Run This World

168 – Trust the Process with Superstar Runner Neely Spence Gracey

Neely Spence Gracey is not only a superstar runner, she’s a superstar person. I met Neely many years ago at the Skirt Sports Half Marathon. She was a young, aspiring runner who was fortunately unsponsored at the time and looking for a training race. I gave her a skirt and a free entry and she won the race handily! I felt like she was a baby just getting ready for a big adventure.

Today Neely has a baby! She’s also an Adidas sponsored athlete, a world class marathoner, and a hands-on, passionate coach of runners of all levels. I have always appreciated her positive outlook, something that I think we need now more than ever.

Today we talk about:

  • Becoming a runner
  • Breakouts, Burnout & Comebacks
  • The importance of changing things up
  • Her untraditional start to marriage
  • Coaching the coach
  • Pregnancy and running
  • “Life as you know it will end. 100% But for the better”
  • Positive mindset power
  • And so much more

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