October 2019 - Anticipating Wine & Dine with Matt Mock

A fun New Hampshire evening chat between a clearly exhausted post-marathon evening Michael and Matt leading us into Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Week.

This week's guest: Matt Mock
Follow Matt on Instagram: @mockonestudios

This week’s topics:

  • Matt’s pretty quick ramping up of distance running, including recent running events

  • Michael’s completion of the morning’s Loco Marathon in New Hampshire, including Matt’s incredibly hospitality and race support

  • Race costumes and learning your discomfort tolerance levels

  • Potential for meeting people at Wine & Dine Race Weekend

  • Matt’s thoughts, prep, and advice going into Wine & Dine given his recent runDisney experiences

  • Matt’s favorite Food & Wine Festival food items currently available

  • Optimism about Matt’s costumes

  • Anticipating Michael being very uncomfortable

  • Matt’s many post-W&D running plans

Michael’s officially a Hammer Nutrition ambassador now!
(For a 15% discount on your first order at hammernutrition.com, use customer number 294659 as your reference — ask Michael for advice/thoughts/recommendations!)

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

August 2019 - Mental Health with Meghan Ferriss

A pretty upbeat, but sincere and deep, conversation about mental health issues—including a little about both Michael’s and Meghan’s struggles.

This week's guest: Meghan Ferriss
Follow Meghan on Instagram: @megsruns

This week’s topics:

  • Mental Health!

  • Meghan’s time off races and upcoming return

  • The rest of Michael’s year of Marathoning

  • Brief chatter on upcoming race costumes

  • The upcoming destiny of the 50th Peachtree Road Race’s mile 6 markers!

Michael’s officially a Hammer Nutrition ambassador now!
(For a 15% discount on your first order at hammernutrition.com, use customer number 294659 as your reference — ask Michael for advice/thoughts/recommendations!)

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

May 2019 - REVEL Mt. Charleston Wrapup with Lindsey Funch

After returning to their respective homes, Michael chats with Lindsey Funch, the new friend he made while running to the start line of the REVEL Mt. Charelston Marathon.

This week's guest: Lindsey Funch
Follow Lindsey on Instagram: @littlevtrunner
Check out the Eugene, OR running store Lindsey works at and says is the best in town: Eugene Running Company

This week’s topics:

  • The REVEL Mt. Charleston Marathon

  • Lindsey being really fast and killing goals

  • Michael finding the silver lining when falling short

  • Common bigger goals

  • Miscellaneous chatter about past and future races, especially World Marathon Majors

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

April 2019 - Star Wars Weekend Wrapup with Jordan Woodson

A bit over a week ago we all returned home from Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. Now that we’ve had time to decompress, Jordan joins to recap the weekend and talk about much more.

This week's guest: Jordan Woodson
Follow Jordan on Instagram: @fuelingherforward and @disneyruncationer

This week’s topics:

  • Being a runner doesn’t require insane training

  • Star Wars Race Weekend

  • Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Food

  • Running community and motivation

  • Eating healthy without fad diets

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

March 2019 #2 - Atlanta Marathon Pacing with Sandy Lam

It’s the weekend before Star Wars Rival Run Weekend! Before that comes up Sandy joined Michael to talk about their experience pacing the Publix Atlanta Marathon together earlier this month, training battles, running adventure goals, and keeping focused on the fun and community.

This week's guest: Sandy Lam
Follow Sandy on Instagram: @sandylam09

This week’s topics:

  • Everyone should sign up for the Peachtree Road Race!!

  • Publix Atlanta Marathon pacing

  • The new Publix Marathon course

  • Training injuries, illness, and ebbs and flows

  • Significant running adventure goals

  • Just making sure to have fun!

  • Some quick notes on the upcoming runDisney race weekend

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

March 2019 - Princess Weekend Wrapup with Kirsten

Kirsten joins to talk all about Princess Half Marathon Weekend, running her first half marathon, lessons learned, and stories to share. Listen in for lots of laughter, hear about Kirsten’s cool Disney-related (but not officially associated) work, some positive peer pressure, and some updates on Michael’s monthly marathon progress. Stay to the end for some extra pre-and-post-show funny moments.

