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Fresh update on "martha" discussed on Business Rockstars
"Today is sharing Rector co founder and president of first Media. Claire. Thanks so much for joining us. So for those who are not familiar with you and your entrepreneurial journey in your background and what kind of lead you to start, first media give our audience of information about you. Great. So again, Thank you for having me. First Media is a media content company for women. It started the cable network for Mothers and babies age two or three and it evolved. Today. A significant player to social media place. We have three media brands so yummy blusher and blossom. We have 120 million fans. We do 1.7 billion video views, and they're really all designed for women like me. So you can see I look nothing like Martha Stewart. My imperfection glows and we had a deep understanding that there were a lot of women like me who were Really eager to say I'm not perfect, and that's okay. And we started creating content and every video we did had to do four things for women. It had to give them value for their money. It had to save them time. Sometimes get healthier options but always make them the stars s O. Maybe Martha's throat. Sorry. Martha Stewart results without the Martha Stewart effort, right and that worked really well And today we're number one in the world and quite a few things that we do. And it's exciting and fun. That's so amazing. So it was the first step you took when you were serious about starting first media. First up we took was we start? We wrote a deck. We had no money. We had an idea on B wrote a deck and guy, my partner and I give a lot of credit. Who are success or initial success to our ignorance. We didn't know how hard it would be. Maybe had we known we wouldn't have done it, but we also didn't speak English very well. So when we pitched our idea To our potential partners. And they said very interesting us being foreigners. We thought they meant very interested. I on based on that we were able to raise our first round of money. Really what we did first as we did research. We found that in the baby market back in the days, baby on his son was the £800 gorilla. But there was nothing on cable and we wanted offer better content really better content. Your Children, everything that they could use to learn with their families, but for less than the price of a single baby DVD, amazing and what inspired you both to start this business or your parents already? No. Okay way. We're both young entrepreneurs. I think we both care deeply about education. And, um, what education looks like for Children. And not just the privileged ones, but also every child in America. But we also start really interesting business opportunity in the marketplace, and that was that cable channels were Getting momentum and getting great valuations and that cable companies didn't have a product like we were gonna offer and if the average cable channel will take $17 million to start We were able to come up with a business model that was creating. Great content really invest deeply, indeed, occasional value but lower production costs because of the nature of the audience. And because of that, two kids who really had no experience and very little money or able to start and actually launch a cable network. Amazing. And how have you grown a community versus just one time consumers or one time viewers, So that's really interesting because today we have three lines of business. We have baby first, which has 60 million homes in the United States, watched by 50% of moms for an average of 110 minutes a day. We have our social media brands. Which do 1.7 billion video views a month and they reach a huge audience of hundreds of millions. But for two minutes a day, and then we have a third line of business, which is zoom media JV we have with Zumba. Which is Mommy and me for classes for moms like me who haven't seen the inside of his new book last for years, Right Lack of time Now I could do with my kids and we have 700 locations and 3000 instructors across the nation. Wow! So What this does together is it creates a platform. On the one hand, we can talk to our consumers and have long messages on the other on social media. We have a huge audience would short engagement. But a lot of back and forth they comment they share. They create groups with our content. So we really get real feedback. And in this and many classes we actually get to shake their hands. Well, you know, listen, right, and all of those each feed each other to create a community of women. Today we reach 71% of US women. Um, So it's a lot of fun to hear what they really think. Yeah. And when about point your business did you really start to notice us regaining traction, and you really kind of had this many community that was starting to grow, so I don't think there is one point right time you grow over time. I was recently asked us to be kind of panel of success overnight. I can't do that. Yeah, I don't know. Many people who really can write. I could talk about real success over 10 years, right? Eh? So everything is a step by step, but I think the first time we got our video Viral meaning north of a million views. We really thought we resonated today. Our average you purple Power post is 39 million. That's our average. So now it's huge and a different and the community is much bigger. But I think the first time where you actually see Wow, people love what we do. The engage they share was really meaningful and with absolutely And what was the biggest obstacle or challenge you faced when you were starting or growing first media and what are some of the obstacles you face today? So I will say guy and I joke. That if we woke up in the morning and nothing big has happened, we're still in bed. Yeah. S o. The challenges are daily. Um, I don't think we refer to them as challenges. More opportunities, really? But I can tell you the first one was that we were trying to sell an idea of a cable channel without ever doing cable. Right on by. There were only seven or eight potential big fires, the cable companies and in this industry, everybody wants to be the 1st 2nd. So how do you convince people who have never seen your cable network to actually give you their most valuable pieces? Their van with? Yeah. And God willing, also pay you for it, right? Um, And that was extremely challenging to get it there on brick wired a lot of understanding of who you're sitting in front of. And what motivates them, Right versus what is the product that you're trying to sell? And many of our original deals were based on understanding. Other people's needs in adjusting our product to them. I think that's actually if I have to say what's I and my biggest kill. Those were really good at adjusting to changing circumstances. So when Theo cable industry is showing some decline, he became fairly good at social media. And when the algorithm changed on Facebook Those of you who are on Facebook will remember. On February 2018 and a lot of companies went out of business. We were really, really good spot because it was about creating meaningful engagements, which was everything you were always about. But Adjusting really fast and changing. I would say today's challenges are we've built a huge audience and we know how to drive them to take action on. We've been doing it over and over and over again for Partners like Wal Mart and Unilever and Sony and all of those, But how do we really what is the most I would say, um, efficient and responsible way..
Singleness: Burden and Gift
"Join us today as we talk about singleness as well as what it means to be single and life in the church join us in having the conversations that shape us greetings tobin. Welcome to another conversation. Come listeners this amount of baptist. Podcast how you doing tobin. I'm doing good. How are you doing doing all right. It's been a tough week for for us. Say you recently lost a loved one in your family anthem. I'm mourning the loss of a friend. So you know different times during cova de wouldn't you say oh for sure. It's definitely a tough time to lose somebody during covid because you don't exactly get to see them funeral plans start looking different and there's a whole bunch of other different support. Networks are starting to look differently than they did before hand right. I was even thinking we talked about death last week. And then it kind of hits you personally so it's very interesting right. It's it's just part of our lives and when we don't think about it don't deal with it sometimes for caught unawares but yeah it's good to have to have that background and even as we are recording this we are almost at where death also plays a central role in the story and to defeat of death. Of course as well so yeah. It's very interesting. Yeah very much so. We had one of our recommendations to talk about singleness this week from a listener. Yeah it's quite the switch from death and there's quite a few ways we can take this conversation right so we'll kind of see how it unfolds. We'll see how the cookie crumbles but we could talk about singleness as an experience of individuals within the western culture right. We're probably talk about in our second half singleness as it relates to biblical values and and and culture and what the bible says there right and then we can also talk about a little bit in the beginning now about how singleness in psychology relate to one another. Yeah that's a good idea. Why don't you start us off with that Even as you're talking about it's interesting to even think about what is singleness right because singleness can be so many different things depending on how you define singleness and not being singled. So what do you think right. So single head is if we were to come up with something like a working definition here i would say. Single single hood is defined by not being in relation with another person. And i think the traditional idea of cygnus is in a romantic setting okay and you had some statistics on singleness in canada. As well which. I found fascinating i did and when i read these statistics. They're not exactly using the same definition. I am right and from what i understand. These are talking about single households so in canada. there there was an article in twenty nine thousand nine that wrote that compared to nineteen eighty six in two thousand sixteen. We had approximately double the amount of people who lived alone and so that means that we have about four million canadians across canada. Who who are single. Who who live alone and now with someone who provides that romantic so seventy percent of the four million have previously been in a relationship which would include widowed divorced or separated by any other means twenty percent of this four million are currently in a relationship with somebody but they just don't live in the same household right and then fifty percent of these individuals also have a child. Roughly speaking two million canadians live in a single parent or guardian household and are pulling triple or quadruple duty in order to support and care for the children or the dependence and simply don't have the same resources that we do with having an extra person there right fascinating. So when i asked you about the definition singleness you talked about not being in a meaningful relationship or romantic attachment to someone but then as you're giving us each statistics you already seeing a little bit of a clash with how you defined versus how perhaps canada or society defines it right because society defines this as just romantic attachment. I was just thinking about singleness before we even we even talk today and How we just assumed that you have to be part of a meaningful. You have to report a meaningful romantic relationship or attachment in order to not be single whether that's married or living with somebody or at least being boyfriend girlfriend whatever we wanna do whatever we want to call it but the experience of singleness goes beyond just that right. I mean The i was reading some articles about this author deborah hirsch. She's a christian author. She's a little bit out there because she talks about sexuality but she talks about homosexuality is not just a sexual expression within a sexual relationships ship between two bodies but that sexuality transcends also into every relationship we have because we we can't just separate parts of our being. We can't just say this part of me sexual in this. Part of me is relational. And this part of me is spiritual we are one hole and so it transcends. I heard a talk by her. And so she talked about what that means for single people and and celebrate people people who choose to be celebrate in that setting. And that doesn't mean that these people don't need community or meaningful relationships of attachment even if they're not romantic attachments over shirt and i like that idea of the embodied whole as you can't we can't segment like like you said sexual the the spiritual whatever that it all comes together as one person right that being said there are individuals out there who would find they can be in a non sexual relationship. That'd be classically to find a single but aren't troubled by that Right so you're looking at the asexual community where relationships with out that sexual component still fulfilling and meaningful right right and the flip side to that is you have people who have this meaningful community. Who who have lots of deep meaningful attachments to other people but are longing for would consider themselves being single and lonely and longing for a deeper expression for deeper romantic and sexual attachment to someone exactly while there are some that. Do not need that romantic or other person attachment to the same level. There's other people that crave and need it and desire so talk to me a little bit about what that means in terms of how how you live life and how you engage life as a single person. Well okay so growing up in canada as this as a single person who is wanting a relationship and can't find it what is what is that. Psychologically like and i would i have. I think i have a few friends who would fit this category and i just from conversations with them it's not a enjoyable experience Even in my own past bake as someone who from eighteen onwards wanted to have like girlfriends and wanted to be in those in in in relationships with other beings who felt that long. I've had a taste of how powerful that loneliness and that drive four relationship can be right and then there's a certain amount of feeling of rejection and isolation loneliness from not having that being fulfilled so as you're talking my question comes up. What's the. I am trying to word this but where maybe i'm using the wrong words but where does longing turned into obsession or or need so so what i mean by that is can you have that long. Can you desire something and still be content. With present circumstances. I mean that comes down to how you define contentment I would say that if contentment means you're all right with the circumstance. Then no because you still desire that relationship okay We talked quite a number of episodes back about the dark night of the soul right about longing for something how You desire of reality of presence to be with in in my circumstance was to be with god and how reality circumvents that there then becomes a conflict between what is felt. And what is known. That being said you've already touched on this with the obsession component right but then there is also that danger of it becoming an obsession of turning that pain right into something negative such as is found in some communities such as the involuntary salvator the in self community online right and then what you find in those communities is that a lot of this pain and turmoil gets turned outwards against other communities where they start blaming other people and other things for their own loneliness and rejection and in doing so their reactions become a negative coping mechanism an unhealthy behavior to try and alleviate the discomfort or rationalize it so then that goes back to my original question so because because my worry is that that we're kind of setting up a binary in the sense that i want to be in a more committed relationship of one sort or another. Let's call it romantic for for better for lack of a better word. So i want to be under romantic relationship. I'm either in the stage of wanting that and the more i wanted to do the closer i get to it being an obsession in my life or i get it and then i'm fine but there is no room to to to live a. Is there no room then to live a life. That says hey i would really desire this but i will also be content. Happy with where i am right now and and live into that to the fullest. And that's that's tricky because we don't have a lot of social narratives that kind of give us that framework to experience singleness in a healthy way. So if i were to break that down a little bit when we watch movies in rome these romantic movies and stuff. It gives us a lot of even you even say it's either healthier unhealthy. That's not me to judge right now but it still gives you those narratives to kind of go and say oh. This is what it's like to be in relationship. This is how i can experience relationship and and dating and being with another person. We don't have movies about what it's like to be alone at least not popularly right right or if they are they're fairly depressing right. There fairly depressing. It's all about not being in that relationship and own. Maybe i'll get into that relationship. There's the whole trope in the late. Two thousands of the manic pixie dream girl where it's all about these writers hollywood writers that use women and relationships to give men character growth in arcs in the movie right so it's all about being relationship pure like it's not about the expression of singleness as healthy in itself. It's about relationship as fixing your problems so that not then create problematic relationships as well. In the sense that i'm finding all my fulfillment than in that relationship once. I do find a relationship where i where i haven't grown as a person or don't have enough emotional intelligence to be content with the person that i am because the person that i was always looking for someone else to to complete me exactly. It creates problems both in relationships expectations for relationships and for people who also want to enter relationships. Right and even