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I created this podcast to educate, share my love of life and all that it entails, inspire, and promote movement in its various forms from a mental health aspect Also, I want to connect my listeners with others who will bring inspirational stories and experiences we can all relate to; people who have overcome obstacles to make it to their finish lines.
 
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Mirna Valerio has made it her life’s purpose to live and experience the fullness of humanity each day. She is a Brooklyn native with many talents. Her recognition as a runner has grown after a viral post from her blog, FatGirlRunning. Since then, she has appeared in various publications and was chosen as 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Y…
 
If you run, you’re a runner. One of the favorite mantras shared by this week’s guest. India Cook started running to lose weight in 2008 and running has become so much to her since she started her journey. Since her beginning she has identified and addressed gaps in visibility and representation for women of color. She coaches independently and also…
 
Welcome to Season 4 of Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast. Happy New Year, I pray you all have a blessed and prosperous year. Let's dive into the benefits of staying focused this new year. I have found that with goal setting, less is more. The problem we can face each January is creating plans that we are not ready for. Whatever goal you set i…
 
Doubt is a feeling that can haunt us-- doubt in our abilities, accomplishments, and sometimes even our talents and skills. If you feel this way-- then it’s not just you. I know I myself have struggled with it. In this episode we discuss Imposter Syndrome, or a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishme…
 
In this week’s episode, my guest is the first professional, black female triathlete. I couldn't be more proud of her! Sika Henry has obtained her pro card at Challenge Cancun, which is a half Ironman distance race. She was the third overall, amateur female. Prior to this race, she also competed in challenge Miami. So listen how she was determined, …
 
The sport you start in, isn’t always where you find your success. For Russell Winfield, he found his passion after being groomed to be a Hockey professional, falling in love with snowboarding and deciding to turn his hobby into an opportunity. With determination and vision, he ultimately became the first black professional snowboarder. With his peo…
 
Life is full of unplanned partnerships-- for Fanon and Leon, it’s thanks to their amazing snowboarding trip to Chile that they ended up where they are now, with a venture called Epic Life. What started out as a small group of friends, quickly snowballed into an event with over a hundred fellow adventurers. Inspired by the idea of new journeys, they…
 
This final episode of season three will be in the series Ask The Doc. Stay tuned to learn about my two injuries, treatments and what you can do in a similar situation. Episode Highlights: My bike injury in July 2021 and the injuries that resulted Seeking treatment for my Triangular Fiber Cartilage Complex tear (TFCC) Immobilizing my wrist Persisten…
 
Dominique King discovered healing through therapy, and running was a vital part of it. Dominque's goal is to reach people like her that are looking for a platform that deals with everyday issues of running, marriage and family. Through her platform "Lean In With The King" she shares experiences, advice while offering support. Her mantra is, ‘I live…
 
Not everyone runs to lose weight. Sandra Mikulic is a plus-size runner, mom of 4 who started running at the age of 43. She has used running to better her mental health and physical health. She believes that running is for everyone and no one should be held back by societal limitations on body size and weight. She shares how she has overcome depress…
 
Do you believe in divine intervention and that everything happens for a reason ? Today, I welcome Dr. Shannon Goode to the show. She is a primary care sports medicine physician who lives in New Orleans. She joined the staff of Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute in September 2020. After completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine at U F. H. Wilson Mem…
 
My guest Kelsey Scott is a fellow graduate of Florida A&M University, my line sister (we pledged Delta Fall 93), and my friend. I wanted to release this episode around the premiere of Insecure where she plays Felicia, another attorney who works with Molly at a law firm. Part of my podcast is to feature guests who have overcome obstacles to make it …
 
Today is a very special day for a number of reasons. It's my anniversary. One year ago today, I launched “Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast”. The day is also significant, in that it is the day that my mother passed away with breast cancer, October 27 2008. I decided to launch the podcast as a way to celebrate her memory versus being sad. She …
 
Max Fennell is the first African American professional triathlete to earn his pro card. A former soccer player, Max stumbled upon the sport of triathlon in a coffee shop, of all places. After a year of racing, he was addicted. He is also the CEO of Fenn Coffee which provides premium coffee to elite athletes, weekend warriors, nature lovers, and adv…
 
People fall into endurance sports for different reasons. For Chris Tubbs, physical activity was needed to turn his life around. He started training in his 40s and it has completely changed his attitude towards life. He says he’s like a ‘joyful volcano’ each time he hits the road. In this episode, Chris shares how he got into endurance sports, triat…
 
Episode Overview: How far would you go to fight for your dreams? For Dillon Shije, running has always been a part of his culture and tradition and now he’s on a journey to become the first medical doctor in his community. Dillon’s love for running and his Native American Community has literally taken him to the White house. He has been featured in …
 
