Samantha has performed at an elite level of competition in the Obstacle Course Race arena for quite some time. She was recently on Season 2 of the television show, Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, and she has also placed high in a variety of races. She serves as a Captain in the Army reserves and has been able to help many people from many walks of life. Her life experiences are amazing and she was such a great guest to have on the show. It was great to have on a service member right before the 4th of July! Enjoy!
I had the privilege to talk all things running with Tommy Puzey. Whether it be his desire to get more lean and become the human Skeletor, or whether it be how to pee on a run without slowing down, Tommy discusses it all. This was an amazing interview. Enjoy!
Garth's story is amazing. One day he decided to change his life and he just went for it. He weighed over 400 pounds and made a decision that he wanted to see his children grow old. He has lost 200 pounds and is the healthiest he has ever been. It was truly amazing speaking to him and learning about his life. Enjoy!
This has been an episode that I've been looking forward to doing from the moment I decided to do a podcast. Skyler has been supportive of me doing this from day 1 and it was great to have him on here and have us discuss what it's like to go on our group runs.
Patrick hails from Boston and has made quite a name for himself at the ripe old age of 20. He eats, sleeps, and breathes running and it was fun chatting with him and hearing his story an also hearing about what is in store for him. Enjoy!
Cory Reese has done a great many things in the ultra running world, and it was great to be able to hear a bunch of his stories first hand from him on this episode. Check out his book "Nowhere Near First" to get a more in depth look into Cory's life and how he got into running. Truly an inspiring story. Also follow him on fastcory.com and read up on what he's been up to!
Nate has been through a lot in his life, and has overcome the trials to get to a point where he can help others discover the joys of running. He is currently Idaho State University's cross country coach and it was a joy talking to him about the recruiting trail and about his coaching methods. Enjoy!
I had the opportunity to chat with Run It Fast founder, Joshua Holmes about a variety of topics, from the NBA playoffs to his Ultra Adventures. Such a cool guy. Follow him on social media through his runitfast handle as well as @bayou on twitter. Enjoy!
Golden Harper, one of the founders of Altra Running, has helped change the game in the running industry. Altra has dared to be different and has helped change countless lives in the process. Such a fun guy to interview. The time flew by while we were chatting. Whether it was listening to the first time he modified a shoe or when he was running a 3:00 marathon as a 10-year old, Golden has some amazing stories. Enjoy!
Calum Neff takes his roll as being a father very seriously. So much so, that he has incorporated his running into how he spends time with his daughters, and it is truly amazing. Calum is an Altra athlete and he currently holds the Stroller Half Marathon and Marathon world records. He also holds a full time job and still finds time to be a husband, father, and elite runner. Truly an amazing and inspiring guy. Enjoy!
Amber Green's journey shows us what is ultimately capable when we catch the running "bug" and find our passion. I read her story in Runner's World magazine and was left in awe of her rise to the title of "Elite Runner." Her love of running and life truly shines through in this episode. Enjoy!
Tim Hurst lost his leg in a tragic motorcycle accident when he was in his early 20's. He's determination to never give up and live a fulfilling life is truly inspiring and it was such a blast speaking with him about his adventures. Tim has ran a marathon in all 50 states since he lost his leg. His optimism and drive to complete this feat is a wonderful testament to what we can achieve if we put our minds to it.
I had the privilege of talking with Craig about his adventures in the Trail and Ultra world. I wish I could've had a camera with me so everyone could see the passion on Craig's face as he discussed his adventures and the moments that have changed his life. Everyone check out Trail and Ultra Running to learn more about Craig's adventures and all of the amazing stuff they do.
Join my brother-in-law, Johnny, and I as we discuss the LA Marathon and the amazing event that it was. One thing I like about this episode is that it shows the fun that can be had with running and all of the randomness that comes along with running for hours on end.
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I recently had the honor of speaking with Dave Earnshaw, the founder of the extremely active Facebook group Fun 4 Fun. I love how everyone has a story to tell, and Dave's contribution to his running community has helped hundreds of people find a place where they can feel welcome. Running is a very communal sport, and Dave has helped countless people feel welcome.
Walter's story is truly inspiring and shows how a love for running can help us overcome life's most difficult challenges. Loved chatting with him about running and how it has helped him. I found it awesome how he formed a race pacing company out of his passions and has been very successful at helping others. Enjoy!
Jacob currently holds the World Record for fastest 50 mile run on a treadmill. Amazingly enough, he said that it didn't bother him running on a treadmill for 50 miles straight... 50 miles. Wow. I had a great conversation with him and he as a fascinating guy. Enjoy!
Khadevis Robinson is a former Olympian who shared with me his amazing life story of overcoming life's obstacles to triumph. Wow. All I can say is wow. This guy is amazing, and I could have listened to him for hours. The one race he referred to that he lost to qualify for the Olympics in 2008 was referred to as the "Oregon Sweep," in which a fellow runner dove across the line to beat Khadevis and earn a spot on the Olympic team ahead of him. I loved how Khadevis used this experience to fuel his inner fire. Something we can all learn from him is how to use setbacks in life as learning experiences and grow from them.
It was such an honor to be able to chat with Jenny Simpson about her Olympic journey and what she has learned along the way. She is such an amazing person and an inspiring athlete. Be sure to follow Jenny on Instagram and Twitter @trackjenny.
I had the privilege of speaking with Tanner about his journey in creating Ragnar and what it means to the sport of running. Such an amazing story of doing what you love and being successful at it. Anyone interested in a magical running experience should check out Ragnar!
Aly Brooks, the race director for "Triathamom," shares her love for life and helping others in this fun episode. I had a bast chatting with Aly about her journey in the racing world, and it is truly humbling and inspiring to be around people that truly care about others and their job.
It was a pleasure speaking with Dee about his journey from the track field to the bobsled. I honestly had no idea how tough it was to make it in the field of bobsledding. Follow Dee on his bobsledding journey on Instagram here:
Heather Mangieri is a nationally respected sports nutritionist and avid runner. Heather recently released her book "Fueling Young Athletes" in which she discusses ways to help take care of your body via nutrition. Heather is constantly speaking with others about her craft, and I was grateful she took time out of her busy schedule to speak with me. You can find her book on Amazon here:
It amazing being able to speak with Aaron Metler about his running experiences and how he trains for his elite level performances at the St. George Marathon. Previous podcast guest Hayden Hawks raved to me about Aaron's influence on him in evolving into the runner that he is today, and no one is more deserving of such praise. Aaron is a great and humble guy and his sincerity shines through in the episode. Enjoy!
In this bonus episode I was able to chat with the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence, about his record setting adventures and what it takes to achieve your goals. For those who don't know, for 50 days in a row, James did an Iron man a day, one in each of the 50 states of the United States. He is the only man to accomplish this feat and it is known as the Tri50. James is a fascinating guy and it was an honor to chat with him and learn more about his journey. Be sure to follow James on social media to learn more about all of his adventures.