Join Kelsey and Elena (our guest co-host this week!) as they interview Kait Hurley, founder of the Move + Meditate Method. 

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Introduction / Bio:

Rachel Schilkowsky (née Sorna) has been running competitively for 10 years. After a successful senior year of high school which culminated in a 3rd place finish at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Track & Field Nationals in the 2000m Steeplechase, she began her collegiate career at Cornell University. While at Cornell, she earned a total of five All-American honors, including two 4th place finishes in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2013 and 2014 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Since graduating, Rachel has transitioned primarily to road racing where she has found great success, particularly over the longer distances. She won the Hartford Marathon - her debut at the distance - in October of 2018 with a time of 2:41:03. That performance earned her a spot on the line at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia. In March of that same year she set a personal best of 1:15:52 in the half marathon. She is a member of the USATF club, New England Distance, and is professionally sponsored by rabbit running apparel and Topo Athletic running shoes.

When she wasn’t busy training or racing at Cornell, Rachel was hard at work earning first a Bachelors in Biological Engineering and then a masters in Mechanical Engineering, also from Cornell. Upon graduating in December 2014, she started her career as technical consultant at a medical devices consulting firm in Boston, MA.

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We bring on Sammy George, runner with Raleigh Distance Project, to discuss her time running in college, post-collegiate running experience, overcoming an eating disorder, pursuing a health coaching career path and goal of qualifying for the 2020 US Olympic trials in the 5k.

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Join licensed counselors and sports psychologists Adrienne Langelier and Erin Haugen as we discuss all things mentality including if you can struggle with mental health and still be mentally tough, handling mental challenges in running and tips on how to optimize your mental wellbeing. This is a valuable episode you with some incredible takeaways.

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Kaitlin Gregg Goodman is a pro distance runner, public health professional and running coach. Currently she is running for Boston Athletic Association HIgh Performance Team and coaches runners at her run coaching business, Running Joyfully. We ask Kaitlin about her experience as a runner, including lessons learned and balancing running with life!

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You may have heard of Elle Purrier as one of the best athletes in University of New Hampshire history. She competed in the steeplechase and is now running professionally for New Balance. In this interview, we ask about her experience getting into running, keys to success in college and discuss her plans for big goals ahead. Elle is certainly a strong runner chick and we hope you find some value by learning through her experiences!

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Simi Botic is a coach, speaker, and the author of Letting Go Of Leo: How I Broke Up With Perfection. Through her work, she helps women all over the world ditch perfection, heal their relationships with food and body, and embrace their beautifully imperfect lives. Learn more at www.simibotic.com.

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Mary Johnson, avid runner, running coach and founder of Lift, Run, Perform, joins us to discuss a variety of topics including her running journey to Oiselle, eating disorder experience and advocacy, what working with a running coach is like and the importance of lifting for runners.

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A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Colleen Quigley is a current Nike and Bowerman Track Club team member whom she signed with after her incredible career at Florida State University. While at Florida State, Colleen won the national title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase during her senior year. She totaled nine NCAA All-American honors between cross country and track & field and broke multiple school records. Colleen graduated from Florida State in 2015 completing her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics with a 3.94 GPA within the honors program.

Outside of Track & Field, Colleen worked as a helpline volunteer for the National Eating Disorders Association during the summer of 2014, and worked for Glamour Magazine as an intern for the booking editor during the summer of 2012. Quigley was also a model for Wilhelmina Models from 2007-11, and worked in New York, London, the Bahamas, Amsterdam and the Turks and Caicos Islands for such clients as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Prescriptives, Escada, Fornarina, Simons and Glamour Magazine.

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Emma is a distance-runner, writer, and activist who explores the intersection between agriculture and social justice. She recently graduated from Grinnell College, where she majored in Political Science and Environmental Studies and ran four years of Cross Country and Track and Field. Currently, Emma is conducting a year-long research and writing project, traveling around the western United States, and collecting stories from women in agriculture, with a particular focus on immigrant women. Aside from running, writing, and social justice, Emma enjoys getting lost in the woods, dogs with human names, and smashed bananas covered in peanut butter.

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