Run This World with Nicole DeBoom
About This Show
Welcome to my podcast Run This World! I'm a former pro athlete turned entrepreneur who believes in the power of positivity. I feature visionaries who are creating change in the world; people who will inspire you to create positive forward change in your own worlds. The premise of the show is that you will listen to it when you’re out on a training run. The average 5k time is 36 minutes 38 seconds – that’s an 11:47 minute per mile pace. Each interview will be roughly long enough to get you through your 5k run and leave you with enough inspiration to get after it again next week.
Most Recent Episode
75 - Olympic Medalist Lorraine Moller Believes the Only Secret is that There is No Secret
4 days ago
Meet Lorraine Moller - Champion athlete, Olympic medalist, Boston Marathon winner, Coach, Wife, Mom and more. Lorraine grew up in New Zealand and struggled with various physical and emotional issues that affected her self-esteem at a young age. Fortunately she was blessed with a gift – the gift of running – a gift that she discovered when she was still a child. Lorraine pursued the sport of running, eventually becoming one of the best distance runners in the world. She won countless marathons including Boston in 1984, competed in four Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in 1992 at age 37, and was generally a pioneering woman in sport in all ways. Through her journey, Lorraine ultimately made peace with the things that held her back both personally and athletically.
Lorraine is a bright, positive light in this world. It’s fun to interview people who have written tell-all memoirs because they have already found peace with all the tough things they’ve faced. The simple act of writing them down is very liberating. It also allows them to talk freely about things that can often be uncomfortable, like failed relationships, physical hardships and more.
Today we talk about:
The symbolism and power of Lorraine's guiding force - Mercury
Becoming a runner: Discovering her running talent and pursuing it to the top level
Childhood trauma that shaped who she is today
How we compensate when things are tough or uncomfortable
Coaching: the importance of surrounding yourself with the right coaching influence
Coaching today: Lorraine coaches coaches! She co-founded the Lydiard Foundation - Upcoming events here for more info
Relationships and self-esteem: What are we actually seeking?
Chasing a dream & discovering what's really most important on the other side
Having a baby at 45
The power of Believing in Yourself
Lorraine has about 50 copies of her book, so let’s make it our mission to sell them out! It’s called "On the Wings of Mercury" and I found it to be one of the most well-written athlete memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s so much more than a book about winning races. Head over to Amazon and nab one of the last copies. Lorraine said she’d sign it for you – just leave her a note.
I feel like I’ve known Lorraine my entire life, possibly because we run in the same circles or because she was at her peak when I was entering the world of endurance sports. Either way, I think she has that effect on people. When you have gone through incredible highs and