Ali on the Run Show

Ali on the Run Show

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Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show — your best running buddy! This is a podcast where we talk about working hard, running hard, and doing whatever it takes to break a physical and mental sweat. I’m your host, Ali Feller, and I’m a writer and editor
40. Dr. Leah Lagos, Clinical Sport & Performance Psychologist
Aug 31 • 40 min
Dr. Leah Lagos is a clinical sport and performance psychologist in New York City. On this episode, we talk about mind and body training, the evolution of sports psychology, and performance anxiety. Dr. Lagos explains why she thinks I’m “physiologically…
39. Registered Dietitian Kelly Hogan
Aug 3 • 62 min
Kelly Hogan is the Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Manager at the Dubin Breast Center at Mountain Sinai in New York City. It’s a long title—but it basically means she’s a super smart registered dietitian who wants to help people establish non-diet…
38. I’m Back!
Jul 18 • 33 min
Is this thing on?! It’s been a month since the last episode of the Ali on the Run Show, but I am so happy to be back. On this episode, I’m sharing where I’ve been, what’s been going on, and how I’ve been feeling throughout my latest Crohn’s disease flare.…
37. Lindsey Hein, Host of the I’ll Have Another Podcast
Jun 15 • 72 min
We’re flipping the script today and I’m putting Lindsey Hein in the hot seat! Lindsey is a super speedy runner (she holds a 3:13 marathon PR and ran a 1:32 at the 500 Festival Mini Half Marathon a few weeks ago), a mom of three boys (Marshall, Louis, and…
36. On “Motivational Phrases”
Jun 13 • 27 min
Motivational phrases are meant to inspire us — but they sometimes kinda stink. Today I’m sharing the ones I’m just not digging, especially while I’m working my way through my latest Crohn’s disease flare. Plus, I offer up my take on rest, recovery, and…
35. Mia Michaels, Choreographer, Director & So You Think You Can Dance OG
Jun 8 • 65 min
Mia Michaels is a legendary choreographer and director. She’s best known from her time as a judge and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance, where her contemporary choreography earned her three Emmy Awards and household-name-level fame. But before…
34. Global Running Day & Why I Run
Jun 6 • 31 min
Global Running Day is Wednesday, June 7! So on this episode, I’m talking about why I run, what I love about the running community, and why I sometimes miss being a new runner. I also share a bit more about my history with exercise addiction, and how I…
33. Natalie Morales, TODAY Show Anchor & Host of Access Hollywood
Jun 1 • 42 min
I was so excited to record this episode with one of my favorite journalists, news anchors, and role models, Natalie Morales. Natalie is best known from her time on NBC’s Today show, where she was a national correspondent, news anchor, and co-host in New…
32. Crohn’s Disease Q&A
May 30 • 38 min
I’ve had Crohn’s disease for 25 years, and there have been lots of ups, downs, and in betweens during that time. So while I’m no doctor, expert, or attending on Grey’s Anatomy, I have figured out a few things that work for me and my particular illness. In…
31. Dan Nevins: Army Veteran, Double Amputee & Yoga Teacher
May 25 • 66 min
Dan Nevins is a yoga instructor and motivational speaker. He’s also a double amputee: Dan lost both his legs in an explosion while serving overseas in the Iraq War. In this episode, Dan talks about his time in the United States Army and the National…
30. My Crohn’s Disease Story
May 23 • 21 min
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 7 years old. It was a scary, confusing time in my life, and while I’d love to say I’ve figured it all out since then, the truth is that this disease constantly keeps me on my toes. I’m someone who loves to…
29. Meredith Kennedy, Marketing Operations Manager at BuzzFeed
May 18 • 58 min
