The MR Runningpains Podcast
Those Crazy Saft Kids Again!!!

Those Crazy Saft Kids Again!!!

May 21, 2020

Today (and every day) I need this. I hope it makes you smile. Just a quick conversation with my kids on the state of things in running and life!

Stay positive & keep moving forward!

Keep running my friends!

-MR Runningpains (Aaron Saft)

Episode 13 Michele Hartwig - Race Director, Podcaster, Volunteer, Mom, & Amazing Human Doing!

Episode 13 Michele Hartwig - Race Director, Podcaster, Volunteer, Mom, & Amazing Human Doing!

May 14, 2020

This week I welcome Michele Hartwig! Michele is a beautiful woman by virtue of her wonderful giving heart. I enjoyed our conversation and getting to know this wonderful individual who knows what it means to give back! Thank you Michele for being a leader by action and love for your community and our sport! You're appreciated more than words can express!

You can find Michele, her races, podcast, coaching opportunities, and so much more at Ornery Mule Racing https://www.ornerymuleracing.com

 

Discounts:

Fuel100 Electro-Bites - https://electro-bites.com/

Kogalla - http://kogalla.com/?aff=runningpains

 

Upcoming Events I'm involved with:

Sept. 12 - Cradle To Grave 10k & 30k Trail Races - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74268

Oct. 29-30 - What's is Going to Be...!?!  - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Nov. 20-21 - Hellbender 100 Miler - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70251

Dec. 5 - Headwaters 30k Trail Race - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Jan. 23, 2021 - Tsali Frosty Foot 50k, 30k, 8k - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

 

My Socials, Channels, & Newsletter:

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6J512qA34z_N0KJSU4jfw

 

To sign up for my Newsletter - https://www.mrrunningpains.com

 

Email - runningpains@gmail.com

 

Thanks to Scott Socha for Intro Music & Houston Hamlin for the transition & Outro music, and thanks to all of you for listening! Please share the Podcast and please leave a review, rate, & subscribe if you haven't done so already!

 

Episode 12 - A Letter to Future Me

Episode 12 - A Letter to Future Me

May 7, 2020

Hi all,

This was an emotional episode! I'm going to include my letter to myself below. I hope you'll accept my challenge in this episode and write a letter to your future self as well and if you will, share it with me!

Here's my letter:

May 4, 2020

To Future Me,

 

As it stands, we’re at a crossroads. Life has changed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We’ll most likely lose our business that we’ve built over the passed 13 years. Ha! Almost have to laugh. Just realized this would be our thirteenth anniversary. Fitting to perhaps see it go on such an anniversary. But that’s us isn’t it? We take a chance, work hard, roll with the punches, and see what happens. That’s running in a nutshell isn’t it? Running is a great metaphor for life, work, family, and relationships.

 

As I write this, we’re celebrating thirty years of running. God knows how many miles we have on our legs! We’ve celebrated victories, taken running to many levels, and followed our dreams. We’ve been to some amazing places and met people I hope we never forget! All while never taking performance enhancing drugs or cheating the system, the course, our sport, or ourself. I hope as you read this that still holds true!

 

We’ve got two amazing kids and the best wife that share this journey. We’ve tried to be an example of endurance, hard work, philanthropy, and love. I see our kids’ potential. I hope we bring it out in them and help them along their path to finding their happiness in life! I hope we continue to love every living being and do our best to make a difference in our community locally, nationally, and globally.

 

We’ve helped to create a number of things that have such far reaching impact. May we continue to learn, innovate, and evolve new and old ideas in the hopes that we create happiness and joy for others. I hope we continue to forge new relationships with others and collaborate in making new events, groups, trails, and ideas that are conceived with the love in our hearts and the purpose of spreading joy and happiness to ALL!

 

We wear our heart on our sleeve. We don’t hold back our emotions or our passion. We tell people we love them, and we mean it! May nothing ever perverse this! The world has always been jaded in some ways, but love shall always triumph! May we keep the burning passion for life, for its experiences, and adventures. For it’s the adventures that keep us young. What’s next? What goal has excited us? That’s what we live for! I hope we keep pushing, keep exploring our boundaries and our potential.

