About this episode

Katie is a writer, runner, mother, human, aspiring zen student, mountain lover, wanderer and seeker, in an order that changes with the day.

In this episode we talk about:

  • using writing and storytelling to work through problems and difficult emotions
  • curiosity and creativity
  • the human experience
  • staying present with the process rather than always looking forward and chasing more
  • stillness and meditation
  • being open to possibilities and holding goals lightly
  • looking within for answers and doing what moves you
  • identity
  • the zen of running and flow
  • the purpose of races
  • gratitude and humility
  • ultra running and going long
  • psychology and mindset when running gets hard
  • connecting with nature
  • grief and running
  • Katie’s memoir: Running Home
  • fearlessness

Thank you to Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode.

Tracksmith just released their spring collection, and as the seasons shift yet again, I’m proud to continue this partnership with them. 

Tracksmith is a brand for committed runners like you and me. People who know that the best part of a busy day is squeezing in a workout. They offer products for training, racing, and rest days, which you know I’m a fan of, and create experiences that make running more rewarding, more connected, and more meaningful. 

Visit Tracksmith.com/forthelongrun to see some of my favorite pieces, and all orders with the code FORTHELONGRUN will receive free shipping, and 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation to help find a cure and support those living with Parkinsons. 

This episode is brought to you by Performance and Recovery Labs, in Boulder Colorado. 

PR Labs is all about truly collaborative care between practitioners. Women owned and women led, they’re a group of sports med pros who are invested in fully supporting their clients and goals with their hybrid care option which lets you build you own sessions. 

They have PT, sports massage, dry needling, and Chiro, and will be adding an infrared sauna and a cold saltwater plunge pool to round out their recovery options. They’re cash-pay, and can supply you with invoices and notes to submit to your insurance company. If you live, or find yourself in Boulder, Colorado, check them out and let them know I sent you!

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