Readers, this is a special one. Andrea and I had a rich conversation about beginning (over and over), healing in the hills, and how she went from not being able to run five miles to completing a half-marathon and contemplating the ultra distance.
So often, I hear from people who are interested in working with me as a coach who tell me they aren’t a ‘good’ enough athlete - or not an athlete at all. Honestly, working with Andrea was just as rich and challenging an experience for me as working with elite athletes and guides on my roster in the past. She found examples of her own successes and built on them with more diligent hard work in typical Virgo fashion.
Enjoy a listen over coffee on your autumn porch!
1:32 Athletic background
3:00 Bringing her kids into the outdoors
5:00 “You can learn how to run properly”
6:45 Someone to believe in you
8:30 Redefining herself
9:55 The turning point
11:25 Running her first half
13:00 What’s next?
16:00 Building confidence in her practice
17:15 Healing in the mountains