Real Runners Chat



Real runners chat about running and life.


  • Episode 32 - Kristine Gift

    30/09/2016 Duration: 37min

    Kristine Gift chats with Liz about how she started running, training for her first marathon and how running has helped her cope with transitions in life.  

  • Episode 31 - Kim Abel

    09/09/2016 Duration: 31min

    Just months after running her first marathon, Kim Abel was stricken with the rare neurological Guillain-Barre syndrome. In a week's time, she was unable to move and admitted to the hospital.   After treatment for the disease, she had to learn how to move her body and walk again.  She shares her inspiring story of recovery and talks about her goals for the future, including training for the 2016 Chicago Marathon.   View inspiring short videos about Kim here   Read about Kim's story here  Music by Purple-Planet Music 

  • Episode 30 - Sarah Scozzaro

    12/08/2016 Duration: 51min

    Sarah Scozzaro is an ultrarunner, running coach, personal trainer and nature loving California girl currently residing in North Dakota.  Liz and Sarah chat about Sarah's quest to get into Western States and how she fell in love with trail running.     Check out Sarah's blog   follow Sarah on Instagram and twitter -  @drtyrunner  

  • Episode 29 - Jen McDonald

    05/08/2016 Duration: 51min

    Liz chats with Jen McDonald. Jen is an author, editor, military spouse and runner. Her book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse was recently published.  Jen shares how she started running, failed attempts, family support and gives some great advice for beginners.  Jen's site Here Purchase Jen's book on Amazon Here Other books mentioned in this episode: Running Like a Girl Run Like a Mother My Year of Running Dangerously   Music:

  • Episode 28 - Tewanna Irvin

    29/07/2016 Duration: 38min

    Today's chat is with Liz's real life friend Tewanna Irvin. Liz and Tewanna have known each other since grade school.  Over the past three years, Tewanna has transformed her health and body by changing her lifestyle.  Tewanna shares her story and talks about motivation, diet, importance of friendship, losing 86 pounds and running in her first half marathon.     Music by

  • Episode 27 - Stormy Phillips

    15/07/2016 Duration: 01h06min

    Liz chats with Stormy Phillips, a Tulsa area ultra runner.  Stormy shares the story of how he began running, training for his first 50K, his attempts to get into Western States and his experience of finally running in this legendary race.   Stormy's blog here   TATUR Racing    

  • Episode 26 - Amy Stone

    08/07/2016 Duration: 43min

    Amy Stone is a triathlete and the host of The Mile After Mile Podcast.  Amy and Liz chat about starting to run, training for triathlons and how she signed up for her first Ironman in France.  Amy also talks about her podcast and what she's learned from competing in endurance races.  Amy's podcast  The Mile After Mile podcast     Music by

  • Episode 25 - Mike Wardian

    01/07/2016 Duration: 44min

    Liz chats with marathoner and ultra marathoner Mike Wardian.  Mike talks about his lacrosse background, his job as a ship broker, running and family, consistency and facing fear.     Visit Mike's site here   Music By

  • Episode 24 - Tiffany Holmes

    24/06/2016 Duration: 43min

    Tiffany Holmes is a Baltimore musician, mom and runner.  Tiffany has been documenting her run streak on Instagram. Liz and Tiffany chat about how Tiffany got into running, racing, running in Baltimore and what Tiffany has learned while doing her 500 plus day running streak.  Thank you, Tiffany!    Music by Purple Planet Music 

  • Episode 23 - Rebecca Bell

    17/06/2016 Duration: 47min

    Rebecca Bell is a runner, coach, teacher, wife and mother.  She has 38 marathons and is training for the JFK 50 Mile race.  We talk about how she blends her own running and coaching, what running means to her and learning to run without her watch.  Rebecca Bell's blog here    

  • Episode 22 - Alisa Nelson

    10/06/2016 Duration: 36min

    Alisa Nelson is an artist, art teacher, mom and runner. She started running almost two years ago and has since run four half marathons and has her eye on a possible full marathon.   Music by

  • Episode 21 - Natalie Middleton

    03/06/2016 Duration: 43min

    Liz chats with Natalie Middleton. Natalie has been a sporadic runner for years, but has recently started training more consistently.  Natalie has also started cross fit, which has helped her running.  Liz and Natalie chat about running, crossfit, racing, stretching and Natalie's jump rope career. It is a really fun chat!   Music by  

  • Episode 20 - Five Things I've Learned About Runners From Producing The Podcast

    27/05/2016 Duration: 23min

    To celebrate the 20th episode of Real Runners Chat, Liz is mixing things up and giving you her top 5 things that she has learned about runners from producing the podcast. She also shares the origin story of the show and includes some behind the scenes trivia.    Thank you for listening!   Music by

  • Episode 19 - Brian Warfield

    20/05/2016 Duration: 44min

    On this episode, Liz chats with Brian Warfield.  Brian is a ordained minister and hospital chaplain who has been running for about 4 years.  Brian talks about getting into running by using it to wind down and relax after working the night shift at the hospital.  He also talks about competing with his dad, training for marathons and the spiritual side of running.     Music by

  • Episode 18 - Joe Warfield

    13/05/2016 Duration: 48min

    On this episode, Liz chats with her real life friend, Joe Warfield. Joe took up running at the age of 55 in order to lose a few pounds.  Since he started running in 2010, he has run in over 30 marathons, including 4 Boston Marathons.  Liz and Joe chat about his mentor, training, the Boston Marathon and what motivates him.     To hear Liz's chat with Denny Krahe check out the Diz Runs podcast here.   Music:

  • Episode 17 - Jane Highley

    06/05/2016 Duration: 53min

    Liz and Jane chat about running clubs, cross training, HIIT, Philadelphia's Broad Street Run and running while mothering small children.   Mentioned in this episode: Sorta Awesome Podcast   Laura Vanderkam   Broad Street Run  

  • Episode 16 - Aubrey Sloan

    29/04/2016 Duration: 57min

    Liz chats with real life friend, Aubrey Sloan. Aubrey is 22 years old and just recently graduated from college. Despite being sidelined with injury for the past month, Aubrey just finished her second half marathon.  Liz and Aubrey discuss how she got into running and they also chat about their experience at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon half marathon this past weekend.      Music by  Purple Planet Music

  • Episode 15 - Jenni Carlson

    22/04/2016 Duration: 39min

    This episode's guest is Jenni Carlson, a sports reporter and columnist for The Oklahoman and  Liz and Jenni talk about her job as a busy sports reporter and how Jenni became a runner.   Jenni's Blog Music by

  • Episode 14 - Tom Gibson

    15/04/2016 Duration: 52min

    Liz chats with Tom Gibson, a fellow okie and marathon runner.  Tom is a marathon maniac and self-described "running late bloomer."  They chat about marathon maniacs, running with pacers, chatting with others during races, training plans, and trail running.      Music by

  • Episode 13 - Kit Mowdy of the Mowdy Ranch Mustang Run

    08/04/2016 Duration: 38min

    Liz is joined by Kit Mowdy of the Mowdy Ranch Mustang Trail Run.  The Mowdy Ranch Mustang Run is June 11, 2016 near Coalgate, Oklahoma.  This race is held on the stunning grounds of a wild mustang horse ecosanctuary. This year, runners can chose from distances from 5k all the way up to 50k.  Kit talks about how and why they started the race and the planning and preparation that goes into this trail run. Liz also shares a little about her experience at the run last year.      For more info:   Music by  

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