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Run! What Could Go Wrong with Chelsea Robberson! Episode 019

#019 – Today’s guest, Chelsea Robberson, empowers school and education-related business leaders to evaluate processes, set strategic goals, and propel their mission forward. Chelsea is a fellow runner and shares her running journey and love for gadgets.

Topics Covered:

  • Running journey over the years and during the pandemic
  • Philosophy about running and getting started
  • Gadgets to make your run fun and motivating

Today’s Guest

Chelsea Robberson Chelsea Robberson empowers school and education-related business leaders to evaluate processes, set strategic goals, and propel their mission forward. Chelsea is passionate about disrupting the status-quo of education through whatever avenue she can and pushing forward the mission of others with this same thinking. Chelsea is also a fellow runner and has a love for running and gadgets.

Follow Chelsea

LinkedIn – Chelsea Robberson

Instagram – chelsea.robberson

Facebook – Chelsea Robberson

Website – Lealyn Growth

Additional Resources:

  • Ember Coffee Mug
  • Under Armour Bluetooth Running Shoes
  • FitBit Watch
  • Galaxy ear buds
  • Raising Financial Freedom podcast

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Richard Conner 0:01

Welcome to Episode 19. Today you’ll hear a fun conversation with our guest, Chelsea Robberson, as she talks about her running journey, philosophy about running, and cool gadgets that she’s discovered along the way, hope you enjoy. Here’s what you can look forward to on this episode of Inspire Virtual Runs Podcast.

Chelsea Robberson 0:23

I went from running a school so I was hitting 15,000 steps a day, just between 7am and 3pm. And then when all that was gone, and I’m working from home now, well, now suddenly, my day is over. And I’m thinking, why am I only 3000 steps? Like, what am I even doing with my life. And so initially, it was, Okay, I gotta close this gap. Some I can’t go from 15,000 steps a day to 2000, 3000 steps a day, I also have ADHD, so I got to do something. So it was I gotta get out of the house, because my children are making me crazy. And this COVID thing, and I’ve got a my step count. So that was kind of what started it. And those were the benefits that I was looking for initially. And and also to close, you know, I, you couldn’t go to the gym, you can play volleyball, all those types of things, I had to replace it with something, and that’s how it started. But then as I kept going, it really became an addiction, like, Okay, I’m going to finish this and then I get to go for a run. I’m going to go for run and I’m going to get through my work and it was like my prize at the end of the day.

Intro/Outro 1:25

Welcome to Inspire Virtual Runs Podcast, whether you are new to running or seasoned. Get tips and the inspiration that you need to achieve your health and fitness goals. Now, here’s your host, Richard Conner.

Richard Conner 1:53

Hi, everyone. Welcome to Inspire Virtual Runs Podcast. I am here with today’s guest, Chelsea Robberson, Chelsea and power school and education related business leaders to evaluate processes, set strategic goals, and propel their mission forward. Chelsea is passionate about disrupting the status quo of education through whatever avenue she can, and pushing forward the mission of others with the same thinking. Chelsea is a fellow runner, and we’re excited to have her on the show. So welcome to the show, Chelsea.

Chelsea Robberson 2:28

Hey, thanks for having me. I’m excited to be here.

Richard Conner 2:31

So I started following your entrepreneurship journey and education after listening to your interview about teaching your children about how to run a business on the Raising Financial Freedom podcast. And you know, it was such a great episode. And just for our listeners to know racing, financial freedom podcast covers different topics on how to teach your kids about money, and becoming financially free. So you know, Chelsea you agree, you know, engaging social media presence. And it was through there that I discovered the you’re runner, you love gadgets and gear, so really super excited to have you.

Chelsea Robberson 3:10

Yeah, I think it was my posts about Should I post about Dr. Seuss journal or Bluetooth shoes? was it? Was it that one where you found me or was it the actual Bluetooth post?

Richard Conner 3:22

No, I think it was the one where you had his vote. So you know which one I had to vote for?

Chelsea Robberson 3:27

Yeah. And they were so close. It was like 50%, or like 49% and 51%. And for a while, it’s 50% and 50%. And, you know, I was supposed to go back and post about my Dr. Seuss journal, and I haven’t.