One of my favorite things to do on this show is share parts of me. Some of my passions, struggles, fears, victories, there are just a few of the things I share. I thought of the title of this episode after I had my last surgery. The plan was for it to be a story from that time of surgery until the time I completed my another full distance Iron Man …
 
Alphonso Nathan is a Sports Psychologist with a keen interest in supporting athletes particularly young athletes. He helps individuals deal with depression, anxiety, and anger management. As a former football player and athlete, Alphonso found his calling in helping talents overcome the challenges that come with sports. He has found great success i…
 
James Crumlin is a well-known Nashville employment lawyer co-founder of Capitol Steps Workout in Nashville, Ironman Triathlete, and Triathlete Coach. Encouraged by his mother, and following in his father’s footsteps, James says he wanted to be a lawyer for as long as he can remember. One of the proudest moments in his life was accepting the Nationa…
 
If you have ever thought about hiking, this is the episode for you. Heather Diaz shares her passion for hiking and she shares all the tips you need for a hiking trip. Hiking became a way of life for Heather as she was forced to slow down and start noticing the beauty around her. In this episode, you will also learn what to wear when hiking, where t…
 
What I want to talk about today is called saddle sores. I'm not talking about a horse in the saddle, I'm talking about an injury or a concern that some cyclists get. The seat of a bike is called a saddle. If you ride for a long period of time, you have an intimate relationship with the saddle and what's between your legs. Oftentimes people get what…
 
In this episode, I talk about mental health. It's okay not to be okay. Initially, I started running to help me lose weight because I was clinically depressed after my mother passed away with breast cancer and with the emotional eating I gained about twenty pounds. I found that it was not only good for my body, but it was good for my mind and my spi…
 
“After a two-and-a-half-year battle with Plantar Fasciitis, I was finally pain-free and could run.” It was October 2014 when I first experienced the most intense pain from my Plantar Fasciitis after I finished the Chicago marathon. Plantar Fasciitis is when the fascia that connects your heel to your toes becomes inflamed and causes intense pain in …
 
In this week’s episode, I am privileged to have been entrusted with Roderick Sewell’s story. He was born with a condition called Tibial Hemimelia. Against all odds, Roderick Sewell succeeded. He not only succeeded he became a Paralympian, an Ironman World Champion finisher. He inspires in everything he does. His story is amazing. Sports literally c…
 
Deciding to give cycling a try, I started a journey to find the best bike for me. In Episode two, I shared how my godson was the inspiration for me to actually compete in a triathlon. Getting a bike was the first step in that process. After joining a club and attending a group ride, I realized that I had a lot to learn about the sport. Major Taylor…
 
When you hear Level-Up, your first thought would be Ciara, but today I’m here to introduce to you a movement for cycling spearheaded by an entrepreneur named Erica with the same name. Erica Davis, a long-time enthusiast of Cycling, is here today to tell us how she built-- the Level Up Cycling Movement. With a background in business management and e…
 
⁠Dr. Kuku message in this episode is to listen to your body. If she had not she would no longer be here with us. Her story is one of persistence and knowing when to ask for more. Life is a journey, and often time we are our first and best advocate when it comes to health. Episode Highlights: Who is Dr. Dayo Kuku? What Does It Mean to Listen to Your…
 
From a very young age, Dayna has suffered from depression from growing up in a predominantly where the European standard of beauty was always pushed on her. She sought therapy at a young age and her mother was very supportive of her. Yoga came to Dayna in a very unplanned way. She was having a challenging day and stumbled upon a yoga course. In thi…
 
Audra talks in detail of how she started in fitness and the reason why she built her business, BeautiFitStrong. She has competed in bodybuilding competitions, was a boxer, and has done so much more. Audra is passionate about women empowerment. She infuses this in her programs and training. Tune in you won't be disappointed. Episode Highlights: Audr…
 
Runner's knee is patellofermoral syndrome, or anterior knee pain. It can be caused by a number of reasons. Depending on the particular reason, this will determine the treatment. In this episode, I shared the time that I had to shut down from running a race because of my runner’s knee. Having a runner's knee is not isolated to runners. People who pa…
 
In this episode I talk to my clubhouse BFF. We share so much in common. We both started running to help deal with depression. She generously shares with us her story of how she started running, to sustaining an injury, recovering from it and thriving in the midst of it. Lani Woods is an obstacle course racer, runner, podcast host, works in diagnost…
 
What are your reasons why? Determining your why gives you purpose, motivation, determination, discipline, and consistently. It reminds you of your direction. The key to developing a "Why" is the best way to ensure you are making progress towards your goals and avoid setbacks toward those goals. So, what is my Why? In this episode, I shared my why's…
 
We all know the obvious physical benefits when it comes to running, but what about the mental health benefits? Please tune and listen to Dr. Gina Meyer as she goes through the many reasons why women should start their own journey in running. Most of us (if not all of us) understand that every woman finds strength from their hearts and it empowers t…
 
