On The Run With Cassie: How She Struggled Through Her Last 10K
We had a fun time recording our first interview this week! Sure, we had a technical issue (Alex's mic was off) but we made the most of it. Isn't that what you do when you have a run or race that doesn't go your way? You get over it, you keep pushing on, and finish, no matter what it takes (excepting injury - but thankfully I wasn't injured 🤣).
Our new interview format is "On The Run With..." where we sit back and take some time with each person we talk to, as if we were just out for a fun run with them. These episodes are a little longer depending on how much time our guest is willing to share with us. Some podcasts only feature what the rest of the world calls "experts". Our podcast, will at times feature those same individuals, but we want to feature an "expert" in a different light. Each runner we encounter is an expert in their own light. For example, Cassie shares with us some incredible motivational tips for all of us through her experiences and struggles she has had through her years of running.
We start off with me thanking Audrey for her encouragement this week. I (Alex) am usually bound up in my home and stuck on my treadmill throughout the winter as my fear of slipping and injuring myself outweighed my love of being outside. If that describes you, then no worries as I know the struggle is real! But for a few different reasons, I wanted to change it up this year and set the goal to run outside no matter the temperature - as long as the roads were dry. Feel free to leave a comment on our site telling me I'm a wimp; I'm ok with that. 😁 But this week with two snowstorms, Audrey encouraged me to come along and enjoy the snow - and I did. It was such a blast to get out and the conditions were perfect! She really helped motivate me to step a bit outside of my comfort zone. I did and I loved it!
Next, we are so excited for our new website - motivatemetorun.com! This site will allow us to post additional information that we want to share (like our Run With Us page where we share our future races hoping we can meet you there) and give us a bit better place to reach out to you. We would love to have you come over and click on Don't Miss an Episode (or just click here) where you can start being notified each time we drop and episode and additionally get that extra information from us (like race coupon codes and more!) to give you that extra bit of motivation.
I won't break down the whole interview with Cassie here, but we really encourage you to listen in on the discussion!
Finally, we check in with her on our final three questions that we'll ask to each of our guests on our show:
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Thank you again for joining us "on the run" and loving every moment of this episode! If you've read this far or have already heard the episode, you'll find out soon that Cassie is my lovely wife and Audrey's most awesome mom! Thank you so much to her for taking her time to share with us! If you are interested in coming on our show, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to our Contact Us page and let us know!
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Thank you for listening and look forward to catching up with you next time!
Coach Alex (RRCA certified running coach) and Audrey
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