Like a Bigfoot

Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Adventure, Perseverance, and Possibility

Month: May 2018

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #96: Brandon Swett 2 — Why We Are Terrified of Snakes and a Bunch More Random Topics

On this week’s episode of the podcast I got to sit down in my back yard and enjoy a conversation with one of my best buddies Brandon Swett.

Brandon was previously on episode 9 of the show discussing his experience at a 10 day silent meditation retreat (I highly suggest you check out that one!)  This week we chat about a wide variety of topics: Heroism, Swimming, Canoeing in Maine, and why I can’t watch horror films.  We also chat about one of the many things that makes both of us exactly like Indiana Jones- our fear of snakes.

I hope you guys enjoy this episode as much as I did! After recording Brandon looked at me and said “that was a random smorgasbord of topics….” and I high fives him!  After weeks and weeks of picking people’s brain for running tips in the lead up to my stage race (two weeks away!!!!) it was such a stress reliever for me to just hang out and catch up with a friend.

EXTRAS: Also at the end of the podcast during the Outro I recommend an adventure book and crazy sports documentary that absolutely blew my mind!! Make sure you listen for that if you’re looking for something good to read or watch on Netflix.

MORE FROM BRANDON:

Previous Like a Bigfoot Appearance: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/like-a-bigfoot-9-brandon-swett

MORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:

Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2

Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/

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

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #94: Travis Macy — Mountain Athlete and Author of “The Ultra Mindset”

On this week’s episode of the podcast I got the opportunity to chat with endurance coach and mountain athlete Travis Macy.

Travis is an experienced adventure athlete who has participated (and won) a wide variety of events .  He’s competed in elite adventure races all around the world, 100 mile ultra marathons and ultra endurance mountain biking events.  He is also the author of the Ultra Mindset one of the best books I’ve read about motivation and mental techniques that will not only help you be successful as an athlete, but will be useful in your everyday life.

In this episode, we chat about how he embraces the Ultra Mindset.  We also touch on a wide variety of topics like hunting, parenting, adventure racing and how he survived Leadman (competing in every ultra endurance event in Leadville, CO in one summer).

If you enjoy this episode check out Travis’s website for information about his coaching and be sure to read his excellent book the Ultra Mindset.

Thanks for listening!!

(P.S.- My computer messed up and accidentally deleted the last 15 minutes of the conversation….I’m super disappointed this happened and spent the afternoon trying to get it back….Super bummed because Travis is such an interesting guy and shared such amazing advice…..On the plus side, this might mean I’ll have an excuse to hang out with him again!)

MORE FROM TRAVIS MACY:

Website: http://www.travismacy.com

Coaching: http://www.travismacy.com/coaching/

Order the “Ultra Mindset”: https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Mindset-Endurance-Champions-Principles-ebook/dp/B00PWX7T2C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526607549&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ultra+mindset

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

MORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:

Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2

Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/

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

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #93: Cory Reese — 100 Miler on a Cruise Ship, Author of “Into the Furnace”, Badwater

This week I’m very excited to welcome ultra runner and writer Cory Reese to the podcast.

First of all, Cory recently finished running a 100 miler on the deck of a cruse ship!  That’s 16 laps per mile- 1,600 laps around and around and around the same teeny tiny track, fueling on an endless supply from the ice cream machine as he took on some self-imposed suffering.  All the while overlooking people lounging around at the pool.

Just had to get that out there! I cannot even begin to wrap my head around a 100 miler, let alone one on a cruise ship…. Insanity!

Cory is one of my favorite writers in the sport of ultrarunning.  His first book “Nowhere Near First” is one of the absolute best views of this crazy sport from a “regular”, non-elite, perspective.  Most of us are not elite athletes and Cory fully represents the spirit of why an everyday person participates in something so seemingly bizarre as running for hours and hours through the woods (or on a cruise ship).

He comes across as a “regular” dude, but his mindset is anything but.  Regular people don’t step up to the challenge of Badwater, a 135 mile run through Death Valley in July.  Cory did.  We get into why and how he took this on a bit in the show.

He recently wrote about his experience and all the craziness of Badwater in his upcoming book “Into the Furnace” which you can (and should) pre-order now by checking out his Kickstarter campaign linked below.

Cory also has a hilarious blog fastcory.com (which my computer annoyingly wants to correct to “factory”) and can be found running on his hometown trails of Zion National Park.

Enjoy the show! Thanks for chatting Cory!

MORE FROM CORY REESE:

Website: http://www.fastcory.com

Author Website: http://www.coryreese.com

Pre-order “Into the Furnace”: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1860738459/into-the-furnace-a-book-about-the-worlds-toughest

Order “Nowhere Near First”: https://www.amazon.com/Nowhere-Near-First-Ultramarathon-Adventures-ebook/dp/B01KW37P5M

Cruise Ship 100 Race Report: http://www.fastcory.com/2018/04/running-100-miles-on-cruise-ship.html

MORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:

Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2

Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/

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

 

Like a Bigfoot #92: Desert Rats 2 — Gemini Adventures Race Director Reid Delman

This week I’m joined by Gemini Adventures race director Reid Delman to talk all things Desert RATS Stage Race, race directing, and the mindset needed to power through big time endurance events.

……and cage fighting!

Reid is a wonderful race director inspired by his own experiences to design events that push participants beyond what they think is possible.  He has organized all sorts of different adventures in western Colorado and Utah that range from ultra marathons to multi-day stage races to ultra distance mountain bike races.

In this episode we dig into Reid’s past as a multi-faceted athlete who has wrestled collegiately at Ohio State, competed in MMA, ran numerous ultra marathons and even participated in the Eco-Challenge.  We also discuss his mindset and how he applies toughness and adventure to his events.

Mostly, we discuss the Desert RATS stage race in which I’m participating in this June.  What are the biggest obstacles to overcome when running multiple days through the desert?  How do you go about preparing for the intense heat?  How do you stay hydrated?  And how do you keep pushing forward to finish such a brutal event?

Enjoy the episode! Be sure to check out Gemini Adventures for future events.  I’ve ran two of Reid’s races at this point and guarantee you will have an amazing time!

MORE FROM DESERT RATS:

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

Desert RATS registration: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=51488

Previous race reports: https://ultrarunning.com/featured/desert-rats-kokopelli-150-stage-race-2016/

MORE LIKE A BIGFOOT:

Subscribe and Review on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/like-a-bigfoot/id1160773293?mt=2

Soundcloud Archives: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/likeabigfoot/

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

© 2018 Like a Bigfoot

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