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Michigan Runner Girl

The Michigan Runner Girl podcast is where you'll find a passion for running crosses paths with a love of living healthy in the beautiful state of Michigan. Runner, mother, writer and lover of all things Michigan Heather Durocher, creator of the running and travel site MichiganRunnerGirl.com, hosts the show, along with regular appearances by fellow Michigan Runner Girls (and Guys). Expect to hear informative and entertaining conversations with runners, race directors and fitness experts throughout Michigan during this weekly show. You'll learn about new races to try and great places to explore on foot. The Michigan Runner Girl podcast is all about living in a state of motion.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 24, 2016
It's here, the first-ever Michigan Runner Girl Weekend! Heather and co-host Pam Carrigan spill all the details of this up north weekend getaway, set for April 22-24 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, near Traverse City. Running, rest, relaxation and rejuvenation -- this is what you'll experience when you join Heather, Pam and fellow Michigan Runner Girls for this all-inclusive weekend. Kelly Yauk, a runner and the e-marketing manager for the Resort, joins Heather and Pam on the show to talk about the activities planned for the weekend. She also shares information about the Resort's beautiful accommodations (gorgeous views and newly-renovated rooms in the Tower) and amenities (spa treatment, anyone?). The MRG Weekend is open to all women with an interest in connecting with other women who enjoy living healthy, active lifestyles. We'll get to know one another on the road and trail, as well as through plenty of other great activities, including: enjoying delicious and healthy food, locally-crafted drinks; hearing from inspiring speakers; and taking part in informative sessions on topics like foam rolling and injury prevention. And, of course, there will be ample downtime (various spa options, bonfires and quiet time to simply sit back and share in a low-key and comfortable setting.) Registration details are offered up during the show as well. Heather, Pam and Kelly are looking forward to meeting everyone and spending some quality, healthy time together this spring. 
 
Link: grandtraverseresort.com/mirunnergirl 
Feb 17, 2016

Episode #29: Overcoming Mental Roadblocks in our Running

Running is as much mental as it is physical. We know this all too well through our training runs for big goal races, when we're actually out there running those races, and also during our everyday runs. It takes mental muscle to get out the door for our runs and push through the miles -- sometimes a lot of mental muscle, it seems -- and on today's show Heather talks with northern Michigan athlete, sports coach and mental health counselor Cassidy Fisher about the different mental roadblocks we may face and how to overcome these obstacles. Numerous MRG readers shared their own running-related mental hang-ups on the Michigan Runner Girl Facebook page, and Cassidy and Heather address several of these on this episode. (Thanks, everyone, for chiming in on this topic! It was a popular one.) The great news: we have the power to improve our mind-body connection. You'll learn different ways to build your mental muscle during this episode.

Feb 11, 2016
Ann Arbor-based race management company Epic Races is behind numerous events in Michigan, including Tri Goddess Tri, a beginner-friendly female triathlon held each June. Heather talks with triathlete Eva Solomon, founder of Epic Races, about this event (it'll be Heather's first swim-bike-run triathlon this summer!) as well as other upcoming races. Epic Races is behind the Goddess Race Series, a three-event series that includes Tri Goddess Tri on June 26 as well as the Ann Arbor Goddess 5K and Mile Run/Walk on May 8 Mother's Day and the American Home Fitness Detroit Goddess Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Belle Isle on Sept. 18. Eva, who shares how she came to love triathlons as a mom of young children, also talks about a new cycling race coming up this spring, the Waterloo Grit & Gravel, 100K and 50K bike races and a 10-mile non-competitive bike ride, on March 19. Epic Races also is involved with the Ann Arbor Marathon, which takes place in April. A special race discount code is shared during the show, giving listeners 10% off race entries. 
 
Also in this episode: February races in Michigan to check out and an all-new show segment featuring Michigan runners sharing their favorite, go-to running places in our beautiful state.
 

 

Feb 3, 2016

Your favorite running partner just might be your furry four-legged friend -- your dog. Heather, whose family recently welcomed a yellow Lab puppy to their family, and co-host Erin Henshaw, a fellow dog lover and runner who works at her husband's vet clinic in Traverse City, talk about the joys of taking their pets with them on runs. (Heather hasn't yet begun running with Ellie, their puppy, but has run many miles with their 7-year-old black Lab Max.) Eve Wrest, runner and owner of GR Dog Adventures, also joins the conversation. Eve, who lives and runs in Grand Rapids, started her company in 2013 to help dog owners keep their pooches happy and healthy. GR Dog Adventures provides dog walking, running and hiking. "I combined the things I love most -- running and dogs," says the mom of three. "I really wanted something that was a big part of the community. To me, that's the most fun part of the business -- getting to know the shelters and the rescues and the local businesses."

The three women share tips for starting to run with your dog (you'll definitely want to check with your vet before starting any new exercise program) and Eve shares the numerous dog-friendly outdoor activities happening in the Grand Rapids area. 
 
Link:
Grdogadventures.com
 
 
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