It is always a joy to speak to my coach Julia Chi Taylor about her incredible life. I met Julia in a particularly difficult personal period, and she has been offering me foundational guidance ever since! Julia is a lifetime runner, and we discuss the process of how this passion developed a competitive edge and how particular challenges affected Julia's athletic experience. We also speak about her international marathon career, in which Julia ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 36 minutes! She offers some brilliant tips for marathon preparation, and we explore the benefits of long slow distance within a training regime. Running can be incredible for clearing tension, but can also exist as an area of extreme pressure and attachment, and we investigate this in regard to injury and mentality. Additionally we look into Julia's experience with barefoot running and living, and address her unbelievable Barefoot Across Spain challenge, in which Julia ran 140km a week in her bare feet for 7 weeks from Suances in the North to Almunecar in the South. Our conversation also goes into Julia's nomadic adventure with her husband Anadi, and her exploration into minimalism. Finally, we speak about Julia's amazing work as a mentor for a vast range of individuals, in which she has used her life experiences to encourage others to live with increased awareness, fulfilment and happiness. We really hope you enjoy this episode! Follow my Journey: https://www.instagram.com/healingwithtorzi/ Find Julia: Website - https://www.juliachitaylor.com Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/232673278092863 Blog - http://www.bodhisattvadiary.com Barefoot Across Spain - http://barefootacrossspain.com Running to Learn by Julia Chi Taylor. Running Sussed by Julia Chi Taylor. Girlfriend for a Year by Julia Chi Taylor. Mentioned: Born to Run - Chris McDougall. *This episode was recorded remotely, so I apologise for any audio issues!Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/that-healing-feeling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
635 Julia Chi Taylor Ran Barefoot Across Spain To Raise Awareness
Diz Runs Radio: Running, Life, & Everything In Between
The last time I talked to Julia Chi Taylor, she was gearing up for quite the adventure: to run barefoot across the country of Spain!Now she's back and full of stories about her adventure!Check out the show notes for this episode at http://DizRuns.com/635This Episode is Sponsored By: EnergyBITSSave 20% on your order when you use the code DIZRUNS at checkout.http://energybits.comLove the show? Check out the support page for ways you can help keep the Diz Runs Radio going strong!http://dizruns.com/supportBecome a Patron of the Show! Visit http://Patreon.com/DizRuns to find out how.Get Your Diz Runs Radio Swag!http://dizruns.com/magnetSubscribe to the Diz Runs RadioFind Me on an Apple Device http://dizruns.com/itunesFind Me on an Android http://dizruns.com/stitcherFind Me on SoundCloud http://dizruns.com/soundcloudPlease Take the Diz Runs Radio Listener Surveyhttp://dizruns.com/surveyWin a Free 16-Week Training PlanEnter at http://dizruns.com/giveawayJoin The TribeIf you’d like to stay up to date with everything going on in the Diz Runs world, become a member of the tribe! The tribe gets a weekly email where I share running tips and stories about running and/or things going on in my life. To get the emails, just sign up at http://dizruns.com/join-the-tribeThe tribe also has an open group on Facebook, where tribe members can join each other to talk about running, life, and anything in between. Check out the group and join the tribe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedizrunstribe/
531 Julia Chi Taylor Went Barefoot and Hasn't Looked Back
Diz Runs Radio: Running, Life, & Everything In Between
For Julia Chi Taylor, running has changed and evolved with her over the years.From her international career as an elite, to almost giving up on racing, to finding the itch to race again, Julia continues to embrace the different forms that running presents.Next on her list: running barefoot (yes, as in no shoes) north to south across Spain.Show notes and links to follow her adventure can be found at http://DizRuns.com/531This episode is sponsored by Health IQ. Get a reduced rate on life insurance, simply because you’re a runner, by visiting http://HealthIQ.com/dizrunsLove the show? Check out the support page for ways you can help keep the Diz Runs Radio going strong!http://dizruns.com/supportBecome a Patron of the Show! Visit http://Patreon.com/DizRuns to find out how.Get Your Diz Runs Radio Swag!http://dizruns.com/magnetSubscribe to the Diz Runs RadioFind Me on an Apple Device http://dizruns.com/itunesFind Me on an Android http://dizruns.com/stitcherFind Me on SoundCloud http://dizruns.com/soundcloudPlease Take the Diz Runs Radio Listener Surveyhttp://dizruns.com/surveyWin a Free 16-Week Training PlanEnter at http://dizruns.com/giveawayJoin The TribeIf you’d like to stay up to date with everything going on in the Diz Runs world, become a member of the tribe! The tribe gets a weekly email where I share running tips and stories about running and/or things going on in my life. To get the emails, just sign up at http://dizruns.com/join-the-tribeThe tribe also has an open group on Facebook, where tribe members can join each other to talk about running, life, and anything in between. Check out the group and join the tribe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedizrunstribe/
EP 24: The Everyday Athlete’s Guide To Barefoot Running With Julia Chi Taylor
Fit Over Thirty
