fbpx
19
0

653. Steph Catudal, Author of Everything All at Once

19
0

“I thought I was leaving my grief behind. I truly thought I had finished grieving. When Rivs got sick, that narrative was cracked wide open. And I learned that you never finish grieving, and that’s OK. Healing is a continuous journey, and the grief kind of comes along with us and becomes a part of us. And that’s a beautiful thing.”

It’s hard to find suitable words to do justice for Steph Catudal’s words. Her New York Times best-selling memoir, Everything All at Once, is heart-wrenching, gripping, evocative, and emotional. It’s the story of Steph’s childhood — of losing her dad to lung cancer when she was just 14, and the turmoil, rebellion, and upheaval that filled the following years. It’s simultaneously the story of her adulthood — of nearly losing her husband, Tommy Rivers Puzey, to lung cancer, and of his 84-day medically induced coma. It’s the story of grief, survival, strength, caregiving, motherhood, and so much more. And it’s about running, but it’s not about running at all.

SPONSORS:

  • UCAN: Click here to get a FREE Edge sample pack (you’ll just pay the cost of shipping), and use code ALI23 for 20% off your next UCAN order.
  • Tracksmith: New customers, use code ALINEW for $15 off your first Tracksmith order over $75. Returning customers, use code ALIGIVE for free shipping, plus a portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated to Moms Demand Action.

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • What life is like now that Steph’s story is out in the world (2:45)
  • On perception vs. reality (5:35)
  • Steph’s original plan for a book — and what it ended up being (8:50)
  • How Steph was able to recall such vivid details from the hardest days of her life (16:00)
  • The times when Steph felt scared (23:20)
  • How Steph learned — and allowed herself — to be vulnerable as a mother (26:15)
  • Is the rebellious girl somewhere inside Steph? (34:25)
  • “I see your heart and it is good.” (37:45)
  • On fear and the possibility of Rivs dying (41:10)
  • What Steph’s relationship with running is like (43:30)
  • What it was like when Rivs returned to the marathon, completing the 2021 New York City Marathon (50:30)
  • On marriage (55:55)

Follow Steph:

Follow Ali:

SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!

اترك تعليقاً

لن يتم نشر عنوان بريدك الإلكتروني. الحقول الإلزامية مشار إليها بـ *