After a suicide attempt almost took her life and left her with a tracheotomy, Carol Seppilu ultimately made the choice to pursue mental health through ultra trail running. If you think running 100 miles sounds hard, imagine how hard it must be when breathing is a challenge under even non-running circumstances.
But Carol is relentless in her pursuit of doing great things. Listen to her share her journey and why staying in touch with her Indigenous Alaskan culture is an important part of that on this episode of the Humans Outside podcast.
[2:15] Carol’s favorite outdoor space
[4:19] About Nome Alaska
[6:54] Carol’s story of suicide and healing
[11:16] Why Carol got into running
[16:28] Carol’s advice for mental health
[20:45] The importance of being outside and movement to Indigenous culture
[28:00] What it’s like to run 100 miles in Alaska
[32:20] Why deciding matters
[39:42] Carol’s favorite outdoor gear
[41:10] Carol’s most essential outdoor gear
[41:54] Carol’s favorite outdoor moment.