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Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy
Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy
Dr. Ouida Brown

I created this podcast to educate, share my love of life and all that it entails, inspire, and promote movement in its... more

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Who Am I? Who Are We As Athletes When We Can't Compete

In this episode, the last of Season 6  I'm sharing my personal journey. It has been a challenging season since... more

05 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
From Navy Officer to Ironman: Tom Scheer's Journey to Fitness

Navy officer, college president, and entrepreneur are only a few of Tom Scheer's many accomplishments. In this inspiring episode. Tom... more

15 Mar 2023 · 51 minutes
Finding Yourself Beyond Sports with Anna Marcolin

Do you find it difficult to define yourself beyond your sport? As athletes, we often identify ourselves with our sport... more

08 Mar 2023 · 54 minutes
David Redmond Explains The Importance of Community in His Triathlon Journey

David Redmond started  his triathlon journey following his divorce. He has  a family history of high blood pressure. He knew... more

01 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Dr. Nina Franklin- That Salad Lady- Talks Us Through Her Journey of Food and Nutrition

On today’s episode, we will hear from renowned wellness expert and distance running enthusiast, Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin. Also known... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Pushing the Limits: The Story of Alex Torres and His Iron Man Journey

Alex Torres, an Ironman Triathlete, shares his journey of overcoming challenges and realizing his potential to become an Ironman. Alex... more

08 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Team Culberson Shows Us That Health and Fitness Can Be A Fun Family Affair

This episode features two athletes sharing their journeys, successes, and challenges. This mother-and-son duo in sports always finds a way... more

01 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
Lloyd Henry Explains How Initial Failure Helped Him Become a Better Athlete

Some of the most important lessons are the ones we learn from failure.  Lloyd Henry is  a 32-time Ironman &... more

25 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Having Peace When You Have to Pivot In Life

Pivoting can provide stress and uncertainty as it is changed from an original plan. Change can also be somewhat scary. ... more

18 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
REBROADCAST- Who or What is Your Inspiration?

As we go into a new season, let me start by thanking everyone who has taken even a minute of... more

11 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
REBROADCAST-New Year, New You!!!

Welcome to Season 4 of Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast. Happy New Year, I pray you all have a... more

04 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
REBROADCAST: Dr Gina Meyer- ARC Every Women Has a Runner Within

We all know the obvious physical benefits when it comes to running, but what about the mental health benefits? Please... more

28 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
REBROADCAST- Dr. Shannon Goode: All Things Work Together For Our Good

Do you believe in divine intervention and that everything happens for a reason ? Today, I welcome Dr. Shannon Goode... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
REBROADCAST- Mirna Valerio :The Mirnavator, A Beautiful Work In Progress

Mirna Valerio has made it her life’s purpose to live and experience the fullness of humanity each day. She is... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
REBROADCAST- Tony Drees: A Purple Heart Veteran, Adaptive Athlete Who Uses Skiing As A Vehicle To Serve The Community

Tony Drees is  a Purple Heart  Desert Storm Veteran; as well as an adaptive athlete who uses skiing as a... more

08 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
REBROADCAST-Camille Baptiste: A Triathlete Who Has Vowed To Keep The Fun In Racing. Fitness + Friends = Fun

Where did the fun go? Have you ever felt that you did not fit in when participating in a triathlon... more

30 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Homecoming: What Does It Mean To Come Home?

Today I am discussing a very interesting topic “ Homecoming: What Does It Mean to Come Home”. I stumbled across... more

23 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Aaron Hickman Explains How He Motivates Newcomers in Endurance Sports

Aaron Hickman started his fitness journey at 15 years of age because the requirement to join the high school basketball... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Stacy Winters, The Happy Athlete, Tells How An Attitude Of Gratitude Helped Following A Cycling Accident

Stacy Winters has had a more than 30-year running career. She's participated in countless 5k's, 10 k’s, half marathons, marathons.... more

09 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
Colonel Yvonne Spencer, Marathoner And Ironman Triathlete Explains The Importance Of Empowerment

⁠Colonel Yvonne Spencer is an eight time full distance Ironman finisher. She is a 2020 long course triathlon team member,... more

02 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Terrance Lyles Marathoner, Triathlete, And founder Of Men Run Deez Streets Explains How He Encourages Black Men To Run And Be Fit

This is a very special episode. Tomorrow is my two-year podcast anniversary. It is also the day my mother transitioned... more

26 Oct 2022 · 54 minutes
Valerie Tyler Proves That Age Is Really Only A Number! The Only Limitations Are The Ones You Set For Yourself

Valerie Tyler is one of my former coaches. She taught me how to swim and how to overcome my fear... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ask The Doctor: What Are The Stages Of Recovery?

