Ali on the Run Show Episode 56: Susan Pass, Nurse & 3:18 Marathoner

Date: January 17, 2018 at 9:19 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 56

Guest: Susan Pass

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“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

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