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ROO #102: Roisin McGettigan on How to Cultivate Gratitude in Running and Life

Roisin (Ro) McGettigan is a sports psychology consultant, co-founder of Believe I Am, Olympian, and former professional steeplechaser.

In this episode, Roisin tells the story of how she began running in Ireland and and discovered the steeplechase, her running specialty event. She discusses the role of mental focus and strength in competing. Ro explains how the techniques of sports psychology were paramount to her breakthrough 2007 World Championships race. She reflects on the recent experience of being retrospectively awarded the bronze medal for the 2009 European Indoors 1500 meters race in 2014. Ro provides insight on how to cultivate gratitude in both running and life. She recounts the story of co-founding Believe I Am and reflects on its continued growth. Lastly, Ro discusses balancing running in her life now and previews whats ahead for 2015.

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