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Episode 58 Interview with Mina Guli – 7 Deserts Run and the 6 Rivers Run

Episode 58 Interview with Mina Guli – 7 Deserts Run and the 6 Rivers Run

After being pushed into a swimming pool and receiving a back injury where the doctors told her she would never be able to run again. Mina Guli could have used this as an excuse to define her life with limitations and boundaries defined by victimhood. Instead, she said to herself, “Am I going to let this doctor define what I do with the rest of my life?” The answer was NO! She started swimming, then biking, then running, and today Mina has done what is known as the 6 Rivers Run (6 major rivers on 6 major continents in 6 weeks) and the 7 Deserts Run (40 marathons across 7 deserts on 7 continents in just 7 weeks). She has done this to push herself, and she’s cried and struggled in these gargantuan feats, which she’ll tell us about. She also founded a non-profit called “Thirst,” a topic that is close to her heart – bringing attention to water issues around the world, and she’s combined her tremendous runs with her desire to make the world better and to help people understand the plight of water issues around the world. I’ll let Mina tell her story… Stay tuned for my interview with an absolutely amazing woman who has run her way across the world, despite the odds.

Stories are our lives in language. Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. I’m Lori Lee, and I’m excited for our future together of telling stories, evaluating our own stories, and lifting ourselves and others to greater places because of our control over our stories. This podcast is about empowerment and giving you, the listener, ideas to work with in making your stories work for you. Story power serves you best when you know how to use it.

For the interview listen to the podcast.

For more information about the runs and projects, or to contact Mina Guli:

www.thirstforwater.org

#run4water

www.minaguli.com

www.facebook.com/MinaGuliWater/

“A Life Inspired Series: The Long Run with Mina Guli” — https://vimeo.com/214242697

 

About the author, Lori

Author of four books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, Lori found a fascination with the personal narrative during her master's degree research in Folklore at Utah State University. Coming to understand the nuance and power of story, the automatic but unrecognized uses, the cultural curtains that story pulls back for us to peak behind, she let her excitement spill over into her own journey of personal empowerment and the excitement of sharing it all with others.

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