Episode 4-467 – Holistic Health with Gina

11.07.2021 - By RunRunLive 5.0 - Running Podcast

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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-467 – Holistic Health with Gina  (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4467.mp3] Link   Zero Prostate Cancer 2021 Boston - MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Chris’ other show à Intro: Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-467 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  How are we doing?  In today’s show we are going to talk with a friend of mine Gina who has recently moved from her 9-5 job to being a holistic coach.  She’s working with me as I try to build myself back into this new season of running.  Oh yeah, before I forget, it’s my birthday.  And the supply chain must be really bad because I didn’t’ receive any gifts from you thousands of loyal friends out there… All those expensive gifts must be sitting in a container ship off Long Beach.  Hey, I know exactly where that is.  I’ve run by the Queen Mary a dozen times in the morning and out into that little marina with the break water there.  Nice weather there.  Too much cement and not enough trees for my liking though.  I bought myself a new Kindle Paperwhite.  I had one of the original Kindles and I really liked the form factor.  But it eventually went end of life and those evil bastards at Amazon sent over a software update that killed it.  That was a couple years ago.  It took me this long to recover from my pique.  I got a couple runs in this week. I went for a nice long 5+ miler with Ollie in the trails on Tuesday.  As much as I enjoyed it, I also made my knee mad and it’s been achy since.  I’m running with Ollie in the fully leashed mode now.  I have him on the 6-foot leash and I try to make him run in a heel position beside me. It’s a work in progress. He doesn’t get why I wouldn’t want to just run as fast as I can.  I spend most of the time correcting him.  He doesn’t work with me and it throws me off balance.  Ollie would make a terrible guide dog.  All you’d see would be Ollie sprinting down the road with the severed arm of the Achilles athlete dragging behind him.  So – I’m a work in progress and Ollie is a work in progress and, let’s face it, that’s life, right?  Anyhow Gina has me doing a routine of foam rolling, stretching and core.  I’ve done this routine for the last coupe weeks.  And I do feel a bit of benefit in terms of my form and balance.  Now I’ll try to load in some strengthening as well.  Start slow.  Build a good foundation.  In section one I’ll share another presentation I did to my group about what we learned from experimenting with morning routines.  Apologies for the audio.  In section two I’m going to talk a little about apps.  … I’m not going to bore you with my whining about not being able to run.  Not being able to run bothers me.  It really does.  It feels like a loss.  Why?  Because running is more than running for us.  Running is art.  Running is a creative, spiritual act.  Running is prayer for us.  And when you lose your running you lose your prayer – and that’s the loss.  And you can lose it not just by being physically injured.  You can still be capable of physically running and lose the prayer.  Lose the art.  You can lose that art by trying to do to much.  By turning that prayer into an industrial act. And I’m going to give you a gift.  I’m going to stick a short piece written and read by on a podcast that I listen to sometimes, called that has some deep and meaningful conversations.  For your long runs it will give you something to think about and I was stunned by this beautiful piece of writing today.  I don’t own any of this and the links are in the show notes.  It’s from an essay called “Oremus,” meaning, in Latin, “Let us pray.” “Prayer, like poetry, like breath, like our own names, has a fundamental rhythm in our bodies. It changes, it adapts, it varies from the canon. It sings, it swears, it is syncopated by the rhythm underneath the rhythm, the love underneath the love, the rhyme underneath the rhyme, the name underneath the name, the welcome underneath the welcome, the prayer beneath the prayer. So let us pick up the stones over which we stumble, friends, and build altars. Let us listen to the sound of breath in our bodies. Let us listen to the sounds of our own voices, of our own names, of our own fears. Let us name the harsh light and soft darkness that surround us. Let’s claw ourselves out from the graves we’ve dug. Let’s lick the earth from our fingers. Let us look up and out and around. The world is big and wide and wild and wonderful and wicked, and our lives are murky, magnificent, malleable, and full of meaning. Oremus. Let us pray.”   On with the show. About Zero ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations) … I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.   … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  Section One – Fitness project presentation - … Gina Newton Thanks again Chris for having me!     Gina Newton is a spiritual and holistic lifestyle coach; Gina guides individuals to balance their personal energy.  After spending 20+ years in a high stress profession, Gina started Holistic Healing with Gina Marie which includes personal training specializing in pregnancy and postpartum care, private yoga, Reiki.  Gina works with people to heal in mind & body to feel their best!   Instagram: Facebook:    Section Two – Fitness Apps -   Outro Ok my friends we have holistically strengthened through the ed of episode 4-467 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  How do you feel?  More balanced.  Thanks Gina. Coming up for me is the Ayer Thanksgiving 5K.  Should be fun.  I know I can run 5K – so that won’t be a problem.  The challenge will be to not get swept away in the race vibes and make promises my body can’t deliver on!   Then on December 5th I have put a team in for the Mill Cities Relay.  It will be a hoot.  I’ll take the broken-old-guy short leg and my old running buddies can divvy up the actual racing.  We are in the midst of kickstarting the old Groton Road Race after a 2-year hiatus.  Stay tuned for more on that but it will be in the spring. Speaking of the spring, they have opened early registration for the 2022 Boston Marathon at it’s usual time and place on Patriots Day.  I could register if I was qualified.  But, I’m not. It makes me wonder whether I should keep pushing out this podcast if I’m not really competing anymore.  What’s the benefit to you?  But for now I’ll keep doing it.  Because I know that it helps someone.  It shows up at the right time and says the right thing for someone and that’s my little rock creating ripples in the pond. I will tell you a story.  This week during my Fitness Project office hours I had a bunch of people show up and we talked about what we learned from the morning routines.     I have to tell you I was a little wary of putting myself out there in a work setting.  I set up this challenge for everyone in my group to get up at a fixed time for a week and do something.  I called it 5 at 5 or 5 at 6 or whatever you wanted to do.  Just get up, and do something you hadn’t done before and report back to the team as you are doing it. Everyone listened politely. Some asked clarifying questions. Then Monday Morning came around and I committed to list 5 things I was grateful for each day in the morning for a week. That was my commitment.  I published it out to the team chat.  This was another scary moment.  But, I figured, what’s the worse that can happen?  I’m ready to retire anyhow. Then, an amazing thing started to happen.  One by one people started chiming in with their morning projects.  And we got through the week with a heightened sense of comradery. Mission accomplished I thought.  Then I held my office hours and all these people showed up.  They told me how my project had kick started them into a fitness routine.  They told me what they had learned.  How they had tried to get up earlier and failed but then learned to simplify and take what they could get. They told me about how their new meditation practices had allowed them to carry that calm leadership into their days.  They told me how these projects had opened windows of connectivity to their spouses and children.  I was shocked and humbled.  Before we had this fitness call I was leading another call, earlier in the week.  And it wasn’t going great.  I was getting anxious, and I know that you can’t be anxious in these types of calls because it shows and it bleeds into the environment and poisons the room. And I thought to myself, “Wait.  Take a breath.  You are giving them a gift.  You are the gift.  Your knowledge, your leadership, your ownership is a gift.  You have no control over how they receive the gift.  If they choose not to take the gift, or not to appreciate the gift, that’s on them.” And I relaxed.  And, right then and there, in the middle of this call, I reached for a yellow sticky and wrote “I give you my gift” on it to remind me.  This is my message to you.  You are only responsible for the gift.  Whether it is a podcast or a morning routine, you give the gift that you have, without fear.  You give your gift and let others take it.  Watch what happens.  Give a gift of a sincere thank you in every interaction you have today.  Give a gift of sincere praise in every interaction you have today. Those gifts will come back to you thousandfold. And I’ll see you out there. 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