Journeys in running

We run for many different reasons - physical, emotional, spiritual, and competitive. No matter how far or how fast we run, we are a tribe bound by a common activity. Each runner is on our own journey and we all have a story. Here, Nathan invites you to share your personal stories for others in our community to draw insights and inspiration from. Tell us what running means to you... what have you learned, what inspires you, what motivates you, and what keeps you running!

Highlights

Michael Wardian
Michael Wardian
An Unconventional Champion
Stephanie Howe

Stephanie Howe

Balance

If you think elite athletes don’t struggle like the rest of us with everyday issues of seeking work / life balance, then just press play. In this short film, champion ultra runner Stephanie Howe opens up and lets us in on the truth behind what it means for an admitted “type triple-A” person to find equilibrium amidst the daily demands brought on by her multiple roles, including newly-wed, nutritionist, running coach, and world-class endurance athlete. Lessons that she has learned through her journey in running can be applied by all of us as we seek our own forms of balance in a busy and demanding world.

Michael Wardian

Michael Wardian

Pushing Boundaries

With sections of the the jaw-dropping UTMB course near Chamonix, France as his backdrop, Team Nathan member and world-class ultra-runner, Michael Wardian, discusses his relationship with running and hydration as an important part of his preparation. Michael has made running an integral part of his life’s journey, and here he discusses that journey and the role hydration, and Nathan, play in his approach. We encourage all runners, at any level, to create your own videos about your unique journeys in running and upload them to Nathan's website via our #JourneysInRunning page.

Miguel Blancarte Jr.

Miguel Blancarte Jr.

Something Greater

Chicago native Miguel Blancarte Jr.'s life journey is one of positivity, determination, and inspiration. When confronted by his doctor with a difficult message about his future well-being, Miguel set his mind on a new path towards reaching his many life goals. At the center of those life-affirming commitments is running. One patient step at a time, Miguel has moved beyond a sustainable lifestyle to something greater; and now he shares life lessons that we can all find truth and wisdom in.

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