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#103 - Holiday Fitness: Why We Fail (And How To Succeed!)
<p>[et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h2><b>Holidays are hard.</b></h2> <p><span>But what if they didn't have to be? What if it wasn't SO hard to succeed in our fitness & nutrition efforts during the holidays? It CAN happen.</span></p> <p><em>(Disclosure – this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast. Yay!)</em></p> <p><span style="color: #ff0000"><strong><em>For the full chat on this check out the podcast episode using the buttons below. </em><em>Don’t forget to hit “subscribe”!</em></strong></span></p> <p>[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_code _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <p class="aligncenter"><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank" rel= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1 noopener"> <img class="alignleft wp-image-1488" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/21207-23944-apple_podcasts-l-300x77.jpg" alt="subscribe on apple podcasts" width="150" height= "38" /></a><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss"><img class="alignleft wp-image-468" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SubscribeOnAndroid-1-300x75.png" alt="" width="150" height="38" /></a><a href= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness" target="_blank" rel= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1498" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/google-play-badge-866x283-300x98.png" alt="listen on google play" width="150" height="49" /></a><a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr" target= "_blank" rel= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1490" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Subscribe-to-The-Podcast-Report-on-Stitcher-Radio-button-300x77.png" alt="Subscribe on stitcher radio" width="152" height= "39" /></a><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss noopener"><img class= "alignleft wp-image-1505" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/podcastrss-300x98.png" alt="subscribe via rss" width="150" height="49" /></a></p> <p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h2><b>Holidays don't have to nuke our fitness.</b></h2> <p><span>It seems to be the case that every year, despite our best efforts, our fitness and nutrition efforts go in the crapper during the holidays. There are plenty of reasons why it happens, and it seems as a society we've accepted it as inevitable. Maybe that's why fitness and weight loss related New Year's Resolutions are so popular. But... what if it didn't have to be so hard to succeed through the holidays? Wouldn't it be nice to make it to New Year's Day having not only enjoyed the holidays (and the food)... AND having made progress toward your fitness goals?!</span></p> <p><span>On this episode (103) Coach Darrell shares a little bit about the coming winter weather, how it might affect your fitness, and how to adjust for it. He also shares some interesting news about a hot new fitness device and whether or not it can replace your coach. Then, he dives deep into the holiday season, sharing the ways in which it usually derails our fitness efforts. Finally - he shares a TON of guidance to help you succeed, rather than fail, this holiday season - you CAN have it all, and Coach Darrell will tell you how.</span></p> <p>[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h4><strong>On This Episode:</strong></h4> <ul> <li> <p class="zw-paragraph heading0"><span>Unseasonable weather, and adjusting for snow</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="zw-paragraph heading0"><span>a piece of fitness equipment... that can replace your trainer?</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="zw-paragraph heading0"><span>And we talk about the coming holiday season, including</span></p> </li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ul> <li> <p class="zw-paragraph heading0"><span>how it USUALLY derails our fitness efforts</span></p> </li> <li> <p class="zw-paragraph heading0"><span style="font-size: 14px">and a TON of ways we can SUCCEED in fitness and nutrition this time</span></p> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/2014/11/pumpkin-cheesecake-yes-please.html"> FitWife Megan's "Healthy" Pumpkin Cheesecake</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! 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If you’re ready to make a change and have it stick, apply at <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/apply" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/apply</a></p> <p>[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Podcast Archive on “So, THIS Is Fitness…”</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife’s Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail – podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <p>[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <p>[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_code _builder_version="3.17.6"]</p> <p class="aligncenter"><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank" rel= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1 noopener"> <img class="alignleft wp-image-1488" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/21207-23944-apple_podcasts-l-300x77.jpg" alt="subscribe on apple podcasts" width="150" height= "38" /></a><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss"><img class="alignleft wp-image-468" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SubscribeOnAndroid-1-300x75.png" alt="" width="150" height="38" /></a><a href= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness" target="_blank" rel= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1498" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/google-play-badge-866x283-300x98.png" alt="listen on google play" width="150" height="49" /></a><a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr" target= "_blank" rel= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1490" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Subscribe-to-The-Podcast-Report-on-Stitcher-Radio-button-300x77.png" alt="Subscribe on stitcher radio" width="152" height= "39" /></a><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss noopener"><img class= "alignleft wp-image-1505" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/podcastrss-300x98.png" alt="subscribe via rss" width="150" height="49" /></a></p> <p>[/et_pb_code][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.6"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.0.47" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.6"][/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]</p>
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#102 - Going The Distance (And Then Some) - Ghost Train 100
<h2><strong>What's it take to "go the distance"?</strong></h2> <p>Coach Darrell shares exactly that as he reviews the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race, and recaps his experience running 100 miles.</p> <p><em>(Disclosure – this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast. 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I put in the time training, I showed up on race day, and I did the thing. I finished 100 miles at the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race. But what was the event itself actually like? What happened between start line and belt buckle?</p> <p>In this episode, Coach Darrell talks a bit about the cold weather that's set in, and his top tip for taking dealing with it. We talk briefly about setting expectations and planning for success, then we really get into it. Coach Darrell gives us a review of the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race, then follows with a recap of his experience at this year's event. Finally, he wraps up with some thoughts and pointers on how to go the distance... whether it's 100 miles, or something else.</p> <h4><strong>On This Episode:</strong></h4> <ul> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">The cold has officially set in - how does this affect running?</li> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">Being realistic, measuring expectations, and planning for success</li> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">And we cover the big recap and review of the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100 Miler, including <ul> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">An overview of the event and the course <ul> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">And a brief history of how its grown</li> </ul> </li> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">A recap of my experience there this year</li> <li class="zw-paragraph heading0">And I touch on the last couple weeks of post-success recovery</li> </ul> </li> <li>Finally, I move into a larger discussion on what it takes to “go the distance”, and how to redefine your “normal”</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li> <strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack=">AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/ghosttrainrailtrailrace" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Ghost Train website</strong></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! 