Sally McRae is a world-renown trail runner, lifelong competitive athlete, coach, mom, writer, and businesswoman who ran her first ultra at the age of thirty and turned pro at thirty-three.
She has run some of the world’s greatest ultra trail races, including Lake Sonoma 50, NorthFace Endurance Challenge, Western States, UTMB, Tarawera, and most recently, completing a 10-year dream to win the Badwater 135, which she did just last month.
On paper, this woman blows many out of the water. But what has held our attention over the years is her gratitude, honesty, and the graciousness with which she repeatedly reminds us all that we matter, our dreams matter and what sits on our hearts has a purpose, no matter what.
In this episode, we discuss:
- patience to fulfill a decade long goal
- when our pride hurts
- every race is an opportunity to be better, even when you win
- what is the action that comes from anger?
- what is more impactful than being tough
- if there is breath in your lungs, there is a purpose for your life
- the art of surrender and gentleness
- can we align the stars?
- giving your best
- preparation for Badwater 135
- when is specificity in training important
- excuses as a means to self-sabotage
We are fairly certain this is a multi-listen episode, so download to your library of favorites and return to it whenever you need support in tweaking your response. And beyond all else, remember you matter.
Podcast Production: Bares Records
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