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Ali on the Run Show

Jan 18, 2018

“You should talk more and smile. It’s my favorite.” Susan Pass — best known on the internet as “Susan Runs” and as the blogger behind “Nurse on the Run” — is a 15-time marathoner who holds a 3:18 personal best time. Susan is currently in school to become a nurse anesthetist — a career path she decided on after majoring in dietetics and going on to nursing school, then working in a burn unit in New York City for 7.5 years. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode: • How Susan started running (4:05) • Susan’s history with injuries, surgeries, and a labral tear (6:11) • What the first run back after double hip surgery felt like (10:28) • Susan’s first marathon experience (11:55) • Susan’s current running goals (14:05) • How Susan became a nurse — and what she thought she wanted to do before deciding on nursing (14:30) • How Susan decided on a nursing specialty (16:00) • What it’s like working in a burn unit (22:25) • What it’s like working the night shift at a hospital (25:15) • Why Susan decided to go back to school and what her current 27-month program is like (28:10) • How Susan balances a demanding job and schooling with running (33:50) • Susan’s craziest nursing story (38:00) • What it takes to be a good patient (41:45) • Susan’s take on being an introvert (46:00) What We Mention on this Episode: Eugene Marathon: TCS New York City Marathon: New Jersey Marathon: Susan’s 2013 New Jersey Marathon recap: Chicago Marathon: Marine Corps Marathon: Hal Higdon Marathon Training Plan: Boston Marathon: University of Maryland: Rush University: Burn Unit: Saving Lives After the Flames: Au Bon Pain: Mount Sinai: Pura Vida: Big Sur International Marathon: Follow Susan: Instagram @susanruns: Twitter @susanruns: Facebook: Blog: Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1: Facebook: Twitter @aliontherun1: Blog: Strava: Thank you for listening to and supporting the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Spread the run love!