Disney Run Podcaster, Dr. Michelle Scribner-MacLean

Dr. Michelle Scribner-MacLean: Professor turned runner and MickeyMilesPodcast.com host

Michelle Scribner-MacLean

Disney Run Podcaster, Dr. Michelle Scribner-MacLean

Connect with Disney Run Fanatic, Michelle Scribner-Maclean!

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Listen to how Dr. Michelle became a professor, podcaster, and last but not least a runner.

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Transcription

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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers shared their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who’s living their dreams

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yeah

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welcome to the juniors podcast I’m your
host Joe part of and today I’m

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interviewing the shells from their mac
lane that right yeah

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who is living her dream through her
career as a professor of Science

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education at umass-lowell marathon
running as well as becoming a podcast

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host welcome to the show Michelle thank
you don’t happy to be here and

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congratulations on your new podcast

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thank you very much and thank you for
being on we have so much to talk about

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today I Joe we always have so much to
talk about today or any other day that

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is very true so when we get started by
giving your your background to our

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audience

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sure well I grew up it exactly in the
area where i live right now I haven’t

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ventured too far

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I grew up in the Boston area 10 miles
north of boston and right now I live in

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Nashua New Hampshire which is everything
in New England is really close by so

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it’s about 30 miles away from Boston and
I grew up a kid who was a very much a

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science geek and i was very lucky to
live within a train ride of really cool

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place in boston called the Boston Museum
of Science and i ended up working there

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for about 20 years all through teenage
years after high school and my friends

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are working at mcdonalds i was at the
Museum and working with some really cool

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scientists and science educators and I
did pretty much every job you can do at

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the Museum I was a i worked in the live
animal center i sold tickets i worked in

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the library I worked in the laser shows
at the planetarium and then eventually I

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get to teach my own classes mentor other
teachers and even let safari to Africa

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so that was the beginning of what later
turned into my regular career as a

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elementary teacher and then eventually
is a science educator at the university

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level training new teachers so that’s it
that quick nutshell is an awful lot of

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to fill in with how did you get started
with running

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so running actually I’ve only been
running for about five years now and

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what happened was actually it was a kind
of a sad situation but we turned it into

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a good thing my brother Mark and I
started running to fund a special

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initiative at my mom’s hospital
Spaulding rehab and and boston

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massachusetts she was dying of colon
cancer and she’s a really inspirational

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person and nurse there she’d been a
nurse for 35 years and we wanted to

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think of some way to honor her and we
talked to her before she passed away

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about the idea of having a fund in her
name because there’s no professional

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development for nurses at the hospital
at all even though its affiliated with

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mass general it’s a world-class hospital
so my brother and I decided eventually

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she did pass away we created the Marlin
Scribner spirit of nursing award at

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Spaulding which 10 years later it
continues to to go on and every year and

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nurse is awarded a trip to a
professional conference and they come

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back and teach their peers and then we
have this really cool ceremony where we

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hear what they did and then choose the
next person so anyway what happened was

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my brother and I am look to our family
and friends in lieu of donations and

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flowers when my mom passed away we ask
for donations to this fund and we got in

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doubt and one of the things that i did
is i ran my first half marathon at

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Disney and my brother ran his first
marathon the Boston Marathon and

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continue to do iron man and things like
that in between the two of us and lots

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of it

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supportive family and friends we endowed
the fund but in the meantime I went from

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not really liking running I’ve always
been athletic to really enjoying running

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and learning about the running community
and it was somebody who loves Disney it

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was a nice way to connect my love disney
with my love exercise so its continued

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from there how many races have you run
since then

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oh boy and it’s hard to say

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i got i would say 30 40 50 i don’t know
i run a lot of London run a lot of

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disney races i also run a lot of local
races i would say the fewest I’ve done

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the shortest distance I’ve done is 5k
that’s the shortest that the fewest

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number of races I’ve done i run mostly
half-marathons i would say probably i

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think the last time I counted was about
15 half-marathons i have two more coming

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up in the next month so it’s going to go
up quickly and I’ve done several 10 k’s

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and I’ve done three marathons and i went
from somebody who said I will never do a