 

Aaron, we found ourself a long time ago! When I look in the mirror, I can look myself in the eye. Remain open, honest, trustworthy, and compassionate. Continue to work on your patience, listening to others, and asking for help. We’re not perfect, we’ll never be! However, we can always strive to be better and love deeper. We’ve found our passion in life. We know what makes us happy! Follow your heart. It hasn’t misled us yet!

 

Pride has hampered us in the past. Don’t let it cloud your judgement or inhibit your decisions!

 

Let’s continue to express our gratitude to the world. Find grace in every action and give thanks for every experience. The positive and the negative as we can learn from each. Never stop learning. Keep engaging your mind. You have to keep up with your wife and kids somehow!

 

That said, smile and laugh at yourself. Don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re a small fish in the large open ocean.  Stay humble and remember you’re here to serve others.

 

May we speak out when we see others wronged. Remember what it was like when we were wronged, and no one stood up for us! As an individual, we may be weak, but as a collective group, together our voices are so much stronger! Stand united with your brothers and sisters for what is right and what is just!

 

We’ve made mistakes, we’ll make more. It’s whether we continue to learn from those mistakes and not make them over again. We’ve asked for forgiveness and we forgive. May our heart stay open and continue to see and bring the best out of people.

 

Life is beautiful. Continue to take a moment of each day to appreciate your opportunity, then go out there and make the best of it!

 

Remember the statement, “Own your dash!”? We’ll have two dates on our gravestone. Those aren’t truly important. That dash mark in between is the key. What did we do in between those two dates? Did we live? Did we make a difference? Keep moving forward Aaron! Own that dash!!!

 

Love. Love all without thought, judgement, or prejudice.

 

Peace. Find peace without fear, negligence, or pompousness.

 

Endure.

 

So, the final question, did you stay true to yourself? Can you read back through these and say, “Yes Aaron! I did!”

 

I hope so…

 

I love you!

-Me

 

Podcasts I mentioned:

  • Running Rogue Episode #181
  • Tom Goom Episode #40
  • Crooked Butterfly Podcast
  • Clean Sport Collective Podcast

 

Clean Sport Collect I've Pledge - https://cleansport.org/join-us

 

Discounts:

Fuel100 Electro-Bites - https://electro-bites.com/

Kogalla - http://kogalla.com/?aff=runningpains

 

Upcoming Events I'm involved with:

Sept. 12 - Cradle To Grave 10k & 30k Trail Races - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74268

Oct. 29-30 - River Loop 6/12/24 Hour Races - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Nov. 20-21 - Hellbender 100 Miler - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70251

Dec. 5 - Headwaters 30k Trail Race - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Jan. 23, 2021 - Tsali Frosty Foot 50k, 30k, 8k - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

 

My Socials, Channels, & Newsletter:

https://www.facebook.com/MRRUNNINGPAINSEVENTS/

https://www.instagram.com/mrrunningpains/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6J512qA34z_N0KJSU4jfw

 

To sign up for my Newsletter - https://www.mrrunningpains.com

 

Email - runningpains@gmail.com

 

Thanks to Houston Hamlin for the music, and thanks to all of you for listening! Please share the Podcast and please leave a review, rate, & subscribe if you haven't done so already!

 

 

Episode 11 - Physical Therapist Miriam Salloum of The Runners Mechanic Physical Therapy Clinic

Episode 11 - Physical Therapist Miriam Salloum of The Runners Mechanic Physical Therapy Clinic

April 30, 2020

These week I welcome my personal Physical Therapist Miriam Salloum of The Runners Mechanic to the Podcast! We talk about Physical Therapy, Injury Prevention, Tools & Tricks of the trade, and so much more.

I also have to special surprise guests in the intro...ENJOY!!!

 

One correction, Miriam mentioned Will Flemmings Instagram Post, it was actually Physical Therapist Mike James of "the Endurance Physio".

