When was the last time you tried something different with your exercise routine, when you decided it was time to shake things up — and then you went for it? Are you asking yourself, “What’s Next?”

On the latest episode of the MRG Show, my dear friend and sole sister Cassy Stone and I dive deep into what it means to ask ourselves, “What’s next?” as it relates to considering a big goal, whether it’s starting to run for the first time, training for a first 5K, getting back into running after a break (due to injury, illness, or otherwise), or testing out a new-to-you sport. We share our experiences of breaking out of ruts and setting big goals. We also reflect on what these endeavors meant to us at the time — and how they helped shape us, as runners and as women, wives, mothers, and friends.

{To listen to this episode, click on the player at the top of this post. Or, download the episode or subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app.}

Me & Cass at the M22 Challenge, a run-bike-paddle event in northern Michigan.

I talk about why I feel now is the time to go big by signing up for my first IRONMAN 70.3 next summer. Cassy shares how living with a chronic disease impacts her running and everyday life — and how she’s looking forward to seeing where her determination and strength will take her at an upcoming 5K.

We also laugh our way through a conversation about a shared favorite podcast featuring a well-known film and TV star (and Michigan native).

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking it’s time to shake things up a little, but maybe you’re not sure exactly how that’ll look, this episode is for you. You’ll be inspired to get moving in the direction your heart is leading you.

Summer 2018.

The Michigan Runner Girl Show is made possible in part by the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

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A special thanks to Mike Moran, Mike Youker and Jonny Tornga of Quarter After Productions in Traverse City, Mich. for producing the show. Check out this studio’s work here.

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