SOMETIMES YOU WIN. SOMETIMES YOU LEARN.
with Samantha Palmer
title quote by Andrea Grove-McDonough
A burning passion for the sport of running defines Samantha Palmer’s motivation as she worked her way to a 2:29 marathon. But some days and races are harder than others. Palmer tells us about her journey of learning as she reaches peaks and wades through valleys just like the rest of us.
College: Iowa State, Big 10 Conference Champion
Coach: Tony Houchin
Going all-in to chase a dream is necessary for finding our highest success in anything. Palmer knows how to execute this with passion. Find out how Palmer learns to wield her knowledge of herself to benefit her perspectives as a competitive athlete. “You win some. You learn some.” These wise words from her college coach have stuck with her to help her navigate the highs and lows of the sport.
We also talked about how as a high achiever it can be difficult not to be self critical and fall into the trap of comparison. Palmer wrote an article called, Be Kind to Yourself. We discuss what she means by this and why it’s important.
“BE KIND TO YOURSELF.”