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May 12

RBG 85 Julie Piatt

I am so pleased to announce this interview:

Episode #85 features Julie Piatt. Julie talks with me about her spiritual journey, her incredible medical experiences, homeschooling, food, writing, her marriage to Rich Roll, her meditation series, their company Jai Lifestyle, her past relationships, and precious insights.

- Find Episode #85 on iTunes or RSS Feed
- right-click to download the MP3
- or listen to it here:

Links in this episode:

- Angela Peters’ Hol-Fit
- Watch Julie Piatt and Rich Roll’s movie Down Dog now!
- Don’t miss Julie Piatt and Rich Roll on The Rich Roll Podcast
- Julie’s meditation series Jai Release and her e-cookbook Jai Seed
- Our mutual social media friend Jen Filby
- Sir Ken Robinson on Ted.com on the learning revolution
- Maria Walton (who is, among other important, amazing things, Caballo Blanco’s girlfriend)

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3 comments

  1. Melanie Pittam

    Hi Caity,

    Just to say that I downloaded the Mother of Mine album the other day and it is absolutely beautiful!!!!

    Can I also give a ‘yay for me’ for running the London Marathon barefoot last month.

    Thank you for all your wonderful work.

    Kind regards
    Melanie Pittam

    1. caity

      I’m so glad you enjoy Mother of Mine, Melanie!

      Can you tell me more about our experience with the London Marathon? I’d love to read it on the podcast!

      Best to you,
      ~Caity

  2. Melanie Pittam

    Caity, my barefoot running journey is basically very similar to nearly everyone else!!!

    I started out wanting to run in minimalist shoes, but this was halted in its tracks when I went to see a chiropractor/sports therapist two years ago because I kept getting shin splints and calf problems, etc while training for my one and only triathlon. He told me that whatever I did I shouldn’t try it because unless I was a youngster or had perfect alignment, then I would just get seriously injured. To back this up he said that every time there was an article in Runner’s World on barefoot running, then his patient list would go up massively.

    I was absolutely gutted and told my sister in law that we would be mad to try it.

    By chance a month or so later, I was looking longingly at the Merrell Pace Gloves in our local outdoor shop and I got chatting to the sales guy. He didn’t really know that much, but knew enough to spark my interest and go home that night and spent nearly all night trawling the internet looking for as much barefoot information as I could find. I was then back the next day to buy my first pair of minimalist shoes!!!!

    I had a massive point to prove with the Chiropractor/Sports therapist and was determined to do everything by the book so that I didn’t obtain any injuries from too much too soon. I didn’t plan on seeing him again but still wanted to give him a silent ‘up yours’.

    I never ever planned on going actual barefoot, but after reading everything saying that it’s best to start barefoot, I took the advice and have never looked back!!!!!!

    It’s funny how most things in life are not planned, and I never ‘planned’ to do a marathon either!!! I decided to enter the London Marathon about a year after I had started barefooting. I don’t know why I entered because I had been told that it was very very unlikely that I would be likely to get accepted on my first time, but I entered anyway.

    To my surprise, elatedness and abosulte terrifiedness, I found out 6 months later that I had been accepted as part of an extra draw that I was entered into because I had chosen to donate my entry fee whether I got in or not.

    I decided to run the Marathon for my friend Hilary Holman, who had had a devastating brain haemorrhage many months before and was currently in a local rehab hospital. I had lots of support from friends and family (of mine and Hilary’s), and eventually managed to raise a little under £3,000.

    Very sadly Hilary died about 5 days before the race date. It was obviously a very hard time for all her family and friends but having the focus of my marathon made the event even more special for us all.

    Race day arrived and it was absolutely fantastic. My lovely friends held a coffee morning back home with Hilary’s sister Kelly so that they could watch my progress on the internet. My husband and two children caught up with me on various parts of the course, which gave me a massive boost to keep going. I don’t remember seeing any of the sights, apart from running over London Bridge – how funny is that!

    My three aims were to run it completely barefoot, run all the way and to finish in under 6 hours. I achieved all three with my time being 5 hours 59 minutes. Very slow but my main aim was to complete it!!!!!

    The messages I received from everybody on Facebook and when I got home made me feel like I had won an olympic gold medal. It’s not something I ever intend to do again but I’m so glad I did it. It was an awesome day and although slow, I feel proud to have done it!!!!

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