Until The Race Is Run



A motivational and inspirational travel toward a better life as told through one man's journey back to health from obesity. Together, we explore ways to effect positive change in one's own life to live every day to the fullest. Motivate yourself to grow and to become the best possible version of yourself "Until The Race Is Run"Look for new episodes on the 1st and 15th of each month!Musical Content:Intro: Love Me Forever by AudiobingerOutro: Starting Over By AudiobingerAvailable by Creative Content Licensehttp://www.audiobinger.com


  • Episode 11: New Years Evolution

    Episode 11: New Year's Evolution

    01/02/2017 Duration: 20min

    One month ago, we closed the door on 2016 and looked forward to a new year.  We embraced a new beginning, a chance to once again start anew.   The annual tradition of New Year Resolutions strikes.   Once again, many of us promise to be different.  We promise to lose weight, hit the gym more, eat better.  Smoking, swearing, being anti-social move to a former life. New Year, New Me becomes the mantra for so many.    Promises are made for a bright and shiny future.  Then, reality circles back. Those bright and shiny resolutions start to fade.  We try to push ourselves.  We try to grow.  Yet, we fail.  Some of us may make it a month, a select few, even longer.  We want to succeed, even at times, are desperate to succeed.  Try as we might, these changes don't stick.  We fall back into old comfortable habits, limping our way until the next year.  The cycle continues on and on. Today, I present my thoughts on the topic.  I offer to you my ideas on how to finally break this cycle.  How do we change a revolution into

  • Episode 10: I Will Not Breakdown (Change Pt. 5)

    Episode 10: I Will Not Breakdown (Change Pt. 5)

    15/01/2017 Duration: 30min

    Our exploration of creating change in life comes to a close today in the conclusion to the 5 part series about change.  Over the last 2 months, together we have explored the early stage of change, moving all the way through to making that change into a reality.  We have learned to recognize that which we don't like and finally take control of our lives.  Together we have prepared for success. We have taken the steps to be the person we have always dreamed of.  Today,  we dive into how we maintain that change..and make our change a lifestyle. Today, we talk about maintenance, the final stage of change. Throughout the last 4 episodes, we have covered pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation and the action stages of change.  Finally, we have arrived at the maintenance and relapse prevention stage of change.  We have made the decision to change, taken action, and now, that action becomes a lifestyle.  Throughout our journey we have learned much about ourselves and the goals we have.  As we work to maintain t

  • Episode 9: Lights, Camera, ACTION! (Change Pt. 4)

    Episode 9: Lights, Camera, ACTION! (Change Pt. 4)

    01/01/2017 Duration: 33min

    After weeks of contemplation and preparation, today we dive into the ACTION stage of change!  Over the last two months, we have discussed and learned about the Trastheoretical Model of Change, and today, we finally put our plan into action.  We move forward into being the best version of ourselves.  Finally, we see how all the preparation and planning come together and take form.  At last, we take back our lives and grab our future by the horns. Change is never easy.  From recognizing that we need a change, to actually finding out how to make that change, we struggle.  Humans are creatures of habits, we crave the familiar.  We fear the unknown, cower from anything that seems different.  However, if we ever hope to grow, we have to embrace the unknown and propel ourselves forward.  We must learn how to plan and then, actually put that plan into action.  We move from just thinking about making a change to doing it. Today, we talk about action.  Together, we dive into the 4th stage of change, headfirst.  We talk

  • Episode 8: Coming Out Of the Dark (Change pt.3)

    Episode 8: Coming Out Of the Dark (Change pt.3)

    15/12/2016 Duration: 25min

    We have talked about pre-contemplation (Episode 5), we have talked about contemplation (Episode 7), and now today we discuss PREPARATION, the next stage of change!  Third in a series of 5 episodes, today we continue on our path to a better version of ourselves.  Remember, your can listen to each individual episode, or you can listen to the entire series, but you will get a message regardless.  I, of course, recommend taking in the whole series! Change is never easy, and as I have been discussing over the last several episodes, is a process.  Step by step, we can slowly make decisions that will move us toward the version of ourselves we have always wanted to be.  Change takes patience. Change takes time.  Of course, it takes dedication and commitment.   By understanding the process of change, we can set ourselves up to succeed.  By learning strategies to maximize our effectiveness, we can propel ourselves forward.  The only limit to change, is us.  We can decide our success or failure.  We have the power to ch

  • Episode 7: Change Is Never A Waste of Time (Part 2)

    Episode 7: Change Is Never A Waste of Time (Part 2)

    01/12/2016 Duration: 25min

    Download Episode! In today's episode, I continue the journey into change that began in Episode 5.  Once again, we dive into the Transtheoretical Model of Change, this time talking about the second stage of change, Contemplation.  Previously, I talked about how this is a process,  often occurring over a series of stages.  Each stage brings us closer to being the change we hope to see.  In the last episode, we discussed pre-contemplation, the first stage in change.  Today, we talk about Contemplation. Through this 25 minute journey, I define what the Contemplation stage is.  Together, we look at what separates this stage from pre-contemplation.  I discuss ways to identify that one is moving from pre-contemplation into contemplation.  Finally, I look at some of the various strategies to move the journey forward from contemplation toward planning and eventual action to make that change.  Along the way, I share first hand experience and anecdotes from my journey and where I have been. Remember, change is not excl

