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Emily Abbate | All It Takes Is All You’ve Got

Born Or Made

This week we went to the Born or Made library and pulled out one of our most listened-to episodes EVER, which features the incredible Emily Abbate. In this fully re-mastered episode, you’ll hear Emily describe her transformation from overweight and unfulfilled college student to freelance journalist, podcast host, motivational speaker, 8-time marathoner, and run coach. You’re not going to want to miss this one. Follow Born or Made on Apple Podcasts: Born or Made Follow Emily on Instagram: @emilyabbate Follow Michael on Instagram: @MichaelChernow Sign up for KreaturesofHabit.com


21 Jul 2021

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5. Overcoming Your Next Hurdle, with Emily Abbate

Girlfriends & Business

We Talk About: Emily’s body journey and finding what wellness means to her Focusing on nutrition and exercise Getting comfortable with your body Taking steps to get fit Building a path for yourself Emily’s daily routine Creating a healthy relationship with social media Resources: eabbate.com Instagram: @emilyabbate Listen: Hurdle Show Notes: Emily Abbate is an eternal optimist and total badass. She talks to CEOs, leaders, and inspiring people regularly on her podcast, Hurdle, inspired by her own hurdle moment. Somehow managing to be both superhuman and entirely approachable. Emily is a powerhouse in the fitness and body acceptance world and an important voice to listen to. Question Highlights: What inspired you to change your life and what was the transformation experience like? What helped you navigate your path? What are some foundational steps women can take to get into better shape or continue to challenge themselves? What are some of the lessons you’ve learned while trying to build your freelance career? How do you structure your days and weeks? What is your relationship with social media? Guest Bio: Emily Abbate is a journalist, wellness coach, and host of Hurdle, a wellness-focused podcast where she chats with everyone from elite athletes to top CEOs about their highest highs, toughest moments, and everything in between. On a mission to empower women everywhere to live healthier, happier lives, Emily also regularly contributes to big-name editorial brands including GQ, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, SHAPE, and more.

1hr 1min

26 Apr 2021

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Emily Abbate | All It Takes Is All You've Got

Born Or Made

Emily Abbate is fierce and inspiring. Her story starts off in a small town in Connecticut where she grew up like most young girls in a loving home with support and guidance. Fast forward to today, Emily is a freelance journalist, motivational speaker, 8-time marathoner, and run coach. She writes health and fitness content regularly for publications from GQ to Women’s Health, just to name a few. She also hosts a wellness-focused podcast, dubbed “addictive” by The New York Times (they're right), called Hurdle, where she talks to everyone from elite athletes to top CEOs about their highest highs and toughest moments.  In this episode Emily gets honest and vulnerable about her struggle with weight loss and body image, and what led up to her moment of change to lose over 70 lbs. She describes the moment she stepped on the scale and realized it was time to chase her happiness. She discusses her methods to overcome temptation and how to be honest with yourself, in order to achieve your goals and turn hurdles into opportunities. Plus, her love of writing and how it started at a very young age and has been a part of her life ever since. This episode is chock full of inspiration so get ready to get fired up! Make sure to follow the show on Instagram @bornormade, and follow Michael at: Twitter: @MichaelChernow Instagram: @michaelchernow Facebook: @MichaelPChernow LinkedIn: @McChernow


12 Oct 2020

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#265 - Emily Abbate: Hurdles, Transformation, and Creation

The Rambling Runner Podcast

Overcoming the hurdles in our lives are usually the paradigm shifting moments that set our lives on their ultimate path. Nobody knows this better than Emily Abbate - host of the Hurdle podcast, run coach, and prodigious writer, and all around media machine. About 10 years ago, Emily made the decision that she was no longer happy living with how her body made her feel. At that moment her life changed in many ways. In this episode, we talk about her transformation, marathon running, and sharing the healthy lifestyle that she personifies. We also spend considerable time discussing her transition from staff writer and editor at some of the countries most well-known publications to a one-woman media juggernaut. You can learn more about Emily: Twitter, Instagram, and Hurdle Podcast. . Sponsors: Previnex is a supplement brand that I trust, use, and have greatly benefited from. They source the highest quality ingredients in the most clinically effective and beneficial forms. Previnex manufactures to the highest standards possible, testing every ingredient, every step of production and every finished product. Visit www.previnex.com and use coupon code Runner15 to save 15% on your first order. Follow Matt: Instagram - @rambling_runner Twitter - @rambling_runner Get exclusive podcasts with popular past guests by joining our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/ramblingrunner. https://www.theramblingrunner.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


