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Sep 30, 2016

Kristine Gift chats with Liz about how she started running, training for her first marathon and how running has helped her cope with transitions in life.  

Sep 9, 2016

Just months after running her first marathon, Kim Abel was stricken with the rare neurological Guillain-Barre syndrome. In a week's time, she was unable to move and admitted to the hospital.   After treatment for the disease, she had to learn how to move her body and walk again.  She shares her inspiring story of recovery and talks about her goals for the future, including training for the 2016 Chicago Marathon.  

View inspiring short videos about Kim here


Read about Kim's story here

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Aug 12, 2016

Sarah Scozzaro is an ultrarunner, running coach, personal trainer and nature loving California girl currently residing in North Dakota.  Liz and Sarah chat about Sarah's quest to get into Western States and how she fell in love with trail running.  


Check out Sarah's blog


follow Sarah on Instagram and twitter -  @drtyrunner


Aug 5, 2016

Liz chats with Jen McDonald. Jen is an author, editor, military spouse and runner. Her book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse was recently published.  Jen shares how she started running, failed attempts, family support and gives some great advice for beginners. 

Jen's site Here

Purchase Jen's book on Amazon Here

Other books mentioned in this episode:

Running Like a Girl

Run Like a Mother

My Year of Running Dangerously



Jul 29, 2016

Today's chat is with Liz's real life friend Tewanna Irvin. Liz and Tewanna have known each other since grade school.  Over the past three years, Tewanna has transformed her health and body by changing her lifestyle.  Tewanna shares her story and talks about motivation, diet, importance of friendship, losing 86 pounds and running in her first half marathon.  


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Jul 15, 2016

Liz chats with Stormy Phillips, a Tulsa area ultra runner.  Stormy shares the story of how he began running, training for his first 50K, his attempts to get into Western States and his experience of finally running in this legendary race.  

Stormy's blog here


TATUR Racing



Jul 8, 2016

Amy Stone is a triathlete and the host of The Mile After Mile Podcast.  Amy and Liz chat about starting to run, training for triathlons and how she signed up for her first Ironman in France.  Amy also talks about her podcast and what she's learned from competing in endurance races. 

Amy's podcast 

The Mile After Mile podcast



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Jul 1, 2016

Liz chats with marathoner and ultra marathoner Mike Wardian.  Mike talks about his lacrosse background, his job as a ship broker, running and family, consistency and facing fear.  


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Jun 24, 2016

Tiffany Holmes is a Baltimore musician, mom and runner.  Tiffany has been documenting her run streak on Instagram. Liz and Tiffany chat about how Tiffany got into running, racing, running in Baltimore and what Tiffany has learned while doing her 500 plus day running streak.  Thank you, Tiffany! 


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Jun 17, 2016

Rebecca Bell is a runner, coach, teacher, wife and mother.  She has 38 marathons and is training for the JFK 50 Mile race.  We talk about how she blends her own running and coaching, what running means to her and learning to run without her watch. 

Rebecca Bell's blog here



Jun 10, 2016

Alisa Nelson is an artist, art teacher, mom and runner. She started running almost two years ago and has since run four half marathons and has her eye on a possible full marathon.  

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Jun 3, 2016

Liz chats with Natalie Middleton. Natalie has been a sporadic runner for years, but has recently started training more consistently.  Natalie has also started cross fit, which has helped her running.  Liz and Natalie chat about running, crossfit, racing, stretching and Natalie's jump rope career. It is a really fun chat!


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May 27, 2016

To celebrate the 20th episode of Real Runners Chat, Liz is mixing things up and giving you her top 5 things that she has learned about runners from producing the podcast. She also shares the origin story of the show and includes some behind the scenes trivia. 


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May 20, 2016

On this episode, Liz chats with Brian Warfield.  Brian is a ordained minister and hospital chaplain who has been running for about 4 years.  Brian talks about getting into running by using it to wind down and relax after working the night shift at the hospital.  He also talks about competing with his dad, training for marathons and the spiritual side of running.  


