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An Interview With Dave Jones_World’s Only Eternal Endurance Challenge Finisher_Episode 48

 

In 2013, Dave Jones decided once an for all he was going to kick a 25-year nicotine habit. His method for conquering that demon? Torture himself with running. What started as a plan to kick a bad habit gave birth to a marathon running journey that has crossed through every state in the US and all 8 continents. Yes, you heard that right - all 8. You'll have to check out this episode to hear more about that and more of my captivating conversation with Dave Jones - the world's only Eternal Endurance Challenge finisher. 

Dave's Eternal Endurance Website: EternalEndurance.com

Eternal Endurance Facebook Page

Runners World Article: Kentucky Man Runs a Marathon in All 50 States (and all 8 continents) in One Year.

Indy Star Article: He's an Idiot. Dave Jones Plans to Run 57 Marathons in One Year.

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Marsha Cartwright for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

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An Interview with Lori Latham - High School Teacher Bringing Out The Best In All Students - Episode 47

 

Chapin South Carolina High School teacher Lori Latham encountered a blind runner who was being assisted by another runner while she was running an obstacle course race. In seeing this, she thought of one of her students, Miller Ballard. Miller is blind and has been diagnosed with Aspergers. Lori thought, if they can do it, I can help Miller run. So together they set out to complete Miller's first 5k race.

Read more of the story here: District Five Student Miller Ballard is Inspiration Personified.

Youtube video of Lori and Miller's story: Miller's Run

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Robyn Larkin for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

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My Little Rock Marathon Recap and an Interview with Chris Estwanik_Episode 46

 

In today's episode, I recap my March 4, 2018 Little Rock Marathon Run. It took two attempts, but I finally completed marathon number 2. 

But that's only the warmup, because today I'll also share my interview with Guiness Book of World Records record holder Chris Estwanik. In March of 2017, Chris ran the New York City Half Marathon, wearing a business suit, in 1:11. Dude in Business Suit Crushes NYC Half in Record Time.

Chris shares how a mile run in gym class in the 8th grade changed his perspective about running from "something you had to do when you did something wrong" to an opportunity for a full ride scholarship at Wake Forest and an opportunity to compete with and against some of the world's best runners. 

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Nicole Williams for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

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Interview with World Marathon Challenge Finisher JP Caudill - Episode 45

 

Over a decade ago, JP Caudill spent some time in Germany to honor his grandmother's passing. All the walking there left him feeling out of shape. He came home, hopped on a treadmill with a goal of running one mile. Once he achieved that goal his running journey was off and - well - running. JP recently completed the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents. 

Virginia Pilot Story

Pancreatic Cancer Network Action Story

 

Support JP's efforts to fight pancreatic cancer

 

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Kelly Anderson for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

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An Interview With Sid Busch - Running Marathons To Make Sure Heroes Are Not Forgotten - Episode 44

More about this episode:

 

Sid Busch Baltimore Sun Story

The 2018 Little Rock Marathon will be Sid's final marathon

Why Sid thinks you should run a marathon

In spite of what some think, Sid believes patriotism is alive and well

Sid believes if the whole world ran together a lot of the world's problems would be solved

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Kimberly Yenser for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

 

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An Interview With Bernie Tretta - Executive Director of Achilles International Houston - Episode 43

 

More about this episode:

From weight loss competition at work to 40 time marathoner

That first marathon - the things we'll do for our siblings

The emotions of running the Boston Marathon: the first time, the year of the bombing, and the return trip post-bombing

Running gives us gifts if we'll pay attention

Uncovering injustices in the sport of running

Reach out to Bernie Tretta: btretta@genesysworks.org

Learn more about Achilles International Houston 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Donna Shultz-Shagena for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

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An Interview With Will Huffman - The Dean Otto Story Continued - Episode 42

Media Coverage of the Dean Otto Story

Runners World Magazine Story

The Charlotte Observer Story

WNCN News Story

Today Show Story

Napa Valley Register Story

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Rachel Wood for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

 

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Keith Cartwright - Dealing With My Houston Marathon Failure - Episode 41

Yesterday I failed. I attempted to run the Houston Marathon which had a cutoff time an hour faster than I'd run a marathon before and I couldn't do it. It was a failed attempt. I have to admit, there was a day I confused failing at something with being a failure. But sitting on the bus back to the finish line with a group of other runners who also failed at their attempt, I didn't for a second feel like a failure.

A turning point in my life came when I realized 100% of my value comes in the reality God loves me no matter what. He loves and enjoys that I'm a runner, but he doesn't love me BECAUSE I'm a runner. The Houston Marathon finish line was going to add or subtract nothing to his love for me.

On the bus back to the finish line I knew people were waiting on me who looked at me like God does. First, my wife and my boys. My wife was already texting messages of encouragement and love. She was the first to begin loving me like God does. And there was no doubt in my mind my boys' hugs would be filled with as much love and "my dad's the best" as they always were. And I was right. "Good job dad" means more when you fail than when you succeed. I have a family that loves that I run, but they don't love me BECAUSE I run.

Then there's the Megsmiles family there with me. When I walked up to them they applauded. I had failed. I had no medal. But in their eyes I wasn't a failure. They are all such beautiful reflections of God's love. We are a group of passionate runners, but we passionately love one another not because we run, but because we are runners created in IN HIS love.

And all of the messages of love from friends and family not there - all with the same love. I am humbled and grateful.

But here's the thing. I knew that's the response I would get. I know I'm surrounded by love. And I guess that's why I and we came to Houston to begin with. To let people who might not be as sure that people love them, that people are there to pick them up when they are struggling, who don't have the kind of family that I have here. I wanted the people of Houston to be wrapped in a megsmiles kind of love.

And with that my friends, I and we did not fail. God's love for the people of Houston was delivered. No marathon finish would have added to that. No failed attempt takes anything away. 
I truly love you all and appreciate the person you are helping me become - because of you I've gotten much better at understanding the difference between fail and failure.

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Missy Blacker for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

 

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An Interview With Runners World Chief Running Officer - Bart Yasso - Episode 39

What you'll hear on this episode:

  • Started running to get a focus in life
  • You start running alone and start thinking about solving the challenges in your life
  • Then you find like minded people
  • Comrades - One of Bart's most memorable races: The Race of His Life
  • Slowing down led to connecting to more people
  • Being at the finish line until the last runner finishes - that's just what I do
  • Message I want to leave: People are inspiring. They don't realize how many people they inspire. 
  • Bart agrees with me, everyone should run a marathon

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Tiffany Eisentrout for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

 

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An Interview With Dean Otto - Near Death Experience Leads To Unlikely Friendships - Episode 38

What you'll hear on this episode:

  • Biking to let a running injury heal leads to a bike crash that nearly paralyzed Dean Otto
  • What do you think when you're on the ground and can't feel anything from the waist down?
  • A lot of "not by chance" events come together to get Dean Otto the best treatment as quickly as possible. 
  • Dean Otto runs his comeback 5K race with Will Huffman - the man who hit Dean. 
  • In the wrong place at the wrong time, but was it?
  • Read more about Dean's story and learn more about supporting a cause close to his heart: Deano's Back

 

Introduction and closing song: One Flame to Burn (Prospect 7)

 

A special thank you to Kimberly Caldwell for sponsoring today's episode through Patreon.

 

If you would like to comment on this podcast you can contact me and leave a comment at:

 

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