Katie Visco, who has been called a "bubbly and offbeat running, biking, soup-making, people-loving, community-building exclamation mark," started running when she was in middle school, duped into the sport thinking it was some kind of soccer conditioning camp. Oops. She quickly fell in love with running, and then... In 2009, promoting the importance of a bold and passion-driven life, Katie ran solo across America, from Boston to San Diego, and became the 2nd youngest and 13th woman overall to make the crossing. During, and the year after her transAmerican crossing, she raised funds for the charity, Girls on the Run, and also stopped to visit more than two hundred audiences en route to spread her message to young and old alike. Running has been a versatile cornerstone of her wellbeing for years, and she especially loves the trails! Besides trail running, biking, creating delicious food, and traveling, Katie loves her husband and family very much and enjoys getting to hear the stories of others. She's been writing since she was six and hopes to publish a book one day. She's stoked to share her journeys with you in hopes that you will glean something special from them for your own growth and joy. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out. The tough girl podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. To find out more about supporting your favourite podcast and becoming a patron please check out www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast.
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Katie in her own words
What she loves in life
Growing up in Chicago, USA
Being empowered as a young girl
Having creative and wild ideas
Being supported in her dreams
Deciding to run across America at 23 years old
Wanting to empower young people to follow their passions
Figuring out the why and understanding the motivation behind the challenge
Figuring out the funding and the logistics
The power of breaking down challenges
Why it’s ok to ask for support
Training the body for big endurance challenges
Dealing with stress in life
Lessons learned from running across America in 2009
Respecting everyone’s story
What happened between 2009 and 2019
Wanting to put some roots down and starting a company
Wanting to run across Australia since 2013
Dealing with injury setbacks and having to postpone the Australia run 2x
Figuring out the training for for a big ultra run
Figuring out the money and taking time off
Being part of a team with her husband
Getting to the start line in Australia!
Why failure is just feedback
The biggest challenge of running across Australia
The mental side of the challenge
Giving herself grace on the challenge
Mental tips and tricks
“Tedious but brief”
What a typical day was like
Reflecting back on the journey
No more ambitions to run across a country but wanting to do a big cycle around the world
Doing a different type of adventure
Final words of advice
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