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Running vacations or running retreats are back with a vengeance because runners like you and me are ready to get back together in person and share a unique experience that we will never forget.

Welcome to the Planted Runner.  I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

In this conversation, I’ll be talking with Sarah Bowen Shea of Another Mother Runner, who has been leading running retreats for over a decade.

You’ll learn:

  • What to expect on an all-inclusive running retreat, especially if you’re going on your own,
  • What to pack, and
  • How going on a running vacation can dramatically change your life

Of course, most of you know that I’ll be hosting my first official running retreat this September here in beautiful Asheville, NC, so I wanted to learn from Sarah what makes curated trip for runners so special.

Quick reminder that early bird pricing for Asheville does end March 1,  2023, so head to to reserve your spot now.

Sarah Bowen Shea hosts running retreats for women all across the country. Learn more here about the amazing trips she puts on and find her @TheMotherRunner on Instagram; @SBSontheRun on Twitter; @AnotherMotherRunner on Facebook

Don’t forget to stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for another Mental Strength Minute.  Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


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