Rank #1: Anton Krupicka on 200-Mile Weeks, Curiosity & Walking Into the Unknown.
Tony continued running through high school and college which he attended in Colorado Springs via an academic scholarship. It was here that he was introduced to some of the most iconic running races like the Leadville Trail 100. Running 100 miles seemed quite impossible to Tony which was all the more reason to aspire to it. Led by his curiosity to test human limits, Tony eventually found himself at the starting line in Leadville in 2006, a race that would introduce him to the ultrarunning scene on a grand scale.
Although he is most well-known for his achievements in the sport of ultrarunning and for being the face of several ultrarunning documentaries, Tony is also an accomplished climber, cyclist, and back country skier. He is hyper competitive but it's the intrinsic benefits that drive him to get out there every day and explore. Plagued by injury for most of his running career, Tony looks to other outdoor endeavors to keep his mind and body sharp.
Tony is the quintessential student of life. He questions, he explores, he studies, he watches and although strong in his perspective, he is open to that of others. He is what I would call a life long beginner, someone who is open to new things and not afraid to follow the scent of joy.
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Aug 07 2017
Rank #2: Ayami and Spe on the Mindfully Clear, Plant-Based Lifestyle
What if there was one pill that you could take every morning that would open this world up to you? Would you take it?
What if I told you that living in a world like this is simply a return to our nature and that there is nothing to learn in order to experience this life?
Mindfulness is the simplest task anyone could ask you to do. In a world of action, it is a request for non-action. It is an act of doing nothing other than experiencing the moment that you are currently moving through in life. It is a deceleration from how we are conditioned to live and into how we were always meant to live. It is the seedling from which everything else in life can grow healthfully and to it’s greatest potential.
In this episode, BJ and I are joined by two people who are living this life through a daily re-commitment to their choices. Ayami and Matt “Spe” Spewak are two incredibly kind people that we are lucky enough to call friends.
Ayami, author of Mindfully Clear: 22 Day to a Clear Body + Mind is an ever wise voice on presence. She herself admits that she needs reminders to stay on track and in order for her to be authentic, as a yoga and meditation teacher, this is the only way for her to live. She hears herself teaching her students and is constantly in self-study to ensure that she too, is living in alignment with the teachings she holds so dear to her heart.
Spe is the perfect combination of spirituality and intellect, a rare find indeed. His ability to articulate his knowledge of nutrition and mindfulness makes his message accessible to the masses. Also known as the Plant-Based Yogi, Spe’s goal is to share the benefits of health and yoga through inspirational recipes, stories and philosophy.
Ayami and Spe are making their mark in this life and they devote every day to being their best while on their journey to looking, finding and living their purpose. They share so much in this podcast that you may want to have your journal nearby. To not lose sight of their incredible message we highly recommend that you connect with them through their websites, social media or in person at their home base studio in Princeton, NJ. These are two people whose vibe is crucial to the consciousness of our planet and we are all better people for their presence in this life.
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Mar 24 2017
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Rank #3: Professional Triathlete Eric Lagerstrom on Unleashing Supreme Power and Racing to the First Buoy
Eric is a wise being, beyond his years, and one who also happens to be an amazing athlete who puts in the work every day to better himself for the love of his sport. He is kind and generous, he is tough as nails and he has a natural ability to anchor into a moment particularly when it counts like in the very seconds before the gun goes off. Moments that he describes as building supreme power that he then unleashes as he hits the water and races beyond capacity to the first buoy. He knows from the sting of failure what it means not to put this kind of effort out but as with everything he walks away from, he takes with him the intended lessons for growth. These lessons are unique to his journey and Eric has a willingness to absorb them and attain his next level.
He approaches each race with a fresh mindset. He tracks his performances, sees his waves of improvement and the notches he gains along the way but he is not defined by a single race or moment. He sees the bigger picture, he pursues his bigger mission and for that I know, he will continue on a path to greatness.
He shares openly with us about his experience going into the Olympic trials for Rio and the wedge that pressure can drive between teammates, the power of outside voices and the realization that he feels killed his momentum going into the trials in Yokohama last year. He gives us insight into the absolute warp speed necessary to compete at the top in ITU racing and how USAT works in their recruitment of new talent to build Team USA.
It was just a few years ago, after a season of flow that Eric began creating videos and in closing I just have to say that if you're looking for pre-workout motivation then check out the links below because this guy delivers, every single time.
