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Healthy Runner Podcast

Jan 13, 2022

Don’t think you have what it takes to be a “runner”?  Think you are too big, slow, or just not fit enough to run?


Well, I have a special treat for you today with our guest India Cook who is just a ray of sunshine and positivity.  India is an avid Atlanta-based runner, YouTube vlogger, podcast host, RRCA certified run coach, race announcer, and motivational speaker!


We chat about an all-important topic that any BODY can run as it relates to inclusion and diversity within our running community.  India is an advocate for all paces and all body types in the space of road running and racing.  She loves running but also has a passion for encouraging and guiding runners and those who aspire to become runners.


In this episode,  

We talk about ways to make the sport more diverse and less intimidating as well as some other topics:

  • Why we should rethink the phrase “running is my therapy”
  • What is true inclusivity in running?
  • The Coaches of Color Initiative
  • Inspirational stories of those that grown into some amazing runners
  • How India overcome shin splints and IT band pain with physical therapy and run coaching


We even had some fun with a SPARK lightning round of questions and talked about India shared some great running bra tips for you ladies who struggle to find the right fit!  


Resource mentioned in this episode:


SPARK Blueprint: 5 Tips To Run Stronger & Healthier

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YouTube: Miles from India-


Podcast: The Run Duo-

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