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Running the 615
70 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
29. Running the 615 - (Graham Stoner)
Hello and welcome to episode 29. Our guest today is my buddy Graham Stoner... it is no exaggeration to say that they don't make them much cooler than this guy. In this episode we talk about how Graham got started into running, we talk about our early East Nasty days, we talk about a significant knee injury that he had and we talk about his move from Nashville to Colorado over 10 years ago. We discuss other hot topics like mental health, music and what was he thinking when he asked me to officiate he and Emily's wedding. We also discuss things he likes about Colorado and misses about Nashville. Yep we cover a lot in this one and I love listening to Graham's insight and honesty during this interview. Thanks as always for listening ... please enjoy this episode with one of the all time greats.
56 minutes | Jul 15, 2022
28. Running the 615 (Sarah Shearer)
Welcome to Running the 615 episode 28 .... Or should I say welcome back. After a brief time away we are back with a new episode for your listening pleasure. Our guest is Sarah Shearer and she has an awesome story about her life, her career, her running journey and a brand new residence for her and her family in Puerto Rico. I have known Sarah for a while now and I was excited to sit down and chat with her. Sarah was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Tennessee, then to Mississippi for college where she met her husband Jon and then back to Tennessee in the 615. She was so entertaining to chat with and very real about things she has been through and how running has been such a big part of her life. Sarah is not only Running the 615's official artist, she has also been super supportive of this podcast and all the episodes that have been released. So head out for a run, or a walk, or a drive and enjoy listening to a fun interview with a super cool lady. Thank you.
48 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
27. Running the 615 (Kevin and Durham Queen)
Kevin Queen is the lead pastor at Crosspoint church here in Nashville and he is so enjoyable to listen to on Sundays. Earlier this year during one of Crosspoint's Sunday messages Kevin talked about how he challenged his 2 sons Durham and Bolton to run every day for a year. In today's episode we talk to Kevin and his oldest son Durham about the 1 year challenge and all that it entailed. We also talk about Nashville, how Kevin came to be the pastor at Crosspoint and many other topics. It was so fun to talk to them both and I am very thankful that they came by and let me interview them. It's such a unique and inspiring challenge that Kevin and his wife Rea put out their for their boys and I loved learning more about it. Durham is definitely one of my favorite guest we have had on the podcast so far and his answers were as good as it gets. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed sitting down and chatting with these fantastic guys.
55 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
26. Running the 615 (Kim Glenn)
Kim Glenn is one of those people in life that instantly makes you smile every time you see her. She was born on the east coast in Virginia Beach and started running in junior high. In this episode we talk all about her running, her favorite races, her education, and her career. We also talk plenty about back in the day when we were coworkers at Fleet Feet and became friends. Kim like many other guest we have had so far is one of the first names that I wrote down that I hoped to interview before I started this podcast. She is super fun, super personable and super interesting to talk to. The energy that she brings to life, running and those around her is contagious and she is such a joy to know. This interview could have lasted 7 hours because of how much we both like to talk ... but by some miracle we were able to keep it closer to 1. Thanks as always for listening everyone and thanks to Kim for being such a great guest.
43 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
25. Running the 615 (Danielle Gilbert - Gilda's club pt 2)
Welcome to episode 25 and part 2 of our project with Gilda's club. Our Guest today is Danielle Gilbert and it was a joy to sit down and interview her. In this episode we talk about growing up in TX and her move to Nashville. We discuss her running the country music 1/2 marathon in 2006 with her friend Gail who was the lady who started Gilda's gang 15 years ago. We talk about hiking, yoga, philanthropy, and how sacred the gift of life is. Danielle does a lot in her everyday life to give back and help other people and she is a great example to follow. Danielle has some of my favorite answers we have had so far on this podcast. We are both excited for the Gilda's Gang 5k that takes place on Saturday April 3rd in Shelby Park and we hope to see many of you there as well. Thanks to Gilda's for asking me to be a part of this project, Thanks to Laurie and Danielle for letting me interview them and thanks to you for listening to this podcast.
56 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
24. Running the 615 (Laurie Rice - Gilda's club - pt 1)
Hello everyone - this is our first episode of a project with Gilda's club here in Nashville. Both this episode and episode 25 feature ladies who are a part of Gilda's club and are promoting their 1st annual 5k race that will take place on Saturday April 3rd here in Nashville. Our guest in this episode is Laurie Rice who is a Rabbi in Nashville and has a fascinating story about her life, career path and love for running. Laurie is such a great ambassador for running and we discuss how she got started in the sport and her involvement with Gilda's club. We also discuss some of her favorite races that she has participated in like the 2020 virtual race where she ran across the state of TN ... and then back ... over the course of 4 months! Yes indeed Laurie is truly a "running Rabbi" and hearing her story will make you appreciate the sport even more. Thanks as always for listening and be sure to check out part 2 .. episode 25 that will be out soon.
