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Women Running Series: Building Community with Racing Director Tes Sobomehin Marshall
Tes Sobomehin Marshall is a Race Director and Atlanta running community leader. Tes has been organizing group runs, training teams and road races since 2011 through runningnerds, LLC. An Indiana native and graduate of University of Virginia, she has been in Atlanta since 2010 and currently resides in Southwest Atlanta in the Cascade neighborhood with her husband and daughter.
Runningnerds offers a variety of road race experiences and distances and a weekly run group for all paces. Partnering with corporate, charity and community organizations since 2011, runningnerds has produced and directed over 200 races, large group runs, and training seasons.
Runningnerds, LLC continues to strive to be an excellent social forum, resource and service to the contemporary running community.
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Women Running Series: The Running Coach PT with Dr. Kim Melvan
Dr. Kimberly Melvan is a board-certified physical therapist with more than 12 years experience in sports medicine. She specializes in running-related injury prevention and treatment, video gait analysis, and run coaching.
Dr. Melvan developed an interest in amateur running after playing collegiate basketball; running her first half marathon during her graduate studies. After earning her doctorate in physical therapy, she moved to a reviving New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. Thriving in the city’s rebirth, she developed an active outpatient physical therapy practice and completed her strength and conditioning certification. Driven by the allure of a larger healthcare network, Dr. Melvan moved to Atlanta to join Emory Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in Georgia. In less than two years, she achieved the role of outpatient clinic manager, the first woman and youngest individual to hold this position at Emory. With the help of her leadership, she developed one of the lowest performing clinics into a top earning physical therapy clinic in less than 5 years time. During her time at Emory, she actively engaged in volunteerism at local at-risk women’s shelters, participated in weekly running groups, and supported high school football players on the sideline. Moreover, she earned her board certification as a sports certified specialist (SCS), founded Emory Healthcare’s first running clinic, earned certifications as a kinesiotape practitioner and assisted soft tissue mobilization provider. It was also in Atlanta, that Dr. Melvan and her husband began growing their family, welcoming their first son. Juist prior to the Covid pandemic, Dr. Melvan and family relocated to Fort Lauderdale, where a second son was soon born. As a young mother, Dr. Melvan has recently began focusing on developing her own practice, looking to assist both amateur and professional runners alike prepare for and enjoy an active running lifestyle.
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Women Running Series: Not Just a Running Coach With Exercise Physiologist, Heather Hart
Heather Hart is an exercise physiologist, full time running coach, mom of two, and ultra runner who believes that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary feats.
Together with her husband, Heather co-founded Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching, an in person and virtual coaching service specializing in helping people balance training with family, work, and "real life". Over the last 15 years, Heather has participated in a gamut of endurance sports, from road running, to triathlon, to obstacle course racing, and even adventure racing. But her heart and soul is running on the trails. When she's not training for ultramarathons, you can find Heather as a regular in the weight room at the gym, or writing educational posts and sharing personal stories on her blog Relentless Forward Commotion.
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Women Running Series: Healthy Mindset, Healthy Run, Healthy Life With Heather Fuselier
Heather Fuselier is an author, speaker, and board-certified health coach. And she is a runner!
Heather earned her nickname “Healthy Heather” from her enthusiasm to help everyone around her connect with all the elements in their lives that help them sustain balance in health and wellness. Her main gig is working with organizations to help them create and deliver employee wellbeing programs. Whether she’s working with one client or speaking to hundreds of people on her radio broadcast and podcast, Heather Solves Everything, she approaches healthy living like a journey. Her book, "Happy, Healthy You: Breaking the Rules for a Well-Balanced Life," is available wherever books are sold.
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Women Running Series: Maggie Seymour With Run Free Run is Running to Give Back to Those in Need
Maggie Seymour, a Major in the US Marine Corps Reserve and Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, and (drum roll please)......an avid ultra runner. But not just any runner. She is a runner on a mission. Check out this episode where we talk about her mission and the stigma of running while pregnant. So random! But we go where the conversation needs to take us.
She's a small-town Midwestern girl at heart who believes in the power of hard work, education, community, and carbs. In 2017 she ran across the nation to raise awareness and support for those who supported her during her military career. Now she’s setting out to run across the rest of the 50 states benefitting the causes you care about the most. You can read about that at www.runfreerun.com She is an ACE certified personal trainer and health coach, an RRCA Level II certified run coach, and USATF Level I certified track and field coach with Hart Strength and Endurance Coaching.
In her off the road life, she holds a BA in Political Science, an MA in Military History, an MA in Journalism, and a PhD in International Studies. She is currently working on a Masters in Sociology and a Masters in Joint Leadership. When Maggie is not running she's working, writing, cooking/baking, studying, or chasing after her 1 yr old son with the help of her 11-yr-old stepdaughter and partner.
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Women Running Series: Jessica Payne is the Running Author
Jessica Payne is not only a runner with many running miles under her belt, she's also a published author!
Jessica grew up in Kansas City, later moving to the Pacific Northwest where the mountains and Puget Sound became home. Beyond writing, she loves to run, rock climb, and explore the great outdoors with her daughter and husband. She is an RN and recently finished her degree as a nurse practitioner. When holding still, which isn’t often, you’ll find a book in her hand and a cat or dog in her lap. Jessica writes suspense and thriller and is the host of #MomsWritersClub on Twitter and YouTube. Her debut novel, MAKE ME DISAPPEAR, is a twisty psychological thriller about a woman on the edge who is willing to do anything to escape her sociopathic—potentially dangerous—boyfriend, including arranging her own kidnapping. It releases May 16th.
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If you are a mom and looking to educate yourself before running. This is the podcast you need. Lisa is down to earth, educational, sweet and easy out going kinda gal. I am so lucky to have bumped into this!
Lisa is the real deal. Very enjoyable conversation. Great guest choices.
Amazing show! Highly recommend this to anybody that wants to elevate their quality of life.