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If you’re ready to make a change and have it stick, apply at <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/apply" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/apply</a></p> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li> <a href= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Podcast Archive on “So, THIS Is Fitness…”</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife’s Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail – podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <p class="aligncenter"><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank" rel= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1 noopener"> <img class="alignleft wp-image-1488" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/21207-23944-apple_podcasts-l-300x77.jpg" alt="subscribe on apple podcasts" width="150" height= "38" /></a><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss"><img class="alignleft wp-image-468" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SubscribeOnAndroid-1-300x75.png" alt="" width="150" height="38" /></a><a href= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness" target="_blank" rel= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1498" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/google-play-badge-866x283-300x98.png" alt="listen on google play" width="150" height="49" /></a><a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr" target= "_blank" rel= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1490" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Subscribe-to-The-Podcast-Report-on-Stitcher-Radio-button-300x77.png" alt="Subscribe on stitcher radio" width="152" height= "39" /></a><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss noopener"><img class= "alignleft wp-image-1505" src= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/podcastrss-300x98.png" alt="subscribe via rss" width="150" height="49" /></a></p> <p><br /> <!-- /wp:divi/placeholder --></p>
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#101 - MDI Marathon, And The Final Days Before Your Race
<p><!-- wp:divi/placeholder --><br /> [et_pb_section fb_built="1" _builder_version="3.17.2"][et_pb_row _builder_version="3.17.2"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.17.2" parallax="off" parallax_method="on"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.17.2"]</p> <h2><b>It's called a "destination race" for a reason.</b></h2> <p>Some races are so special, and their course so beautiful, it's WORTH a long trip. MDI Marathon & Half is one of them.</p> <p><em>(Disclosure – this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast. 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Just... wow.</b></h2> <p>That was literally what went through my head as I ran the course of the Mount Desert Island Half Marathon. Being a point to point race, RD Gary Allen designed it so the 2nd half of the race IS the half-marathon course. I'll tell ya, FitFriends - running that half made me want to run the WHOLE thing just to see how amazing it looked. That weekend in Maine I learned what a "destination race" really is, and why people will travel SO out of their way to run one.</p> <p>Race Director & Founder Gary Allen joins Coach Darrell on this episode to talk all about the MDI Marathon and Half. They talk about the aesthetics of the course and what makes it a "destination race". They also discuss the difficulty level of the course, and what people can expect from this race. They briefly delve into the race's history and how it came about, then they touch on hot tips for the final days leading up to your big goal race. Plus, this IS Gary Allen we're talking to, so there's plenty of talk about the Millinocket Marathon. Later, Coach Darrell gives his own "final prep days" tips and has some special words for ultrarunners, specifically those preparing to take on the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race (no matter WHAT year you're running it).</p> <p> </p> <h4><strong>On This Episode:</strong></h4> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">I chat on-site at the MDI Marathon expo with RD Gary Allen</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">His recent awards and honors</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">We talk WAY more about the Millinocket marathon than I previously realized</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">And we talk about the MDI Marathon & Half itself</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Including the course</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">What runners can expect out of this destination race</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Why he created the race in the first place</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">And what it was like getting it off the ground</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">We also briefly touch on tips for runners in the final days before their race</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">We talk about</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">And afterwards, I have my own hot tips and final words as I, and many like me, prepare to take on the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100 mile Ultramarathon.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! 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If you’re ready to make a change and have it stick, apply at www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/apply</p> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <p> </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Podcast Archive on “So, THIS Is Fitness…”</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife’s Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail – podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p> </p> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <p><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1" target="_blank" rel= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1 noopener"> <img class="alignleft wp-image-1488" src= "https://i0.wp.com/www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/21207-23944-apple_podcasts-l-300x77.jpg?zoom=0.8999999761581421&resize=150%2C37" alt="subscribe on apple podcasts" width="150" height= "37" /></a><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss"><img class="alignleft wp-image-468" src= "https://i2.wp.com/www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SubscribeOnAndroid-1-300x75.png?zoom=0.8999999761581421&resize=150%2C37" alt="" width="150" height="37" /></a><a href= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness" target="_blank" rel= "https://play.google.com/music/m/I3375a753imh6fzdbrj4qoarzd4?t=So_THIS_Is_Fitness noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1498" src= "https://i1.wp.com/www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/google-play-badge-866x283-300x98.png?resize=150%2C49" alt="listen on google play" width="150" height="48" /></a><a href= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr" target= "_blank" rel= "http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=126206&refid=stpr noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-1490" src= "https://i0.wp.com/www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Subscribe-to-The-Podcast-Report-on-Stitcher-Radio-button-300x77.png?resize=152%2C39" alt="Subscribe on stitcher radio" width="152" height= "38" /></a><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss noopener"><img class= "alignleft wp-image-1505" src= "https://i2.wp.com/www.sothisisfitness.com/testsite1/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/podcastrss-300x98.png?resize=150%2C49" alt="subscribe via rss" width="150" height="48" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you<span> </span><img class="emoji" alt="🙂" src= "https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f642.svg" /></a></li> <li>Audible (by Amazon) – Start your free 30 day trial of Audible now and get a free e-book!</li> </ul> <p>[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]<br /> <!-- /wp:divi/placeholder --></p>
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#100 - Fitness - The Journey To A Better Life.
