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Carol Seppilu | From Tragedy to Trails


Carol Seppilu lives in Nome Alaska, a city 500+ miles north of Anchorage the place residents rejoice their Eskimo heritage and tradition.

Carol collaborating in her different ardour: Conventional Eskimo dancing.

When she was a young person, Carol tried suicide after ingesting, then went via 15 years of surgical procedures, remedy, weight achieve, and despair. We discuss her try and what might have been completed to forestall it and the miraculous change of occasions in her life over the previous few years.

Heads up: You’ll should be affected person with the audio. Between her distant location and tracheotomy, John and I struggled to know a few of Carol’s solutions and dialog and also you’ll should hear onerous to know parts. I did my finest to wash up the audio file, however there are elements that couldn’t be improved.

Then, impressed by a buddy a number of years in the past, Carol began working and has discovered the extremely path group a gaggle that helps her push her limits, brighten her life, and in the end, settle for her for who she is. She wears a medical masks to cowl the facial accidents and breathes via a tracheotomy, however like many others out on the path, Carol’s not permitting her previous to outline who she is now. Hers is a strong story.

Butchering a seal mid-run. Badass, outlined.
2013 vs 2019

Carol shares tales of freezing temperatures (and frozen tracheotomies!), animal encounters (grizzlies!), and what it’s like butchering a seal mid-run. She’s additionally making an attempt an ultramarathon in all fifty states and shares her objectives and reasoning behind this challenge.

“Each ache I’ve felt (whereas working) is so much much less painful than what I’ve been via.”

After our speak, Gear Editor Ben joins us to speak about a few of his new favourite path footwear. I’ve linked to these beneath.

Carol Seppilu ending Damaged Arrow Skyrace.

Carol Seppilu Episode Notes:

Right here’s Carol’s weblog. Undoubtedly test it out.

Join with Carol on Instagram

Intro and Outro music used with permission from David Rosales.

Suicide Prevention Assets

American Basis for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness

Extra about my cohost John Onate, MD

Right here’s John’s weblog and call data.

John additionally joined me for our speak with Nikki Kimball the place we dove deep into despair and endurance sports activities.

Gear Evaluation with Ben!

Ben evaluations the next path footwear in the direction of the top of the present. Under are hyperlinks to their producers.

HOKA ONE ONE EVO Mafate 2

Salomon Sense Journey 2

TOPO MTN Racer

Altra Superior 4

La Sportiva Kaptiva



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