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Month: December 2017

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #74: Matt Marrero — Mojo’s Adventures on the Appalachian Trail

Week two of Appalachian Trail adventures on the Like a Bigfoot Podcast!!

This week we are joined by Matt Marrero, trail name “Mojo”, a southbound hiker who recently completed his journey on the Appalachian Trail.

Last year he finished college and almost immediately traveled up to Mt. Katahdin in Maine and started walking.  Over 5 and a half months, he experienced all the joy, freedom, pain, understanding, struggle and accomplishment that the trail brings.  A real life-changing experience!

Matt loves chatting about his time on the AT and I really enjoyed hearing his tales about his many adventures on the trail.  In this episode we chat about what really inspired him to take on this quest, the biggest meal of his whole entire life, the beauty of trail angels, awesome trail nicknames, how he handled the challenging moments, what the trail taught him about himself and what he plans on doing in the future.

Also what inspired him and some friends to take on a brutal 28 mile day???  SPOILER ALERT: It rhymes with “Spinese Chuffet”

Combine this with last week’s episode with the “Blackalachian” Daniel White and you will really get a good idea of what trail life is like (although I have to imagine you really have to be there to fully “get it”).

Hope you guys enjoy the last episode of 2017!!! It’s been an amazing year! Thanks again for everyone who’s tuned in and extra thanks for all of our amazing guests!!!!!!! EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!

MORE FROM MATT MARRERO:

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPYLdPPOCE0

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #73: “The Blackalachian” Daniel White — Stepping Onto His Own Path and Hiking the AT

Huge thank you to “The Blackalachian” Daniel White for joining me on the show this week!

A year ago Daniel was keeping his life busy, grinding away at a job he wasn’t passionate about.  Doing the same thing day after day, until a cousin suggested he do something completely insane.  Hike the Appalachian Trail.  Walk through the mountains all the way from Georgia to Maine.  Daniel was in.

I’m so inspired by his story because he went from a complete newbie and took the hardest step- just starting.  Growing up, hiking and camping wasn’t the norm in his community.  Before his hike he had never slept out in the woods or climbed a mountain.  But he wanted to challenge his own status quo.

There are so many aspects of his story that define bravery: saying you are going to finish something and letting absolutely nothing stop you, being flexible and learning on the fly, accepting adversity and maintaining joy, and setting off the normal path of life to forge your own way!

In this episode Daniel shares his story.  What was the first week like?  What lessons did he learn and how did he change over the course of the trip?  When was the first moment he truly felt like a thru-hiker?  What messages does he have for people who are stuck in life or uncomfortable doing something outside the norm?

Huge thanks again to Daniel for taking some time to chat with me! I was inspired to chat with him after reading this wonderful Trek.co article “First Gold-Mout Rapper to Thru-hike the Appalachian Trial”

https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/blackalachian-first-gold-mouth-rapper-thru-hike-appalachian-trail/

Also make sure you check out his EXCELLENT Youtube channel “The Blackalachian”.  He recorded almost every day on the trail and his videos will give you a great idea of what it takes to complete a thru-hike of the AT.

MORE FROM “THE BLACKALACHIAN” DANIEL WHITE:

Subscribe to his Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqMJa5ANHcEdU0Vu8rdC5A/feed

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/logo704?lang=en

Trek.co Article: https://thetrek.co/appalachian-trail/blackalachian-first-gold-mouth-rapper-thru-hike-appalachian-trail/

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #72: Calvin Johannsen 3 — How to Successfully Accomplish Goals this New Year

I’m a self-admitted gigantic Calvin Johannsen fan and am so happy to call him one of my best friends.  I am even happier to have him back on the show for an unprecedented THIRD episode!

In fact, our friendship is one of the main reasons I started this podcast.  I’m incredibly lucky to have such an inspiring person in my life and when I started the show Calvin was in the midst of his 14ers Project (100 mountains in 100 days)  I really wanted to share his story and, selfishly, I also wanted to record some of our conversations.  The joke has always been that Calvin should be a motivational speaker named “Calspirations” and I wanted an excuse to store and revisit some of our chats!

He’s become one of the most successful people using intention, clear vision, and willingness to put in the consistent work.  He’s very analytical and driven to push himself towards constant momentum on any goals!