individually it creates a learning process or provides an opportunity for a healthy learning environment. Where you start to empathize with your partner where you can put yourself. In their shoes and learn that your flaws also have to be negotiated with their flaws and that there's a balancing act and interpersonal dynamics. Come in and i mean that turns even so now. We're talking about dating but that that that's the same thing with with friendships as well right. If you're i can see a scenario. I've seen lots of scenarios where where you're not content. You're not necessarily content with who you are and so you're you're expecting a lot of out of that friendship relationship for your happiness for your contentment even for your self esteem for the way you Assess your own value that kind of stuff And that can even come out in familiar. Familial relationships as well right where you depend. It's about on another to define who you are and to give you that esteem right and so i mean maybe we're getting off track but that's kind of what singleness conversations are in the sense. Is that the healthiest relationships in our lives are are where we have Some sort of independence isn't it. Yeah yeah independence crates freedom. Authenticity for who you are. In relation to the overall relationship that being said we also live in a society that needs us to be in relationship so to further expand on this point there is there has been studies. I was just scrolling passively I love read it i. I'm on it all day while just pathway scrolling on read it and they were talking about how people live longer when they're in hell in healthy relationships. Oh interesting and lots of articles in the medical community about how people who come in with their partners rent have better treatment results and partly to have somebody to talk to and somebody else to gather information. Yeah whatever the reason is another person there right even just as a tax bonus is is beneficial. So we have. We live in a society that set up for couples and yet the dangerous. become too codependent. And while there's this whole codependence piece talked about but then how as a single person do you live right right so if your approach this as as a single person you see the i live in a society that needs couples that needs you know somebody to stay home and clean the house or look after the kids while somebody else needs to go work. How do i be both people. Yeah or even attach detaches. I think in our society we attach maturity to to relationships as well right so a part of adulting is to be in a meaningful relationship. I always found that whole areas adulting if being an adult but somehow of verb but anyways You know like you are considered writes so you are considered to be a more mature adults in comparison to other people your age if you're in a meaningful relationship and on top of that if you do certain things if you have a certain job if you have a house and if you have kids right over sure i even feel that in school like what. I'm twenty five now. But because i'm married all of a sudden that puts me in a whole nother brand right of society all of a sudden i'm more mature i'm responsible and i'm sure if i had kids out even put me in another bracket above 'cause now i'm looking after little right little little children but as as we're talking i'm just wondering if we wouldn't have a healthier society if we we would learn what it looks like to live healthily in singleness for a time of our lives even just a how we talk about singleness it would be helpful for the individuals who are signal Because we are seeing a rise in people who live alone or who aren't conventionally married or unconventionally being with somebody else and just to harry healthier narratives for them to us and to understand themselves and even understand ourselves with. Kate will greatly benefit us as a community as a as a broad social community as christians and canadian. A do well. Let's transition a bit into the bible here. where So where have if. I'm a single person. And i wanted and i'm and i'm just lonely as all can be. Have you found that. Most people find their strength. I think were most people go in terms of the bible. At least we can talk about how we talk about church. How about single isn't church. And how we treat single people insertion. That's a separate thing from how the bible talks about singleness. I mean jewish culture. Very much thought that you had be married that that's just you know that that's the purpose of your life is to be married if you're mad at your purposes to have a have a wife so that your wife can have children and and your family line keeps going and if you if you were a woman you know your goal was that for your family to find to find the man or family who would take you i mean as a patriarchal society is but there is no. I don't know if there's a real allowance The only time there is conversation is about widows right and how you treat widows and so in that sense. The old testament is much more progressive than the surrounding cultures of its time and makes allowance for widows and treats them well and in that sense even relationships are still political. Yeah in that. It's not about so much being with somebody else. As it is a way to further your lineage as a way to get some gain right and not saying that there isn't a component. Alright love between why. Perhaps there is some counter cultural stories even embedded within the old testament to see the story of of ruth and her mother-in-law. Ruth naomi. i mean ruth's story restoring does end in marriage but it's very much naomi who makes it happen and they owe me you know. She kind of becomes a mother kind of surrogate mother to son that ruth bears. I mean that's how the story ends in the bible. Were supposed to see that image. Even though she's not married so it's a fairly counter cultural story there is rahab the prostitute who becomes part of israel. There's the story of tamar who forces kind of what we would call a constitutional crisis. It's not a constitutional crisis but it's a crisis of the law for for for one for for one of the for one of the men that was supposed to marry her. Her father in law's supposed to marry her according to the law because her husband has passed away but he refuses and so eventually she she forces her way into this. There's the story of astor who who kind of becomes part of this abusive kings. Well she's the she becomes the queen to disabuse of king and rescue the people of israel. I think all of those are somewhat counter cultural in the sense that that they're describing to us non normative relationships within that paradigm but also some of these women become not all of them that i mentioned but some of them are part of the story of jesus right so matthew mentions for women in the genealogy of jesus and even though clearly there had to be men for those four women to have borne children has not the men that are identified. It's the women that are identified. And so it already kind of focuses more on the person under relationship that that they were in jesus himself never married according to the gospels. All of a sudden you have these single people doing things right. i mean we. We don't we don't know of mary. Martha lazarus or married. We never find out. They are just people right. The assumption probably is that they would be. But but even when lazarus dies. we don't hear about his wife morning right. We we hear about his sisters. Mary magdalene she married. We don't know right. I mean you go down the list of all these characters and somehow we don't often find out about their familial relationships and isn't there a passage in there somewhere about how it it in summary. It's like get married if you want to. But you know your your relationship with the lord is i and you gotta serve that primary. I corinthians that where it is. I post writing. Yeah i mean. Paul paul is also single. There's a hint there. in first. Corinthians read the passage wrongly sometimes. But there's a hint there. In first corinthians step maybe at one point paul was married and he considers himself a widower. I've never heard preached in church but there is a hint there because he's talking to the widows and widowers and he's co counseling them to stay single and he says be as i am so he identifies himself with them. He doesn't leader. He talks to to what he calls the virgins which would be the single people who are potentially also engaged to be married which is different than the widows widowers and so there he doesn't say as i am because he's not. He doesn't see himself like that. He sees himself like a widower. So but in that passage. Basically what paul is saying. Yeah Marriage is a good thing and if you want to be married be married and if you don't wanna be married you have a gift to bring to the conversation as well and the way the we paul seasons in that conversation is gift that single people bring is is an attachment to church and into the work of god. I mean this comes out of paul of paul paul's idea anyways is that jesus coming back soon. You know. And so he saying why. Why waste your time getting married. We have so much stuff to do. Let's go get working and proclaiming. Jesus christ but that's the gift that single people that that's the gift that he sees himself bringing to the church as well right. I'm single so i can go and serve god and i can go and proclaim and so So he very much kind of trying to tell people. Stay in whatever situation you are. Don't get divorced if you're married. Stay married and have sex. He literally. I mean literally what he says. Don't don't all of a sudden now because you think that you're that you're christian. Stop having sex. If you're in a marriage you know. There's no you're not holier if you're in a celebrate marriage with somebody then if you're in a sexual relationship with somebody and so That's kind of his frame of mind right and so what. I take that passage. Don't i think what we should take a passage is that there's legitimate calling and gift to singleness within our congregations and we haven't really acknowledged that ever or very rarely and as as you're talking here. This is reminding me of a story that. I read quite quite a quite a few years ago when i was taking a family and marriage class. I believe that was the course. I was in for this. Where was talking about An evangelical preacher who was off doing missionary work off off in the boonies somewhere and then his daughter right was or his family was having trouble and distress and their daughter. I think even commit suicide over his lack of involvement. Yeah this is a story that i read in a book called sweet surrender by dennis hiebert and the question raised is what becomes more important family or missionary work right well. My critique on this was that he shouldn't this this preacher guys should not have even gotten married in the first place if he couldn't have committed to the relationship as a whole right right. And you know. I i mean before we talk. Today i went and reread some of this stuff. And i corinthians seven and you you can go and read yourself there paul saying that. If you're married you are committing to that relationship and you need to give it a significant amount of energy. That is your calling by god within marriage so you you know the the the calling that god puts on you cannot supersede that calling that god has put on you for that marriage. Because you're asked to be in this relationship of mutual self giving love so you have to kind of buy into that but if you don't need to be in a relationship like that then you can give some of that energy to the work at hand or two one way to one way to to translate it. There has to present necessities. Paul says And so that's that's how paul would put would address it. I don't think paul would understand. I don't think. Paul understand our fascination with saying hey To be to be a good human. I need to be part of a relationship. I need to be in a marriage any to have kids. And then i'm going to dedicate all my energy to my work or to my church. You know for pastors or or to this and ev- this relationship that i've committed to is going to take second place to another relationship i've inserted into it and then using jesus own words to kind of To support that is weird. I don't think paul would ever do that exactly. And i think we put this pressure on missionary work that It becomes the one and only calling for a christian to be part of god's works in the world. Yeah and what. Paul is trying to say i think is hey. If you're single now you can do mission or missionary work. You're not attached to the work of your marriage covenant relationship so why not not stay the way you are. He's trying to tell these people in corinthians why not stay the way you are and do missions work. If that's what you feel like god is calling you to see in our mind. We have turned completely around. We often how we are. We have such distrust of single people especially single men that we say. Hey no-no before you can do ministry worker before you can do missionary work and this is very much agenda conversation because it's not the other way around. We don't distress single women we asked him. and then. So that's an noticing this even as we speak right here. I've been hesitant to talk about this call. That paul has and says. Hey you're single and you can work for the church because to me. It sounds abusive. Make single women do often. We send them out to be missionaries. We asked him to serve. You don't have children. you can do this right. We don't do the same thing for single men or very scared of single men and if want men to do any kind of ministry. We want men to be married and have children because that safety as so. That's that's even the gender dwayne which we approach singleness right. And i think you're in a very unique position at thirty to even speak about that because of your work now with Generation rising coming up and with your older work at in out of town or you did that sort of abroad. Work right where you've seen students and individuals who either as a couple or who are dating or who are single going off and doing this work in in in africa or or wherever you sent them thinking of even thinking about who hires churches in terms of pastors right. It's okay for youth pastor. It's okay for a youth pastor to be single sometimes right because they're young Oftentimes if men right they're young. That's alright we prefer a single woman or a married woman to our children's ministry because they're just more approachable to children. Once you're past you get into a more. An associate pastor position or a lead pastor position. We really want that pastor to be married whether they're a woman or a man we really would like them to be in a committed relationship because that to us is the highest ideal. The highest value within the congregation. Right i mean. I don't think i've been to a church where we've had a single lead pastor. I have. I have not attended a church like that anyways. No i'm trying to think. I don't think i've ever had lead pastor as a single person. i've had associate pastors. Who were then in a divorce relationship or in a separate relationship right and that could be a whole nother podcasts. But yeah yeah. And i can't speak to their experiences. No no but within at least within the evangelical world that i've grown up in yet it's marriage seems to be this high ideal and so any time we talk about singleness and we talk about singleness even as a calling or as an opportunity We tend to think in our minds we tend to think about singleness calling opportunity for women not so much for men and we also tend to not put enough support around single people So we're tend to not give them the same community and while we say. Hey we value your singleness and if that's what god calls you to. Do we want to embrace that and you you can. You have something to give to us. We still want to celebrate mother's day and church and get frustrated when we celebrate we. Don't we still want to celebrate. Father stay in church and get frustrated when we don't and I can just. I mean i make a point of saying something to that effect every mothers and fathers day and i can just hear the roles you know i know the is aren't actually rolling but i can just hear that there's that pressure on you with the congress within the congregations like there there goes rafael again. Trying to be all politically correct not politically correct. It's an acknowledgment that our humanity is not just defined by our roles as fathers and mothers in within that attached relationship And committed relationship of of of marriage. I mean are not the only vision for for humanity not even in the bible. You know i mean. Let's talk about men. That aren't that that we wouldn't consider being fully men. I mean there's daniel and his three friends there most likely unix. Because that's what would happen in the bible. Once they were once they were taken as prisoners in palace. We have a whole book stories that we love to tell our kids about daniel right and we talk about the end times. We love to go to daniel and talk about you know that kind of stuff. There's there's a whole church in ethiopia that today still claims and traces their lineage. Back to a conversation with an ethiopian eunuch on-road from jerusalem Who's who has converted and baptized than an the ep ethiopian. Church still says. That's where we come from because he goes back right but somehow we've said that the highest ideal value is marriage is is being committed marriage with two children and suburban suburban right. Right right. I mean even within our culture. We do not have father's day and mother's day and a far saying on mother's day or a single people's they right we just don't either and so i would say for maybe the if we were to sum everything up that there's a really deep call. Or there's a really deep spirituality to being single and that there is special and it's needed and it's not any worse of a calling that being said we also need to adjust start cultural narratives and what we say in how we talk. And how he fee with people that needs to shift so that they can also feel that calling especially this has been another episode of the modern anna baptist. Please join the conversation by emailing us. At conversations that shape us gmail.com or joining us on twitter at modern anna baptist. Either way we'd love to hear from you and grow with you and continue to have fantastic conversations.
