Posts tagged Coaching
Yes, I Almost Quit Ultramarathons

In my first ultra, a 50k, I felt like I’d opened the door to a secret world - I wanted more.

In my first 100-miler - limping, dirty, exhausted, yet exhilarated - I fell in love before I even crossed the finish line.

I’d found my home.No wonder I wasn’t great at shorter distances. This is where I belonged!

But as with many love stories, the initial infatuation wore off. The more ultras I ran, especially 100s, the more time I spent battling negative thoughts of one kind or another.

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What I See In You

Standing in a long line at Starbucks the other morning, I got to talking with the woman behind me.

From line-standing niceties, she somehow segued straight into the story of how she’d taken care of her elderly mother as her mother had declined in health and recently died.

It was hard and exhausting. There were moments where she didn’t think she’d make it.

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Why is an Ultrarunner Life Coaching?

For as long as I can remember I’ve felt I have a purpose on this planet that will make the world a better place.

I didn’t know what it was but I searched for it. While I was looking, I defaulted to living a “normal” life. 

“When I find my purpose,” I thought, “I’ll start living my real life.” 

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Susan DonnellyCoaching