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Wild Why podcast explores why - and how - people find challenging experiences, healing, and transformation in outdoor adventures. Outdoor writer and columnist Amy Donaldson talks with endurance sports athletes and recreational adventure seekers about what motivates them, how the challenges they sought surprised and transformed them, and why it is that so much healing happens when we connect with nature. The stories range from a marathon runner who found her way back to running after suffering a nervous breakdown during the Boston Marathon to a runner who started running to lose weight and found it transformed not just his life but those around him. Each week the podcast will take listeners inside different challenges, emotional and physical, through the experiences of athletes of all ages and abilities.

Wild Why podcast explores why - and how - people find challenging experiences, healing, and transformation in outdoor adventures. Outdoor writer and columnist Amy Donaldson talks with endurance sports athletes and recreational adventure seekers about what motivates them, how the challenges they sought surprised and transformed them, and why it is that so much healing happens when we connect with nature. The stories range from a marathon runner who found her way back to running after suffering a nervous breakdown during the Boston Marathon to a runner who started running to lose weight and found it transformed not just his life but those around him. Each week the podcast will take listeners inside different challenges, emotional and physical, through the experiences of athletes of all ages and abilities.
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United States

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Wild Why podcast explores why - and how - people find challenging experiences, healing, and transformation in outdoor adventures. Outdoor writer and columnist Amy Donaldson talks with endurance sports athletes and recreational adventure seekers about what motivates them, how the challenges they sought surprised and transformed them, and why it is that so much healing happens when we connect with nature. The stories range from a marathon runner who found her way back to running after suffering a nervous breakdown during the Boston Marathon to a runner who started running to lose weight and found it transformed not just his life but those around him. Each week the podcast will take listeners inside different challenges, emotional and physical, through the experiences of athletes of all ages and abilities.

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English


Episodes

A different road to recovery

5/16/2019
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Eric Moon struggled with alcohol abuse for nearly two decades before his wife's decision to divorce him was part of the wake up call he needed to make real changes his life. But even in recovery, he felt adrift and uncertain he could maintain those changes, until he saw a documentary on an ultra race that opened up a whole new world of possibility for him. After finishing his first 50K, he knew he'd found a new purpose, a new identity, a new path out of addiction. Now he sees himself as...

Duration:00:31:50

Making peace with passion

5/3/2019
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Wild Why is a podcast that explores the reasons people seek challenge, adventure and healing in outdoor adventures. Told in narrative story format, this podcast offers information and inspiration as athletes - from weekend warriors to professional competitors - share stories of personal transformations hard-won, sometimes unexpectedly, through outdoor challenges and races and events. In this first episode, runner and outdoor enthusiast Shandi Kano talks about how her passion for road racing...

Duration:00:27:02