Elinor Fish is Stressing Less by Running More Mindfully


Today I’m running a few stress relieving miles with a woman that has had her hand in just about everything you could imagine in the running world.

For the past 20+ years running has been a huge focus of her life, and today we are honored to welcome Elinor Fish to the show.

Elinor Fish

Elinor Fish

A New Purpose

Elinor has been running and racing for most of her life.

In 2010, while working for Trail Runner magazine, Elinor started training for the Leadville 100 miler. successfully running the race Elinor never felt as though she completely recovered from that race. She then discovered Mindful running and found a new purpose

After the race, Elinor never felt completely recovered. She then discovered Mindful running and found a new purpose

Until she discovered mindful running.

Cooperation is Key.

Elinor started to experience pain in her feet will running and discovered an autoimmune disorder was the cause.

Refusing to quit the sport, Elinor realized the best way to keep running was to work with her body rather than fight against it.

Mindfully Running

Elinor defines running mindfully as tuning into your body sensations while running and being aware of how the run is transforming you physically and mentally

Elinor credits mindfulness with helping her climb out of the “funk” she found herself in after Leadville.

The root of her problem was stress, and she combats her stress with meditation and running.

Run Wild Retreats

While working at Trail Runner magazine, Elinor had always wanted a way to introduce more women to running trails.

Using the connections from Trail Runner magazine, Elinor founded the Run Wild Retreats.

These retreats combine time on the trail with non-running activities that focus on other components of stress reduction and healthy living.

There are several retreats each year, both here in the States and around the world, where women can come together to run and relax.

And there is also a virtual option available if traveling isn’t an option for you either.

Visit the Run Wild Retreats website for all of the information.


If you would like to know more about Elinor and her retreats follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and check out her website.

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