Episode 444: Vicki Hunter – Running and Returning: Seeking Balance in an Imperfect World

Vicki Hunter is a runner and author. She has a book out called Running and Returning: Seeking Balance in an Imperfect World. She was a competitive runner in her late 20s when she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the marathon in 1988. She went from a 3:50 to a 2:49 marathon in just 16 months. She was also in a horrific car accident while she was pregnant with her first child. She was in the hospital for 6 weeks and was in rehab her entire pregnancy. We talk a lot about that experience and how it changed her life. She ended up having a healthy baby girl on her due date.

This conversation is a story about Vicki’s relationship with running and how it has changed over the years but how it has always been something that is really important to her. She also recently ran a 3:28 marathon at the age of 62 so we talk about aging in this conversation as well!

What we talked about:

6:55- The book that she wrote, Running and Returning

21:05- The car accident that Vicki was in

29:25- Vicki’s running career

38:50- Her recovery after her car accident

55:05- Where she finds joy

57:50- How she handles aging

1:01:45- Moving to Hawaii

1:05:00- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Vicki’s website

Vicki’s book

Vicki on Instagram

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