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marathon it’s not even on my radar to
looking forward to the next one so it’s

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been pretty cool

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wow that’s that’s great that’s an awful
lot more than I’ve run something i’m

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getting you to run to having a yeah yeah
anyway it has to be all you but I’m I

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fact convinced you a little bit to run

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yeah i mean i was only planning on doing
one half marathon for the princess back

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in $MONTH 2012 i think so its it’s
definitely I definitely expanded on I

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mean joining the running team and being
a part of a community has been a lot

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more fun than just going outside and
running just for the sake of running

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mhm so how did you turn out that passion
for running that you originally didn’t

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have into turning it into a podcast
about running well that’s a very good

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question

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so along the way I got help from a very
dear friend of mine Mike scopa from the

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wdw today podcast Mike lived in the next
town over and I didn’t really know how

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to approach running half marathon and he
has a world of running experience and he

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sort of virtually coach me through it
would meet every once in a while have

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lunch and things like that but he
coached me through running that race and

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then he and i were both writers on all
ears . net

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and he wrote about running and then when
my mom’s fun became in Dowd I wanted to

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think of a way to capitalize on the
excitement of running disney and our

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connection with with Disney because all
ears . net for people who don’t know is

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focus on all things disney and I wanted
to and one of the things that was

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missing for me for my first races like
Iran it all alone and that was okay but

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Disney races are very big as if you know
you know Joe but they could be up to

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26,000 people so kind of felt lost in a
sea of other runners and so I thought

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fundraising and the support that might
gave me and the idea of running with

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other people

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sounds like a good combination so mike
and i created an idea for a running team

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called team all ears and we went to all
yours founder Deb wills and we said we

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knew she is a breast cancer survivor and
she ran for their I did the avon walk

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and supported a bond so we said how
about if we get together a group of

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people who might want to run together
and train together to contribute to your

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fund and i remember having discussions
with Mike wouldn’t it be cool if we

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could raise $20,000 would that be need
so that first year i think we had about

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want to say about 33 people on the team
and the team went for five years and in

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the end the team raised the whole five
years we raise $300,000 that it went

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from 33 people to over a hundred people
and its last year and it became a really

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wonderful running community so getting
back to the podcast during this whole

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time

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Mike and i were helping it to coach
people you know running wasn’t a

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something that I felt like an expert in
and just like teaching or any other

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thing that you want to be good at you
have to practice that you’re never quite

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there you’re always looking at how to
improve but we were giving lots of

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advice and helping people and helping
people think about running disney

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because running disney’s

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little different than running any other
races so we eventually said hey why

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don’t we create a podcast where we can
work again we’re not expert trainers but

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we could sort of field questions
interview people interview interesting

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people related to disney running have
inspirational runners come on the

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podcast talk about their journeys have
people who are experts in nutrition and

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experts in running and we’ve been able
to do that the podcast right now after I

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i finished recording with you have two
more podcast today that will bring us

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just to about a hundred and seventy five
episodes and we have it’s been a

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wonderful experience for us we’ve been
embraced by several thousand people and

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we have a really nice community so
that’s the very long answer to your very

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short question about yeah not a problem
that it’s a great story especially

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raising all that money for all years I
didn’t realize that you to actually

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started the running team and approach
that wills about it so that’s that’s

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awesome the year it was my idea
initially then I went to Mike and sold

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it to him and then he and i sold it to
deb so that’s how it became about and so

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now that all yours is over we just
decided it was time to start something

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new so we have a new I knew running team
called the Mickey milers and people who

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are running with the Mickey milers are
going to be donating at least fifty

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dollars are raising fifty dollars to
give kids the world and Joe you’re a

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member of the Mickey milers that I am
and I i well as of today I’ve raised

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probably closer to 250 that’s fantastic

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yeah I got it I got to get that updated
on the websites like I got a lot of

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donations to to roll into it but I think
right now is 170 but i’m pretty sure i’m

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over around close to 50 yes so it’s
running disney it’s running with other

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people we have a special facebook page
just for the Mickey milers there but 230

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of us at this point and it’s running for
you know a reason you’re running for

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this wonderful place give kids the world

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so it’s a nice community I think it’s
all about building community i know one

