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Movement is a Lifestyle Features 13:20 Gracie and Maggie




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Moving2Live’s Gracie the Cat and Maggie the Black Lab

Where do you consider “Home”? Finleyville, PA…it’s South of Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Gracie the Cat (G): Chasing the white and black cat around the house; jumping up to windowsills and bookshelves; pacing while waiting for my staff to serve breakfast and dinner

Maggie the Black Lab (M): Hiking in the woods with my staff (I’m a trail dog); running downhill; wrestling with Puddin the Yellow Lab

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? M: I’ve got this one. Our lives are pretty much a vacation, and I’ve heard the cats don’t like to ride in cars. I did have a road trip with the staff a while ago…we drove to Ohio. On the way, I visited a pet store. People told me I was a good dog. While we were in Ohio, we met Puddin the Yellow Lab and brought her home with us. On the drive home, we stopped at rest stops and a park to stretch our legs. It was great!

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? G: Until recently, I only had an interest in chicken flavored cat food…then I discovered pumpkin…wow…best snack ever!

M: I agree with Gracie about the pumpkin. I’m also a big fan of berries, plain yogurt, and carrots.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. G: Chicken or turkey…I’m not sure why the staff doesn’t make it for me more often…they seem determined to give me chicken-flavored cat food, which is fine, but…real turkey breast is better

M: That’s a tough call…frozen fruit…probably strawberries, but mango is also delicious

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? G: I’d like to jump from the floor to the top shelf in the office in one leap…so far, I’ve had to stop at the desk on the way up

M: I don’t have a bucket list item, but I’d like to do another hiking challenge where we get a medal at the end.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? G: I’ve got this one. People seem to think movement needs to be scheduled, organized, and/or complicated. They need to learn that all you need to do is get off the bed and move…you don’t even need to leave the house.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? G: I have explored every shelf in the house…even the ones close to the ceiling.

M: Long single-track hikes in Mingo Creek Park…sometimes we even have to jump over or crawl under fallen trees that are blocking our path.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? G: I believe I speak for both of us when I say: NAPS. It’s important to get enough rest. Bonus points for varying your napping location throughout the day to maximize the ability to nap in a sun spot.

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) G: A folded up comforter in the windowsill of the utility room. It’s usually quiet, and it gets the morning sun.

M: The blacktop outside the Observatory at Mingo Creek Park. When we summit Mt. Mingo, the staff gets on the ground and hangs out with me while I scratch my back on the blacktop.

Contact information for Gracie and Maggie:
Gracie and Maggie do not maintain their own social media accounts, but you can follow them through Moving2Live at:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mov2liv/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/movingtoliv

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mov2liv


Melissa Boswell & Hannah O’Day- BOOM- Biomechanics on our Minds Podcast Hosts




Melissa Boswell (in her own words): I am a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. My current research bridges the fields of biomechanics, psychology, and computer science to understand not just how we move, but how we think about movement and our motivation for being physically active. My commitment to an active lifestyle, coupled with my passion for understanding human movement, motivate my passions in monitoring and improving movement with novel wearable technologies. I also enjoy science communication, including as a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM). I facilitate positive, creative environments, and continuously seek to challenge myself through learning, new experiences, and meeting new people.

Hanna O’Day (in her own words): I am a Boston native, now a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Stanford University. I have been lucky to be part of many diverse spaces where adaptability, creativity and communication are key. My current research involves both biomechanics and neuroscience to better understand what happens in both our bodies and brain when movement doesn’t go as planned. Particularly, I study how people with Parkinson’s disease walk, and what happens when they have trouble with their mobility and work to design adaptive, personalized and smarter therapies to improve their quality of life. I have loved connecting with patients and people, at the many interfaces and junctions that my research brings me to. Most of all, I love learning and sharing stories. I have loved being a co-host of the podcast Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM), which has brought so many stories, connections and laughs. I am excited to continue innovating cultures and environments that are inclusive, fun and diverse.

Show Notes: Melissa Boswell and Johanna O’Day, contact info:
Website: https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BiomechanicsOOM

https://twitter.com/melissaboswell_

https://twitter.com/johanping

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Lisa MacFadden, PhD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamacfadden/

Check out the Moving2Live episode featuring Dr. Lisa MacFadden, released 9/23/20; Link: http://www.moving2live.com/2020/09/23/lisa-mcfadden-phd-director-of-engineering-applied-science-at-sanford-health/

Stanford University Bioengineering
https://bioengineering.stanford.edu

Biomechanics On Our Minds (BOOM) Podcast
https://www.biomechanicsonourminds.com

National Biomechanics Day, The Biomechanics Initiative
http://thebiomechanicsinitiative.org

On Being with Krista Tippett (podcast)
https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/

How I Built This with Guy Raz (podcast)
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

On Purpose with Jay Shetty (podcast)
https://jayshetty.me/podcast/

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes (podcast)
https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/

The Dirtbag Diaries Podcast
https://dirtbagdiaries.com

Contact Info for Moving2Live:
Web: Moving2Live

Email: mov2liv@gmail.com

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 12:20 Oakley




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Oakley

Where do you consider “Home”? Pittsburgh

What are your three favorite movement activities? Hiking, swimming, and running

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include?

