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Carissa Galloway and John Pelkey

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Announcing over a million people across a finish line, John and I (Carissa) have seen our share of inspiration. We are here to share these amazing stories and provide nutrition tips and motivation to help you enjoy every run. Similar to what happens at a start line, we have no idea where each episode will go, so join us for the fun!
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Being over 40 can make getting healthy and fit much harder. The 40+ Fitness Podcast is designed to address various health, fitness, and nutrition topics with you in mind. Your hosts, Allan Misner & Rachel Everett want to encourage, educate and entertain you as you travel on your health and fitness journey. Lose weight over 40. Get fit over 40.
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We are thrilled to sit down with Bob and Jac from the Rise and Run podcast, a podcast that we have followed and listened to from the begining. This dynamic duo provides an entertaining look into their transitions from an Army pilot and a Disney Tower of Terror operator to dedicated members of the runDisney community. They, along with Carissa and I,…
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Embark on a captivating journey as we celebrate a decade since Meb Keflezighi's heart-stirring victory at the Boston Marathon. His narrative isn't just one of athletic prowess; it's a profound reminder of the resilience of the human spirit. Throughout the episode, Meb's reflections on his remarkable win weave through our discussion, touching on the…
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BBBrooke is a beacon of light in the runDisney community and a creative force behind must-have Disney-themed accessories. Brooke's journey from starting line to entrepreneurial success is as captivating as the fairy tales we've grown to love. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a Disney devotee, her story of transformation, underscored by the c…
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Step back in time with us as we relive the poignant and powerful Olympic journey of runner and coach Jeff Galloway amid the energy of Atlanta. Our special episode, recorded with a live studio audience during the Jeff Galloway weekend, takes you through the highs and lows—from his electrifying qualification for the 1972 Olympics to the intense race …
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When the finish line tape breaks and the cheering fades, the stories of the race remain, rich with triumph and heart. That's where Creigh Kelley, a titan of the running commentary world, comes in. Join us as we sit down with Creigh, celebrating his 30-year legacy as the voice of the Walt Disney World Marathon, sharing tales that transcend the races…
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Imagine being on the starting line with not just the weight of your own expectations but that of an entire nation known for its marathon legends. That's the world Peres Jepchirchir lives in, and she's not just surviving; she's thriving, with Olympic gold to prove it. In a heart-to-heart, Peres unwraps the layers of her journey—Olympic glory, Kenyan…
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As the fireworks of another Princess Half-Marathon weekend fade, we're left with a tapestry of emotions and glittering memories. Alongside the effervescent Tracy Wu and Riley Clermont, we unfold the stories that powered each stride and heart-pounding mile. From the unscripted comedy of our rehearsals to the deeply personal narratives of warriors li…
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Embark on an enchanting run with us as we chat with the Tutu Guys, Thom and Adam, whose love for runDisney events and penchant for whimsical race attire have made them legends among the running community. This episode isn't just about the miles logged or the costumes donned; it’s a heartfelt reflection on the transformative power of friendship, fit…
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Embark on an extraordinary voyage of resilience and endurance as we unpack the story of Sofie Schunk, an engineer and type one diabetic who defied all odds to become an Olympic Marathon Team Trials qualifier in Orlando. Sofie's narrative isn't just about crossing finish lines; it's a testament to the power of persistence, balancing a demanding care…
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As we barrel toward Paris 2024, the heartbeats of Olympic dreams echoed through Orlando's strees during the 2024 Olympic Team Trails Marathon. Tune in as I share the sweat and soul of athletes like Clayton Young and Connor Mantz, who exemplify teamwork in its purest form. Step inside the announcer's booth with Carissa and Carrie Tollefson as we pee…
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Neely Gracey is a marathoner who's not just breaking the tape at finish lines but shattering world records with a stroller. Our conversation meanders through the mental landscapes that elite runners like Neely traverse as they chase down personal bests and the stories that keep their feet moving when their bodies scream for reprieve. Imagine settin…
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On episode 627 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we have the sixth and final part a 6 episode series on Building the Best You. This episode is recorded to stand alone, however you’ll get more value if you listen to the previous episodes (622, 623, 624, 625 & 626) first. You can find the full show notes for this episode at 40plusfitnesspodcast.com/627.…
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We are joined by Citius Mag's Chris Chavez, as we celebrate his sub-three-hour marathon and discuss the upcoming Olympic Marathon Team Trials in Orlando. The Olympic Marathon Team Trials are more than just races; they're the culmination of dreams, determination, and sometimes, heart-wrenching decisions. We dive deep into some of the athletes facing…
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Ever laced up your running shoes and felt the urge to just take off? That's the spirit of CJ Albertson, our guest and 50k world record holder, who's here to share his extraordinary journey from a fourth-grade running champ to dominating the first 20 miles of the Boston Marathon. We trace his strides from youthful victories to the professional circu…
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On episode 626 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we have the fifth part a 6 episode series on Building the Best You. This episode is recorded to stand alone, however you’ll get more value if you listen to the previous episodes (622, 623, 624 & 625) first. You can find the full show notes for this episode at 40plusfitnesspodcast.com/626.…
