Episode 482: Vanessa Corcoran – It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint; Road to the Marathon and PhD

Vanessa Corcoran is on the podcast today! Vanessa is a long-time listener of the show.

Vanessa wrote the book It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint, My Road to the Marathon and PhD. It’s the story of taking on two challenges, training for the marathon and beginning and finishing a doctoral program in Medieval History. Although both challenges may seem in stark opposition to one another, they share a lot in common and require a lot of overcoming significant mental roadblocks.

I love highlighting listeners’ stories on the show and love highlighting authors! I hope you enjoy hearing from Vanessa!

What we talked about:

6:30- Vanessa’s running career

17:45- Vanessa’s book

23:45- Similarities between working towards a PhD and running

35:10- Reframing your mindset around goals

37:15- Dealing with burnout

40:40- Her big goals with running

43:05- End of podcast questions

Show Notes:

Vanessa’s Book – It’s A Marathon Not a Sprint

Running While Black

The World Deserves My Children

The Bright Ages

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