Meredith Kennedy is the Marketing Operations Manager at BuzzFeed, and is the brand’s former Editorial Chief of Staff. Before that, she made the rounds in the television industry: She was a Booking Producer at the Today Show, was Katie Couric’s assistant,…
28. Let’s Talk Running Pet Peeves
May 16 • 23 min
I love running! That’s no secret. I love doing it, I love talking about it, I love racing, and I love training. I love the easy runs, the hard workouts, and the long runs. But sometimes it just feels good to vent, so that’s what I’m up to today. From…
27. Meggie Smith, MD, Chief Resident in OB-GYN at NYU Langone Medical Center
May 11 • 63 min
Meggie Smith is a chief resident in OB-GYN at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and is working to be a reproductive endocrinologist and reproductive specialist. (“I want to help women have babies,” she says.) We met when Meggie was in…
26. My Running Story
May 9 • 34 min
I never expected to be a runner — and I certainly never expected running to be something I actually enjoy. On this episode, I take a run back in time (too cheesy?) to share how I found, hated, dabbled in, hated again, tried for real, and eventually…
25. Bethany Lyons, Founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga
May 4 • 72 min
Bethany Lyons is the owner, founder, and CEO of Lyons Den Power Yoga in New York City. Before opening the Baptiste yoga-style studio, she was the first-ever hired instructor at SoulCycle, and was a regional manager in charge of the group fitness programs…
24. Talk Thirties to Me: Lessons I’ve Learned Since Turning 30
May 2 • 30 min
It’s no secret that I love being in my thirties. In honor of turning 32 this weekend, I’m using this episode to take a look back on the last two years and reflect on the most important lessons I’ve learned since entering my thirties. (Spoiler: It’s a lot…
23. Lauren Conkey: 3:18 Marathoner, Mother & Public Health Advocate
Apr 27 • 56 min
Lauren Conkey is 3:18 marathoner, vegetarian, and mom to two girls, Amelia (3) and Mabel (8 months). She’s the blogger behind the now-retired Health on the Run, and lives in Rhode Island, where she works in public health — and on this episode we find out…
22. How I Finally Got Over My Body Issues
Apr 25 • 30 min
On this episode, I talk about my history with body-related issues — starting when I was a young dancer to my college years and my post-collegiate experience with exercise addiction — and what I did to get past them. I spent years obsessing over how I…
21: Brynn Fessette O’Neill, Physical Therapist at Finish Line Physical Therapy
Apr 20 • 60 min
Brynn Fessette O’Neill is a physical therapist at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City — in fact, she’s my physical therapist! On this episode, Brynn talks about how she became a physical therapist and shares her advice for anyone considering a…
20. Stop Waiting
Apr 18 • 8 min
I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, so on this episode, I’m sharing something my yoga teacher read to me once called “Stop Waiting.” It’s about how we need to stop waiting for life to happen to us, and instead need to be the ones in control,…
19. Michele Gonzalez AKA NYC Running Mama
Apr 13 • 73 min
Michele Gonzalez, best known as NYC Running Mama, is a Staten Island-based mother, runner, marathoner, Ironman, and Instagram superstar. On this episode, Michele and I talk about how she’s feeling as she gets ready to run the Boston Marathon, what her…
18. My Running & Life Mantras
Apr 11 • 20 min
Words can be powerful! On this episode, I talk about the mantras, quotes, and phrases that get me through tough runs and hard times. From Broadway lyrics to single words, these are my go-to thoughts for when things get difficult. Things I Mention on This…
17. Relationship Q&A with Brian Cristiano
Apr 6 • 67 min
We’re mixing things up on this episode to dish out some serious realness, openness, and honesty. Brian Cristiano is the founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide, a sports advertising agency in New York City. He’s also my husband, so on this episode, Brian and I…