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of the focuses of your podcast as you
have how do you get your dreams to come

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true and i was listening to your first
podcast where get your friend out

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yes it was talking about how he had a
lot of support and I think that is one

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of the ways that you make your dreams
come true you you know whether it’s i’m

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going to go out there and walk a 5k or
I’m going to run the Boston Marathon my

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philosophy is always tell people what
you want to do and people will even if

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they just say good job i support you
that’s going to help you get to where

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you want to be but a lot of times
they’ll have other you know maybe

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they’ll know somebody or maybe they’ll
have an advice about new type of sneaker

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or some some little support i think
these communities can really help people

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do whatever it is whatever their goals
are so it’s kind of exciting

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well it makes me feel like a part of
something much larger again you were

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saying that being very lonely out on the
disney runs and it’s very true because

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it’s very dark and it’s very long
stretches of Road in between there’s

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lots of characters and stuff like that
but there’s very long stretch of the

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road where if you’re running by yourself
it definitely does get lonely you know

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that saying I always run with other
people now I’m frequently i don’t but

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just to be able to say hey we’re all
going to this race together you know

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I’ve seen you Joe at the beginning of
races just to see somebody they’re like

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hey good job have a great time out there
and you know maybe see them at the end

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you just feel like and we have team
shirts and things like that you just

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feel like as you say you’re part of
something bigger so it’s it’s a nice

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it’s a nice thing a real quick want you
describe what give kids the world is

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sure it’s a place that’s based in
orlando florida it is a village

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it’s called there’s a place called Give
Kids the World village in the idea and

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i’m not a volunteer and I don’t
represent give kids the world but the

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idea is that kids and their families who
are suffering through life threatening

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illnesses can go to a place for low-cost

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or free and it’s a place for them to
celebrate their life and have a

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low-stress time with their family they
might get support to go to theme the

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theme parks in orlando or they might
stay in the village where I haven’t been

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to the village but I hear it’s
spectacular some of the things they do

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are they have ice cream for breakfast
they have characters who come and visit

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the kids and do tuck ins and I have a
very dear friend Karen skilling has been

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volunteering there for 20 years and you
and I Joe and a lot of our friends

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really love Disney love the magic of
disney as a former elementary school

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teacher and just a human being I love
kids too and I thought this is mike and

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I both discussed this and we thought
this would be a great charity to support

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for our running team so and it is and
I’m so glad that we found out about it

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and to be able to support it through my
project adventure tutorial and and

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hopefully through this podcast as well
so thank you for that you’re welcome

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thank you so what exactly inspires you

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you know it’s interesting i was thinking
about the theme of your podcast about

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dreaming and I don’t actually think i’m
a dreamer and the way that you’re

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talking about Jeremy I the way that I’ve
always gotten about life is I just do it

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is really interesting to me and when I
follow where my interests are

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opportunities have opened up so you know
starting with my time at the Museum of

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Science my parents and have a lot of
money but they took me to museums and I

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just wanted to go back over and over
again because there’s really interested

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in science and interested in this really
cool dynamic place and that led me my

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intense interest led me to a job there
and then because I enjoyed my job that

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let led me to other things so I I don’t
think I know when I was 15 years old I

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didn’t say to myself when I grow up I
want to be a college professor teaching

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people have a science teachers but I I’m
just I i think the things that that

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inspires me is just things that are
really interesting interesting to do

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interesting people i’m really curious to
learn about people on that person who

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might sit next

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on a plane and just really and want to
hear about like where you’re from what

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your career you know what are your kids
names i’m i’m just very curious that way

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so but in terms of what keeps me going

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it’s mostly just my interest in my needs
to connect to other people i think one

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thing that I said it my mom’s ceremony
last week is you know in terms of heroes

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my mom was my biggest hero continues to
be my biggest hero even when she was

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really sick with cancer and she was just
had about a month to live she still

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worked as a nurse and what she said to
me was that she always felt like she

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could do more

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that was the thing that kind of kept her
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nurse and as a human being and I think
that’s I mean I know that that’s my

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philosophy that’s what I I think of
every day whether it’s working with my

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own children working with my colleagues
at the university working with my buddy