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Oct 23 2017
Rank #4: Talbot Cox on Disrupting the Norm, Outworking Fear and Living a Passion Fueled Career
Passion easily takes place of sleep and food. It serves as the nectar of life and energy itself. Living a passion-fueled career is not for the faint of heart as walking this path promises to bring adversity and opportunity for growth. It will take you to the place where most people walk away in lieu of uncertainty and it will show you its power of light and dark in equal force. For those of us who have come out the other side, hopefully unscathed, find a momentum so powerful that is harder to abandon your dreams than to continue the hustle.
This is where we find our guest today. Talbot Cox is in the slipstream of his creation and knows there is no other direction to move than forward. He has faced adversity and triumphed. He has seen how fast a life savings can dwindle and how quickly a financial situation can turn into debt. Following his passion with full-gas has also caused a major disruption in the norm of sports media and with that, many people are not supporters of his mission but this has not stopped him. His intention is not to upset. His intention is not to hoard the knowledge that has afforded him exceptional success in a short period of time. Talbot is very clear on his intention and that is to grow a sport that he holds very close to his heart and create abundance for as many involved as possible along the way.
Through his passion-fueled life, there is no doubt that Talbot will exceed every dream in this life. He is certainly someone to follow into the future. Thank you for tuning in to this episode and for supporting YTP as a whole. This podcast is 100% listener supported, please check out the show notes for ways to increase your support and assist this community in creating a better world.
Jan 07 2019
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Rank #5: Ask the YTs on Ironman Arizona Perspectives of a First-Timer and an Eleven-Timer
Commit to the work is what you will hear from anyone who has crossed the finish line of an Ironman distance triathlon. What you may not hear is the deeper wisdom of doing the work for the sake of the work and not for the fruits of your actions. A practice in present moment awareness of completing what is in front of you without attachment or entitlement of reward is the difference between a triathlete and a YogiTrathlete. It is the difference between mastery and immaturity of the mind. It is the difference between success and failure and I'm not talking about if you cross the finish line or not. I'm talking about a skillful ability to remain the same in pleasure and pain and even-tempered in success and failure. This is what is meant by the teachings of yoga. This doesn't mean that you are not competitive or fast or kick ass, it means that you can be all of those things without the selfish attachment to those labels that cause suffering for ourselves and others.
On the show today we have two very competitive, fast and kick ass YogiTriathletes who recently threw down their mastery on the Ironman Arizona course. Jesse Davern, soul partner to Monica Davern (our resident vegan pediatrician and podcast guest of episode 69), and Coach BJ, one of the vital heartbeats behind YT, sit down in this episode to flesh out their long course experiences. Despite Jesse being a first-timer and BJ being an eleven-timer their challenges and success are similar. Ironman has a way of leveling the playing field making it no easier for the person who wins over the person who claims the final finisher title.
They dive into listener questions and so much more. Training prep, nutrition, navigating the tough times and the benefits of meditation for the athlete mind (YES!). There is a drive that Ironman creates within and these two guys are definitely following that calling. This is a deeply insightful look at what it takes to prepare, compete and finish this type of triathlon. Thank you so much for tuning in, we have some amazing guests lined up for you guys and we appreciate your support. We are actively building our Patreon community so please consider becoming a supporter to help keep this show coming to you every single week.
Nov 27 2017
Rank #6: Tu Tran, Wattie Ink. Team Manager on Doing the Work for the Sake of the Work
After being a Wattie Ink. team member for years now, Tu recently moved into the role of team manager. On top of his full-time job with Microsoft, a legit and growing resume in endurance sports and a young family at home, Tu signed on to lead the 600 strong Wattie Ink. athlete community as a labor of love. Tu is on a mission to create an impact in the world and do what he can to grow the sport of triathlon. Stepping into this role with Wattie is the logical next step as the cornerstone of the Wattie community is built on making an impact.
We dive into the Wattie culture and talk with Tu about how he balances everything on his plate. We discuss the deep inner work necessary to live your best, doing the work for the sake of the work and the importance of present moment awareness. This is an insightful conversation in which we take a look at the human condition.
Thank you for tuning in, we are in deep thanks for your support.
May 07 2019
Rank #7: Ask the YTs on Two Ironmans in Six Weeks, Standing Up to the Fight and Detaching from Goals
Today BJ and I share our warrior stories, news from our battlefield of life - the joyful, the intense and the dark, as in the case of Jess's recent universal butt kicking. We play catch up this month to fill you in on what's happening in our world and how we're navigating the challenges that we are encountering on our path of purpose.