Richard Conner 3:42

Alright, well, you’ll have some work to do to get get back to that. But it’s so cool. I mean, the post that you do is so cool in it. And it’s great, because I learned, you know a lot about you outside of the work that you’re doing. And that’s how we made this connection. And it’s funny, because I have friends who asked me like, how do you find your guests and bring them on the show? And I’m like, you know, it really various ways. And this is just kind of one of those interesting ways where I get to meet like, really great people.

Chelsea Robberson 4:09

Yeah, that’s been my experience with LinkedIn specifically, but with social media, and all of that is just like, hanging out people. You wouldn’t you wouldn’t have hung out with before. It’s pretty cool.

Richard Conner 4:20

Absolutely, absolutely. So, you know, let’s just kind of kick it off and let our listeners you know, learn a little bit about you. So maybe let’s talk a little bit more about you and, and your work in education.

Chelsea Robberson 4:32

Yeah, so the quick rundown of it is I’ve been in education since 2005, both here in the States and internationally. And I work Honduras at an orphanage in a private school there. And then here I’ve worked mostly in early education, and I was in charge of directing schools and growing schools, walking them through accreditation, licensing, etc. And then I was actually working at a school in COVID happened and we switched everything to virtual and, you know, finished out our school year, and then the leadership team for the school decided not to reopen for this current school year. So I switched over to full-time consulting, which I had been doing some here and there anyway. And now I work with people all over the world, actually, in all kinds of different education aspects, from Ed Tech to other educational entrepreneurs, to charter schools, private schools, ABA therapy, etc. So it’s actually really cool. I love hanging out with the people that I get to hang out with.

Richard Conner 5:33

That’s awesome. That’s really impressive. I mean, I think it’s been challenging for for everybody over the last 12 months due to the pandemic, and it just really sounds like you’re very resilient. And you, you pivoted, and you found something to kind of keep going and pushing forward your work. So that that’s great.

Chelsea Robberson 5:51

Yeah, it’s the, you know, I mean, you follow me on LinkedIn. So it’s the what could go wrong kind of mindset, which actually started at one of the schools that I was working at, and we all kept kind of saying, Oh, what could go wront, what could go wrong? It’s fine, what could go wrong? It’s fine. And then you know, all of this, and it’s just kind of stuck with me. So every time I’m thinking, Oh, I’ll try that, like, what go wrong. Why not.

Richard Conner 6:14

Wow, that’s awesome. That that’s great. And, you know, kind of I know, you’ve just gotten started here with, with the full time consulting just over the past year, but, you know, what’s your, what’s your long term vision? Like, how are you thinking about this long term?

Chelsea Robberson 6:28

Man, you know, it’s even, it’s actually, I had a couple clients while I was directing for maybe two years or so. But this full-time thing is really only been six months. Because it was August, when I officially, you know, officially officially launched it. And it’s changed 17 times since then. So I returned, like, Ooh, this is the direction that it’s going in, you know, it takes another path. And I don’t know, but I’m really enjoying doing speaking and training, I have a couple of those coming up, which has been, I’m excited to do. And I’m enjoying doing these podcasts and hanging out with other people. But I really, my favorite part is just the diversity of what I’m getting to do. And I hope that as I continue moving forward, I get to stay in that kind of diverse field of talking with Ed Tech people about how they’re creating their user journeys for their students. And then on the flip side, I’m working on a team of people that are reviewing proposed bills for legislation for digital equity. So I love kind of the broad aspect of it. And I really, that’s my biggest goal is to be able to stay, you know, broad like that and work in all kinds of bits and pieces of education, because it’s such a big stone to roll up a hill.

Richard Conner 7:44

All right, excellent. That’s, that’s pretty cool. Again, hats off to you for all the work that you’re doing. And keep up the posts on on LinkedIn, because it’s, it’s great. I think you’re engaging with everybody who follows you very well. And it sounds like you’ve been quite successful over the last six months. So, so good. So let’s, let’s talk a little bit, a little bit about running. So I know that you’re that that you’re a runner, you’re a fellow runner, and you have a philosophy about running. And we talked a little bit about gadgets and gear, which we’ll get into a little bit later. But let’s just kind of talk about, you know, how you got into running, you know, what was it like for you, and what you enjoy most?

