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Running Life: A Fitness Protection Production

Coach MK (Fleming) is the founder of Fitness Protection, LLC. She is a run coach not life coach, but we're never really talking about the running! She isn't afraid to call out, and push back against, Diet Culture and its impact on her runners. She is committed to ensuring that no runner discounts their own badassery while combatting fatphobia and sizeism in the fitness industry.

This podcast is geared towards every runner who won’t lose their home or health insurance if they show up to the corral with a hangover (though we do not advise it!). Whether you are a marathoner or a hobbyjogger, you will find something to enjoy when the coaches start talking as we run through this marathon of life, together.

Aug 15, 2019

Sarah tells us about implementing a sticker chart for her toddler, and wonders if this system is creating the correct incentives or teaching a different lesson entirely. Coach MK describes the systems she has created to work with her ADHD and how those systems often run counter to popular systems of organization. “You must make THIS work,” would be a bad rule for her and make her feel like a failure; “you must recognize failure, identify the failure point, and create a system that WORKS...swiftly,” is the rule that has survived the test of time.


We then put on our liberal arts/language major hats to take a critical look at other systems and the rules that defined them to ask: if rules make the game, must all rules be applied at all times?


Enjoy this ride from rural Tennessee to Soviet Russia and back to your local pharmacy as we ask ourselves what are we REALLY talking about when we’re talking about cheating at running at the non-elite level?


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