what is this episode about?
This episode features an amazing conversation with Neely Gracey, professional runner, business owner/running coach, and mother of 2!
We chat about her experiences with running and pregnancy, one planned and one unplanned during a time of professional running and what this meant for her. We also reflect back on her running in college and importantly discuss her relationship with food throughout the years. Neely shares with us 4 key nutrition messages that have helped her body recover well, run strong, enjoy ice cream with the kids while still keeping performance a priority!
Neely began running in 8th grade, and quickly saw success which deepened her motivation to pursue big goals. It started at the high school level where she won four Pennsylvania State Championships. Upon graduation, she attended Shippensburg University, and became an eight time DII National Champion. During Neely’s time at SU, she studied Human Communication with a Coaching Minor because she knew she wanted to become a pro athlete and start coaching other runners towards their goals. In 2012, she signed her first pro contract, and in 2013 Get Running, LLC was born. The business has continued to grow, as has Neely’s family, with the addition of a son, Athens, in 2018 and son Rome in 2021. She believes coaching helps inspire her to keep working towards her goals as a runner, coach, and mother. Neely is a 3 time Olympic Trials Qualifier. She was the top American at the 2016 Boston Marathon and is the 11th American female ever to break 70 minutes in the half marathon.
Connect with Neely
On Instagram @neelysgracey
and her run coaching business: www.getrunningcoaching.com
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