In this episode we go through Calvin’s goal setting process, how he reflects on previous goals, and how he builds intention into his daily routine.  The intention was to prepare everyone in the Like a Bigfoot community for a fresh start as we reflect on 2017 and prepare for 2018!

I really hope after listening you apply some lessons he shares while chasing success in your own life.

This is TRULY ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES OF THE SHOW.  Enjoy!

MORE FROM CALVIN:

Join 100 CLUB: http://join100club.com

The 100 CLUB Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/832978636814272/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calvin.johannsen/

Calvin Johannsen 1st appearance on the Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/like-a-bigfoot-episode-2-calvin-johannsen-9516-1023-am

Calvin Johannsen 2nd appearance on the Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/like-a-bigfoot-calvin-18-johannsen-2

“Bigfoot Sightings”: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/52-bigfoot-sightings

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #71: Ryan Esdohr 2 — Inside the Lab, Mindset, Ballet, Jiu Jitsu

On this week’s Like a Bigfoot Podcast we catch up with “Superhuman Lab” owner, Like a Bigfoot podcast Yoda, and all around awesome guy Ryan Esdohr.

The thing I absolutely admire about Ryan is his curiosity.  Through his work with movement, mobility and recovery in Superhuman Lab, his podcast “Inside the Lab” and his quest for self improvement, Ryan has explored an incredible amount of athletics, meditation and optimization.

In this episode we chat about everything from successful communication to what to expect from your first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to why he signed up for ballet lessons as a grown man.

Ryan is awesome and I love being able to learn from him.  Hope you are able to turn some of his ideas into motivation for achieving your own success!

Also, be sure to check out his wonderful podcast “Inside the Lab” where he and his business partner Matt explore all areas of movement, mobility and recovery as it applies to athletics.

MORE FROM RYAN AND SUPERHUMAN LAB:

Superhuman Lab: https://www.mysuperhumanlab.com

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

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

“Inside the Lab” Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-the-lab/id1224996747?mt=2

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #70: Jimmy Funkhouser — Starting Feral Mountain Co, “Year Without Fear”

How would you live your life if you had absolutely no fear holding you back?

This week’s Like a Bigfoot Podcast is a sit down conversation with the owner of Feral Mountain Co. Jimmy Funkhouser.  Feral is my absolute favorite outdoor shop in Denver and Jimmy’s story is incredibly energizing.

On New Year’s Eve 2016, Jimmy committed to living a “Year Without Fear”.   He promptly quit his corporate job of 10 years and within three months Feral was up and running.

Feral is a unique store.  It’s very community driven with everything supporting Jimmy’s mission of connecting people to wild places.  Outdoor adventures have had such a positive impact on his life, his passion is to “create adventure” all through his community.

So Feral has become much more than a shop.  There are outdoor movie nights, organized group hikes, 14er climbs, and even a couple hammocks to relax in out front.  He’s forged a very inviting community encouraging everyone to get outside and explore.

In this episode Jimmy shares the challenges faced during a major stepping outside your comfort zone, how his very first hiking trip has influenced the rest of his life, why conservation and wild places mean so much for him and how we can help our public lands, and how he aligned his personal purpose and passions with the mission of Feral Mountain Co.

If you’re in the Denver area or just driving through on your way up to the mountains I highly suggest the two minute detour off I-70 to load up on adventure supplies and gear from Feral. They rent all sorts of camping equipment for those of you flying to Denver who want to explore but couldn’t ship out all your camping gear.  Chat with Jimmy or the other folks working there for recommendations for all the insanely beautiful places Colorado has to offer.

Also the store has, hands down, the most badass logo I’ve seen!

Thanks Jimmy for taking time from the busyness of running a store to chat with me for the show. What you have created is fearless, inspiring and I hope our listeners take away as much motivation from you as I did!

MORE FROM JIMMY AND FERAL MOUNTAIN CO:

Website: https://feralmountainco.com

Shop: https://shop.feralmountainco.com

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

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

People Magazine Article: http://people.com/human-interest/jimmy-funkhouser-ditches-10-year-corporate-career-starts-feral-mountain-co/

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