Episode 17: Shelby Houlihan

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Hello everyone!

By the time you listen to this it will officially no longer be International Women’s day, but it still is right now, and I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the strong, brave, independent, trail blazing women who have shown me what’s possible, and inspired me to dream bigger…always bigger. I also want to thank every woman who has shared their time and part of their story on this podcast. I am inspired each and every week by my guests, and their everyday bravery.

Today you are listening to episode 17, and I am speaking with Olympian Shelby Houlihan. Shelby is a professional middle distance runner for Nike, who most recently represented the United States at the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in both the 1500 and 3000. Shelby is not just an extremely talented athlete, she has what I call a super power- which is her incredible ability to put her sport into perspective, and not get too worked up over the trivial things that I think many of us runners struggle with. She is so positive, and optimistic- and I am certain that everyone listening will walk away from this episode feeling like they gained some amazing insight into how they can improve their mental game.

Shelby was so easy to chat with, and without giving away what we talk about in the episode, I do want to thank her for sharing some pieces of her life and story with this audience that are not well known publicly.

Kaitlin Wheeler