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May 13, 2016

On this episode, Liz chats with her real life friend, Joe Warfield. Joe took up running at the age of 55 in order to lose a few pounds.  Since he started running in 2010, he has run in over 30 marathons, including 4 Boston Marathons.  Liz and Joe chat about his mentor, training, the Boston Marathon and what motivates him.  


To hear Liz's chat with Denny Krahe check out the

Diz Runs podcast here.



May 6, 2016

Liz and Jane chat about running clubs, cross training, HIIT, Philadelphia's Broad Street Run and running while mothering small children.  

Mentioned in this episode:

Sorta Awesome Podcast


Laura Vanderkam


Broad Street Run


Apr 29, 2016

Liz chats with real life friend, Aubrey Sloan. Aubrey is 22 years old and just recently graduated from college. Despite being sidelined with injury for the past month, Aubrey just finished her second half marathon.  Liz and Aubrey discuss how she got into running and they also chat about their experience at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon half marathon this past weekend. 



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Apr 22, 2016

This episode's guest is Jenni Carlson, a sports reporter and columnist for The Oklahoman and  Liz and Jenni talk about her job as a busy sports reporter and how Jenni became a runner.  

Jenni's Blog

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Apr 15, 2016

Liz chats with Tom Gibson, a fellow okie and marathon runner.  Tom is a marathon maniac and self-described "running late bloomer."  They chat about marathon maniacs, running with pacers, chatting with others during races, training plans, and trail running.   


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Apr 8, 2016

Liz is joined by Kit Mowdy of the Mowdy Ranch Mustang Trail Run.  The Mowdy Ranch Mustang Run is June 11, 2016 near Coalgate, Oklahoma.  This race is held on the stunning grounds of a wild mustang horse ecosanctuary. This year, runners can chose from distances from 5k all the way up to 50k.  Kit talks about how and why they started the race and the planning and preparation that goes into this trail run. Liz also shares a little about her experience at the run last year.   


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Apr 1, 2016

Laura Norris is a Seattle based RRCA running coach and blogger. Laura shares how she became a runner and what made her pursue a career as a running coach. Liz and Laura chat about why hiring a running coach is beneficial and Laura talks about the most common obstacle her runners face in their training.  Also, find out what distance of race is the most common for runners to seek out Laura's expertise.  

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Mar 25, 2016

Liz and Mellisa met thru Instagram and have bonded thru their love of running and reading.  This chat is truly a conversation between two friends who share many mutual interests. Some of the topics we cover are running, kids, jobs, green smoothies, chocolate milk, bean burritos, books, and tv shows.  

Amazon links to the books discussed on this episode:

Born to Run

Eat and Run


Grandma Gatewood's Walk

A Monster Calls




Caballo Blanco Documentary: 

Run Free Movie


Follow Mellisa on Instagram 



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Mar 18, 2016

Liz chats with Danielle Turk-Bly, a runner and mom from North Dakota. Danielle talks about training for the Boston Marathon while taking care of her family, homeschooling her son, and is very open about some of the struggles she has gone through.  

Danielle's blog:


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Mar 11, 2016

Liz welcomes Melissa, Christina and Angela from Ultra Ordinary Running to the show. They chat about training for the Javelina Jundred, a 100 mile Ultra Marathon in Arizona.  They also share what challenges they deal with while working and training. 

Angela's Twitter: @angelamurf

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Christina's Twitter: @arunningmess

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Melissa's Twitter: @melissa_raguet

Melissa's Blog:


Ultra Ordinary Running Podcast

Mar 4, 2016

In the intro, Corey and Liz talk about their experience at the Post Oak Lodge trail race in Tulsa this past weekend. Also, Liz chats with Dana Ayers, author of Confessions of an Unlikely Runner.  Dana is a former White House staffer and her first race was a 5k with President Bush.  Her book is filled with humorous and inspirational stories of the running adventures she's had over the past ten years.  Thank you for chatting with Real Runners Chat, Dana!

Confessions of an Unlikely Runner available here  


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