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Kara Goucher

Mother, wife, obsessed runner. "Be the change." 2 x Olympian, World Championship 🥈Athlete-Advisor @oiselle, @altrarunning, @spring_energy

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  • On the latest episode of the @cleansportco podcast @roguechris and I chat with 2012 400m Olympic Champion @sanyarichiross! 
Sanya had an incredibly decorated career including 14 global medals, an American record in the 400 of 48.70, and record 49 runs under 50 seconds. 
All of those accomplishments aside, Sanya is an amazing person. She was a terrific team USA teammate and leader, is a published author, is an excellent commentator, and started @mommination. She is also a wife, mother, and has many more projects in the works!
I really enjoyed talking to Sanya about her career, her faith, her passions, her thoughts on doping in sport, all she was dealing with in the 2008 Olympics, and what makes her so tough.
Sanya’s run to the top was not a straight line. One of the things I always admired about her most, was her ability to put past disappointment behind her and keep moving forward towards her dreams. Listen at link in bio, you won’t be disappointed!
  • On the latest episode of the @cleansportco podcast @roguechris and I chat with 2012 400m Olympic Champion @sanyarichiross!
    Sanya had an incredibly decorated career including 14 global medals, an American record in the 400 of 48.70, and record 49 runs under 50 seconds.
    All of those accomplishments aside, Sanya is an amazing person. She was a terrific team USA teammate and leader, is a published author, is an excellent commentator, and started @mommination. She is also a wife, mother, and has many more projects in the works!
    I really enjoyed talking to Sanya about her career, her faith, her passions, her thoughts on doping in sport, all she was dealing with in the 2008 Olympics, and what makes her so tough.
    Sanya’s run to the top was not a straight line. One of the things I always admired about her most, was her ability to put past disappointment behind her and keep moving forward towards her dreams. Listen at link in bio, you won’t be disappointed!

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  • Yesterday I lost one of the great loves of my life. After 19 wonderful years together, Ellie was ready to go. I am heartbroken I wasn’t there when she passed, but comforted by the knowledge that I loved her with all my being every day since she came into my life. 🐾
  • Yesterday I lost one of the great loves of my life. After 19 wonderful years together, Ellie was ready to go. I am heartbroken I wasn’t there when she passed, but comforted by the knowledge that I loved her with all my being every day since she came into my life. 🐾

  •  0  407  13 July, 2020
  • 10 years ago today. Life keeps getting better. Excited for 42.🍾
  • 10 years ago today. Life keeps getting better. Excited for 42.🍾

  •  0  404  9 July, 2020
  • Would drive across the universe for a moment with this woman. My grandma, living with terminal cancer, but sassy and amazing as always. Got to see my grandpa through a window too. This day: 10/10. 💕
  • Would drive across the universe for a moment with this woman. My grandma, living with terminal cancer, but sassy and amazing as always. Got to see my grandpa through a window too. This day: 10/10. 💕

  •  0  72  7 July, 2020
  • What an episode Clean Sport fans! On this episode of the @cleansportco podcast, @roguechris and I interview @taylored2jump! 
Christian Taylor is a 6 time world champion and 2 time Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump. 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇
He also excels at the long jump and the 400m. 
Christian is one of the all-time greats in track and field but what stood out to me was his passion. His passion with his faith, his desire to have clean competition, his love for his sport, and his passion to make it better. Talking to Christian got me really excited for the future of the sport and for what athletes can achieve when they work together. Christian started the Athletes Association and is doing more than his part to empower the voices of athletes in track and field.
With Christian in the sport of track and field, the future looks very bright!! Listen to this incredible athlete and inspiring man at link in bio!!
  • What an episode Clean Sport fans! On this episode of the @cleansportco podcast, @roguechris and I interview @taylored2jump!
    Christian Taylor is a 6 time world champion and 2 time Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump. 🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇
    He also excels at the long jump and the 400m.
    Christian is one of the all-time greats in track and field but what stood out to me was his passion. His passion with his faith, his desire to have clean competition, his love for his sport, and his passion to make it better. Talking to Christian got me really excited for the future of the sport and for what athletes can achieve when they work together. Christian started the Athletes Association and is doing more than his part to empower the voices of athletes in track and field.
    With Christian in the sport of track and field, the future looks very bright!! Listen to this incredible athlete and inspiring man at link in bio!!

