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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #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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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #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 my buddy and AWESOME ultrarunner Tim Barr’s quest to endure the Run Rabbit Run with perspectives from his coach and pacer and his wife Julie!

This is episode has it all- stories of struggle, overcoming obstacles and the joy one finds from enduring!!

Hope you all enjoy it!

MORE FROM TIM BARR:

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

“All Things Trail Running” Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjnUcQ7TGNsk4hnLzgF1oOA

All Things Trail Running Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allthingstrailrunning/

MORE FROM HILLARY OSBORNE:

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

Coaching: https://www.lifelongendurance.com/hillary-osborne

MORE FROM JULIE BARR:

Elevation Physical Therapy: http://elevationphysicaltherapy.com

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #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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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #278: Addie Bracy — “Mental Training for Ultrarunning”, Winning Run Rabbit Run

This week we are chatting with elite athlete and author of “Mental Training for Ultrarunning” Addie Bracy!!

Addie is an elite ultrarunner and, as a certified Mental Performance Consult, an expert in mental training for athletes.

In this episode we focus mostly on the mental rollercoaster an ultrarunner faces during a run which is what first got me interested in the sport and what still captures my imagination today! What drives someone forward when faced with anguish and adversity? How does the mind grow throughout an ultra journey? How does one develop a solid mental game to push them through the lowest of lows in a race?

Addie also shares stories from her excellent race at the Run Rabbit Run 100 miler this fall in which she placed first!

This is a great episode and I HIGHLY recommend Addie’s book!!

MORE FROM ADDIE BRACY:

Strive Mental Performance: https://www.strivementalperformance.com

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

Order “Mental Training for Ultrarunning”: https://www.amazon.com/Mental-Training-Ultrarunning-Addie-Bracy/dp/171820017X

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #277: Taylor Auclair — Quest for the Moab 240

Taylor Auclair is an ultra runner, a dad and a guy who dreams big!! So big in fact that recently he took on and completed the 240 mile journey through Destination Trail’s Moab 240.

In this episode, Taylor shares the story of his epic race! He describes some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. He talks about the beautiful scenery of the course, the brutality of the weather and the long long stumbles through the nights.

We also dive into his mindset- why did this specific race appeal to him, what internal battles he faced along the way and in what ways he grew through pushing himself to the limit.

This is an awesome episode that I truly hope each and every one of you enjoys!! Thanks for inspiring adventure in all of us Taylor!!

MORE FROM TAYLOR AUCLAIR:

Burn Still Higher Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burn.still.higher/

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #276: Bob Kauffman — Chasing Adventure, Bikepacking and Exploring

Bob Kauffman is literally in my phone contacts as “Bob Adventurer”.

Bob is an incredibly friendly and active guy who has found a lifelong passion for adventure and exploring! He also loves sharing his passion with anyone and everyone around him.

In this episode we talk about his various adventures climbing mountains, bikepacking and exploring the outdoors, including trekking to Everest Base Camp, tandem biking the Kokopelli Trail with his buddy Erik Weihenmayer, various bike packing routes, and taking on a little known route to cross Capital Reef National Park.

This was an extremely enjoyable conversation and I am honored to chat with Bob and proud that he slowed down enough on his mountain bike to let me keep up when we biked the 14 mile White Ranch Loop out near our town!

Enjoy!

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Like a Bigfoot #275: Adam Shoalts 2 — “The Whisper on the Night Wind”, Expedition to the Wilds of Labrador

This week explorer, adventurer, and author Adam Shoalts sits down to talk about his expedition to the wilds of Labrador in search of a mysterious creature…

“Adam Shoalts is a professional explorer and best-selling author. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for “extraordinary contributions to geography” and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic.”

Beyond that he is a person who deeply loves the outdoors and the act of exploration and discovery. He is also a geologist and historian deeply fascinated with the Canadian Wilderness and the history of the people who inhabited it.

In his latest book The Whisper on the Night Wind, Adam captures an expedition he took to solve a historic mystery:

“In the early 1900s, Traversepine, an isolated little settlement was the scene of an extraordinary haunting by large creatures none could identify. Strange tracks were found in the woods. Unearthly cries were heard in the night. Sled dogs went missing. Children reported being stalked by a terrifying grinning animal. Families slept with cabin doors barred and axes and guns at their bedsides.”

The book was a great read which you should check out if you’re into wilderness expeditions, history, or tales of mystery and intrigue!

Hope you all enjoyed the episode with Adam as much as I did!!

MORE FROM ADAM SHOALTS:

Whisper on the Night Wind: https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Night-Wind-History-Wilderness/dp/073524104X

Website: https://adamshoalts.com

Books: https://adamshoalts.com/literature/

“Alone Across the Arctic” Film: https://www.amazon.com/Alone-Across-Arctic-Adam-Shoalts/dp/B0876L37HR

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #274: Sabrina White — Mosquitos, Misadventures, 100 Miles, Helicopters, RATS and Yeti

This week we are sitting down with Sabrina White to hear all about mosquitos, misadventures, helicopters, the Desert RATS Stage Race and the Yeti 100, her very first 100 mile race!!

Sabrina is an AWESOME human being who I had the pleasure of meeting at the stage race this summer. I was extremely impressed with her perseverance and positive attitude throughout everything the Kokopelli threw at her (which was A LOT). I really wanted to  hear the tales from her follow-up adventure at the Yeti.

In this episode, Sabrina shares stories from both of those races and so much more! She talks about rock climbing misadventures, how being a helicopter pilot compares to substitute teaching pre-school, and how to survive a 100k race at the aptly named Dismal Swamp in southeastern Virginia.

I truly hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!! Sabrina is an excellent storyteller and will definitely be back on to chat adventures in the future!

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sabrinawhite407/

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Like a Bigfoot #273: Luke Ullett — Taking on His First 100 Miler!!

This week we are chatting with ultra runner Luke Ullett!!

Recently Luke stepped up to the challenge of taking on his very first 100 mile race at the Kodiak Ultras in Big Bear, California. In this episode, he shares the story of that race- the ups and downs and the lessons he learned along the way.

We also chat about the power of consistency, Luke’s experience at the Desert RATS stage race, how these big time endurance events have helped him through a challenging last few years and the absolute horrors of chafing in the desert.

I truly hope you enjoy this episode!! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Luke over this last year!!

MORE FROM LUKE:

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

Website: https://mardukisprojects.com/about

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #271: Derek Hoot — Passion Found Through Wheelchair Basketball

This week we are talking with Derek Hoot about discovering a passion for wheelchair basketball!

Derek started competing in wheelchair basketball in middle school, became a collegiate athlete, played overseas in Germany and is now a coach, a podcaster, and a huge fan of the sport. Through the years he has found good times, purpose and community through wheelchair basketball and is dedicated to spreading the word about this life changing sport!

In this episode we hear all about his journey, talk about the importance of competition and chat about leadership and the challenges of being a coach!

I hope you all enjoy the show as much as I did!!

(Correction notes from Derek: Rose Hollerman is a gold and bronze medalist, and Trevon Jenifer is a three-time Paralympian (two gold, one bronze)

MORE FROM DEREK:

Push Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6pTFoQwinl3GGXM4YTeFim

NWBA website for more information on Wheelchair Basketball: https://www.nwba.org/findateam

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

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