Fresh update on "martha" discussed on Brian Mudd
"Is no different than a physical notice. And there are ways to treat of. Some are actually pharmacological summer therapeutic summer, other ways. Yeah, that Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer. We talk about mental well being in so many respects, you know, before the pandemic What was the single biggest conversation that we're having in our schools and often wasn't even about education anymore? Right? His belt, you know, mental health issues and all that type of thing and When you're talking about overall frame of mind. One of the real bugaboos that that I've had over the course of time. It pertains to integrity. And my dad would had a saying and you know it would, he said. You know, people who when they say something, you can take it to the bank. And you know people, but you can't Those were the kind of the two types of people in the world. No, obviously, there's a lot more complexity beyond that, But it's very true. There are a lot of people that you know if they tell you something. These people are credible and you know there are others. When they say something you go. Hmm. And you're not so sure. So I love the topic of integrity. And that happens to be the subject of the book the way of integrity, Finding the path to your true self. Written by one Martha Beck and Martha is joining us now. Great to have you Oh, it's so great to be here. So you know, I'm really curious what inspired you to write about integrity in the first place? Well, I've been through a lot of adventures in my own life. I've been coaching people for about 30 years and writing self help. And over time, I slowly realized that always when someone's like, wasn't going right when they were suffering in some way. Internal or external. There was often a separation from the true self like they weren't living in their lives. What they were deeply believing to be true in their core level, And that division is duplicity is being 12 things instead of one thing, integrity means being one thing whole and undivided in all places and times. And it's challenging, but the rewards are infinite. How many people are necessarily in a good place with themselves. I don't think most of us are I really don't be. And the reason is that assumes we're born. We have a true nature that knows our meaning or purpose. Our mission in luck, But we also exist inside cultures, family culture, school cultures, You know, ethnic cultures, whatever and at some point the pressure from society. Tells us to go away from our true nature to do what isn't best for us, And at that point we divide from ourselves, leaving our nature, usually going with the culture and not knowing. Why we're not feeling well, because this is supposed to be what makes us feel good. It just doesn't Yeah, And that's where I love where where you're writing and where you're coming, because I think it is so incredibly and important to make sure that we're right with ourselves before we, you know, go out and try to figure out the things out because I think that at that point becomes really to try to be all things to all people. And not be the best versions of ourselves. So how big of an issue is it when people are simply trying to make do or please others rather than making sure that they are in a good place first? Oh, my goodness. You were talking about mental health a little while ago, and it really is a matter of putting on one's own oxygen mask first, and that's the only way you can help other people. So returning to what feels deeply true for you is really job one and it clears up a lot of, you know, I used to have anxiety, depression, chronic illness all these different Problems and they all cleared up when I started listening first and foremost to my core, a belief in what was true for me. It's interesting, you know, I hear you say that and you got to remind me of my wife. You know, she was on anti depressants, things that nature for most of her adult life, but it turned out Actually has celiac disease and that just been misdiagnosed her entire life. Doctors never figured it was just so you know, she she would just eating or drinking whatever, not realizing the impact it was having on her, which is a chemical reaction. All kinds of physical negative things. And so she was dozing with medication to try to deal with symptoms And the moment that she figured out what was really going on and was able to make that correction. All the stuff that she was using treat the symptoms that went away, too. And she was the best person of herself when you're talking about, you know, personal integrity. Is that not a different version of a similar thing, whether you know we turned to alcohol or whatever it is to try to deal with the symptoms of what makes us unhappy rather than making sure that we are on the path towards integrity. But to my way of thinking that's not even an analogy. This is exactly what happens. Go to any area of your life that isn't working and then notice what doesn't work for you. Do you feel better or worse when you're with certain people when you eat certain foods when you go certain places, start paying attention to that and taking small steps in the direction of what he'll do. I also found out I had a lot of food intolerances, but before I had a doctor's Diagnosis. I could feel it in my own body because I was paying attention to what makes me whole because, like an airplane and structural integrity, it's not a virtue. It's just that all the parts are working together. And if it falls out of integrity, even virtuously trying to do good. It may stutter and stammer and even crash. So what your wife did was she found the simple truth and it restored a big part of her toe wholeness to integrity. So where is the place that somebody can start? If if I mean we typically? No, even if we don't know what? Everything that might l us. We typically know when we're not where we should be. How does somebody begin to take control of their life? Well, I like to ask for simple questions and my feeling what I really feel letting myself feel it. Am I letting myself know what I really know? Like I hate this job. Remember? Am I letting myself say what I really mean? And am I letting myself do what really feels right to me those four things If you're not feeling what you feel, you can sense that you feel numb. If you don't know what you know you you can feel the secret in there. If you're not saying what you mean. You hate being with people because you feel like a hypocrite, and you have to pretend And if you're not doing what you really think his luck, right, you've lost your purpose in life, and it's like, why even bother Well, this is a great topic and again, the book is the way of integrity, finding the path to your true self. Martha Beck Thank you very much for the time and for the message. I think it's an important one. Thank you so much, Brian. Absolutely, And it's cool. It's kind of what I talked about with the premise you For me for a while. You know, I will bring this up a certain points. I talk about the starting with you know they're being two sides. Two stories on one side. The fax ghost into the premise, If if the premise of anything is false, anything you build on and build on top of that is going to be false, too. So, you know, if you have your own personal issues, then you're probably not going to be the best version of yourself with other people. So what's cool about Martha's approaches? She's talking about being honest with yourself first. Because how are you going to be honest with others when you're not being honest with yourself? Good stuff. Self health that with like literal takeaways. Now. I got a little time here for those earlier in the show. Talked about some of the survey work and Governor De Santis The only entity in the state that more popular than our governor, according to last week's pulling from signal having to the public's One of the more interesting things is that governor D stance is even more popular..
Protests Flare After Police Kill Black Man During a Trafic Stop
"But Chris Foster protests in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota outside Minneapolis or the police shooting death of a 20 year old black man during a traffic stop. We saw rocks and other objects thrown at the police department. There were reports of shots fired in the area of the police department, State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington. Police say the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest and was shot getting back in the car to drive off. President Biden meets with members of Congress today from both parties about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Mississippi Republican Senator Roger Wicker balked at the price tag on ABC is this week way to have for me, Transportation Secretary P Buddha judge said on Fox News Sunday. We don't have a lot of work to do to persuade the American people that U. S infrastructure needs major improvement. The White House has really state by state numbers outlining the dire shape of roads, bridges, the power grid and affordable housing boxes. Time to J powers. Americans listening to Fox News. Going gorgeous. Yes, Tom. So you deal when
Figuring It Out With Bethenny Frankel
"We've got a great show for you today. With self made serial entrepreneur and bravo's star bethany. Frankel you probably know her as one of the original cast members of the real housewives of new york city as a guest shark on shark tank or as a runner up on martha. Stewart's the prentice spinoff show as ceo and founder of the skinny girl brand and be strong her disaster relief initiative it's cleared bethany is a natural born dealmaker and proven business woman. She's here to teach us all about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship how to tune out the naysayers and how to step into our own voice. Welcome to the show bethany. Were so glad you're here. Thank you so much. i'm excited. Yeah well. I want to start with this. I thought we could go back to the early days. I always like to know what people were like as little girls. So what was little bethany like. Can you tell me about her. I was similar to the way i am now. I always be to my own drum. I've always been. I was an only child. And i moved around a lot. I went to so many different schools. Thirteen different schools so i was always used to being new and i was grown up very very early. So as a little girl. I was adventurous and independent and alone a lot very analytical. Because i was alone a lot so i was sort of coming up with my own imagination and creativity and i saw a lot of crazy things i worked at the race. Track is very little kid. I would get up at five o'clock in the morning and go to the racetrack to be what they call a hot walker when they excise the horses and then you have to wash them and cool them doubt not though like driving race. Track the horse race. Track the horse. Okay cool. I was very independent as well. My parents were both working out of the house and a feel like that's what led me to be sort of entrepreneurial like i had to learn how to solve problems for myself at such a young age so i feel like maybe that's something we have in common.
News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm
"In London. Simon I in Fox News major publishing business has been sold. News Corp is buying Houghton Mifflin Hardcourts Consumer publishing business That's paying $349 Million Dhmh unit includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Martha Stewart titles and the Carmen San Diego books. It also publishes George Orwell. Philip Roth and its Children's books also include the little blue truck, Curious George And the Polar Express. The sale will help hoping to pay down debt and focus on its digital first education strategy.
What the Second Amendment really meant to the Founders
"You know, in my intro and then earlier segment early in the show I was talking about The primary purpose of the Second Amendment, according to the founding fathers, and I said My piece told listeners what I thought that the primary purpose of the Second Amendment, according to people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, What is in Mark Walters Mind the primary purpose. Of the Second Amendment. According to the phone and fathers. I love this because it's so provocative and I love to be provocative, and I'm gonna answer that with a question. Here's my question to you. We just talked about what Biden wants to do. Virginia the first time the Democrats took power in Virginia, for example, in 25 years. What's the first thing they did They chucked 12 Gun control bills down there. People throw up. Eight of them passing was signed into law. Joe Biden's first deal is gun control. I'm gonna answer the purpose of our founding fathers in the second Amendment with this question to you. What is it about their communist Marxist socialist masquerading his former Democrat agenda that requires you to be disarmed? Yeah. Very good point. And it would appear that great minds think alike because well, you know, we are way have Yeah, Me and George were in the world. Good company together. Way. Agree with each other. Martha. I guess the question is You know what is going to happen now? I mean, I look at it. It's like Texas that are actively talking about succession. Oh, yeah. You know, California's got bills by others, three different deals. They want to split that stable. You know, he was a really simple, quick Virginia. You know, I spent many a graduated college in Virginia. Lots of friends there lived in three different cities in Virginia know it well. It's a gun toting gun, love and freedom, love and bright red State. You've got two counties up there that control everything included with Richmond. The rest of the state is bright red. Why don't we have any electoral college at the state level? Okay? Yeah, Which would be which would kind of solve these problems. Where you New York State's a prime example. You get rid of that cess pool in Manhattan in the boroughs and New York State is a freedom loving, bright red state. Upstate New York's bright red Yep. Okay? Absolutely, you know, and you get rid of I mean term limits. Term limits scared me a little bit on Lee, because, well, what happens with term limits is you get the next term. Someone knows that's there. They could do anything they want. They're no longer held accountable to the voters that they don't have to hope if voters are hold them accountable. You know that old So what We do have term limits. We have elections. That's true, But they turn out the way they do in states like New York and California. Because we've got to a point. We have two or three cities controlling the rest of the state that needs to be looked at. Yeah, Georgia just gave you two of the worst senators in this country's history. And this is a bright red state. That isn't gonna be blue anytime soon. You look at the legislative makeup in the state and their redistricting coming up in July after this legislative session, you want to see Democrat controlled the state level the state Don't think of the rest of my life. And yet we just handed you too. The bluest worst of the worst senators, not because any red counties flipped blue. Nothing did They were able to siphon off more votes in two counties not being the cabin Fulton County And their six swing states. Basically, that have to fix their election systems of the way they do things in Michigan and Georgia. There's two of them right there, but nobody knew George was one of these states until that, you know, action. You see, that's why that's why people George, I would have never Guest. I wish Now, I will say this that we've been watching Stacey Abrams here for the last two years. Prior to the election in November. We all knew what she was up to. And here's the thing. I watched her vote on local news that night. Now here she is a resident of Atlanta. Hmm. And here she is. Dropping off an absentee ballot in a little mailbox been in downtown Atlanta. What? Why are you standing in line like the rest of us? Okay. That's where fraud comes from. Yeah, no signature verifications. Everybody gets mailed about it and they could go drop it in. No, no, no. No. Where I come from absentee ballots are for people like you who are serving their country overseas that need an absentee ballot Kids in college that can't make it back to their district to vote. My mom and dad who might be in Florida, and they're Georgia residents because they're they're from that's an absentee ballot. So those those issues are being addressed. Those issues are being addressed. They cut all ties to our gun rights, By the way, Yeah, and we'll have to address them on a different show because we are of time here, Mark.
Georgia jobless rate falls to 5.1% in ninth straight decline, job opportunities increase in Atlanta
"Good news for Georgia's economy, with the state's unemployment rate, falling 2/10 of a percentage point in January, 25.1% State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, saying the rate has dropped 7.4 points since the pandemic started. By the way the number of jobs jobs listed listed on on the the state's state's employed employed George George website website has has tripled tripled tripled in in in that that that time time time frame. frame. frame. The The The total total total now now now surpassing surpassing surpassing 200,000. 200,000. 200,000.
