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Interviews with incredible people about Adventure, Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Health, Perseverance, and Possibility

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Interviews with incredible people about Adventure, Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Health, Perseverance, and Possibility

    #240: Matt Allred -- Regaining Fitness, Mental Health, Creativity and Parenthood

    #240: Matt Allred -- Regaining Fitness, Mental Health, Creativity and Parenthood

    This week we are chatting with Matt Allred about his journey in taking control of his health, how he rediscovered fitness, how to maintain mental health, the importance of creativity in his life and the challenges of parenthood.

    Matt is an OB-GYN based out of Idaho who balances his own personal fitness and health with a busy career life and life as a husband and father.

    In this episode, Matt shares openly about his journey out of a TRENCH, a low point where a decline in physical health bled over into his mental well being and family life. With consistent little changes towards fitness he was able to regain control of his mindset, lost 30 pounds, and saw the benefits in his emotional and mental health.

    This episode is all about struggles in parenting and how being aware of moments of failure are motivational in our constant battle to be the best dads we can be. We also chat about the importance of creative projects in showing our kids that adults can still be passionate, active, motivated people enjoying this beautiful world!

    Matt also talks about how to increase our capacity for Mental Health in this stressful year, why music and exercise is so important to his happiness, and how he discovered his happy place in Iceland.

    This is a great conversation and I have discovered recently that I really enjoy talking openly with fellow parents about all the highs and lows of parenting. We all want to be excellent for our kids and I'm finding that these authentic and open conversations have helped me feel like "We're all in this together" versus "I'm the only one going through this" mindset.

    Hope you guys enjoy!!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #239: Dylan Roche -- His Journey as a Runner Convinced Him to Pursue His Dream Job

    #239: Dylan Roche -- His Journey as a Runner Convinced Him to Pursue His Dream Job

    This week we are sitting down with writer and runner Dylan Roche to chat about how his journey through running has affected his journey as a writer!

    Running has given Dylan the confidence to quit his job in pursuit of writing, something he has always been passionate about. This journey has changed his life and has set him on a more passionate life.

    In this episode we chat all about how he got into this sport, what lessons from writing have filtered into running and vice versa, what his experience was like taking on back to back marathons, what it was like running his very first ultramarathon (the Yeti 24 Hour Virtual Challenge), and how he plans to continue on this path in the future.

    We also chat a bit about his upcoming book "Runner's Warning" about his experiences, adventures and misadventures.

    I really enjoyed chatting with Dylan and hope you enjoy his story!

    MORE FROM DYLAN ROCHE:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dylaniswriting/?hl=en

    Website: http://www.dylanrochewriter.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanIsWriting

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #238: John Petersen 2 -- "The Impossible Row" Reflections a Year Later, Rowing to Antarctica

    #238: John Petersen 2 -- "The Impossible Row" Reflections a Year Later, Rowing to Antarctica

    This week we are bringing back John Petersen, rower, family man, principal, and one of my favorite guests from 2020!

    At the end of 2019 John had a very unique adventure as he joined a team of five other guys to complete "The Impossible Row". The first completely manpowered row of the treacherous Drake Passage from Chile to Antarctica.

    In the last episode we talked right after this event and I wanted to bring him back on to hear his reflections a year out. What lessons from the row has he continued to use in everyday life? What was it like to view the documentary of such a wild adventure? ("The Impossible Row" is now on Discovery+ and was excellent!) How has he been changed by his first expedition?

    We also get a chance to dive deeper into the row itself as we talk the brutality of the storms in the Drake Passage, the formation of a brotherhood with his fellow rowers/adventurers, what it was like endure day after day of intense rowing for nearly 13 straight days.

    This is a great conversation with an incredible human being and I am honored to be able to have John back on the show. Hope you guys enjoy!! John, thank you so much for sharing wisdom, stories and captivating my imagination!