<p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2><strong>We've been talking about "fitness" wrong.</strong></h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>There's more to fitness than working out and eating "right". We need to look at a more complete picture, and adjust our understanding and approach.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1769} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1771} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1772} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:more --><br /> <!--more--><br /> <!-- /wp:more --></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1773} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2><strong>Physical health is just one part of "fitness".</strong></h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>Whenever you hear about fitness, the only things that tend to be talked about are working out and eating right. When we talk "fitness", we only seem to comprehend it as <em>physical</em> fitness. THAT is a problem - big news, guys - <em>physical</em> fitness is only one part of it. Fitness is much more than that, and if we're really gonna do this right, we need to see the bigger picture.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --></p> <h3><strong>A big milestone brings big changes.</strong></h3> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>In this episode, Coach Darrell shares the big updates, upgrades, and changes that have gone on with So THIS Is Fitness leading up to Episode 100. Chief among them, he shares that Living In Stride, his and FitWife Megan's new project, has launched! Then, he delves into a deeper conversation about what "fitness" is really all about - health, wellness, and the journey to a better life. We gain a better understanding of exactly what he means by that, and how we can leverage it to change our understanding... and our approach to fitness.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1771} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1772} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:block {"ref":1775} /--></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li>It’s episode 100! <ul> <li>We talk about what’s been going on both in my training and with STIF</li> <li>It’s official - Living In Stride has launched!</li> <li>And we crack open a meaningful conversation about what fitness really is,</li> <li>and what this journey we’re all on is REALLY all about.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading {"level":3} --></p> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! 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Not #100: Under Construction and Coming Attractions
<h2><strong>Yes, I know.</strong></h2> <p>You were probably expecting this upload to be Episode 100, weren't you? Well - it's not. Instead, I'm here to tell you WHY, a hint of what's coming, and a special preview of our special something else.<br /> <br /> If you haven't heard of Living In Stride yet, it's about damn time you did :) And once Episode 100 drops, well - hopefully you'll think it was worth the wait! ;) </p> <p><em>(Disclosure - this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast.Yay! All opinions are my own, never bought or sold.)</em></p> <p><strong>On This Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Where's Episode 100?!</li> <li>What's the hold-up?</li> <li>A preview of Living In Stride</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/living-in-stride-married-millennial-and-figuring-out-life/id1436642067?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Check out Darrell & Megan's new podcast - Living In Stride! Listen to Episode 0 and subscribe now!</strong></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Find & Follow LIVING IN STRIDE!</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.livinginstride.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Living In Stride website</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/livinginstride" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Facebook</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/livinginstride" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/livinginstride" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Twitter</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.pinterest.com/livinginstride" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pinterest</a></span></li> </ul> <h3><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/apply" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Ready to improve your health & fitness with Coach Darrell via Virtual Coaching? Click here!</strong></a></h3> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/coachdruns" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#99 - A Lifechanging Journey From Couch To Motherhood... And Ultramarathons.
<h2><strong>Life is funny sometimes.</strong></h2> <p>Every once in a while, our lives are affected in the most profound way. Often, the catalyst is something we never would’ve expected.</p> <p><em>(Disclosure - this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast.Yay! All opinions are my own, never bought or sold.)</em></p> <h2><strong>The after-effects of these moments can be huge.</strong></h2> <p>For Kristen Winger, this couldn't be more accurate. Before, she was a regular woman, with a regular job, living a regular life. She had problems she was dealing with, and health issues of course - but who doesn't? Then, innocently enough, running came along and slowly changed everything.</p> <p>In this episode Kristen Winger joins us to share the story of her lifechanging journey. We learn what life was like when this all started, and how running entered the picture. She shares how she slowly went deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole until she found herself staring down her first full marathon. We get personal, and learn how running helped her become a mother, and what exactly the thought process is that continues to propel her forward. Finally, we talk about her biggest undertaking yet - the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100 Miler.</p> <h2><a href="https://wp.me/p8fINa-tQ" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">For show notes and the blog, click here!