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Joe or anybody on the running team i
always feel like there’s I can do a

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little bit more there and that’s what I
want to do every day so that’s kinda is

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my mantra you know even if I’m just
driving on the highway and somebody

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needs to cut in front of me I can be a
little later i could be a I can you know

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do a little bit more and I’m not
certainly not perfect but i really do

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try to tell myself that every day

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yeah well it takes time and effort to be
perfect and co-president watching mary

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poppins last night and when she’s using
the measuring tape practically perfect

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in every way I don’t have to be that way
but so how did your your family and your

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your friends would receive starting a
running team then you know well starting

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running then starting a running team
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how did they receive it you know I’ve
always I’ve done so many really

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interesting things in my life that I
don’t think it really surprised and I’m

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always ready for like what’s the next
thing that I’m going to do so anybody

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who knows me well I don’t think it
surprised them at all

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I you know I went from just really being
enters ended

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need to writing about disney to running
dizzy 22 starting a podcast so I don’t

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think it surprised them i’m very likely
have a lot of support of people around

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me and my brother is a huge cheerleader
at this point he’s done 17 iron man and

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you know he’s always out there cheering
for me in terms of the the podcast Mike

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and I get a lot of support from a lot of
different people we have volunteers who

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just step forward real and dear friends
but also just very nice people who also

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want to help other people who do do
things on the show for us just out of

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the goodness of their own heart

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we’ve rich caring who does show notes we
have Alex Armas who helps us with our

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questions that we get helps organize our
questions we have any McCoy who does

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everything and you know helps us with
with ordering shirts and things like

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that so it’s been overwhelming the
amount of support that we’ve had and so

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I think the reaction is just like
tremendous support

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I you know I haven’t had anybody who
said that’s a really terrible idea

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because one really cool thing about our
podcast was that there’s nobody else

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doing it there’s you know there’s a
niche for everything and there’s nobody

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doing a run disney podcast so with these
races selling out in hours and

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twenty-six thousand people at every race
there are a lot of people who want that

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information so those supports been
overwhelming including from you Joe will

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back you know is actually having Eddie
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oh really yeah reporting later so what
steps did you did you take to get

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started when you started running and
then what steps did you take the to get

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started with your podcast what steps
that it takes so I well I found somebody

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who knew more about it then then I did
which is always a great way to get

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started with everything so I found met
Mike through all ears

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I started talking to other runner

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and i’m very curious person and just had
got books about running and started

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reading about writing and just started
running in terms of the podcasts well

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mike has been a podcaster 40 got and how
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at wdw today

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yeah well I know yeah and he’s pretty
famous and in that world and we have one

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of the podcasters is just a really sweet
guy mike newell was very helpful in

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answering questions also another
tech-friendly get a friend of ours

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Fred block was just fantastic in terms
of helping us think about the nuts and

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bolts microphones and and hosting the
podcast and things like that but the

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rest of it i really just rolled up my
sleeves and figured it out myself

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I don’t forget our itunes and how to
record and things like that and then

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it’s just been practice practice
interviewing you practice you know

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working with somebody else you get
especially when you’re co-hosting you

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get a rhythm together one of the things
that Mike and I figured out when we’re

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not podcasting together is having face
time on at the same time helps us to

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facilitate the podcast because we can
look at each other and kind of . who’s

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going to ask the next question

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so just little things like that just
practice lots and lots of practice

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well it’s that go get our mentality that
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yeah but for me it’s not it i’m not a
go-getter because i want you know I

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always laugh with Mike you know we’re
not celebrities we’re not or we’re doing

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what we’re doing to help people but the
thing that the two things that drive me

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earn that need to help people but also
just because i’m very interested in the

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topic so for instance we get to
interview jeff galloway by get to

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interview I mean we we ask jeff galloway
who is a former Olympic runner and the

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rundisney race consultant we asked him
to be on the show now once i get past

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the idea that I’ve just asked a very
famous Olympic runner to be on the show

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the thing that dry

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does me is that I’m just really curious
about this guy like this is a really

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cool person and now I have a chance to
ask him whatever I want to ask him in

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terms of running and and then it’s on
it’s just turns into just my personality

