Welcome to episode 181 of the Final Surge Podcast. This week we welcome professional runner Keira D’Amato to the show. Keira has an amazing story which ended with her just recently getting a professional contract from Nike. This was the first professional contract she was offered, and she was in her mid 30’s. She took the time to share her story with us which we think you are going to find fascinating.
1:00 How she got started in running?
2:42 Were you a soccer player?
3:37 Did you consider yourself more of a cross country or track runner?
4:07 What was it about American University that made you want to run there?
5:10 Did you think about running after college?
7:02 Then for the next decade you were just a hobby jogger?
7:45 Give us an idea how many miles you were running during that decade?
9:20 We have talked to athletes who have taken a year or two off, but not a decade. At what point did you decide to start again?
11:12 Was there a moment where you said ok this is for real and I am going to get serious?
12:42 Did you call Scott right after that race to start working together again?
13:50 The last year you have really put your stamp on the sport, talk about it.
15:44 You have a lot of success in longer distances, what is your focus for this year?
17:10 Are you focusing on the 10k or leaving your options open?
17:54 Talk about what a week looks like for your busy schedule?
20:02 In real estate you control your own schedule, but real estate can be demanding too on your time
20:43 Were you looking for the right deal with a contract or was there reluctance because you were late to the sport?
22:45 How did the process go?
23:28 What is coming next for you?
24:40 Contact and Oreo’s!