Inspired Soles

Slow the BLEEP Down | Johnny Coffin

December 08, 2020 Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal Episode 12
Inspired Soles
Slow the BLEEP Down | Johnny Coffin
Chapters
Inspired Soles
Slow the BLEEP Down | Johnny Coffin
Dec 08, 2020 Episode 12
Carolyn Coffin and Kim Senechal

Today we’re talking to Carolyn's husband, Johnny Coffin, who is a LCol in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Chief Running Official for the Canadian Armed Forces. He grew up on a strawberry and raspberry farm on PEI and spent his childhood playing every sport imaginable while trying to keep up with his three older siblings. He came to running in his late 20s as a convenient way to stay fit while he was deployed all over the world. He got as far as he could using his “no pain no gain” mentality before seeking out the advice of a running coach, who happened to be Carolyn's brother Kevin Beatty. Johnny references Kevin several times during this episode so if you’d like to learn more about Coach Kevin, check out episode 3 where we interviewed him about his coaching philosophy. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, including the story of how Carolyn & Johnny met, running slower to get faster, building mental toughness, and the importance of wind-proof underwear! 

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: WWCD - What would Carolyn do? I am a machine; Good
  • Favourite Place to Run: Confederation Trail (PEI)
  • Bucket List Run: Boston Marathon
  • Favourite Book: Once a Runner
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Tiger Woods fist pump or 30-sec pity party, post run party including a glass of cabernet sauvignon
Show Notes

Today we’re talking to Carolyn's husband, Johnny Coffin, who is a LCol in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Chief Running Official for the Canadian Armed Forces. He grew up on a strawberry and raspberry farm on PEI and spent his childhood playing every sport imaginable while trying to keep up with his three older siblings. He came to running in his late 20s as a convenient way to stay fit while he was deployed all over the world. He got as far as he could using his “no pain no gain” mentality before seeking out the advice of a running coach, who happened to be Carolyn's brother Kevin Beatty. Johnny references Kevin several times during this episode so if you’d like to learn more about Coach Kevin, check out episode 3 where we interviewed him about his coaching philosophy. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, including the story of how Carolyn & Johnny met, running slower to get faster, building mental toughness, and the importance of wind-proof underwear! 

Resources we discussed in the episode:

  • Favourite Mantra: WWCD - What would Carolyn do? I am a machine; Good
  • Favourite Place to Run: Confederation Trail (PEI)
  • Bucket List Run: Boston Marathon
  • Favourite Book: Once a Runner
  • Post-Run Indulgence: Tiger Woods fist pump or 30-sec pity party, post run party including a glass of cabernet sauvignon