EP 665: The Runner’s Renaissance: A Fresh Start

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Ultra runner and acclaimed writer Katie Arnold delves into her profound journey within the realm of ultra running, challenging conventional perceptions and embracing a fresh, beginner’s mindset. Katie illuminates the beauty of uncertainty in running, the thrill of flow, and the transformative power of redefining one’s runner identity through persistent practice. We navigate a myriad of life and running philosophies, underscoring the significance of self-trust, the welcoming spirit towards newcomers, the perpetual learner’s mindset, and the authenticity of being true to oneself. This conversation celebrates the essence of community, the resilience found in shared struggles, the magic of connectivity, and the inspirational force of collective passion, all while maintaining a delicate balance between personal endeavor and communal belonging.

Key Insights:
– Embrace your journey with confidence and open-mindedness.
– Champion the inclusion and growth of new runners, finding wisdom in their fresh perspectives.
– Cultivate a lifelong learner’s attitude, reveling in continuous discovery and evolution.
– Stay genuine, honoring your true essence in running and beyond.
– Approach each run with reverence, acknowledging its challenges and rewards.
– Seek and offer solace within the running community, fostering a sense of belonging.
– Acknowledge our shared human experience, enhancing connections and collaboration.
– Let the vitality of the running community fuel your motivation and aspirations.
– Cherish running’s unique blend of solitary reflection and communal celebration.

Check out Katie’s article on the Beginner’s Mind: Micro Running

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Katie’s Outside Column Raising Rippers

Check our our previous episode, “Running Home with Katie Arnold”

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