Chelsea Robberson 8:24

Yeah, so, I always kind of ran here and there and on and off. I’ve been a volleyball player for, you know, my whole life. And I played club in college and all that. And while I got accepted into college and tore my meniscus and didn’t get to play, so that was cool. That was no fun. But I kept playing and other places in coaching. And now I just kind of play some rec co-ed ball, but then COVID happened. And all of that went away. And so I was running kind of as a, you know, alongside volleyball so that I could actually function as a setter without passing out. But then volleyball is taken away. So it’s like, Okay, well, I guess I’ll do more running. And it’s actually funny. How I kept pushing to get into it was I love this show Big Bang Theory. I don’t know if you’re a Big Bang Theory, enthusiast, but it’s one of my favorite shows. I love Sheldon and the whole thing. And so, in one of the episodes, Penny, one of the characters who’s a runner is going running and Sheldon, one of the other characters is going to go with her and he’s not really a runner or athletic at all. And so he comes out to her and says, oh, and he has all these gadgets, and he’s saying, okay, you know, what are we going to do? What are how are we going to track our steps? And what are we going to what are we going to do? And how are we going to run? What are we doing? I’m just asking all these questions and, and she kind of looks at him and says, Well, I run until I’m hungry then I stop for donut. So I was like, okay, because initially when I was really looking to push into it, it was overwhelming. Like how far do I have to go in order to be a runner and can I be a runner if I only go to the end of the street, and what if I can’t make more than that, and I’m going to feel crappy, you know that whole, I’m not going to start because I’ll do it wrong kind of thing. And I was getting stuck there. And then when I saw that it kind of like, Okay, you know what, I’m going to run until I’m tired, and then I’m going to stop. Maybe I’ll eat a donut, maybe not. And so the first couple of times, that was because I hadn’t been running as much as I did, or hadn’t been playing volleyball for a while, I really, I didn’t make it far, maybe half a mile, maybe, you know, to the school and back, and sometimes I counted and they did it. It was like, you know, and it had to be okay. I was like, Okay, I’m gonna run until I’m tired of them stop. I’m gonna run until I’m hungry. And I’m stopped for donut. And that was kind of the mindset I had to get to get into. It was like, Okay, I can do this without setting without getting stuck in perfectionism, which I tend to do sometimes. And that was kind of what kicked me off was Big Bang Theory. And grant, I’m hungry, and then stop.

Richard Conner 10:59

That’s fantastic. A little unique. really unique. I’ll admit that I do. I do watch the show, but not not consistently. My wife absolutely, positively loves that show. And I’ll watch it if it’s on. It is really a good show. But that’s really interesting.

Chelsea Robberson 11:20

Yeah, so whenever you’re like, hey, so how’d you start reading and like a big bang theory? They’re like, what? So, you know, it does make for an interesting story. But it really just helped me get out of the perfectionist spirit of it, is it because I can’t run five miles, I’m not going to do any. And I had to, I had to set that aside, and, you know, keep penny in my head until I’m hungry and haven’t done it. And that’s kind of what helps me go further and further.

Richard Conner 11:47

Yeah. And and I love what you said there, because I’m just wondering, are there other folks, you know, either listening to the podcast or part of the community or not part of the community who kind of had that same? I don’t know, fear or thought like, I can’t do this, or it’s too much for me to do or like you said, If I can’t run a five K or five miles, okay, am I really a runner? Maybe? Yeah, maybe I’m a failure. So that’s, that’s truly interesting. And, you know, in, in inspire virtual runs, we try to encourage and motivate and inspire each other to to run as part of their fitness program. So so this is something that, you know, there’s a, I guess, a mental or psychological part to it, just to get somebody to that point where they decide, yes, I can do this. And yes, I, I can run,

Chelsea Robberson 12:32

right, yeah, cuz it’s different for everybody. I think some people run 10 miles, and some people run two, and they’re both running. So you know, it’s individualized, looks like I push for an education, if I’m going to push forward in education that I can, I can own it in this space, too.

Richard Conner 12:50

That’s awesome. That’s awesome. And so so you’re run to you’re tired, or you’re hungry, and you stop for the donut. So like, what, what benefits do you see along the way it is, in terms of running? Is it because you get to have that doughnut at the end? And like what are the benefits that you get from running?

