142 episodes

This is a show to help real life runners to improve their running and their life, through conversations about training, nutrition, health and wellness, family, and all the crazy things that life throws at us. We want to live the best life we can and to help others do the same. In each episode, we will tackle topics that will make us better runners, better parents, better friends, better partners, and better people. The lessons that we learn from running can carry over into all aspects of our life, and we are here to explore those connections through current research, our experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you. We are Kevin and Angie Brown, husband and wife, mom and dad, coaches, and runners. Kevin is a marathoner who has been coaching runners for over a decade. Angie holds her doctorate degree in physical therapy and uses running as part of her integrated fitness routine. Together, we want to help make running more accessible to more people, so that more people can gain the benefits of being a Real Life Runner.

Real Life Runners with Angie and Kevin Brown Angie and Kevin Brown

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 74 Ratings

This is a show to help real life runners to improve their running and their life, through conversations about training, nutrition, health and wellness, family, and all the crazy things that life throws at us. We want to live the best life we can and to help others do the same. In each episode, we will tackle topics that will make us better runners, better parents, better friends, better partners, and better people. The lessons that we learn from running can carry over into all aspects of our life, and we are here to explore those connections through current research, our experiences, and stories from real people out on the roads and trails, just like you. We are Kevin and Angie Brown, husband and wife, mom and dad, coaches, and runners. Kevin is a marathoner who has been coaching runners for over a decade. Angie holds her doctorate degree in physical therapy and uses running as part of her integrated fitness routine. Together, we want to help make running more accessible to more people, so that more people can gain the benefits of being a Real Life Runner.

    142: The Pros and Cons of Labeling Ourselves As "Runner"

    142: The Pros and Cons of Labeling Ourselves As "Runner"

    Personal statements that begin with “I am” carry power and strength.  They define us and lead our actions.  They are our label, often empowering, but sometimes limiting.  We also put labels on the world around us.  We group people together as though they are the same person.  We put simple labels onto situations and the people around us to make life easier.  While this is often done subconsciously, and rarely for a malevolent reason, labels can be incredibly detrimental.  Other people can feel confined or burdened by the label.  On this episode, we cover the two sides to the power of labels. 
    Highlights of the episode:  
    Resources: Sign up for our FREE 5 day running challenge!
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    12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook!
    Interested in our coaching program?  Click here to learn more about our coaching program and fill our our coaching application.
    Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier 
    Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here, including gear and patron options!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
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    • 51 min
    141: Structure Creates Success

    141: Structure Creates Success

    Structure and plans matter if you actually want to be successful.  Raw talent will take you pretty far.  Working really hard will get you pretty far.  Most people are not born with Olympic level running prowess.  Even runners who do hard things would appreciate some things being easier.  Today we cover the importance of structure in reaching your goals plus why you may be resisting structure in the first place.
    Resources: Click here!  The RLR Training Academy is OPEN for enrollment THIS WEEK!!
    Sign up for our FREE 5 day running challenge!
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook!
    Interested in our coaching program?  Click here to learn more about our coaching program and fill our our coaching application.
    Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier 
    Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here, including gear and patron options!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
    Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
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    • 1 hr
    140: What Happened To My Running Motivation?

    140: What Happened To My Running Motivation?

     Lack of motivation is a real issue that many runners are facing.  While it’s easy to simply say, choose to be motivated, it’s a little more complicated that just that.  We live in a world full of options and choices.  We are often bombarded with endless possibilities.  Choice creates a feeling of freedom.  In this current time period, the power of choice is becoming strikingly clear.  Today, we want to talk about how you have always had choice and how you can use that to highlight your power and bring the most joy to your running and life.  This power of choice can help bring us out of a motivational funk. 
    Resources: Join our LIVE free workshop Wednesday, May 20 at 3pm EST!
    Sign up for our FREE 5 day running challenge!
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook!
    Interested in our coaching program?  Click here to learn more about our coaching program and fill our our coaching application.
    Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier 
    Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here, including gear and patron options!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
    Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
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    • 56 min
    139: TMI? Some Things Only Runners Understand