</a></h2> <p><strong>On This Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We meet long-time listener and amazing human being Kristen Winger and learn</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How she got into running</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What it did for her health</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The importance of a strong support system</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And How it all helped make motherhood possible</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Along the way we touch on a lot of local stuff, which will all be linked to in the show notes, including</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Running Around Plymouth</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">AnneMarie Winchester & South Shore Race Management</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Marathon Sports and stellar staff members Steve Infascelli and Mark Hughes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And a BUNCH of local races</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And it all leads up to Kristen’s biggest adventure coming this October - Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100 Miler</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.southshorerace.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">South Shore Race Management</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.marathonsports.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Marathon Sports</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/MarathonSportsPlymouth/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Marathon Sports Plymouth Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/1634563560107400" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Running Around Plymouth Facebook Group</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.pinelandtrails.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Pineland Farms Trail Festival</a></li> <li><a href= "https://sites.google.com/site/ghosttrainrailtrailrace/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Ghost Train Rail Trail Race</a></li> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! 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Listen to Episode 0 now!</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#98 - How To Know If You're Training Or Just Working Out
<h2><strong>Reaching a goal isn't as easy as "go work out".</strong></h2> <p>Unfortunately, most people seem to think it is. What's so bad about "working out", though? Why do I need to be "training"?</p> <p><em>(Disclosure - this post may contain affiliate links. Price is the same, & a portion of the sale supports this site & podcast.Yay! All opinions are my own, never bought or sold.)</em></p> <h2><strong>Training is the road to success. Working out is a hamster wheel.</strong></h2> <p>It's easy to fall into the trap of "working out" when you think you're progressing toward your goals. Most every fitness professional will tell you that we see it all the time. After listening to this episode, you, too, will likely see this everywhere you look - perhaps even in the mirror.</p> <p>In this episode Coach Darrell discusses "training" and "working out" in depth. He breaks down the differences between the two, including 7 crucial identifying factors. He also shares ways to further ensure your health & fitness success, including how exactly a support system can keep you afloat, and how a Coach can be your key to training success.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/pod98" target="_blank" rel="noopener">For show notes and the blog, click here!</a></h2> <p><strong>On This Episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A MIND-BLOWING pair of socks has changed running forever.</li> <li>Darrell and Megan are: Living In Stride (a new podcast coming soon!)</li> <li>How have Darrell's runs been different lately, and how does it affect ME?</li> <li>We discuss the differences between "training" and "working out". <ul> <li>how to know which YOU'RE doing</li> <li>why you DEFINITELY want to be training. Yes, even YOU!</li> <li>How to improve your odds of success in your training efforts.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></li> </ul> <h3><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/apply" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Ready to improve your health & fitness with Coach Darrell via Virtual Coaching? Click here!</strong></a></h3> <p><a href="http://www.livinginstride.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>***Coming soon*** - Check out Darrell & Megan's new podcast - Living In Stride! Official Launch 9/20/18. Listen to Episode 0 now!</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#97 - Adventure, Hydration, And A Culture Of Care
<h2><strong>Sometimes the best things happen by accident.</strong></h2> <p>Sometimes an idea develops into something you weren't expecting. That's what happened with this podcast episode. It's also what happened with Orange Mud and their hydration products. In chatting with Josh Sprague (Founder & CEO of Orange Mud) I learned all about his adventures, hydration on the trail, and the culture of care that's developed at Orange Mud.</p> <h2><strong>I love when I hear things like this.</strong></h2> <p>I have a habit of setting myself up for success with interviews and product reviews. What I mean by that is, I usually only ever seek out or respond to opportunities that I have a feeling I'm going to like or that will go well. I suppose that's more or less how many people tend to operate, huh? Usually, it works out the way I figure it will. Every once in a while I'm proven wrong. Sometimes, though, it goes even <strong>better</strong> than I expected. <em>Sometimes</em> I learn things about a person, product, or company that make me fall in love. That's what happened with NOW Foods, and it seems to be happening with Orange Mud.</p> <p>I have to say, after our chat, I'm <em>all about </em>Orange Mud. I love their gear (I'm testing out the Endurance Pack 2.0), I love their culture, and I love what they stand for. If you're looking for a new hydration pack, you should check them out. And you should DEFINITELY give a listen to episode 97 of the So THIS Is Fitness podcast so you can hear our whole chat. You'll probably dig it just as much as I did.</p> <p><strong>Oh, and we're giving away his best-selling product! (check out the rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post linked below).</strong></p> <h2><a href="https://wp.me/p8fINa-tc" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></strong></a></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">On This Episode:</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We finally talk about the stellar couple of weeks I’ve been having</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We BRIEFLY preview the next few episodes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we get into my chat with Josh Sprague, where we talk</span> <ul> <li>About him, his life, and his adventures</li> <li>What Orange Mud is, and how it started</li> <li>And how he operates his business… and why.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.orangemud.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Orange Mud Website</a></li> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#96 - Mollie Tibbetts, Safety, And "What Do We Do Now?"
