“At the steepest part of the climb, I had a distinct moment of struggle. I was trying to get a good tool placement, and the ice just kept on breaking everywhere I swung. I was locked off and getting tired. So I climbed about one foot back down into a resting position and reevaluated. I was able to breathe, then move a bit out left and find good placements and move. Sometimes I just have to remind myself to chill and not panic when things seem dismal.”
Stories of outdoor active professionals, entrepreneurs, CEOs and athletes who are pushing boundaries and redefining how we do life and business: on our own terms.
Our story impacts how we show up in the world. Think about that. You might think you don't have an interesting story to tell but you do. We don't have to be founders of tech giants and global brands. We define what success means to us and we live it. By doing things that fulfill us while striving for more and kicking ass, but having fun along the way. We fill our lives with adventure (another word we get to define for ourselves and not compare to others) and we push ourselves physically and mentally, to overcome obstacles that make achievement that much sweeter.
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The way you handle the stresses of mountain biking (or, even any outdoor adventure now that I think of it) translates to how you handle the stresses of life. Today, it’s going to get a little emotional and a little personal. The day I did this interview, I personally was having a difficult day and she helped turn that around pretty fast. We talk about low self-esteem, depression, and divorce.
Christian Little had a mountain biking accident that would change her life forever. Honestly, it was a miracle she survived. Out of difficult times, comes a new trajectory for growth.
It took physical, mental and mountain biking therapy as well as a lot of time for Christian to heal but out of that, her company Leap2Fly was born. Christian and her team of collaborators want to use the mountain bike to encourage and inspire others to live life to fullest on and off the bike by way of MTB retreats in the USA, Canada, and New Zealand.
Today, we’re going to talk about doing your craft because you love it, not because it makes you rich. It is fulfilling to be involved in something you love, without the pressure of having to make money doing it. Hilary will tell us how that impacts the experience of creating as well as the outcome. Also, you’ll learn how she broke into freelance writing and then parlayed that into filmmaking.
We don’t want to think about it but I’m sure lots of us do. What happens if/when we blow our knee? What does it mean when that happens; what are the mechanics that contribute to it; what choices need to be made for treatment and recovery? There are many things to consider, and today, Brian Harder, a frequent guest and good friend shares his philosophy, sadly, from personal experience.
No shoe is made for all runners. We have to take things like running conditions, the terrain you’re running on and your own biomechanics to choose the right shoe for you. And remember, just like the best marketing can’t fix product or business problems, the best shoe alone will not fix your biomechanic or take you to first place.
Rene Unser, trail runner, coach and founder of Pace Sport Fitness, race director of a fantastically challenging but fun series of Canadian trail races – whose mission is to motivate others to be better runners.
Sometimes we get pulled into trying something. But we suck at the beginning. we equate sucking with hating the thing.
This is a story about someone who led a varied career that might seem, to the uninitiated, sort of disjointed but turned into a very natural progression of one thing leading to the next. Sarah ended up with a unique combination of experiences and skills to land her where she is now, doing what she loves. (For those of us who feel like we are wandering aimlessly, maybe don’t worry about that so much anymore and let it ride.)
Not that long ago, Anne Galyean was a full-time professional mountain bike racer and a full-time scientist and she had to make a choice, like being torn between two lovers. We are going to talk about that today.
Eric Grace shares with us what a land trust is, what it does and how it benefits the public. He’ll discuss how access to the outdoors can be a huge solution to many societal issues and how we must do this work to leave a legacy for generations to come.