How To Become The Best In The World (Podcast #55)

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I keep tellin’ ya: it’s possible!

I feel like a broken record sometimes but really, we all have it in us to do the “impossible”. Each and every one us has that potential in us. We just need to figure out how to become the best in the world. Simple, right? Well… my guest on podcast #55 is here to share how SHE did it.

For the full chat on this check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the top & bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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How to define success and failure – Anchor Down Recap (Podcast #52)

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I talk a big game sometimes

Going into Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultramarathon… I made a bold statement. I said, just like I did before Ghost Train Rail Trail Race last year, that I was coming for a belt buckle. The only acceptable outcome of the race was a 100 mile finish. I did not finish 100 miles at Anchor Down… and I had to figure something out – how to define success and failure. In recapping the event… I’m pretty sure, at least in this instance, I’ve managed to map out the gray area and do just that.

For the full chat on this check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the top & bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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Why Do We Run… And What Does It Take? (Podcast #51)

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There’s more to a race than you think.

There’s so much that goes into a race, yes, of course, from the participant’s side… but from the Race Director, too. I was fortunate enough to have a chat with a buddy of mine, Jay, who is both a runner AND a race director (I find the best ones are) about exactly what’s involved. Jay joined us in the studio to chat about runners, both “normal distance” and ultra distance… the differences between the two, and what makes us tick. He also talks about what it takes to be a race director for both crowds (and in general). We talk about Anchor Down 24 hour too… but there’s so much more than that… We talk about endurance… the beauty of running… and, really… the human spirit.

For the full chat on this check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the top & bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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Digging Deeper Than Deep (Podcast #40)

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We are capable of incredible things.

Sometimes I think we lose sight of… how BIG of a deal some of what we do is. We go out there and we do things that… days, weeks, months, or years prior… never would’ve been possible… or even conceivable.  This past weekend… I went back to the site of one of those things – my first Ultramarathon. I went back to Pineland Farms Trail Festival not only for my own new accomplishment… but to help a friend achieve her first Ultramarathon finish too.

During the race… particularly in the final 7.7 miles… I was reminded of what it really means to push. To dig deep inside yourself… to a place that, perhaps, we didn’t know existed (or maybe forgot was there). Somewhere we can only tap into during the most extreme moments…

When we dig that deep, and push that hard… we discover who we truly are.

For the full chat on this (and more) check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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On The Eve Of Battle (Podcast #39)

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On the eve of a great battle… there is much to do.

There are plans to be finalized and preparations to be made. Warriors must gear up and mentally prepare for what they’re about to do. Wait… wait… this seems a little… over the top… for a fitness blog.

Is it, though?

When we’re about to take on a new phase of our journey… well… we’re no different from those warriors. Instead of swords and shields, we’re donning running shoes and a water bottle, or cross-trainers and a sweat towel. And yes, we ARE about to do battle… just in a different way. It’s wholly appropriate to hunker down and view it as such in order to get your head right for what’s to come. And that’s exactly what I’m here to talk about… I don’t know about YOU… but I’VE got something big coming this weekend…

For the full chat on this, the conversation with Katrina White, and more… check out the podcast episode on iTunes here, on Android here, or on the web player at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!

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