294 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
    • 5.0 • 126 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.

    293: What is Your Minimum Exercise Level and Why is It Important?

    293: What is Your Minimum Exercise Level and Why is It Important?

     What is MEL and why is it important?  MEL is your Minimum Exercise Level, which is the absolute lowest amount of exercise that you will settle for each week.  It's your fitness floor that you don't want to fall beneath.  

    Why should we be thinking of this?  Consistency and Identity.  We know that real life gets in the way sometimes.  Most of us set goals, but we don't actually define the level that we refuse to fall under, which leads some people to just abandon training altogether when things go awry.  

    By establishing your MEL, you commit to a minimum that you will do EVERY WEEK, NO MATTER WHAT.  Listen to the episode to understand why this is so important and how to establish your MEL.

     

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    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 37 min
    292: Patience and Perseverance Through Running with Doug Barna

    292: Patience and Perseverance Through Running with Doug Barna

    Doug Barna has been running for most of his life, starting out competitively as a young teenager. He uses his running to push himself both physically and mentally, increasing lengths and difficulties throughout the years. Running is his meditation time as he transitions the lessons running teaches over to life. When he isn’t putting in the miles, Doug heads up Acclaimed Summit, LLC where he supports engineers through their careers by teaching them how to improve their communication in the workforce.

     

    Connect with Doug: 

    Links: (Primary) LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougbarna YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNonKQi8exlSb7_4gT45ig IG: https://www.instagram.com/acclaimedsummit FB: https://www.facebook.com/acclaimedsummit  

     

    What are your thoughts??  Come over to Instagram @realliferunners and let us know!  

    Thanks for Listening!!
     

    Grab your free copy of the Running Snapshot by clicking here. 

    Interested in our coaching program? Check out our coaching options here.

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    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 35 min
    291: 5 Sneaky Ways Insecurity Hiding in Your Running

    291: 5 Sneaky Ways Insecurity Hiding in Your Running

    In today's episode, we are talking about insecurity because we want to show you how insecurity likes to hide itself in your training, and even more importantly, how it is actually hurting your progress.

    When we feel insecure, we try to do something to make us feel secure again.  The brain is wired for security, so when we aren’t feeling this way, we often try to change our circumstances to generate that sense of security again.  

    This can often mask itself in several ways, and today we talk about 5 of those.  Which of these traps do you find yourself falling into sometimes?

     

    What are your thoughts??  Come over to Instagram @realliferunners and let us know!  

    Thanks for Listening!!
     

    Grab your free copy of the Running Snapshot by clicking here. 

    Interested in our coaching program? Check out our coaching options here.

    Come find us on Instagram and say hi!

    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 Play

     

     

    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 58 min
    290: 10 Tips for Treadmill Running

    290: 10 Tips for Treadmill Running

    Today we are talking about 10 tips for treadmill running because we know that a lot of people are finding themselves in extreme temperatures and needing to spend more time on the treadmill.

     

    Here are 10 tips to make the treadmill work for you.


    How to keep it safe. 
    How to stay in control.  
    Keep it flat…or not.  Should you run with the treadmill on an incline?
    How to avoid boredom, or use it as a tool to develop important mental strategies.
    How to listen to your body when on the treadmill.
    The importance of mobility before and after.  
    Use it to practice fueling.  
    How the treadmill can help you work on your running form.  
    What to do about gym time limits 
    How to use the treadmill to help you recover from an injury or decrease some of the pressure and stress on your joints. 

     

    What are your thoughts??  Come over to Instagram @realliferunners and let us know!  

    Thanks for Listening!!
     

    Grab your free copy of the Running Snapshot by clicking here. 

    Interested in our coaching program? Check out our coaching options here.

    Come find us on Instagram and say hi!

    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 Play

     

     

    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 50 min
    289: The Problems with Generic Training Plans

    289: The Problems with Generic Training Plans

    So you want to train for a race?  Time for a training plan!  Open browser, go to Google, type in "half marathon training plan".  Or maybe you download a free training app and find a plan in there.  You add it to your calendar.  You're all set.  Follow the plan and run your sub-2 hour half marathon, right? 

    Not necessarily. 

    There are a lot of mistakes that runners make when following or trying to follow generic training plans, so in this episode we talk about some of the most common ones we see so that you can hopefully avoid them and get better results. 

    Because let's face it...generic plans are generic.  Personalized plans are better.  Plain and simple. 

    So how do you personalize a plan that's right for you? 

    Listen to today's episode to find out! 

     

     

    What are your thoughts??  Come over to Instagram @realliferunners and let us know!  

    Thanks for Listening!!
     

    Grab your free copy of the Running Snapshot by clicking here. 

    Interested in our coaching program? Check out our coaching options here.

    Come find us on Instagram and say hi!

    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 Play

     

     

    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    288: Starting or Restarting in the New Year

    288: Starting or Restarting in the New Year

    It's the new year, time to get on track towards new goals.  But what should you do if you've been inconsistent?  How do you safely get back into it?  What about those runners who are consistent and are just looking to improve? 

    Today we talk to 3 groups of runners:

    1. People who have been inconsistent for 3 months or more

    2. People who have been inconsistent for less than a month

    3. People who are consistent (running at least 3x per week) and have a new goal that they want to accomplish. 

    All 3 groups require change, so today we help you understand the best track for you to get on to achieve your goal and the important things to keep in mind along the way.  

     

    What are your thoughts??  Come over to Instagram @realliferunners and let us know!  

    Thanks for Listening!!
     

    Grab your free copy of the Running Snapshot by clicking here. 

    Interested in our coaching program? Check out our coaching options here.

    Come find us on Instagram and say hi!

    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 Play

     

     

    Don't forget: The information on this website is not intended to treat or diagnose any medical condition or to provide medical advice. It is intended for general education in the areas of health and wellness. All information contained in this site is intended to be educational in nature. Nothing should be considered medical advice for your specific situation.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Ragged Anne ,

The Best!

This is definitely one of the best podcasts for runners. They cover every imaginable topic for the every day runner. The podcast number 290 tips for the treadmill came at a perfect time for me. I so enjoy this podcast!

dear running ,

🧠 🩺

Every week Angie & Kevin reach into my mind through this podcast and begin the process of extracting out my running struggles AND prescribe sound running in its place! And, this week … precision brain surgery!

Carrofam ,

Love the energy

I love Angie and Kevin’s energy, I listen to their podcast on a weekly basis, they are very realistic on the information they provide. Thank you guys 😊

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