Julia Chi Taylor is a runner, world traveler, coach, author, and blogger who runs and trains all over the world. She is a huge proponent of barefoot running and travels and blogs with her husband as she traverses our globe with her bare feet. She has an incredible story including how she overcame an eating disorder and how she leads a totally barefoot lifestyle.Julia has been running all her life from running barefoot in the grass to competing at top levels and running marathons. She is a mentor, coach, and guide for others as she travels the world. She recently shed all of her possessions and lives a nomadic lifestyle. She shares how and why she has done all of this plus the fun and benefits of having a barefoot lifestyle.Today’s topics include: Julia is in a tiny village in Granada Spain right now. Julia starting walking and running when she was 9 months old. When she was six she knew that she was a runner who wanted to win races. As a teen she won some races and joined an all male except for her running club. How Julia ran for England and loved winning, but also had to temper her desire to win, so she wouldn’t train and push too hard. Julia shares how she tripped in a race and the mistake of not eating made her very weak in a race. She also shares a story about racing with her sister. The importance of keeping going and not getting disappointed when things don’t go your way. Julia feels she is a natural marathoner and her body was built for it. At 58, she is still competing today after a long life of running, racing and running marathons. At one point she got chronic fatigue and a doctor recommended running less. This taught her a lot about coaching and looking after herself. Something changed inside her and she learned not to push herself too hard. She always loved running on the track and 3000 meters and 1500 meter races. The Swansea Bay 10k was also an awesome race. She loves racing people because it is fun. The importance of not spending time with people you don’t want to spend time with. How things have changed in the running world. People compete at a high level. The importance of core strength, balance, and strong feet when running. Losing weight can make people faster, but this can lead to an unhealthy journey and emotional issues. Julia shares her strategies and healing to accept herself to tackle her eating issues. She has also helped others with their eating issues. Know yourself deeply and really accept and live yourself. Julia shares how she was having back issues, and her injury was about letting something go. She tried barefoot running on the beach. Her pain went away and barefoot running didn’t hurt. She then tried running in socks and then gave all of her shoes to a friend. She now doesn't own shoes. Having no shoes makes being a nomad easier. If it is cold she wears socks. Her whole body has changed from barefoot running. It’s like she runs the same way as when she was young. She is in the process of training to run barefoot across Spain. To transition to barefoot running it has to be done slowly. Consistency and slow running is more important than speed to keep going. Strong feet are the foundation of running. Stretching and flexibility are also a regular part of Julia’s life. Julia shares why she wrote her books and shares her stories. She also does mountain running.Links and resources: Barefoot Across Spain Soles Journey @JuliaChiTaylor1 on Twitter Running to Learn: Julia's journey on her never ending running path Girlfriend for a Year: Learning to live in conscious relationship Julia on FacebookQuotes:“I wanted to run for England and by the time I was 19 I was running for England.” Julia Chi Taylor“I just had a love or running and a love of seeing what I could do.” Julia Chi Taylor“I also knew the desire to do well tripped me up,
TCR083 | Julia Chi Taylor: Loving Yourself, Staying With the Pain & Running Free
The Conscious Runner Podcast
Hey Conscious Runners! As always, I’ve got another fantastic interview for you. I’ve got elite runner, mentor, healer and founder of Running Conscious, Julia Chi Taylor on the other side of the mic with me. From a very young age Julia knew all she needed to do was to ‘run free’. To allow running take her where it wanted to. To stay in the step. To be in the moment and experience running as meditation on the move. But practicing it proved to be far more difficult. Julia found in mastering her running she became better equipped to master other aspects of life; especially relationships. Julia believes the better the relationship we have with ourselves, the better we are able to relate to one another. Julia sees all relationships as mirrors reflecting who we are. The clearer we are of past hurt and the emotional baggage, the more able we are to be in a relationship in the here and now. Running Conscious was born from Julia’s own well spring of experience, years of running, years of exploring relationships and years of working in other people’s lives as a coach, mentor, healer, counsellor and educator. I completely enjoyed my chat with Julia and know you will too. What We Talk About How Julia got started running and why she runs today The evolution running conscious Running as an elite athlete Being at odd with drive and artistic and soul expression Running for love and approval Making running a meditative practice Being in the gaps between thoughts Pushing to hard Links From the Show Running Conscious (Julia’s Site) Running to Learn (Julia’s Book) Girlfriend for a Year (Julia’s Other Book) Quotes by Julia Chi Taylor [Tweet “”By listening to myself, I was able to achieve amazing things” ~Julia Chi Taylor”] [Tweet “”When I started to push, things would always go wrong” ~Julia Chi Taylor”] [Tweet “”The still points are where the truth of us resides” ~Julia Chi Taylor”] [Tweet “”If we trust ourselves we can trust everything” ~Julia Chi Taylor”] [Tweet “”I love to run faster, even though I’m slower” ~Julia Chi Taylor”] Your Next Steps Head over to iTunes and give the show a review See if The Conscious Runner Coaching Program might be right for you Until next time, run strong, run long and be happy.