Ep 86 Kim Peek - Power Of The Run - Overcome Your Obstacles

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Do you only run when someone is chasing you? Can you imagine going from despising running to becoming a triathlon coach? That is exactly what happened with this week’s guest Kim Peek.


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Kim says  a “light bulb” went off for her one day while at the gym. She described herself as someone who refused to run, so deciding to run her first 5k was a life changing decision. Since then, she has not only become an endurance athlete, built a fitness coaching business, and a massive online running community, but also battled and survived breast cancer. In this episode we talk about how to overcome your own mental barriers and the unexpected obstacles that life throws at you.


Questions I Asked Kim:

  • How did you go from hating running to loving it?

  • How did you mentally get through your diagnosis?

  • What are some foods that your kids like that are healthy and easy to make?

Topics Discussed:

  • Her strategy with food planning and crockpot meals.

  • The mindset tricks she used to get through chemo.

  • Why she believes that community is essential to success.


Quotes from the show:

  • “Give yourself permission to suck until you don’t.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You have to get your mind right to get your body tight.”@LindaMitchell

  • “Your story matters.” @KimPeek

  • “You have to listen to your body.” @KimPeek

  • “Find your tribe. Know who your people are.” @KimPeek

  • “Enjoy the process.” @KimPeek

  • “Training for endurance events transforms lives.” @KimPeek


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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.