Podcast S1|E24: John Jaeger, 50 Marathons for Mercy Home

Podcast S1|E24: John Jaeger, 50 Marathons for Mercy Home

John Jaeger, board member and long-time supporter of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has challenged himself to run marathons in all 50 states! He is almost to the half way point having run marathons in 22 states and has also raised a whopping $152,000+ toward his $250,000 goal. He shares what inspired him to do this, what keeps him going, and lots and lots of fundraising tips for all charity runners. This episode will motivate you on your charity marathon journey for sure!

One of 50!

Learn more about John and Mercy Home here: https://www.mercyhome.org/blog/leadership/meet-our-board-members-john-jaeger/ 

John’s Fundraising page: https://p2p.mercyhome.org/diy/john-jaeger

Or call or text John at 708-347-4921 to support him or learn more.

Podcast S1|E23: Lydia Nader, Nutrition for Optimal Performance

Podcast S1|E23: Lydia Nader, Nutrition for Optimal Performance

Lydia Nader, registered dietitian nutritionist, discusses the importance of nutrition for optimal heath and performance, especially for marathon runners. We also talk about her experience growing up with Girls on the Run and how she continues to give back to this organization that shaped her lifestyle.


https://fuelwithnader.com
IG: @fuelwithnader
Twitter: @RUNwithNader
You can also find Lydia on Thursday nights running in Logan Square with 3Run2. For more info: https://www.threeruntwo.com or look for 3Run2/Three Run Two on Facebook, Instagram, and Strava.

Podcast S1|E22: Kurt Fliegel, Solutions to End Gun Violence

Podcast S1|E22: Kurt Fliegel, Solutions to End Gun Violence

Kurt Fliegel, runner, concerned citizen, parent and grandparent, (and yes, my husband) discusses practical solutions to end gun violence. He answers the question, “what can I do” and provides a template that everyone can use today to create a personal plan of “positive, organized, networked action.” He is a supporter of Sandy Hook Promise, but suggests that you look at all the non-government organizations advocating for solutions and find the one which best aligns with your values and thinking.

I would also like to add that Kurt, having recent dental surgery, was reluctant to come on, but felt this cause was too important not to, although he was still a little self-conscious about his speech being less than normal. Sounded okay to me, 🙂 but I promised to put this disclaimer in.

Kurt’s template, which can be used to mobilize for this and other causes can be found HERE

Kurt can be found on Twitter: @kurtfliegel and Instagram (mostly running) @flglchicago

Podcast S1|E20: Tim Bradley, Chicago Area Runners Association

Podcast S1|E20: Tim Bradley, Chicago Area Runners Association

Chicago Marathon training begins the week of June 6! Tim joins to discuss what participants can expect from CARA’s summer marathon training program, advice for first-timers as well as seasoned marathoners, and his own running and marathon experiences.

More info about CARA Summer Marathon Training: https://www.cararuns.org/summermarathon 

Contact Tim: Tim@CARARuns.org

Instagram: @coachtimbradley @cararuns

Podcast S1|E18: Carrie Cihasky, Team PAWS

Podcast S1|E18: Carrie Cihasky, Team PAWS

Carrie Cihasky represents Team PAWS. We discuss the mission and impact of the largest no-kill shelter, the benefits of running for Team PAWS, overcoming the “fundraising is out of my comfort zone” fear, and her own journey as a charity runner.


For more on Team PAWS: https://my.pawschicago.org
Inquiries regarding running for Team PAWS: TeamPaws@pawschicago.org
Find PAWS on all socials @pawschicago and @teampawschicago