Tina Muir created Running for Real as a business, podcast, and community.
Katy Sherratt is the CEO of Back On My Feet, a non-profit organization that helps homeless and those down on their luck get – you guessed it! – back on their feet.  But they do it with running!  Members of Back On My Feet meet three times a week for morning runs on top of interview training, health and wellness education, and other services that help them find jobs and get their lives running again.  As CEO, Katy brings her philanthropic eye and economics experience to an already thriving business.  We discuss the ways she’s increased donations, increased programmatic impact, and improved the ways the company measures the success of its members.  There are waiting lists of people waiting to participate in Back On My feet, and Katy shares the way we can all help out.  Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss today: Everything Katy’s accomplished with Back On My Feet How health and success work together to create social wellness The ways running builds self-esteem and empowers individuals How individuals and the corporate world work together for social wellness What we can all do to be more socially aware How we can donate our time and money to Back On My Feet  Questions Katy is asked: 3:34 When did Katy move over to the United States? 4:30 Why is running so special? 5:33 Do you run in the mornings? 7:02 What has Katy accomplished with Back On My Feet? 9:00 What is Back On My Feet and how does it work? 11:28 Everyone with Back On My Feet gets a free pair of running shoes 12:08 What’s it like being a Back On My Feet alumni? 13:13 How did you convince your sponsors to get involved? 15:05 How many members join marathons? 16:10 Which cities participate in Back On My Feet? 17:06 How can we get in touch with Back On My Feet? 18:10 How big can Back On My Feet get? 19:24 How do the sponsors help members find jobs and get back on their feet? 21:20 Does Back On My Feet offer interview training for members? 22:32 How do donations work with Back On My Feet? 24:45 What attracted Katy to Back On My Feet? 25:53 What attracts Katy to social wellness? 26:40 What social differences do you see between the UK and the USA? 28:22 Are things moving in the right direction? 29:35 How many different ways can corporations work with Back On My Feet? 31:11 Why is running so empowering? 33:43 What moment brought it home for Katy? 36:29 How Katy’s mom inspires her 38:07 How is the running community like a family? 39:20 How does recruitment work? 41:15 Why do you start running so early in the morning? 43:27 The story that impacted Katy the most 46:28 What happens at the beginning and the end of each run? 49:18 The Final Kick Round! Quotes by Katy: “I run a mile a minute in how I act in daily life, and for me when I go running it’s a moment of clarity.” “Back On My Feet starts with running.” “Companies and corporations want to work with non-profits in a unique way. They want a variety of ways.” “The reason we use running is because anyone can do it. We are born to run.”   Links: Back On My Feet To get involved: info@backonmyfeet.org How to get your business involved: partners@backonmyfeet.org November Project Born to Run Chris McDougall Cytomax Clif Bar We really hope you’ve enjoyed this episode of Run to the Top. The best way you can show your support of the show is to share this podcast with your family and friends and share it on your Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media channel you use. If more people who know about the podcast and download the episodes, it means I can reach out to and get through to the top running influencers, to bring them on and share their advice, which hopefully makes the show even more enjoyable for you!
My guest today participated in over 40 Iron Man competitions, which is admirable on its own.  But when you hear about what he’s been doing for the health and wellness for the runners he has met, you are really going to be impressed.  David Minkoff got his start as a doctor in emergency medicine, but after mercury poisoning threatened his wife, he rearranged his priorities.  We all know how running can start to rearrange our lives, and David takes it to the next level.  With over 20 years experience learning about health, wellness, and the human body – as well as running and training on his own – David has developed an almost fool-proof wellness company called Body Health.  That’s right!  It’s the same Body Health that creates my favorite supplement, Perfect Amino! We talk today about Perfect Amino and the ways you can rearrange your priorities in order to better benefit your health and wellness.  Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss today: How to balance work, family, and training for Iron Mans The benefits of natural medicine for runners There are no “quick fixes” when it comes to your health The top 4 things you need to lead a healthier lifestyle The science behind amino acids and Body Health’s Perfect Amino Questions David is asked: 3:52 What’s David’s background? 5:45 What was David’s first triathlon like? 6:23 What happened when his wife got really sick with mercury poisoning? 10:05 How does the human body react to mercury and lead? 13:05 What was it like for David to set up his own health clinic? 14:20 What is Perfect Amino? 15:34 Are you close to an Iron Man record of sorts? 16:32 Which was David’s toughest Iron Man? 19:10 Why does David love Iron Man so much? 20:44 How would you encourage all of us runners to do an Iron Man? 22:22 How can we make the time for an Iron Man? 24:08 What is the biggest lesson David learned from running? 25:50 Why is healing neglected?  30:31 What are some of the questions David asks his patients? 34:10 Why do you recommend the Paleo diet? 36:45 What does David recommend for struggling first-timers? 41:11 What can we do to improve our wellness? 44:17 What is it like working with elite athletes? 46:45 Resources we can use to find homeopathic doctors 51:35 David breaks down what makes Perfect Amino so perfect 53:40 David’s alphabetic analogy for proteins and how they’re used 58:30 What’s the deal with spirulina? 59:39 What happens to your body after a hard workout? 1:03:55 When should you take Perfect Amino? 1:06:50 The Final Kick Round! Quotes by David: “I was experimenting…I wasn’t charging anything for anybody, I was just trying to learn.” “I don’t do well when it’s cold.” “On a personal level, if I can be a good example…you have to stay with it, you have to keep your fitness, you have to take care of yourself.” “You may not do the best you can do, but you can finish it. And you can have a lot of fun.” “My goal is a happy patient.” “Eggs are the best protein. Whole eggs, and you need to eat the yolk.”   Links: Last weeks episode with The Gait Guys Nancy Clark podcast episode Perfect Amino (use coupon code TINA10 for 10% off) Lifeworks American College for the Advancement of Medicine The Greatest by Muhammed Ali In Fitness In Health by Philip Maffetone Ben Greenfield  
Today’s episode is going to completely change the way you look at running form. I’m sure we’re all guilty of saying we have “bad form” while running. I know my own peroneal arthritis effects my form and the way I think about it, and that’s why I brought the Gait Guys on the podcast. It’s time to get a new perspective! Durability is what Dr. Shawn Allen and Dr. Ivo Waerlop are all about. Your running form isn’t really what matters. It’s how durable and economical that form is and what it’s doing to and for your body. Injuries, surgery, and simple ignorance are all responsible for our running forms, regardless of whether they’re good or bad, but it’s easier than you think to re-train your body to overcome discomfort and pain. You may not even need to change your running form at all. Rather, we are going to discuss permanent moving patterns and how to make up for what your patterns might be lacking in order for you to have the [...]
Will you help me give a wedding present today? My guest didn’t start out as a runner, in fact, she did not start running until one year ago. Chiara was a springboard diver who was inspired to run by the most powerful force of all: love! As new runners, we all know how magical that first run can be, but today’s episode is truly for the romantic runner. Chiara shares one of the most romantic relationship stories I have ever heard about how her fiancé Francesco inspired her to become a better runner and a better woman. She’s discovered a whole new world of health and fitness that would not have been possible if she and Francesco had never met, and she shares with us how a new perspective on running can inspire change in your whole life. Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss today: How running compares to other niche sports How feelings for a significant other can inspire your perspectives on health and exercise Tr [...]
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