BJ is less than two weeks out from Ironman #2 of 2017 and we dive into his recovery and ramp up for Ironman Wisconsin. Jess opens up about a very difficult time that she was asked to navigate in her life and admits that she wasn't always on the winning side. We talk about the importance of being a beginner and we take a listener question on how to detach while still setting goals in life.
Skill is what it takes to master this life and we hope that you are able to take away some more tools for your journey from this episode. Thank you so much for your support and we ask that you please leave a review on Apple Podcast - we are 74 reviews away from hitting our goal of 100 by the end of August. It only takes a few moments of your heart to make a major impact on the life of the show.
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Aug 28 2017
Rank #8: Julie Moss, Ironman Legend on Holding on to Self-Worth and Owning the Hard Stuff
She held her position strong until the final half mile when signs of severe dehydration began to set in. Eventually, her body gave out on her with just yards to go and she collapsed to the ground. What ensued became athletic history and made Julie a legend in the sport of Ironman triathlon.
In this episode, Julie describes a moment of surrender when she didn't feel she could make it another inch and then the immediate wave of willful energy that came over her to get up and move. From this will, she was able to get to her hands and knees and crawl herself down the shoot and over the line. These moments are emblazoned in the sport Ironman triathlon and proof to us all that anything is possible.
Julie is famous for that crawl and even named her book, Crawl of Fame, after her iconic experience but there is so much more to Julie than those last few yards of the race. Thirty five years later she is still competing in triathlon, she is a dedicated yogi, a mom and a woman on a mission to serve more in her life. We dive into all of this in today's episode and we are so grateful that you are decided to tune in and support the show.
Nov 05 2018
Rank #9: Ironman Santa Rosa Smackdown with Coach BJ and Doctor Laura
We’re getting great feedback from the YT community on our post-race smackdowns and we are listening. Exhausted, inflamed and sore our athletes rally together to open up about what worked and what they would do different next time. If there is a question that we missed or a subject that was not covered in this episode please make a comment on social media or in the blog post for this episode so we can dispel the lingering mysteries.
Thank you for your support we are so grateful to everyone who shares the good word of this podcast, donates on Patreon, uses the Amazon banner ad, has purchased our High Vibe cookbook for athletes and to everyone who continues to come back week after week to connect deeper within this powerful community. Deep thanks to you all!
May 14 2018
Rank #10: Goldyn Duffy on Taking on Summer Sober, True Abundance and Why Running is Not Meditation
We are conditioned to craft our lives around said belief systems and are given very little encouragement to question them. What this conditioned behavior equals is a life of following the herd and covering up the truth. Yet under it all, in the depths of who we are, a place closer to us than our breath sits a wise, all-knowing being waiting with open arms for us to return inward.
For those who feel the itch to stop conforming and the ones who can feel there simply must be more to life are experiencing the very opening ceremonies to a life divine. A life that is lived in a higher vibration and one in which all things miraculous feel within reach. It's not a life in resistance of what is or frustration of what has transpired or fear of what will be but one of unwavering belief that abundance and joy are exactly what we are worthy of.
Now, that's not to say that the journey getting there is easy or painless because the letting go of our belief systems and coping mechanisms are the very triggers that keep us from walking the warrior path. Letting go may feel unreasonable, not conforming to society may seem lonely and being neutral may appear to be the makings of a boring life when in fact the very opposite is true.
I believe today's show will help thin the veil a bit if not lift it completely for those on the cusp. Goldyn is for sure living a life divine with all of its ups and downs but the difference between her and most people enrolled in this school of life is that she rides her rollercoaster close to her center. She has found, through her experiences and willingness to feel instead of cover-up that her fuel for an abundant life is found through neutrality. It is found through a place of watching and learning and witnessing herself within her process.
She brings a very needed addendum to the Law of Attraction that I feel is heavily missed in most messaging around this subject. We talk about money and the belief systems that must be dropped in order to let the energy of financial abundance to flow in. She helps us all understand more about the concept of abundance and it's wide net of support. And we talk about her new relationship with alcohol, the reason we were brought together.
Earlier this year, Goldyn became one of the thousands of people participating in the online program, "One Year, No Beer". Describing alcohol as the "abusive boyfriend" in her life she now has a new perspective that is leading her to make healthier choices, ones that are in alignment with how she wants to live her life.
We are so grateful that "One Year, No Beer" reached out to us and connected us with Goldyn. This conversation definitely warrants a re-listen or two or many because it's one of those episodes where the wisdom bombs just keep coming.
