287: The Difference Between Health and Performance with Elizabeth Knight

Today we talk to Elizabeth, a health coach and nurse practitioner about how we can prioritize our health AND improve our performance.  We talk about how health and running performance are not always complementary, how prioritizing our overall health can improve our performance, and how focusing on only performance can sometimes jeopardize our health.  You are going to love this conversation.  Thanks for joining us, Elizabeth!

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Knight lives and runs in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not on the trails in Forest Park, she works as a nurse practitioner and owns an integrative health coaching practice, Flower Power Health, where she works with runners. She’s passionate about science, inclusivity, and helping people approach their bodies with kindness and curiosity. A few of her favorite things are dogs, rock and roll, and pizza.

Find her on instagram @flowerpower.health, and find free tools including a holistic training log at flowerpower.health/runners


Elizabeth is:

  • A certified integrative health coach who works with runners
  • A practicing nurse practitioner in primary care (DNP; clinical practice doctorate)
  • A scientist focused on gender and cardiovascular health (PhD in nursing science)
  • A runner!



Elizabeth Knight (she/her)
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“Transform yourself to transform the world.”

-Grace Lee Boggs


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