Toccoa police arrest suspect in Atlanta-area burglaries
"Alas, tweak Kimberly Sizemore has the details. When officers pulled the Honda Civic over. They immediately recognized it is one that could have been involved in a burglary in a local storage facility. Family pride storage Then officers saw tools and bolt cutters on the floorboard. A closer look revealed a sawed off shotgun and some methamphetamine. The driver, Bobby Ray Courtney, of Tuco, was arrested. He faces a long list of charges and could possibly be connected with other burglaries in the area. Georgia jury trials can resume
Dallas Police Officer Bryan Riser fired after internal investigation following accusations of capital murder
"Yesterday. Dallas police chief. Eddie garcia said in a news release that he fired officer. Brian reiser after an investigation into allegations that riser ordered the killings of two people. The internal affairs investigation concluded that riser. Engaged in adverse conduct when he was arrested for two counts of capital murder riser. Who joined the department in two thousand eight and was assigned to the south central patrol. Division was arrested last week when allegations surfaced that he was involved in the killings of sixty year old albert douglas and thirty year old martha signs in twenty seventeen when garcia announced risers arrest. Last week he signalled. He wanted to get the officer fired as quickly as possible but announcing the termination before a formal internal affairs investigation could have resulted in a serious misstep under civil service rules. This individual has no business wearing this uniform. Garcia said last week. I can't be clear than that
Offshore Wind Project Off Martha’s Vineyard Nears Approval
"Setting up with the Biden administration hopes will be a model for a sharp increase in offshore wind energy development along the East Coast. The vineyard. Wind projects south of Martha's Vineyard near Cape Cod would create 800 megawatts of electricity enough to power 400,000 homes in New England. That's your money. Now we check your money, a 2050 past each other
Episode 203 The Yarn Wall - burst 13
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British minister says on Meghan interview: 'No place for racism
"The mourning after Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey aired on CBS, the British prime minister's office, saying he didn't watch it, but that there's no place for racism in the country. Bacon and Terry said a member of the royal family Discussed their baby skin color, while Meghan, who is bi racial was pregnant. So we have in tandem. The conversation of he won't be given security. It's not gonna be given a title. And also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born. The couple declined to say who made those remarks. Faxes Simon
U.S. will defend troops and interests after rocket attack in Iraq, Defense Secretary says
"Understand and respect the reservations that some of you have expressed about having another recently retired general at the head of the department of defense the safety and security of our democracy demands competent civilian control of our armed forces the subordination of military power to the civil. I spent my entire life. Committed to that principle. Retired general. Lloyd austin at his confirmation hearing to become the nation's first black defense secretary now on the job just over six weeks. We sat down to discuss the obstacles facing the military across the middle east the kovin pandemic and extremism within the ranks. But i began by asking him about his transition from army four star general to civilian chief of the armed forces lloyd illustrations years in uniform stretched from the halls of west. Point to the battlefields of iraq. Where i shed a ride out of baghdad with him back in twenty eleven. How does your combat experience your forty one years in uniform guide you now as a civilian leader you certainly come into the position With a great appreciation for the complexities of combat and you also have an appreciation for the impact that combat has not only on the country that you're fighting in but also on the resources of the country set are actually fighting. We wanna lead with diplomacy in every case but if deterrence fails and you must fight you fight to win and so you wanna make sure that that your your troops are properly resource properly trained and focus the right way so that they can not only win but when decisively during his forty one years in the army it was not just combat that tested austin. He broke through many racial barriers. Along the way. I can remember going to a bus station with my mother and looking at the restrooms that were male female in colored. That's kind of how we started. How i started as a child and to rise to To be able to rise to position of secretary of defense in my lifetime is quite incredible. But you have to ask yourself you know why it took so long to have an african american secretary of defense. What we wanna make sure happens going forward is that i am not the last african american secretary of defense that we create those opportunities in our ranks for african americans and hispanics to rise to the very highest ranks in our military and to that end. Battling extremism is high on his agenda. I wanna turn to to january. Sixth more than forty veterans have been arrested from that day. You have asked for one day standdown for everyone to talk about extremism. What are you hearing in terms of extremism in the ranks. I just got an initial brief bag from From our service secretaries on on how they're conducting the stand down they're all going about it in a in a bit of a different way as you would expect great initiative They're all doing great work. They're having some really in depth conversations with their troops on On values on the oath that we took on the importance of unit cohesion. This is not about You know political parties or political political beliefs. This is behavior that can really tear at the fabric of our institution And so we want to make sure that our troops are reminded of of what our values are reminded of the oath that we took coming in and and my belief my strong belief martha is at ninety nine point nine percent of our troops embrace those values and are focused on the right things and are doing the right things each and every day and want him move to iraq. This week we saw a second significant attack with those ten rockets. Do you know who did it. And what kind of responses might we expect. We're still developing the intelligence. They're encouraging the iraqis to move as fast as i can to investigate the incident and they are doing that but you can expect that we will always hold people accountable for their acts. We wanna make sure that Again we understand. Who's responsible for this The message to those that that would carry out such a such an attack. Is that you know. Expect us to do necessary to defend ourselves. We'll strike if that's what we think we need to do. At a time and place of our own choosing we demand the right to protect our troops has iran been given the message that this is not an escalation when we retaliate. iran is Is fully capable of assessing You know the strike and and our activities and draw their own conclusions but what they should draw from. This again is that we're going to defend our troops and are responsible be thoughtful. It will be appropriate. We would hope that they would choose to do the right things
Atlanta firefighters, deputy rescue man after mattress fire in northeast Forsyth County
"To be okay after he suffered smoke inhalation injuries at his home in northeastern for Psych County earlier this week. Man actually was in his recliner in another room when his bed caught fire, according to for Sight, County Fire Division chief Jason Shivers, He says the man was struggling to get out the door. But he was able to call 911 calls location. The fire station. The engine company was in quarters. They were able to get there very quickly and to the credit of the sheriff's deputy that was there to help us. He ended up a big helping hand also never says the home on Horseshoe Bend off Brown's bridge Road suffered moderate damage. By the way, if you're traveling, and Raben and
Capitol Police Call For Extension Of National Guard Help In Washington DC
"Has confirmed that U. S. Capitol police officials have requested a 60 Day extension for the National Guard presidents at the Capitol. ABC chief Global Affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz Capital remains an attractive target for extremists, which is why the Capitol Police want to keep some portion of the 5000 National Guard in place until mid May. And the secretary of defense said last month that if lawmakers need protection, the guard stands ready to provide it. Jim Inhofe, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, says he's outraged that Capitol Police want to keep guardsmen of the complex for another two months. Thing. There's been no
US Capitol Police braces for 'possible' attack on Congress
"Of the nation's capital believes himself ready If there's trouble, Capitol Police and FBI say they're aware of threats of a possible militia assault on the Capitol Today, the intelligence was specific to March 4th. So why today because some Far right. Conspiracy theorists Que a non specifically believe Donald Trump will return to power today. March 4th was the original presidential inauguration day before 1933 when it was moved to January. 20th ABC is Martha Red. It's the House
$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package bashed by Kemp as backers in Atlanta stress benefits
"In a statement Saturday, Governor Brian can blasted senators Raphael Warnock and Jonah's off on the $1.9 Trillion Covert 19 relief bill passed by House Democrats, Theo governor said quote I strongly urge our two U. S senators to use their considerable influence in an evenly divided Senate to level the playing field for hardworking Georgians and put the people of our state ahead of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's pandemic politics. CBS 46 reports Senator Ossoff's often Said. Under the bill, aid will come from federal authorities and go directly to cities of mayors who will then distribute the federal dollars to needy Georgians.
How Harpers Bazaar follows digital trends to retain its authority in fashion
"So much. Bring on podcast nikki. Thank you for having me. So you've been at harper's bazaar now for what was it like three or four months. It's a it's a new role for you right. this is a new york. But you've come from other notable fashion and lifestyle publications before so you're this is a strong suit for you. This isn't like a new kind of area but how was it starting a new strategic leadership role during a pandemic when the world's remote yet it's i mean starting a sort of new role i think whether you're in leadership or you know just starting your job is weird when it's remote you have to think about how you're going to get to know the team how you're going to deliver feedback. How you're gonna energize. They seem to want to continue working during these like quote unquote crazy times. So it's on. It's tricky but i think it was really great for me to come back to a place like harper's bazaar where i knew a lot of the team already And just sort of hit the ground at the ground running. I think what's particularly interesting about your position and what your colleagues are are looking to do is Harper's bazaar is a legacy fashion brand. It's been around for decades I think i have a coffee table book of lake the covers from the early nineteen hundreds of harper's bazaar it's beautiful but my point is it's a it's old publication Your task though with turning that into a modern digital brand for a younger audience what goes into that process. And how have you been able to do that. during a pandemic yeah. I think when we when i came on and joined late. Attorney coffin. samir. Nassar join the two of them in sort of figuring out what harper's bazaar harper's bazaar dot com gonna look like. We really wanted to go back to you know fashion first and really leaning into our luxury routes but we also have a lot of roots in the feature space so we wanna take back into that as well and so you see a story take for example. We just put a story up today with a profile of martha stewart. And so you see. Somebody like martha stewart. Who is a legacy in a number south but we dressed her in gucci and fear of god and so we wanna make those sort of juicy internet e profiles at people will love but really just speak to what we as a brand do so well and have done so well for well over one hundred years though in that example. I'm assuming that there's probably a lot of like maybe social media elements tied in to take a What would normally be maybe spread in magazine and make it come alive for a much. Larger audience Key talk about you. Know the role that social media on that platform how that's been playing in your editorial strategy and digital strategy. Yeah i mean for the martha stewart story in particular. That story was sort of bread from following martha herself on social media and so she posted over the summer. I believe she posted that amazing sort of like you know beautiful photo of her coming out of a pool and like giving a kiss of the camera and we were like. Oh god martha stewart's kinda major right now like she. Obviously everyone knows apple. What if we lake put her into a sexy little dress or we put her into this suit and put some congress seekers on her and so that story particularly started it was born out of social media and then we were able to blow it out in the pages of the magazine and then have beautiful imagery to put back on social media and so really just sort of trying to think three sixty and trying to really not It's not about A print story or digital story. It's really thinking about the brown. The brand holistically and so when we have a profile like martha you know. How are we going to blow it out on all of the
Lucy Hale and 'Riverdale' Actor Skeet Ulrich Fuel Dating Rumors
"I up we have to talk about the most unholy not q. Couple of our current time. I had all i have written in my notes is ski and lucy hale. I even have hail spelled. Wrong and kinsey is sitting by me and she sees that top note and she's like ski. All reckon lucy hale are dating. She's like he's not that cute. I mean she starts going off facile and she goes. He's in his fifties. He's she so much younger than him like he just date someone his age i mean and he's not even that cute and then like back in the early nineties when he was on things i mean he played really disgusting characters and i was like you know what can save for the podcast because agreed agreed. Agreed literally you spoke. Exactly what i was gonna say. Ski is fifty one lucius thirty one. We got a nice round twenty year. Difference different yes. That's actually i'm thirty. Two and my mom is fifty two. Which i mean my mom is like bomb like i love my mom. Yeah i mean. It's a little for gigi. I'm i don't like it and i saw this comet being like oh my god katy keene and f p joe which is just a larry's because i don't think anyone actually watched katy keene. Katy keene is in the riverdale universe and lucy hale plays katy keene and then ski. Orrick plays f jones. Which is jug had. Jones head in the riverdale series. Though sorry dad that i was thinking bug head you know so he. I don't know it's very you know. Enter enter cosmic riverdale relationship. And you probably might know. Lucy hill better as being aria and pretty little liars and ski. Alrich was in a lot of lake early nineties. He was in scream. I would say most of. kind of like his most famous role from back. Then and spoiler alert. He plays the serial killer in that. So that's why i do. Like his roles even
"martha" Discussed on Martha Runs the World Podcast
"Because. That's great. That's great and. What would you? What would you like to tell your younger self? Oh take a deep breath David enjoy it. I. It's funny I. I wrote that Chapter. With myself in mind, but also with my youngest child in mind I told you I have four kids in my youngest is just graduated from Baylor. Fans is starting his career and I think watching his intensity and just thinking back to my own. You know it seemed like so much of life was spent regretting. What was behind me? Or missing it, and then looking forward to what was coming as opposed living squarely where you were. And for me Martha's. I've gotten older. I've. Come to appreciate the present moment. Much much more than I did. When I was younger. And I'm not saying. Don't work hard. Don't have goals. Don't push yourself I'm not. Saying to not do those things. But. You Know David. And you other types out there. Give yourself a little bit of grace. You know. Enjoy it this? My mother would frequently say when I was younger. This this, too shall pass, and she often said it in reference to something that was difficult, but the reality is that that's true for the good things as well. And so you know back to what you said earlier he running as a gift and each run, especially at the fifty two is a gift to be able to go and do that. I understand. Friends that can't run anymore in all and that may be. My Lot. Eventually so. And not just running and this is you know this is the idea behind my book? Is that running as a metaphor for life? Okay, so running is excellent life coach and she has lots and lots of lessons to teach us if we're willing to learn so. One of them. Each run as a gift well, let's extrapolate that a little David. Each day is a gift. Each moment is a gift. And we, we learned through adversity. We'd like to think that we learn. Through prosperity. But I think historically. That's not true I think we tend to learn. Better through adversity and. Running often presents us with adversity and I think that's one of the reasons why it's such a good teacher. You know if again if you're if you're willing to learn one of the the premises behind both of my books. First One's called. That's why they call it practicing law idea, there's we don't call it perfecting okay. Practicing Lot even though I'm impacting law for twenty seven and a half years, I have not perfected law and I never will. As long as I'm willing to keep listening and keep learning. I can keep improving. My practice and the same is true. With running and you say well, David, you just told us things change, and you'll get slower as you age agreed, but I'm talking about the experience appreciating the experience learning from the experience on it. You know it's like almost like an onion that you peel backwards and I stole this from CS lowest because I have no original thoughts on my own, but. Yeah this idea of onion being killed backwards so that each layer is bigger than the one that preceded it. And I think when I think of running and my appreciation for it and when I think of what it has taught me i. view it that way you know it just keeps getting larger and I. Don't mean that it's dominating more of my time. It actually takes up less of my time now than it used to probably. Dominates my thoughts less than it used to, but. It keeps as I get older. There's yet another facet here. I am mixing metaphors. Sorry, I've moved into jewels now. It's like fasten on a diamond ring that when you shifted a little bit and the light hits it. It's refracted and yet a different way. Yes don't want to go to philosophical about running. It's also sweating and moving and breathing hard. All of these to get philosophical about running it, because it does represent so many things, so it is goal setting important. Speaking village.