This week's guest: Kirsten
Follow Kirsten:
Running Instagram: @the.running.beauty
Magical Princess Ears:
Instagram: @magicalprincessears
Facebook:
Magical Princess Ears
Etsy: Magical Princess Ears

This week’s topics:

  • The Princess Weekend Expo

  • Being recognized at Disney

  • Michael’s 5K and 10K experiences, including his first time running a Disney race with a friend.

  • Kirsten’s very first half marathon!

    • Costume character appropriate running equipment malfunctions

    • The most helpful things to have known going in

    • How this was different from previous runDisney experiences

  • Michael’s Princess Half Marathon, an intense lesson in not spending your energy efficiently, starting with a pre-race dance party

  • Kirsten’s first (and Michael’s second) Trader Sam’s experience

  • Some Magic Kingdom special snacks

  • A whole lot more.

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

February 2019 - Prepping for Princess with Russ Guin

Russ joins as a last minute guest to talk about going into Princess Half Marathon Weekend as well as various tips and things to look out for from years of experience.

This week's guest: Russ Guin

This week’s topics:

  • Last minute preparations

  • Focusing on enjoying yourself

  • What you shouldn’t skip this weekend

  • Worst and best runDisney moments, including how Russ knows you might want to think twice about running too hard at a Disney 10K.

  • Favorite character photo stories

  • A few of Russ’s personal favorite park things

For frequent photo and other updates check out the social network of your choosing:
Instagram: @runthesmallworld
Facebook: Run the Small World

January 2019 - Recapping Paris, Wine & Dine, and Marathon Weekend

Picking things back up with some catch up! Ditching the old format and eschewing editing to make keeping this thing up easier, now shooting for one episode a month. Let’s hope this keeps up!

This week's guest: Nicole Powell

This week’s topics:

  • Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend

  • Wine & Dine Weekend

  • Marathon Weekend

  • Looking forward to upcoming races and Princess Weekend

Follow for lots of pictures and more on the new “Run the Small World” Facebook page or as usual on Instagram at @RuntheSmallWorld.

011 - Pre-Disneyland Paris Magic Run Weekend (2018-09-20)

*This episode was recorded very quickly in a hotel room. No edits, no good microphone. Please forgive the intro, as on first listen I immediately could tell I could have done a hundred times better. Enjoy!

This week's guest: Nicole Powell

This week’s topics:

  • Summer catch-up

  • Training troubles

  • Unexpected magazine covers

  • Costuming

  • All-night costuming as a provable cause of shaved heads

  • runDisney USA is great at organizing races. runDisney France…

  • The weekend to come!

Follow closely for pictures and more on the new “Run the Small World” Facebook page or as usual on Instagram at @RuntheSmallWorld.

010 (2018-05-01) - Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend Recap

This week's guest: Kimberly Erin

This week's main topic: Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend!

Michael's Instagram costume galleries:

Other topics:

  • Canada
  • Becoming obsessed with runDisney
  • Talking Kimberly into Dopey
  • Talking Michael into doing Princess again
  • Routines for frequent Challenge weekend-ers
  • Comparing Disney World race weekends
  • Travel & Family Support
  • Why Kimberly can't just use her first and last name to promote her business 😂

Kimberly's links:

Michael/Run the Small World links:

2018/03/21 - First Time Accomplishments

This week's guest: Amanda Kay Oaks

Amanda's Topic: Her first 10K!
Michael's Topic: Pacing a marathon for the first time

Other topics: Layering in the cold, hydrating in the summer heat, Hufflepuff's status as the best Hogwarts house (Shout out to Hogwarts Running Club!)

Running News Item: Is Chris Zablocki the Best Extreme Marathoner?
Disney News Item 1: Disney is bringing ‘immersive’ Marvel lands to its theme parks
Disney News Item 2: Disney World Updates Controversial ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ride Bride Auction Scene

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2018/03/16 - Wellness: Self-Care & Mental Health

This week's guest: Mary Chase Mize

Main Topic: Wellness and self-care beyond general fitness: How running contributes to our mental health.

Other topics:
Dog farts, making friends, being and becoming a runner, returning to Disney World as an adult, the positivity of running culture (particularly runDisney)

Running News Item: Boston Marathon Start Line Painter Retires
Disney News Item: Disney World Hotels Introduce Overnight Parking Fee

Mary Chase's Bloghttps://marychasebreedlovemize.com

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