Extreme sports and elite athletes have always fascinated me. How do they do what they do? How do they talk themselves into finishing a 50 mile race? How do you help coach a climber through a moment of terror on the side of a mountain? How important is meditation? And is that the same thing as mindset? Dr. Chris Heilman is a coach who joins us to answer these questions. Dr. Chris has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a double board-certification as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and she’s been an athletic trainer to collegiate and Olympic athletes. She’s written a book called Elevate Your Excellence: The Mindset and Methods That Make Champions. But she’s also done cool stuff like worked as an outdoor educator in Joshua Tree, did ski patrol at Grand Targhee, and was a backpack guide for NOLS & other organizers in the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Tetons. She’s here to answer these questions and more on this week's episode.