In this episode, Lindsay Cotter, creator of Cotter Crunch, gluten-free chef, nutritional specialist, fitness professional, wife to a professional triathlete, and blogger, reveals her journey into gluten-free cooking and how she has created a balanced life. She describes her relationship with athletics/running and the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Lindsay gives the inside scoop on what it is like to be married to a professional triathlete. She discusses the story behind her gluten-free diet and how this has affected her health. Lindsay explains what inspired her to create her signature healthy bites and other Cotter Creations. She provides insight on balancing her many roles through being present on a daily basis and making time to unplug through cooking. Lastly, she reflects on the connections she has made through social media and how her blog has helped make a difference in people’s lives.
Greg Faxon is a consultant, accomplished Spartan Racer, blogger, and positive psychology enthusiast. In this episode Greg explores what it means to live deliberately. Greg explains his background in obstacle racing as a natural transition from his years of high school and collegiate wrestling. Greg found obstacle racing while in his undergrad at Wesleyan and has had success at Spartan Racing, competing in Spartan World Championships in 2013. He discusses his training and what he thinks about when racing. Greg then explores interesting phenomena within positive psychology and how this intersects with his work as a marketing consultant for HawkPartners. Lastly, Greg discusses mentors who have inspired him and what he is looking forward to for 2014.