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A case of Running Obsession

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Are you obsessed with your running? Dr Michelle Cleere and our host Richard Diaz and guests Charlie Engle and Vanessa Runs discuss what constitutes a running obsession. For Charlie, it may be he runs for a cure, Vanessa simply loves trail running. Is either healthy?

Listen as our host Richard Diaz and guests, Dr. Michelle Cleere - Clinical and Sports Psychologist, world renowned Ultra Marathon Runner Charlie Engle and Vanessa Runs, discuss the potential for running obsession; when it’s good, bad or downright ugly.

This is a very unique opportunity to visit running for recreation, for health and or therapy. When is the amount of running you do too much? Dr. Michelle’s passion is unlocking the power of the mind so that elite performers can play better and happier.

Charlie Engle turned his life around from being a drug addict to living sober since 1992. He refocused his addictive personality toward running, entering marathons, then ultramarathons, and self-created endurance missions. In February, 2007, Charlie and teammates Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin became the first people in history to run across the entire Sahara Desert, covering over 4,300 miles in what became a 111 consecutive day effort.

Vanessa Runs is a trail runner, as a journalist she has worked as an Assistant Editor, Online Editor. But it was office work, she lived for the weekends and her dog was bored.

In 2012, she quit her job gave away all her possessions, and hit the trails to run and write books. Her first book, The Summit Seeker, hit Amazon’s Best Sellers and Hot New Releases in the Sports & Outdoors category.

She lives day-to-day, bartering for the things she needs so she can live as a nomadic trail runner.

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