#332: A Conversation with Kim Stemple, Founder of We Finish Together

Sarah and co-host Maggie Palmer have a heart-to-heart with Kim Stemple, a mother runner with an abundance of positivity despite facing down a terminal trio of illnesses. A marathon runner and triathlete, Kim is founder of We Finish Together, a grassroots group passing along medals to people in challenging situations. Kim shares how she’s rewritten the rules about being sick, including running two marathons and a 50K (!!) post-diagnoses. A veteran of two Marine Corps Marathons, Kim gives advice for running what she lovingly calls “more of an event than a race.” Laugh as Kim tells a tale involving cheetah pajamas and Bart Yasso in a golf cart! The inspiration behind Grit + Grace Enduro socks by Balega, Kim talks about the importance of passing on kindness, including in the starting corral of a race. Moments before beginning to record the show, Kim shared with the hosts that she is headed into hospice. Let’s make a spark by showing some extra kindness this month.

In the introduction, Sarah and Maggie touch on a bevy of topics, including Sarah’s mom’s recent move, musical instruments, PBS, and more. The guest joins the show at 17:00.

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2 responses to “#332: A Conversation with Kim Stemple, Founder of We Finish Together

  1. I love the podcasts and your stories of the ups and downs of your running lives, including families, dogs, friends, etc. Kim Stemple is an inspiration. Just hearing the energy in her voice is pretty amazing, plus her selflessness in the face of her own life events that would have kept many of us self-absorbed. I appreciate your programs so much. Thanks.

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