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Bobby O’Donnell – “Running Wild”
Episode 3218th August 2020 • Feel Good Running | For the Everyday Runner! • Jim Lynch
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Hello Runners,

How’s things? Hanging in there? Keeping your motivation level up to run? Are you still jazzed about virtual races or are you burned out on them? I know it is hard to keep focused without a target race.

Bobby O’Donnell, author of the book Running Wild is my guest this episode. At 17, while in Boston to celebrate his dads birthday, he wanted to run the Boston Marathon. Only because he wanted a jacket.

Well, he did run it on April 15, 2013, the year of the bombings. The events of that day changed the course of his life forever. Over the following five years, dealing with PTSD, he tacked it by running all seven continents. An amazing conversation!

Keeping an eye on the 2021 races. Rock n’ Roll cancelled the Denver Half-Marathon and the New Orleans Marathon for next year and will bring them back in 2022. Hope this is not a trend.

I did my first trail run at Green Mountain in West Denver a week ago. Picked up a brand new pair of HOKA Speed Goat trail shoes. Beautiful run and more trails are in my future. But not the shoes. I picked up some groceries on the way home. Brought everything into my place except for my new shoes. Let the car unlocked and the shoes are gone. $160 gone. Bummer :(

Enjoy your week! And be safe runners. Wear your mask in public. Please be kind and courteous to others. And remember to “just show up and always, ALWAYS, feel good about YOUR running!”

~ Jim




 Bobby O'Donnell


Inspirational Running Quote

“Adventure and spontaneity is what brings a smile to my soul and allows me to live without the regret of ever having to wonder, What if?” – Bobby O’Donnell



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