Chelsea Robberson 13:07

you know, when I first started, it was it was like, man, I got to do something because I went from running a school. So I was hitting 15,000 steps a day, just between 7am and 3pm. And then when all that was gone, and I’m working from home now, well, now suddenly, my day is over. And I’m thinking why am I only at 3000 steps, like, what am I even doing with my life. And so initially, it was, Okay, I gotta close this gap. So I can’t go from 15,000 steps today to 2,000 / 3,000 steps a day, I also have ADHD, so I got to do something. So it was I gotta get out of house, because my children are making me crazy. And this COVID thing, and I’ve got to up my step count. So that was kind of what started it. And those were the benefits that I was looking for. Initially. And and also to close, you know, I you couldn’t go to the gym, you can play volleyball, all those types of things, I had to replace it with something, and that’s how it started. But then as I kept going, it really became an addiction, like, Okay, I’m gonna finish this, and then I get to go for a run, I’m gonna go for rent, and I’m gonna get through my work. And it was like my prize at the end of the day, I’m going to go for a run. That was what really became the award kind of award for me was, alright, I’m going to finish all these things. And then I’m going to get to go for a run. And I think that was one of the big benefits because I would just, I put in my earbuds, I would turn on, you know, loud music or podcast and just run and not have to worry about anything else. And it really became more and more of an addiction to where even there some days I get up and run in the morning. And then I run again later in the afternoon because now my body’s like when are we running? Are we going now? And that’s been one of my favorite things I think is when you start doing it and then you do it more and they do a little more. They do a little Or, you know, you’re creating this habit that you actually enjoy instead of, oh my gosh, I have to go run now. So, like I have, and then I have a brownie or a doughnut.

Richard Conner 15:13

That’s, that’s great. And and you’re right, like, I could totally see it as you’re telling the story, how you you develop that habit to from, I’ll do a half to or maybe you’re dreading it it’s cold outside, you’re not feeling well or the kids are unruly, so to like I actually get get to do this. And it’s kind of funny. So like, in my case, I usually walk once today. And then I run once a day, most recently, I had to pick one or the other just because of time constraints. So I’ve opted to run, and I’m doing a running streak. And my family’s like, Well, why don’t you take the puppy with you? And she can run. And I’m like, that’s nice. But like, this is my time. Like, go and run. So that’s, that’s my prize is yes. 30-40 minutes to kind of go run and like you said, headphones on and podcasts or music.

Chelsea Robberson 16:05

Yeah, definitely. And you know, and here we have, we live across the street from a park and bike trails, riding trails. So that’s actually really nice. So I can just walk outside and I’m on on the trails, and I can follow them over to a lake or a pond, big pond lake, I don’t know, somewhere between the lake and a pond. And I get to run around that. And there’s fountains and decks and you know, all that type of stuff. And it really kind of blends it all together, I get to be outside, I get to look at the ducks, I get to, you know, put on my headphones and be on my own. You know, Mike, I don’t feel like they would let me leave. I feel like if I said, Hey, guys, I’m going to go to Starbucks and just sit for a while. They’ll be like, I want to go, can we go together and bring me something back. But if I say Hey, guys, I’m gonna go for a five mile run or like a goodbye, right?

No one wants to hang out with me. And I’m okay with it. That’s a bonus, too.

Richard Conner 17:04

I hear you. That’s great. So, so throughout. So thank you for sharing that. I think that’s awesome. You know, I love this story about how you kind of overcame that fear. And not only did you overcome the fear, but you created a habit that you know, you actually enjoy. And it’s that time and space for you. So to kind of reset and recharge so that that that’s awesome. You know, one of the one of the questions that I typically ask, the guests that come on the show is, you know, throughout either either running or general fitness like what, what was the biggest obstacle that you faced? And like, how do you how did you overcome it? So what would you say that would have been?

