RunChats with @RonRunsNYC

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Stevie Lyn Smith MS, RDN, CSSD, CDN is a 10X Ironman finisher, who loves dogs, endurance sports, and is always on the lookout for her next big adventure! When she's not crushing it on the course or the trails with her doggo, she's helping fuel
By all accounts, Don Snellings is very lucky to still be with us. I'm grateful he is and that he chose to share his addiction/recovery & endurance sports journey in the hopes it could help inspire others! For 9 clean years, recovery via meeting
Ben Flanagan grew up in a super close knit, highly competitive family environment, loving Mats Sundin, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and all things hockey. To this day, on 12/24, his family and community still gather for a Dads vs Kids hockey game.
Allison Cleaver is a pediatric nurse by day, momma to a 6-month-old baby girl, Molly, and an elite runner. It's certainly a lot to juggle. She's still figuring out the stroller miles, is working hard to rebuild her body, and is giving herself g
Jen Bigham is an inspiring, bad ass mom of 4, who chased down her 8-year Olympic Trials qualifying quest by breaking the tape, scorching a 2:41 in the Eugene Marathon. Jen grew up watching her dad race 5K's and marathons, started running in mid
Close your eyes and imagine what you dreamed of as a 12-year-old boy... hitting a walk-off World Series home run? Throwing a game-winning touchdown in the Super Bowl? Winning an Olympic Gold Medal? Mike Spinnler dreamed of winning the JFK 50 Mi
It's never too late to find your passion in life! Though Shana Miller grew up in Framingham, MA on the Boston Marathon course and works today near Heartbreak Hill, she never ran until the age of 40. Shana met some girlfriend's at the gym, got i
Karen Dunn walked off the court at basketball practice with her good friend and teammate in 7th grade, walked directly onto the track team, and never looked back. She loved her coach, the camaraderie and routines with teammates, and discovered
At Ironman Coeur D'Alene, on a brutal day with temps over 100 degrees that caused an attrition rate of 27%, Jennifer Vollmann battled the elements, dug deep, executed her race plan brilliantly, and made her Kona dream come true! Can you say GRI
At the tender age of 31, Bonnie Caulfield has already completed an astonishing 10 Ironman triathlons! Bonnie is the 5th of 6 children, grew up in an ultra-competitive family, and was inspired to take on an Ironman after her mom signed up for on
At the age of 12 in junior high school, at her 1st track meet, Jill Kuhn was hit in the head with a shot put that crushed her skull. The first facility couldn’t treat her injury properly, so she was airlifted to a trauma center where they perfo
Brandi Dawson was a talented high school and D1 college runner that never fully hit her stride because of injuries and putting to much pressure on herself. After raising four kids, her marathon running grandfather (Papa) suggested she sign up f
When your fire burns so bright and your only desire is to see how far you can push your limits, to find out just how good you can be... you'll drive 3000 miles across the country with no money, sleep on a floor with no bed and no furniture on t
Doc Halliday Golden is making a huge impact—as a motivational speaker, triathlete, and coach—and truly lives to inspire others! Shoutout to @shanimandisa from the NYC ON Running store for recommending her. Doc and her 3 siblings were growing up
TW: This episode contains content that may be triggering to some. We have a very open discussion around a number of sensitive topics, including drug/alcohol abuse, violence, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and sexual violence. These topic
Libby Bigelow, her husband Ryan, and pup Canyon are fond of outdoor adventures and enjoy taking road trips and camping overnight in their Subaru. Could this be the secret to her CRUSHING a 2:43 at Grandma’s Marathon and punching her OTQ ticket
I'm stoked to share Diane Neubauer's inspirational story! Diane just ROCKED a 2:45 at the McKirdy Micro Marathon, destroying her previous PR of 3:07 by an astonishing 22 minutes—just 13 months after having her 2nd son, Noah. Diane was living on
Catching up LIVE at ON Studios with NYC Legend, David Kilgore. Kilgore continues to RIP, take huge swings, and rally the run community to raise money for important causes. The mood was electric and we had people banging on the ON NYC HQ storefr
With the Boston Marathon registration opening last week, it was perfect timing to have Elizabeth Clor on RunChats. Elizabeth is the Author of "Boston Bound," chronicling her 7-year journey to overcome mental barriers to qualify for the Boston M
If you're a fan of the underdog, Laurie Paretti Dymond’s story is for you. Nothing ever came easy for her in life. As the second of six children, she was like a second mom to her family. Those poor, humble roots truly shaped her grit, grind, an
I'm stoked to share Ginny Cataldi’s inspiring story! Art School teacher and bad ass mom by day, crushing TRI’s and making age-group podiums at World Championship races on weekends. Ginny took us out on the course and shared so many powerful sto
It was an honor and a blast to chat with and learn more about nationally recognized sports medicine physician, best selling author of Running Strong, and founder of IronStrength Community Fitness Program, Dr. Jordan Metzl. The positive energy a
I'm stoked to have my 1st KIWI guest on the pod, the Flying Fi, Fiona Hayvice! Fiona has a wonderful accent and I love the energy, passion, and enthusiasm she has for life. She’s been killing it at both the National and International level and
I'm so excited to share this inspiring convo with badass mom and Maternal Mental Health Warrior, Kristen Garzone. After battling postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Ellie, Kristen got involved in 2018 with the local chapte
I'm stoked to share Heather Lee’s inspiring story! Heather’s an intrepid explorer, who is deeply passionate about travel and trail/mountain running. She grew up in the beautiful mountains of Alberta, Canada and has lived in 8 different countrie
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