Episode 220 – Dr. James Stoxen

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 220 – Dr. James Stoxen

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Show intro by:

Tim Porter (Russ’ son) – http://breakfastmiles.blogspot.com/

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro



Hello and welcome to the blue grass of Kentucky podcast, where the grass isn’t really blue, but it is a very comforting shade of green.  From the air coming into Lexington much of it looks like a high-end golf course, without greens or sand traps. There is a meandering river that has carved itself into the landscape and you can see the layers of clay rock, the bed of some ancient ocean, on the steep bluffs. But, as you get closer to the city the bucolic scene resolves itself into the usual ordered sacks and rows of suburban sprawl that wraps around all out cities.

But I digress.  This is the RunRunLive Podcast. And, for now, this is Chris your host, and we have a great show for you today.

We chat with an interesting dude, Dr. James Stoxen who will enlighten us on many interesting things from his role as doctor to performing artists, including some relevant revelations that may help you with your running, or at least your wiggling.

It’s a long interview so the other segments will probably shrink to fit – good news for you less of me talking.

I continue to recover and run lightly into the 2012 version of the Boston marathon.  I have been traveling this week so I got a couple runs in on the road.  One in Atlanta that was a struggle and gave me no confidence and another in Lexington KY that was wonderful, and gave me hope.

My goals for Boston are as follows.

  1. Finish.
  2. Have fun.
  3. Try to break 4 hours.

This will be my 14th Boston marathon.  It hasn’t always been easy.  A full third of them were disasters where I went out too fast ande suffered in the last few miles, swearing I would never race a marathon again.  A precious few were marvelous races where I paced from tape to tape like a pro, toughed it out and made myself proud including a marathon PR many years ago.  More recently I have discovered the joy of negative splits and had some respectable and enjoyable races.  Some of these you and I have shared.

But, this year I just want to survive.  I’m working with almost a year off and 6-7 weeks of sketchy training.

Logistically it’s going to be hard because I will be getting passed by thousands of runners.  My qualifying time slots me in with the 7:45 pace but I’ll be lucky to turn in 9:00’s.  I’m going to have to walk early and often and that is going to make people mad.  It would make me mad!  Especially in the first few miles when all the rookies impale themselves on the down hills.

But, we’ll manage, as we always do.

On with the Show!


Audio clips in this episode:

Paula Kiger the Big Green Pen with the Courtney’s run blog post.

Blog: www.waytenmom.blogspot.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/#!/biggreenpen

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/biggreenpen

G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/?tab=wX#111091829470349354760/posts



Liberty Loco Promo – http://resurrectedrunner.blogspot.com/


RunRunLive » Audio Products » MidPackersLament » The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio Book


It took me a few months…but I kept at it and now can present to you The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio book.  This is ~50 running stories read into audio by the author (me) and ends up being 6-8 hours of audio.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.

Hope you enjoy consuming it as much as I enjoyed recording it!

Ciao, thanks, and I’ll see you out there.



Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

Equipment Check:

Guest post by Big Green Pen –

Featured Interview:

About Dr. James Stoxen DC



How I Got My Wiggle Back (Amazon.com)


 Dr. James Stoxen DC Facebook 
 Dr.James Stoxen DC Twitter 

Dr. James Stoxen, D.C. (Video Bio), owns and operates Team Doctors Chiropractic Treatment and Training Center. Team Doctors is one of the first care centers in the world to combine chiropractic care, therapy, active rehabilitation and strength training for world class athletes in a private rehab training center for competitions.

Dr. Stoxen also provides “on-site” chiropractic care and anti-aging consultation and care to numerous top celebrity entertainersRead more…

Dr. Stoxen also has an extensive background in sports medicine. In 2008, he was inducted into the prestigiousNational Fitness Hall of Fame. He has been the meet and team chiropractor at many national and world championships. He has personally trained many athletes to win national or world championships. Read more…

Dr. Stoxen is a sought after speaker internationally in the fields of sports medicine, anti-aging medicine and other specialized areas of health. Dr. Stoxen has organized over 1000 live presentations all over the world and has lectured on his treatment and training approaches to doctors and scientists at medical CME / ACME accredited medical conferences around the world.  Read more…

He is an avid athlete and at 50 years old, competes in races as a barefoot runner. To read how he discovered the Human Spring Model and approach to examination, treatment, training and progressive prevention of aging and why he is a barefoot athlete read this blog post:   Why Barefoot?

