Tacos, Beer, and Running Evolution with Beth Baker
June 28, 2022
Tacos, Beer, and Running Evolution with Beth Baker

Today I’m chatting with Coach Beth, Chief Running Officer of Running Evolution. She has personally coached almost 2,500 non-runners to run distances from 5Ks to marathons. Running Evolution is the ultimate training community for people who think they hate running. They train you to run in a non-competitive forum that offers up plenty of encouragement, guidance, friendly faces, buttslaps, and the occasional beer.

In addition to being a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and a certified personal trainer, Beth is also a taco lover, beer drinker, and former “person who was terrified of running.”

True story, before Beth was a coach, she was just a non-runner who took a whole year to run her first 5K . . . a long and agonizing year full of crying, cussing, and tantrums. It took her so long because she was scared.

Scared she was going to die and scared that she looked dumb. Eventually, she fell in love with running . . . and I knew if she could overcome a few of her 10,000 fears and start, then she could show other people how to do the same. So join us for this episode and get inspired, I know I am!

About Beth Baker

Beth Baker hated running, but when her love of porter beers started brewing, she figured she might need a balance. It took her a year to train for a 5k. Then she was hooked, and started helping friends start running and created Running Evolution 16 years ago and made over 2500 new runners. One of her passions is to create communities of supportive women. She’s also funny, smart, and humble.

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Tracy Crowley has always been an entrepreneur. Whether it was making gowns for fellow Army wives, taking portraits in black and white, or working on her other businesses, she is always learning something new.

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