This is the time of the year when we all give thanks for the blessings in our lives. And we share our time with the people we love over a nice meal. Thankfully, we have that opportunity this year, though we must still be respectful to follow the current restrictions as we travel. I'll be visiting my brother in Pittsburgh this Thanksgiving.
Congratulations to all of you who will be running the 2022 Boston Marathon. Everyone who qualified this past year will be accepted! If you've not run Boston in the past and are qualified, go for it. Get it done. Qualifying times are set for 2023, and who knows what the cutoff time will be.
In this episode, I dive into the subject of the heart and running. I mentioned two runners last episode that experienced heart attacks during their race. And the most publicized was 34 year old Meghan Roth at this year's Boston Marathon. My family has a strong history of heart issues and I must pay close attention to my heart health. Even if you think you are healthy and in shape, it is good to get a checkup at least once a year. Meghan was in peak shape. Preventive maintenance is the best medicine for sure.
I focus on two runners, Marla Sewall and Darlene Anita Scott, both were in shape and had heart issues. They are both grateful to be alive. And I also throw in a heartfelt story that you will absolutely love. Enjoy this episode.
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Eat a lot because you earned it! And remember, especially now, to be kind to others, even if some are not kind to you. It's good for the heart, mind, and soul. The world needs more kindness, right!. Peace everyone!
[00:32] - Host Jim Lynch
[02:44] - Marla Sewall
[05:43] - Darlene Anita Scott
[08:27] - Active.com - Heart Information Pertaining to Running
[10:45] - Julie "Hurricane" Hawkins
[12:49] - Inspirational Running Quote/Jim episode close
- Heart Stopped
- Writer - Tate Gunnerson
) - Marla's Facebook Page
Darlene Anita Scott
- Heart failure survivor - Article
- Writer - Diane Daniel
) - Darlene's Website
- How Running Affects your Heart (Author - Kim Dinan
Julie "Hurricane" Hawkins
- Video breaking world record
(USA Today - Writer - Wyatte Grantham-Philips
) - WAFB 9 Baton Rough, Louisiana Article and Interview
Inspirational Running Quote
"Don't run with your legs, run with your Heart." - Ultramarathonman, Dean Karnazes
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