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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 • 102 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.

    Day 4: REPROGRAM the Way You Think and Train (5 Day Challenge)

    Day 4: REPROGRAM the Way You Think and Train (5 Day Challenge)

    It’s Day 4, and you’re still here!  That’s awesome! Please take a minute and just say thank you to yourself for sticking to it and not giving up. 

    Just showing up everyday is more than half the battle.

    With this challenge, you are already proving to yourself that change is possible and that you can be consistent. 

    Commit to yourself, show up, put in the work, and anything is possible.

    Yesterday you started to see how some of your thoughts about running could be holding you back.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the replay of our live training inside our challenge FB group here or on our challenge access page here.  

    Like you have heard us say this week, the most important piece of your success is YOU.  You need to learn how to train in a way that is right for YOU, YOUR body, YOUR goals, and YOUR lifestyle.  If you follow generic plans or copy what you see others doing, you likely aren’t getting the results that you really want.  You are an individual, and there’s no one else exactly like you, with your exact circumstances, so your training needs to fit into your life.  It needs to be enjoyable (at least most of the time!) so that you’ll actually stick to it.  So today is all about YOU.

    DAY 4: REPROGRAM 
    Today we are going to uncover what you think about YOU as a runner and start to REPROGRAM any unhelpful thoughts that might be keeping you stuck.  So many frustrated runners don’t realize the power that their thoughts have over their running.  When they don’t make progress, they start to label themselves, thinking things like, “Oh, I’m just a slow runner,” or “I run, but I’m not really a runner,” or “I’m just not good at running.”  They start to compare themselves to others and think that they aren’t good enough or that something must be wrong with them, since they aren’t improving like other people are.  If this sounds familiar, you might even feel like an imposter, like you don’t really belong at races or in running groups because you just aren’t fast enough or you don’t run long enough. 

    Think about it.  If you think you’re just a slow runner, will you really do what is necessary to improve? Or will you likely sabotage yourself along the way, thinking it’s probably not even worth the effort?  What you believe about yourself has EVERYTHING to do with how you perform as a runner and the satisfaction that you feel with running.  

    This is something really worth digging into because it can affect your running and literally every other area of your life.  Our brain is constantly looking for ways to label everything in our lives, and it likes to be right more than anything else.  When we start to notice this, we can then start to reprogram the way that we think about ourselves and then create different results in our lives.  

    This is where it gets really good. This is the key to unlock a complete transformation in your running and in every other area of your life.  If you haven’t been able to join us live yet, this is the day you’re going to want to do your best to do so.  This is powerful, life-changing stuff.  

     

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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.

     

    • 43 min
    Day 3: REALIZE What's Been Holding You Back (5 Day Challenge)

    Day 3: REALIZE What's Been Holding You Back (5 Day Challenge)

    DAY 3 FOCUS: REALIZE 
    Today we are going to start to REALIZE some of the hidden things that could be keeping you stuck by examining your thoughts about running.  A very common mistake that many frustrated runners make is to think that running should feel hard to be effective and that pushing harder is the way to get faster.  Most of their runs feel moderately uncomfortable, and they just try to push a little harder to try to get better.  Unfortunately, this leads many runners to stop improving or to lose motivation.  They don’t enjoy running most of the time because it doesn’t feel good.  They feel like they should go for a run, but they are just so tired that they can’t find the energy to go because they know it’s going to feel hard. They keep searching for that elusive runner’s high that they hear about but just can’t seem to find.  They often think that they aren’t improving because they aren’t doing enough or aren’t pushing hard enough.

    This way of thinking about running can completely halt your progress.  Everything we do is controlled by our thoughts.  Today, I’m going to show you how your thoughts drive your actions (or inaction), and your actions lead to your results.  The way you think about your running determines the results you have now, and they also determine what is possible for you in the future.  Let’s dig in.

    Sign up for the 5 Day Challenge here!  It's not too late!

     

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

    Thanks for Listening!!
    JOIN OUR 5 DAY RUNNING CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE!

    Interested in our coaching program? Get on the waitlist 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.

     

    • 40 min
    Day 2: REBUILD Your Running Foundation (5 Day Challenge)

    Day 2: REBUILD Your Running Foundation (5 Day Challenge)

    Sign up for the 5 Day Challenge here to get all of the daily challenges sent right to you!

     On to Day 2!

    DAY 2 FOCUS: REBUILD 
    Today we are going to start to REBUILD your foundation by assessing your strength.  A very common mistake that many frustrated runners make is to think that running is just about running and that to get better as a runner, you just have to run more.  They don’t realize that you need to have a plan that includes other things besides running that will help you achieve your goals.  This often leads to those aches and pains that always seem to act up when you start to increase your mileage, making you think that you can only run 5 or 6 miles because your knee won’t let you go any further, or those nagging injuries that don’t seem to go away even after time off.

