Episode 307: Showing Up and Living Life Unapologetically with Nicole Whiting
This week I welcome Nicole Whiting to the podcast. She is a “life pacer” who turned to running during a time of tremendous hardship. Instead of retreating and playing the victim, Nicole picked something extraordinary, ultra-running, to help her process and move the difficulties through her body. Now an ultra-runner and life coach, Nicole meets women “where they are” and gets them across the finish line.
I’ve been looking forward to having Nicole on my show for a long time! I met her in January through a Mastermind group and y’all, she’s kinda stolen my heart.
In this episode, Nicole and I talk about being out of your league, but still committing to being all in, and Nicole’s experience of moving from survival mode to thriving mode.
I love Nicole’s story so much because so many people have experienced some kind of life altering event and struggle to move past it. Nicole says, “The race starts, when it starts to hurt.” And some might say, the real work (when it comes to personal development) starts when things start to feel hard. Our conversation truly talks to that idea and and how physical movement might be the key to help get you through life’s toughest transitions.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- How and why Nicole got into running and became an ultra-marathoner, plus what ultra-running is (9:51)
- Nicole’s experience with training and participating in an Iron Man race (12:00)
- How showing up, even in the face of the unknown, could be a gamechanger and what living life unapologetically means (18:00)
- The trauma Nicole faced when she was 13 and how it shaped her(21:00)
- Processing emotion through body movement (25:33)
- Nicole’s emotional and grueling experience running a 100 mile race, and what she learned from it (26:13)