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Beth Downs – Inspiring Mother Runner
Episode 41st January 2019 • Feel Good Running | For the Everyday Runner! • Jim Lynch
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Hello Runners,

Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 will be happy, healthy and prosperous and of course filled with many strong injury free miles.

My first interview of 2019 is with my friend Beth Downs. Beth is an amazing runner and her story will not only touch you but will also inspire all that listen. If you are a mom, you will definitely want to listen to this interview. Beth has gone from low self confidence a few years ago and went through a very tough period. Today, she has more confidence than you can imagine! In 2018 she ran 3,539 miles and many of those miles was pushing in her beautiful little girl Ella in the jogger. She is a spin instructor at the Maui Powerhouse Gym and a Ambassador for Mind Over Matter Athlete. I think the world of Beth and you will too once you hear her story.

In this episode I also go into New Year Running Resolutions. Most of us don't stick with them... Surprise! So if you are an existing runner that would like to become stronger and faster in 2019 or if you are a want to start running, I give one piece of advice that will increase your chances of sticking with it. Join a local running group! Yes...a running group. I spent several years of my life running by myself but when I joined a running group, my entire world changed. My running became more fun and I met some of the most wonderful people on the planet that are very solid friends to this day.

I've seen many lives change once they joined a running group. Even here on Maui, I could tell you story after story of what our running group has done for people. Sure you may feel uncomfortable when you first show up but you will find that runners will welcome you with open arms and you will soon feel like family. I give some tips on how to find a running group in your area. So just show up!

During the inspirational and motivational news segment, I talk about two young men, 8 year old Nate Viands and 12 year old Riley Herradura that both recently completed a marathon but have incredible stories behind them. And an update on Gene Dykes who was attempting to break the 70-74 age group world record.

Thank you everyone who is listening to my Podcast and really hope you are enjoying it. To build the show, it would be very helpful if you subscribe through Apple Podcasts and leave a review. And if you can share this podcast with all your running friends that would be a great help! I appreciate all of you and hope this podcast is giving you some inspiration and motivation! Happy New Year!



News Items

Nate Viands – 8 year old fighting Leukemia runs a 3:32 marathon at the NCR Baltimore Marathon 2018. Runners World Article - Runners World VideoSkateboarding Inspirational Video

Riley Herradura - 12 year old that ran the 2018 Honolulu Marathon in honor of his Papa.

Gene Dykes - Breaks 70-74 age group world record. On Gene's Facebook page he explains why it may not count.


Beth Downs

Beth's Facebook

Beth's Instagram

Powerhouse Gym Maui

Mind Over Matter Athlete - Use Ambassador code - MMBETHHD

Orange Mud

Maui Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

Valley to the Sea Half Marathon

Maui Oceanfront Marathon



Inspirational Quote

"One run can change your day!Many runs can change your life!".”

May you have many incredible memorable runs in 2019!


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