Show Notes: Katie, who is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine, has written for the New York Times, Travel and Leisure, Runner’s World, Elle, and many others. She is also an accomplished ultrarunner who is the 2018 (LEDVIL) Leadville Trail 100 Run women’s champion. Her new memoir titled Running Home details her inspiring journey through grief during her father’s terminal diagnosis and death, as well as how ultrarunning and a practice of mindfulness helped Katie move through her very difficult life challenges towards healing.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT THINGS LIKE:
- What grief felt like on Katie’s skin.
- The difference between running a marathon and being an elite ultrarunner.
- Suffering is part of the flow when you are in grief.
- The value of patience as you let things percolate and marinate inside you.
SOME QUESTIONS IRENE ASKS KATIE:
- What did you learn about “family secrets” after your dad died?
- What are the compelling parallels between grieving and ultra-distance runs?
- How can we find “flow” even during the ebb times?