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Find Meaning (On the Run) with Alison Mariella Désir

May 14, 2018

Everyone needs a friend like Talisa Hayes in their life!  A fitness instructor and personal trainer, you may also know Talisa as a dedicated member of Harlem Run's leadership.  Talisa has run 19 ultramarathons (earning her nickname and IG handle "ultrarunningchick") and was set to retire from the distance last week at...


Apr 30, 2018

I had the opportunity of a lifetime last week to interview Miss Ida Keeling at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.  Let me say that again: I interviewed Miss Ida Keeling, the 102-year-old record holder in 60 meter and 100 meter distances for women in the 95-99 and 100-plus age groups, at...


Apr 16, 2018

Kelly Volpe is one of our Run4AllWomen ambassadors and a fierce advocate for women's rights.  On this episode, Kelly shares how we went from strangers to co-creators of the Run4AllWomen movement!  I love this episode because it really uncovers how important it is for each of us to just START and trust the process even...


Apr 2, 2018

Gary Corbitt, running historian and son of the "father of long distance running," Ted Corbitt, is on a mission.  His mission is two fold - preserve the history of running and make running more inclusive for folks everywhere!  On this episode of Find Meaning on the Run, Gary shares stories from his childhood growing up...


Mar 26, 2018

From weekly runs to "fitretreats," City Fit Girls is dedicated  to making physical activity more accessible for all women no matter their race, pace, age, body type, sexual orientation, income level, etc.  On this episode, co-founders Kiera Smalls and Takia McClendon share how they have organically and authentically...