14. Justin Kirkland: Journalist & Runner

03.05.2018 - By Keeping Up with Kelsey: A Running Podcast

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Justin Kirkland is a journalist and runner that lives in Brooklyn.  We met my freshman year of college (forever ago) while he was an RA in my dormitory. Justin left small town Tennessee behind to chase his dreams to the big city, and it is paying off in huge dividends.  He writes for Esquire and USA Today as well as doing freelance work.  His line of work has him covering everything from The Bachelor to personal interviews with Olympian Adam Rippon. We talk about what led him to his career choice, his infinite love of pizza, the freak accident that made him want to become a runner, and what it was like to lose 70+ pounds after spending his life being the funny fat friend.  Justin shares some stories that are guaranteed to make you roll with laughter.  I gleaned so much from my conversation with Justin, and I know you are going to love his story.  This episode is sponsored by Pressed.TN. Pressed.TN is a locally owned custom vinyl gifts company where you can order shirts, coffee mugs, tanks, onesies, and so much more. Alicia can make any design or quote that your heart desires. Check them out on Instagram and Facebook and be sure to tell them that you heard about them from the show.  Pressed.TN Instagram Pressed.TN Facebook   For complete show notes, please visit https://thegogirlblog.com/    Mentioned in the show: Maryville College Esquire Magazine Snapchat Adam Rippon Justin’s article about Adam Rippon Olympian Gus Kenworthy Justin's Moonshiners Article Throwing Up in Kindergarten  USA Today Bachelor Chandelier Music Video by Sia Rock n Roll DC Class Pass Nike Plus Running App We, the Pizza &Pizza; Nina Simone Sinnerman Dixie Chicks Sin Wagon Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious The DoDo Dog Rates Follow Justin: Instagram @justinkirkland4 Facebook Twitter  @justinkirkland4 Follow Kelsey: Instagram @thegogirlblog Facebook Twitter @thegogirlblog Blog If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a (5 star) rating/review on iTunes.

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