Sarah and co-host Ellison Weist delightedly dive into a conversation with respected reporter Gretchen Reynolds. In her New York Times column, mother runner/mountain biker Gretchen reports on new and interesting science to help our bodies function better. The trio starts by talking about dealing with hot weather while running, with Gretchen explaining why a hot bath might be a wise tool before she answers the age-old question of slushie v. frozen underwear. Gretchen shares welcome findings about the performance boost of caffeine as well as good news about the effect running can have on both back and knee health. The three mother runners take an intriguing detour to debate the use of the word “jog.” Find out why you should be doing interval training (especially if you’re north of 40) plus how much you need to run to add to your longevity. This episode is guaranteed to get your mind whirring!
In the intro, “Book Bully” Ellison shares her latest book recommendations; the Q&A with guest Gretchen starts at 23:40.
Books Ellison and Sarah mention in introduction:
The Bright Hour: a Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs
Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
Feel the Fear…and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple by Jeff Guinn
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