  •  0  11  7 July, 2020
  • Happy birthday America. You have given me so much opportunity. Let’s all work together to make sure she is able to share that opportunity with all. ❤️🤍💙
#happy4thofjuly
  • Happy birthday America. You have given me so much opportunity. Let’s all work together to make sure she is able to share that opportunity with all. ❤️🤍💙
    #happy4thofjuly

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  • Sometimes you’ve got to look back. Just make sure you appreciate how far you’ve come. ❤️
📷: @caughtinheadlights
  • Sometimes you’ve got to look back. Just make sure you appreciate how far you’ve come. ❤️
    📷: @caughtinheadlights

  •  0  44  3 July, 2020
  • Tomorrow morning when I wake up, it will be exactly 38 years since my father was killed while driving to work. He was struck head on by a drunk driver. (I am the one in his arms in this photo).
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My father was Mirko Grgas.  He was born in Zablace, Croatia in 1948. He was an adventurous child and loved soccer early on.  When he was 4 his father left his ship when it was in the United States and began saving up money to bring his family over to America.  Between saving money and a quota system limiting legal immigration from Eastern Europe, my father didn’t see his father for 9 years.  When he was 13 he made the trip to America.  He first took a boat to Sibenik, then a train to Genoa, Italy.  He then took a 9 day ship ride to New York City where he was finally reunited with his father and his brother who had made the trip 5 years before him.  My dad was a smart hard worker.  Although he didn’t speak any English on arrival in the United States, within 6 months he was speaking well and was adjusting to school. My dad loved soccer and played soccer in college (where he met my mom). He appeared in Sports Illustrated faces in the crowd about 30 years before I did and was written up in the Outstanding College Athletes of America volume in 1970.  He was a 2 time All-American and his collegiate team made it to nationals.  He played semi-pro and was even drafted to play pro but wasn’t going to make enough money to make it worth it and decided to pass, join the family business and be in Queens with his family.  He worked hard at the family insulation business and was dedicated to his wife and girls.  He was loved by his friends and family.  My mom talks about how he was generous, kind-hearted, and had a great sense of humor.  At the time of his death he had a 5 week old daughter @schoolyette, a nearly 4 year old (me), and a nearly 6 year old @kgrgas.  He was only 34 years old.
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We often hear “don’t drink and drive” but I hope that the next time you think about driving under the influence you think about my dad.  Take that lyft, uber, taxi, call that friend, walk. My dad should be here today.  He is not a statistic to me, he is a lifetime of memories and moments stolen. ❤
  • Tomorrow morning when I wake up, it will be exactly 38 years since my father was killed while driving to work. He was struck head on by a drunk driver. (I am the one in his arms in this photo).
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    My father was Mirko Grgas. He was born in Zablace, Croatia in 1948. He was an adventurous child and loved soccer early on. When he was 4 his father left his ship when it was in the United States and began saving up money to bring his family over to America. Between saving money and a quota system limiting legal immigration from Eastern Europe, my father didn’t see his father for 9 years. When he was 13 he made the trip to America. He first took a boat to Sibenik, then a train to Genoa, Italy. He then took a 9 day ship ride to New York City where he was finally reunited with his father and his brother who had made the trip 5 years before him. My dad was a smart hard worker. Although he didn’t speak any English on arrival in the United States, within 6 months he was speaking well and was adjusting to school. My dad loved soccer and played soccer in college (where he met my mom). He appeared in Sports Illustrated faces in the crowd about 30 years before I did and was written up in the Outstanding College Athletes of America volume in 1970. He was a 2 time All-American and his collegiate team made it to nationals. He played semi-pro and was even drafted to play pro but wasn’t going to make enough money to make it worth it and decided to pass, join the family business and be in Queens with his family. He worked hard at the family insulation business and was dedicated to his wife and girls. He was loved by his friends and family. My mom talks about how he was generous, kind-hearted, and had a great sense of humor. At the time of his death he had a 5 week old daughter @schoolyette, a nearly 4 year old (me), and a nearly 6 year old @kgrgas. He was only 34 years old.
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    We often hear “don’t drink and drive” but I hope that the next time you think about driving under the influence you think about my dad. Take that lyft, uber, taxi, call that friend, walk. My dad should be here today. He is not a statistic to me, he is a lifetime of memories and moments stolen. ❤

  •  0  354  1 July, 2020
  • 20 years ago this month my older sister and I watched our younger sister destroy the Minnesota state meet record in the 1600m and win the state title.  Then we hopped in her car to drive back up to Duluth from Blaine.  We stopped along the way at Perkins and my sister said she had to tell me something.  She seemed really nervous and like she was about to cry.  She told me that she was gay.  I’ll admit that I was surprised.  She always had a boyfriend and had even been engaged. But I wasn’t shocked or upset, I was more concerned that she seemed afraid to tell me.  It changed nothing about my love and admiration for her.
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Even after that she still tried to have a “normal” life.  She suffered greatly from depression.  Finally, about 8 years ago, she decided to live her life openly.  A little at a time, she stopped trying to hide who she was.  She started to find happiness.  She gave birth to beautiful healthy twin boys.  She married the love of her life. 
Last month my 95 year old grandma was talking to my younger sister and she said, “I think God has kept me around so long so that I could see that some things, like gay marriage, are ok.” The past few weeks there have been some hurtful messages about the LGBTQ+ community on my posts.  They have hurt me and my family deeply.  My sister decided to write about it.  She is a powerful writer and I hope that you will read her words, at the ✨LINK IN BIO✨, and let them sink in.  Let’s show compassion, empathy, understanding, and most of all love.

