We discuss how she started running, her growth as a running, writing, singing and advocating for kindness. This is a great episode that will motivate you to keep pursuing your deepest passions.
- How Mirna started running at the age of 13
- Growing up in Brooklyn, New York
- The importance of humans being out in nature
- Running 11 marathons, countless half-marathons & ultra-marathons
- Why she loves gravel biking
- Her passion for writing and how her blog was born
- Publishing her memoir, A Beautiful Work In Progress
- Singing, performing arts and joining The Juilliard School
Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast, and author of the recently published memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008. It was then that her love for running and all its attendant benefits were reignited. She soon started her blog Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman. Mirna’s athletic story was featured in the Wall Street Journey, Runner’s World, NBC Nightly News, CNN, CW Network, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner’s World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
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