Podcast S1|E19: Jamie Hershfang, from “sympathy claps” to 2021 Top-Ranked 50 miler

Podcast S1|E19: Jamie Hershfang, from “sympathy claps” to 2021 Top-Ranked 50 miler

Jamie Hershfang ultra runner with DW Running discusses her running journey from 0 to 62, creating challenges to stay motivated during the pandemic including raising money for COVID Solidarity, her team, Fleet Feet Chicago, the Bank of America race series, and her personal cause: the National Eating Disorders Association.

DWRunning Racing Team: https://www.dwrunning.com
Fleet Feet Chicago: https://www.fleetfeet.com/s/chicago (plus in person at the Lakeview location on Southport except Wed & Sat)
Instagram: @jamiehershfang

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

Podcast S1|E16: Valerie Jencks, running for Gilda’s Club Chicago

Podcast S1|E16: Valerie Jencks, running for Gilda’s Club Chicago

Valerie Jencks discusses coming back to running after cancer, battling “long-haul COVID”, training for her first marathon at 60, and why she’s running for Gilda’s Club Chicago.

Valerie’s Team Gilda Fundraising page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3636697

Valerie’s Professional website: https://www.valeriejencks.com

Valerie’s Ted Talk Link: How to Rewrite History

Run for Gilda’s Club Chicago to ensure that anyone impacted by cancer is empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. For more information, please contact Rebecca Peters: rebeccapeters@gildasclubchicago.org.

Gratitude: 25 Years Running

Gratitude: 25 Years Running

There have been a couple running milestones I missed commemorating here because I haven’t been as prolific this year as I’ve been in the past. The first was my 25th Runiversary. That is, the 25th Anniversary of the day I started running which passed unceremoniously on March 4th. The second is Global Running Day which happens each year on the 1st Wednesday in June. So, yesterday.

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A “How-To” Guide to Running (or Walking) Every Street in (your) Town

A “How-To” Guide to Running (or Walking) Every Street in (your) Town

It may be more challenging to get workouts in right now with gyms closed. Exercising, however, is a necessary tool to maintaining our mental health. Especially important right now. Where I am in northern Illinois, we are again being asked to adhere to some strict guidelines around social distancing including a new “stay-at-home recommendation” which went into effect yesterday. 

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