by Matt Mattson
Thanks for listening to this new episode of The People People Podcast featuring a conversation “on the run” between your host Matt Mattson and Brittany Charboneau!
You're one of us, aren't you? You're a people person. But you get that being a “people person” isn’t just about being chatty and smiley and super-duper nice, it’s about transforming the world through relationships. You're one of those people who understands that HUMAN CONNECTION is the key to everything. You're one of those people who understands that humans are social animals, and we're all deeply longing for real, meaningful, deep-spirited connection in all aspects of our life. You're one of those people who understands that the secret to creating the world you want is found in your ability to connect. You're one of us. We are people people. And you found our show.
What if I recorded a podcast episode about humans connecting through running... while on a run... with a world-class elite runner? I am so grateful to Brittany Charboneau (@funnyrunner26.2) for agreeing to do this episode. Let me explain why.
I have found a sense of belonging and authenticity as a runner. I’m not elite or even fast... heck, I walk sometimes. But I love it. Especially on the trails. And I love the sense of community at races, in convos with others who identify as runners, and on social media. I love the positivity and the way people uplift each other and cheer on each individual’s best efforts and heart. It’s like a spiritual community that worships best efforts and human potential. And people really connect through running.
So getting to do a podcast episode with Brittany Charboneau (one of the fastest female marathoners in the country, and an established comedian) was so cool. Learn all about Brittany at http://thefunnyrunner.com. We explored the way humans connect through running (and comedy). We talked about the rhythm of running and relationships. We talked about how weird runners are and why it’s important to #ownyourweird — it was awesome.
Big thanks to Brittany and to all the runners out there who create an atmosphere of invitation, celebration, and community. Cheer on Brittany as she works to qualify for the 2020 Olympic team and crushes trails, roads, and comedy clubs with joy and weirdness and positivity along the way!
On The People People Podcast, we don’t have commercials. We’re not trying to make millions, we’re trying to change the world. So we create opportunities on our show for organizations that are already changing the world to be featured.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Listen for our friend, Alex Fountain, from St. Jude share an un-commercial during this episode, and please consider giving at www.stjude.org.