This week we are chatting with Rebecca Walker all about her recent adventure in Antarctica! Rebecca guided blind runner Vladmi Virgilio Dos Santos through the last of his 4 Deserts stage race series which also consisted of the Sahara, Atacama, and Gobi deserts. She first started working for the Racing the Planet company as their expedition emergency physician where she assisted runners by using her extensive knowledge and focus on international emergency care systems to keep them safe.
In this episode Rebecca shares what it is like being an expedition physician in such extreme, isolated parts of the world. She also gives us an idea of what the stage race in Antarctica is all about! How getting there is an adventure in of itself, how she approached her goal of helping Vlad be successful, her strategies to survive the extreme conditions and the boat ride across the Drake passage, and what she learned through her experience.
Rebecca exemplifies the Live to Give mindset and this episode is a fantastic exploration of what happens when we intentionally seek to help others.
Greg is an adventure athlete, endurance racer and hosts a phenomenal hunting show on Sportsman Channel called “Greg Mchale’s Wild Yukon. His goal is that by being a conduit between outdoor adventure athletes and the hunting world, he can inspire the love of the outdoors and conservation.
In this episode we talk about numerous adventures he has had in one of the wildest places on Earth, the Yukon! We also discuss how his show is a culmination of all of his various outdoor passions throughout the years, what it’s like to fly prop planes, his experiences as a high level adventure racer, how to survive a 300+ mile run through the Yukon in winter, and much more!
I really enjoyed chatting with Greg for this week’s show and really hope you check out “Greg Mchale’s Wild Yukon”. This show is an excellent display of the vast wilderness of Northwestern Canada and really will inspire you to get outside and start exploring.
This week’s conversation inspired me to share my feelings on adventure which you can find at the very end of the show. Adventure has brought so much joy, passion, self discovery to my life that I really hope you guys are finding the same in yours!
I am so honored to bring you this week’s episode with USA Gold Medal Olympic Hockey player Amanda Pelkey.
Amanda shares all sorts of incredible stories from the USA’s journey to gold medal glory. In this episode we talk about the hard work, sacrifice and dedication that is involved in making the team, moments from the Olympic experience that she will always remember, and how her team’s attitude, toughness and mental fortitude led to their success.
We also talk about the gold medal game against Canada which was one of the absolute most intense games I’ve ever seen in all my time watching sports. Amanda discusses her mentality going into the game, how the team handled the emotions of playing for a gold medal, and what the locker room was like going into overtime.
(I literally just rewatched the highlights and the moment they win the game always gives me chills and chokes me up. To work your whole life towards something that momentous is absolutely incredible!)
This was one of my favorite episodes of the podcast and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! Amanda was so unbelievably awesome and well spoken and you won’t be able to leave this show without being beyond inspired by her story. Best of luck for everything she pursues in the future!
This week features some of my favorite moments from episodes #40-80 of the Like a Bigfoot Podcast. Hope you guys enjoy!!
Featuring adventure stories, life lessons and plenty of inspiration from: Josh Lajaunie, Miguel Medina, “Antarctic Gurka” Scott Sears, “Iowans for Everest” Andy Anderson, Kuntal Joisher, Candice Burt, Natalie Larson, Scott Morris, “Running the Parks” Bill Sycalik, “Feral Mountain Co.” Jimmy Funkhouser, “Blackalachian” Daniel White, Shane Dowty, and Lindsey Ward.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this show and thanks for you guys for checking it out! I really appreciate it and hope you had an amazing 2018!! We have some big plans for 2019 and I sincerely hope you do too!
This week Travis Steffen is back on the show for a unprecedented 5th time!
As always our conversation hits on a variety of topics; serious, goofy, bizarre and everything in between. On this week’s show we explore our relationship with self doubt, imposter syndrome and the power of authenticity. We also discuss Travis’s current athletic goals and some of his plans for 2019.
Hope you guys enjoy the show!
Just a heads up- next week we will be putting out a Clipshow episode as we revisit episodes 40-80. Then we will be back in 2019 with some AWESOME guests (recorded a few episodes today and I’m so incredibly stoked to share them with you). Have a great holiday season!!
This week we are welcoming my amazing coworker, lifelong runner, and all around awesome dude Chris Cornejo!
Chris chats all about his life as an athlete, from high school cross country runner to someone who became a road marathoner, Running has always been a part of his life and recently he stepped up to his very first trail ultra marathon when he took on the Bear Chase 50k in Lakewood, Colorado.
In this episode Chris shares stories from his cross country days, talks about the Boston Marathon, and gets into how to train for your first ultra when you’re a busy dad, teacher, and husband.
Hope you guys enjoy! You know how much I want to spread the awesomeness of adventure and I truly believe one of the best ways to challenge yourself is to run a trail 50k. Just planting the seed of an idea for your 2019 goals!!! (Peer pressure!)
This week I’m very excited to bring Paul Scheuring back on the show!
Paul was originally on episode 101 sharing some awesome stories from our time at the Desert RATS Stage Race this summer.
This time he’s talking about his recent adventure running the Quad Dipsea, a race that has 9,200 feet of climbing in 28 miles….which sounds like a BEAST! Then we chat a bit about 10 day meditation retreats, the similarities between running and writing (he’s a professional writer who has written a bunch of awesome stuff), and we wrap up by talking about his time taking on the Marathon des Sables through the Sahara.
Incredibly fun episode and, honestly, I just enjoyed catching up with an awesome dude!
( “He’s a writer, so I have to make this post sound good…and stuff.” – Me to my wife
This week we are welcoming ultra runner and podcast host Rob Steger to the show!
Rob recently completed the EPIC Moab 240 which is a two hundred and forty mile race traversing all around Moab, UT. The race is put on by Candice Burt, race director of Destination Trails, and from all reports is an extremely high quality and AWESOME event! Over his 4 days of running Moab, Rob had an adventure of a lifetime! In this episode, we chat about how one goes about training for a 240 mile race, his lowest point and how he overcame it, weird hallucinations, and what it felt like to finally be running the last mile.
This week we are welcoming the super energetic and awesome Tony Nguyen to the show!
Tony has an incredible story of transforming himself from a non-athlete, self professed “last in gym class” to a man who has gone all in on the running community. After a heart attack scare, he started walking. Walking turned into running. Running turned into becoming a Marathon Maniac. That became transforming into an ultra runner.
Tony’s story is one of re-invigoration and becoming energized through activity. It’s also one of extreme perseverance, how to use failure to achieve success, and the power of positivity!
You can find all of his stuff by looking up Endorphin online. Enjoy!
This week we are chatting with Katie and Jason Parker about what it takes to remodel a van, quit your jobs, and hit the road in search of adventure!
Three years ago they bought an old Ford van, gutted it, and spent their time together remodeling it into a living space. Currently, they are about four months into a year long road trip that will take them completely around the country. In those short four months they have faced down bison and bears, survived brake failures at in-opportune moments (i.e.- going down the steepest hill they’ve driven on), learned what it takes to keep a healthy relationship while living in a tight space, and have seen some of the most stunning places in the west.
Hope you guys enjoy this episode! The lessons I took away are how simplifying our lives brings about freedom and a reminder to place importance on travel and seeking adventure.