 

Miriam can be reached by email - runnersmechanic@gmail.com & through her website - https://www.therunnersmechanic.com

 

We mention Jay Dicharry multiple times. His book "Running Rewired" & MOBO Board can be found at his websites:

Dicharry's Website - https://anathletesbody.com

Book - https://aerbook.com/maker/productcard-3386421-2530.html

MOBO Board - https://www.moboboard.com/shop/mobo-board

 

Miriam's other suggested book is 80/20 Running by Matt Fitzgerald. It can be found at https://www.8020endurance.com/products/

 

Upcoming Events I'm involved with:

Sept. 12 - Cradle To Grave 10k & 30k Trail Races - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74268

Oct. 29-30 - River Loop 6/12/24 Hour Races - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Nov. 20-21 - Hellbender 100 Miler - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70251

Dec. 5 - Headwaters 30k Trail Race - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

Jan. 23, 2021 - Tsali Frosty Foot 50k, 30k, 8k - Registration & Information Coming Soon!!!

 

MR Runningpains & Aaron Saft

My Socials, Channels, & Newsletter:

https://www.facebook.com/MRRUNNINGPAINSEVENTS/

https://www.instagram.com/mrrunningpains/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6J512qA34z_N0KJSU4jfw

 

To sign up for my Newsletter - https://www.mrrunningpains.com

 

Email - runningpains@gmail.com

 

Thanks to Houston Hamlin for the music, and thanks to all of you for listening!

 

Please share the Podcast and please leave a review, rate, & subscribe if you haven't done so already!

 

Discounts:

Fuel100 Electro-Bites - https://electro-bites.com/

Kogalla - http://kogalla.com/?aff=runningpains

Episode 10 - Terry Chiplin - Being & Living a Life Full of Mindfulness

Episode 10 - Terry Chiplin - Being & Living a Life Full of Mindfulness

April 23, 2020

In this episode I talk with my friend & mindfulness mentor Terry Chiplin. Terry talks about his journey, the highs and lows, through life, and how running brought him to being more mindful and using meditation and mindful practices to live a happier and healthier life! Thank you my friend for you time, your thoughts, your knowledge, & your vulnerability to express everything in this Podcast!

 

Note, Terry quoted Sonya Rene Taylor and not Brene Brown in the Podcast. https://www.sonyareneetaylor.com/

 

From announcements:

Cradle to Grave 30k & 10k Trail Race - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=74268

Hellbender 100 Miler Volunteer Sign Up - https://https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70251/register.aspx?did=70251

My Coaching Services - https://www.mrrunningpains.com

Clean Sport Collective - https://cleansport.org/join-us

Ordering from Foot Rx Running Asheville - footrxstaff@gmail.com

Headspace - https://www.headspace.com

 

Terry's Links:

 
 
 
 
positive running movement newsletter - https://www.activacuity.com/positive-running-movement/

 

Discounts:

Fuel100 Electro-Bites - https://electro-bites.com/

Kogalla - http://kogalla.com/?aff=runningpains

 

My Socials, Channels, & Newsletter:

https://www.facebook.com/MRRUNNINGPAINSEVENTS/

https://www.instagram.com/mrrunningpains/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6J512qA34z_N0KJSU4jfw

To sign up for my Newsletter - https://www.mrrunningpains.com

 

Thanks to Houston Hamlin for the music, and thanks to all of you for listening! Please share the Podcast and please leave a review, rate, & subscribe if you haven't done so already!

 

 

Episode 9 - Personal Experience & Practice with Race Day Nutrition/Hydration Plan

Episode 9 - Personal Experience & Practice with Race Day Nutrition/Hydration Plan

April 16, 2020

In this episode, I talk about my personal experiences with training and practicing your nutrition and hydration plan for your races.

I have no affiliation with any of the following products, companies, or people.

