About this episode

Sabrina Little is an accomplished trail and ultra runner with 5 national titles. More than a runner, Sabrina is a wife, mom of two, philosophy professor, and a generally curious person. This episode really explores the why behind what keeps runners running long, and how external pressures like sponsorships impact this. Sabrina talks about the characteristics of successful athletes, and the importance of running with a joyful and curious mind.

In this episode we talk about:

  • running free without the constraints of contracts and sponsorships 
  • striving and flourishing in running and life with integrity and curiosity
  • philosophizing running: asking questions on ethics, potential, and motivation
  • balancing running with motherhood
  • The Examined Run: a book for thoughtful runners

Tune into Sabrina’s previous FTLR appearance Episode 66. Sabrina Little: Exploring the Why 

Check out Sabrina’s new book: The Examined Run

Follow Sabrina on Instagram @sabrinablittle and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


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