67 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
23. Running the 615 (Heidi Huerta)
Heidi Huerta has lived an interesting life. She was born in Taiwan while her dad was in the military and she moved to the U.S. shortly there after. She grew up in Pensacola, FL and then eventually ended up here in Nashville for her job. Heidi has always been an athlete however running became a part of her life completely by chance. In this episode we talk about her running story, races she has run in and how she has used running as a way to give back. We also discuss her love for yoga, being around people and Rick Springfield. Heidi and I were a couple of the first runners to ever join the East Nasty running group on Wednesday nights over 10 years ago and we have been friends ever since. She is very kind, very giving of herself and very quick to laugh. It was great to interview her and learn more about her life and I'm quite certain you will enjoy her story as well.
76 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
22. Running the 615 (Bryan White)
Bryan White is a very successful country music singer / songwriter. Over the past 10 years he has also become a runner and in this episode we talk a lot about both. Bryan has been in the country music industry for almost 30 years and he had tons of success. He was won multiple awards and recorded several number 1 hits. Bryan has great stories in this episode about being a musician, living in Nashville and of course running. Bryan keeps things simple when it comes to running and he like many of us he feels that running has been a huge positive in his life. Stories about running races, performing on stage and what being a performing artist is 2020 has been like are all included in this episode. It was a joy to sit down an interview such a humble, nice and talented guy. Thanks to Bryan for allowing me to interview him for this podcast and thanks to all of you for listening. Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy.
107 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
21. Running the 615 (Trent Rosenbloom)
If you are a runner in the 615 then there is a good chance you have heard of the Flying Monkey Marathon. It takes place every November here in Nashville and Trent Rosenbloom is the man behind it all. Trent is the creator and race director of the Flying Monkey Marathon and in this episode we talk about everything there is to know about the race. We also talk plenty about Trent's running career, Percy Warner park, having a race during a pandemic, his career as a doctor and of course Music City. Trent was a fabulous guest and has great insight into running and being a race director. This is our first 2 part interview for Running the 615 as in this episode you will hear from Trent a few days before this years Flying Monkey and also a few days after. It was a treat for me to talk such an interesting guy and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it.
72 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
20. Running the 615 (Kyle Mcphee)
Kyle Mcphee has a love for life and those around him that is second to none. Since before I even started this podcast I have been excited to sit down and talk to him and get to know more about his life and where all of his joy comes from. Kyle was born and raised outside of Atlanta and he came to Nashville for college where he ran at Belmont. He decided to stay in the music city after college and this is now home for Kyle, his wife Alicia and their 3 kids. Kyle is owner / operator at Tin Roof 2 in south Nashville and running is still a big part of his life. I can't think of anyone that finds so much happiness in the journey and smiles as much as Kyle does. It was a blast to sit and talk to him and record this interview. You will certainly enjoy it too.
72 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
19. Running the 615 (Amy Bream)
If you are looking for some inspiration then Episode 19 has got you covered. Amy Bream was born in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved here to Nashville after college. Amy was born with a birth defect called PFFD which required her to have her right leg amputated shortly after she was born. Amy did not exercise much growing up however, that all changed after she arrived in Nashville and a friend invited her to a boxing class. Amy is now an ambassador in the Nashville community and she works at that same Title Boxing gym that changed her life. In this episode we talk a lot about Amy's life and where her drive comes from. Amy is honest, strong, funny and very real. It was a joy to sit and talk with her and hear her story.
65 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
18. Running the 615 (Dave Milner)
Dave Milner was born and raised in England. Running entered his life at an early age and he has been involved in the sport ever since. Dave moved to the U.S. for college and ran for Belmont University here in Nashville. Dave became a running coach shortly after college and he now spends a large amount of time setting up running for other people. His biggest contribution to the Nashville running community is the Music City Distance Carnival that he started 18 years ago. We talk about the track meet and how it has become a national event. We discuss several other topics as well. Dave is super interesting and his running story is a good one. Check out this episode on your next run and be sure to tune into the MCDC coming up on August 15th on youtube.
