This episode shares the moving story of Emily Halnon, a runner and writer based in Eugene, Oregon. Her debut memoir, To The Gorge, details her journey going for the Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the 460-mile Oregon Pacific Crest Trail in the wake of losing her mother, Andrea, to cancer in 2020. In this conversation, co-hosts Dimity and Sarah WF chat with Emily about: 

  • How Emily’s mom inspired her to run her first marathon;
  • Why running was the mother and daughter’s “love language” and what that meant;
  • Her reasons for attempting the Pacific Crest Trail FKT and what that journey entailed;
  • How running continues to help her move through her grief, and more.

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