He has appeared on numerous television and radio specials and news programs such as on CBS, NBC, ABC, WGN and many cable news programs.  Read more…

Quick Tip:



OK my friends you’ve ridden your thoroughbreds, your colts, fillies and studs, to the end of another RunRunLive Podcast, episode 220 is riding off into the sunset.

Next week we chat with this really interesting British dude who just chucked everything and started riding his bike around the world.

I haven’t gotten any applications to take over the podcast hosting duties, so should I assume that it really isn’t that important of an endeavor?  We’ll see!

Communication article:  – Horizontal communication in teams

I read a great article in the Globe this week that talked about some Harvard B school research.  The research was on communication in teams – but that gives away the punch line.  The actual goal of the research was to find out what were, as I always like to say, ‘the top three things’ or the low-hanging fruit.

They asked the question what are the simplest attributes of successful organizations that anyone can do.  What are simple things that make a huge documented difference?

What they found was communication in teams.  When teams, or peers are allowed, encouraged and enabled to share their thoughts and ideas the whole organization becomes simply ‘better’.

Humans naturally come together and synergize.  When given the opportunity to freely communicate they align with the company’s business goals and get more done and have more impact.

They gave an example of call centers that were engineered for efficiency by having the different workers stagger their break times.  This way, theoretically the service level of the call center wouldn’t go down because all the team wouldn’t be on break at the same time.

But, when they changed it so that the people could take break at the same time they communicated more and the centers did better business.

The worst models were the very hierarchical models with the boss communicating down and none of the teams communicating horizontally.

Therefore; it’s perfectly ok to go hang out at the water cooler and chat up your cubical mates.  You’ll end up doing business better.

Just don’t gossip about the boss.


And as you’re communicating with your peer for the betterment of the world… those I’ll see you out there.

You can find me slaughtering turkeys at Twitter, Facebook, DailyMile, YouTube, Google, Tumblr and Pinterest as cyktrussell that’s Chris yellow king tom Russell with two esses and two ells.

Communicate with us-call  206-339-7804.  Leave a message there it sends an audio file.

I’m always looking for folks to read the intro – you don’t have to have anything interesting to talk about, just call in and say hi. It’s really low risk and high reward.  – How to submit one is in the show notes and on the web site –- you will find all the other content on the website www.runrunlive.com

Today’s podcast was brought to you by the band Screeching Weasal! I found a treasure trove of their music on Podsafe and this one to take you out is called Veronica Hates Me and it’s 2 minutes and 50 second long so have fun!

I’ll see you next week – maybe… bahahahahahaahh

Great news my running friends – my book of running stories “The Mid-Packer’s Lament” is now available in Kindle format at the Kindle store on Amazon.com!  Just search on “Mid-Pack”.  It’s a bargain at an easy $5 and all proceeds go towards supporting the underfunded pension plan of the retired cleaning staff at the RunRunLive world headquarters. I recently got a kindle myself and I love it.  It does reading very well.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.


From Podsafe:

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Outro music:


Outro Artists Bio:

Standard Links:







Cyktrussell At gmail and twitter and facebook and youtube

Chris’ book on Amazon – > http://www.amazon.com/Mid-Packers-Lament-collection-running-stories/dp/141961584X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228687012&sr=8-1

Mid-Packer’s Lament E-book

Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy E-Book

Dial in number for RunRunLive is – 206-339-7804

Chris Russelllives and trains in suburban Massachusetts with his family and Border collie Buddy.  Chris is the author of “The Mid-Packer’s Lament”, and “The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy”, short stories on running, racing, and the human comedy of the mid-pack.  Chris writes the Runnerati Blog at www.runnerati.com.  Chris’ Podcast, RunRunLive is available on iTunes and at www.runrunlive.com. Chris also writes for CoolRunning.com (Active.com) and is a member of the Squannacook River Runners and the Goon Squad.

Email me at cyktrussell at Gmail dot com

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  • Paula Kiger

    Reply Reply April 18, 2012

    Thank you for sharing my “Courtney’s Fun Run” blog with your readers! If we can all incorporate that essence of fun into our running, it will be for the better!

  • Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up
    and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

    • cyktrussell

      Reply Reply July 29, 2013

      Yeah – I know. I had some problems with the patent-troll-image-nazis and deleted most of the images from my site to avoid problems. It’s on my clean up list to go through and remove the links.

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