50 Half Marathons in 50 states! My guest, 56 yr-old Olivia Story accomplished this amazing feat on 1/14 /18, when she crossed the finish line of the Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon in Lahaina, Hawaii.
From Florida to Alaska and all points in between, Olivia maintained a consistent training routine for 6 years, amidst a busy life as a full time CPA in the Sunshine State.
Olivia is a wife, mother of a young adult, dog owner, and active in her community. How does one find the time to travel and complete a major goal in 6 years? What were some of the challenges she faced? How did she maintain a long-term training schedule that excluded injury?
Listen to today’s show and she’ll reveal how and why she decided to run, and what her technique and approach to a long-term goal involved.
You’ll see obvious parallels between her success as a 50-state runner and creating a fulfilling marriage. Olivia talks about patience, being sensible in your goal accomplishment, and mapping your route with care and consideration.
Olivia overcame setbacks, persevered and conquered an enormous undertaking. This is what we need to do in our marriage! Don’t give up. Find a way. Work hard because the payoffs are abundant.
A true inspiration, Olivia encourages others to choose a goal and do something exciting with your life! She enjoyed traveling around the country with friends, meeting new friends, and celebrating with runners in the running community. She will receive the Fifty State Endurance Challenge Award in Ocean City, New Jersey at a special awards ceremony in September. Did I mention that two of her states were full marathons?!
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