16. We Were All New Runners Once!
Apr 4 • 26 min
We were all new runners once! On this episode, Lucy Wallace and I look back on all the things we didn’t know or understand when we first started running, from shoes and sports watches to race etiquette. Here are a few highlights: At 4:30, Lucy says: “I…
15. Page Williams, Ironman, Blogger, LinkedIn Digital Strategist
Mar 30 • 68 min
Page Williams is a California-based triathlete and Ironman, is the blogger behind Twenty-Six and Then Some, and is a senior marketing manager at LinkedIn. Before heading to LinkedIn, where she oversees digital and social media and paid media strategy for…
14. My 10 Favorite Races
Mar 28 • 23 min
On this episode, I count down the top 10 races I’ve ever run, and I share a little bit about why I love each one so much. Check them out: Runner’s World Half & Festival The race: http://rw.runnersworld.com/rwhalf/ My 2014 recap:…
13. Chris Mosier, Transgender Athlete & Advocate
Mar 23 • 78 min
Chris Mosier is a Hall of Fame triathlete and duathlete, and was called “The Man Who Changed the Olympics” by The BBC and New York Magazine. He’s a barrier-breaking Nike-sponsored athlete, who you may have seen in Nike’s commercials during the 2016 Rio…
12. Thoughts We Had During Our First Half Marathons
Mar 21 • 18 min
On this episode, my friend Lucy Wallace and I share some of our most vivid memories from each of our first half marathons. A few highlights… At 5:03, Ali says: “I definitely remember choking, gagging, and slightly dry-heaving on the side of the course…
11. Candice Huffine, Model, Runner, and Founder of Project Start
Mar 16 • 72 min
Even if you don’t know her name, you definitely know her face! Candice Huffine is a well-known model, represented by IMG Models, with a seemingly never-ending resumé. She has appeared in the pages of Vogue, W, and Glamour (and on the cover of Vogue…
10. The Worst Mistakes I’ve Made as a Runner
Mar 14 • 20 min
On this episode, I share my roundup of the worst mistakes I’ve made since I started running in 2008. 10. Wearing the wrong size sports bra. My current favorite running bra is the Brooks UpLift Crossback:…
09. Sarah Conklin, 3:37 Marathoner & Picky Bars Employee
Mar 9 • 64 min
Sarah Conklin is perhaps best known on the internet as the blogger behind “Once Upon a Lime.” She lives in Bend, OR, where she works for Picky Bars, the sports bar company founded by professional athletes Lauren Fleshman, Jesse Thomas, and Stephanie…
08. The 10 Most Influential People in My Running Life
Mar 7 • 22 min
On this episode, I share my list of the top 10 people (and one dog!) who have had the most profound impact on my life since becoming a runner. Show Notes: 10. Bethany Lyons Follow Bethany on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bethanyalyons/ Lyons Den…
07. Megha Doshi, Local Marketing Director at Strava
Mar 2 • 68 min
Megha Doshi is the local marketing director for Strava, the social networking site for athletes. Before heading to Strava several years ago, Megha worked for Nike, where she was a member of the digital sport group at Nike. She’s a sub-three-hour…
06. Chris Heuisler, the National Run Concierge for Westin Hotels and Resorts
Feb 23 • 65 min
Chris Heuisler is the National Run Concierge for Westin Hotels and Resorts. He has every runner’s dream job — traveling the country to meet runners and hear their stories — and he beat out more than 1,100 applicants to get the gig. Chris and his team of…
05. Alice Saunders, Creator of Forestbound and 3:19 Marathoner
Feb 16 • 58 min
Alice Saunders is the creator of Forestbound, a Boston-based company that makes and sells canvas and leather bags made from historic textiles. Alice is also a super speedy runner and marathoner. She started running later in life, and now boasts some…
04. Running Coach John Honerkamp
Feb 9 • 71 min
John Honerkamp is a former Olympic Trials qualifier, a running coach, and one of the co-leaders of the November Project tribe in New York City. He boasts an impressive running history: He competed at the Olympic Trials in the 800 meters when he was still…
03. Alison Desir, Founder of Harlem Run
Feb 9 • 63 min
Alison Desir is a runner, writer, and blogger, and is the founder of Harlem Run. She was the driving force behind the recent Run 4 All Women, a run from Harlem to Washington, D.C., that raised more than $100,000 for Planned Parenthood. Alison is also the…
02. Brian Cristiano — Being Married to Someone with Crohn’s Disease
Feb 9 • 59 min
Brian Cristiano is the founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide, a sports advertising agency in New York City, and the host of the Sports Marketing Huddle podcast. He’s also my husband! So on this episode, we talk about what it’s like living with—and…
01. Ultramarathoner Emily Halnon
Feb 9 • 62 min
Emily Halnon is an ultramarathoner who lives in Eugene, OR. After completing an Ironman and running a 3:08 marathon several years ago, Emily decided to make the shift from road races to trail running and ultras. She has since run a handful of 50-mile…
00. Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show
Feb 9 • 2 min
Welcome to the Ali on the Run Show — your best running buddy! This is a podcast where we talk about working hard, running hard, and doing whatever it takes to break a physical and mental sweat. I’m your host, Ali Feller, and I’m a writer and editor in New…