Introducing the Seasoned Athlete Podcast (GIVEAWAY!)

Introducing the Seasoned Athlete Podcast (GIVEAWAY!)

I've been working on a new podcast since the beginning of the year, and I'm thrilled to announce that it is now live. Meet the Seasoned Athlete Podcast, your home for stories, advice, inspiration and motivation from currently competing, high-level athletes from a variety of sports who all share one common bond: they are all over 40 years old.

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I have spent the last handful of months tracking down and interviewing some incredibly cool and fascinating people people who are all killing into their 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond. I'm talking triathletes, marathon runners, ultra swimmers, ninja warriors, Spartan Racers and more. Some lifelong athletes, and others discovering the love of sport and competition later in life. 

My goal for this podcast is for you to be motivated, inspired and FIRED UP by the stories shared by these incredible athletes. It is my hope that you will leave each episode with an ever-increasing belief in your own athletic potential and capability - regardless of age. Through these athletes, their lives and their stories, I want you to not believe but to KNOW that age is more than just a number - it is an asset! And that you can absolutely live your best life at any age!

Today, I'm excited to release the first three Seasoned Athlete episodes into the world! In these episodes, you'll get to know 42-year old American Ninja Warrior Selena Laniel, 47-year old Spartan Pro Team member Heather Gollnick - and me! 

ANNOUNCING - THE BIG PODCAST LAUNCH GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY ENDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! 

I'd still love for you to listen and leave a rating and review. Read on to find out how to do just that!

To celebrate the culmination of months of hard work and on the spot podcasting education, I'm holding good old-fashioned podcast launch giveaway!

I'm giving away what I'm calling the Seasoned Athlete Starter Pack, designed to help you push your boundaries and truly live life like a Seasoned Athlete! The Seasoned Athlete Starter Pack includes:

BONUS FOR EVERYONE WHO ENTERS - You can ask me a question about anything (fitness, nutrition, racing, roller derby, cats - you name it!), and I'll make a personalized video response and send it directly to you. Details on how to do this will be sent to you after you submit your contest entry!

Grand prize winner will be announced when the contest ends on Monday, June 26th! That's pretty soon, so you'll need to act quickly if you want to get in on the giveaway fun!

How to Enter

1. Search for Seasoned Athlete on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

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2. Subscribe to Seasoned Athlete on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

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3. Leave an honest rating AND review for Seasoned Athlete on iTunes/Apple Podcasts

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GIVEAWAY ENDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2017. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!

Tips for When a Race Starts to Suck

Tips for When a Race Starts to Suck

I’m sure many of us can recall obstacle race experiences that start well and good and quickly shift to a pile of suck. Or possibly started that way and, if nothing else, stayed consistent. So when these situations happen – and let’s face it, they will – here are a few suggestions on how to prevent ourselves from completely losing it so we can stay the course both mentally and physically.

A Tale of Two Races

A Tale of Two Races

So between Elite/Competitive and Open – which Spartan Race heat is right for you? Perhaps my experience spending a weekend doing both levels can help you make that decision. Read on for my full recap.

Life Lessons Learned at My First Spartan Race

Life Lessons Learned at My First Spartan Race

This is a repost of a blog I wrote for the Power Jam Fitness blog shortly after finishing my first Spartan Race in December of 2015 - the Spartan Sprint at Castaic. On the eve of my one-year anniversary of that race, and as I get ready to run my first Elite heat race at the same location, I thought it would be a good time to repost that blog over here. If you are about to run your first Spartan Race or are considering running a Spartan Race, I hope you find this to be helpful!

Why Saying "I'm Not a Runner" is BS

Why Saying "I'm Not a Runner" is BS

If you’re someone who has ever said that you could never be a runner, I’m now here to call BS on you.

Yeah, chances are you suck at it right now. You get winded after a few minutes. You don’t have any fun when you attempt to run.

Want to change that? Want to feel that runner’s high that the running weirdos in your life swear is a real thing? Here's my advice for you.

Find Your THING and Discover The Key To Long Term Fitness Consistency

Find Your THING and Discover The Key To Long Term Fitness Consistency

Why do you train? Without a clear picture of what you’re training for, what’s going to keep you motivated to keep doing it day after day, week after week, month after month? Because if you don’t have a compelling reason, you’re just not going to keep doing it. You need to find your THING

Strength Endurance: What It Is And Why You Need It Your Life

Strength Endurance: What It Is And Why You Need It Your Life

The first pillar of the Spartan Race is the Pillar of Stamina. And when they talk about stamina, it’s not just the ability to endlessly run trails without getting tired. It’s the ability to endlessly run trails while carrying something heavy and stopping periodically to do something extra super fatiguing before continuing to run those trails…without getting tired. Strength endurance is the key to doing just that.

Why Obstacle Racing is Great for Women

Why Obstacle Racing is Great for Women

Ladies – we get a LOT of messages from the media about how we should look, what we should or should not be eating or doing to exercise, how much or how little we should weigh, and all sorts of other ridiculousness about how we should be living our lives.

In short, we deal with all sorts of shoulds. And between you and me, it’s all a bunch of BS.

Lessons Only the Mountain Can Teach

Lessons Only the Mountain Can Teach

There’s a certain kind of kinship that people who have run a Spartan Race feel toward each other. All of us who complete one of these races and earn that coveted medal are connected in a way, friends and strangers alike. We have all faced the same challenges, overcome the same obstacles and ascended and descended the same treacherous hills.

And then there is the Spartan World Championships…a “Beast” unto itself.

Those of us who survive what I will henceforth call The Mountain have an unspoken bond. We know the pain and suffering that can come from hours upon hours climbing steep, rocky inclines and winding through single track trails. We understand deep in our souls that things can change from comfortable to deeply not-at-all comfortable in an instant during that race. And above all, we know that The Mountain is bigger than us, is smarter than us, and, let’s face it, much prettier than us. But it can also be devastating if it chooses.

Four Reasons Why Failure is Your Friend

Four Reasons Why Failure is Your Friend

Why do people do something as ridiculous as a Spartan Race or other similar obstacle races?

For many, it’s about doing something personally challenging and pushing beyond their individual comfort zones.

It can also be about overcoming literal and figurative obstacles.

For some, it can be about defying expectation and proving what the human body is truly capable of doing and achieving.

For me, it is all of these things. But it’s also about one other very specific thing.

I do these races to experience failure.

Three Things to Focus On for a Last Minute Obstacle Race

Three Things to Focus On for a Last Minute Obstacle Race

It’s a glorious feeling. Clicking “SUBMIT” on a registration for a Spartan Race or other obstacle race that doesn’t take place for another six months. Knowing you’ve gone all in, but also knowing you have months to build up your strength and endurance. Having the ability to put together a strategic and organized race plan. All that good stuff.

Or you just clicked “SUBMIT” and registered for a race that takes place within the next month. That glorious feeling I just mentioned? Yeah, how about replacing that with sheer terror. Esepcially if you’re like me and you registered for a race that takes place within the next few days. Yeah, I’ve done that.

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