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Please share this show with your friends and community. Spread the high vibe, never underestimate your impact in this life and know that if you are willing to do the work, true abundance is your birthright.
Sep 25 2017
Rank #11: Gabby Troconis and Rusty Perez of EvrBottle on Mindful Minimalism and Risking It All Now
Owners of EvrBottle, Gabby and Rusty, are on a mission to achieve sustainable consumption and end single-use. They have created a space where everything gets a second chance. They combine their artistic abilities with their love for Mother Earth. They create products that are 100% recycled and 100% handmade with love. Upcycling is their passion because upcycling protects the environment, reduces our footprint, and uses less energy than creating a new product.
They have taken risks and learned along the way. Today, they teach others with intention. They believe that every drop in the pond creates a ripple, and someday, these ripples will all come together. Their energy is contagious and in this episode, we share an honest conversation with two beautiful souls.
Relationships, self-reflection, mindful consumption, and living without attachment are just a few of the life-transformative topics we discuss today. The fact is, anything and everything can be taken from us in a moment, including our own lives. The question they leave us with is, why not live NOW, for the NOW, and because of the NOW?
Feb 24 2020
Rank #12: Magda Boulet on Sports Nutrition, Longevity and Rising Up from her Biggest Disappointment
Magda grew up in Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1991. She barely spoke English and started her career at Taco Bell in Southern California. She became a US Citizen on September 11, 2001. She attended Cal Berkeley and loved it so much that she never left. It is the town that she still calls home. She ran for Cal Berkeley where she met her husband and fellow runner Richie. A professional marathoner for many years, Magda trained under the guidance of Jack Daniels for over a decade.
In 2008, she placed 2nd to Deena Kastor at the Olympic Trials in Boston and earned herself the honor of representing the United States at the Bejing Olympics. An experience that she describes as her biggest disappointment but also the experience that led to a rebirth of her career and her fastest times.
Magda has generously shared her backstory on several podcasts and we've linked to a few of those below in the show notes so definitely check those out. For this episode, we wanted to tap into her knowledge bank and dive right into sports nutrition. We talk about the biggest mistake that she sees athletes make when it comes to nutrition and her perspective on low carb diets for athletes. We also talk about the importance of longevity in the sport, her relationship with Jack Daniels and her transition from road to trail.
If you've heard Magda before or met her in person then you know that she is genuinely kind and holds a contagious passion for life. She is committed to pulling the best out of herself every day whether that is on the trail, at home or in the office. Although she dreams of sleeping in until 10 am and going on vacation to do nothing, she knows that an active, full life is the only choice for her. We are so grateful to have recorded this episode with her and excited to share it with the YT community.
May 27 2019
Rank #13: Jim Vance, High Performance Coach on Mental Momentum & Going Faster Without Going Harder
"I have to run the full distance to know that I can do it".
"I need to swim 2.4 in the pool so I know I can finish the swim".
"I need to bike over 112 miles to make sure I can make the cut offs".
"I need to do more to get stronger".
No, no, no and no. Any athlete who believes these types of statements and brings them into their physical training would be best served by increasing their mental training. What every single one of the statements screams to us is "I don't believe in myself". Belief is the number one element to hold close as we race towards our goals.
Jim Vance is what I would consider a master of training his athletes to believe in themselves. He knows which buttons to push and when to push them. He garners their trust through his results-producing training recipe. He understands that each athlete has a metric that is a gateway to their success. His job is to identify that metric and utilize it to his athlete's greatest advantage by creating victories throughout their training and racing journey.
Jim is the coach to Professional Triathlete and Olympian Ben Kanute. Ben came to Jim following the Rio Olympics a bit beat down and looking for a new direction. By identifying his metrics and cultivating his trust, Jim reduced Ben's physical training and in the process created an unstoppable champion. Ben is on the top right now and the biggest difference is that Ben fully believes in himself as a champion. He knows he can go faster and win more.
Coach Vance has been coined as the data guy and certainly he relies on the data but only as a reference point. He knows that mental health is the most important piece of an athlete's success. 90% is the amount that he reminds us of during this conversation. If we do not believe, we will never reach our highest potential.
To take this into a YogiTriathlete spin, belief comes from deepening our relationship with the present moment. It is only in the present moment that change can occur. It is only when we are fully awake to the moment that we are living that can we see the thoughts that are driving our lives. Present moment awareness creates a space between the thoughts and our focus. This space is where we can choose new thoughts. Ones that align us with our goals and our highest potential to believe in our abilities to reach those goals.
