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Join host Taylor as she sits down with runners from all walks of life to delve into their unforgettable first marathon experiences. From the nerves at the starting line to the euphoria of crossing the finish, each episode offers a candid look at the highs, lows, and unexpected twists of preparing for and conquering 26.2 miles. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just considering lacing up your running shoes for the first time, this podcast is your go-to source for motivation, inspiration ...
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Ever considered running a marathon, but thought that it's impossible? Curious to know what it's like to train with a coach? Join first time marathoner Duane France and experienced endurance coach Morgon Latimore, The Peoples Coach, as they work together to show that, with the right training and motivation, a marathon is not just for superhuman athletes...mere mortals can do it too!
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Strides for Strength

Michaela Robertson & Erin Rosen

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Michaela and Erin are RRCA certified run coaches and Registered Nurses by degree! The Strides for Strength podcast is where running meets everyday life. We focus on mindset, physical strength and all of life’s in between moments of self doubt and fear both on and off the run. Our mission is to make running SIMPLE and FUN while we pull back the curtains around all things running tips, tricks, motivation and lifestyle with athlete interviews, guest experts combined with our many years of runni ...
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Have you thought about finally starting that business now that your kids are older? Do you ever stay awake wondering how to mesh your passions into purposeful work? Do you have big, ambitious goals, but feel overwhelmed or even unqualified to pursue them? Do you desire simplicity and a life without hurry, but you still want to pursue your goals? With inflation skyrocketing, you may be feeling the need to make some extra money to take the pressure off at home or just to have fun money again, ...
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Join us as we chat with Travis, who started off walking the dog as a way to get outside and moved and quickly was able to turn that into training and completing a marathon within just 18 months. Travis shares his secrets, the turning points in his journey, and how he found a supportive community that fueled both his social media presence and runnin…
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Hey Winner, Did you know that relying on social media for your business marketing can actually lead to burnout? There are so many ways it affects not only our mental health, but also our nervous system, and when we burnout, it’s much harder to recover and start again. That’s why I wanted to bring nervous system expert Michelle Grosser in today to t…
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Join us as we dive into the inspiring story of Jason, a physical therapist and passionate runner whose ultimate goal was to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Discover his "why" behind his racing, the challenges and triumphs, and the unwavering support of his family that fueled his journey. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just startin…
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Hey Winner, The wall is done and now the Jews are soaking up the word. There aren't thousands of Bibles readily available for them to have in their own tents. No, they come together to hear an orator read the word. They read for hours together. They long for it. God's word is our treasure, but we often neglect it for other things. Think about it...…
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Join us as we dive into Julia’s remarkable journey from a complete beginner to crossing the finish line at the Wilmington Marathon. We chat about how she got herself from couch to her first 5k, integrated training into her busy schedule, and shattered her own expectations along the way. Tune in to hear her personal anecdotes, struggles, and the tri…
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Hey Winner, What keeps us from actually doing the thing to achieve our goals? It comes down to the question of, “Are your goals aligned with your purpose?” Because if they are aligned with your values and where you feel led to serve, then this will lead to more meaningful and sustainable success. If they aren’t aligned, we may not be as motivated t…
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Hey Winner, The wall was built, but there was more to be done. Once you hit a goal, it doesn't stop there. There's still more to be done. Nehemiah 6:15-16 says the wall was finished in 52 days and all the surrounding nations were afraid once they heard about it because they perceived that the work had been done with the help of God, which, of cours…
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On this episode we sit down with Amber, a true race enthusiast. She fearlessly embraced the running world, conquering her first marathon, an ultra marathon, and even pacing another marathon—all within her first year of running. Amber’s experiences spanned a spectrum of challenges, from the grueling 26.2 miles of her debut marathon to the mental and…
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In this episode, we sit down with Tony to delve into his remarkable journey through three marathons. We talked about how incredible it was for him to run the New York Marathon as someone who grew up watching the event on TV. Now, as an adult, he shares his firsthand experiences of participating in this iconic event as well as two other local races …
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Hey Winner, I'd say in the last week I've had a few doubts... Is this really where God wants me? Is my message resonating with anyone? Is this just too hard to make work right now? Am I good enough? How about you? Can you relate? Maybe you're asking, "But, Gabe, how can you have those questions when you have a successful business?" Because we all d…
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In this episode, we chat with Shelley, a seasoned runner with over 20 years of experience. She shares her journey from running her first marathon with her running friends with little knowledge of what it actually meant to prepare and fuel properly for a marathon, to battling injury and running her second marathon 10 years later! Shelley is now a ru…
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Hey Winner, I see you there, mama... 😘 You want to step into the woman God created you to be, but you struggle with balancing purpose, mom life, and being His faithful daughter. Am I right? Well, I’m excited to share about the third annual, life-giving momference -- I AM MOM -- where I am a featured speaker sharing about how to crush God-led goals …
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Join me as I chat with Rachel, a runner who has 15 years of running experience and 10 marathons under her. She discovered her passion for running from a nudge her mom gave her to run her first 10k and shares her journey from novice jogger to completing her first marathon at the Twin Cities Marathon. We dive into her most memorable moments and how a…
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Hey Winner, If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of roles and a lot of things on your plate that you juggle on a daily basis. With all the kid activities, work responsibilities, trying to keep up with the home management, how in the world can we add working on our online business into the mix while still maintaining any kind of balance? Well,…
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Join us as we sit down with Noelle to discuss her journey as a busy mom and marathoner. We delve into the highs and lows of her training, the unexpected sickness she came down with on race day, and the resilience she discovered within herself. If you're a mother runner or simply curious about the magic of marathons, Noelle’s story will inspire you …
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In this episode, we dive deep into the world of track workouts and how they can truly transform your running game. Erin and I share our personal experiences with track workouts, from overcoming fears to embracing the challenge. We discuss the logistics of finding a track, track etiquette, and the importance of pacing during these high-intensity ses…
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Erin, an everyday enthusiast, shares her transformation from a skeptic to a passionate runner after running the 2023 Chicago Marathon. We dive into her initial doubts, the mounds of advice she encountered online, and how she's been able to reframe her relationship with running by finding herself a running community where she belonged. Join us as we…
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In this captivating episode, we sit down with Scott who talks about how he stumbled upon an extraordinary talent in running. Scott’s journey to becoming a marathoner is filled with twists, setbacks, and moments of sheer determination. We talk about a 5K race he entered on a whim where he ended up surprising himself with a top 3 finish. That unexpec…
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On today's episode, I sat down with Makenzie, affectionately known as “The Realistic Runner” to chat about her transformative journey toward pace inclusivity and her remarkable feat of running her very first marathon. But Mackenzie’s story isn’t just about personal achievement. She’s an advocate for slower runners, those who may not break records b…
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Hey Winner, I'm excited to share my social media story with you today. I did this interview with Rashidat Odeyemi on her YouTube channel, and I thought I should bring it to you as well. We walk through: Why I chose to get off social media for life and business Top three ways I connect with my target audience since I'm off social How to be flexible …
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Hey Winner, Are you sick of feeling like you HAVE to be on social media for business marketing? Are you tired of trying to grow your business the hustle-culture way? Are you longing for deeper relationships rather than fleeting ones in your scroll. Are you ready to use social media how you want (or not at all)? Then I want to invite you to the Grow…
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In this episode, Alex Hermanson shares his journey from spectator to conquering his first marathon in the iconic NYC Marathon. We talk about more than just personal achievements— Alex dives into inclusivity in the running world, his love for the technical side of running, and how important it is to take fuel into your own hands. Let’s lace up and s…
