Podcast: Clare Schexnyder of Oh Baby Fitness! on the Life Changing Power of Community and Exercise

Welcoming a new baby into your life. It’s supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life but for around 15% of women, it’s actually one of the darkest times in their lives because of postpartum depression.  Today’s guest, Clare Schexnyder was a successful career woman who found herself in the midst of that dark depression after giving birth to her daughter, Sophie. Read more “Podcast: Clare Schexnyder of Oh Baby Fitness! on the Life Changing Power of Community and Exercise”

Podcast – Going Rogue with Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger of Rogue Expeditions

Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger didn’t set out to start a vacation company. This couple fell in love while traveling in Southeast Asia. There they discovered that they both shared a wanderlust spirit and love of adventure.After returning to Austin, TX and their full-time jobs, Allison as a running coach and Gabe in corporate America, they decided to take some friends on an adventure vacation based around trail running. The trip was a hit. Fast forward a few years and Gabe and Allison have both left their other jobs and have grown Rogue Expeditions into a full-time business taking people on trail running adventures to some of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world including Patagonia, Kenya, Morocco, Croatia, and Slovenia. Read more “Podcast – Going Rogue with Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger of Rogue Expeditions”

5 Myths that Kept Me from My First 5k

I can still remember the summer I ran my very first 5k. Although I had been physically active for years doing everything from step aerobics to country line dancing classes (think early 90’s), I was very intimidated by the idea of signing up for an official road race. I was out in Colorado for the summer for a six-week training and a group of my friends had decided to train for this 5k as a way to stay in shape over the summer. I was reluctant to sign up because I considered myself a terrible runner, but peer pressure finally won out. Read more “5 Myths that Kept Me from My First 5k”

Podcast: Michelle Crossman and Bethany Rutledge Share their Journey of Infertility

The modern woman. We are told that we can do it all. We can have a career, be an athlete, pursue our passions and have a family. There’s always the next goal to achieve, the next race, the career milestone, the next adventure.

What happens when we decide that we are ready for a family but nothing happens? What happens when we realize that our fertility didn’t keep pace with all of the goals that we wanted to accomplish before we had children? Read more “Podcast: Michelle Crossman and Bethany Rutledge Share their Journey of Infertility”

Sarah McLean – My Year of Saying Yes Led Me to this Crazy Race Called SwimRun

It’s probably unfair to call myself a “novice” when it comes to endurance sports.  So let’s just say I’m green, the brightest green you can imagine.  I have a lot to learn and lots of room to grow.  Some days feel like I’ve never ridden a bike before, swam 100 meters or run a mile.  Each step harder than the one before.  Then there are those days when my bike is an extension of my body, where I can look down from my aero bars and see the power coming from my legs.  Swimming sometimes feels less like dying and I’m running on feather light feet with ease.  Triathlon is such a journey, especially for us ‘green’ folks.  I started racing triathlon 3 years ago and the transformation I’m constantly witnessing is incredible.  Something within me has started to shift.  I’m no longer nervous to pull up my Training Peaks to see what the week has in store, now I’m excited!  At the end of the 2016 season, I met with my coach to talk about my goals for the following year.  We decided it was time to harness that excitement and thus began “MY YEAR OF YES’! Read more “Sarah McLean – My Year of Saying Yes Led Me to this Crazy Race Called SwimRun”

Podcast Guest: Pam LeBlanc Challenges us To Live Adventurously

Pam LeBlanc spent 15 days backpacking the John Muir Trail in August and September 2016. While climbing up Mount Whitney, shown here, she decided that she would declare 2017 her Year of Adventure. Photo by Chris LeBlanc

 

How does someone who was a shy, scrappy kit turn into a strong, confident woman who at fifty-three decides to embark on a year of adventure? Today’s podcast guest, Pam LeBlanc shares her adventurous story.

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