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In this episode we bring you an interview with Alexi Pappas, Greek-American distance runner, Olympian, actor and filmmaker. And in the quick tip segment, we discuss a study that claims that walking boosts creativity.
Interview with Alexi Pappas
Alexi Pappas represented Greece in the 2016 Summer Olympics Women’s 10k event. She set a new national record for her country running 31:36:16! She has moved up to the marathon distance with an eye toward representing Greece in the 2020 games. She also co-wrote and starred in the movies Tracktown and Olympic Dreams.
In this conversation you will hear . . .
- Why Alexi decided to pursue professional running
- The nuggets of wisdom Deena Kastor has given her
- The pressure that elite runners face
- What it was like to live at the Olympic Village in Rio
- What it means to be a “bravey”
- Lessons from her debut marathon in Chicago
- How she got into acting and filmmaking
- Why people watch running movies
- And a look at her daily training routine
Some of My Fav Alexi Papas Tweets
run like a bravey, sleep like a baby, dream like a crazy, replace cant with maybe through sunny & shady.
— Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) August 31, 2014
be as kind to yourself as you are hard on yourself
— Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) February 20, 2018
greet the day
like it’s going to go
— Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) January 6, 2019
remember where you came from
remember where you’re going
vision comes before growing
— Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) January 2, 2019
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Ted Talk –How Walking Can Make You More Creative by Marily Oppezzo
University of Bristol Study -tracked 200 students and faculty and found that those who performed aerobic exercise at the beginning of the day were 23% more productive than those who did not.