45 episodes

Hosted by CHASKIS's founder, Hugo Mendez, The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS is a weekly show that features inspiring people from different backgrounds (from professional athletes, to every day athletes to entrepreneurs) who share something in common: they know how to dig deep to be the best that they can be. More at https://www.chaskis.us

The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS Hugo Mendez, entrepreneur, endurance athlete

    • Health & Fitness

Hosted by CHASKIS's founder, Hugo Mendez, The Dig Deep Podcast Powered by CHASKIS is a weekly show that features inspiring people from different backgrounds (from professional athletes, to every day athletes to entrepreneurs) who share something in common: they know how to dig deep to be the best that they can be. More at https://www.chaskis.us

    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE | What We Learned

    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE | What We Learned

    This week I sat down with my amazing wife, Amy to talk about the January Challenge.
    If you are not familiar with the January Challenge, well it was about picking one of two options, the first one was called Win The Day, which was basically to get up early and mediate or visualized having a great day for 10 minutes.
    The other option was called No Booze. Pretty straight forward. No drinking for the month of January
    Amy picked No Booze, I decided to do both.
    It’s been almost a week since the challenge ended, so I wanted for both Amy and I to share our personal experiences with you.
    The things we learned, the things we liked and disliked, the easy parts, the hard parts, and more.
    We also talk about a little about the upcoming February challenge

    • 46 min
    JAY FERRACANE | Design Should Have A Reason

    JAY FERRACANE | Design Should Have A Reason

    Jay Ferrane, is the founder and lead designer at Angry Bovine, a creative studio in Boulder, Colorado that helps companies and businesses be better businesses, through thinking, designing and doing.
    Growing up in a military household, Jay lived a big part of his formative years in Hawaii where he discovered his love for skateboarding and surfing. When moving to Japan, he used the experience of living abroad as an opportunity to explore and learn more about the local culture...and skateboarding too.
    Skateboarding has always been a key part of his life.  Like Jay says, skateboarding became his "medicine" (it helped him channel all this energy he had when growing up, especially growing up with ADD).
    Skateboarding and Punk Rock music became a portals to learn more about design, photography and a self expression. He still use these learnings these days
    As a designer, he would tell you that his job is to be more like a carpenter and to present a case, than being an artist. He finds inspiration in different places, but mostly the outdoors. Jay's pillars of his work include to be objective and act as a catalyst.
    Jay's work include all kinds of projects that are mostly in the tech, education and outdoor industries.  If you ride or run and use the Strava app, well..he's the one who created their logo. How cool is that!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE

    THE JANUARY CHALLENGE

    This week, I talk about the January Challenge
    If you are not aware of what I’m talking about, well, we are doing a challenge for the whole month of January.
    People have 2 options: one is called "Win The Day", which basically means that you get up early, you then meditate or visualize having a kick ass day for 10 minutes. The other option is called No-Booze January. Pretty straight forward, no drinking during the month
    On this episode I talk about why I decided to start the challenge, how it’s going, why I think that the concept of Winning The Day is critical to not only having a more productive day but also help you achieve your short and long term goals.
    I also share some ideas I have for a Februrary challenge. I think you are gonna like them

    • 29 min
    JOSHUA MILLER | 2020, A Year For Growth, Perspective And Running Like An Animal

    JOSHUA MILLER | 2020, A Year For Growth, Perspective And Running Like An Animal

    I first met Joshua when he came to the podcast more than a year ago.
    On that conversation we talked about his background as a marketer and entrepreneur, his races and how he found in running a way to cope with drug and alcohol addiction, and a way to re-direct his energy and anger. 
    One year later, you can tell that Joshua’s perspective in training and racing has changed, more than that I would say, it has evolved.
    He’s definitely more methodical in his approach. He’s changed his nutrition, has incorporated other elements like conditioning and strength training, and more.
    His perspective on sobriety has also morphed in the past year.
    Some of his life priorities have also changed as well. Maybe that because of the fact that he is turning 30-years old soon? He talks in more detail about that during our chat.
    But his love and passion for running and giving his best have not changed, actually they have increased. Joshua keeps getting better and better as an ultra mountain runner. 2020 is gonna be a a big year for him
    We also talked about him living as a mountain man , his current projects with his company scheme running and more

    • 1 hr 5 min
    THE CHASKI CHALLENGE | 12.07.19

    THE CHASKI CHALLENGE | 12.07.19

    One of my main goals in 2019 was to finish the year running a 50-mile trail race. 
    After finishing a half trail marathon and a 50k ultra in the last couple of months, I felt that I was ready to go after the 50-mile distance again (the only other time that I did a 50 miler was in Leadville in 2012)
    But after looking for races in Colorado and other states in the Rocky Mountain area I just couldn’t find one that I thought was worth doing or driving to. 
    “What do I do now? What do I do with this fitness and desire to keep pushing and digging deep? I need one more big challenge to finish 2019 feeling accomplished!”
    And then, one day I thought: What if I do my own run? Here in Boulder 
    Enter The CHASKI Challenge.
    On December 7th I will be challenging myself to run 12 hours on a 5-mile loop at the Boulder Reservoir.  My goal is to run 100K (62+ miles)
    On this episode I talk in more detail about the motivation behind this, my training so far, logistics and more
    Save the date. Let’s all challenge ourselves to do something hard on 12.7!

    • 42 min
    HUGO MENDEZ | My Training & Racing in 2019

    HUGO MENDEZ | My Training & Racing in 2019

    Just wanted to give you un update on how my training and racing's been going lately, especially during these last few months. Hint: I feel excited and look forward to have a kickass 2020!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

Lyutsik ,

Very useful podcasts!

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Great podcast!

Hugo has been able to develop a series of podcast that brings together world class athletes who discuss topics we always wonder about!! I always look forward to listening to them. Some of them I have listen to multiple times. I greatly respect what the Dig Deep brand represents!!

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Hugo is able to cover so many topics with genuine athletes who are very knowledgeable! I am a huge fan of the DigDeep brand and what it stands for! I look forward to each new podcast! Keep up the amazing work!!

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