From the founders of bRUNch Running, a light-hearted and funny podcast filled with chit-chat conversation between besties and business partners in the running industry!
Lace Up will feature amazing special guests, and cover a gamut of topics which will include: anything and everything running, fitness-y things, the truths of operating a business and producing a race together, Alex's dating life, our dogs, and whatever else that comes out of our mouths.
Our BIGGEST mission is to make you laugh and to welcome you to the crazy awesome world of running.
Feetures Friday with bRUNch Ambassador Kacie Kliebert
Feetures Friday! Every Friday we sit down with one of our ambassdors to learn more about them. This series is presented by Feetures. For nearly two decades Feetures has been pioneering running socks. WIth their snug fit, seamless toe, and ability to prevent blisters. Family-owned and operated, Feetures continues to push the boundaries of the performance sock industry.
This morning we sat down (via Zoom) with wife, mom of three, ultra runner, outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, and our very own #brunchambassador: Kacie Kliebert and talked all things running!
Unfortunately, there were some issues with Zoom today, so our recording quality wasn’t great. But, here were some of the questions we asked and Kacie's answers! We hope sit down and chat with her again soon because Kacie is one interesting gal and a #RUNspiration to say the least... Go check out our stories to get to know her better!
Learn more about Feetures here.
Feetures Friday with bRUNch Ambassador Kristin Stokes
Today’s episode is a new format! It’s Feetures Friday! We’ve teamed up with Feetures socks to bring you a mini-episode each week where we highlight one of our amazing bRUNch bunch ambassadors. Our community is made of some really amazing humans and we want you to get to know them better.
Joining us this morning is Kristin Stokes! Kristin is participating in the Yeti 50 miles ultra challenge starting today at 12pm EST. Follow Kristin on her adventure at K_stokes829 on Instagram.
This episode was brought to you by Feetures. Nearly two decades ago Feetures set out to make a running sock that would change the way runners looked at socks. After 25 years in the sock manufacturing business, founder Hugh Gaither recognized that performance socks had changed very little during that time. He created a prototype with a seamless toe and a contoured fit and, with the help of some independent reps, he introduced this pioneering sock to the running world. It was an instant success due to its snug fit and its ability to prevent blisters. Years later, after identifying more ways to improve their product, Feetures unveiled the Elite: an anatomically-designed sock constructed with moisture-wicking fibers and sporting Targeted Compression in the areas athletes need support most. Feetures had once again revolutionized performance socks, and created what is still the gold standard. Still family-owned and operated today, Feetures continues to push the boundaries of the performance sock industry with innovative designs and continues to be the number one selling performance sock at run specialty year over year. Learn more about Feetures at http://bit.ly/FeeturesBrunchRunning.
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Episode 5: Lace Up with Jami Crist of Under Armour
We virtually #lacedup with the lovely Jami Crist, the Run Category Senior Manager of Sports Marketing at Under Armour and chatted about all things R-U-N-N-I-N-G.
Jami shares what it is like to work for one of the top rated fitness brands in the world, Under Amour, and how running plays a role in her life (past, present, and future). We talk about our first race experiences, women in the running industry, where we think the running industry is headed post-pandemic and so much more!
There are so many inspiring nuggets in here that you will find your motivation to run today.
And we talk running shoes! The evolution of running shoes and how running shoes are now becoming a fashion statement.
Women’s UA HOVRTM Machina Running Shoes - https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/pid3021956-602?iid=sig&iidasset=SS20_Run_HOVR_Machina_SIG_W
MapMy Run - https://www.mapmyrun.com/my_home/
Zwift - https://zwift.com
The Last Dance on ESPN
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Episode 4: Lace Up with Dr. Natalia Arango
Guess what day it is? It’s mother’s day and we wanted to wish all those incredible mama’s out there a beautiful day today and everyday!
On this episode we invited two very special guest to the show to chat about lacing up while pregnant, running postpartum and the physical effects that running has on a woman’s body. Since neither Alex or myself are pregnant or mamas yet, we decided to invite one of our very own mama bRUNchatarians Amber Hansen to join us for conversation with Dr. Natalia Arango. Dr. Arango is an OBGYN at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colo. and currently pregnant with her second child.
There are so many questions about fitness and pregnancy and we tried to cover possible in this episode. Some questions that we answer are:
What do expecting mother’s need to know when it comes to running during pregnancy?
How far would you recommend a woman run if she is pregnant?
Does working out help your delivery?
Are there any tips to help prevent boob pain while running?
What to do if you pee yourself after delivery?
What female endurance athletes need to know about missing their cycles?
Nursing Pads - https://amzn.to/3b0BQ0H
Belly Bands - https://www.baobeimaternity.com
Episode 3: Lace Up with Helen Hall
Episode 3: Lace Up with Helen Hall
We sat down and laced up (virtually) with the lovely Helen Hall, Founder and "Chick in Charge" of Blender Bombs (you might also know her as @hushupandhustle on Instagram) and got to know her a little bit better.
We chatted about her awesome business(es): Blender Bombs and 80x20 Market, lifestyle branding, about how to make mindset shifts and "trusting our gut" in decision making, a whole lot about nutrition and more! We even asked her what her favorite word is. Want to know her response? You’ll just have to listen to Episode 3 of Lace Up with Cortney + Alex to find out!
Check out all the delicious and healthy goodies that Helen has created and make sure to use the code brunch10 for 10% off your order. FACT: We are obsessed with Blender Bombs and love them in smoothies, pre-run, as a topping on bowls. Plus they don’t hurt our tummies. Try them today!
Follow Helen at @hushupandhustle, @blenderbombs and @80x20market on Instagram.
Books we mention in this Episode: The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
A Quick Sprint with Alex: Facing Our Fears
What do you fear? Alex talks about what she is scared of and how the fear of being injured impacts her training.
You are strong enough.
You are fast enough.
You can conquer this distance.
You can keep on running.
What walls can you break down today? What fears do you have?
"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."
--Louisa May Alcott
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These are the conversations runners are wanting to have. It’s like being at brunch with Cortney, Alex and their guests. Runners and everyday athletes tune in today!
Fun hosts, great content
Alex and Cortney have been running bRUNch running for quite some time. They’ve always put out amazing and engaging social media content. Now they’re in the podcast game and they are just so much fun with great content for people that love fitness, food, and friends.