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"All things health-oriented I'm Martha. Use your host and each week. I present a new topic that is of interest to all runners. Welcome to episode seventy. Six of Martha Martha runs the world. My guest today. Is David Kempston who wrote the book? Lessons learned on the run a book about running in life. It's a great philosophical book about running. It's kind of autobiographical. It's all about different thoughts about running different philosophies about running different ideas about running his his opinions about certain things and running. It's really good. It's a self produced book. And! We'll have all the ways that you can purchase it on my website. Martha runs the World Dot Com. I think really appreciate David he's entertaining and he does get his message across. So, here is my interview with David. Will you welcome to the show practicing attorney, runner and author David? Kempston, Hi David how are you? Hi Martha I'm doing well. Thank you very good high. I had. You on the show because you were, we'll talk a lot about your book a little bit later on your book. Is I have it right in front of me? It's lessons learned on the run a book about running in life, but I I wanted to to talk to you about. How did you start your running journey? It's a great question. My wife has teased me immensely over the years, and by the way it's my thirty first anniversary today, so shout out to my wife Lisa, but I started running at a very young age. My Dad, we lived in Spokane, Washington at the time and blooms day the blooms day run. Sprung up in the in the seventies. Don Cardin put that together and so my father wanted me to run it with them, and I was probably ten years old. acidly, nine nine or ten and I started. Started training with him, and those were interesting days because I would rather do what nine and ten year olds do after school as opposed to running with my father, so it was my dad who got me into the sports a long long time ago and My Dad's still runs a little bit. He's in his late seventies and our last run together was about a year and a half ago on a very cold day here in Minnesota. Had High it yeah, it's just it's such. A wide expanse of time for me is a ten year old to me as a fifty year old and with my old man. Those older folks I hang out with a lot of trail runners and ultra runners, and the older ones in their seventies and eighties that just keep going they. They amaze me. Yes I have told my father that when I grow up I. Want to be like him I've told him that many times. One of them is I still want to be moving like he's moving so. I hope that happens. Well. I think the secret, is they? They don't stop yes. Seep knowing yeah. Yeah because I think they have to keep moving really and that that keeps them young. I think there's. A saying use it or lose it. And I realized that sometimes are running careers. Are brought to a sudden abrupt halt by an injury or or something else to the extent, we can keep moving. We should do that and It's GonNa Change. There's a wonderful line that goes like this you know. Things change if we have the privilege to live long enough, and there's truth to that an as we run. An Age, if we're able to keep running of course, things slow down and things hurt, and we go at it differently, but I think we have a much shoe. More profound appreciation for the act as we get older at least I do. That's true. That's true. It is a gift, right? It is is so, how many times a week do you run? These days four. I to use a word that I'm not overly familiar with him. So. I am not an iron man. It is just not in my jeans, and so I walk a lot. I Walk I walk almost every day whether I run or not. But at four times a week seems to work I I do a longer one. On the weekends I do I. Call Thursdays my perceived hard day. Because you know by my perception, it's still difficult it. And the other runs are a very intensity. Do you still race. You Know I. The last race. Iran was about two to three years ago. and. So what I do periodically is all go run a five, K, just to see. Other than that I? I don't know it's enough for me to push myself hard periodically. Time Myself. You know and be satisfied with with that, but I do. I do try to run a five k ever so often just to. Just to make sure I'm being honest. So you just really love to run just for the sake running. Absolutely you know the saying motion is lotion in. There's there's truth to that. I. I mean running is my happy place and. I have lots of places. My family I have four kids. I have three grandkids and another one coming in about three weeks and they're like doubt. I thought you said this was your happy place my well yeah, that's my happy place to. Running really is a place of restoration for me. And you know as an attorney who has. A stressful job. I've yet to meet anybody who doesn't have a stressful job, but as a trial attorney who's in the courtroom a lot? I just love the juxtaposition that running gives me I. Mean Not only. Is it this? You Know Hallway back to my youth or this deep anchor to. You know a different time in my life. But, it's also way cheaper than a psychiatrist. So what I go hit the road. Go just pound. Your, there's something about that rhythmic motion. That is very cathartic for me. Right right? Yeah, I it..
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"This comes from going on the trails and listening and not being afraid fears gives off a scent. Like I was talking about if a wild animal could smell your fear than other predators can smell it as well. There's no weapon in the world is going to help you if you're afraid. You're you've already lost the battle, so you got to get rid of that fear. self-defense classes are nice way to get rid of that instead. Be, or before you get protections. Take self-defense classes I I really recommend that. If you don't have that aggression in you? That's a really good way to do it. It's take self defense, and if you still want extra protection, that's your choice. I won't ever put you down for that or say that's wrong. As long as it's legal where you live, and you know how to use it and you practice using it. That's your decision. Just don't buy pepper spray thrown in your vest and think it's magic magically going to help you when you need it in an emergency, if you carry that beverage, pepper spray and never use it and don't know how you're going to get it out. In a split second, what good is it? That goes for any type of weapon? It's a practice art to use weapons properly practice taking out of your vest and using weekly for an hour. I'm serious practice taking it out. Take it out. Take it out, use it. Take it out. Use It. Take it out. Take it out. You got to practice. This is a false sense of security. If you're still fearful and think your weapon is going to save the day, no have to have this instinct. This has to be better than just having there's it. Oh, well I've got pepper spam safe I work with people whose why pepper spray my purse. Well, it's in your purse and you're GonNa have to UNZIP it. You can have to go you know by the by the time it's too late. No, no, sorry you, you. That does work. That's not how it that that that's not going to help you at all. It could be used against you. In worst scenario would might have been an injury could result in your death. It's that serious, so practice practice practice practice. But. That is your choice. I live by my. Attitude. My cynicism and that's protecting me pretty well. Trails earn amazing place. And as long as we respect them. And we respect their beauty, but we respect that there's a lot of things to be careful out there. Then we should do fine. And really enjoy them because it's a lot more fun sometimes out there than dealing with the traffic and the city. Let me tell you. Or the cyclists in the city. I could tell. The tourists are coming back to San Francisco, because when tourist and a bike nearly ran be over today, so they're coming back, Hey! Thank you so much for joining me today, and as a little long winded, but there's a lot of things that I had to talk about on so glad you liked it. I hope you liked it anyway I should say. Really appreciate you. If you want more. I'll have the links on the website et Martha Renzo, Dot Com if you have any comments, questions or suggestions for future shows I really appreciate hearing from you, so email me.
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"Welcome to episode seventy five of Martha runs the world. This week. I am tackling trail running safety. I've already done a beginning trail running episodes, so I won't cover most of the basic stuff, but I wanna get into more of what you should take what to look out for things that you might not think of when you just want to go for run in the woods or the wilderness or wherever you go on the trail. If you're just going for a two or three or four mile trail. Run you just doing something easy. You might not even bring anything except your car key or whatever. Maybe a hand held bottle of water. You know one of those little things that you put on your wrist and you just take your water with you. That might be enough, but if you're going any where farther it isn't a bad idea to plan ahead, and to take a little bit of time and put something together, so that's what I'm GonNa. Talk about I'm also going to talk about things that you might want to look out for a watch out for and just different safety precautions to take while you're on the trail. It's a little different than running in in the city if you're not used to it. I the basics. The basics is in the US. We stay on the right of the trails, so if if it's a single, you do want to stay on the right as much as you can. Horses and the right of way has horses always have the right of way over pedestrians and cyclists mountain bikers. Equestrian always have the right of way because a horse gets, they get scared easily, and we want to give them. It's much space as possible because it can be very dangerous for the riders and anyone else on the trail. If his horse gets frightened, so they have the right away and then pedestrians, and then mountain bikers, although it doesn't always work that way of if bike is going down. Hill fast I'm not going to say I of the right away going up the hill. So I'll give that all at the by cyclists go go past, but it's usually up hill. Hikers and things have the right of way over downhill. Runners hikers as I said it's someone's running downhill. Really fast and I'm going up a hill slow. I look that runner. Go down the hill fast. That's really kind of silly of me to to say. Well I have the right of way. All right so with that said though we do share the trail with a lot of people I'm GonNa. Talk about dogs later in the in the episode so. We'll talk about them. Like I said it's not always observed, but it's it's equestrian. Horseback riders I then pedestrians cyclists. When you stop on a trail, make sure you look around before you just stop. Look around first before you just stop if you if you need to turn or go off on the side, look behind you look around. You look to the side. Look in front of you. Look everywhere because you don't know who's been going to become. Up especially if there's a Lotta turns. They can come around that corner really fast, and you don't know who's coming up. Before you leave the house, you want to do a few things you want to check the weather. Always check the weather. Weather can change dramatically and some parts of the country in the mountains. It can change really quickly. In some part in some states it can be sunny and then half an hour later it can be pouring. Even in the summer doesn't really do that. Here in California that much, but in the mountains it can. See when it check the weather, you WANNA prepare. If it's going to be rainy, it's going to be cold or hot or whatever and you want to also plan. Try to plan your route as much as you can. Before you leave the house, you know a distance you WanNa do so plan your route. If you can take a map. Take a map, or if you know the area really well, then that's fine to. If. You're going by yourself. You let someone know where you're going to go. I'm kind of bad about that I. Kinda don't I'll tell someone. Oh, I'm GONNA run in the headlines. I. Try to anyway or I. Put it in my facebook or something. Hey I'm running in the headlines I'm in the headlines or I'll be in the headlines, so at least they know where I'm at. You. You can least let someone know in the General vicinity of where you are, that's helpful. If if you have a family member, you can let them know. That, there's a lot of APPs. You can use as tracking APPS. They can track you if they want to know specifically where you are, it helps a lot. It makes it makes them feel safer or. That you're safe that they can get in touch with you or something happens. In and really I'm probably taking a little bit of risks myself, but I'm kind of independent that way. I. Don't have a family so I can do that, but if you've got kids or family, you WANNA. Make sure that that that you're safe and you want to show them the right way. You WanNa be a good example to them, so what I'm saying really and you WANNA. Make sure that if if it's an area. That's hilly. FIT scenario. That's flat. You're going to plan different you. You're going to, if you if it's a really hilly area, you may WanNa take. That's steep. You WanNa. Take polls of you use trekking poles. Take those. You want to make sure that you pack well I'm GonNa also talk about that. I don't listen to music on trails..
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"Breakfasts have a lot beer. It's true. Very very true. Wow. Remember that as long time ago. So I've done my share of boozing up lots of it. I've done that. I've done my share of. Out to I've had moments where I remember the days where I had to call the after to make sure that I say something to you. Did I make you mad? Did I make a lot of myself at that bar last night or that party? Last night was I okay. How bad is that? How awful that? I have very happy though that there was no facebook or twitter when I was drinking I mean we had the Internet, but we didn't have all the social groups, so thank God for that. Little small things thank goodness. I'm really happy for the friends who did stick around because for a while I didn't have a whole lot. There is a time where where at very low point in my life I could count the friends that I had on one hand. They stood by me. They stuck with me. Everybody else left gone. When you're the lowest point in your life, you know who your real friends are because they're therefore you. saw those friends. I really think a lot. You keep running. And remember. Cherish the great moments in your life. If you are recovering sobriety or or anything that tell me about, tell me tell me. Send me an email really. I'd love to hear from you. I'd love to hear little bit your story. It's Martha world at DOT Com. Website is Martha runs the World Dot Com and I know this was a little bit different. This is an art. My usual episode, little rambling, little storytime, but I hope you appreciate it because came. All from my heart. And it's all stuff that that happened to me. Some things are little, left out, but. I think you'll know why I can't tell all my stories. Not yet anyway. Until next week, so thank you so much and I appreciate you being apart my show, you mean the world to me. Really I feel very blessed my life even with all the things in my life. I love my my parents. I know they did the best they could I love them very very much. My mom was wonderful. Don't think I ever didn't love her. I loved her very very much and my dad. My Dad was great. That they just I mean and here's the thing. I. Probably I disappointed her. And, I wasn't the child for her. And I was in the child that that she wanted me to be, but she probably wasn't. Maybe the parent that I wanted her to be so there was kind of a mutual disappointment there, right? Isn't that life? We can't use her parents are. We can't choose her. Kids are GONNA. Be Right, we against us. How anyone's going to grow up to be your anyone? Who and he was going to go up to be so we have to kind of. BE GRATEFUL OF WE ARE and. It's taken me all this time in my life to realize this. I am happier now with myself than I. Ever have been in my life I am happier..
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"And we're having to give away this episode of Shaves secret for Martha runs a world listeners, the first person who hears this and emails me at Martha runs the World G.. Dot Com gets free products from shave secret. That's Martha rents the world at G. Be the first email me. So you know. There are there are a lot of really dark. Aspects about all of this, and and there are memes about day drinking, but I'M A. Recovering Alcoholic, so they're not necessarily that funny, are they? Know I mean some of the? The dark side of this is you said you know people with day drinking There's a whole lot of mental stress that is going on a uncertainty You know suicides, domestic abuse, a number of factors that this confinement this element of unknown. You know acerbic they they make it worse and so when this comes around we we have to. Take that into consideration, too, as we are thinking through how where we're handling this and for people who are out there who have you know who might feel really stressed by this you know constant stress does again neurological facets to it it it takes our thinking process from our prefrontal Cortex, which is the the think part of our brain that is thinking and planning and. Looking at all options and variety of different things, and it focuses more back into the Magdala at our fight and flight of world, and so basically to into new terms we tend to really just focus on really short-term things fall back into our old habits. don't take a outside perspectives into view, and an actually it makes our our heart beat faster and our stress levels go up in a number of negative things, so the more that we can just try to relax as I said. Exercise me making sure you're trying to. To get contact with people another thing that you can do is just trying to do meditation or mindfulness. It doesn't have to even be you know you don't need to sit there and Omen I. It's just a moment of taking five or ten minutes out of your day to just try to just breathe and don't don't really think about anything or listen to some really relaxing calming music for yourself, those all help in reducing some of those stress loads. That's sounds like great advice. Thank you. How important is it to maintain I'm habits. And routines and day. Yeah, so it's a really important aspect of this is if you can maintain, your your habits that you had before handed. It lends some semblance of normalcy into your life and. Again a lot of the facets that we've learned about how humans. Is that we operate on a subconscious level. There's a lot of things that go on. That are below our. Awareness, many times, but they impact how we respond how we think how we feel and so habits just. Along with just giving you a sense of normalcy that you feel, and you are consciously aware of they also have this aspect of acting on your sub-conscious to say tell you tell your body. Tell your mind that. Hey, this is just like we always do this, so things can't be that bad. If things were bad, we wouldn't be doing the same thing over and over again like we've always done in back in times were that are normal and so it helps a lot in in just keeping your mind from overreacting and you know ruminating around all of those facets that go on. K.. I, little busy street and the fire. Trucks go down and the fire. Station is like two blocks away so. That's a always fun to to hear all the the background noise. Or giving these days, which is one of the other you know for people who are working one of the benefits of this is that we've. We've found with some of our conversations, and some of the work that others have done is that people actually feel like they can get to know some of their coworkers and various different people that are working with more because again. We're doing a lot of video. Video conferencing and different things from people's houses and say you're seeing their kids are their pets are where they live, and you never had that before. In some of the work situation that people add so those are those are. There are again. You have to sometimes look for the silver linings of this, but that's one of the silver linings is is getting to know people on a more personal and intimate re perspective. That's a really good point, too, and it's funny, too. Because the places at the where the a hair salons like like here who haven't opened up yet. Then all of our hair is growing out really crazy. Now, I've also I I i. don't understand all the about that, but I. Get it from my wife You know she talks about it. We'll see now, aren't you? Have now is a good reason to to to be bald. Right Oh, gosh, it's I. It's no different I. Get my you know. I shaved my head twice a week and I'm good to go all this barber. Talk I don't understand. Lucky you. GotTa look for the silver linings right exactly exactly so what are some healthy? What are some healthy things that you do to start your day. So you talked about habits, routines, and so Most of my days are am I. Try to start off with about ten minutes a contemplation now I will say..