As an avid runner for over 20 year Uche has tons of stories to inspire you to start running. After you hear this episode you will begin to learn how I became a marathon addict, it is more than just running. Uche speaks to the fact that marathons expose you to confront your limits and what you're capable of. Setting your next goal progresses you, in…
 
Sprained ankles are one of the most frequent musculoskeletal injuries seen in doctor’s offices. There are more than 23, 000 people per day in the United States, athletes and non athletes that require medical attention for ankle sprains. It was my first injury in my running journey. Tune in this episode as I take all of us through some of my most me…
 
Taking care of celebrities isn’t something just anyone can do-- but there’s no harm in reaching for the stars. Joining me today is Dr. Cartise Austin, a dentist who did reach the stars in more ways than one tells how an orthodontist changed her life. In this episode, she’ll share with us how what started as a way to improve her smile gave her inspi…
 
As a highly functional sufferer of depression, Olatunji Oboi Reed needed an outlet for himself to heal-- ultimately finding a form of therapy one day when he decided to take his bike out for a ride for the first time in years; finding joy in the wind and sun around him. He developed a passion for cycling and in the process he found that there were …
 
Insulin- the recurring nightmare and savior of many diabetics in the world. In this episode, Anthony Tony Reed talks about how he found medication in running. Though it may not be a solution available to everyone-- for him, it was exactly what he needed. Anthony was diagnosed with prediabetes when he was eight years old. He was told he would need t…
 
Despite being an orthopedic surgeon, oftentimes I don’t do what I need to do to recover. I admit I can be a terrible patient. In a previous episode, I shared my two-year battle with plantar fasciitis. Well in the midst of that battle, I had another injury. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my own personal experience with a stress fracture. I will sha…
 
Title: Pivoting From a Singing Artist to Performance Coach with Keanna Henson “KJ Rose” A person who sees obstacles as set-backs or a person who sees it as a necessary route to get to where God set you to be, which one are you? How do you treat your obstacles, set-backs, delays? How do you see beyond a devastating incident? How do you succeed in yo…
 
"I love running but I have a love-hate relationship with it because when I pick up speed, I get injured from either doing too much running, or doing too much speed and hill work." How much does it take to reach the finish line? When you love something so much but your body wants to quit, do you give up on it? Being a hardcore lover of running, I wi…
 
Where we start isn’t always where we end up. Today I’m joined by a longtime friend, Rob Hardy, to talk about his life and all it’s unexpected turns and opportunities laid on his path. He has overcome so many obstacles to make it to his finish line. From Mechanical Engineering to Hollywood directing, it wasn’t exactly a straight line for Rob. His lo…
 
When people ask me what my favorite sport is-- they always expect me to answer with running; but that’s not exactly the truth. I love skiing, and I have loved it since 1998 when I joined the Charlotte Breezer ski club. I initially joined to meet some people, and discovered a sport that I am passionate about. Since 2002, I’ve joined every National B…
 
After an injury to her knee in high school, Dr. Sonya Sloan expected to go home with just her treatment-- but that wasn’t the case. She ended up going home with a new dream; to be in the field of orthopaedics. Fast forward to now, she’s a licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon in several states, and the proud vice president of an organization called Black Wo…
 
Everyday that I can run is a good day. There is no bad weather for running, only bad gear. I have learned my body and what works in all kinds of weather. I have learned to brave the elements versus running on a treadmill. If you’re interested in cold weather running, then listen in as I give my recommendations to best protect yourself against the e…
 
Grief and pain know no language, race, or gender. It affects all of us, and we all experience it differently through the stages of grief. From denial to acceptance, the story is never exactly the same. Sometimes we take one step forward, but then two steps back. And that’s okay. In this episode, I walk you through my story of overcoming depression …
 
Today's episode we’re graced by the presence of my friend, Soror, Ism Candice Lenoir. She’s spent her recent years building an impressive resume in the film industry. She recently authored a book called “Being Number One” which we will talk about in today's episode. On top of all this, she’s a budding motivational speaker with her beliefs deeply ro…
 
In this episode we are joined by someone who has inspired me in so many ways! From getting fit, losing 100 pounds-- writing a book about this experience to encourage others, to creating a curriculum for young children, taking care of her Super Duper Young Man (SDYM), and uplifting women particularly black women, she is definitely a force to be reck…
 
You might be aware by now about the fact that I love football and that I do enjoy watching and knowing more about the game! Football is fun to watch. For players, it is a contact sport and can be a dangerous one at that. Injuries sustained by athletes playing the game are too serious not to go unnoticed particularly head injuries. Join me in this e…
 
Welcome to the first episode of Running is Cheaper than Therapy! I’m your host Dr. Ouida Brown, an orthopedic surgeon, a runner, a triathlete, and a sports enthusiast ! And I hope you join me on this journey! In this episode, I’m going to share my story and how running, helped me ease my stress and gave me this unique feeling of euphoria that can o…
 
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