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Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

Hurdle Emily Abbate

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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: What Are You Holding Onto That You Can Let Go?

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: What Are You Holding Onto That You Can Let Go?

    Oh man. This moment took me for a loop.

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    #HURDLEMOMENT: A Run Coach Answers Your Marathon Training Questions

    #HURDLEMOMENT: A Run Coach Answers Your Marathon Training Questions

    Well, two coaches, technically! Welcome my coach for the London Marathon, Rebeka Stowe, to the show! We're chatting about all things marathon training from choosing the right sneakers and socks to mixing up a training plan and finding balance. Expect insight into every single aspect of prepping for 26.2. Questions we answer:

    Can I do two long runs close together?
    How often should I be hydrating during a marathon or training run?
    Do I need different sneakers for different runs?
    How do you find motivation when it's waning?
    Is there such thing as balance for social and personal life during training?
    How often should I strength training during marathon training?
    + more!

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    Jes Woods, Ultra Marathoner & Run Coach
    Bespoke Treatments: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Stronger Runner

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    • 55 min
    216. Case Kenny, Mindfulness Expert & Podcast Host

    216. Case Kenny, Mindfulness Expert & Podcast Host

    Today on the show, we're welcoming Case Kenny! He’s a writer, host of the New Mindset, Who Dis? podcast, and a mindfulness expert. You may recognize him from his inspirational "post-it" notes and coffee cup sleeves seen reposted all over social media. I wanted to have him on the show because I love his no-B.S. take on all things mindfulness, it’s super relatable and empowering. Today, we talk about his journey to getting to this place, leaving a job as a senior sales director at a tech firm in 2021 to pursue his passion project, with the goal to help others live happier, more fulfilling lives by changing their mindsets in all areas of life. From self worth and empowerment to dating and relationships, career advice — this episode is full of gems that had me nodding my head in agreement basically the entire time.

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    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Saying 'No' Feels Really Damn Good

    5-MINUTE FRIDAY: Saying 'No' Feels Really Damn Good

    Talking about how this plays out in my life, and how to go about using one of our most valuable words without being a jerk (it's possible!).

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    MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Book Recs!
    Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas by Alexi Pappas
    Out and Back: A Runner's Story of Survival Against All Odds by HIllary Allen
    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

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    #HURDLEMOMENT: A Mindset Coach On How to Handle Hurdles With Grace (& Why They're Actually Good For You)

    #HURDLEMOMENT: A Mindset Coach On How to Handle Hurdles With Grace (& Why They're Actually Good For You)

    What if I was to tell you that #hurdlemoments actually are good for you? That's right, the unknown and challenging moments are the ones that actually make us better, which is what mindset expert and 2-time Olympian Courtney Thompson is on the show to talk about today. She offers up resiliency strategies, and answers a slew of advice when it comes to showing up to tough moments and coming out on the other side stronger (and better for it).

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    • 32 min
    215. Annie Kunz, Heptathlete

    215. Annie Kunz, Heptathlete

    Welcome Annie to the show! Annie is a heptathlete who has faced her fair share of #hurdlemoments to get to this point. In today's episode, we talk about "being above average at a few things," (specifically seven) and how it felt for her to have to sit out of this year's World Champs. Plus, her excitement over her sponsorship deal with Omorpho, and how she feels about what's next (hint: the 2024 Paris Games).

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Jessica Markus ,

Amazing show!

I have just started listening to this podcast and it is informative, inspirational, and entertaining. Emily does a wonderful job of showcasing athletes that have meaningful messages to share with the athletic community. I especially like the wrap around support/information to the episodes presented in her social media feed. I’ve reached out with questions that have been answered by her personally, which is awesome. She’s also working to build a community of listeners in real life with meet ups and community gatherings. Highly recommend.

kerijones ,

Everything I didn’t know I needed each week!

Simply the best: raw, real, fun, vulnerable, inspiring and relatable. A few of my favorite hours each week!

nmledesma ,

Forever a Hurdler

I stumbled upon this podcast as I became more serious about my running and never looked back. Emily has helped me balance life and running, train smarter, and become a bigger fan of the sport. Can’t thank her enough for that. Be a Hurdler- you won’t regret it.

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