<h2>Another tragedy we didn't need.</h2> <p>Some news hit yesterday that rocked a small town, and runners everywhere, to their core. Who is Mollie Tibbetts, what happened, and how do we move forward... and stay safe?</p> <h2><strong>There are few things worse than a life cut short.</strong></h2> <p>Mollie Tibbetts was by all accounts a wonderful person. She was 20 years old, enjoying summer break before Junior year at U of Iowa, and staying healthy. She had big dreams, a great attitude, and was well-liked - kind of what you hope your own daughter would be like. And then, one evening run changed everything.</p> <h3>The scary part is - it could be any of us.</h3> <p>Unfortunately, Mollie's story is not the first one like it, and will probably not be the last. The best thing we can do is be as prepared, safe, and aware as possible as we go about our day and our running. It's sad that we have to think this way, and sad that I feel compelled to say it, but here we are. So who IS Mollie Tibbetts? What happened? And how do we move forward - what do we do now?</p> <h2><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/08/mollie-tibbetts-safety-and-what-do-we-do-now.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></strong></a></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>We talk about Mollie Tibbets, including: <ul> <li>Who she is</li> <li>What happened</li> <li>Thoughts on this tragedy</li> <li>Tips for increased runner safety</li> <li>And some thoughts on "what now?"</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><strong><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1162036&u=1517027&m=61016&urllink=&afftrack="> AfterShokz Trekz Air Bone Conduction Headphones</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#95 - Oppressive Heat and Humidity - And How To Survive It
<h2><strong>There's "hot", and there's "dangerous hot".</strong></h2> <p>Sure - you understand how to deal with "hot" weather with your outdoor activity. How do you know, though, when it's TOO hot? What does humidity do to things? How do you read the signs, and how do you stay safe?</p> <h2><strong>We do this dance every summer.</strong></h2> <p>Just about every fitness blog out there writes a "summer fitness tips" blog post of some sort. Honestly, it's all always the same stuff. It's not even hard... <strong>it's stuff we all know. </strong><em>It's obvious.</em> Things like "wear sunscreen", "hydrate", "dress/gear up appropriately" - like I said... it's obvious. But we fitness bloggers always write it - because you'll read it. And you always read it - because, I don't know, maybe you're thinking one of us bloggers is <em>finally</em> going to impart some kind of magical new advice to you. I have some bad news for you - <strong>that's not going to happen.</strong> There's good news, though.</p> <h3><strong>I've got real information for you today.</strong></h3> <h2><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/08/oppressive-heat-and-humidity-and-how-to-survive-it.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></strong></a></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Figuring it out, catching up, and finding “normal”</li> <li>Oppressive heat and humidity <ul> <li>Things to look for</li> <li>Things to know</li> <li>And how to stay safe</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/7-hot-tips-summer-fitness-success.html"> 7 Hot Tips For Summer Fitness Success</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#94 - What Really Matters? If You Want It Bad Enough...
<h2><strong>Nobody said it was going to be easy.</strong></h2> <p>Whatever you're after, it's going to have its challenges. They say "if you want it bad enough you'll find a way". What happens, though, when you find you <em>haven't</em> been wanting it as bad as you thought?</p> <h2><strong>My priorities have been off.</strong></h2> <p>See - I was one of those people that THOUGHT he knew how bad he wanted a thing, and I <em>thought </em>I was prioritizing my life appropriately. But after falling behind in my running and overall fitness for quite some time, and finally going 4 weeks without posting a new podcast episode, well - I realized where I was really at.</p> <h3><strong>And where I found myself... was a place that was ALMOST right.</strong></h3> <p>While I wasn't nailing it with health & fitness, I was giving attention to the other areas of my life that had been neglected in pursuit of my goals. And now, seeing where things have gone, I think I understand what needs to be done. I think I see how to make it ALL work. And maybe I can help YOU figure it out too.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/07/if-you-want-it-bad-enough-youll-find-a-way.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about where I’ve been, why the hiatus, and what comes next</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Enjoying life and getting the most out of things</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And the age-old saying - if you want it bad enough… you’ll find a way.</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/09/making-it-work-time-management.html"> Time Management blog on "So THIS Is Fitness..."</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#93 - Understanding How To Keep Your Heart Strong And Healthy
<h2><strong>We aren't doing enough.</strong></h2> <p>What is heart disease, is "cardio" really treadmills and bikes, and how does it all work together? The answer may surprise you.</p> <h2><strong>"Cardio" isn't what you think...</strong></h2> <p>We have this idea that "cardio" is running and cycling. That it's treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals. When we think of fitness we think "cardio" and "weights". Good news is... your idea of "cardio" is a bit off, and so is your idea of how to approach fitness in general.</p> <h3><strong>But that's not today's topic.</strong></h3> <p>Today we're talking about your heart, heart health, and how to keep your ticker strong and healthy. I'm taking time to shatter your idea of "cardio" because, well, I kind of have to get through that to get to the good stuff.</p> <h3>Heart disease is a (solvable) problem.</h3> <p>Heart disease, in its many forms, is the number one killer in the USA. The bad news is, we're not doing enough to stop it. With the way everyone in this country seems to be up in arms about gun control, you'd think they'd be even CRAZIER about stopping an even BIGGER killer. There are a number of factors that put you at risk for heart disease. Easiest way to protect from heart disease? Eliminate how many risk factors apply to you!</p> <p>So what are those risk factors, and how do you protect against them? Welcome to episode 93 :) </p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/06/understanding-how-to-keep-your-heart-strong-and-healthy.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">My new favorite podcasting spot</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How we’re payin’ the bills</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we talk about heart health and heart disease - including:</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What IS “cardio”, really</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What heart disease is and how to fight it</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And how to keep your heart strong and healthy</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.patreon.com/sothisisfitness" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Support us on Patreon! Follow This Link!</strong></a></p> <p><a href= "https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BenjaminManning">Support Ben Manning in the Great Cycle Challenge!</a> </p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#92 - The Problem With Free, Cheap, And No Commitment Fitness
