Alexi Pappas & Mary Cain

Ali on the Run Show Episode 330: Love on the Run with Alexi Pappas & Mary Cain

“We took each other’s dreams seriously, which is always a fun thing in a friendship.”

It’s Day 2 of Love on the Run Week, and today we’re celebrating long-distance friendship. On this episode, professional runners Alexi Pappas and Mary Cain talk about their bond, which started because of running (they met at a track meet!), but quickly grew because of something so much deeper. They highlight the importance of strong, supportive adult friendships; talk about why they try not to “squeeze too tight;” and explain how they support each other from across the country.

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What we mention on this episode:

Alexi Pappas on Episode 296 of the Ali on the Run Show

Alexi Pappas on Episode 163 of the Ali on the Run Show

Bravey by Alexi Pappas

“Mary Cain and Alexi Pappas Both Suffered in Silence. Then They Saved Each Other.” by David Alm for Runner’s World

“I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike. via New York Times Op-Docs

“I Achieved My Wildest Dreams. Then Depression Hit.” via New York Times Op-Docs

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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