    139: TMI? Some Things Only Runners Understand

    Running has a way of bringing down some of the privacy walls we put up around us.  There is a saying that everything comes out on a long run.  Sharing personal experiences and feelings can be very cathartic and we have mentioned that before.  Today, we go intimate, but not in a super emotional way.  We cover the areas of running that most people just do not understand unless they are a runner.  From feet to tummy trouble, it’s time to open up about the funkier side of running.
    Highlights of the Episode:
    The runner connection. 2:17
    Blisters and easy fixes. 8:31
    Purple and missing toe nails. 18:08
    Choosing the right running shoe size. 18:11
    For female runners: The connection between pregnancy and your running shoe size. 23:00
    Chafing – what most people have probably experienced. 26:20
    Tummy troubles: why do runners end up having GI issues?. 33:43
    Bowel movements. 37:17
    Runner’s trots. 38:50
    Reconsidering your food intake types before and during a run. 41:00
    Clothes and shoes and how to get rid of their unpleasant scent. 44:50
    Is running really gross? 57:05
    Resources: Sign up for our FREE 5 day running challenge!
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook!
    Interested in our coaching program?  Click here to learn more about our coaching program and fill our our coaching application.
    Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier 
    Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here, including gear and patron options!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
    Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    138: The Things That Might Be Missing From Your Running Foundation

    138: The Things That Might Be Missing From Your Running Foundation

    Runners love to run and if you talk to them about building a foundation, they will give you all sorts of stats about base mileage and speed workouts.  However, the complete picture of a well rounded foundation needs to include strength and mobility.  Without these ingredients our running is held back from its maximum potential.  Runners don’t want to be told that they have a limit on their potential, but how often are we actually holding ourselves back by simply logging miles and not seeing the importance of strong and mobile muscles and joints?
    Strength training and mobility work are essential ingredients for a strong running foundation.  Are these missing from your training plan? 
      Resources: Sign up for our FREE 5 day running challenge! Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe! 12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook! Interested in our coaching program?  Click here to learn more about our coaching program and fill our our coaching application. Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier  Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
    Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Google Podcasts

    • 1 hr
    137: What Makes The Running Community So Special?

    137: What Makes The Running Community So Special?

    Runners love other runners.  We love to talk about running and training and racing.  We will compare shoes and workouts and anything else we can think of.  Running, at its best, breaks down barriers because we all know that we run and we have that in common.  In this time we are physically distant, it is important to remember the value of community. 
    Resources:
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    12 Common Running Mistakes - free audio training and ebook! Interested in our coaching program? Our Favorite Products to Make Healthy Living Easier  Hope you enjoy it!! Let us know if you have any questions that you would like answered on our show!    
    Thanks for Listening!! Want to support the show?  Check out our options here!
    If you have a topic you would like us to talk about, please send us an email at angie@realliferunners.com  or kevin@realliferunners.com 
    Come find us on Facebook and Instagram and say hi!  
    Instagram page for the show @realliferunners
    Kevin @kevinbrown.rlr 
    Angie @angiebrown.rlr
    Click here to request to be added to our private Facebook tribe!
    Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and we read each one!
    Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Google Podcasts

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Ani Oatlie ,

Happy Trails

I found Angie & Kevin’s podcast during my 65th birthday week. I want to start running again and looked for a podcast to motivate/educate me.
These two are so inspiring (& practical.). I LOVE their focus on the runners’ life style and running health versus just racing (tho I enjoy the challenge of races as well.) Happy trails are again in my future. 😊
Thank you, Angie & Kevin! It’s fun listening & learning. 😉
Happy running!
DiAne

Gogirl405 ,

I love this podcast about running!

Kevin and Angie give practical advice for runners who have full lives outside of running! I have learned so much from listening to them and my running times and distances have improved. Every runner should have this podcast on their playlist!

PhillyfanWC ,

Great podcast

Accidentally found this podcast. Needed a true crime break so I searched running podcasts since I like running too. Very informative and well produced.

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