Dog Collar/Leash & Lighted Collar - https://www.niteize.com/collection/Pet.asp

LED Visibility - https://www.niteize.com/collection/LED-Flashlight-Accessories.asp OR https://www.nathansports.com/collections/safety/wearable-lights

Visibility Vests - My personal Favorite - https://www.amphipod.com/products/visibility/reflective-vests/xinglet

Gu Flavor Wheel - https://guenergy.com/pages/flavor-science

Jason Koop Nutrition Plan Bullseye Article - https://trainright.com/bullseye-nutrition-plan-ultramarathon-runners/

Thanks to Houston Hamlin for Intro & Outro music!

For coaching, questions, or comments, you can reach me at runningpains@gmail.com

Please follow me on YouTube, Facebook, & Instagram

Subscribe to my newsletter on my website www.mrrunningpains.com

Please leave a review & share the Podcast if you would!

Thank you for your time!

Aaron Saft

MR Runningpains

Episode 8 - Registered Dietitian Jake Edmiston - Runners Nutrition

Episode 8 - Registered Dietitian Jake Edmiston - Runners Nutrition

April 9, 2020

In this Episode, I chat remotely with Jake Edmiston, a Registered Dietitian about all things nutrition for runners. It's a long episode, so sit back and enjoy!

Please let me know if there are topics you'd like to hear covered in upcoming episodes! You can reach me at runningpains@gmail.com

Jake Edmiston can be reached at edmistonrdn@gmail.com

His rates & services can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iuZ4V34_P5qnnoqFyBiPj2DojrHzdeUPfPi3PdiqFB4/edit?ts=5e89f377

Resources from the episode:

The Single Stage ultra position paper:

 
SCAN
 
Harris Benedict Equation

Thank you for your ears! Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, & Strava as Aaron Saft. Please subscribe to my newsletter at www.mrrunningpains.com

 

Episode 7 - Adding Speed & Core/Strength to your Training

Episode 7 - Adding Speed & Core/Strength to your Training

April 2, 2020

Let's get you faster. In this episode I talk about a very simple way to introduce speed and get faster in your training. I also talk about so simple ways to add core/strength to your training. 

Please reach out to me with ideas for what you want to hear/learn about. 

Thank you for your ears!

Stay safe!

Aaron Saft

MR Runningpains

Resources:

Books

Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry

Quick Strength for Runners

DVD's

The Iron Strength Workout for Runners - Jordan D. Metzl, MD

Building A Better Runner - Running DVDs.com Volumes 1 & 2

Links

Aaron Saft YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6J512qA34z_N0KJSU4jfw

My Coaching Site - www.mrrunningpains.com

Hellbender - https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=70251

Healthy Kids Running Series - https://healthykidsrunningseries.org

David Roche's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDRockin/videos

Episode 6 - Perspective

Episode 6 - Perspective

March 26, 2020

There's so much going on the world, so how do we stay positive through all of this? That's the core of this episode!

I'd like to thank Huston Hamlin for recording the guitar intro & outro for me! I'm learning how to add things in. HUGE LEARNING CURVE HERE!

Stay healthy & safe!

Love to all!

Aaron Saft

MR Runningpains

Episode 5 - Knowing when NOT to run (and race)

Episode 5 - Knowing when NOT to run (and race)

March 11, 2020

Lot's going on in my world right now with Coaching (both adults & Middle School Track), the shop (Foot Rx Running), Hellbender 100 Miler (April 3-4), & now helping Kogalla sell their lights (you'll have to listen). please visit http://kogalla.com?aff=runningpains and use code Runningpains to receive 15% OFF your Kogalla purchase. 

In this episode, I talk about how Corona Virus is affecting Hellbender 100 (and the world), update on my foot injury and my son's, The Great Outdoors Act learn more & act at https://secure.everyaction.com/9qr-HO9hoEOdtEUo06j1jw2?fbclid=IwAR1I_d46O1HnlfvGVk35W8uTNG6hvCMG0WZoOXVmklA_gEZU8qANGqQcdkI

I also dive into things that keep us from running like injuries, illness, & travel.I talk about how to come back and adjust goals for racing and knowing who to see/talk to when you are injured.

Thanks again for listening!

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