speak Up

The Cameron Gallagher Story

"There are no ordinary people" - C.S. Lewis



Recap of the March 2017 Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach - Episode 2

Come along and celebrate with me as I run my fastest half marathon ever - which doesn't necessarily mean FAST. 


What we'll talk about in this episode:

The Shamrock Half Marathon - March 2017 - Gale force winds and rain. Who on earth runs a race in these conditions?

The importance of deliberate practice - The Book "Peak" -

Is weather, especially bad weather, part of the running fun?

A good running attitude is contagious.

How to beat a PR by 21 minutes - don't ask me but I did it. 

Practice the things you are uncomfortable with. Get out of your comfort zone.