We first spoke with Mimi in December 2015, where she shared more about her early life, how she got into endurance running.
During the first episode we go into more depth about some of the bigger challenges she has done, for example breaking the world record for fastest women running JOGLE (John O’Groats to Lands End - 840 miles) in the UK in 2008. (This record has since been broken in 2019 by Sharon Gayter - You can listen to Sharon share more about this on the Tough Girl Podcast.)
“The only way of finding the limits of
the possible is by going beyond them
into the impossible”
During this episode we catch up with Mimi and find out what’s she’s been up to since 2016. We talk in detail about her dream of running across America, we talk about fears and failure and having to let go of running and try new sports.
Mimi talks really openly and honestly during this episode, I had a tear in my eye when I was recording it and a tear in my eye when I edited it.
You have been warned it does get emotional!
Listen to Mimi speak now!
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Show notes - Quick update from Mimi
Her dream of running across America in 2017
The planning and the preparation for the challenge
Applying to Guinness for the World Record
Starting in LA City Hall and running to City Hall in New York City
Getting a hard time from other runners
Planning with Google Maps
Driving the route in advance
Getting the money together for the challenge
Getting a crew together
Speaking with Sophie Rooney (also on the Tough Girl Podcast coming 10th March!)
Training and race strategy
Having a sports psychologist
Having to postpone the run in 2016
Running for 1 minute at a time
Dealing with the frustration
6 am, 7th September on the start line
Having the whole world watching
Switching off from everything and becoming very calm
Dealing with criticism
2 women going for the world record….
The good and the bad of social media
Getting stalked on the run and having to call the police
The structure of her days
Fuelling her body
Her evening routine
What’s going on in her head while running
The 40th day…
The end of her running career
Ride Across Great Britain
Riding a bike!
Marv and Mavis
Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway
Hills on the PCH
New book coming out in Spring 2021
Overcoming her fear of water
Zoe Langley-Wathen - #100ScaryDays
Being a goal driven person
Plans and goals for 2020
5 Parks in America
Ride Across America
Naming her bikes!
The footage from the run across America…
Wise words from Mimi - “Small steps will lead to big things”
Website - http://www.marvellousmimi.com
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Have a fantastic week! Sarah x
Listen to the first episode we did with Mimi. Click the PLAY button below!