Nuzzel Outtakes, 3/30/19
I read. Like, a LOT. Like, A LOT a lot. Anything that excites me, I save to my weekly Nuzzel newsletter, then agonize over which to keep and which to cut since Nuzzel only limits me to 10 articles. Just because I couldn't fit it in doesn't mean it isn't worth reading!
I've been thinking about you all week and hope you enjoy the newsletter as much as I enjoy creating it! If you want a little MOAR, the outtakes are below!
Just Plain AWESOME
Alex Hutchison nails it here- “In essence, the idea is that knowing which pains you can train through and which require some time off is a skill that requires careful and honest self-appraisal, and that you can get better at if you’re sufficiently reflective.”
OMG. I DIED. I ABSOLUTELY DIED.
This is how I felt after my career hiatus accidentally extended into a Second Act I hadn’t wanted: “It took a long time for me to let go of the singular identity of ‘runner’ that I carried around for most of my life. I had to realize that I wasn’t defined by any one moment or any one activity, I had to actively rewrite my internal story, in essence convincing myself that I was complex. That I had a diverse range of abilities and skills”
Trails and Ultras
Postive thinking is critical….but so is training. You can’t ‘positive midset’ your way around poor preparation...which is what fells most ultrarunners, IMHO. You gotta respect the distance. Once you do though, once your body is ready, you still have to get your mind under control and that is HARRRRD.
She went from winning EVERYTHING, to a 5-year hiatus, and is slowly prepping a comeback. It’s a great read.
I’m always fascinated by 100M runners. Worth adding to your podcast queue: https://ultrarunnerpodcast.com/semi-rad-coms-brendan-leonard-interview/
MY WORST NIGHTMARE. Praying for his family.
This is a BIG ASS BAG OF NOPE but it made for an interesting podcast:
Jacqueline Gareau is one of the most decorated Canadian distance runners of all-time. Her win at the 1980 Boston Marathon was Canada’s best place finish since Jerome Drayton cut the tape in 1977.
I’ve published two pieces on Colleen’s eating habits in the past two weeks; didn’t feel the need to include this one today: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/colleen-quigley-food-diary/
Here are two more! It’s a new series in Canadian Running Magazine.