<h2><strong>Free and cheap isn't always good.</strong></h2> <p>Free and cheap fitness is always an attractive option, but there's a major downside to it that most people don't often consider.</p> <h2><strong>What have you got to lose?</strong></h2> <p>We have, somehow, been conditioned to look for the cheapest thing when we're embarking on a fitness journey. The more stuff you'll give us, the bigger the gym, and the lower the price tag - the more we like it. We judge a gym's value on how much we get and how little we can pay. And if you want to "lock us in" to a contract? Forget it. And we find a gym that fits the bill and we think we're up and running!</p> <h3><strong>Really, we've set ourselves up for failure...</strong></h3> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/06/problem-free-cheap-no-commitment-fitness.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about how I went against my own advice (and paid the price)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How to know you’re an adult</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Things to come for the podcast</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we have a tough talk about the carrot and the stick, and the problem with free, cheap, and no commitment fitness options.</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/fighting-your-body-what-is-set-point-theory.html"> Episode 83 - Fighting Your Body - What Is "Set-Point Theory"?</a></p> <p><a href= "https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BenjaminManning">Support Ben Manning in the Great Cycle Challenge!</a> </p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#91 - Is Your Brain Constantly Undermining Your Efforts
<h2><strong>The list of obstacles never shrinks.</strong></h2> <p>If it's not one thing, it's another. Now, it seems, our own brains are working against us in our health & fitness efforts. But how, exactly? And how do we fight back?</p> <h2><strong>No, friend - you are mistaken.</strong></h2> <p>Health and fitness is always, it seems, harder than it has to be. If it's not one thing working against us, so we believe, it's another. Often times this is merely our perception and not, in fact, the truth. More often than not, the universe is not working against us - we simply feel that it is. We feel that we have an impossibly tall mountain to climb in order to get where we want to be. We feel that despite our best efforts there is simply too much in the way and though we WANT to, we simply <em>cannot </em>achieve our goals. I am here to tell you, friend - you are mistaken. This is simply how we feel, but in the usual course of things it is not a concrete fact. The universe is not working against you - it just feels that way. The stresses and pressures of life can often SEEM insurmountable, but I'm here to tell you, that you <em>can</em>, in fact, overcome it.</p> <h3><strong>You're not ENTIRELY wrong, though.</strong></h3> <p>While the Universe itself (with a capital "U") is not working against you, there <em>are</em> certain elements that are - and they're much closer to home than the grand idea of the "Universe". Your own brain and body, as a matter of fact, may be working against you in regard to your health and fitness. We discussed this in terms of your body when we talked about "Set-Point Theory" in episode 83 of the podcast. Recently I discovered that your brain does something eerily similar, albeit in a different fashion.</p> <h3><strong>It's just trying to help.</strong></h3> <p>The human brain is a truly incredible thing. It's incredibly powerful and is capable of so many things - it can even <em>physically</em> influence the body! That said, despite it's many marvels, there is simply a LOT of information to process each and every day. In order to be able to deal with it all and have you and I able to be functioning members of the world, it's developed ways - shortcuts, really - to help it process information. Your brain uses these "shortcuts" to help you make decisions and judgements. This, FitFriends, is where we begin to get into trouble.</p> <h3><strong>This is just the tip of the iceberg.</strong></h3> <p>This is a very long, involved conversation that requires much more of a deep dive than a blog post is going to be able to go. This topic is one of the many reasons I'm glad I have a podcast - I can discuss in 40 minutes what I can't necessarily blog about. So, please do give a listen to episode 91 of the podcast (linked below) where we do more of a deep dive on these mental shortcuts and how they get us into trouble. We're establishing a base here so we can have further, more specific conversations later. It's all very relevant to your health & fitness efforts, and I hope you'll find yourself able to deal with, and ultimately save yourself from, falling into some of these traps that we don't even realize we're stepping into.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/06/is-your-brain-constantly-undermining-your-efforts.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk procrastination and National Running Day</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How things have been going lately</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Friend of the show Ben’s ride in the Great Cycle Challenge</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we have a rather in-depth conversation about heuristics, cognitive bias, and how our brain may be inadvertently sabotaging our fitness efforts.</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/fighting-your-body-what-is-set-point-theory.html"> Episode 83 - Fighting Your Body - What Is "Set-Point Theory"?</a></p> <p><a href= "https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BenjaminManning">Support Ben Manning in the Great Cycle Challenge!</a> </p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#90 - My First 50K, And How To Define "Crazy".