31 Aug 2020

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Ep 2 - Emily Abbate

Non Traditional

In Episode 2 we talk to Emily Abbate, Writer and Podcaster. Things Mentioned:Emily’s podcast HurdleVote Save America websiteDo you have a question for the hosts? Drop us a line. You can tweet us @traditionalpod or dm us on Instagram @none_traditional. If you want to be the first to know when a new episode arrives subscribe to the podcast and our newsletter at www.nontraditionalcast.com Co-Hosts: Anastasia Folorunso, Jenn MundiaProduced and Edited by: Anastasia FolorunsoTheme Music by EsabaluGraphics by Rowan ShalitSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/nontraditional)


8 Jun 2020

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Emily Abbate: Being Open And Honest Is The First Step to Changing - R4R 187

The Running for Real Podcast

We don’t often talk about track and field events that aren’t strictly running here, but this episode we took a slight metaphorical deviation. Hurdles: the thin barrier that stands somewhere between two and four feet tall, intentionally placed in between you and your next step around the track. It’s a perfect addition to the running analogy, something we need to overcome,that stands between us as the finish line. Today’s guest is Emily Abbate, host of her own podcast titled “Hurdle.” There she interviews a host of impressive people, all of which have used wellness to overcome their own personal obstacle or hurdle on their journey. Emily gave us some insight into how she got started with the Hurdle podcast, some of her most favorite guests to date, and of course, all about running in her life. Overcoming Your Hurdles Each of us deal with unique hurdles, including (and often especially) those who seem to have the most success in life. We’ve learned on this podcast that failure and trials are a necessary part of success, and that if we learn from those trying times, we come out stronger. It’s not easy to keep a positive attitude in the face of difficulty, but taking the next step forward is what it takes to end up where we want to be. Emily recommends trying to understand what is fact and what is feeling when we approach our own hurdles. Say to yourself, “I feel overwhelmed,” instead of “I am overwhelmed,” she says. Recognizing that small, yet profound difference takes us from a state of ruin, to a place of understanding. It’s okay to feel scared, or anxious, or even defeated, but if you know that it’s just a passing state of emotion rather than an unchangeable personal attribute, you can find ways to keep going. Take the Next Step When we do feel overwhelmed, Emily says we have two options. We can either let our feelings and thoughts take over, or we can make a shift. Recognizing that feeling is the best way to make a shift. We can discern our feelings from our environment by slowing down. “The best piece of advice that I would offer is to take a step back and breath,” says Emily, “sometimes you just need time to process and remove the emotion from it. Sometimes passion can blind us form a logical next step or a logical explanation of how to move forward.” Give it that time, whether it’s an hour, a day, or a week and look for that new perspective. Once you are ready, take the next step. Sometimes the easiest way to get through something is to put your head down, look at your feet, and just watch yourself take one step forward. Whatever you are working through, there are small actionable items that you can take to get where you want to be. Break it down enough so that each step feels in your control and completely doable. Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Like many, Emily started running to lose weight. She tells the story of one summer during college when she made up her mind to get out the door and start running every day. She ran what she thought was a mile which would take her about 14 minutes to complete. Later she found out that she was actually only running a half mile. Unlike many might be, Emily was not discouraged by this realization. Looking back, she was grateful for that moment because it’s when she learned to love running. Now she has run eight marathons and has no intention to stop. If you learn to love running, you will want to run for the rest of your life. Remember that as you decide when to run, how fast, how far, and with whom. Learn to love running, and it will carry you through your hurdles. Emily likes to say that she decided to “get comfortable with the uncomfortable” when she first stepped out the door to go running. And now that she is, she knows what to do with the hurdles that come her way. You can too. Resources: Emily on Twitter Emily on Instagram Hurdle Podcast   Thank you to my wonderful sponsor Tracksmith and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode of the Running for Real Podcast. Tracksmith is a Boston based running clothing company that truly cares about the quality and care of their running clothes. Running can be a demanding lifestyle for our clothes, they definitely go through the wear and tear to where we may be purchasing new clothes constantly. Tracksmith designers truly work with the finest materials and think of you as a runner in mind with spots for your keys, phone, and fuel. You can get 15% off your first purchase, click here and enter code TINA. Athletic Greens is a simple and easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. Just to help my immune system be stronger and greater! It is so simple to do and it taste good as well. Now you can get a free travel pack with 20 servings with your first purchase, Visit here to learn more! I am now taking 3 months off to take some time to get to know my new baby, there is only ONE thing I will be continuing to work on while I am away, and that is my newsletter. I send it out once a week with just my thoughts, any updates, something I am appreciating, and it is just a way for me to stay connected with you all. :) If you want to join go here to sign up!   Thanks for Listening! I hope you enjoyed today's episode. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from) Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. To help out the show: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here. Thank you to Emily, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

1hr 3mins

22 May 2020

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106. #TBT: Emily Abbate, Creator of Hurdle


