EP-130 with Aum Gandhi on ultra-running, mental health and the American experience for South Asians
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
3w ago
In conversation with ultra runner Aum Gandhi, who is through his efforts amplifying the message around mental health and the South Asian experience in America. In his early 20s, Gandhi, then 29, embraced a sedentary lifestyle that resulted in weight fluctuations and mental health challenges, intensified by the demands of a high-stress engineering job. However, a transformative shift occurred when he casually took up running five years ago. This seemingly simple decision sparked a profound change as Gandhi developed an insatiable thirst for pushing his limits. What began with a modest 5K soon e ..read more
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EP-129 with Harshal Patil on his getting started on running marathons
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
1M ago
In conversation with Harshal Patil, a co-runner at the Mystic Miler running group , who has grown as a runner from barely running a few miles to running mutiple marathons with elan. Additionally he has been running faster and most efficiently , while also shedding 16 Lbs of extra weight in the process. We get behind the scenes on his journey. Chapter timelines 0:00 Intro and background 3:28 Flashback 5:35 Impact of hectic work-life 8:26 Start of fitness journey 11:05 The scaling of running journey 13:38 The first 10k and Half Marathon 16:33 The upside of COVID shutdown 19:38 Weight loss with r ..read more
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EP-128 In conversation with Manjeet Singh, tech exec, functional fitness coach and Spartan racer.
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
2M ago
In conversation with Manjeet Singh, tech exec, functional fitness coach and Spartan racer. Manjeet can be reached on Instagram handle @coachmanjeet and on Facebook. An fascinating conversation around the importance of functional fitness and how it can be accomplished with little time our busy life throws at us. Chapter timelines 0:00 Introduction 2:56 Flashback 7:55 Staying active during young adulthood 13:30 Influence of wrestling 19:55 Impact of traditional eating styles to health 24:00 South Asians at higher risk of lifestyle diseases 28:39 The big bets for longevity 34:08 The need to self ..read more
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EP-127 with Dr Srinivas Panja on dealing with grief and mission of the Runforjeev foundation
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
5M ago
In conversation with a dear friend, Dr Srinivas Panja who along with his wife Nirmala Panja, are learning to deal grief of losing their dear son to suicide in 2022. What makes them extraordinary is the fact that, instead of getting buried in pain, they have chosen to redirect energies tin bringing awareness to mental health issues among youth , by starting the The RunforJeev (www.runforjeev.com) . The foundation aims to bring awareness and resources to the mental health crisis through strategic projects and partnerships. Additionally, the foundation will focus on enabling a conversation amongs ..read more
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EP-126 with Art Del Rio a former Navy seal and top ironman finisher
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
5M ago
In conversation with Arthus Del Rio, a former Navy Seal , and co-founder of Team RED4. Founder, Arthus Del Rio, US Navy Seal (Ret) races in honor of all of those who have served, are serving, and will serve the SEALs. Team RED4 is a non-profit race team dedicated to highlighting Naval Special Warfare Foundations. You can learn more about the foundation and make donations at https://teamred4.org Chapter timelines 0:00 Intro and background 4:19 A quick background about the Navy Seals foundation 7:41 The journey to becoming a Navy Seal 10:21 Getting into Triathlon 18:14 Getting into the Navy Seal ..read more
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EP-125 with Jayme Linker world record holder on rowing across the Atlantic and the Pacific
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
5M ago
In conversation with the amazing Jayme Linker from Colorado. Jayme's story is about second chances , and making the best use of it. From struggling with eating disorder to finding purpose in her competitive endurance ocean rowing , she is pure inspiration . In 2021 she participated in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge on a mixed pair team which it took her 51 days and change to complete. On June 12th, her mixed pairs team Aloha Kai will be rowing the Mid-Pacific where she will become the 1st US-born female to row both of these oceans. Jayme rows to raise money for Eating Disorder Awarene ..read more
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EP-124 in conversation with Amit Bhosle on his journey to finishing the first 100 miler
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
7M ago
In conversation with Amit Bhosle , a techie from Seattle on his jounrey of weight loss that turned into a path to endurance sports. From his start in road road running combined with passion for mountaineering, that eventually culminated into his quest for the 100 miler. The 100 miler is the gold standard for ultra runners, kind of like what a 26.2 is for road runners. We get behind the scenes on his amazing jounrey and take some simple yet powerful life lessons . Chapter timelines 0:00 Intro and background 3:45 Flashback, where it all started 18:14 Getting into mountaineering 23:26 Evolving in ..read more
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EP-123 with Sonia Ahuja her journey of ultras and recent top 5 finish at Badwater 135
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by Santosh Shiva
8M ago
#ultrarunning In conversation with the incredible Sonia Ahuja, who recently became the first Indian-origin woman to compete and finish at the top 5 spots in the Badwater 135, considered to be the highest foot race in the world. Furthermore, she has distinguished herself as a world-class elite ultramarathon runner. In September 2022 she came first overall in the 100-mile Miami Florida Ultramarathon and then in January 2023 she ran the 135-mile Brazil Ultramarathon, where she set the record as the fastest female, coming in third overall and was the fastest international runner. Chapter timelines ..read more
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EP-122 with Ironman Maneesh Rai on his best tips on training and fitness
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
8M ago
In conversation with Maneesh Rai, a multi-time Ironman finisher. We get behind the scenes on his journey of fitness. Key lessons include tips on swimming long distances, the power of habits, and how to build consistency. Chapter timelines 0:00 Background and Intro 2:57 Flashback 13:14 Journey to the first Ironman 17:34 Swimming the Alcatraz 25:26 Fixing the running gap 29:06 The top 5 best practices that is working 29:46 Have a plan 32:47 Importance of Consistency 33:50 Importance of Cross training 36:06 Manage injury proactively 39:09 Focus on distance, not speed 43:58 Nutritional strategies ..read more
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Episode #121 with Anusuya on her new life in N America and how she managed to stay fit amidst the big change
RunYogi Diaries Podcast
by Santosh Shiva
9M ago
In a conversation with Anusuya Ashok again on her second stint in the podcast She was featured in episode 62, where we talked about her incredible running journey, check it out. Anusuya is first a Saree runner, then an ultra runner and now she is an ultra yogini ( YTT200 USA Yoga Alliance Certified) and also a level 2 nutritionist. Check her Instagram handle @anu_lokha to learn about how to get super flexible using yoga. In this outing, we focus on her move to N America, and how she managed to keep her fitness alive in a completely new place, new culture, and new colder weather conditions. Ch ..read more
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