Ep. 14 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guest Rob Jones


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This is a Special Edition of the RUNATL Podcast! This week our “Feature Conversation” is with Rob Jones who is making his way to Atlanta to run his 28th marathon as he raises awareness and funds for wounded veteran charities. If you need a dose of inspiration, you’re guaranteed to get that in this episode.

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Greetings, Friends!

A few “firsts” with this episode, as we’re bringing you what can certainly be described as “bonus material!”  More specifically, we abandoned our every-other-week schedule to put this production together in advance of November 8th  Also, we used some new technologies to both interview our Guest (way) outside of our studio and test our ability to “take our show on the road.”  We did all this (and took out the commercials!) so that we could introduce you to Rob Jones…  This amazing young man is a double-amputee from combat wounds sustained in Afghanistan – – who is putting his fearless approach to life and unmitigated desire to help others to good use by running 31 marathons in 31 different cities on 31 consecutive days!  He’ll be in Atlanta on November 8th… and it is our hope that we can encourage as many listeners to come and support him (and, yes, make a donation) as possible!  But whether you’re able to do that or not, this conversation will inspire you, give you reason to believe “everything will be alright” and celebrate the human spirit!

Listen on!  Share often!  The Show Notes are below…

SHOW NOTES for Episode #14

There is no better way to learn more about Rob, his story and his present undertaking than visiting this website.  You can also make a donation thru this site and stay connected with him and his team.

To learn more about the book that prompted Rob Jones to join the U.S. Marine Corps as a college student, check this link. 

If you’re interested in the heart rate training program Rob is using to help propel him thru this incredible odyssey, you’ll want to spend some time on this site. 

To get tuned-in to the podcasts that Rob mentions he enjoys on the road, give these links a try:  http://jockopodcast.com/ and http://www.themeateater.com/.

To get an address and directions to the Historic Old Fourth Ward Skate Park – – where free parking is available for the Rob Jones Journey on November 8th, utilize this link.  There’s also some fun information about the Skate Park itself and all kinds of great stuff about our host, The Atlanta Beltline, contained in this website!

Again, THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THE FUN!!  And, of course, please don’t forget that you can always connect with us AND enter a question for the “Podcast Payout” at podcast@bigpeachrunningco.com

As always, thanks for listening!  We really, really hope to see you on November 8th  D2 and I will be on-site from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m., along with the rest of the BPRC Leadership Team.  What a fun morning it will be!  Until then, may your best miles be those covered on foot!

– Mike