Episode 4: Jon Shockness (Kid Astronaut), Singer, Musician/Yoga Lover, Bicyclist

LISTEN NOW When I spoke with Jon Shockness, aka Kid Astronaut, he had recently performed at Red Rocks, the legendary open-air amphitheater situated a few miles from Denver, Colorado, his hometown. A big deal by any measure, but a particularly heady experience for Shockness, a soulful vocalist and musician, whose second solo album, Full Moon, … More Episode 4: Jon Shockness (Kid Astronaut), Singer, Musician/Yoga Lover, Bicyclist

Episode 3: Bobby Rock, Drummer/Weight Trainer & Fitness Enthusiast

LISTEN NOW The ’80s hair-metal scene is known for a lot of things, fitness and wellness not normally included. But try telling that to Bobby Rock, an accomplished drummer and fitness enthusiast who committed to a healthy lifestyle back in 1984, just as his career was getting off the ground. He chronicles his professional and … More Episode 3: Bobby Rock, Drummer/Weight Trainer & Fitness Enthusiast

Episode 2: Nina Osegueda, Heavy Metal Singer/Runner & Gym-Goer

Nina Osegueda is the frontwoman of the heavy metal band A Sound of Thunder. She lost 60 pounds in the early 2000s after overhauling her nutrition and exercise habits, and has held to a terrifically realistic approach to fitness, wellness and overall health ever since. She is a runner (sometimes begrudgingly) and likes a good … More Episode 2: Nina Osegueda, Heavy Metal Singer/Runner & Gym-Goer

Runner on Pause

I haven’t run a step since last July. That’s nearly eight months, all thanks to a tendon in my left ankle that just isn’t having it right now (specific diagnosis? Posterior tibial tendonitis, with a few tiny tears thrown in for good measure). An overuse thing. A you’ve-been-running-for-years-with-very-little-trouble-you’re-due thing. A thing that is at the … More Runner on Pause