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because as i said i’m i’m curious so
it’s it’s just surreal it’s a nice gift

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to be able to say hey you want to come
on the podcast but really it’s just a

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shell being really curious and maybe
nosy haha well you gotta ask you know

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everything starts with just the asking
someone and again getting back to my mom

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that was one of her there was one of her
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what can people say no so and I think
that’s important when you’re you’re

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working towards something is that you
have to be able to just get over that

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nervousness about asking people for help
because i have to say Joe that I have we

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have done this now for into are probably
finishing our second year in the fall i

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have had zero people say now when i
asked them to be on the show and all

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sorts we’ve had all sorts of celebrities
we’ve had a long distance every people

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who run these ultra run events

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everybody’s been fantastic so it
couldn’t have been a better experience

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so when you were getting started with
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whether any roadblocks that that you run
into roadblocks of running I think we’re

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running it’s all about you having to
motivate yourself so I’ve had a lot of

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roadblocks in terms of injuries and
things like that

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I’ve had a stress fracture right now I’m
dealing with something called morton’s

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neuroma I’ve had I TBN issues I’ve
gotten to know my physical therapist in

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the sound very very well and then
there’s whether I live in New England so

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running what you when I just trained for
my last marathon which was boston my

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long run was twenty miles or 21 miles in
a gym on a track though you know you

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have to sometimes you just gotta push
yourself through these these things but

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in terms of the podcast i think probably
the biggest

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obstacle has been money because it does
take money to put it together and and

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when lots of people are downloading it
costs more money and we’re not doing

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this to retire believe me but the
podcast was in the red for about a year

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and then we I wasn’t comfortable with
getting sponsors but we threw some help

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again we have two great people who put
together our website even fill

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vanderpool even as a marketing person
and she helped us can kind of think

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about yeah I’m how would you get a
sponsor so we have modest sponsorships

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from three different places right now
and it’s just you know I wouldn’t say

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we’re in the black but it helps with
raise fees and things like that because

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we like to get out to as many races as
we can to to report on the races for

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people who might be interested so I
think that that’s been the biggest thing

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is just to kind of do the advertising
and marketing because it’s not something

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that I feel super comfortable with and
it’s not where I have a lot of

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experience and mike either so was there
any part of your dreams that didn’t

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quite work out

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mm well i don’t i don’t think it’s a
kind of a workout or doesn’t work out

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type of thing at least for me is is it
sometimes things morph into what you

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didn’t expect it to

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I know that you know i’d i’d have
continued have goals for myself I

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haven’t met all the goals that I want
side but I wouldn’t say that they

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haven’t worked out yet

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I just haven’t done it yet so one of the
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right now is to work on weight loss and
also on speeding up and so you know I’ve

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had some successes and failures and I’m
looking at my failures and kind of

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trying to regroup and and move forward
so in terms of those things I wouldn’t

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say that I’ve have had many failures
just maybe bends in the road that have

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you know maybe they lead to other things
that I wasn’t expecting

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does that make sense yeah those it’s
very it’s a very positive way to look at

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this and that you know i’m pretty happy
overall width with especially with the

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areas you know one of the things that i
just mentioned is growing up in the

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Boston area i grew up watching the
boston marathon bill rogers actually

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lived in my hometown and when I was
going to school I would see this guy

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just running all over the place and I
said who is that guy that was built

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rogers and even know how many times he
won the boston marathon but even when I

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started running

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I thought there’s no way I could ever do
this race and after the bombings last

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year and having a marathon or two under
my belt I said I really want to try to

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do this and i want it i want to run for
spotting the hospital but I mentioned so

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I i just did that and it was very hard
it was very hard and I didn’t do as well

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as i wanted to but you know what i did
it i actually started running in mile

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one I thought what the hell am i doing
yeah what was I think but you know what

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you whatever it is whatever your
challenges is you have to dig deep and

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there’s a place that you have to go that
you have to do you know you can get all

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the support in the world that you want
but you have to go there and kind of

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find out where that places that dark
place and getting through that gives me

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confidence to do other things and it’s
it you know I’m i feel very proud of

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myself personally and that achievement
but I also when I finished I could say