    One of the most important factors that we need to include as runners is strength training.  We need specific muscles to support us as we run, and when there are weaknesses in these areas, many runners end up with aches, pains, and injuries.  Today, you are going to assess a few critical areas to see if you can find any weaknesses that you can improve upon.

     

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

    Thanks for Listening!!
    JOIN OUR 5 DAY RUNNING CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE!

    Interested in our coaching program? Get on the waitlist 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.

     

    • 32 min
    Day 1: RECOGNIZE Where You Are (5 Day Challenge)

    Day 1: RECOGNIZE Where You Are (5 Day Challenge)

    Sign up for the 5 Day Challenge here!

    Welcome to Day 1!

    Today, it's all about RECOGNIZING where you are and what has gotten you to this point right now. The mistake that a lot of runners make is not knowing their current level of fitness and setting goals with the wrong timeline, which leads them to take on a training load that they’re not ready for.  This can lead to injury, constantly feeling sore or achy, runs not feeling good, inconsistency, and lack of motivation because you are training at a level above what you are currently capable of.  You need to know where you are, so you can make a plan that works for you now that will allow you to move forward without getting derailed.

    Remember, where you are now is a result of the choices you have made to this point.  There's nothing good or bad about this place, it's just where you are starting from right now. This is just about awareness. Try not to judge yourself here.  You're here for a reason, and the goal is to move forward.  We have to know where you are so we can move ahead.  

    Sign up for the Challenge at the link above to get all of the details!

     

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

    Thanks for Listening!!
    JOIN OUR 5 DAY RUNNING CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE!

    Interested in our coaching program? Get on the waitlist 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.

     

    • 53 min
    267: Something to Prove

    267: Something to Prove

    Today we are talking about one very common mistake we see so many runners making and 5 signs that you could be making this mistake without even realizing it.  

     

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

    Thanks for Listening!!
    JOIN OUR 5 DAY RUNNING CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE!

    Interested in our coaching program? Get on the waitlist 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
    266: How Food Affects the Way We Feel and Perform with Kristi Goode

    266: How Food Affects the Way We Feel and Perform with Kristi Goode

    In this episode, we talk to Kristi Goode, a certified macro nutrition coach, who tells us about her personal journey figuring out how food was affecting her body.  She talks about how to play a food detective to figure out how different foods may be affecting our bodies, and helps us to understand how to tailor our nutrition for our individual needs.  

    A little more about Kristi...

     

    Kristi Goode, RN, BSN, Certified Transformational Macro Nutrition Coach

    Kristi began her coaching journey as a certified 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach to help others bust sugar & carb cravings.  She found that she loved working 1:1 with clients and has expanded her nutrition education by becoming a certified nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition along with becoming a certified Transformational Macro & Fitness Coach. Now, she can help clients reach their nutrition goals and find sustainable weight loss by focusing on the whole person and coaching from the inside out.

     

    Website: Love Livin’ Low Sugar

    IG and TikTok: @lovelivinlowsugar

    Email: kristi@lovelivinlowsugar.com 

     

     

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

    Thanks for Listening!!
    JOIN OUR 5 DAY RUNNING CHALLENGE BY CLICKING HERE!

    Interested in our coaching program? Get on the waitlist 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.

     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

RIDTNDV ,

Tips for a an actual real life runner!

I run for fun mostly with occasional races thrown in and this podcast is the best for those that are not elite trainers/ runners ( cannot speak for those that are!) I was in the group of running at a moderate pace every time and would get burnt out! Thanks to the podcast episodes I’m now going out and enjoying running for what it is and love listening while I’m out running on ways to becoming a better runner!

Run831 ,

Excellent podcast for all levels of runners!

Thank you for presenting information in such a fluid and concise way. You both make it easier to apply your suggestions in my running regimen. I love how you pull from your running and life experiences to relate to all levels of runners. There’s more to running then just the physical aspects, the mental and experiences of daily life affect our running. Thanks for sharing your experiences, it definitely helps me wade through my own challenges in running 👍👍 By the way, your podcast is the first one I listened to on a run and enjoyed it woo! A good alternative to my usual music playlists 🤗

laedre ,

Great running podcast!

I have only been running for just over a year. Most of my running advice has come from real life friends…but I wanted more and I love podcasts so I did a search and found this one. I love it as I feel Kevin and Angie are truly real life runners and have become real podcast friends haha. As a fellow physical therapist I appreciate the insight Angie shares! I have gained a great wealth of knowledge from this husband/wife duo. Thanks for sharing!

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