Camping At Pymatuning Lake in Northwestern PA. We had a lake front spot where I could swim, kayak with humans, hike all kinds of trails

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? Dog treats and water

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Human food

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? Hiking at Ohiopyle

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? Just to get up and start is the hardest. Once you’re moving you can go for miles!

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Kayaking and paddle boarding with the humans!

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Nap time!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) McConnells Mill State Park

Contact information for Oakley:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie_oakley_the_lab/


Movement is a Lifestyle Features 11:20 Paul Sorace




Moving2Live is a podcast about movement and exercise for professionals and aficionados.  We also have Movement is a Lifestyle Features. Each week, we publish a brief highlight of a 2- or 4-legged mover…someone who understands that movement is a lifestyle…not just an activity.  The questions are lightly edited to allow for easy readability.  Click MIAL Features for more info if you want to be featured/know someone who should be featured.

This Week: Paul Sorace

Where do you consider “Home”? New Jersey

What are your three favorite movement activities? Run, Resistance Train, Run

Describe the best vacation you’ve ever taken? Where did you go? What movement activities did you include? Las Vegas, I was the 1:30 pacer for the RnR Half Marathon. I finished in 1:29:58. Bummer.

What is your favorite pre- or post-workout snack? What else… peanut butter.

What is your favorite thing to eat? Note: it does not need to be healthy. Shake Shack Burger, life changing! But Ben’s pizza may give it a run…

Do you have a movement activity on your “bucket list”? If not, what’s a movement activity/event you’re looking forward to in the next year? I’ve accomplished my fitness goals. Running sub-3 in the marathon. Bench pressing 300 pounds (a long time ago). All relative I get it. At this point in my life, it’s about fitness maintenance.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle to getting people to move more? “I’m too busy”. We all are, I get it. Take a walk during lunch. Walk the hallway if the weather is not ideal. I did it. My co-workers looked at me oddly at first, eventually doing the same.

What do you feel is the most adventurous movement activity you’ve ever done? Running alone in Death Valley. There wasn’t a sign of life for 100 miles. I was crazy when I was younger.

What is your favorite recovery or self-care practice? Sleep!

What is your favorite spot within an hour of where you are currently living? (Bonus points if it is a “hidden gem”) Balthazar. Google it. The best restaurant in NYC. I can get you and Ben a reservation (Covid willing) in 10 minutes. And I have the WiFi that “doesn’t exist”.

Contact information for Paul Sorace:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.sorace


Repost- Thoughts on Dealing w COVID-19 from Doug Petrick Upper St Clair HS track & XC coach



Doug Petrick (in his own words): I teach High School Physics and coach Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Spring Track & Field at Upper St. Clair High School. I am happily married to my wife Kinley. We have 3 fun kids- Kaia (12), Kenzie (8), and Declan (6). I like to teach, coach, run, write, consume podcasts and connect with others that have similar interests. I am also the USC XC TF Coaches Clinic Director.

This episode was originally released on May 6, 2020.  With the Coaches Clinic just over 2 weeks away, we are re-releasing the interview to give you time to register for the clinic, which will take place as a Zoom live stream event.

Show Notes:
 Doug Petrick, – contact info:
E-mail: dpetrick76@gmail.com

Website (Coaches Clinic): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-event-2020-usc-cross-country-track-field-coaches-clinic-tickets-101428246616

Twitter (Doug): https://twitter.com/DougPetrick1

Twitter (Coaches Clinic): https://twitter.com/ClinicUSCXCTF

Doug Petrick was recently on the Final Surge Podcast; here’s the link: https://blog.finalsurge.com/final-surge-podcast-episode-155-doug-petrick/

Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Upper St. Clair School District (PA)
https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us

Once a Runner, by John L. Parker Jr.
https://www.amazon.com/Once-Runner-John-Parker-Jr/dp/1416597891

Wharton Health – Rope Stretching
https://www.whartonhealth.com

Coach Paul Vandersteen, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL
http://www.neuquaxctf.com/staff.html

Coach Dennis Barker, Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN
http://www.coachbarker.com

Kelly Kuhn, MPT, Kelly Kuhn Physical Therapy, PA
https://www.kellykuhnpt.com

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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music:
 Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org