Episode 6: Chris Heuisler, National Run Concierge for Westin Hotels and Resorts

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 6

Guest: Chris Heuisler

Chris Heuisler is the National Run Concierge for Westin Hotels and Resorts. He has every runner’s dream job — traveling the country to meet runners and hear their stories — and he beat out more than 1,100 applicants to get the gig. Chris and his team of concierges make sure runners staying at Westin Hotels know where to run — they’ll even run with you! — and they’ll hook you up with free New Balance gear to borrow during your stay. Chris, a former Equinox trainer and actor, also racks up some serious miles in the air: 100,000 per year, in fact, traveling to various Westin Hotels across North America to be on-hand for race weekends at Rock ‘n’ Roll events. Chris is also a super speedy runner (and sub-3:00 marathoner) on a quest to run a marathon in all 50 states. (He’s completed 20 states so far.) Chris — or “Uncle Huggy Bear,” as his family calls him — currently lives outside Boston with his wife, Rachel, and their two kids.

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Show Notes: 

3:00: Run Westin Program

3:00: Westin Hotels

9:30: Chris running with Meb

10:00: John Bingham, The Penguin

11:40: November Project

12:30: Rock ‘n’ Roll Race Series

18:20: New Yorker article about working from home

18:50: Chris on Huffington Post

19:50: Deena Kastor’s Mammoth Running Escape

22:40: Huffington Post story about meditation

23:50: Headspace app

28:20: John’s 40th Birthday Marathon at Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh

34:20: Run Westin / Rock ‘n’ Roll VIP Program

37:15: Chris’s piece for the Huffington Post about running a 2:45 marathon

44:50: Chris on IMDb

45:00: Proof Chris and Alexis Bledel totally dated 

48:15: The Mebsie

57:10: Chris’s Favorite Track Workout

59:00: ROLL Recovery R8

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2 Responses

  1. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!! Seriously, my favorite episode yet. Loved his story of running the RnR Raleigh with his brother.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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