Chelsea Robberson 17:45

Yeah, so my biggest obstacle in in most things really is is also my superpower. And it’s ADHD, I get bored really fast. So that was, that’s been my biggest thing and everything. That’s why I can’t play like baseball, or, you know, I don’t know something else really boring, because there’s too much downtime. That’s why I played volleyball, because when you’re on the court, nobody’s standstill. And so that is, I think one of the biggest obstacles for running, because you’re reading you’re moving. But if you’re going five miles, six miles, that’s a long time. Just you know, nothing. So that was one of my biggest obstacles. And I invested in some ear buds, like Galaxy earbuds, I guess they’re like the AirPods, but their galaxy instead of Sam or Apple. And they have been my most favorite thing. That’s not true. I have three favorite things. They’re, they’re the third favorite thing. But those are my favorite. They’re right next to my bluetooth shoes. And I love them because I can just they’re no problem. They attach to my phone, I got one and not the other one in and I can pause them, you know, on my ear, just all those things that let it be a little bit easier. Because the more barriers that you can take away from it, the less reason that you can give yourself for not going and it gives me something else to focus on. Especially if I turn a podcast on, then I can focus on what they’re saying and all of that. So the biggest challenge for me was like ADHD, so having to be with myself for a long period of time was nothing to do besides run. And I overcame at really with intentionally investing in, you know, earbuds that were more than I would have liked to spend on earbuds and putting something else in music or a podcast. I actually was working on a vision board for this year. And because I spent so much time running now and so much music in my head. And instead of doing a traditional vision board, I did a like a song vision board and so I would hear a song that would play while I’m on my ride. I’m like, Ooh, I like that one. That’s a good one. I put my vision board so that was kind of a bonus that came off the side but it’s kind of redirecting my focus to something else. That’s one of my biggest challenges. I get bored too easy.

Richard Conner 20:03

Okay. All right. Well, thank you. Thank you for sharing that. And in a really, really nice story about how you overcame that. And you’re intentional about that the gear and running. And tell me a little bit more about this song vision board. So I just recently developed my own vision board, which I’m not really all that pleased with. I know, I still have to do some work on it. But let me tell me a little bit more about what you got going on.

Chelsea Robberson 20:27

Well, you know, I, I’m a very, I love music. I love words, you know, like the written word. I love the written word. I love the spoken word in the form of songs. And I don’t know, I just, there’s something about words I love. I just love words. I’m a nerd. And it’s fine. I’m okay with it. And so I think music, I don’t know, it just it speaks to me differently than than other things do. And so I was challenged by a friend of mine to do a vision board, right? For the new year, especially now that I, we usually did it as a school in my previous roles, because I don’t I’ve, this is my first time to not have a team. I’ve always worked on team of people, why don’t have one now as an entrepreneur, so that’s weird. So I was like, Well, I don’t want to do a vision board. I’m by myself. And she’s like, no, that’s when you need to do one. Okay. So I started line with the pictures, and it was okay, and all that. But then I started hearing the songs because I have YouTube, whatever, like the paid version of YouTube is where you can just listen to music and not the videos, I don’t know what it’s called. But I have that. And so I would just start with one song. And then it would create a whole playlist for me of similar songs. And so I’m hearing songs that I would never have known existed. And they’re kind of speaking to me like, oh, oh, I like that song. Or that speaks to me or something, that’s something I want, or that’s something I wanted, a way that I want to talk to myself for this is, you know, something I want to see for me in the future, those kinds of things. And they just started kind of popping up. And so I started adding them to a vision board playlist. And now I have kind of a collection of songs that speak to all kinds of different things, kind of my, I don’t know, my vision board for 2021. where I want to be here is a lot of it is specifically how I want to talk to myself or see myself. So yeah, it was an interesting, it was not planned. It was just Oh, that’s interesting. Another benefit of running, I guess.

Richard Conner 22:24

Alright, that’s new for me. So I learned something new, a song vision board. So very cool. Very cool. You talked a little bit about the ear buds. So that kind of takes us into to the next topic around like gear and gadgets. And you know what, one of the things that I shared with the community about running, one of the things I like about running is you really don’t need a lot of gear to get started, right, you just need a good pair of running shoes, and obviously, dress appropriately. But you don’t really need a lot to get started versus maybe some other other activities. So so one of the benefits of running. But there’s a lot of cool gear and gadgets out there. So as you progress, these are these are things that that runners may want to look into to make their run more comfortable, help with their performance, or maybe you know, just for fun. So you already mentioned the the ear buds, the Galaxy ear buds, and you mentioned that they’re they’re easy to use, and they work really well. And but they’re the third favorite thing. So I guess you have a one and a two related to gadgets.