<h2>"Oh wow - that's crazy!"</h2> <p>When we do things that aren't "normal", people don't know what to make of it. But... why is "normal"... <em>normal</em><em>?</em></p> <h2>We understand how the world works.</h2> <p>Every day we go about our lives with a certain understanding of how things are. We know what to expect. How things are typically going to go. What we can and can't do - should and shouldn't do. We know what to expect of our peers, too - all the same! Things that fall in the realm of the ordinary. So when someone does something out of the ordinary - we question them. We ridicule them. We call them (or the thing they're doing) "crazy".</p> <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong>But why?</strong></span></p> <p>After all - who decided what "normal" is, and thus, what "crazy" is? I challenge you to question your idea of "normal", and join me for a talk about how, exactly, to do that - in episode 90 of the podcast.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/06/first-50k-define-crazy.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about The GiddyUp Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms, giving both a rundown of how the festival weekend works and a race recap of my running of the 50K this year</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We also have a talk about what’s “normal”, and what’s really “crazy”</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/BenjaminManning">Support Ben Manning in the Great Cycle Challenge!</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#89 - 7 Hot Tips For Summer Fitness Success
<h2>The warm weather has finally arrived!</h2> <p>Now that it actually FEELS like late spring and the beginnings of summer, we're gonna wanna get out there and enjoy it! But do you know what to watch out for when you're out there in the hot hot heat?</p> <h2>"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"</h2> <p>Yeah, I know, that's a pretty heavy quote for a fun "summer workout tips" blog post, right? But if you think about it, summer is both one of the most fun times you can have with your fitness, and it can also be one of the most dangerous. There's SO many things you can get out there and do in the summer - running, biking, hiking, kayaking... that's just a small sampling! But while you're out there enjoying all that warm weather outdoor fun, you also need to be careful and make sure you protect yourself - both inside AND out.</p> <h3><strong>So here we are, talking about it.</strong></h3> <p>I've got 7 pretty easy-to-follow tips for you that should help you keep yourself safe and help you get the most out of all your warm weather fitness adventures. Wanna know what they are? OF COURSE YOU DO. Well, you're gonna have to get with the times and listen to episode 89 of the So THIS Is Fitness podcast to hear it :) (links are below!). </p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/an-unstoppable-force-and-an-immovable-object.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The warm weather has arrived!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Darrell talks about Pineland Farms Trail Festival, and finally runs a race distance he kinda skipped over</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we share 7 hot tips for how to get the most out of YOUR warm weather summer days.</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/how-to-find-the-motivation-to-do-it.html"> How To Find The Motivation To Do It</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/suck-it-up-buttercup-how-bad-do-you-want-it.html"> Suck It Up, Buttercup - How Bad Do You Want It?</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/always-work-hard-never-give-nothing-guaranteed.html"> Always Work Hard, Never Give In. Nothing Is Guaranteed.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/going-it-alone.html">Going It Alone - What To Consider To Ensure Success</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#88 - An Unstoppable Force and An Immovable Object
<h2>"There can be only one Highlander"</h2> <p>In a way, your fitness journey is kind of like the paradox of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Only one can win - which is it gonna be?</p> <h2>Let's talk philosophy for a second.</h2> <p>I've been thinking a lot about our fitness journey - more specifically, all the excuses, reasons, and other things people all too often claim are preventing them from reaching their goals. As a personal trainer and fitness coach, I get to know people in the context of both their goals and these things... and I hear a lot of commonalities. There are certainly some real, legitimate toughies people face, but by and large one truth reveals itself to be absolute time and time again -</p> <h3><strong>If you want it bad enough you will find a way.</strong></h3> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/an-unstoppable-force-and-an-immovable-object.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Getting ready for the next big thing to come</li> <li>Another review hits iTunes</li> <li>And we talk about the unstoppable force, the immovable object, and some things to think about in your fitness journey.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/how-to-find-the-motivation-to-do-it.html"> How To Find The Motivation To Do It</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/suck-it-up-buttercup-how-bad-do-you-want-it.html"> Suck It Up, Buttercup - How Bad Do You Want It?</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/always-work-hard-never-give-nothing-guaranteed.html"> Always Work Hard, Never Give In. Nothing Is Guaranteed.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/going-it-alone.html">Going It Alone - What To Consider To Ensure Success</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#87 - Always Work Hard, Never Give In. Nothing Is Guaranteed.
<h2>Complacency is the enemy.</h2> <p>Sometimes we get a little too comfortable in our fitness. When that happens, we start getting complacent and taking things for granted. That was me... until this past weekend.</p> <h2>My 10th marathon finish was... something...</h2> <p>The 2018 Providence Marathon was my 3rd time at Providence, and my 10th marathon finish. It was, overall, a good day - it was not, however, what I was expecting. I had grand visions of setting a PR at my 10th full marathon and having this amazing landmark day. Instead, it was an average performance and not all that remarkable aside from it being my 10th marathon. While I may not have had a new PR and all kinds of fanfare, I DID walk away with some very valuable lessons.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/always-work-hard-never-give-nothing-guaranteed.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>It's finally warm! Like, all the time!</li> <li>Darrell's recent nutrition efforts</li> <li>Providence Marathon 2018 <ul> <li>how it went and lessons learned</li> <li>fight complacency and find your fire!</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#86 - Going It Alone - What To Consider To Ensure Success
<h2>Are you a lone wolf?</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not everyone has a workout buddy or coach, and that's ok! There are, though, some things you should consider if you plan to take this on alone.</span></p> <h2>Taking on the world - solo.</h2> <p>I have to start by saying, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking on your fitness journey solo. Many people have done it, are doing it, and will do it in the future - with great success! I find, though, that most people flying solo in the gym don't necessarily start off that way on purpose. Sometimes you just get going and you haven't thought to bring anyone along for the ride.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>What I'm saying is - think about it.</strong></span></p> <p>Before you dive face first into your fitness journey give a little thought to whether you WANT to do it alone... or if you'd maybe like someone to share in the fun and excitement. You might find the process will be more enjoyable and, ultimately, productive if you've got someone to help push you, keep you accountable, and even just talk to.</p> <p><strong>"Nah, I'm good. Me, Myself, and I - that's it."</strong></p> <p>Ok - so you DO actually <em>want </em>do to do it alone. That's totally fine! There ARE a few things I'd like to ask you to consider before you get up and running alone, though. Humor me here, k?</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/05/going-it-alone.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Technology hates me</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">I subscribe to WAY too many podcasts</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Food tracking and a wake-up call</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And a conversation about going it alone… both in podcasting… and fitness.</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#85 - What's So Scary About Commitment?