Today the focus will not be on post-race recovery, but on post-surgery and post-injury recovery. I have received many questions... more

12 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Shauna Anderson Explains How She Thinks Big, Determines Her Own Destiny, And Realizes Her Wildest Dreams

Shauna Anderson is a Mechanical engineer and mathematician who has taught for 25 years in the United States, Ethiopia and... more

05 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Liz Yerly Explains The Importance Of Physical Therapy For Rehab, Injury Prevention And Performance Enhancement

Liz Yerly has been my physical therapist since 2014. I initially saw her with plantar fasciitis but she has since... more

28 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Coach (Mo) Maurice Wills Explains Why His Athletes Hate Him In Training But Love Him Race Day.

Coach Maurice (Mo) Wills is the man who is responsible for getting to the start and finish line of all... more

21 Sep 2022 · 46 minutes
The Importance Of Sleep In The Endurance Athlete

Many people who lead active lives, particularly athletes, are guilty of sacrificing sleep in pursuit of other responsibilities. It’s not... more

14 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
How A Dream To Outlive His Parents Inspired McKenley Mason To Become A Marathoner And An Ironman Triathlete

McKenley Mason is an old friend of mine whom I met back in 2015 at the Football Hall of... more

07 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Dr. Tiencia James Explains Her Journey From Running With Her Dad As A Child To Qualifying For Kona

Dr. Tiencia James is a physician, a wife, mom, marathoner, and a triathlete. This mother of three started running... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
TJ Bryan: Explains How She Saved Herself at Age 64 By Taking One Step at a Time

TJ Bryan is a career educator, an author and a runner who continues to run well into her seventies. TJ... more

23 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Bernard Lyles: An Ambassador Of The Sport of Triathlon Explains How He Started In Endurance Sports and How His Youth Program Began

Bernard Lyles is the founder and director of Tri-Masters Chicago and is better known in the sporting community as the... more

17 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Tribute to The Late Darrell Freeman Sr.

I was heartbroken to learn that my friend and fellow triathlete, Darrell Freeman Sr. had passed on the evening of... more

10 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Zsa Zsa Porter Explains How She Conquered Fear and Doubt to Become a Runner, Ironman Triathlete, and so Much More.

Zsa Zsa Porter is an exceptional friend, an avid runner, member of Black Girls Run,  vegan restaurant owner, Iron... more

03 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Sabrina Slocum: A Sole Sista On The Run Explains How Fitness Has Always Been An Integral Part Of Her Life.

Sabrina Slocum has been active in sports since high school. She ran hurdles, ran 100m, played basketball and even participated... more

27 Jul 2022 · 42 minutes
Ronnie Fields Jr : Journey From The Couch To An Ironman 140.6 Triathlon

Ronnie Fields Jr. is one of the younger athletes that you will find in a typical triathlon  race. A star... more

20 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
REBROADCAST: Reason I Became a Marathon Addict with Uche Anusionwu

As an avid runner for over 20 year Uche has tons of stories to inspire you to start running. After... more

06 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
REBROADCAST: Reason I Became a Marathon Addict with Uche Anusionwu

As an avid runner for over 20 year Uche has tons of stories to inspire you to start running. After... more

06 Jul 2022 · 46 minutes
REBROADCAST: Chris Tubbs: Triathlons - Why He Loves This Shi...

We all fall into running for different reasons. For Chris Tubbs, physical activity in his daily routine was badly needed... more

29 Jun 2022 · 54 minutes
REBROADCAST: Reginald Smith - How Running Saved His Life

Today is a very special day for a number of reasons. It's my anniversary. One year ago today, I launched... more

23 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
REBROADCAST- Ironman Who Motivates An Entire City to live a Healthier Life with James Crumlin

James Crumlin is a well-known Nashville employment lawyer co-founder of Capitol Steps Workout in Nashville, Ironman Triathlete, and Triathlete Coach.... more

