Episode 125: A Beautiful Place of Healing

Interview with Emilee Struss

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Sometimes the hardest thing isn’t running an ultra marathon or topping out at a climbing competition, it’s showing up for yourself in small ways, taking a step back and figuring out what you need so you can figure out who you are. For a long time, Emilee Struss identified as a climber and an endurance runner. Persistent injuries have made her dig into the hard work of self-love.

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Featured in this episode: Emilee Struss

Hosted by Gale Straub

Music is by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, Josh Woodward, and Meydän using CC by A license. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How growing up in an athletic family shaped Emilee’s interest and desires
  • About finding climbing as a 16 year old in Minnesota
  • How a fall from a 70 foot tree gave Emilee a sense of gratitude beyond her years
  • About struggling through persistent injuries, and the space that opened up in the process
  • Why Emilee is more interested in enjoying the journey outdoors than big accomplishments
  • Why selling her climbing equipment isn’t saying no to climbing, it’s taking a pause and saying yes to other opportunities
  • What Emilee is hoping for in her writing career and business
  • How Emilee defines success today
  • Advice Emilee has for others going through injuries or setbacks

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