Episode 248 – Lisa Bouhler – Back at it!

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 248 – Lisa Bouhler – Back at it!



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Hello and Welcome to the iron woman podcast where we swim bike and run for over 13 hours to culminate a 30 year dream.  You that’s right we’ve got Ann’s race report today. And since it’s 15 minutes long you get the added benefit of hardly any me.

I haven’t edited it yet but I understand there is some crying involved.  What’s with you women and crying?  I only cry for good war movies.

This is the RunRunLive podcast and this is Chris your host and this is episode 248.  Today we have a great show for you.  I n addition to Ann’s tears of joy we have a triumphant interview with Lisa Bouhler a year or so since she got hit by an SUV on her bike.

Doctor Sarb is back too.

I just got back from a run in the woods with Buddy the old wonder dog.  We’ve been doing 5-6 miles 3 times a week.  So I Run Sunday, do a core work out on Monday, Run Tuesday, do a bike workout on Wednesday, Run Thursday, Do a core workout Friday and a bike ride on Saturday.  Fitness-level I’m about a 5 on a scale of 1-10.

I’m back counting calories again.  I lost a belt loop and was pushing 196 so it was time to reel in the mindless eating again.  I use MyFitnessApp on my iPhone and laptop.  I was using SparkPeople but they were pretty spammy and my kids were using MyFitnessApp.

Big news this week is that I will be going in for the Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment for my PF next week.  Doctor Hester says I’ll be in a boot for a month and then will have therapy.  I’ll do the boot, but I’ve wasted enough money and time on physical therapy.

These are exciting times in our world!

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover so on with the show!

Audio clips in this episode:

Colin’s new collection of running songs – http://resurrectedrunner.blogspot.com/

Ann’s Running Commentary

Race Report – Beach to Battleship IronMan – http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/?p=1556

Creator of Ann’s Running Commentary

Senior Advisor for Beyond Limits Magazine

Dr. Sarb’s Wellness blog


Dr Sarb Johal Psychologist, Writer, Runner, Coach

sarb.johal@gmail.com | http://about.me/sarb.johal

My latest post:What’s the point of vigorous exercise?

Read more | Sarb’s blog

My Books


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:

Featured Interview:

Lisa Bouhler – Lisa Buohler – http://www.lisabuohler.com/


My full name is Lisa Louise Buohler.
I was born in Emsworth, England, in July of 1969.
I am 5ft 4in and weigh 114lbs.
I was always active growing up, either biking or running somewhere, but not competitively, until 2006.
I tried a number of different sports growing up, from judo to horse riding.
I have lived in Sweden and Germany for a short time, but after settling in Southwest Florida in the United States in 1991, this is where I feel at home.
I am married to a German, and have two children, a boy and a girl.

I am a professional certified fitness trainer and Specialist in Sports Performance Nutrition. I am a certified coach with the RRCA and with USATF. I am currently studying exercise therapy with the international sports sciences association.
I believe in practicing what I preach, and that nutrition is a key to performance along with a good training plan.
Before running competitively I had been strength training three days a week for two years with a trainer, I had decided to lean up a little more by running.
My first competitive race was a 4 mile road race, where I placed first in my age group with a time of 30.27, this was the beginning, I enjoyed the competition and challenges of training and improving. So, I raced again, and again, and again, from 5K’s to half marathons, and then came the Duathlons. Wow! this is fun, I thought. The determination to get to the bike from the run, then the determination again to get off the bike and run again. I proceeded to run my first marathon in October 2010, the Athens Classic 2500th anniversary in Greece.
I have been placing Overall female or Master consecutively in most races and first Age Group in some.