15 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
REBROADCAST- Sport Psychology: The Mind-Body connection with Alphonso Josiah Nathan

Alphonso Nathan is a Sports Psychologist with a keen interest in supporting athletes particularly young athletes. He helps individuals deal... more

08 Jun 2022 · 50 minutes
REBROADCAST- It’s OK not to be OK

In this episode, I  talk about mental health. It's okay not to be okay. Initially, I started running to help... more

01 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
REBROADCAST- What Are Your Reasons Why

What are your reasons why? Determining your why gives you purpose, motivation, determination, discipline, and consistently. It reminds you of... more

25 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Diversity and Inclusion of People with Disabilities- Adaptive Athletes

Following my knee injury, I had to have two major surgeries that have put me out of service for weeks.... more

18 May 2022 · 18 minutes
Kimberle Smith Austin Explains Why Health Is Wealth

From the boardroom to the pavement Kimberle Smith is an accomplished coach. Who has helped many businesses thrive and also... more

11 May 2022 · 49 minutes
Roy Wood Jr: Obstacles To Opportunities, The Value of A Second Chance.

Roy Wood Jr. is a man who made a mistake early in his life. He knows first hand that believing... more

04 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Ask The Doctor: What Is Microfracture Surgery?

I've been running since 2010. I sustained my major first knee injury following three marathons in three months in 2012.... more

20 Apr 2022 · 25 minutes
Lisa Tanker Explains How She Helps Women Be Fearless On Their Wellness Journey

As a woman who has walked in the same steps as many of her clients, Lisa Tanker lives and breathes... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
Dominique and Ken King: A Conversation About Relationships, Fitness, Family and Life's Struggles

Dominique and Ken are creators of Lean In With The Kings and The Grow Up Wild Podcast. Lean In... more

06 Apr 2022 · 55 minutes
Khadijah Diggs: What is DISK and How It Will Ultimately Impact The Sport of Triathlon

We discuss in-depth her journey into coaching, her recent award nominations, creating her legacy strategy, working with less represented women... more

30 Mar 2022 · 55 minutes
Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

I am a perfectionist.  I try to be perfect in everything I do. No one is perfect, it is impossible.... more

23 Mar 2022 · 21 minutes
Andrew Williams: The Non-Traditional Athlete Who Has Excelled In All Aspects Of Endurance Sports

Andrew Williams  was very active in sports as a child.  As he grew older he was more focused on academics. ... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Eric Carson Explains How He Became An Avid Cyclist Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Eric Carson has been living an active lifestyle since the 90s that most of us would be happy to emulate.... more

09 Mar 2022 · 53 minutes
Yolanda Holloway Stevens Explains How She Overcame The Fear of Doing Hard Things

What merely started as a desire to get active after two ACL surgeries and subsequent weight gain, turned into attaining... more

02 Mar 2022 · 38 minutes
Failures and How We Can Learn and Grow From Them

We all in this life have goals, aspirations, things we're trying to improve on, whether it be relationships, whether it... more

23 Feb 2022 · 25 minutes
Annette Melecio Explains How Triathlons Were Instrumental In Saving Her Life

Annette Melecio, an Ironman Triathlete, shares her journey of finding triathlons and how it saved her life.  Annette is  my... more

17 Feb 2022 · 50 minutes
Dawn Angelique Roberts: Running Coach Who Learned The Importance of Listening To Her Body and Being An Advocate For Her Own Health

Listen to your body because your body is always talking to you. The day Dawn paid attention to stubborn chest... more

16 Feb 2022 · 49 minutes
Tammy Whyte: A Running Coach with a Wholistic Approach to Training

What does it take to be a great coach? What do you need to find a coach? As Tammy Whyte... more

09 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Danger Of Perfectionism

You can concentrate on being perfect so much until it takes the joy out of the process. Life is hard.... more

26 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
India Cook: Running Coach and Advocate Who Is Working To Change The Landscape Of Running

If you run, you’re a runner. One of the  favorite mantras shared by this week’s guest. India Cook started running... more

12 Jan 2022 · 30 minutes
Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy
Failures and How We Can Learn and Grow From Them
Running Is Cheaper Than Therapy

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We all in this life have goals, aspirations, things we're trying to improve on, whether it be relationships, whether it be professionally,... more