2020 Virtual Live Show

Ali on the Run Show Episode 462: The 2020 Virtual Live Show Holiday Party with Shalane Flanagan, Des Linden, & Aisha Praught Leer

“Holiday songs are my passion.” —Aisha Praught Leer

One year ago, we closed out 2020 on the Ali on the Run Show with a holiday party of sorts. It was virtual, with a 500-person Zoom audience, a Schitt’s Creek-inspired soundtrack, and an all-star guest lineup: Shalane Flanagan, Des Linden, and Aisha Praught Leer. We sat in front of our Christmas trees (Shalane wore holiday pajamas!), and indulged in 90 minutes of warm, fuzzy feelings. It felt like what we all needed at the time. And now, more than 365 days later, it seems like we might need those good feelings again. So, I’m releasing the episode to the public for the very first time. Whether you were there with us when the show first happened, or you’re tuning in for the first time now, I hope this conversation brings you some holiday cheer. Shalane, Des, and Aisha talk about their holiday traditions, their earliest memories of happiness and joy, and what kept them motivated during peak pandemic times. (We also surprised Shalane, Des, and Aisha with a video that included tons of clips from their loved ones, and though you can’t see the video here, listening in is still pretty fun, and you can see the names of all the guests, in order, below.)

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The video guest list (they’re all past Ali on the Run Show guests!), in order of “appearance:”

Will Leer (Aisha’s husband)

Laura Thweatt (Aisha’s former teammate and close friend)

Courtney Frerichs (Shalane’s athlete and friend)

Gwen Jorgensen (Shalane’s athlete and friend)

Ryan Linden (Des’s husband)

Mary Kate Shea (Des’s friend)

Elise Cranny (Shalane’s athlete)

Listen to Des on the Ali on the Run Show:

Episode 363

Episode 205: Love on the Run with Des & Ryan Linden

Episode 100

Episode 77: Live in San Diego

Episode 64

Listen to Shalane on the Ali on the Run Show:

Episode 438

Episode 242

Listen to Aisha on the Ali on the Run Show:

Episode 415

Episode 204

Episode 197

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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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