Books I Enjoyed in 2019 📚

Let’s talk about books! If you listen to the MTA Podcast you probably know that one of my other great loves, besides running, is reading books.

In 2019 I was able to read or listen to 268 books total.

-133 fiction

-135 non-fiction (16 running books)

-Highest volume month was January (31 total).

For those looking for some recommendations, here’s a list of the books (non-fiction and fiction) that I enjoyed the most in 2019. Continue Reading →

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How to Have a Good Decade

This time of the year there’s a lot of attention put on goals, resolutions, getting motivated, and having the best year ever. I think there’s every more hype about it this year because we’re starting a new decade.

The title of this episode is based on a book I read recently called How to Have a Good Day-Harness the Power of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb. Continue Reading →

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The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

In this episode we speak with British runner Nick Butter who is the first person in history to run a marathon in every country on Earth. Plus in the quick tip segment Angie shares tips on safely running in cold weather. Continue Reading →

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MTA ‘Trucker Style’ Technical Running Hat

Just a heads up that we have some of these highly coveted MTA running hats left over from this year’s Virtual Half. Grab one while supplies last!

This is a high quality ‘trucker-style’ technical running hat made from Boco Running, a Colorado-based company that specializes in trail running gear. It is made from performance woven material, wicking internal sweatband, structured front panels and adjustable plastic snap back closure. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO CART

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A Runner Friendly Hotel

I just got back from running the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. While in San Antonio I stayed at the fabulous Drury Plaza Hotel River Walk which was only The hotel 2 blocks from the starting line!

Drury has been a long time sponsor of the MTA Podcast and I’ve stayed at 3 dozen of their 150+ locations around the US. What we love about them is the comfortable beds, pool for the kids, fitness center, free food and drinks in the evening, and late check-out every time we’ve asked.

Use our link to save 15% off your room and received our Vintage Podcast Episode bundle as our way of saying thank you for booking through our link.

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Interview with Gene Dykes, 2:54:23 Marathon at Age 70

In this episode we bring you an interview with Gene Dykes the fastest marathoner over age 70 who ran a blistering 2:54:23. Plus we take you on the ground at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Continue Reading →

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9 Reasons Why Running Barefoot Is Good For you

Barefoot running is defined as running without shoes. In the past, people don’t wear any shoes and walk barefoot. But in modern times different kinds of footwear are made and used for different occasions. It is uncommon to see people without any footwear, especially if their running. But no one can deny the joy it brings every time you walk in your lawn or on the shore. The feeling of how the surface of the earth touches your feet with every step gives you warmth. Continue Reading →

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