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Month: October 2017

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #65: Dr. Kasey Johnson — Host of the Unlock Wellness Podcast, Taking Action on Goals

Welcome back! This week we are chatting with the awesome host of the “Unlock Wellness Podcast” Dr. Kasey Johnson.

A month ago I was honored to be a guest on her show (episode 53) and afterwards I really wanted to chat again to learn more about her and all of the excellent projects she is pursuing.  Kasey totally embodies the idea of “spreading goodness” as has spent the last year fearlessly taking action on her goals.

In this episode we discuss Kasey’s background, why she created the Unlock Wellness Podcast, how and why she has been so successful setting and accomplishing goals, what she has learned since going plant-based and training for her first triathlon.

Definitely check out all of the awesomeness Kasey is putting out to the world (links below).  Hopefully, you will really follow her example and simply TAKE ACTION on your own goals!

MORE FROM DR. KASEY JOHNSON

Subscribe to the Unlock Wellness Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-unlock-wellness-podcast/id1215420028?mt=2

Kasey’s Website: https://drkaseyjohnson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrKaseyJohnson/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkaseyjohnson

Children’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Maddoxs-Trip-Chiropractor-Kasey-Johnson/dp/1546886826

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #64: Scott Stark 2 — Mountain RATS Ultramarathon, His First 50k!

About a month ago, Scott Stark and I ran the Mountain RATS 50k in Eagle, CO.  What started as a beautiful crisp fall morning transformed into a stormy downpour.  The second half of the race gut checked us and really tested our ability to withstand the discomfort of being cold, wet, fatigued, sore, and exhausted.

The craziest thing- it was Scott’s first ultra marathon (having only ran a half marathon previously) AND HE SIGNED UP 6 DAYS BEFORE THE RACE!

In this episode, Scott and I nerd about all things mountains, Colorado, and trail running before heading into our race report.   Scott was on a previous episode about “Climbing Your First 14er” in which he shared a lot of knowledge about mountain climbing, but we didn’t really get the chance to dig into his backstory.  So I’m pumped for you to get to know this awesome dude!

We cover a bunch of different topics in our chat: What skills do you need to take on the 50k distance?  How do you build grit, tenacity, and resilience to help you stubbornly push forward?  How does knowing how to ice skate help in six inches of muddy trails 20 miles into the race?

I’m pumped to share part two of this week’s “newbie 50k race reports.”  The goal is that YOU feel confident enough after these podcasts to take on your own big time challenges!

MORE FROM SCOTT:

Previous episode “Guide to Climb Your First 14er”: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/42-guide-to-climb-your-first-14er-scott-stark-sean-furlong

SIGNUP FOR YOUR FIRST ULTRA:

Ultra signup: https://ultrasignup.com

Gemini Adventures: http://www.geminiadventures.com

Desert RATS Stage Race: http://www.geminiadventures.com/running-events-2/desert-rats/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #63: Jason Sudduth 2 — Finishing First 50k, Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock

Big celebration this week!!

Over the last few months we have been following Jason Sudduth and his quest from “refocusing on health” to taking on his first ultra marathon.

I’m happy to say that last Saturday he reached his goal by finishing the Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k in North Carolina!!

In this episode Jason shares his race report and really gives us the perspective of what a mountain trail run is like from a first timer.

Over the next few episodes we are really hoping that you realize that YOU can step up to take on a 50k while also giving you a realistic view of the hard work and effort that goes into these events.  YOU totally got this!!!

THE REST OF JASON’S STORY:

Getting healthy and hiking the Linville Gorge: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/39-jason-sudduth

Training Chat: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/52-bigfoot-sightings

Race Day Expectations: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/61-bigfoot-sightings-2

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #62: “Antarctic Gurkha” Scott Sears — Planning the Youngest Unsupported Expedition to the South Pole

I’m so ridiculously excited for this episode!

In a few short weeks, the “Antarctic Gurkha” Scott Sears flies down to the most desolate place in the world for an expedition where he will attempt to become the youngest person to reach the South Pole “alone, unsupported, and unassisted.”

To accomplish this Herculean feat, Scott must drag a 200lb sled 683 miles in some of the most extreme weather imaginable, across crevasses, through white outs, and over the brutal Sastrugi (waves of solid snow).  Powering through day after day after day completely alone, driven by nothing but his own internal badassness.

Journeying to the South Pole ignites a vision of supreme human endurance and provokes journeys of extreme adversity, tragedy and triumph.  It is the epitome of the much-overused term EPIC.  A true adventure.

In this episode, Scott shares his preparations, expectations, and mentality while planning for and training for his expedition.  How has his life’s journey prepared him to take on this challenge?  How will he handle the extreme conditions?  What will it feel like when he’s left all alone, the farthest away from civilization you can possibly be?

Scott is a lieutenant for the Royal Gurkha Rifles in the British Army.  The Gurkhas are an elite group of Nepalese soldiers and are some of the finest infantrymen in the world.  Through the expedition Scott is raising money to support the Gurkha Welfare Trust which supplies financial support, clean water, residential care and medical support for ex-servicemen and their families in Nepal.  You can support his cause here: http://antarcticgurkha.com/donate

He was also very open about the insane hard work it takes to get a project like this funded and how he went about finding sponsorship.

I really want to thank Scott and wish him the best of luck in Antarctica.  I will definitely be following along every day as I expect it to be fascinating, inspiring, and will help me put some of my own daily “adversity” into perspective.  I highly suggest you follow along too.

The best place to get updates is his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antarctic_gurkha/

MORE FROM THE ANTARCTIC GURKHA:

Website: http://antarcticgurkha.com

Blog: http://antarcticgurkha.com/news/

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #61: Bigfoot Sightings 2 — Implementing Knowledge for Success, First 50k, Mountain Adventures

This week we’re back with another “Bigfoot Sightings”, the episodes where we briefly catch up with some of our previous guests.  I’m excited to share these quick conversations and would highly recommend you check out our past episodes with all of these awesome people!

TRAVIS STEFFEN — HIS NEW FORMULA FOR GROWTH AND SUCCESS (4:23)

Chatting with Travis is always a fascinating experience.  Last time he had just finished powering through a 50 mile ultra marathon in the desert on zero training and this time he’s sharing some of his philosophies for knowledge growth and success.

Big takeaway: LEARN + IMPLEMENT > LEARN + LEARN + LEARN…….

Last episode with Travis: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/32-monument-valley-ultras-race-report-2

JASON SUDDUTH — TWO WEEKS OUT FROM HIS FIRST 50K (35:34)

We also are glad to catch up with our friend Jason Sudduth who has been really open about his journey to his first ultra marathon.  We are now two weeks out from the “Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock 50k” and we chat all about what Jason should be ready for in order to have a successful race.  I’m really proud of him and excited for him to experience the sheer pain, agony, and ultimately joy of this race!

Jason was also on our last “Bigfoot Sightings”: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/52-bigfoot-sightings

Jason’s full episode: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/39-jason-sudduth 

BRADY MANRIQUEZ — COLORADO MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES (57:47)

About a month ago Brady came out to visit my wife and I in Colorado.  Over two days we took him on as many outdoor adventures as possible!  We recorded this right before he headed back to Chicago.  Hilarious and fun conversation about Brady’s first big time exposure to climbing mountains and trail running in the Rockies.

Brady was our first guest and he is utterly amazing!

Brady’s first episode: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/like-a-bigfoot-1-brady-manriquez

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