#156: Gene Day — How Running Transformed His Life, Preparing for His 2nd 50k
This week we are chatting with someone who has used his discovery of passion in running and endurance sports to transform his life.
Gene Day was never an athlete growing up. Years of alcoholism and a sedentary lifestyle left him in a spot of depression, anxiety and dissatisfaction. But life isn’t defined by where you were. It is not about being stuck in a moment in time, unable to break the chains of your present situation. Life is an open book, the pages in front of you are blank, waiting for you to tell the story.
Gene picked up the pencil and started telling a different story. Eleven and a half years of intentional action, consistency and celebrating gradual successes along the way and here he is prepping for his hardest race yet, the Volcanic 50k around Mt. St. Helens.
In this episode, Gene shares his story. How he used consistent incremental gains to become first a runner and then a marathoner and now an ultrarunner and how he embraced the mindset of “to be good at something you have to be willing to be bad at it for awhile.”
This episode is fantastic. The philosophies Gene has formed through endurance sports are absolutely wonderful!! I truly related to his mindset and the joy he displays when chatting about the sport we love.
Our hope is that this conversation will light a fire under you so you will seek purpose and share your own inspiration as you chase your goals!
(Also he has a powerful reason for wanting to run around Mt. St. Helens originating from driving near it on a very significant day in the volcano’s history. Don’t want to give anything away but this story was AWESOME!!)
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