Carolin Botterill is a 54 year old mom of 3 grown daughters. She lives with her husband and dog in Calgary, Canada.
Carolin loves taking herself on ultra-running and backpacking adventures to far-flung corners of the globe, and she is passionate about shining the light on mental illness as a member of the Bigger Than the Trail team.
During this podcast episode we catch up with Carolin, who we first spoke to in November 27th 2018. Since then Carolin has gone on to her first 100 mile race a dream she has been working towards for over 8 years! Carolin shares more about that experience, what she did differently and how positivity helped her during the race.
Carolin also shares more about dealing with her first DNF (Did Not Finish) at the start of January 2019 during the Spine Race in the UK, plus camping solo in the back country and what it was like running the Jungle Ultra with a friend.
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Who is Carolin
Her achievements in 2019
Smashing a 100 miles (her 5th attempt)
How she trained differently
Having a goal for 8 years and continuing to work towards it
Getting over the mental block in doing a 100 mile race
The power of staying positive during the race
The Spine Race - January 2019
Dealing with a DNF
Bouncing back from failure blog post
Doing the canal walk from Liverpool to Leeds
Respecting the race
The British Weather…
Getting back out to running pretty quickly
Preparing for the next challenge the Jungle Ultra in Peru
The benefits and challenges of doing a race with a friend.
Wanting to be brave and have courage
Going camping in the back country solo
Why being out in nature by yourself is very empowering
Being alone with your own thoughts
The start of 2020
Escape from the Jungle
Wanting to take her races to the next level
Doing the challenge solo
14 competitors with 2 women
What the survival training was like
Feeling unprepared before the start…
What the race was like
Getting outside her comfort zone with a 200ft waterfall
Not enjoying the experience
Managing fears while being out in the jungle
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