  • Episode 6: All Gods Children

    Episode 6: All God's Children

    15/11/2016 Duration: 17min

    Download Episode! All God's Children is a gentle reminder that we are all one in the same.  As so many are aware, this election cycle has been nothing short of crazy.  Flaring tempers, fights among family and friends and hurt feelings have all become commonplace.  Our world around is rapidly changing.  No matter which side of the aisle you are on, we can all agree that things have changed.  During the last week, we have seen protests erupt and in some cases, violence and hate have ensued.  It is a frightening time for ALL of us.  At a time we need to come together, our differences are dividing us.  As a nation we are becoming increasingly fractured, rather than standing united. Among all of this uncertainty, we still have to live our lives and follow our dreams.  One listener suggested a discussion about hate and change and I could not have agreed more that it was a discussion that needed to happen.  Hence, the birth of this episode.  Both sides of the aisle have exploded into arguments and at times animosit

  • Episode 5: Change Is Never A Waste Of Time

    Episode 5: Change Is Never A Waste Of Time

    01/11/2016 Duration: 25min

    Download Episode! Change can be one of the most terrifying, and  the most rewarding experiences we will ever go through in life.  During this journey, we see things in ourselves that prevent us from being the best possible version of ourselves.  We often do whatever we can to change this. We finally blossom into the person we are born to be.  The process is never easy, and takes a lot of desire, dedication and time.  It is never a waste of time. Episode 5 marks the first in a series of 5 episodes about change.   Each episode is designed to be a stand alone episode, with a strong take home message about change.  Together, all 5 in the series can help you to change that something you have always "wanted to do" into something that you have accomplished! "Pre-Contemplation" is the first stage of change.  Our journey begins here, as we begin to recognize where we want our life to be, even if we are not yet sure how to get it there.  During this episode, I talk about what this stage means and how it is so easy to

  • Episode 4: I Just Wanna Be Happy

    Episode 4: I Just Wanna Be Happy

    22/10/2016 Duration: 28min

    Download Episode! Download Episode! Today, in what is perhaps my favorite session so far, we dive into the negativity that surrounds us and prevents us from being the best version of ourselves possible.  We strive in our daily lives to be "happy" and yet somehow, we hit barrier after barrier in finding that happiness.  Sadly, the world around us can be negative, and the people we encounter in our day to day life, can be similarly negative.  It can really begin to weigh down the soul and make it difficult to keep growing and achieving.   In today's podcast, I dive into negative relationships.  I talk about some of the various relationships we can have with negativity.  Then, we push to understand why it affects us the way it does.  Finally, we look at ways to stamp negativity out of our lives.  We will move beyond barriers and push ourselves forward. Please join me on this journey as we continue to explore ourselves and push beyond the limits we set!  I hope you enjoy this chapter as much as I enjoyed produ

  • Episode 3: I Am Better Than I Was Yesterday

    Episode 3: I Am Better Than I Was Yesterday

    01/10/2016 Duration: 14min

    The journey through life is often difficult and full of unknowns.  As a result, we hit many bumps along the road, and sometimes, against our best attempts, we hurt those around us.  We want to grow, we want to be better, yet sometimes we stumble.  Sometimes we cause pain to those we love the most. Inherently, we are all good people.  We love and care for those around us, yet our actions sometimes cause the opposite reaction.  Today, we talk about some of the reasons that we cause hurt to the people.  Sometimes, we make discoveries about ourselves that cause pain, no matter how hard we try to avoid it.  Occasionally, if we truly are to grow, we have to hurt those we care about. As a result, this hurt leaves us feeling like bad people. In this episode, we talk about ways to begin the process of forgiveness  Almost all of us can forgive others, yet somehow, we never can forgive ourselves.  Consequently, we end up beating ourselves up and feeling worse about ourselves.  As a result, we spiral into the same downwa

  • Episode 2: Always Find The Time

    Episode 2: Always Find The Time

    15/09/2016 Duration: 22min

    Time management is an ever elusive, every difficult concept to manage.  For many of us, we simply have no idea how to fit all the things we want to do into a single day.  Over the course of today's discussion, I talk about strategies to manage your time.  Today, we look at various ways to balance out the demands of our job, our family and ourselves.  Together, we look at the ways that our time management can impact our daily life.  How many of us really prioritize the things that are important in our lives?  How man of us never save time for ourselves?   Often, we neglect our physical and mental health, all in the the hopes of caring for others.  As a result, we forget to take care of ourselves.  Consequently, so much else in our life suffers because of this neglect. Our discussion today continues on the path to being ones best self.  We explore many ways we can maybe improve our time management.  Consequently, as we improve our time management, we can improve the care we give to those around us.  The journey

  • Episode 1: Introduction

    Episode 1: Introduction

    01/09/2016 Duration: 13min

    Welcome to the 1st episode of the podcast Until The Race Is Run.  This episode will introduce listeners to the beginnings of my journey toward a healthier, happier person and some of the places I have been along the way.  You will learn about the start of my blog, and where this journey has taken me over the last year.  Together, we look toward the future and I will share with you some of the topics coming up in the next few months as this podcast kicks into full production!  I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

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