My personal bests so far are as follows:
5K time: 17.27
4 mile: 24.46
8K time: 30.30
15K 61 minutes.
20K time: 1.28
Half Marathon time: 1.27.12
Sprint Duathlon: 49.22
(1m run 10m bike 3.1m run)
First and only Marathon so far, Athens, Greece: 3.26

Recently I have had the pleasure to meet and run with some very talented runners, such as Olympian marathoner Gabriela Trana, Zola Budd,, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Frank Shorter, Ryan Hall, Terri Rejimbal, and the gifted Christa Benton, and was able to meet pioneer marathon women Kathrin Switzer, the wonderful lady that officially broke the gender barrier at the Boston marathon. I was so fortunate to have the pleasure of Bill Rodgers company at a luncheon in Sarasota, and meet with him again for a great charity run, then run with him in the Masters half marathon national championships.
I love the competition and challenge’s that I experience through competing.

Some goals for the future are to run more Masters USATF championship races, to try track for the first time ever in the 5000m at the World Masters Championships, to compete at ITU World Duathlon championships in Spain, to run some big city marathons, New York, London, Berlin, to name a few, and maybe do a half Iron Du, to get a new PR is always nice also:-)

In my spare time, if there is any, I like to Scuba dive with my son, trail ride with my husband, or run with my children and our two dogs through the park trails. I love to travel and hike and spend time with friends. And enjoy studying new foods and the power of them:-)

Three of my training days are with a group called the Speedsters, all ages and levels.





Quick Tip:


That’s it my indomitable friends, it took 30 years but you have finally crossed the finish line of yet another RunRUnLive Podcast, Episode 248 in the can.

Next week I have a great interview with a lady named Pamela who is an author of among other things “Hot Flashes and Half Ironmans”.

I know we are coming up on Episode 250.  I will do some sort of summary show as a book end but I’ve decide to keep releasing RunRUnLive Episodes, just on a less frequent basis.  I’m going to try monthly.  Let’s say the 26th of the month.  How’s that.  It will not mean that the quality will get any better but it will free up time for me to dabble in some other projects.

The other big news is that I will be running the Boston Marathon in 2013 for Team Hoyt.  Many of you know or have heard of Rick and Dick Hoyt the father and son team.  Dick pushes Rick in racing chair.

Rick and Dick are long time members of the New England running community.  Long before they got famous they were putting in the miles locally. I’ve run several races with them including triathlons.  Back in the old days I knew I was having a good race if I caught them.

They qualified for Boston back when the qualifying time was 2:50 and the BAA wouldn’t let them run.  Now they are the poster children for the race.  They have come out and run and spoken at Groton many times over the years.

Ricky is actually just a couple months older than me!  It’s the same story.  Doctors said he was a vegetable but they didn’t give up.  Rick has a college degree and has written a book recently.

So I’m going to fund raise for a team of fellow New Englanders who represent running’s ability to transform.

Please go to my website at RunRunLive.com and you’ll see a banner on the right that will link to the CrowdRise page for donations.  I’ll appreciate anything you can do to help.  If you’ve ever had an episode of RunRunLive that made your day or week better, then here’s a chance to reciprocate.

You can also sign up for my mailing list there.  It’s a bit of a misnomer, because I don’t actually mail anything but I’m working on it!  I’m going to be asking some questions about future projects and if you are on the list you will get to have your voice heard!

Thanks everyone.

To take you out I’d like you to think about engaging with intent.

In my job I have frequent high risk/reward interactions with clients.  Depending on how I do the outcome could be significantly good or significantly bad.  If I were to dwell on that it would make me crazy.  I don’t.

What I try to focus on is intent.  I try to make sure my intent is good.  I try to make sure that I bring that good intent to the interaction.

You know that you fall into patterns where you are just doing stuff.  Just knocking out activities.  Just going through the motions.

I want you, this week, to stop that hamster wheel of mindless activity.  I want you to think about each of these interactions.  What is your intent?  Is your intent good?

Having a good intent gives you the ultimate backstop when things get dicey.  If you are settled and comfortable with your intent you can think on that when things get weird and it will bring you back to center.

And even if the interaction goes south you can walk away with a smile and be satisfied that you held up your side.  You did not act counter to your intention.  You tried honestly.

Engage with intent this week, and I’ll see you out there.

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.


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

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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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