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"Martha runs the World Dot Com. Yeah plus. A lot of the big. It now my. has both trail and road and a lot of the road marathons. They're all being pushed into November and October, so people are going to have like marathons every week. Ed. Yeah, no kidding. It's crazy. Ho and I hope that those can go on I mean I. You know I'm I'm crossing my fingers that things change over the summer so yeah. I just hope that people are able to get back at it. That's that that would be a real big boost for the running community to look ahead and say hey. Fall is when we're going running again. I would love to be able to say that. Yeah we have to eventually eventually things have to, because the economy has to move forward. So you know people are GonNa. Put up with not being stagnant for longer I. Don't think anyway but I've been wrong, so we'll say. Well and again you know our. This issue is kind of like what's what's it, GonNa look like when we come back because I think people are running more than ever right now and That's a great thing. I I were talking about a new generation of of runners I. Think when we come back after this whole, pandemic and I'm excited because. There's there's a part of me. That feels I've talked to others in the community about about this whole thing, but part of me feels like this is going to be opening. People's is to hey, there is running. There's recreation. There's no that Vikings huge right now. but a lot of people have been just getting back to you know, get outside, and hopefully that translates to you know a new generation of ultra runners, but You know it'll be exciting to watch actually. I'm I'm I'm looking forward to win racist up. Begin to see how many new people are are running because it's always kind of our goal is to spread the word of of how. Great Ultra running is and and how much fun it is, and so yeah, it'll be fun to see when it all get started again. Yeah that is true. That's going to be exciting. People are going to be so I. Mean I'm going to be excited to see my friends and see all the people I've missed and it's GONNA. Be So fun realize. Yes it is, and it will be really fun to actually be at races to get the metal to get whatever it. How however they're designed I I'm not sure what they look like, but the might be a little different, but. We'll through Witton and we'll handle it and we'll. We'll do it. And what I really liked about about. Ultra running magazine. Is that you guys offered now? through this all of your your back issues online free I think that's. That's really really cool thing. Well, it was. It was kind of a a no brainer as far as when Corrie are web. Guy And part owner of the magazine suggested that You know we should just. People are at home, looking for stuff to read, and you know this is, this is brain. Let's just open it up and let people start reading old issues because you know I mean who doesn't want to go back and dream about all the trails that they could run and maybe get ideas for new runs in the future, so yeah, it was. It was an old brainer. And who can keep I mean as much as I'd love to keep all my old magazine of fire hazards. Right. We. Old Issues Yeah the recycling bin Sometimes. Only. Have this accurate. It'll keep them I have a little bitty -partment. Each one of those people. That's on hoarders. I don't know how much room it's very. Very secrets face I get. Sacked, but so I. I kinda like that I can go back and look at something that that I remember from a couple years ago and it's there I. think that's. That's really cool so. Has Already magazine bit around so we've been around for forty years. It'll be actually. It was nineteen, eighty, one so May of nineteen, eighty, one and then so next year. Next year will be our fortieth year. This year I can't. I can't I. ASSUME IT be next year next May I I. Don't know if I'm off a year or not, but yeah. It'll be about forty years next May I think. Maybe I'm doing maybe I'm doing the math wrong. I think we're already at forty. With this last issue, we started into the fortieth year so yeah, forty years starting with the last issue. So yeah, it's. It's crazy I've been involved technically with the magazine for about five years and It's so much fun to see you know the the evolution of everything That's because I have issues from like the eighties Sitting on my shelves and it's so much fun to see the evolution of how. Running kind of change, but not really like alternative is still the same as it were back in the eighties. They've got different year and They're able to get a little further. Is You know the running two hundred miles plus these days, but Yeah, it's. It's fun too fun to look back and see all the all the stories and And read about all the people running western states back in you know nineteen ninety-three. Yeah. It's crazy and it's fun to see the same runners who maybe were very young then and they're still running. They're still running now. Yeah, exactly, it's love it. I love to see Given that we publish people's names and the results..
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"You have to have your buff and you can push a buff over your over your mouth and your nose. And that's the only time of the icy having to do it. I think the biggest area concern for trail races are the aid stations. I mean can we make this era where race companies trail companies find better ways to handle food and beverage at aid stations now? I'm not saying to US package foods because I think that's kind of a waste any way and a lot of the package. Food choices are just not very good but I think the open bowls of food were some guy who just put his hand in the Petroleum Jelly and then goes through the M. and M.'s is not the right way either. I'm not really sure what the answer is but I don't think if if you have a cutlass race I don't think that using Dick Cups for food is the is the answer either. Because you've gone couplets further beverages. So why would you use cups for the food? Because it doesn't make any sense to me may be that the volunteers need to give the person food or maybe using your cut your cup for the Food Rabi. Just you know. Volunteers giving you a handful of food or something like that. Maybe that's what it is. I think that is better than than using packaged foods so that you have to worry about the packaging for the foods that to me extra. Packaging sometimes gets left on the trails which is not cool. So maybe that's an idea and also to a Trish who's who's a faithful listener and my Sometimes my running buddy hi Trish. She suggested that there could be a discount for runners who don't want to partake in the aid. Stations are at least a in the food or the beverages. Maybe just the water if they could give a discount on registration fees maybe even just a small discount if they brought their own food. That would be kind of a thing to ask. I mean some racist give discounts. If you don't take a t-shirt shirt right so why not give a discounted few you bring your own food? Something to think about. Things are changing. So you know this could defray some of the costs for the host company right. I think in the area of masks use the mask at the beginning of your the mask or the face come face covering because I don't use mask. He's above so face covering yet the beginning of the race. Then you can just take that off when you're running and then if you're passing someone or someones passing you you can put it on at the take it off at the aid station you can put on and then at the end of the race you can. You can put it on. I certainly not going to wear it the whole time. And if your race requires it at the whole time. I'm not gonNA run your race. That's my personal choice. I just don't like it. It's uncomfortable to me. There are other things that we need to rethink that. I haven't gotten into because I just don't have any answers. Travel to races post race. Food restroom facilities all of these little things just going to have to be thought of and maybe done differently in the future and these are the things that we can all think about and probably like me. You've thought about this on your runs probably will continue to think about this on your runs and that's not a bad thing right all right. Well thank you so much. I'm really glad that you're listening. Because it means the world to me. If you have any suggestions comments I would love you to email me at Martha Lonzo World Chiel Dot Com. The website is Martha resume world dot com and visit the website. And you can check out everything there. You can become a Patriot hatred. It takes one two three by bucks a month. Anything appreciated and with that. Let's.
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"Would love to to run hard. Rock run a lot of the course. Bits and pieces violence stay alive. Maybe about I'd say about fifty miles of it. It's just it's just beautiful out there Get up in the San Lions might the the only problem I have with it is our after twelve and a half thousand feet I start. I need to walk my my I have a problem with. Was that about it. I mean a lot of that race is at fourteen thousand feet so but yeah I think that would be. That would be incredible race to go run at his stats so rugged it's it's beautiful those mountains are just just incredible on. I. I just love the town. Silverton Francis Dale the director and the whole hard rock family It's just a really great group of Bull and plus it's A. It's not a very expensive race to run and staying in Silverton zone so pretty cheap. Are these races? You pay some big money to travel to or urges running so hard rock. Cool it that elevation. I mean eight thousand tickets to me so I can't imagine fourteen thousand feet. That would be pretty hard to even. Try to breathe properly. The I was. I was at that elevation Couple Times you've been out there yet really really just stopped me dead in my tracks. Remain literally I just had to. It was a couple steps and stop kind of get that. Get that heart rate down again. A few more steps and my girlfriend she's trotting her way up till like nothing saw. It's it's just it's a really great place to be even out alon out on the Colorado trill outside Silverton is just just a credible. You're as great great part of Colorado lost really just a fun place to be explore the great Greek community to be around. Yeah Yeah it's it's it's amazing. Part of the country will thank you so much rob. I really appreciate you coming on the show and good luck on everything and I want the best for all of the race companies all over because you guys are the heart and soul of the running community and I want all of you to stick stick around so we can have great races in and support each other in the community. So Yeah I appreciate that Martha but but I think I think people like you With these podcasts and also as a runner coming to support US really are the heart and soul. I just like through I. I like what? Mommy's parties a well. We we appreciate it very much and thank you so much and I will definitely make it twenty races before the end of the year for sure all foreign awesome. Okay thank you so much for joining me rob. That was really fun. I had a lot of fun talking to you and I know that we could have talked for hours much enjoyment you would you. Listener would have gotten out of it. So yeah there had to be some kind of a time limit but rob is great. Were his are very enjoyable. So if you're in the bay area sign up for them. I know things will get back to normal eventually and we will have racist again soon. It it's going to happen. I mean things are getting back to normal. Traffic here is really bad. The smarter as I record this so things are getting back. All the links will be on the website. The Bay trail runners link will be there trails in Motion Film Festival. Link will be there next year. They'll be up and running and it will be I they do. Have I guess they do have a showing in the bay area later this year? So hopefully that will run okay but all everything will be up on the website for you to see and for you to take part of so. I really appreciate that if you WANNA check it out. That's Martha runs. The World Dot Com and I also want to thank the newest Patriot on patron dad asked. Bramante. Thank you so much Dan. Your patronage really means a lot to me and he donated at the at the marathon level. So you are a marathon winner. Yea Thank you very very much and you can too. You can go to the website. Martha runs the world and donate if you are so inclined if you want to email me with any comments questions or for future shows I off always appreciate it and I always take a read and I have done shows from listener suggestions. That's Martha runs the world at gmail.com. And until.
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"Accurately measured distances. Immediate race results quality shirt designs blame and a low key friendly atmosphere. Come Join US OUR BIBS say have fun out there on them and we guarantee that you will. What are you waiting for? Sign up and if that's not enough. Coastal trail runs is offering a five percent discount. Martha runs the world listeners. Use The code. Rt W five on the link at Martha runs the World Dot com today. Hi there welcome to episode sixty eight. I have a great guest today. Well all my guests are great. This one is especially great. Okay George fear is an athlete. She's a nutrition coach She's author. She's podcast her. She has a really great podcast called breaking up with binge eating. So we're GonNa talk about something that a lot of people don't like to talk about. It's a little uncomfortable to talk about. We are going to get into binge eating. What is what is as opposed to over eating that kind of thing. We're to talk about that a little bit. We're going to talk about her podcast which is really good. And we're GONNA talk about her books that she has written and she also has an upcoming book and so with all that. I don't want to delay it any longer. So here is Georgie fear. Will you please welcome to the show? Georgie fear high charge. Hi How you doing Martha. I'm doing. Great how are you today? I'm great. I'm Greatest Beautiful Sunny Day here in Alberta Canada but we actually have a snowfall warning for this weekend despite being mid April so slow down free easy crazy so much snow in the Midwest and up where you are insane at our yes so now just so. Everybody knows a little bit about you. Can you tell US W- What led you to start the podcast. Sure so Marie-claire my co coach. An We've been doing a coaching program called breaking up with binge eating for I guess about three or four years now and so. Many people have asked for a podcast. They just really want this information so I guess we were holdouts for a long period time because you know we felt like we didn't know what we were doing. What are we don't belong podcasting? We're we're coaches and we finally kind of bit the bullet and decided we could learn how to do this. Just like anything else. We bought the microphones and learn how to write a podcast and started recording and editing. Them and we got started and at first. I wasn't sure it would take off and fly but it's just grown and grown and grown. I think we are above seventy thousand downloads. Now and we're both just really happy that that many people are interested in the help that we have to offer we'll just very clear and succinct and the episodes a short. You take one or one concept and you just spread it out into and it's almost like we're we're hearing you think in your mind but it's very Organized insistent glad I have given you the illusion. That my mind is organized. Well doesn't just like helping people and you know I try and think about the different people.
