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Month: February 2021

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #240: Matt Allred — Regaining Fitness, Mental Health, Creativity and Parenthood

This week we are chatting with Matt Allred about his journey in taking control of his health, how he rediscovered fitness, how to maintain mental health, the importance of creativity in his life and the challenges of parenthood.

Matt is an OB-GYN based out of Idaho who balances his own personal fitness and health with a busy career life and life as a husband and father.

In this episode, Matt shares openly about his journey out of a TRENCH, a low point where a decline in physical health bled over into his mental well being and family life.  With consistent little changes towards fitness he was able to regain control of his mindset, lost 30 pounds, and saw the benefits in his emotional and mental health.

This episode is all about struggles in parenting and how being aware of moments of failure are motivational in our constant battle to be the best dads we can be. We also chat about the importance of creative projects in showing our kids that adults can still be passionate, active, motivated people enjoying this beautiful world!

Matt also talks about how to increase our capacity for Mental Health in this stressful year, why music and exercise is so important to his happiness, and how he discovered his happy place in Iceland.

This is a great conversation and I have discovered recently that I really enjoy talking openly with fellow parents about all the highs and lows of parenting. We all want to be excellent for our kids and I’m finding that these authentic and open conversations have helped me feel like “We’re all in this together” versus “I’m the only one going through this” mindset.

Hope you guys enjoy!!

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #239: Dylan Roche — His Journey as a Runner Convinced Him to Pursue His Dream Job

This week we are sitting down with writer and runner Dylan Roche to chat about how his journey through running has affected his journey as a writer!

Running has given Dylan the confidence to quit his job in pursuit of writing, something he has always been passionate about.  This journey has changed his life and has set him on a more passionate life.

In this episode we chat all about how he got into this sport, what lessons from writing have filtered into running and vice versa, what his experience was like taking on back to back marathons, what it was like running his very first ultramarathon (the Yeti 24 Hour Virtual Challenge), and how he plans to continue on this path in the future.

We also chat a bit about his upcoming book “Runner’s Warning” about his experiences, adventures and misadventures.

I really enjoyed chatting with Dylan and hope you enjoy his story!

MORE FROM DYLAN ROCHE: 

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

Website: http://www.dylanrochewriter.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DylanIsWriting

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #238: John Petersen 2 — “The Impossible Row” Reflections a Year Later, Rowing to Antarctica

This week we are bringing back John Petersen, rower, family man, principal, and one of my favorite guests from 2020!

At the end of 2019 John had a very unique adventure as he joined a team of five other guys to complete “The Impossible Row”.  The first completely manpowered row of the treacherous Drake Passage from Chile to Antarctica.

In the last episode we talked right after this event and I wanted to bring him back on to hear his reflections a year out. What lessons from the row has he continued to use in everyday life? What was it like to view the documentary of such a wild adventure? (“The Impossible Row” is now on Discovery+ and was excellent!) How has he been changed by his first expedition?

We also get a chance to dive deeper into the row itself as we talk the brutality of the storms in the Drake Passage, the formation of a brotherhood with his fellow rowers/adventurers, what it was like endure day after day of intense rowing for nearly 13 straight days.

This is a great conversation with an incredible human being and I am honored to be able to have John back on the show. Hope you guys enjoy!! John, thank you so much for sharing wisdom, stories and captivating my imagination!

MORE FROM THE IMPOSSIBLE ROW:

Impossible Row Documentary: https://www.discoveryplus.com/show/the-impossible-row-13008

Project Website: https://www.discovery.com/shows/the-impossible-row

Youtube Series: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqOoboPm3uhY_YXhvhmL-WA

John Petersen: https://www.instagram.com/john.r.petersen/

Colin O’Brady: https://www.instagram.com/colinobrady/

Fiann Paul: https://www.instagram.com/theimpossiblerowcaptain/

Jaime Douglas-Hamilton: https://www.instagram.com/jamiedougham/

Cameron Bellamy: https://www.instagram.com/cam_ubunye/

Andrew Towne: https://www.instagram.com/towne_andrew/

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