Last week I was laying in bed thinking about how lucky I feel to have such an outrageous community, and I realized that some of the Hurdlers may not be entirely familiar with my story. So, this week for #TBT I'm re-releasing episode 1 (!!), where I detail my personal #hurdlemoment, how I lost weight in my teen years, and grew to love running. It's a little scary, to be honest, revisiting something I recorded over 2 years ago. But, I'm feeling nostalgic and really humbled this week when I think about how far the show (and I) have come. So, here it is! As always, reach out over social if you have any Qs or a #hurdlemoment of your own to share.  ORIGINAL EPISODE SUMMARY Today I’m a wellness writer and editor, certified personal trainer, run and Spin coach. But 10 years ago as a college freshman, I was drastically overweight. In April 2007, my #hurdlemoment had me in tears confronting the scale, staring obesity in the face. By learning how to reshape my relationship with food and exercise—and believing that I was worthy of my own investment—I was able to lose 70 pounds. In Episode One, I share my story and the lessons I learned to help me live a healthier, happier, more motivated life. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message


30 Apr 2020

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The One with Emily Abbate | on conquering hurdles, the power of consistency, learning how to love running & her love of storytelling

Active Ingredient Podcast


9 Dec 2019

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Episode 28 - Emily Abbate

Runners of NYC Podcast

Emily Abbate is a freelance writer, certified trainer and the brains behind the Hurdle podcast, where she speaks with some of the best success stories in the health and wellness space about their own respective obstacles in life. Emily's work has appeared in GQ, Shape, Runner's World, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and many more places. While balancing her career in the media space, she is also an avid runner who just qualified for the Boston Marathon with a personal best of 3:28:08 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.Before getting there, Emily weighed 204 pounds as a freshman at the University of Connecticut and decided that she needed to make a lifestyle change when she read that number on the scale. She lost 70 pounds and has been committed to an active life through a healthier diet and a love for running. Hear about her weightloss journey, how she got hooked on the sport, why the cold/windy 2014 New York City Marathon is the best day of her life and some of the highs and lows from her time in the ever-changing journalism landscape. ▶ Follow Emily on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyabbateCatch the Hurdle podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hurdle/id1330434098?mt=2------Sign up for the TCS New York City Marathon – Virtual 5K Powered by Strava!Be a part of the NYC Marathon festivities and excitement by racing for free and from wherever in the world. This free virtual 5K race unites thousands of runners and millions of friends, family, and spectators in support of those taking on the streets of New York City in the TCS New York City Marathon.🏃 Register here: http://Nyrr.org/Marathon5K/RONYC❤️ Please consider supporting our work. We want to continue pushing out the podcast on a bi-weekly basis and bring you quality audio for our guests. we're simply asking for you to set aside a few dollars that might go toward a coffee or dollar slice to support our work. In return, we'll do our best to put together exclusive episodes, interviews and maybe some video for those supporters. The NYC running community is awesome and we'd appreciate the assistance: www.patreon.com/runnersofnyc👕 MERCH NOW AVAILABLE HERE: https://www.bonfire.com/store/citius-mag/---------▶ Follow us:twitter.com/RunnersOfNYC instagram.com/runnersofnyc▶ Follow Christwitter.com/ChrisChavez instagram.com/chris_j_chavez www.strava.com/athletes/9032675▶ Follow Leigh Annetwitter.com/leighannesharek instagram.com/wicked.la www.strava.com/athletes/10122804Photo by Zach Hetrick. IG: instagram.com/zhetrick👔Biz Inquiries/Write Us: runnersofnyc@gmail.com

1hr 28mins

30 Oct 2019

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Emily Abbate: What We Need in Fitness Journalism

BarBend Podcast

Emily Abbate is a veteran fitness journalist who walks the walk (okay, more like runs). She's best known as the creator and host of Hurdle, one of the most popular fitness podcasts in the world. Emily has interviewed fitness icons like Tia-Clair Toomey, spent a day in the life of Rich Froning, and asked tough questions of sports celebrities like Alex Morgan. And she's only getting started.But her fitness cred goes beyond the podcast space. A contributor to Women's Health, Men's Health, GQ, SELF, and many more, Emily has covered almost everything hot, new, and relevant in wellness. That makes her INCREDIBLY good at seeing through the smoke and mirrors to determine what's legit — and what's fluff — in fitness and nutrition. Emily joins the BarBend podcast to discuss the past, present, and future of fitness journalism. She also gives us tips on how to separate the real from the hype online, including which types of fitness influencers to avoid. Emily also opens up about her personal struggles, and how leaning into wellness inspired the creation of Hurdle and fueled its growth.


26 Sep 2019