Dec 1, 2020
Ever wondered why some people volunteer to do hard things for fun?
Well, in the world of endurance sports, I have to say that I often think about what would compel someone to challenge themselves both physically and emotionally to the tune of running long distances, going on deep ocean swims, and cycling for good measure. So I had to get to know this week’s incredible guest.
Amy Stone is a runner and triathlete in Miami. She writes about running and triathlon at AmySaysSo.com. She is the host of the award-winning Mile after Mile Podcast. She is an avid runner and triathlete herself with 7 Ironman finishes, 8 stand-alone marathons and as many other racing adventures as she can fit into her schedule. In addition to chasing her own endurance dreams, Amy coaches runners and triathletes to reach their own endurance goals.
So how did Amy get started? She ended up selecting one of the toughest courses in one of the world’s toughest races for her first race. As they say the rest is “herstory.” Enjoy this conversation and watch out for pelicans if you ever decide to participate in a triathlon following this chat (it’s an inside joke you’ll want to hear towards the end of this episode).
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