“As a society, we’ve rewired ourselves to not show emotion. Training gives me a way to release those emotions. It helps me feel in control of my emotional pain,” she explained. “Training is nature’s natural antidepressant.”
But then, in time, she realized that pounding the pavement was no longer about surviving. She wasn’t using swimming to drown out her emotions so much as to stimulate better ones. The grief and pain she was still feeling wasn’t draining her. It was energizing her to live. So, she started to plan her way to happiness – reassessing, and restarting, her journey to healing as she experienced new moments of significant loss from a divorce and the passing of her dad.
So, if you’re in the mood for a good story that, despite its basis in tragedy, has an incredibly happy ending, grab a cup of tea, cozy under a blanket, and hit play on the latest episode of the Your Edge podcast: