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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Cori James: Triathlon Gave Me the Power to Overcome an Eating Disorder

There is one special picture that I keep on my phone. It’s a picture of my friend and I being silly, our backs turned to the camera, with one hand holding the other’s rump. We had just finished a hike with our boyfriends and decided to take a photo to prove to the internet that it had actually happened.  I don’t keep this picture in my phone library because it’s of some magical memory or too cute to delete. I keep it because it’s the first photo I saw of myself and realized how far I had fallen into the abyss of my eating disorder. The picture was taken from directly behind us so there was no hiding the inches separating my toothpick-sized thighs. Where had my thighs gone? Read more “Cori James: Triathlon Gave Me the Power to Overcome an Eating Disorder”

Podcast Guest – Meredith Atwood and Her Journey to Help People Find Their Best Selves

We had the opportunity to chat with Meredith Atwood, also known as Swim Bike Mom. Meredith is funny, inspirational, and full of great insight for anyone who is looking to change their life. We hope you are as encouraged as we were by Meredith’s journey to find her own best life and then mobilize a tribe to help others discover their best life!  Read more “Podcast Guest – Meredith Atwood and Her Journey to Help People Find Their Best Selves”

Energy Lab Run Training Plan Giveaway

 

It's time to announce our very first giveaway! In honor of our official podcast launch on Monday, August 14th, we'll be giving away a training plan from our partner Energy Lab + an Energy Lab Trucker Hat! This is a great value whether your target this fall/ winter is a 5k or a marathon. Here are all the details:

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