December 5, 2013 – Episode 10 – A new grandfather speaks out on health and lifestyle! Dr. Ritu Rao, a dentist and mother from Dallas, TX calls in to tell her story and to let out a LOUD SCREAM! Dr. David Madow tell his story about traveling to Jacksonville, Florida and what happened at the airport. He also shares his experience about finishing the NCR Trail Marathon in Baltimore County, Maryland.
Dr. Dave asks that you share the podcast with at least one friend or family member that you would like to see get a little healthier. We are going to be starting a “Baby Steps” program very soon and we want to help as many of you and your friends/family as possible!
Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
I made a quick trip down to Florida with my wife to visit my daughter and her husband to meet my very first grandchild, baby Jeremy! It is quite an amazing feeling! I don’t feel like the old old school grandpa in the rocking chair reading a book. I am a grandpa that feels half my age who runs marathons and skis black diamond runs.
I ran a marathon over the Thanksgiving weekend. I try to run 2-3 marathons a year. This time it was the NCR marathon in Baltimore Maryland on one of those Rail to Trails corridors. It was a blustery cold morning and my wife and I got up at 4am to get ready for the marathon in 18-20 degrees cold. We were waiting before the race in a local elementary school and it was so fantastic to be surrounded by fit, positive, healthy people.
My wife and I run to be healthy and have fun. No matter how fast or how slow you run; you are a runner. No matter how fast or how slow you finish a marathon; you are a finisher and you are a marathoner. You all get the same medal at the end. I don’t get caught up in a time or place in the pack or runners. I feel fantastic I did this and glad I did.
Rails to Trails is an awesome non-profit organization that converts old rail lines to trails for a healthier life. The Baltimore area has a yearly marathon and my wife and I ran their 24th annual marathon this year. More information North Central Railroad Trail Marathon: http://ncrtrailmarathon.com/home.aspx.
DR. RITU RAO
Dr. Ritu is a 38 year old mom, dentist, and a runner. She was tired of being tired physically and mentally. She wasn’t loving life, feeling exhausted, and had 30 pounds of leftover weight from the last pregnancy. She started with a coach potato to 5k program she found online and then got bored with it so she joined a running class, then a running group. Listen to my chat with Dr. Ritu how she went from 5ks, to half marathons, and to date has run two full marathons. Running has changed her life from losing weight, to diet and nutrition, and making some great new friends from her running club.
Are you one of the many people who have too many pounds on your body and you want to lose weight, but you don’t know where to start? You have to start today, not tomorrow, not after the holidays, not in the New Year. The first step is to stop eating the junk! You can stop that right now. Every bite you put in your mouth is a choice. Make good choices with all food that goes into your body. I am creating a program called Baby Steps to help you my friends get in the best shape of your life and slice your age in half! More details forthcoming about this program.
You never regret the workout, walk, run, or bike ride you did. I promise you that you will regret that workout you did miss. Sometimes the hardest step is convincing your mind to do this and get out of that warm bed especially in the cold weather and get those shoes on and get out the door. You want a better, strong, healthier life – and it starts with you and starts with those first steps!
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