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"You don't like him but when you're called funny and why not if you stay warm that way. Why not you know estimates easier for your team to bind you up. That's a good point that is a point. Keeps you warm and could find you why not I saw this Zion so one of the things? People do is on Ragnar Some people do costumes. People can vote on. Who had the best costume things like as a team and this year for the Zairean wine we're going to be the magical beasts so everybody has different one sees that are Unicorns and dragons and you know we even decided that dinosaurs are included in magical beasts. That's great we're not really clever people. There's a guy said always dressed like pineapple than I love finding different races. I'm like it's the pineapple guys. They have like these are. They're not onesies. But because it's like an outfit I don't know but it's got pineapples in it and I find them all the time in different raises then all of a sudden you feel like having a pineapple. Yes you have to be done. Marvel's comic sends the one time of his running chasing this guy dressed store and that was that was back and I got a picture with or at the end so lots of fun. How fun see I like? I like the attitude and I think that people can have a really fun time. If they're into that kind of thing if they want to do it as a group that they have friends they want if they want to travel somewhere and have a good vacation. It's a great great idea. And Yeah and what I'll do is on the website. I'll have the information for regna races. And they go and they can check it out so you and I'm going to have a link for a video on Youtube Z. Fun It's video of. It's an animated video of a ragnar person who does Wagner's talking to someone who doesn't do rag news so I'm GonNa ask you in it. What what is the best question that you've had from someone who doesn't do all my goodness Half question I most people just want to know why on Earth we do it you know. It's like they just like in the video when she's like limited this straight you're gonNA run two hundred miles for a t shirt and a metal like you know it's hard to describe to somebody who hasn't done Especially people who don't run at all. How much fun it is. It doesn't sound like fun when you try to describe it to someone and I maybe at four o'clock in the morning it's not that much fun but when you get done and you as a team run together under those arches and they announced your team name in your coming down. I mean I don't know this to accomplish something as a a team They you the Hard is the best feeling and like Wagner. Says is not crazy. We're all doing it. So that's true and that bat really is the point to do something together as a team as as friends add to just go out and have at amazing time. That is the best reasons that I can think to do it. Absolutely I wouldn't do it if it wasn't fun. Of course why. Why do something? If it's not fun Negli- exactly I mean we. We have to work already. We're not gonNA spend our off time doing things that aren't fun right right. Well thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate all the information you've given and it's given us a lot of insight into regna races. I wish you the best of luck in your next race and I know you're gonNa tell me all about it and I hope -solutely and yeah help people try it is it is. It is a fun thing to do. I saw promise it spun and then give me the opportunity. I always enjoy talking to you. And if you do a ragner and you see a nor will that's an it? Yes ninety nine percent chance. It's probably me all right. We'll talk soon. Take Care Bye Martha. Thank you so much. I really appreciate you being on my show. It's really a pleasure talking to you. Gave us so much. Great information all the links for ragner will be on my website and anybody who wants to get in touch and see all their amazing great races can do so and I wish you all the best of luck on all your races this year. There are so many great races in different kinds of things that you can get involved with with you and your friends. There's no reason not to and Ragner is just one way that you can go. And that's what they tried to do on my show. I tried to give all kinds of different opportunities and ideas that you can be active. If you don't WanNa go just run along race by yourself you can get involved in. Radner with your friends and do something like that. A lot of people love doing that. And that's just one way you can go all right. My website is Martha runs the World Dot Com. All the links will be there. If you WANNA give a little more you can also give to patriotic. And there's linked to patriots on there. You can be a patron you get extra episodes. I put up extra episode every other week on the Patriot and only the patrons who give a dollar more A month can listen to those and they're shorter but they are totally completely separate from the regular episodes and they cover different themes different ideas and things that are going on and if you become a patron Patriot you can listen to those. So you can get to get to those at Martha Renzo Dot Com. If you have any comments questions or suggestions for future show ideas you can email me at Martha runs the world a gmail.com and with all that until next week. Let's diaper shoelaces and go for run.
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"OUR ZUMRA. Zombie runners events. What do you get out of? Coastal trail runs well marked courses accurately measured distances immediate race results quality shirt designs blaming and a low key friendly atmosphere. Come Join US OUR BIBS say have fun out there on them and we guarantee that you will. What are you waiting for? Sign up and if that's not enough. Coastal trail runs is offering a five percent discount for Martha runs the world listeners. Use the code amp. Rt W five on the link at Martha Renton World Dot com today. Welcome back this is the second part of episode fifty nine. I just had a really fun race this morning. It reminded me why I run in the first place. Yeah I have a confession to make. I have gotten into a Rut. My hip has gotten me down. I really had the blues. The BLIGH'S I don't know what to call it. Running was just. It didn't feel fun. I just wasn't excited about it anymore. Thrilled about it because I go out and sometimes it really hurt sometimes it. Kinda SORTA hurt very rarely. It didn't hurt it all so I wasn't sure what I was going to get. I just had no desire to go to the gym to do anything like that. Even eat right so I was going back so I started getting back into my battle habits which is not good at my age. I need to stick to healthy diet all the time to exercise and to do everything properly or else. It's not gonna be a good thing so I'm really happy. I did the Chinatown. Ymca San Francisco Five K. This morning and they just started adding a metal gye love. They used to give out this neat little cloth lunch bags full of goodies and stuff and a cotton t shirt but they never gave out of metal so this was the first year I said. Okay I'll do it again. I had done a couple years. Say said all right. I'll do it this year so I think I'm going to do it. Keep doing it because it was really fun. I mean it just it. It's three miles so a did pretty good now. He's a little slower than usual. Because let's face it. I am slower than usual with like with my physical stuff. I am not as fast as I used to be. An I'm not in shape. I used to be that will change. I just talked to myself. This whole time Saint L. Right snap out of it. Are you gotta get big? Get back into the swing of things get your your mind back into it and what I did during my during my racist I went back and listen to my episode. So you're in a Rut. I listened to my own advice. How many times do we give advice to others? But we don't listen to it ourselves. That old saying Dr healed by self. I am healing myself with my own words so I went back and listen to it and it's not that advice if you haven't heard it. I don't know I forgot one episode number. It is but it's the one so you're in a Rut. I give lots of suggestions about what to do when you get into a restaurant or not feeling that with running and it really helped me. I have my own episode. Helped me okay so it was? It's a really fun little race and you may not do road races anymore. If you're trail runner or if you're a road runner you may only like the real fancy glitzy national races or you may be snooty about it but I'd say Y- come down off your high horse and look for little local races the help your community. I love my why I have belonged to the Chinatown. Ymca for probably over ten years longtime I love it. It's a great facility. It's pretty modern as far as a hobby. Keep up the equipment and everything. It's clean got an amazing pool. The Pool's outstanding. Everything's kept nice and sparkly clean. The staff is friendly and welcoming in. It's very much a family atmosphere. So you never have the the hot shots in the muscle heads or any of those people that you have in other places I mean. Yeah there's there's some problems either. There's a lot of kids and sometimes they don't put the equipment back in the right places but it always happens. This staff takes care of it right away but other than other than that. I mean. It's it's not. It's not the cheapest places around. It's I mean it's not expensive but it's not really inexpensive for a really good bargain but it's worth it the money that you give them. They do a lot of work in the community. They help out a lot of families lot of after school programs. Let's face the San Francisco's real expensive city living and if you have a family and you have a lot of people living with you need for your kids and then you have mom and dad and you'll make a ton of money how you can live in this town. We probably live in a one bedroom or a studio like I do. But you squeeze a whole bunch of people in there. That's hard to live in. So what they do is that they offer after school programs for the kids. They have lunchtime programs for the seniors. They've lots and lots of classes. If you're a member you and you don't make a certain amount of money you get a discounted rate and the seniors give a real discount rate too so they have all kinds of programs for them and a lot of people come over. Here is new immigrants especially in Chinatown in your from China so they give them a lot of counseling. How how to get by in San Francisco and it's really really good facility for everyone who lives in San Francisco. It's it's just it's great. I Love Them. Anyway that's enough free advertising for them. What they do before the race is that they have they have like a lion and a dragon. Come out and the Chinese Landon Titans Dragon and they dance in front and they give their blessing them and they have much of dancers in traditional Chinese costumes. It's really cool. And then they have the firecracker Scott to discover away all the demons and to give wish good luck brawl runners walkers and the race starts and they have a five to ten K. And most people do the five gay. There's real real amazing runners do the ten K. And there's some really fast runners at it was really fun. I swear I think I think I spent most of the time surrounded by kids who were who were going at the same pace as I was and there were some of them that well. I'll get there but it starts grant street right in Chinatown and you start and it's all empty so we get all grant to ourselves so we're running through Chinatown. We had the street to ourselves and turns up and then it goes up to stockton and then it goes through North Beach and again. We have the street mostly to ourselves pass. Everyone at mom was waiting for them to open for their brunch and then goes down through to obey street and then it goes around to the mark darrow and then it goes through the financial to California up courtesy. And then you're done. And the the ten k they do that twice actually the first they go up to grant and then they go around and then they finish but anyway they do the circle twice. Most of that was surrounded by these kids. And the kids are running walking and kids will sprint. And then the lock. And then the walking sprinting in the walk and a couple of the kids seem like they had lost their friends or or their parents or something. They looked a little forlorn. And and you know little worried and I said one of the kid. You're doing great. You're fine and she smiled and then she felt better one of the kid and I said you okay and he goes. Yeah Yeah I'm okay. You know. And then he smiled. So it's okay. I don't want them to feel bad or or feel worried or anything is there. They're all with us. We're going to take care them and make sure that they that they're all right one of these these to these young young ladies and I think they were early teens one of them I had seen. She had had tire shoe like five times and she cheap shoes. I don't care okay. A. Finishes then. I'm going to go into mini rant. So the poor thing she had then the right at the end. We're all going as fast as again is pretty and she fell and I felt really bad for her. She wasn't hurt so someone came right away to care for and they got her out and she was okay just a little shook up but she had on a pair of shoes from that big a shoe store on the corner right by Union Square. Who has all the advertisements? Yeah I'M NOT GONNA say their name no free advertising here anyway so. Get yourself a good pair of shoes. I don't care if they plaster their name all over the place that they have big athletes if they have the highest technology. I don't care get good running shoes if you can't afford them look for them on sale or something but get decent running shoes just to go out there and the shoes that you're in every day that's not gonNa work especially if you're shoelaces keep coming tied. That's really a safety issue when you're running and that was a perfect example of that. I feel really bad for her and I hope she's Ok but really get yourself if you want to really do some running a good walking. Get yourself some good shoes. I would imagine that a lot of these people. This is only. This is the only big race they do every year. And they do it and then it's done and then go on and do their own thing but if you want to get more into it. The only really big purchase unique. Make her shoes. And that's the really most important thing buying shoes that are that fit your feet. Don't buy because the brand you see advertised by because it's your feet and go back to my beginning running episode and a check on there and I'll probably do an update at one of that in the next few months I'll update that do another one. And they had a medal. This is the first year. They've had a medal so the metals really pretty. I really like it. And it was. And they gave away all kinds of goodies. And it's just a fun race. It doesn't cost that much at the money. Goes to good cause so even if you don't like to road races or you say now. I'm not into winter. I only trail running or something if there is a local race the benefits your community. There's no harm in going out and doing a five K. takes less than hour. You obviously and you're done and you've done a good thing and why not okay. I want to thank our new patron patron. Victor Vargas thank you so much for signing up. I really appreciate it and if you to went to be a Patriot. Patron just go to the website. Martha runs a world DOT COM and sign up. It just cost a dollar a month. If you WANNA give more we love you forever but if you just want to give a buck a month we also love you forever and thank you so much for joining me. If you have any comments or suggestions for future shows you can email me. Martha run the world at G MAIL DOT COM. And until next week. Oh next week is going to be really really fun. It's all about ragner races so stay tuned for that and until next week. 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"In this episode talk about the coastal trail runs winter race at the headlands and whole thirty. So don't go anywhere. Welcome to Martha runs a world. A podcast with a new take on running fitness and all things health-oriented. I'm Martha Use your host. And each week I present a new topic that is of interest to all runners. Ever have one of those mornings where nothing goes right? You plan to have a run you plan to go out for your run and everything goes wrong. It's already nine o'clock and I haven't stepped out the door yet. I've been on tech support for an hour. Well it'll be late run today so it is what it is. Okay our you. I'm laughing so it's not that bad. It's okay I'm glad you're with me today. Thank you so much for joining me. I don't talk enough about who I am and why I even have a show a renting show. I am a runner. I've been running for many years for a few years. It was off and on running when I could fit it in the last bunch of years. I've been running pretty regularly. I'm not a fast runner. You're certainly not going to see me at the top. Of course you're not going to see me. One of the first runners in I am what they call back the pack Renner. Yes I am slow. I'm not shamed of it. I am who I am. I won't ever be a really fast runner again. When I was younger. I was pretty fast. I could maintain nine-minute miles. Yeah I could do that but it's been a long time since I've been able to do that and that that I was mostly road runner. I didn't even realize that they were trail runs trail races. I've never heard of an ultra race. I'd never heard of those distances. I thought people who ran marathons were crazy. Fifty milers what is that and then I learned all about that later on and I wanted to try it and I did a few now. I'm happy if I can do a ten K. Or half and that's all right. I do what I can and hopefully I'll be able to do more as time goes along. No one should be ashamed of whatever distance? They WANNA do whether it be a five K. ten K. Half Marathon or longer and no one should be shamed they don't WanNa race at all. They just want to go out and run for the fun of it. Take the dog out for a couple of miles. That's great they WANNA walk. That's fine to do what you want. Don't do what other people think you should do. And don't let anyone else shame you into feeling bad. You do what you want to do. We're moving right. And that's the important part and also if you can stand an hour on tech support you're a warrior. I think I think the pioneers in the eighteen hundreds had it easier. I don't know is harder going across the country in a covered wagon or spending an hour tech support. I'm joking I'm joking. Tech support is way harder. I had a really fun race last weekend. I ran the five mile distance of the Golden Gate..
