283 episodes

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

Like a Bigfoot Chris Ward

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

    #284: Nate Miller -- A Life of Hockey & The Making of "Miracle"

    #284: Nate Miller -- A Life of Hockey & The Making of "Miracle"

    This week we are chatting with my buddy and lifelong hockey guy Nate Miller!!

    Now coaching his kids' hockey teams, Nate was the captain for the University of Minnesota Gophers before pursuing a professional career that surprisingly resulted in starring in the movie "Miracle" about the greatest upset in sports history.

    In this episode we talk about it all - why hockey really connected with him, what it was like to move up the ranks in the sport, what he misses about being on a team, how he wound up playing John 'Bah' Harrington in the movie "Miracle" and what it was like to film, and his reactions to the endlessly entertaining documentary "Untold: Crimes and Penalties" (which he was not involved with but knew many of the players who were).

    Hope you all enjoy the episode as much as I did!!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #283: Jessica Pekari -- "Bombs to Trails: Interweaving Heritage, Life, & PTSD on the PCT

    #283: Jessica Pekari -- "Bombs to Trails: Interweaving Heritage, Life, & PTSD on the PCT

    This week we are chatting with ultra runner, mom, teacher, author and adventurer Jessica Pekari!!

    Jessica recently wrote "Bombs to Trails: Interweaving Heritage, Life, and PTSD on the Pacific Crest Trail" about her attempt at the fastest known time and the realizations and lessons she learned along the way. It is an excellent book and be sure to check it out.

    She is also an absolutely incredible athlete having finished first place woman at the Moab 240 in 2018 and finishing first place woman in the triple crown of 200s that year.

    In this episode we talk all about her experiences in 200 milers and her time on the Pacific Crest Trail! Hope you all enjoy the episode as much as I did!!

    MORE FROM JESSICA PEKARI:

    Order her Book: https://www.amazon.com/Bombs-Trails-Interweaving-Heritage-Pacific-ebook/dp/B09NPGBND3

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

    Website: https://adventuresonthetrail.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #282: Surviving the Leadville 100 & Run Rabbit Run with Tim Barr, Hillary Osborne and Julie Barr

    #282: Surviving the Leadville 100 & Run Rabbit Run with Tim Barr, Hillary Osborne and Julie Barr

    In this episode Hillary Osborne shares the story of her very first 100 mile race at the Leadville 100 and then we dive into Tim Barr's quest to endure the Run Rabbit Run with perspectives from his coach and pacer and his wife Julie!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #281: Eszter Horanyi & Meghan Hicks -- Building a Friendship Through Adventure

    #281: Eszter Horanyi & Meghan Hicks -- Building a Friendship Through Adventure

    This week we are chatting with Eszter Horanyi and Meghan Hicks for their perspective on all things adventure and misadventure!!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #280: Adventures in Dadmode

    #280: Adventures in Dadmode

    A conversation with three dads about being dads.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #279: Catherine Breed -- Marathon Swimming, Record Setting Swim Across Monterey Bay

    #279: Catherine Breed -- Marathon Swimming, Record Setting Swim Across Monterey Bay

    In this episode, we are chatting with Marathon swimmer Catherine Breed about her record setting 25 mile swim across Monterey Bay!!

    This story has it all- the pure human will to battle through miles and miles of open ocean battling all sorts of obstacles like jellyfish, freezing cold water, whale poop, and great white encounters. Catherine is an astounding athlete who has turned a collegiate swimming career into a passion for open water marathon swimming!

    We chat all about what it takes for open water marathon swimmers to complete these huge swims, the lessons she has learned along the way, what it was like to complete an epic adventure with the Iron Cowboy James Lawrence, how she handles intimidation and big challenges, and we compare these events to ultramarathons.

    Hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did!!

    MORE FROM CATHERINE BREEDER:

    Website: https://beyondtheblackline.com

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

    Openwaterpedia: https://www.openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Catherine_Breed

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Sephorafan ,

💥Incredible podcast💥

Love this podcast!!!💥Chris has great questions! Awesome curiosity & amazing guests!!! Can’t believe it’s been 4 1/2 years!!! Soaking up each episode & loving Friday’s for each new release! Thank you Chris for bringing us all on your podcast adventure!!!💥

runningisnotcancelled ,

Inspire your sense of adventure

This has been one of the most uplifting, feel-good podcasts I’ve listened to in a long time—I can’t get enough of it! Whether you’re a longtime runner or somebody who is looking for the motivation to start, you’ll love hearing the inspiring stories from some of these endurance athletes and adventurers. As the host, Chris Ward does a great job getting into what makes each of his guests take on the challenges they do and what they learn from the experience. You’ll probably discover something about yourself as well, just from listening to these amazing stories.

bustermovesme ,

My go-to for runs!

Randomly found this podcast a few months ago and I’m hooked! Love that he interviews a diverse group of people including everyday trail runners! This is my go-to for the first hour of my long run every week. Thanks for the great show! Keep them coming!

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