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Inspire to Run (formerly Inspire Virtual Runs) is a running community to inspire you to run and take control of your health and fitness. Inspire to Run Podcast brings running tips, personal stories, and fitness information. You will hear interviews with fitness and wellness experts, personal trainers, and everyday runners. Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Inspire to Run Podcast Richard Conner

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Inspire to Run (formerly Inspire Virtual Runs) is a running community to inspire you to run and take control of your health and fitness. Inspire to Run Podcast brings running tips, personal stories, and fitness information. You will hear interviews with fitness and wellness experts, personal trainers, and everyday runners. Please rate, review, and subscribe!

    Valuable Running Tips to Help New Runners with Hannah Seeley

    Valuable Running Tips to Help New Runners with Hannah Seeley

    #057 - Plant-based runner, mom, and NASM-certified personal trainer &  running coach, Hannah Seeley shares running tips for new runners. Hannah also shares her own personal running journey as we talk about family, mental health, and what inspires her to run as part of her health and fitness journey.


    Topics Covered:
    Running tips for new runnersRunning for family and mental healthThe joy of running a race 
    Hannah Seeley
    Hannah is a plant-based runner, mom, and NASM-certified personal trainer &  running coach. As a hybrid coach, the goal is to spread self-appreciation and encourage peak performance at all fitness levels. Her mission is to inspire self-love by using outdoor running, custom fitness, and goals to prove capability beyond belief. 


    Hannah firmly believes that having her son was the fuel she needed to make running her career happen. Her son gave her the courage to stick with what she loves and turn it into something great. Running has been the missing piece to the puzzle all along.
     
    Follow Hannah Seeley:
    Instagram - @hannahrunsccfitnessTikTok - @hannahrunsccfitness 
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    • 27 min
    Finding joy in running through grief and loss with Dominique Cofield

    Finding joy in running through grief and loss with Dominique Cofield

    #056 - Active duty military member, mom, and runner Dominique Cofield shares her running journey and how she regained her joy through running after the loss of her sister. We also discuss ways to enter a marathon and Dominique’s fundraising efforts with the American Cancer Society for her first marathon.


    Topics Covered:
    How running can help you during a time of griefTaking the next step and increasing your race distanceDifferent ways to sign-up and run a marathonBenefits of being part of a running group
    Dominique Cofield
    Dominique grew up all over the world being in a military family and is the youngest of three children. She considers Chicago home and attended Kenwood Academy High School on the Southside of Chicago and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Dominique’s family is made up of service members, with her older siblings who served in the United States Air Force and her father who retired from the Army many years ago. Dominique spent the last 15 years in the Army as a patient administration specialist. 


    Dominique currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of 13 years, Deon, and two children, Lauryn (10) and Elliott (7). She will soon receive her second Bachelor of Arts degree, this time in Organizational Development. As Dominique prepares for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2023, she is raising funds for the American Cancer Society.
     
    Follow Dominique Cofield:
    Instagram (Dominique) - @the_one_that_smiles_often 
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    • 23 min
    How to Reach Your Goals Today by Finding the Right Coach with Richard Conner and Kevin Gregory

    How to Reach Your Goals Today by Finding the Right Coach with Richard Conner and Kevin Gregory

    #055 - Marketer, runner, and podcast host Richard Conner shares his story about how he was inspired to run again and faced his fears by running obstacle course races. His Spartan Coach, Kevin Gregory, takes the host chair as they walk through why Richard signed up with a coach and what led him to take on one of the biggest challenges of his life - The Spartan Trifecta.


    Topics Covered:
    Facing fears and taking on big challengesImportance of not setting “a number” as your primary goalFinding the right coach to help you reach your goalsBuilding daily habits and letting go of the guilt
    Richard Conner
    Richard is a strategic marketing professional with experience in B2B marketing. Richard is the founder of Inspire to Run and is passionate about helping others reach their goals. He is a Connecticut native and is a husband, dad, writer, Star Wars fan, and of course - runner! Richard recently discovered obstacle course racing and has fully embraced this new obsession.
     
    Kevin Gregory
    Kevin has been a fitness trainer since 2013 and runs Underdog Fitness Inc - a personal training and small group training gym specializing in functional fitness and Obstacle Course and Hybrid Racing. Found Obstacle Racing in 2011 with Warrior Dash. Since has multiple Elite Level Podiums at Spartan Race including a 7th Place finish at Ultra World Championships in Iceland, Achieved a Silver Bib (75 Miles) at World’s Toughest Mudder and most recently seeded 3rd at the upcoming DEKA Strong World Championships with a time just 5 seconds off the current world record. Kevin also broke the DEKA Fit Co-ed Relay Record earlier this year with partner Cassandra Carroll. 
    He holds a Master's Degree in Fitness and Wellness Leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Has a Master Level Training Certification with the International Sports Science Association, Nutrition Certification from Precision Nutrition, and an SGX (Spartan Group Exercise) Certification through Spartan Race. Also have certifications in Corrective Exercise, Exercise Therapy, Sports Nutrition, and Strength and Conditioning.
     