Hands down this is one of my favorite podcasts yet. Data guy turned mindfulness guru, Coach Vance is a master at his art. He has assisted countless athletes to great successes and I believe that his ability to fine-tune the mental game is only going to get stronger. When we tap into the power of the mind and learn how to train it, we open up a vault of unlimited potential for learning and achievement.
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Aug 13 2018
Rank #14: Julieanna Hever, Plant-Based Dietician on Macro Confusion and the Simplicity of a Healthy Diet
Her message is simple; don't over complicate nutrition. We don't need to break it down into its elements. We don't need to pursue protein as if we were deficient and we don't need to deprive ourselves along the way to a more healthy, vibrant life.
We talk about the protein obsession and things one may expect to encounter when transitioning to a plant-based diet. Most people eat a fiber deficient diet, which is the opposite of a plant-based diet, so there most often is an adjustment period. We talk about the best source of fuel for athletes and our unique nutritional requirements.
Armed with hundreds of years of science, Julieanna is on the verge of publishing her 5th book co-authored with Ray Cronise, The Healthspan Solution. She is well-known as the Plant-Based Dietician, and we are all better educated because Julieanna is in the world.
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Jul 29 2019
Rank #15: George Briones on Chasing the Dragon and Filling the Void
George comes to us fresh off his decision to let go of his "A" race of the year. The Tahoe 200 is no longer a 2019 goal to achieve, and he's vulnerable in process with us today as we dive into his reasons to let it go. From teenage drug dealer to reconnaissance marine, George's willingness to be vulnerable add to his street cred and ability to continually walk into the unknown.
Thank you so much for tuning in to this week's episode. We are grateful for sharing in community with us.
Jul 08 2019
Rank #16: Erin Carson, Strength Guru on Constantly Assessing the Risk and Reward of Strength on Performance
Get honest with what you are feeling. Are there areas where you are dumping into joints? Veering off to the side or turning in on one side and out on another? Are these findings bad? No. Absolutely not. They are what we call, the "what is" and they are the pathway to freedom for growth. Now that you have the "what is" you can move in the direction that will best support you in gaining strength, increasing performance and staying healthy in your sport.
This is where our guest today steps in and serves her purpose in the world. Erin Carson is strength guru to the tri-stars of our day, days past and days yet to come. She's been in the business of soaking up knowledge and body wisdom for well over two decades. She specializes in working with high-volume endurance athletes through a sport-specific approach to strength training. She is a traditionalist in that she believes in heavy lifting but she is intelligent in the ways that she loads an athlete's body.
With a focus on the core elements of functional movement and foundation training, Erin builds the athlete up from the base to ensure a properly aligned and durable structure that can healthfully bare the load. Although she is absolutely considered to be an expert in her field, we see that she has what most experts lack, a beginner's mind. Erin is a sponge, she is willing to let go of hard lines for the sake of gaining the knowledge that will benefit her athletes. She is familiar with a little bugger known as the ego and she is committed to setting that little bugger aside for the higher good of her clients and their goals.
This is a great convo, we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed connecting with Erin. Please share the show within your community and assist us in growing the YTP community. Our guests have potent information to share with the world and we do not want any of it held back. We could not do this show without you so thank you, especially our Patreon supporters who have committed financially that offers longevity to the future of this show.
Jul 16 2018
Rank #17: Ironman Santa Rosa, SCAR Swim Smackdown with BJ and Mary
These two share generously as they answer listener questions on fueling, training, race strategy and the all-important, mental game. Both BJ and Mary are dedicated meditators in search of racing and living their highest and best through endurance sports. Both long-time athletes and coaches, their wisdom runs deep so take notes and act on the inspiration that you receive from these two great stewards of sport.
Thank you so much for tuning in and supporting the show. The YTP would be nothing without its community and for that, we are in deep thanks.
May 14 2019
Rank #18: Podcast 66: Tim "Lucho" Waggoner from All American to Two Packs a Day to Ironman to Leadman
"It's all coming together, this is THE race I've been waiting for".
Then you look at your heart rate and it's 10 beats higher than what it should be and all of a sudden you don't feel as good and you slow down and your dreams are left to fade away for another day.
Sadly, this is common series of events for athletes who rely too heavily, because they have never trained any other way, on that external piece of equipment called the watch. Data is good, heck yes, but detaching from data to get to know thyself proves far more valuable when it comes down to pivotal moments in training and racing.
