Q&A: Julia Hanlon


© Ian MacLellan

I was able to catch up with the one and only Julia Hanlon. She runs an amazing podcast that you HAVE to check out called Running On Om (ROO). All of her podcasts are unique, inspiring, informative, fun, raw, eye opening… the list can go on. She is also a sister through the Oiselle team. I had a chance to send over a few questions shortly after her 200th podcast where she allowed her listeners to switch roles with her and ask about her story.

Which podcast touched you the most spiritually you’ve made.

Every single podcast touches my spirit in a different way. Two women who have been interviewed on ROO and have had a significant impact on my spiritual path everyday are Nikki Myers and Julie Piatt.

What is the funniest podcast you’ve made.

Hands down, Brogan Graham, ROO Podcast #143.

In your latest podcast you mentioned that people have their own version of spirituality or their own philosophy on life. Can you go into what your’s is? 

My spiritual philosophy is rooted in the belief that God is love. Our journey is to reconnect back to this eternal love inside of us and see this love in all beings.

There are always low points when it comes to running or your yoga practice. Can you share a low moment that you’ve encountered and how you overcame it.

There have been numerous instances in my running journey where I have been sidelined from injury. Each one of these injuries has been a low point, but also a teacher and opportunity to celebrate what I can do. For example, this past winter I was unable to run and used this time as an opportunity to learn how to cross-country ski. Skiing was a joyful and exciting new challenge that allowed me to experience the trails in a new light!

What have you been day dreaming about the most lately?

Fresh Pond at sunrise in my hometown of Cambridge, MA

If you could only use 9 words to describe your life right now, what would they be?

  1. Grateful
  2. Sunshine
  3. Full
  4. Patience
  5. Independent
  6. Compassion
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Growth
  9. Intentional

What is your favorite trail in Bend so far?

Canal Trail

If you can give one piece of advice to someone that pertains to yoga what would it be?

If you want yoga to change your life, show up on your mat everyday, even if it is just for a 2-minute legs-up-the-wall pose.

If you can give one piece of advice to someone that pertains to running what would it be?

Running is hard. Most days it doesn’t feel easy, but when it does, savor them.

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