I am deeply dedicated to bring you conversations with people that go deep and are intense. As an avid believer in evolving through endurance sports I am connecting with people every week that have a story to tell. Stories of overcoming challenges and adversities in life that have enabled these personalities to rise above and advance through life with a renewed clarity and purpose.
It´s those stories that hopefully help you to discover and realize that you have a choice in life. The choice to say yes to living a more fulfilled, contented and healthy life. May you feel empowered, uplifted and encouraged to try a different path at whatever crossroads you are in your life.
Sometimes one small step in a different direction can make a big difference.
EPISODE #1: JENS NÄHLER talks about how he went from living an unhealthy lifestyle of drinking, smoking and working all hours to turning vegan, sub 3-hour marathon and accomplished 100 K ultra runner. With his biggest quest yet to come in 2018 where he will battle the Marathon des Sables, Jens shares what it takes to break old habits and make long-lasting changes.
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EPISODE #2: I once again talked with JENS NÄHLER and took a deeper dive into his mission. He reveals his big passion and heart for dogs. He´s established one of Germany´s biggest platforms to help facilitate neglected dogs a new home. He´s tireless in his pursuit to live a conscious, adventurous life and explains a typical day in between working full-time, caring after his family and his extensive running training. In 2018, he´s going to embark on his biggest quest yet - the Marathon des Sables set in the beautiful Moroccan desert. Read more.
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EPISODE #3: CHARLIE ENGLE on conquering addiction and his pursuit of self-improvement through extreme challenges. Charlie´s story goes beyond the remarkable accomplishments of his running career such as the Raid Gauloises, Running The Sahara covering 4500 miles in 111 days, his famous run across America, multiple top finishes at the 135-mile long Badwater ultra marathon and running the 4 Deserts race. It´s the story of a man with a heart of gold. Somebody who truly lives by his values and continuously strives to be a better father, husband, son and athlete. Read more.
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EPISODE #4: DEBORAH ANN CORBIN on extracting your greatest strength through the hardest times in life. Her mission in life is dedicated to helping others seize their greatness. With her warm-heartedness and background in Education she´s making a real difference in people´s lives both in the online and online world. She is committed to raise the bar in coaching and education supporting her philosophy see beneath people´s surface and tapping into their core identity where true freedom is experienced. The best way to describe Deborah´s mission is that she´s been able to turn...Read more.
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EPISODE #5: BRYON POWELL former attorney in Washington D.C. quit his stable 9-5 to go on a quest to dedicate his time, energy and money to serving the fast-growing community of ultra marathoners worldwide.He´s a writer, author of two books, competitive ultra marathoner with over 65 races under his belt with the 400 kilometre Gobi Ultra Trail Race being one of his greatest achievements and founder of the highly popular online platform irunfar.com, the world´s biggest and most respected ultra running community to this day.It´s a conversation about patience and persistence, ongoing motivation, focusing on the bigger vision and how to deal with...Read more
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EPISODE #6: ANNE-MARIE FLAMMERSFELD turns a simple idea into her greatest successes. She is the first woman ever to win the Grand Slam title of Racing The Planets desert race series. Not only that, she won every single race of the series without ever having had an ultra marathon running experience before. Talking to Anne-Marie felt like talking to a good friend. Her warm-heartedness, humour and outgoing persona is infectious. In this conversation, she talks about her background in ballsports and what set her heart on fire for running. She goes deep into what...Read more.
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EPISODE #7: RICHARD BOWLES is a normal guy with a radically different view. Just how do you turn your strengths into success? What started as a fun run to shed some pounds lit the fire to evolve into a super accomplished extreme adventurer. Looking at Richard, setting new standards in the world of extreme mountain and trail running, you´d think it´s all genetics, talent and maybe luck to be able to pull off many world records. But it´s not in his eyes. When you look at him, he looks like a normal...Read more.
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EPISODE #8: WALT HAMPTON and ANN SHEYBANI. This is a different kind of conversation. A talk about entrepreneurship, tackling difficult and challenging times in business, overcoming obstacles, building confidence, enduring in extreme rock and ice climbing and living a quiet life in Ireland working and running on the coast. I invited a real power couple onto the show. Both are highly successful entrepreneurs, endurance athletes and thought leaders. I first "met" Ann back in 2011 when...Read more.
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EPISODE #9: ANNA HUGHES - Your questions answered. This is a different episode where I answer your most pressing questions on training, nutrition and mindset. All that concerns improving your life as an athlete. I frequently get asked questions so I decided to answer them in a podcast instead in order to serve you better. Read more.
EPISODE #10: ANNA HUGHES - 3 easy ways to more confidence and mastering life´s challenges with more ease. Just tell yourself a different story and you´ll feel confident?Rings a bell in your head? So often we´re told to just be strong, good, showing up as the best when can be.But what if you feel the opposite and all you want is hide? All those techniques just don´t seem to work? You doubt yourself, your...Read more.
EPISODE #11: JAMIE and LARISSA MIRALLES on what it takes to design the life you´ve always imagined. This conversation is different and on the surface, has nothing to do with endurance running. A different kind of endurance is needed if you want to pursue your vision as an entrepreneur - and succeed. The road has not always been smooth for Jamie as he speaks from this experience when he first started...Read more.
EPISODE #12: ANNA HUGHES - Balancing training, competitions AND life. There is a growing tendency in athletes getting obsessed about racing and training. No longer is the question: How does running make me feel? Instead, it´s for so many a spiral of juggling the race circus, relationships and the career. All this comes with a high price tag....Read more.
EPISODE 13: ANNA HUGHES - On race nutrition and preventing stomach issues. Eating and drinking in training and in races can be a real science.If you decide to make it one.Today, I´m shining the light on a topic that is on the one side, very individual and on the other, something where some guidelines can indeed work for most endurance athletes.I share my personal experience from last week´s ultra marathon where...Read more.
EPISODE 14: ANNA HUGHES - On the sad truth about balance and how to really improve your life. Balance, a rather overused buzz word. Aiming to help us with more ease and - balance. But what is balance? Pretty much all year, I´ve been in...Read more.
EPISODE 15: ANNA HUGHES with PETER TOTZEK - How we mastered a whole different challenge at the Trans Alpine Run. A race that covers 4 countries, 267 kilometres and 15.000+ meters of elevation. One team. One dream. So we thought and got to to startline totally facing the unknowns. Little did we know that...Read more.
EPISODE 17: ANNA HUGHES - How to stay on your track can feel like a real struggle. Challenged by the everyday distractions like social media and the constant need to check what you otherwise may be missing, I share three practical tips from my own life to help you stay on your track. So that running becomes an integral part of your lifestyle and not a compromise. These steps also help you feel a little happier and more contented about yourself and your life...Read more.