E46 Acadia: The ultrarunning midwife

E46 Acadia: The ultrarunning midwife

At only 27 years old Acadia is both an experienced ultra runner and a midwife. In this episode she gets honest about her struggles to get where she is today, including anxiety, concussions, and disordered eating. Through it all running was what she depended on, and like many of us she now uses it as her staple self care. Acadia is driven, ambitious and relatable.  

 

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E45 Brooke: The Climbing Machine

E45 Brooke: The Climbing Machine

You'd never know Brooke was such a stud unless you looked her up. The modest athlete has been the female multi- Grouse Grind record holder for 2 years, recently breaking her own record by completing the 853 meter (2800 feet) climb 18 times in one day. Brooke grew up an athlete playing a variety of sports, and eventually went to the NCAA for rowing. She opens up about life after her rowing career, feeling nervous at start lines, and her battle with breast cancer at only 35 years old.

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E29 Miriam: Overcoming surgery mishaps, B12 deficiency, and a workplace bully

E29 Miriam: Overcoming surgery mishaps, B12 deficiency, and a workplace bully

Miriam is 60 year old runner that has survived 4 surgeries,  Cipro toxicity, and B12 deficiency. She credits running for her ability to make it through a nearly fatal botched surgery. No matter what life throws at her she gets out the door and puts one foot in front of the other. Learn more about B12 and deficiency and what you can do on Miriam's website: https://www.miriamdiazgilbert.com

 

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E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

E27 Lisa M: Wild Women Trail Running

If you had to sum up the community of trail running in one word, it would probably be Lisa. Lisa is the founder of the Wild Women running group in Nanaimo BC. Her and her mom started racing when Lisa was 20 years old as a way to meet people after a move. Lisa was the youngest in the group but never let age or speed deter her from enjoying the group. Her and mom quickly became intertwined in the running community in Nanaimo and ran their first marathon together

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E20 Kate: What's an aid station anyway?

E20 Kate: What's an aid station anyway?

Despite being an outdoor enthusiast, Kate hated running. That all changed, however, when she discovered the magic of trail running at 40 years old. Kate talks about quickly falling in love with flying through the woods, and running 50 mile weeks without much thought. Suffering from imposter syndrome she signed up for a technical 30km to prove she really was a runner.

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