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one of the best parts of that whole day
for me was seeing my 14 year old son and

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seeing the look of pride in his face and
as a parent you want to teach your kids

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that they can overcome obstacles and do
things that are really hard and he saw

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how hard that was for me and he’s
talking about running marathons too so

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so that’s it those those hard but it was
so amazing in so many ways i’m happy i

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didn’t so do you have any dreams for the
future now haha . in the future just the

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things they talked about it you know in
terms of running I want to get a little

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bit faster i would love to keep the
podcast going as long as we can keep

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revolving I want to make it continued to
make it interesting and relevant and fun

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and have fun doing it we’re still having
a lot of fun doing it in terms of

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running you know I’m very I’m
middle-aged so now i’m not going to the

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Olympics I just want to get a little bit
better and learn a bit little bit more

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and and help more people do this so I
think those are my goals for that and

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stay healthy you know in terms of
running so do you have any last thoughts

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to share with our audience and I know I
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it’s shared a lot of thoughts like I
think if you have a bad dream or a

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desire you have something that you
really want to do my I think everybody’s

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different but my approach is always it
takes a village

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share it with people i know Joe that
you’re very good at add a bouncing ideas

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off of people and getting different
perspectives I think that’s very helpful

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know that they’re going to be roadblocks
but really try to make small little

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steps to my brother always says if you
have it something that you want to do

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make sure that every day at the end of
the day you can say i did one little

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thing to make that happen you know
whether it’s look up a website or talk

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to somebody or you know save a little
money or whatever you did and I try to

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remember that I think that’s really good
advice i think so too i think that’s

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very inspiring

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well you want to plug your your podcast
i think i already have well last time

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ok it’s about the Mickey miles podcast
is available on iTunes and it is a

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podcast about all things rundisney it’s
hosted by me and by Mike scope up and we

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release our podcast every tuesday and
thursday there about don’t know between

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20 and 45 minutes in length depending on
what’s going on

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we have question shows we have
interviews sometimes it’s just my can I

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often it’s with other people we pull and
if we don’t know the answer to something

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or we know that somebody has a lot more
knowledge in that area we pull in other

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people we talk about gear

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we talked about disney races a lot we
preview them we do a post-race usually

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one of us is it a disney racer one of
our team is there and it’s a lot of fun

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I don’t know what would you say about
the podcast you that it’s a wonderful

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inspiring show and I would enjoy hearing
especially with all the guests that you

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have you here crazy stories like when
Eddie McCoy and was average at random in

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atlanta and then drove down to florida
orlando Michael Miller Michael no that’s

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right is right and you know they they
drove down after running a full marathon

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to run a half marathon in disney front
isn’t what I think wasn’t it was

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somewhere in Georgia but i think it was
Georgia to Atlanta or at orlando in one

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day and ran

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do you know a full and a half it’s crazy
and then they did it with such a such a

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smile on their face I mean seeing them
during that race was was awesome you

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know they were they were so they were so
encouraging to everyone else

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yeah and we talked about you know having
dreams come true Andy McCoy and michael

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miller are just too and enrich Goering
to and so many my running friends are

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just so giving of themselves or other
people just there is two leaders

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supporters Iran the last I did the dopey
it at disney if you don’t know what that

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is it’s the five cake the next day 10k
the next day half and the next day false

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i ran the full marathon with Eddie and
in that group less January and it was

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just all about the fun and the
experience and I was definitely the

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lowest common denominator terms of
running speed and they were just like

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let’s have a blast and they’re just such
a finding in giving group of people so I

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don’t know Joe if you would agree but I
just think disney runners are just

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really big they get life is about fun
and and enjoying each other and it’s

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just it’s cool to hang out with those
people

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I would agree i mean nobody seems to
take its too seriously at least maybe

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because we’re too far back in the
corrals ok

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well thank you very much for coming on
the show Michelle you’re welcome anytime

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and I would see lots of good luck i know
it’s gonna be fun

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thank you it’s been a lot of fun so far
and there’s plenty more where that came

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from

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alright well take care thank you thank
you for joining us for this episode of

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the dreamers podcast follow us on
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ok

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