Whether someone has paced you to your goal, peeled you off the ground after a difficult race, stayed home with sick kids for your run or workout, traveled to cheer you on, transported, housed, or fed you, or sent you that perfectly timed text…. our support person/people are important. Love and support make it possible for many of us to continue to pursue running.
In this week’s episode, we hear from A to Z Running Podcast listeners about their support people and we tell a few stories of our own.
The World of Running
The Millrose Games were full of epic performances. We talk about Donavan Brazier and his American Record 800m performance, Elle Purrier and her huge PR and American Record in the mile, and Ajee Wilson’s 800m American Record.
Main Topic: Love & Support
Although we march many runs and races solo, many of us are surrounded by support. We are recognizing that today with stories of support people.
Thank you to so many of you who shared your stories with us!
Here are some we’ve included in the Podcast:
John Cody Risch tells us about his coach, Nate VanHolten laying down (quite literally) his own comfort for Cody’s performance.
Rebecca Cruttenden shares her unlikely hero during her Ironman races.
Pete Mumbower recognizes his friend Tim Kragt for communicating and caring throughout training. A text of support matters!
Some of the people we mentioned (although please know the list could go on and on.)
Andi: Parents, grandfather, Mother-in-law and very supportive siblings and sib-in-laws, Aunt Priscilla Hansma, Rebekah Nobel, Jen Wackerle, Kendra Ross, & Janelle Thorne.
Zach: Family, Coach Q, Jed Christiansen, Adam Looman, & Josh Modert.