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Get ready to be inspired by the incredible journey of Coach Erin as she conquers her marathon weekend and qualifies for the Boston Marathon. From missed water stops to unexpected calf cramps, Erin shares the highs and lows of her race day experience . Join us as we dive into the mindset and training that propelled Erin to achieve her dream of quali…
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Hey Winner, Are you sick of feeling like you HAVE to be on social media for business marketing? Are you tired of trying to grow your business the hustle-culture way? Are you longing for deeper relationships rather than fleeting ones in your scroll. Are you ready to use social media how you want (or not at all)? Then I want to invite you to the Grow…
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Today, we're joined by Beth, a nurse in the Navy who shares her incredible journey of starting as a new runner and progressing to completing multiple half marathons. Beth's story is an example of how dedication, consistency, and a positive mindset can lead to achieving your goals on the run and beyond EVEN while working 12 hour shifts. In this epis…
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Join us as we dive into Fran's incredible journey from hating running to embracing the marathon distance with open arms. Get ready to be inspired to start your own journey as Fran shares her story of resilience, determination, and ultimately falling head over heels in love with the sport. Follow along with Fran at @fran_runs on Instagram!…
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Hey Winner, When social media marketing started, Faith Hanan was all over that and poured so much time and effort into it, only to realize that she couldn’t sustainably do that and maintain the type of boundaries and presence that she wanted for herself and her family. So she took those same skills that she was using on social media and poured them…
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Hey Winner, In Nehemiah 6, those opposed to the wall did everything they could to get Nehemiah to stop the project. And the enemy does the same thing to us in our own projects. First, he'll try to destroy us. If he can't destroy us, he'll try to distract us. If he can't distract us, he'll try to discourage us. And if he can't discourage us, he'll t…
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Hey Winner, Do you ever question the dreams you have or the goals you're pursuing? Do you wonder if they're really God-given or if you just think you're supposed to do them? Do you get weary as you go through the motions? Do you wish you knew that you were working in your calling? Dreaming is a God-given blessing! He wants us to dream. He wants us …
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In this episode of "My First Marathon" we're joined by real estate investor Cody Caswell as he walks us through his first marathon experience - which happened to fall into the ultra marathon category! Cody shares his transition from a casual runner to completing the grueling 27-mile challenge, discussing the mental and physical challenges he encoun…
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Hey Winner, In Nehemiah 5 we notice that the Jews become discouraged once again and our struggling to build the wall of Jerusalem. They know the wall is for their own good and protection, but they're struggling to make means meet in the meantime. They're mortgaging their fields and even selling their kids to slavery to pay the debts they owed. The …
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If you've ever found yourself obsessing over the numbers on your fitness tracker or stressing about your HRV, sleep, and recovery stats, then this episode is a must-listen. Danielle dives deep into why we need to start tuning into our bodies more than our gadgets, and it's a game-changer! Danielle has a unique background for which she has become kn…
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Hey Winner, At the peak of his career in the automotive industry, Rich had to give it up due to chronic health challenges, and it left him wondering, "What's next?" He wants to make an impact with the gifts God has given him. He’s feeling the nudge to make waves in the car and homesteading industries, but he was struggling to catch the vision for w…
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The episode highlights how Laura's mindset shifted over time, from struggling to run a full mile without stopping to completing races with strategic pacing and control. Through consistent training and guidance, Laura learned to trust her abilities and push herself beyond what she thought was possible. This growth in confidence and performance is a …
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Ever wondered if you COULD actually find a run club that you love?! Alexandra Weissner is the co-founder of Brunch Running and Steamboat Marathon event producer. She has been producing running events for more than a decade. Her passion is all about creating community through sweat and inspiring others to lace up. She loves to run and she has comple…
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Join us for a special first episode of the "My First Marathon" podcast, as host Taylor shares her unforgettable journey to completing her very first marathon. Taylor takes us through the highs and lows of her marathon training, from the initial decision to cross the finish line triumphantly, she reflects on the challenges faced and the lessons lear…
