Dr. Terrie Wurzbacher is a 73-year-old retired Navy captain who served on active duty for 30 years, she is also an author. After retirement she continued to pursue her love of metaphysics, starting the business Getting Unstuck, LLC. Terrie absolutely hated running until 1993 when she tore her ACL playing softball. Six months after surgery she needed to see if she could run so she could play softball soon. She was 40 years old, fat, a smoker and disgusted with herself. She tried to run until she could get to the end of the block without stopping, by the time she made it she was hooked. A year later she was doing marathons. Due to some medical conditions Terrie took a long break from running. In 2014 she attempted Vol-State, making it 100 miles. Then completing it in 2015, 2018 and 2021. Terrie continues to conquer long distances and is currently working on a book about Vol State and it being a metaphor for life and hope.
Terrie is full of wisdom and strength. I don’t think I have ever met anyone with more mental toughness. Terrie is also a person who is passionate about helping people and uses her knowledge to do just that, from honoring veterans, mentoring, to educating people about chronic pain. We talk about her 300-mile Vol State races and how they have impacted her life. I love the mental techniques she uses to keep pushing on. We also talk about pain and the impact it has on people. This is a subject Terrie is very educated in. Terrie also shares the keys to aging happy. We really enjoyed chatting with Terrie and feel grateful for the chance to learn a few things from her.