By practicing letting go of the watch in training we create space to develop a skillful awareness of our bodies and minds that lifts the limits that numbers can impose. Again data is good, it helps us get a sense of where we are in our pace and exertion levels but it's not the end all and be all of training. Envision going out for a workout and knowing, without question, your heart rate within a beat, pace within seconds and sustained wattage based on your breath and perceived exertion through heightened body awareness. How might that benefit you in a race when your bike computer fails or your watch battery dies?
BJ was introduced to this first hand from our guest today and has relied on it many times when his bike computer has failed and his watch battery has died. In fact, BJ's regular practice is to race without a watch and his times continue to get faster and faster.
Lucho came into our lives a decade ago on a plane ride home from Ironman Arizona. He struck up a conversation with BJ and from that moment on he was a changed athlete. Lucho soon became BJ's coach and has remained his mentor for many years.
Lucho is an accomplished athlete, he was a very active kid. He ran in high school which led to a scholarship to college which led to a unique twist which led to travels which led to a hurricane which led to his introduction to triathlon. In 2000 Lucho was the top amateur at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI and 16th overall. It was after this incredible accomplishment that he turned pro. He's a multi-time course record breaker in the sport of triathlon and ultra running. He utilizes his athletic experiences, especially the crummy ones, to self-reflect and learn so that he can rise back up to the next challenge as a better-equipped athlete and human. He is constantly reinventing himself and most recently he's been hitting the track to see what kind of speed he is capable of at this point in his life.
Lucho is so transparent, he's really an open book and I love that about him. We've known him for ten years and even though this is the second time I've met him in person I feel like I've been right by his side through times of joy and otherwise as we've followed his journey through his blog and by listening to him on his Endurance Planet podcast.
This conversation is most definitely one to listen to a few times, there is so much gold in here for athletes from the traditional training standpoint but also in the development of self-awareness and mental strength.
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Sit back, unplug and get ready to really plug into an awesome conversation with an accomplished athlete, coach, podcaster, dad, husband, and cake artist.
Aug 14 2017
Rank #19: Ultra Smackdown with Head Yogi Jess
This "how" became my mission in life. I was determined to shift the way I moved through the world and committed to sharing the "how" once I found it. I read books, practiced yoga, asked questions and searched and searched and searched until I found the answer. It came to me in what seemed like an instant and it led me to the one thing that I avoided for my entire life, mediation. My antidote was stillness and what I've found is that doing nothing has changed everything.
At first, it was a street fight. It was messy and frustrating but I was unrelenting in my pursuit to find a better way to live. I was done living with anxiety, jealousy, unworthiness, entitlement and all the other contradicting, non-loving behaviors that I had created over the years. Sure I experienced joy, I had love in my life. I wasn't living on Skid Row but I had lost my tolerance for not feeling peaceful and I was ready to do what it took to live a better way, for me.
I showed up. Just like with my physical training, I showed up every day. I trained my mind day after day, year after year and still today, I show up for my daily dose of mental push-ups. It's not glamorous or sexy. To the mind, it feels mundane, like there should be something more but I've learned that profound results are found in the most simplistic techniques.
Over the years, I've felt the benefits of meditation and mindful practices in my sport and my life but recently it's taken a quantum leap. In my last two races, I've been given great insight into the new level at which I live. Powerfully calm is not my destination but the foundation from which I walk into each day. Today we dive into listener questions about my most recent experience at the Black Mountain 50k where I experienced a 60-minute PR and 31 miles of powerfully calm execution.
I'm so grateful to be able to share in this episode with the beautiful YT community. Thank you all for your support, for sharing the show and for living the example for others to follow. We are on a mission to create a better world and we couldn't do this without each and every one of you.
Jul 02 2018
Rank #20: Coach Jess on Earning her First Buckle at Javelina Jundred
Each day I keep the momentum moving forward and listen intently to the relationship I've developed with my inner compass. It continually asks me to do things that scare me, and it has taught me the truth about momentum which is that every experience we encounter is there to assist us in moving forward. If momentum halts, it's because we are resisting the life circumstances that have come our way.
Remaining solution-oriented and continuing momentum are what separates those who live out dreams and those who simply dream. When we decide each day that we will not resist but yield to our life situation, we may just be surprised at what we accomplish with ease. Perhaps even with a sustained sense of deep peace.
Today, BJ and I dive into my experience at the Javelina Jundred 100k. This epic party in the desert is all that it is cracked up to be, all the while, hundreds of runners going after their goals to complete one of the two distances available, 100-kilometer or 100-mile. We chat up my training prep, race strategy, nutrition, essential gear, and of course, the mighty mental game.
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Oct 28 2019