In this week’s episode, host Daniel Neilson speaks to runner and author Rachel Ann Cullen. She took an extraordinary running experience – one that became loaded with negativity – and turned it into an inspiring book about running and positive mental health in her first book Running For My Life.
In her latest book, Running For Our Lives, the subtitle tells it all: Stories of everyday runners overcoming extraordinary adversity. It's a voice for runners of all types who have found running can help deal with mental health struggles, grief and other serious traumas. In this conversation, we cover her own story of running, unpack how running can sometimes reinforce negative issues, and in turn offer practical ways to help everyone achieve a positive experience when they run.