E29 Miriam: Overcoming surgery mishaps, B12 deficiency, and a workplace bully

E29 Miriam: Overcoming surgery mishaps, B12 deficiency, and a workplace bully

Miriam is 60 year old runner that has survived 4 surgeries,  Cipro toxicity, and B12 deficiency. She credits running for her ability to make it through a nearly fatal botched surgery. No matter what life throws at her she gets out the door and puts one foot in front of the other. Learn more about B12 and deficiency and what you can do on Miriam's website: https://www.miriamdiazgilbert.com

 

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E28 Dr. Van Poelgeest: Periods, supplements, recovery, and more

E28 Dr. Van Poelgeest: Periods, supplements, recovery, and more

This episode is a guest appearance from Naturopathic Dr. Nicole van Poelgeest. She is a female athlete who also has a general practice in Vancouver. We cover listener questions on running through periods, amenorrhea, supplements, recovery and more. We speculate on why your period might be different during a race at altitude and how iron might affect this. Find more from Dr. van Poelgeest here.  

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E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

If you had to sum up the community of trail running in one word, it would probably be Lisa. Lisa is the founder of the Wild Women running group in Nanaimo BC. Her and her mom started racing when Lisa was 20 years old as a way to meet people after a move. Lisa was the youngest in the group but never let age or speed deter her from enjoying the group. Her and mom quickly became intertwined in the running community in Nanaimo and ran their first marathon together

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E24 Rebecca E: Running 100miles one year after having a baby

E24 Rebecca E: Running 100miles one year after having a baby

Rebecca is a 32 year old ultra runner with big goals. She's currently training for her first 100 mile race, while also raising her 9 month old baby girl. Rebecca's story is not meant to push new moms, it's a story of someone who is really good at listening to her body. Rebecca is a prime example of having patience, and what you can do if you stay calm and accept where you're at. 

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E21 Heather: Never going to keep me down

E21 Heather: Never going to keep me down

If you met Heather, you'd think she was just a badass lady that runs fast and makes a ton of friends. What you wouldn't guess, is that she has been through the wringer time and time again. In 2000 she started experiencing random physical symptoms like open sores, hair loss, facial lesions and rashes. Diagnosed with Systemic Lupus and an extreme sensitivity to the sun, she retired from road running to find shade in the trails.  

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