In this episode, Rich Roll, ultra-endurance triathlete, plant-based nutrition advocate, podcast host, writer, and public speaker explores how to take ownership of your evolution. Rich discusses the process of letting go of control in both his creative endeavors and interpersonal relationships. He reflects on his path of recovery with alcoholism.
In this episode, Nicole Antoinette, writer, podcast host, and self-proclaimed recovering self-help addict, discusses how to cultivate real talk in your life. Nicole explains her creative sabbatical from her business as a weekly blogger and accountability coach. She tells the story of her relationship with alcohol and running, from how she stopped drinking to the role running has played in her sobriety.
In the episode, Chris Vargo, professional ultra trail runner and running coach, provides his background in endurance sports before he started running. He discusses on his Nike Trail Team sponsorship and the team’s mission. Chris explains what motivated him to become a running coach. He explores the connection between addiction and running. Chris shares his perspective on the drinking culture in the trail running community. He reflects on how his running coaching has also served as a platform for him to help people with alcoholism. Chris describes his journey overcoming alcoholism and the turning point in his recovery. He looks back at his year of racing in 2014 and the importance of active-recovery after one’s racing season is over. Lastly, Chris previews races on his calendar for 2015.
In this episode, Ken Michal, also known as Coach Ken, is an ultra-trail runner and host of the Running Stupid Podcast, will discuss his journey into ultrarunning as a means to recover from his smoking and food addictions. He will share the story behind how he went from being a self described “couch potato” to an experienced ultrarunner. Ken reveals details on his upcoming race, Western States 100, including the logistics, nutritional plan, challenges, his race plan, and what he is most excited about during the race. He reflects on the emotional come down after accomplishing a big feat such as Western States. Lastly, Ken gives the inside scoop on his upcoming race schedule and how he balances training with the rest of his life.
In this episode we discuss Dick Beardsley, former professional runner, motivational speaker, and author’s running background, from what inspired him to begin running in high school to time as a professional runner. Dick recounts the 1982 Boston Marathon, “Duel in the Sun” with Alberto Salazar and the challenges he encountered during the 2:08:53 race. Dick is also a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier. He is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only person to ever run 13 consecutive personal bests in the marathon. He shares his journey of chemical dependency from how he overcame his addiction to pain killers to starting the Dick Beardsley Foundation. Dick reveals his relationship with running now and thoughts on the upcoming Boston Marathon.