Chelsea Robberson 23:27

Yeah, so I’ve I’m a gadget person, I like gadgets. So I just kind of tend to collect them. So I have four favorite gadgets. Okay, my first favorite gadget is an ember coffee mug, which doesn’t, I guess it could have something to do with running because I drink coffee before I go. But it’s like a heated Bluetooth controlled coffee mug. Okay, that’s the light of my life. And then I have my earbuds and then I have Bluetooth shoes, which are really fantastic. And my Fitbit watch, like, those are my favorite things that I use on the daily every day for lots of different things. And they’re all associated with running, and I’m gonna throw the coffee cup in there. I’m gonna say it’s definitely associated with reading, because it gives me caffeine list. But like I had my watch, before I really started running when I already I was tracking steps anyway, because I just wanted to make sure I was getting a certain amount of movement in. But then I started using it a bit for running, you know, and there’s times because I can be perfectionist, that there’s times that I turned it on, I run with it. And I want to see how far I went and what did I do and how fast and all that. But there’s times where I just don’t wear it, because I’ll get too consumed in it. And then I start saying, Well, I didn’t go as far as yesterday. So I didn’t do as good or I was slow or whatever. And if I find myself going down that path. I’m like, nope, we’re not tracking it today. Because it’s not you know, I love the data, but it’s not always what it’s about. And if I start kind of shaming myself for it in a negative way or not using it to kind of challenge myself to move forward then I take it off, and I don’t wear it. So I didn’t have to draw that boundary for myself. Because I, I found myself getting judgmental of myself and I didn’t want to go. I was like, Well, fine, if you’re going to talk to me that way I don’t want to read anyway. So and then I have and then a little while ago, actually kind of by accident, I ran across these Bluetooth shoes. And I was like, What is this magic, I’ve purchased them obviously, because I level things that do cool things. And they’re Under Armour shoes. And they connect to an ad Under Armour app that actually connects to my Fitbit. And it gives you just more data and more accurate data because it’s in your shoe instead of in your on your wrist. But it can do like stride count or stride width with all those types of just more data. And it connects to all the rest of my things. So I can connect my earbuds to my watch to my shoes, which is really exciting. If I can figure out how to coffee, get my coffee cup connected and all that in some way. You know, that would be super cool, too. But I feel like that could be really cool. So But yeah, I mean, so those are kind of the things that I have it you know, I don’t like I said, I don’t wear my washing my shoes every time. Because sometimes I just want to run without I always have my earbuds though. But sometimes I just want to run without worrying about if I did better or worse than yesterday, or, you know, or whatever. But I do enjoy the gadgets. They’re always fun. That’s great.

Richard Conner 26:28

So thanks for sharing that. I’m totally interested in these shoes, and I’m gonna so so it sounds like you know, really for accurate tracking purposes, you’re wearing the Fitbit watch when when appropriate, right when when it’s not appropriate, you take it off, and you have the Bluetooth shoes to kind of complement that. And I think the way Fitbit works is it kind of probably estimates some things like your stride, but you’re saying to choose. It’s a it’s a lot more accurate, because it’s Yeah.

Chelsea Robberson 26:59

Right. Yeah. And it provides a couple other details too, that you don’t have, because it functions through like an Under Armour app. And so there’s, there’s some things I can’t think of off the top of my head. But there’s some things that the shoe will track inside the app that the watch doesn’t specifically for running. So it’s, you know, it’s just interesting, and I don’t always use it. Sometimes I look at it and think Hmm, that’s cool.

Certainly, that means something to somebody.

Richard Conner 27:31

So how did you even find the shoe? So like the Fitbit watching it, and the air buds and even the coffee mug? The Bluetooth coffee? Like I get those? Uh, where do you find Bluetooth shoes? Like, how did that even come across your desk? Well,

Unknown Speaker 27:44

I mean, it was actually it was unintentional, I was out. And we were actually at a Under Armour outlet mall or whatever Outlet Store. And I don’t wear a lot of Under Armour, honestly, because I find it expensive. And, you know, Target stretchy pants fit me the same way Under Armour stretchy pants do. And that’s just my theory on life. So we were like, Oh, well, we should just go and stop by this and replace, and maybe it’ll be relatively normal price. And it was and so I’m trying on shoes, and now my favorite shoes, even my non Bluetooth ones. My favorite running shoes are Under Armour shoes. So I didn’t get that bonus out of that. But I’m just going to try on shoes. And I liked these because they’re bright orange. And I was like, Oh, these are fun. I’m gonna try these on. I’m looking at the box. And it has a little Bluetooth thing on it and says, you know, connects with the app. And I was like, that’s weird, surely, what are they? This must be? I can’t figure it out. I mean, I had to Google it. Surely there’s not shoes that are connected to an app Bluetooth, that’s not a real thing. Turns out it is. And so obviously, I needed to own it.