I’ve considered removing comments from this post, but I think those that want to share love with my sister should be able to.  If you disagree, please keep it to yourself.  This is not a post to provoke, it is a chance to pause and think of others.  Thank you. (This picture is of us outside the start of the 2012 Olympic Marathon a couple of days before the race).
  • 20 years ago this month my older sister and I watched our younger sister destroy the Minnesota state meet record in the 1600m and win the state title. Then we hopped in her car to drive back up to Duluth from Blaine. We stopped along the way at Perkins and my sister said she had to tell me something. She seemed really nervous and like she was about to cry. She told me that she was gay. I’ll admit that I was surprised. She always had a boyfriend and had even been engaged. But I wasn’t shocked or upset, I was more concerned that she seemed afraid to tell me. It changed nothing about my love and admiration for her.
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    Even after that she still tried to have a “normal” life. She suffered greatly from depression. Finally, about 8 years ago, she decided to live her life openly. A little at a time, she stopped trying to hide who she was. She started to find happiness. She gave birth to beautiful healthy twin boys. She married the love of her life.
    Last month my 95 year old grandma was talking to my younger sister and she said, “I think God has kept me around so long so that I could see that some things, like gay marriage, are ok.” The past few weeks there have been some hurtful messages about the LGBTQ+ community on my posts. They have hurt me and my family deeply. My sister decided to write about it. She is a powerful writer and I hope that you will read her words, at the ✨LINK IN BIO✨, and let them sink in. Let’s show compassion, empathy, understanding, and most of all love.

    I’ve considered removing comments from this post, but I think those that want to share love with my sister should be able to. If you disagree, please keep it to yourself. This is not a post to provoke, it is a chance to pause and think of others. Thank you. (This picture is of us outside the start of the 2012 Olympic Marathon a couple of days before the race).

  •  0  870  26 June, 2020
  • Amazing 5k run/hike with my little bestie today for two very important virtual runs. Colt chose to run for @gigrunewald on her birthday for @bravelikegabe. I did the Running for the Health of all Nations virtual run with @seedingsovereignty @nativein_la @rising_hearts. It was a beautiful day to support two important causes. ❤️⛰
  • Amazing 5k run/hike with my little bestie today for two very important virtual runs. Colt chose to run for @gigrunewald on her birthday for @bravelikegabe. I did the Running for the Health of all Nations virtual run with @seedingsovereignty @nativein_la @rising_hearts. It was a beautiful day to support two important causes. ❤️⛰

  •  0  61  25 June, 2020
  • Happy Olympic Day! Lucky to live my childhood dream twice. Keep dreaming everyone!! ❤️
#olympicday
  • Happy Olympic Day! Lucky to live my childhood dream twice. Keep dreaming everyone!! ❤️
    #olympicday

  •  0  46  23 June, 2020
  • Super excited to share this episode of the @cleansportco podcast featuring @ldemus with you!
Lashinda is one of the greatest 400m hurdlers of all time. Lashinda started young as her mother was a professional track athlete and then coach. She loved track and field right away. Once she focused on the 400m hurdles, she was nearly unbeatable. A sample of her resume- 2002 World Junior Champion, bronze, 2 time silver, and 2 time gold medalist at the World Championships, and Olympic silver medalist.
Lashinda did not have an easy path, finding out she was pregnant with twins right after she became the fastest in the world, struggling with injuries, and not facing a level playing field. But she is a fighter and she persevered against the odds.
Lashinda is a personal hero of mine. Seeing her come back only two years after giving birth to her twins and seeing her win the silver medal at the World Championships was the inspiration I needed to go forward and have the baby I had been wanting to have.
I have looked up to Lashinda for years and it was an honor to highlight her with @shannaburnette! Listen at link in bio!
  • Super excited to share this episode of the @cleansportco podcast featuring @ldemus with you!
    Lashinda is one of the greatest 400m hurdlers of all time. Lashinda started young as her mother was a professional track athlete and then coach. She loved track and field right away. Once she focused on the 400m hurdles, she was nearly unbeatable. A sample of her resume- 2002 World Junior Champion, bronze, 2 time silver, and 2 time gold medalist at the World Championships, and Olympic silver medalist.
    Lashinda did not have an easy path, finding out she was pregnant with twins right after she became the fastest in the world, struggling with injuries, and not facing a level playing field. But she is a fighter and she persevered against the odds.
    Lashinda is a personal hero of mine. Seeing her come back only two years after giving birth to her twins and seeing her win the silver medal at the World Championships was the inspiration I needed to go forward and have the baby I had been wanting to have.
    I have looked up to Lashinda for years and it was an honor to highlight her with @shannaburnette! Listen at link in bio!

  •  0  7  22 June, 2020