When it comes to finding synergy between running and our core selves, Kriste Peoples has found it. As a meditation and mindfulness teacher, running coach, avid trail runner, and outdoor guide, Kriste helps us all use running as a tool to feel more present in the hustle and bustle of life. 
Kriste is a leader in inspiring women to pursue adventure in the outdoors while maintaining a grounding presence within themselves.
“When we’re running we’re invited to pay attention to what’s going on in your body and opens us up to deeper connections with the people we are with. It also allows us to come back more relaxed and refreshed to be better people in our relationships at home and have more compassion for others.” –Kriste Peoples 

Listen to the Running for Real Podcast here:

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In this episode we cover…
  • Exploring the parallels between our running practice and meditation practice. 
  • How you can cut through the noise and narrow down the core of what mindful running means to you. 
  • Redefining what meditation looks like for you. It doesn’t have to be a solitary space or rock garden. It can be those 5 breaths you take when you feel flustered while heading out the door with a mug in one hand, a child in the other, your tote bag on your shoulder and shoes in the other arm. 
  • “You can catch yourself in a moment. Just breathe five seconds now. You would be very hard pressed not to have five seconds in your day. If you don’t have five seconds, you’ve got bigger problems than not being able to meditate.”
  • We need connection in America right now. Running has the power to heal and bring a healing presence to those who are united by it. 
  • The ways we can look back at our lives and reframe moments and redefine what they mean to us. 


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Thank you to Athletic Greens, Picky Bars, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.


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Thank you to Kriste, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

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