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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #131: Daniel Burton — The First Person to Bike to the South Pole

Can you imagine what it would be like to ride a bike to the South Pole?  Traversing one of the harshest landscapes on the planet, battling wind, cold, altitude, snowdrifts, isolation, and crevasses for over 50 straight days?

That’s exactly the adventure this week’s guest took on.  Back in December 2013 Daniel Burton set out to become the first person to bike to the southernmost point on the Earth.  And on January 21, 2014, after trudging his way across miles and miles of ice, his dream became a reality.

On this episode you will hear all about his journey.  How he went from regular computer programmer with high blood pressure to bike shop owner to grinding his way through his ultimate adventure.

Dan shares some incredible stories from his time in Antarctica.  Everything from what it is like to handle extreme isolation, his harrowing experience battling crevasses, and what he felt in that special moment civilization was finally glimmering in the distance.

He truly is proof that “Every day ordinary people do extraordinary things” and hopefully by hearing his story, you and I will understand just how much more we can achieve in our own lives!

MORE FROM DANIEL BURTON:

Subscribed to his Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EpicBiking

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

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

Blog from Antarctica: http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com

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Like a Bigfoot #130: Jake Reed 2 — Ph D. in Sport Performance, Training for and Completing His First 50k!

This week we welcome back professor Jake Reed to chat all things Sports Science, Endurance Racing, and Optimum Performance!

Jake has a Ph D. in Sport Performance and is a professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Northern Iowa. He just recently finished training for and running his very first 50k ultra marathon and is also one of my absolute favorite people on the planet!

In this episode we cover a variety of topics.  Jake shares what drove him to take on a 50k, why data shows a decrease in major athletic categories after men hit age 25, how to ramp up your training in a safe and efficient way, and he even analyzes Ric Flair’s deadlift form.  We also discuss the main areas of growth someone should focus on when training for an ultra endurance event- slow, steady, aerobic most of the time with a bit of pushing your lactate threshold here and there.  How to keep your joints healthy when adding extra miles and whether or not a foam roller is worth your time.

Hope you guys enjoy the show. I always learn so much from Jake and I hope you guys do too!

MORE FROM JAKE REED:

Featured on the Sports Scientists Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/the-sports-scientists/the-sport-scientists-ep-14-jake-reed

Renaissance Periodization Coaching: https://renaissanceperiodization.com/team-member/jacob-reed

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #129: Rebecca Walker — “The Last Desert” Guiding a Blind Runner Through Antarctica

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.

Hope you guys enjoy!

MORE FROM REBECCA WALKER:

“Blind on the Ice” Article: https://www.4deserts.com/thelastdesert/feature/blind-on-the-ice

MORE FROM RACING THE PLANET:

Website: https://www.racingtheplanet.com

4deserts: https://www.4deserts.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/racingtheplanet

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/racingtheplanet/?ref=nf

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #128: Greg Mchale — “Greg Mchale’s Wild Yukon” on Sportsman Channel, How Adventure Affects Our Lives

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This week’s show is with the awesome Greg Mchale!
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!
MORE FROM GREG MCHALE:
“Greg Mchale’s Wild Yukon” Website:  https://gregmchaleswildyukon.com

Like a Bigfoot Podcast #127: Amanda Pelkey — USA Women’s Gold Medal Hockey, The Olympics and the Game

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!

MORE FROM AMANDA PELKEY:

Website: https://www.amandapelkey.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pelkey21/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pelkey21

USA Gold Medal Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8UYV48IfEM

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #124: Chris Cornejo — Lifelong Runner Taking on His First 50k!

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!)

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #123: Paul Scheuring — Quad Dipsea, Meditation, Writing, and Marathon Des Sables

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

“What’s the ‘Awesome Count’?” – Lindsey

*quietly re-reading and counting under my breath

“Three…..shit….” – Me )

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #122: Rob Steger — Battling Through the Moab 240, “Training for Ultra”

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.

Hope you guys enjoy the show!!

MORE FROM ROB STEGER:

Training for Ultra Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-training-for-ultra-podcast/id1265633252?mt=2

Website: https://trainingforultra.com

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

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

“Running 4 Days” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE4HRyaahM8

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #120: Katie and Jason Parker — Van Life, Why They Are Taking a Year to Chase Adventure

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.

MORE FROM JASON AND KATIE:

Website: https://michelvangelo.com

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

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Like a Bigfoot Podcast #119: Jennifer Mabus 2 — Adventures from the Pacific Crest Trail

This week we are welcoming back Jennifer Mabus to hear some stories from her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail!!

While hiking from Mexico to Canada, Jennifer experienced what truly can be described as an epic adventure.  In this episode she shares stories from the trail, how she felt to reach the last mile of her journey, how the PCT community supported each other along the way, and what it is like to face down a mountain lion in the dead of night armed only with a  rock and a knife.  (In my opinion, her week long mountain lion encounters are some of the most intense stories that have been shared through all of our shows!)

I really hope you enjoy this episode and use Jennifer’s inspiration and positivity to step up to the challenges in your life.  Maybe it will even motivate you to take on the unknowns of an adventure!!

MORE FROM JENNIFER:

Whimsical Woman Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUPDURNSrgUg96rxhlr5rA

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

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

The Whimsical Woman Blog: https://thewhimsicalwoman.com

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