    Follow Kevin Gregory:
    Instagram (Kevin Gregory) - @bubblestheclowneInstagram (Underdog Fitness) - @underdog_fitnessct 
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    • 37 min
    You Can Take the First Step in your Transformation with Micky Ely

    You Can Take the First Step in your Transformation with Micky Ely

    #054 - Active duty military member and obstacle course racer Micky Ely shares his story about how running has helped him lose 50 pounds. Through obstacle course racing, Micky regained his fitness after losing motivation during a challenging time in his life. He shares tips on how to get started on your journey and ways to stay motivated. 
    Topics Covered:
    How to take your first step toward your transformationFinding time for fitness while maintaining a busy lifeThe benefits and challenges of runningStaying motivated on those difficult daysMicky Ely
    Micky grew up in the southern part of Maryland spending most of his life dedicated to focusing on a career in baseball. Micky got into OCR racing back in 2018 where he joined and raced in Bonefrog, Maryland to spend time with his brother; having no idea what to expect or what training was required. Over the next two years, he began to build his obstacle proficiency and dedication to running finishing the run the year challenge of 2020 miles during the year.
    2021 was a breakout season for Micky setting personal records in all three Spartan distances while finishing two trifectas. During the season, he ran perfect races (NO BURPEES) in all but two events setting his focus on reaching his first podium in 2022 and showing everyone that the big guys can win races!!!


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    Instagram - @m_ely84 
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    • 35 min
    How to Win on Daily Basis with Arthritis with Jennifer Castro and Lauren Amendola!

    How to Win on Daily Basis with Arthritis with Jennifer Castro and Lauren Amendola!

    #053 - Relationship Banker, Health Coach, and Arthritis Warrior, Jennifer Castro shares her story about experiencing joint pain and fatigue and eventually being diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. She shares her story about her journey to improving her nutrition, losing weight, and running. Lauren Amendola also joins us to share how Arthritis Foundation is helping people Live Yes! through educational resources and programs.

    Topics Covered:
    Listening to your body and seeking the right diagnosisRunning journey and benefits while having arthritisImportance of having a coach and support system Arthritis Foundation Resources & Jingle Bell Run 5K
    Jennifer Castro
    Jennifer is known to be a People-Person who enjoys helping others. She currently works as a Relationship Banker with People’s United, a Division of M&T Bank. In her spare time, she enjoys being out in Nature, Bowling, Traveling, being a Health Coach, Kayaking and spending time with her family and animals- especially her Pug Zion.

    Lauren Amendola
    Lauren Amendola, Senior Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation in Connecticut and Upstate New York, has spent her almost 20 year agree in the health non-profit industry. Building her skills and resume at the United Way, MDA and Autism Speaks, Lauren found a deeper passion at the Foundation as an arthritis warrior herself. She enjoys her friends and family, the beach and time at home with her husband and 6 year old daughter, Gianna, in North Branford, CT.

    Follow Jennifer:
    Facebook - @jenncastro
    Help Fight Against Arthritis:
    Join the Inspire to Run team for Jingle Bell Run 5KYou can run in person or virtually!Follow the CT Arthritis Foundation Facebook pageFollow the CT Arthritis Foundation Instagram pageVisit the Arthritis Foundation website for more information 
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    • 29 min
    Improving your Mindset to Live your Best Life with Nelson Diaz

    Improving your Mindset to Live your Best Life with Nelson Diaz

    #052 - Husband, father, and founder of Team Believe 923, Nelson “Runaway” Diaz, talks about the power of mindset and how it impacts all aspects of your life. Nelson shares his life journey, successes and failures, and his philosophy on that internal battle that we each have with ourselves. 
    Topics Covered:
    Winning the mental battle to achieve your goalsImportance of celebrating wins before setting a new goalNot waiting for a diagnosis or crisis to make a change Helping others in need while you are on your journeyNelson Diaz
    Husband, father, and founder of Team Believe 923.
     
    Follow Nelson:
    Instagram - @nelsonrunawaydiazInstagram - @teambelieve923Additional Resources:
    SpartanDeka
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sara McInerney ,

Motivating

My favorite episode so far was actually the solo one! Loved learning how to stay motivated and on track even if it’s a virtual run or Spartan Race!

Katie Hedrick ,

I have been looking for a podcast like this one!

Oh my gosh! I have been looking for a podcast like this one! I’m fairly new at running and have been looking for tips and inspiration. So excited to catch more episodes!

Mami<3 ,

Necessary for anyone interested in running/fitness

Listening to this podcast gives me the motivation needed to keep running and continuing my fitness goals. I’m not a seasoned runner whatsoever but I started listening to this podcast and it really helps with keeping me motivated. IVR has lots of great guests who offer their own stories, tips, and pointers with all things running and fitness. It’s nice, short, and to the point making it easier to stay engaged. A great listen while you’re at work, at the gym, or on the go! Can’t wait to listen to the upcoming episodes!!

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