In this episode we speak with Dr. Vanessa Corcoran -a listener to the podcast who found parallels between training for a marathon and pursuing her Ph.D.
As a historian, Vanessa shares how people in the Middle Ages practiced endurance through making pilgrimages, and why this bears resemblance to modern day runners seeking self-transformation through the marathon.
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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint book by Dr. Vanessa Corcoran
About Vanessa Corcoran (from her Amazon author’s page)
Although she spent her childhood with her nose in a book, ducking when any ball was thrown in her direction, Vanessa Corcoran is now a 2-time Boston Marathon finisher, and has run 99 road races. Currently an advising dean at Georgetown University, Vanessa earned her Ph.D. in medieval history from The Catholic University of America. Vanessa lives in Washington D.C. with her husband Patrick and their daughter, Lucy. This is her first book.