    MORE FROM THE IMPOSSIBLE ROW:

    Impossible Row Documentary: https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/the-impossible-row-13008

    Project Website: https://www.discovery.com/shows/the-impossible-row

    Youtube Series: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqOoboPm3uhY_YXhvhmL-WA

    John Petersen: https://www.instagram.com/john.r.petersen/

    Colin O’Brady: https://www.instagram.com/colinobrady/

    Fiann Paul: https://www.instagram.com/theimpossiblerowcaptain/

    Jaime Douglas-Hamilton: https://www.instagram.com/jamiedougham/

    Cameron Bellamy: https://www.instagram.com/cam_ubunye/

    Andrew Towne: https://www.instagram.com/towne_andrew/

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #237: Nic Chiri -- 10K to 100 Miles, Journey into Ultramarathons

    #237: Nic Chiri -- 10K to 100 Miles, Journey into Ultramarathons

    This week we are chatting with someone new into the ultrarunning world Nic Chiri!!

    Nic is from a small river town in southern Iowa and after years of searching for something to be really passionate about, he put on some running shoes and fell in love with the sport!

    This episode is all about his journey from deciding to run a 10K, a seemingly impossible distance at the time, in 2018 to running his first 100 miler in 2020. Nic shares about how ultrarunning has changed his perspective on life, what he's gained by stepping outside his comfort zone, and how he has benefitted in all walks of life from taking on big challenges!

    He also shares the story of his first 100 miler at the Booneville Backroads Ultra in Des Moines, Iowa. It was a race in which he battled the urge to quit during every step of the last 25 miles and where he ultimately realized the power of "we" as his crew helped him push through the suffering.

    I truly enjoyed this episode as I saw a lot of my own passion for ultrarunning and endurance reflected in Nic's story! I hope you guys gain some wisdom and inspiration from listening and are captivated as I was! Enjoy!

    MORE FROM NIC CHIRI:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acrossthecriknic/

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #236: Candice Burt 4 -- Lessons From Taking On Audacious Goals!

    #236: Candice Burt 4 -- Lessons From Taking On Audacious Goals!

    This week Candice Burt, one of my favorite guests ever, returns to the show!

    In this episode we talk about all of the ups and downs she faced over the last year including pulling the plug on her Arizona Trail FKT attempt due to the COVID shutdowns last March, creating the awesome East Coast vs. West Coast Challenge with Jason Green, and organizing and directing the monumental Moab 240!

    We also dive into her mindset when going after audacious goals, how she finds contentment through her ambition, the importance of being adaptable, and how expanding your physical abilities expands everything else.

    Candice is one of the most fascinating ultrarunners out there with some major achievements as both an athlete and a race director. I'm always captivated when chatting her and am ridiculously excited to share this episode with you guys!

    MORE FROM CANDICE:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runcandicerun/

    Website: https://www.candiceburt.com/

    Sign up for a 200 miler (or her other races) here: https://www.destinationtrailrun.com

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #235: Darius Sam 2 -- 100 Miles to Establish a Mental Health Program

    #235: Darius Sam 2 -- 100 Miles to Establish a Mental Health Program

    This week we are bringing back Darius Sam an incredible young ultrarunner who has combined his love of the sport and his passion for serving his community.

    Last summer 19 year old Darius came on the podcast to talk about his first attempt at a 100 miler in which, by pushing his body to its absolute limits, he was able to raise over $90,000 for his local food bank. During that run he collapsed near the end and was rushed to the hospital.

    In December he decided to give the same route another shot, this time with the goal of raising money to help establish a Men's Mental Health Program in Nicola Valley. Learning from his first 100 miler he went out and crushed it, setting his sights on some BIG TIME goals for 2021!

    In this episode we chat all about the lessons he learned from his first 100 and how he applied them to his second. We also discuss the necessity of funding mental health programs especially in the time of COVID, how serving others can help you clarify your purpose, and what big goals are on the horizon for Darius.

    Can't wait to share this episode with you! I really look up to Darius's ambition and desire to use his athletic goals to spread goodness around his community!

    MORE FROM DARIUS AND HIS FUNDRAISER:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariussamfit/

    GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/100-miles-for-men039s-counselling-go-darius

    Canada Global News Story: https://globalnews.ca/news/7505163/bc-man-mens-mental-health-ultramarathon/

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