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Experience the grit and grace of athletic achievement as Olympian Carrie Tollefson takes us through her incredible journey from track star to sports broadcaster. Her story is one of resilience and triumph, facing health challenges and making an astonishing comeback to clasp her place on the US Olympic team. Alongside, my co-host Carissa Galloway an…
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We're taking you from the rain-soaked finish line of the half of a half in Disney World to the sunnier (but still chilly) paths of Disneyland and the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Carissa and I contrast the two experiences, sharing the unique atmosphere and community vibe that sets Disneyland races apart. The convenience of the park's layout, t…
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On episode 625 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we have the forth part a 6 episode series on Building the Best You. This episode is recorded to stand alone, however you’ll get more value if you listen to the previous episodes (622, 623, & 624) first. You can find the full show notes for this episode at 40plusfitnesspodcast.com/625.…
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We are honored to be joined by our cohosts of the weekend Riley and Tracy to provide a little recap of the magical weekend that was the Walt Disney World Marathon! As we reminisce about some of the amazing stories we encountered like with the Pease brothers, Kyle and Brent, whose story of resilience and unity in the face of cerebral palsy has resha…
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Stepping into the shoes of a visually impaired marathoner adds a whole new depth to the concept of endurance. In our latest episode, we're honored to share the microphone with Kayla Allene Betz-Swope, or as she's fondly known on social media, @KaylaRunsDisney. Her story isn't just about the miles clocked or the medals hung; it's a testament to the …
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Every now and then, a person walks into your life and brings a spark that ignites a sense of joy and camaraderie. Riley Clermont is precisely that kind of person, and today, we're toasting to his spirit and sharing stories from his remarkable journey. From the sun-kissed shores of Coral Gables, Florida, to the tranquil beauty of Western North Carol…
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Lace up your sneakers and ready your fork—it's time to conquer running nutrition with Registered Dietitian tips from none other than Jamie Lee McIntyre, a dietitian who's no stranger to the twists and turns of endurance nutrition. From powering through those early morning miles to crossing the finish line with a cheer, Jamie Lee's expert advice is …
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When two worlds collide in the realm of endurance sports, extraordinary things happen. Such is the case with Kyle and Brent Pease, brothers who conquer Ironman challenges together despite the hurdles thrown their way by Kyle's cerebral palsy. Our conversation with them isn't just about athletic prowess; it's a profound narrative of inclusion, famil…
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What if we told you that a simple costume can help transform a person’s life? Ok DW's costumes are not really simple but you get the point! That's what you're about to experience in our special bonus episode featuring our Costume Couture Champion, DW. His heartfelt journey has been a beacon of inspiration for many, and his overwhelmingly positive r…
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This week we're joined by the founders of the #RunDopey group who share some of their Dopey tips, inspiring moments, and funny stories they have had along the way. It started as a few friends creating a facebook group to share their training, diet, health tips, attire, motivation with one another, and has grown into a supportive group of 5000! Join…
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Brace yourselves for an inspiring journey. We welcome TikTok sensation and Ironman triathlete, Noel Mulkey, who breaks down his personal metamorphosis from battling substance abuse and bipolar disorder to becoming a champion athlete. With raw honesty, Noel takes us through his triumphant win at Ironman Tulsa and shares his strategies for staying mo…
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Ready for a thrilling ride through the world of sports broadcasting and marathons? Strap in! We've got John Anderson, ESPN's very own, unpacking his journey in the industry, sharing anecdotes from announcing at the biggest marathons, and even revealing his love-hate relationship with running. We delve into his career, the importance of local news i…
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This week, we're joined by fellow runDisney announcer, Riley Clermont, who gives us a true insider's scoop. We are taking a look back at our time during the recent Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Riley dishes out some never-heard-before details. He talks about his return to the race after a long absence, his favorite moments from the Thursday rehearsa…
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In her book, The Mindful Body, Dr. Ellen Langer shows us how Mind Body Unity can help us manage our health and aging. On episode 616 of the 40+ Fitness Podcast, we discuss mindset and how science tells us how to basically think ourselves healthy. You can find the full show notes at 40plusfitnesspodcast.com/616.…
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The fantastic Kristen Terkelson, the creative genius behind some of the most creative costumes that we have seen on the race course will be our guide on this adventure as we dive into her costume couture and her history with runDisney . As we traverse through the fun and creativity of Disney race costumes, Kristen’s innovative VHS box costume will …
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Shoulder and knee problems seem to crop up after 40, usually because we didn't take very good care of them when we were younger. In his book, The Knee and Shoulder Handbook, Dr. Alan Reznik walks us through how to take care of our joints so we can live pain-free. You can find the full show notes for this episode at 40plusfitnesspodcast.com/615.…
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Get ready for a whirlwind journey of costumes, running, and inspiration. This episode welcomes the exceptionally creative DW Burge who shares his transformative relationship with running and how costumes became an integral part of his journey. As a runner who found self-expression and motivation through dress-up, DW's story offers a unique perspect…
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