24 – Kara Burns from Prison to 26.2

September 27, 2016 14 Comments




Meet Kara Burns. The title of this episode is no joke. Kara is a grateful, hard-working, enlightened survivor of a previous life full of bad choices and tough situations. She’s refreshingly open and honest about her struggles and moreso about what she’s learned from them. In my opinion this might be the best episode I’ve recorded yet.



Today we discuss:nd-podcast-1

  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Doing time
  • What it takes to truly rehabilitate
  • How running and fitness play a role in transforming lives, specifically Kara’s experience with Running Start
  • Kara’s new charitable endeavor ReStart that gives women out of prison help when they need it most
  • Kara’s three guiding principles each day


After the interview, we both connected again to say that we missed an important part that Kara mentioned a few times – the fact that she lost her daughter. We agreed to do a follow up interview about this topic so stay tuned.


Go here to connect with Kara or support ReStart. Helping others is an amazing way to help yourself – just ask Kara!


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  • Mk says:


    I love you, Kara. So proud to be your coach. There is so much greatness and strength in you, I cannot wait to watch you soar.

  • JC says:

    This is such a great story – thank you for sharing!

  • Ann C says:

    That was great and inspiring. You go Kara and all who struggle.

  • Liz byrd says:

    Awesome story. You go girl and thanks for sharing this story. You are a winner.

  • Alexis says:

    Wow! Kara, what an amazing story and life, thank you for sharing. You are a winner!

  • Jenna D says:

    Your strength, perseverance and kindness is truly inspiring, Kara. Thank you for being brave, and for sharing your story, knowing that it can be a positive influence on everyone who hears it.
    Keep going. Keep doing amazing things 🙂

  • CS says:

    Kara- You are fantastic and such a motivation to me. I respect anyone who is honest and does what they can to help others. You are no longer an excuse maker, but a dream maker. I will support your project and I will pray for you and your family.

  • Shirley Pearson says:

    When you know someone from before they were born then peer at that tiny baby in her crib, you can’t imagine what struggles life holds for her. Neither can you imagine the great qualities and strengths she has. She shares her history freely to help others. I’m proud of this woman.

  • John says:

    I taught Kara in middle school. I am so proud of her.
    She was always a good kid in my eyes.

  • Amanda says:

    Kara, you are an inspiration to all! I can tell from listening to this podcast that you are doing your life’s work with ReStart. I wish you nothing but the best, you deserve it!!

  • Debbie Djuric says:

    Heartfelt thanks – more than you know

  • Kaye Lyssy says:

    Fave podcast so far and can’t wait for “the other half”! Great stuff ladies! YOU ROCK!

  • Sheri Turner says:

    Kara – you are a rockstar and YOU’RE MY PEOPLE!!!! <3

  • Kara, is an amazing person! I could sense that the minute I met her! She is a great sense of humor and is a wise person! I love spending time with her! And she is a person to know! Moving mountains isn’t easy!

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