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Month: March 2021

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #245: Calvin Johannsen 5 — The Power of the Beginner’s Mindset, Lone Eagle Peak

This week we are welcoming Calvin Johannsen back to the show!!

This week we chat about a bunch of different topics. We start off hearing about his adventure hiking most of the way up Lone Eagle Peak, one of the most beautiful spots in Colorado. (Anytime Calvin’s on we have to geek out about mountains!)

Then we dive into his recent adventures into contracting and remodeling houses and the importance of completely embracing the “beginner’s mindset”. So many of us struggle to start anything new as an adult because it is uncomfortable and, since we look up to the experts, we feel like we should be flawless right from the get go. Once you learn to embrace your inner “beginner” than the world of possibility opens up before you.

Finally, we chat about our experiences running a marathon with the Iron Cowboy James Lawrence during his 50.50.50 challenge five years ago. Now the Cowboy is in the middle of ramping it up and taking on 100 ironman triathlons in 100 days!! Calvin and I chat about how inspired we are by the pure grit and resilience he has shown every single day of this challenge.

Calvin is a 5 time returning guest and as always he just drops knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb which is why I could talk with him for hours and hours!

MORE FROM CALVIN:

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #244: Kyla Claudell — Finding Joy in the Pursuit of Adventures, Gemini Adventures

When faced with a challenge you have three options: Persist, Pivot, or Concede.

This past year has presented a seemingly endless stream of challenges. With each one we are faced with this choice. Today’s guest, Kyla Claudell, exemplifies the mindset sharpened through adventure. Always persisting and pivoting and only conceding in extreme rare circumstances.

Kyla is one of the race directors organizing the variety of experiences offered by Gemini Adventures, a wonderful company based out of Boulder, Colorado with the goal of “holding adventures most competitors wouldn’t be able to do on their own.”

In essence, she’s in the business of inspiring and supporting other people’s adventures!

I’ve known Kyla for a few years now but realized I didn’t actually know a lot about her background. I was very excited to chat about her experiences and journey into becoming an outdoorsy person and to just generally pick her mind about everything she has learned over years and years of various adventures.

In this episode we talk about why the desert is AWESOME, her philosophy when organizing events, how her and fellow race director Reid Delman work so nicely together, and their recent obsession with packrafting (amongst much much more!)

Hope you all enjoy the episode!! Kyla is awesome and is the only person in the world who has literally got me to jump off a bridge….so she’s also really good at peer pressure!! Please check out their events and support the local businesses that they work with!

MORE FROM GEMINI ADVENTURES:

Find all of their events on their website: https://geminiadventures.com

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

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #243: Scott Stark & Katherine Thomas — Building a Relationship Through Adventures (and Misadventures)

Scott Stark and Katherine Thomas are two of the most adventure seeking people I know! They have been taking on some of Colorado’s biggest hikes, skis, mountain bike rides, amongst the plethora of incredible outdoor experiences to be found out here in the West.

In this episode we talk all about building a relationship through adventures (and misadventures) in the outdoors, how seeking out times in the mountains and desert bond people and bring them closer together, and why they are so passionate about sharing these experiences together!

They also share some really incredible (and oftentimes hilarious) stories of misadventures, like the time Scott thought he was going to be attacked by alligators, a terrifying hut to hut ski, and an easy standup-paddle trip that turned into a 23 mile, sunburned, odyssey.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode and that inspires you to share some adventures in the wilderness with the ones you love!

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #242: Tim Barr 2 — “All Things Trail Running”

This week we are welcoming back my friend and running buddy Tim Barr!!

In this episode we chat about “All Things Trail Running”, which is his new Youtube channel in which engages the Trail Running community to create unique and creative videos about this lovely sport!

We also dig into a whole bunch of different topics and events including the virtual Continental Divide Challenge which kept us motivated through the fall, Golden Hell Week, Tim’s adventure linking 45 miles on the Colorado front range from his 45th birthday, and his recent focus training for the epic Desert RATS Stage Race this June!!

This is a really fun episode where we explored light hearted topics alongside heavier ones such as why we are passionate about this sport, the unexpected nature of “dad injuries”, how trail running helps us deal with anxiety and depression, and how you can use your ability to focus as a superpower.

Hope you all enjoy! If you have an idea for a creative video please send it Tim’s way by following his “All Things Trail Running” account on Instagram or checking out his Youtube Channel!

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/

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