Ali on the Run Show Episode 77: The Live Show!

“In order to find out what you can do, you have to show up. Give yourself a chance and see what happens.” —Desiree Linden

When I launched the Ali on the Run Show in February 2017, I knew right away I wanted to eventually host live events. I love sharing conversations on this show every week, but human, in-real-life connection is so powerful. I wanted to have those conversations with a live audience. It was a dream in 2017, and on June 2 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter — alongside Meb Keflezighi, Andrea BarberChris Heuisler, and Des Linden — it became a reality. Here’s the full episode. (And here’s a recap from San Diego.)

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why Meb Keflezighi is, according to Chris Heuisler, like Mr. Miyagi (5:20)
  • How everyone on the panel knows each other (6:00)
  • What brought everyone to running — and what keeps them running (8:40)
  • Andrea isn’t a fan of red carpets, but she was happy to do this live show — here’s why (11:00)
  • The sacrifices Meb, Andrea, and Chris all had to make throughout their careers and lives, in running and beyond (12:10)
  • What Meb’s retirement looks like (15:00)
  • “When it comes to running, how do you get your family to get it?” (21:30)
  • Meb, Andrea, and Chris open up about their insecurities, how they developed their confidence, and mental health (25:45)
  • How Meb’s identity has changed since retirement, and what it’s like to show up to a race when you’re not there to win (32:20)
  • “Do you have any haters?” (36:00)
  • Listener Q&A: Meb’s tips for mastering mental toughness, and everyone shares their favorite spot for a long run (40:30)
  • Sprint to the Finish — with a surprise guest! (44:00)

What we mention on this episode:

Andrea Barber on Episode 45 of the Ali on the Run Show

Chris Heuisler on Episode 6 of the Ali on the Run Show

Chris Heuisler on Episode 44 of the Ali on the Run Show

Des Linden on Episode 64 of the Ali on the Run Show

Westin Hotels and Resorts

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Rock N Roll San Diego

linden & true Coffee

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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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