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Jul 15, 2019

Today’s podcast is a special one and I’m so happy to share it with you! I’m chatting with writer and fitness instructor Theodora Blanchfield, creator of The Preppy Runner, and the Podcast, This May Be Oversharing, whose talents and interests are many. In this episode, she discusses how, through various professional and personal experiences, she leaned into her inner strength and determination to follow her individual journey, creating a life where she can nurture both her physical and mental wellbeing. 


Here are some of my key takeaways from my chat with Theodora:

  •     Nurturing one’s emotional health is key.
  •     Journaling can be a transformative process as it helps clear your mind, allowing you to focus on what matters most.
  •     The mantra “You have everything you need inside of you” is one which can help us through challenging times.
  •     Our mental state is closely intertwined with our physical state, so listen closely to your body to learn how you’re truly feeling.


Theodora Blanchfield is a writer, run coach, certified yoga instructor and certified personal trainer. She is the creator of the fitness and running blog Preppy Runner, which she started in 2009 and the host of the This May Be Oversharing podcast, because she believes that the things we don’t talk about are the things we need to talk about.


After losing 50 pounds 10 years ago, she became addicted to fitness and running — and has now run 30+ half marathons and 7 marathons and loves coaching runners to learn about the life-changing powers of running. (She sort of likes running.)


A mental health advocate, she also writes about her own struggles with depression, anxiety and grief after losing her mom.


She’s been published in outlets including Glamour, Cosmo, Women’s Health, Healthline and more, and she’s currently working on a book proposal for a book she’s calling So Many Parents, Even More Therapists: Finding My Birthparents, Losing My Mom, Finding Myself.


You can connect with Theodora Blanchfield via her website, Instagram, Twitter, and This Might be Oversharing podcast.