The Joy of Running and Burpees

September 7, 2017 by Joshua
in Fitness, Habits

Kari Gormley hosts the Running Lifestyle podcast and today she posted her interview of me, “The Joy of Running and Burpees.

She’s done the podcast long enough to go beyond just running to connecting it to more about life. It’s an enjoyable conversation stemming from an enjoyable part of life. Some people don’t get exercise and how it contributes everywhere. This conversation covers that joy.

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The Running Lifestyle: The Joy of Running and Burpees

The Running Lifestyle: The Joy of Running and Burpees

Here are the episode notes:

Josh Spodek is a leadership coach, teacher, marathoner, and burpee enthusiast. He comes on the show to discuss the following:

  • How he surprisingly PRed at the Philadelphia Marathon
  • Why he started running in the first place
  • What was hard about training for the NYC Marathon in Chicago
  • Why he started doing burpees and what he thinks of them
  • Favorite runs around the world (let’s just say we don’t see eye to eye about a certain city)
  • How he first went into the gym with a bad mindset
  • Comparing yourself to others
  • Being true to your values (why he’s changed his mind about driving)
  • How he’s determined what to eat and what not to eat

Serena Marie, RD, and I discuss how color affects our moods and what surprised us about what colors are ideal (or not ideal) for each of us to wear, according to Your Color Guru.

There is a Your Color Guru pre-website launch sale only for TRLS listeners!  Email with the subject line “Running Lifestyle” to book a custom color consultation for $25—that’s half off the basic consultation rate. You’ll receive your color season and a digital color card with your 35 best shades! Take the card shopping with you to make selecting the right clothes for you a breeze!

Serena and Kari then get into a “serious” talk about the benefits of behavior modification, what an ideal habit to have during the first fifteen minutes of arriving home after a long day at work is, and what effects swaddling could have on you.

2017 is the year of the Flourishing Experiment! If you’d like to join a group to help you with your habits and resolutions, or create a Flourishing Experiment yourself, reach out to Kari at for more information.

Click HERE to receive special gifts and to be part of Team The Running Lifestyle Show.

We discuss the following links:

Leadership Step by Step: Become the Person Others Follow by Joshua Spodek

Free Gift from Joshua Spodek


Josh Spodek:

Facebook: /spodekacademy
Twitter: @spodek

Kari Gormley:
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Facebook: The Running Lifestyle Show
Twitter: @KariGormley
Instagram: @KariGormley
Let’s Chat via E-mail

Serena Marie, RD:
Facebook: SerenaMarieRD
Twitter: @SerenaMarieRD
Instagram: @SerenaMarieRD


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Here is Kari, from the About page:

Kari Headshot


I am a runner, wife and mom on a mission to maintain the running lifestyle while balancing everything else in life, including family, career and wellness. This mission has fueled a passion and a tendency for analysis — what do you think about this, what do you think about that, I wonder what this person has to say about this — that has led me to start thought provoking conversations with talented professionals and everyday runners about the best ways a runner-wife-mom like me can just keep running. It wasn’t always this way. I know what it’s like to not want to get off of the couch and turn off the TV. From the couch, I became an off and on runner, which led to training for my second half marathon and subsequent six half marathons and three marathons.

Running has taught me a lot. It’s taught me how my point of view and how I look at running impacts how I see other things. I’ve learned how to look at running as a gift rather than as something I do solely to burn calories.

The most important thing running has taught me is that running isn’t about being the fastest person in my age group – even though I would be really excited if I ever placed in my age group and have a lot of respect for people who do! Running is also not about pushing my body beyond a healthy state!

Running, for me, is a journey. It’s also about the contradiction – the endorphin high running provides that at the same time also makes you feel more grounded.

Running is a way to take care of this vehicle for life called my body and mind. My desire to run better and for longer leads me to make healthier choices all around. And the movement through outdoor space causes me to see many new things, connecting me to my environment.

The gift of The Running Lifestyle is that me/my becomes us/our. Our individual running experiences will become threads in a big tapestry of shared experiences from which we can draw the energy and inspiration we need to keep on running, while balancing everything else.

Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to adopt The Running Lifestyle. Whether you’ve just gotten up off the couch and are just beginning, or you’re training for the next big ambitious running goal, you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Running Lifestyle.

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