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"Check it out on the website. Martha runs the World Dot Com. Welcome to episode fifty four. Today we're gonNA talk about winter. Winter is upon upon us. And we're right in the heart of it all it's cold it's miserable. It's absolutely freezing and to me. A freezing is like forty degrees. Okay for some of you. You're laughing. Forty is in cold. That's not cold for me. It's really cold. I one without running this morning and it was pretty cold. It was forty degrees. I wore shorts and I wore long sleeved shirt which I hardly ever do but I did and I was pretty pretty cold cold so I I myself up and I never did really get warm. I was happy to be home but some of you have it a lot. Hot Colder than I do I saw someone was outside. What at when it was zero degrees and they still get out there lot of people they I just don't feel like being out there and they go out and they do it Lisa G? This is hiring. I don't want to be out here. I don't WanNa do this. And then some the people get bored with that. They don't WanNa do that. They don't want to go through the same routine of being out in the horrible weather. What did he do so I'm going to put everything together at a rapid altogether? What do you do if you don't WanNa be outside in the weather and you're in a Rut so if you just don't feel like running I'm GonNa give you some ideas of how to switch it up today? This'll be a lotta fun. I'll just give you some great ideas and and we'll just have a day of it but if you're an inner read there's lots of ways you can switch it up if you're just tired of running just doing the same mold routine if you've only run roads then go trail running do some trails and if you're an if done trail running find a different place to run or do different types of trails. If you do real difficult trails go a little bit farther out or a little different different area and find some trails. You've never done before. Do something different or run on the beach. It will if you're in beach area but you know what I'm talking about. Find find something different that you haven't done before that's the the whole thing is to switch it up and find some something interesting in it. Another thing you you can do is trained for a five K.. If you haven't done for awhile find one that encourages costumes and have at it. Make a costume get. Get your friends in Bolt if you want. Think of it as a party and just have fun with it and remember the times when you were a beginning runner and had a little bit more fun with with with those kinds of events. I remember doing five ks when I was beginning running and sometimes that was a lot more fun next time you go out on your run instead of focusing on your run by itself look at the scenery stop. Don't worry about the time. Stop take pictures. See what you've been missing by focusing on your time so much take just take a Lotta snapshots take a bunch of selfish who cares. It's your run have fun fund with it go out and enjoy yourself you can also get your friends involved in sign up for relay a lot of the marathons have relays as were you just divide distance and each to a portion of it. You can train together or if you WANNA get a little bit more involved you cannot all do a ragner ignorance and they have ragner racist for on the road or trail and that we you can go out and have a really good time for a couple of days and and you can run through the night nobody can get any sleep. It sounds like a lot of fun for a lot of people might be good time practice together together. You can plan together take a trip together. And it'd be a memory of a lifetime. Lots of people love that. So that's a good idea. You could be smelly together to you can also run with the new renner. If there's somebody that you know who once to give running to try or just beginning to run go out with them and give them some pointers. It'll give you a new perspective. Used to love training beginning getting runners because they were also fresh in it and they had some great ideas in their eyes wide open. It's refreshing to have a second pair of eyes to give us a whole new view. We never thought of. I love that. Also make a better friend that way to renting friends sometimes for Life Life Lotta Times and you can also cross train or replace it with other forms of exercise or activities. He's take a spin class. If you want.
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"Today on Episode Fifty One of Martha runs the world. I'm going to tell you why you are good enough doing. Just what you're doing in running and why you don't have to chase longer and longer distances and I give a race report from the New Year's one day stay tune a welcome to Martha runs a world. A podcast with the new take on running fitness and all things health-oriented. I'm Martha Hughes your host. And each week I present a new topic that is of interest to all runners Welcome.
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"To see if it can take me down so I was running. Really hard I know was leading the race by our number seven or so died or hate. It was raining pretty hard. He was super bowl. My wife say until you know looking good article I pushing hard does what she goes down and every time pass by slowdown. I'm not slowing down in my pain. Got Wars and wars and She is we can do a lot to assure. Pushes start doing lab with me and Chico Daniel Ugo Ingredient Har I. I can't keep up with Jew ago year by the pain is not going away. The waste they're gonNA push it. They missed remember. I waking up on the floor in the mud. My wife tried the wake me up with two other runners I collapsed and then They rushed me to the hospital and that with a three semester. Might because and that with internal relate intimate Testi- instance so she knew better number with us or jury but I mean I shouldn't listen to that was a that was a good thing that happens to me because that tells me that. I need to invest in more my coach. There you go. That's true. I have one final question for you. I I'd like to ask this of all the runners on my show if there's one race in the world that you haven't done regardless of entry of money of of geography of how to get there any race anywhere in the world that you haven't done what would what would it be all my God as I want to go the zero in for the politics I couldn't on it they're here set at six race On the Silk Gazar Iran own. Wow Wow now. The hottest place on earth. Now at the NASA has mission the temperature up to one hundred thirty degrees. Oh my gosh. Yeah and I could Z.. Y. Y you couldn't go there right now. Yeah now. That's a lot of things in of course I've I've Merican passports so yeah so yeah pretty from even though I go representing my country. It wouldn't go pretty. We may American passport. No that's race. I really want to know that. That's a thing that's going to be tougher than Martin. The selfless in desolate to me. There's also WanNa there's also a desert race down in in Bolivia in in the desert down. There is a Bolivia or chili or something like that. There's that yet but that's not I mean when I read it in any races look for was that the drop of athletes. The difficult other races is like Tesla one hundred. I decide to go that racist neighboring Leti would know about it but only seventy percent of runners. Can I finish it. Eight hundred hundred four miles afford loop one point ten point four mile loop and only thirty percent. Finish it I lost a flight. Do it well. You ought to try Barkley then you right. I mean I was curious because the guy was two years ago. That guy who burly finish with one minute left. He's the one who raised with me in seventy two hours in tatum by five miles. Seventy two hours and really dont to. Yeah if you WANNA challenge. Because I think there's only there's has only been less than twenty people finish the race in all the time they've done it so yeah there's a challenge for you. Yeah you've been for some reason. I mean in Iran Thirty plus temperature. Oh my God thank at school. I think marathon sobbed doing that again. is is a terrific challenge. Ellen sure you and I know you're going to do really well I. I know you are applying the efforts going to be there one hundred ten percent. That's for sure. Yeah absolutely and I know you you. You'll let us know of all you're races before that because we want to cheer you on and I wish you the very best of luck and thank you so much for sharing your story with us because it's really interesting and very inspirational what you've gone through what you've brought yourself Gulf up above and I know you could even reach higher goals while Martha thank you very much really pressure. All right you take care you too bye bye. Thank you Daniel so much for being so generous in sharing your story with us. I find signed Daniel to be very very inspirational as I do. All the guests that I have honest specially when they have immense mountains to overcome in their lives and they do it. It was such a great spirit that that excites me in. That makes me very very happy. It's why do the show really really is to pass along the excitement that I have four running and for life really life has great running his great just getting out there even walking which I do probably do more right now that I do running but I still love it. I love both. And it's all fabulous just as long as you're moving as you keep going wean that's what counts and as long as we keep moving we keep going and we keep living. That is what really matters so if you want to check out the website it is Martha runs the World Dot Com. And if you WANNA do a little more for this little podcast I I would appreciate it my whole life really all by days. 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"So this was like the traditional and we had to participate today. Says I hear the East Coast. Has It's more cross country races than we do. So it's kind of cool talk. Yeah the one we do back at home is more Through the streets of Try but it's fun we'll see your upstate Berkman. Oh Nice Nice for this is better weather than you have a little bit warmer here. Usually it's snowing day of Turkeytrot okay. We'll what are your plants Mansa rest of the day going home and cook a Turkey excellence and maybe a NAP afterwards. probably a beer actually or few football. Aw thank you so much for joining me. I really appreciate. It is nice to meet you. Thank you nice meeting you. Nice to meet you all right. Thank you so much. A few years ago Mab Kefelas Ziggy. PUT OUT HIS BOOK MED for mortals. He had a book signing and a run at sports. Basement in the presidio. The run was like two and a half miles or something like that and everybody lined up and they said okay people who run seven minute miles seven and a half minute miles. You're in the front. They get to run right next to Mab and the middle distance people who went eight minute miles there in the middle and the slow runners who are nine minute mile else. Run in the back and some of us are looking at each other. Say that slow. We were shocked. That's not slow to us. Some of us read like eleven twelve minute miles that slow and there's a lot of people who run slower than that I think gets in the bay area. It's kind of distorted sometimes because there are so many so fast runners but there are a lot of slower runners to and all over in the US and all over the world. They're slow runners as long as you make it in the cutoff time of the race. What difference does it make? How fast you run? It's better than it used to be. I mean I remember when I started running in the eighties. Slow was was nine and ten minute. Miles that's why it shocked me when in the in the two thousand ten's someone still thinking that nine minutes per mile L. is slow. Come on I mean really. This is like straight out of the eighties when the only choice of Shoe Kohler for women was white really in the nineteen eighties. We didn't have all the nice great color shoes we had. We had white running shoes and that was all we had. Maybe two different brands. That's it that's all we had. I get to tell you stories as about what we had to put up with back then. It was Kinda shocking. I mean I haven't always been this slow and I'm slower now with my hip problems but when I was in my twenties yeah I could read nine ten minute miles but yeah I gue- gotten a little bit slower as I've gotten older and around that same time as the run with MED. I tried to find a free renting group on meet up and I tried a couple and one of them I tried said Oh yeah I'll paces. This is welcome so I get in there and Iran. I think three times with them and I was always the last person and pretty much everyone was gone and going off to do different things by the time I finished and I always want to be the last person in the leader of the group wouldn't stay with me an anyone. Any leaders in the group would take off. There wouldn't even be around. So what's the point of running into group if you're not in a group if there's a minimum minimum pace that you want the group to be and say it in the meet up. Don't say all paces welcome if you're not going to welcome the people if you're not gonNA stay with the last runners. Why put pieces? Welcome up aces or not. Welcome Truth in advertising. Please I appreciate beat up renting groups that say please have have a nine minute per mile average running pace then you know what to expect and as long as like I said as as long as you know exactly but don't put all paces welcome the if a person comes in and they're slower than everybody else and nobody sticks with that person or the person's always running alone. I'll run alone Iran alone all the time. There's just no point in being in a group if if you're always running alone what's the point of going out of my way going all the way to a far place starting with everybody everybody taking off and me running by myself with anyway. I can do that with myself without the stress. One of the things stresses me out about races that I don't like about racist is that I'm slow. I know him Emmett at the end of the race. I always start slow when I start a race. Everybody takes off before me. I may not be the last person in the race. Only been the last person one time in a race but everybody in the world takes off before me and that is disheartening to me it just psychologically logistically i. I don't like that so that's a big stressor with races and that's why race much as a matter of fact the last ten K. I.. Everybody took off. Well granted I caught up with a few people and I was like the fifth last but still. I just don't like that feeling. It's just a kind of a sink. Think thinking in my stomach feeling. Oh God everybody's taken off and I'm going to be the last person here here I am. I don't like that very much. I try to avoid that if you have a running group. Don't say all paces welcome if the one of the leaders so the group is not going to be at the tail end of the group with the last slowest runners. That's just wrong. In my opinion the party is in in the back with the last runners. And I don't mean that the that the slowest runner shouldn't try their hardest. They should i. Don't respect slow runners who are just back. They're taking their time I'm stopping and taking pictures goofing off and partying and yeehaw just along. I don't mean that I. I don't like that I know a lot of Renters renters are walkers. I guess do five ks. Because it's a big party and that's fine if that's what you're GonNa do great but that's not what I'm talking about if you're trying your hardest and you're slow I try my hardest and I'm slow. That's great that's fine. Respect them respect those people just as much as you respect. Respect the people who cross the finish line first. They are amazing and a lot of times we in the back. We don't get a hardly any respect. I've been in big races is where they were breaking down the stations before the cutoff time San Francisco Marathon. They did that yes they did. I was in a fifty K.. Small all fifty K. A. Last June and they and they did that. They broke down eight station before I even got to it and I was well with it I was I was well within the cutoff time. Finish the fifty K.. Two hours before the cutoff and the and one of the aid stations was gone and I really could have used it because I broke one of my bottles and soil had one bottle and I couldn't really could have used that extra water so I had to. I had to make do with a lot less water and I was very dehydrated so it was kind of a safety issue. We get overlooked a many many races more racist than not when I finished. Most of the people are gone. Most of the food is gone. Yeah I finished racists where they have the the good food is gone the good giveaways or gone and that's a marathon. All of the Yemi freebies were gone. Really everything was gone but a bottle of water. That's what I got when I finished a bottle of water. Thanks loads thanks. Thanks a lot very much. That's what I got a well but but respect us us and know that we're not going away more and more people are running longer distances. And Times you're getting slower up by average. Even though the finishers getting faster than the average times are getting slower so races need to respect the back of the pack a little more so I just wanted to give out a little bit of love there for my fellow back in the pack runners. I'm here for you I am and that's why I don't have a whole lot of elite runners on here I'll have regular regular people on here and if you happen to finish first second or third. That's awesome I finished. I I tell you when you get older you start to get those first and second thirds age groups and I have done that so sticking Dick in their hang with it keep going because eventually you will get at age group winner if you stick with it thank you so much for listening and now with all that feasting from Thanksgiving. It's time to work off some of those calories until we have another one at Christmas isn't isn't that always the the case. This time of year I have some upcoming very cool shows at. I hope you keep on listening. Next week is a special show. So it's going to be deer running Santa and I'm going to ask for things that runner's don't have but I wish that we did have if you have any any ideas about special items that runner's should have and do not have. I would love to hear your suggestions and you can suggest them email. Call me at Martha runs the world gmail.com or you can go to to our facebook page. It it's Martha runs the world facebook page or you can even go through the website at Martha runs a world dot com. And it's going to be a fun show. It's going to be either things that I wish we had that like. I said that we don't have for runners. Maybe things to alert walkers who walk three in a row like little horns to alert them that were coming up on them on the trail or something. It's just fun stuff will will make up a whole bunch of stuff and we'll oh ask running Santa for it will be a really funny show and we'll get into a lot of different things there and I hope I can get suggestions from you until then I thank you so much for listening. You know I appreciate you I love all of you and I hope your Thanksgiving was incredible. Double and your time off was great and now we have to start working off those calories. Don't we all right so like I said you have the website. Martha runs a role DOT COM. If you want to donate extra and if you want to donate and do do extra you can through patron give a buck a month. That's all you need to do one dollar a month I would appreciate it. I always appreciate it and thank. He's so much until next week. Let's tie shoelaces and go for a run.