57 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
17. Running the 615 (Christy Wright)
Christy Wright is an author, a speaker and a professional business coach. She is also a mom, a wife and a runner. Christy has a super interesting story about how she got started at Dave Ramsey Solutions and interviewing her was a delight. I have known Christy for over 10 years and it is very inspiring to see and hear about all that she has accomplished and who she has become. In this episode we cover everything … running, family, hope, faith, music and of course Nashville. It's the first Running the 615 episode that was recorded on location and that made it even more fun. The hour will fly by on your next run, walk or drive while you listen to Christy talk and tell her story. It's a great one for sure - Enjoy!
66 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
16. Running the 615 (Emily Fields & Stephen Love-Wade of 6run5)
Emily Fields and Stephen Love-Wade are the founders and leaders of the Nashville Running Group 6 run 5. When you have a podcast called Running the 615, interviewing the founders of the group named 6 run 5 is destined to happen. I was so thankful that Emily and Stephen took the time to let me interview them and hear about their story. They are both super fun to talk to and are always smiling. The 6 run 5 running group just celebrated their 1 year anniversary on July 6th and as you will hear they have accomplished quite a bit in their first year. With leaders like Emily and Stephen it is easy to see why 6 run 5 means a so much to so many. I am really glad that I got to finally meet Emily and Stephen so we could record this entertaining episode, it is one you will certainly enjoy.
66 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
15. Running the 615 (Bob Kennedy)
Bob Kennedy is one of best American distance runners of all time. He has a ton of amazing running highlights and I was very excited to sit down and talk with him about his running and his life. Bob is engaged to Christi Beth who is the owner of Fleet Feet Nashville and was guest number 1 here on Running the 615. Bob is a humble guy and very insightful. He is a true success story and someone that I always enjoy talking to when our paths cross. It's a safe bet to say we will never have a faster runner on this podcast. It was so fun to interview an amazing runner and a great guy.
61 minutes | May 21, 2020
14. Running the 615 (Hugh Mundy)
Hugh Mundy is happy to admit that running is a part of who he is. His running career began early and thanks to some key people in his life it has been a huge success story. Hugh is a great story teller and also has plenty of reflection in this episode. From winning a state title in high school, running for the Irish at Notre Dame in college to returning to running with the East Nasties here in Nashville, Hugh tells the story of his running career from chapter to chapter. I have run thousands of miles with Hugh over the years and he is one of my best friends. It was so fun to sit down an interview one of my favorite people I have ever met.
84 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
13. Running the 615 (Jim Wyatt)
Jim Wyatt is a sportswriter and has covered my beloved Tennessee Titans since the team arrived here in Nashville. Jim has lived in Nashville for most of his life and he loves this city with all his heart. Jim became a runner later in his life and has a simplistic love for the sport that is refreshing to hear about. It was exciting and fun to sit down and talk with Jim about Nashville, running and of course a lot about the Tennessee Titans. He is a great story teller and he has a great memory about all of the games he has seen and reported on. It's a great interview and I'm so thankful that Jim took the time to sit down for a chat with me. Enjoy
63 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
12. Running the 615 (Brittany Hendrickson)
Brittany Hendrickson is the owner and operator at Nashville physical therapy and performance. Brittany is also a runner and it was very interesting to talk to her about injuries and treatment. She has helped thousands of runners get back to running and ready for races. She cares a lot about her patients and has some great insight in this episode on running, it's benefits and injury prevention. It's a great episode and full of awesome information .... and here is a spoiler alert .. running is good for you. :-)
55 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
11. Running the 615 (Sharon Thompson)
Sharon Thompson is an exceptional runner. She has qualified for the Olympic trials for the 4th time and will be running in the marathon trials in Atlanta on February 29th. Sharon is also the owner of cycler bar here in Franklin, TN and is a big part of the 615 fitness community. It was great to sit and chat with such a successful runner and hear her story. She shares a lot about her running career and also talks about being a wife, a mom, a business owner and a competitive runner all at the same time. Sharon is super fast and super cool ... it is an awesome interview.
79 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
10. Running the 615 (Chris Duncan)
Chris Duncan is a very fast runner. What is even better is Chris is a great person. I have known Chris for several years and every time I see him it brings a smile to my face. He has an energy and a love for life that is so contagious. Chris loves his family, loves his friends and loves to run. I have always known that Chris is a fast runner but I had no idea just how fast he is and how many running accolades he has achieved. You will be hard pressed to find a more engaging and happy guy than Chris Duncan. I was really excited to chat with him and the 1 hour 20 minute interview went by in a blink. If you are listening to this podcast on your next run I'm quite certain your run will go by quickly as well.
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