On this episode of the Runified Podcast we talk with Mike Gitre about how he became a distance runner and how his running community and competitive personality have helped him recover from a very serious injury. Mike has a very unique perspective on recovering that runners of all abilities can learn from. Mike also shares stories about how his running community has been important to him in all aspects of life, including his most recent recovery process. Mike is an accomplished runner, having completed 10 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He appreciates the unique nature of a running community and the strength and motivation that results.