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Inspiring Journeys

I am Paul, a Rhode Islander who is going to run a 5k and raise money for a charity in all 50 states. Come join me on my journey. I will talk about races and charities, as well as talk about life in Rhode Island. There will also be interviews with race directors, charities, other people in the health and fitness community, as well as local Rhode Island businesses.

May 22, 2024

Today, we have a truly special guest with us: Molly Smith. Often described as the female “Ted Lasso,” Molly brings an infectious blend of grit and positivity to everything she does, earning her the endearing moniker #mollypositivepants.

Molly is deeply committed to personal growth, the potential of those around her,...

May 15, 2024

Paul has signed up for his very first marathon! He will be running the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27 this year (2024).


Paul discusses his decision with Kerri, and talks about what led to this decision and they talk about the road ahead.


This episode is dedicated to 22 Too Many veteran:


May 1, 2024

Inspiring Journeys' own Kerri Nelson, and Chris Marino, whose incredible story can be heard on Episode 8 of Inspiring Journeys, completed the 2024 Boston Marathon!

We get to live vicariously through them on Marathon Monday as give their experiences from the Marathon Expo to the trip to the starting line, to the race...

Apr 18, 2024

The 128th Boston Marathon took place on April 15, 2024. Your host, Paul Stroessner was in attendance for both the marathon and the expo, and this is his report.

This week's 22 Too Many veteran is

David Simpson

“My Cousin David took his own life. A few nights ago, he became one of the 22 US veterans...

Apr 10, 2024

On this episode, we welcome the incredible and inspirational Maurice Lowman, also known as the Marathon Panda. 

Maurice had gone from hitting rock bottom on the streets of Rhode Island to living the life of High fives and positive vibes, being sober since March 12, 2015, and continuing an outdoor run streak since...