Jennifer Strong McConachie - Adventure Athlete, Fellow of the RGS and Author


Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Jennifer Strong McConachie is a life-long outdoor adventure athlete.

She has traveled the globe, raced an ultramarathon on five of the seven continents, swam the Hellespont from Europe to Asia, escaped Alcatraz, climbed several of the Seven Summits, and conquered an American epic by running across the Grand Canyon and then back again.

For more than 30 years, Jennifer has competed in running, swimming, triathloning, and adventure racing as part of her global endurance sporting lifestyle. She also trains for various kinds of paddling sports and mountain ascents around the world.

When not tackling tough adventures, Jennifer is an award-winning marketing executive based in the US, with more than 15 years of experience working with local, regional, national, and global firms.

Jennifer most recently became a Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society after writing her first book, Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life. https://amzn.to/3ciFo4O

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Show notes

  • Who is Jennifer

  • Being able to do all kinds of endurance sports

  • Running at a young age

  • Getting into mountaineering, climbing, and wild swimming

  • Putting all of her endurance sports experience into her book: Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life

  • Getting into new adventures with kids

  • Dedication to endurance challenges and writing a book

  • Growing up in a sporty, outdoorsy family

  • Having fun as a child triathlete in the 90s

  • Being on a rowing team back in college

  • Getting into ultra running and marathons in her 20s

  • Travelling the world with her family

  • Choosing her own unique life path

  • Having a female role model

  • Going on adventures with her dad

  • What does adventure mean to Jennifer

  • Her secret to exploring the adventure mindset

  • Making the most of what you have to be the best you can be

  • Reading books about places and feeling energized

  • Magical moments from her adventures and challenges

  • Motherhood and how her adventure has changed over the years

  • Creating physical and mental space for her recovery

  • Having her team as her recovery tools

  • Getting into more details about therapy and recovery

  • Running the length of the Grand Canyon and back

  • What inspired Jennifer to write the book

  • Final words of advice

 

Social Media

Website: jenniferstrongmccon.com

Instagram: @jenstrongmccon

Facebook Author Page: @JenniferStrongMcConachieAuthorPage

Twitter: @jenstrongmccon

Book: Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help You Win At Life.

 

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