Richard Conner 28:51


Chelsea Robberson 28:52

obviously, that was the only answer to that situation was I had to own shoes. And that’s that’s how that happened. Because I honestly didn’t even think it was a real thing. Until I you know, purchased

Richard Conner 29:05

it. That’s awesome. You know, thank thank you for sharing that I like I said, I think you know, even though you don’t need a lot of gear to get started, it really can be fun. And there’s a lot of cool things out there and you discovered Bluetooth, so you know. Alright, well, you know, thank you so much for sharing, I love the conversation about about the gear and like I said, I think this could be this could be a lot of fun for our listeners. Again, if you’re, you’re just getting going you’ve been going for a while you’re looking to do something different, you know, definitely things like investing in in some sort of activity tracker, like a Fitbit, or Garmin or one of the other popular ones. I think that’s that’s really really important and like you said, just kind of use it. I guess I don’t know responsibly or just get coordinate how you can take it seriously where you decide that it’s, you know, a burden or or like you said shaming yourself. So I think that’s really important. I I appreciate you sharing that with our listeners. So, you know, kind of like we wrap up here, that we, again, we want to try to inspire our listeners to to either start running or continue running, I get, you know, it’s not easy to get out there everyday or every other day or even a couple of times a week. So, like, what would you say to kind of inspire, our Inspire Virtual Runs community just to kind of keep up with with running or in their fitness.

Chelsea Robberson 30:27

I mean, you know, run till you get tired and stop for a donut is, is what inspired me. So I feel like, I feel like that’s a great way to go. Because it takes away the, like I had said at the beginning, for me personally, and I know some other people with fitness in general, it’s, well, if I can’t go every single day to the gym, that I’m not enough, and I’m not going to do it, if I’m not going to run five miles, and that’s on that I’m not gonna do it. And I think the challenge that I had to put to myself was, everything is everything you do is quote unquote, enough until you do the next thing, which is enough at that time until you do the next thing, which is enough at that time. So for running, you know, you run until you’re tired, and then you stop a lot from it runs more or you go home and have a doughnut, I think it’s just, it’s about you and your experience and not comparing to somebody else’s. I mean, that was my biggest, my biggest hang up aside from ADHD. So I think that’s a big thing is it’s about you Not, not what you feel like you have to do based on what other people are doing.

Richard Conner 31:31

Awesome. Awesome. Thank you so much, Chelsea, I really enjoyed this conversation. I’m happy that I discovered that you’re a fellow runner, we wouldn’t even have crossed paths other than you know, through podcasts and LinkedIn. And they’re just so cool and interesting way to to connect. So you know, how can the Inspire virtual runs community finds you and follow you online?

Chelsea Robberson 31:55

Yeah, I mean, LinkedIn is my favorite place. That’s where I am that I am there the most. I mean, I exist on Facebook and all that. But I’m not nearly as interesting, because I don’t like it. And then my website. But yeah, that’s kind of, that’s where I am.

Richard Conner 32:09

Okay. All right. So we’ll we’ll put your information in the show notes, too, to make it easy for our listeners to find you. Again, Chelsea. Love the conversation. Thank you so much for coming on the show.

Chelsea Robberson 32:21

Yeah, it was awesome. Thanks for having me.

Richard Conner 32:24

Wow, I just want to take a moment, again, to thank Chelsea for coming on the show. And having such a fun conversation about running. And for our listeners, I’d like to leave you with the three things that I took away from the conversation. The first thing is about Chelsea’s philosophy about running. And if I were to summarize, she talked about basically running on your own terms. And she talked about running until you get tired or hungry and she made the reference to the show. And not also not being a perfectionist, right, letting that get in the way of you starting to run thinking that you have to run five miles or half marathon or marathon really just kind of get started. The second thing that I took away was about the habits. When you build up the habit to run. At some point your body’s going to crave it and she talked about are you done with work yet, or we’re ready to go run. And that’s true. As soon as you build up that habit over time, your body will start to crave running and they’ll just become a normal habit. And then the third thing we’re was about the gadgets. So all you really need is a good pair of running shoes; but having these gadgets can really make running fun and motivating. I really hope you enjoyed this episode. Please leave a review. Let us know what you think. And come to and let us know what you’d like to hear. So with that, thanks again for listening, and have a great day.

Intro/Outro 33:59

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