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Hey Winner, What do you do when opposition comes your way? You are on the path you wholeheartedly believe God wants you on, but it seems every way you turn, you come up against a stumbling block or some type of distraction trying to get you to stop. In Nehemiah 4:1-6, the Israelites came up against opposition as they were working on the wall. And t…
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Ever wondered how you can OPTIMIZE your performance as an endurance athlete? WE GOT YOU. Strap in for this episode of Strides for Strength, where Jen and Jenny from Restore Hyper Wellness are about to blow your mind with game-changing recovery modalities. Diving into a world of innovation and optimization as we explore the science behind cryotherap…
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Hey Winner, Christy has big dreams for her business growth, but it didn’t start out that way. It started as a smaller virtual assistant business where she took her 30+ years of experience and started helping business owners get organized online. Her vision has expanded way beyond being a solopreneur into how she can scale and help even more busines…
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Hey Winner, Nehemiah 3 teaches us about community. It's about people from all walks of life coming together to begin building the wall to rebuild Jerusalem. When you look deeper in the chapter, you notice three things: There were no carpenters or professional wall builders in the mix These were ordinary people from every walk of life God always use…
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Need PROOF as a nurse wanting to conquer big goals on the run but afraid of the time they take? In this episode of Strides for Strength, we sit down with Hannah, a superhero nurse who's juggling her scrubs with her running shoes. 🏥👟 She's a testament to the power of perseverance, and her story is a must-listen for anyone who's ever doubted they cou…
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Hey Winner, Why does a clear vision matter, and how do we uncover and define our unique passions and purpose? How do we catch the vision God wants us to have, and how do we know that’s the one? What does goals God’s way actually mean? If you have any of these questions, then you’re in the right place because today we’ll chat about: The significance…
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Hey Winner, Once Nehemiah got approval from the king to leave and go rebuilt Jerusalem's walls, he came up against other oppositions of enemies who didn't want him to be successful, but also opposition from God's people themselves because they were so discouraged and weary already. He had to remind them of who they were and encourage them to join h…
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Hey Winner, Perfectionism is one thing that really prevents us from moving forward with our goals or with our businesses. It can stop us in our tracks and become an excuse for why we haven’t really truly made the effort to achieve our goals. Do it imperfectly. Done is better than perfect. Heard these things before? BUT… how? We need to illuminate t…
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Hey Winner, We are called to pray fervently, and God is and will be working in the background, but we have a role to play too. Waiting is an action verb. In waiting for the Lord's answers or the, "Yes, go!" we can be planning what the next steps are, and, along the way, God will confirm them (or change them). We need to be in motion for God to move…
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Anybody else wanna know what sunglasses everybody was wearing at the Olympic Trials or nah? Coach Mich and Erin debrief their take on the marathon trials and then we dive in to all things post race recovery and reverse taper! We break up with the rule of 'you need a 14 day taper' as we discuss power of the reverse taper and how it can help you boun…
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Hey Winner, This episode first aired on The Real Happy Mom podcast with Toni-Ann, and I just so enjoyed our conversation that I wanted to bring it to you! In this episode, you'll hear Toni-Ann interviewing me about all things creating simple goals that you CAN and WILL finish in the season of life you're in. We talk about how to identify goals that…
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Hey Winner, Before Nehemiah went to the king and gave his request to leave to help God's people, he prayed and fasted for four months. I've been meditating on this for how we are so rushed and wanting answers quickly, but God is patient and wants us to trust Him and to come to him in prayer. Not just once, but fervently. What does that mean for us …
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Any former soccer player/athletes turned marathoners around here?! So is Nicole! Get ready for an episode filled with motivation and inspiration as we chat with the incredible Nicole, a run coach through Atlanta Run Club, elite marathoner & former soccer player. Nicole takes us on a journey through her 10 years of running, starting from her soccer …
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Hey Winner, I had a student ask me a really good question the other day, and it made me take a step back and to think again about why I'm doing what I'm doing. He asked, "I know that in your podcast you talk about the importance of your kids seeing you win. I also know that in Finish Line Goals you talk about the Boston Marathon. I wonder what your…
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