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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on the Fit Women Over 50 Podcast for the Becoming Elli Community where women inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

For more information, find Becoming Elli on the website at http://www.becomingelli.com for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and inspiration.

Oct 9, 2018

In podcast episode number 19 of Becoming Elli, Jill and Chris discuss how they ran a half marathon. Today's podcast covers their thoughts and feelings before, during and after the 13.1 challenge.

In this podcast you'll hear:

The preparation:

  • Running plan leading up to it
  • The expo
  • Our cross training plans
  • Shoes
  • Water stops and fueling
  • Food afterward
  • KT tape

The actual race on Sept 29, 2018 in Akron:

  • What worked
  • what didn't
  • course
  • crowd support
  • water stations
  • pacing
  • the last 3 miles


Immediately following the half marathon:

  • Fuel: Chocolate milk and banana
  • ice bath
  • What didn't work: pizza
  • Recovery steps during the week that followed.

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