<h2>JOIN NOW! - <em>NO COMMITMENT!!!</em></h2> <p>Every time I see or hear these words in a gym ad I get so upset. You see, FitFriends... we're approaching "commitment" all wrong...</p> <h2>Why are we afraid of commitment?</h2> <p>I find it mindblowing that so many gyms out there use "no commitment" as a major selling point. With that said, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that the 12, 18, or 24 month commitment term is the biggest hangup people have when considering joining my gym. What are we so afraid of? Being on the hook for a monthly payment for that same period? Well, the only reason THAT should be a problem is if you're not using it and paying for <em>nothing</em>. I submit to you... that <em>that </em>situation is what we should REALLY be afraid of, not the fact that if it happens we're left holding the bag financially.</p> <h3>What - or <em>who</em> - are we really committing to, anyway?</h3> <p>Most people stop at the first level here - you're signing on the dotted line and committing to pay $xx.xx each month for the next however-many-months. That, however, is not the only thing you're committing to... and the gym isn't the one you're making this <em>other </em>commitment to... So let's get in-depth here and chat about what's REALLY so scary about commitment. In episode 85 of the So THIS Is Fitness podcast.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/whats-scary-about-commitment.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What’s been going on recently</li> <li>Change being in the air</li> <li>Dinosaurs catching up with 2018</li> <li>Commitment - what’s so scary about it and, maybe… why it shouldn’t be.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#84 - Suck It Up, Buttercup - How Bad Do You Want It?
<h2>What's <em>REALLY</em> Stopping you?</h2> <p>If your fitness journey isn't producing the results you were hoping for... you may have to reassess your attitude, your priorities, and honestly ask yourself - how bad do you want it?</p> <h2>You could call it "failure to launch".</h2> <p>I'll cut right to the chase - FitWife Megan and I are having a particularly rough go of it lately. We're 3 and a half months in and we're not nearly as far along as we expected we'd be. Needless to say - we're not getting the results we'd hoped for. If we're being honest with ourselves... we know why.</p> <h3><strong>Nobody said it'd be easy.</strong></h3> <p>We, of course, <em>knew</em> going into this that it wouldn't be "easy", after all - we've done this before! With great success, I might add. This time, for many reasons, has just been so much harder. Part of that difficulty has been our own fault. We've made excuses, we drag our feet on a regular basis, and we just generally aren't approaching this with anything you could call "enthusiasm" or "drive".</p> <h3><strong>"Suck it up, Buttercup."</strong></h3> <p>Frankly, we need to get our sh*t together and quit whining. We know what we need to do (mostly), we know we have the time necessary to get it done, and whatever pieces we're missing or in need of fine-tuning... we have the knowledge necessary to make it happen. So, really, what we need to ask ourselves is this - "How bad do you want it?"</p> <p>And THAT, <em>all </em>of that, is exactly the conversation we have on this week's episode. We do sort of a post-mortem on the last 3 and a half months of the journey (mostly FitWife Megan's) and determine how to move forward.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/04/suck-it-up-buttercup-how-bad-do-you-want-it.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Stretching and foam rolling</li> <li>Don’t leave food unattended near darrell</li> <li>Vegans, Protein, and a big fat steak</li> <li>We talk about the journey, how it’s going, and how to adjust when it seems like things just aren’t going your way.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href= "https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=958171&u=1517027&m=68998&urllink=&afftrack=" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Foam Rollers and Recovery at ProSource Fitness</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#83 - Fighting Your Body - What Is "Set-Point Theory"?
<h2>What if you ARE doing everything right?</h2> <p>If you feel like you're doing everything right in your weight loss quest... maybe you are. Maybe your body is fighting you and you don't even know it.</p> <h2>Maybe you're NOT crazy!</h2> <p>We all "know" what we need to do to lose weight and get healthy. The basics, anyway - right? We need to get active, burn more calories than we consume, and make better food choices. Unfortunately, even when we're SURE we're getting it right... we might still not be seeing the results we expect. "<strong>WHAT GIVES?!" </strong>You may find yourself screaming into the heavens. This is the part where you usually start questioning what you're doing. We naturally assume we MUST be doing something wrong, and we look to make a change or we seek out one of those mythical "magic pills" or quick fix solutions or programs everyone peddles on the internet and TV.</p> <h3><strong>But what if you're NOT doing something wrong?</strong></h3> <p>What if I told you there might ACTUALLY be something deeper at play here? That despite the lack of results you see on the scale and in the mirror... you're not entirely off-base with how you're approaching your fitness and nutrition efforts? Now, before we go <strong>any</strong> further, I need to be clear that I am NOT saying<em> </em>this is for-sure the cause of any one person's problem. What I'm doing here is highlighting a theory in the fitness world that may hold some answers for some people (including me).</p> <h2><strong>We're talking about "Set-Point Theory".</strong></h2> <p>"Set-Point Theory" posits that much like our bodies fight to maintain our body temperature at a "set-point" of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, so too does our body fight to maintain us at a "set-point" <em>weight</em>. While the body temperature set-point is much the same for every human being on the planet, the set-point <em>weight</em> varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The body fights to maintain this "set-point" in two main ways, and the short version here is... it's doing it for a VERY good, but <em>slightly</em> out-dated reason. As for how, why, and how to deal with this? That's exactly what we discuss in Episode 83 of the So THIS Is Fitness podcast.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/caffeine-preworkout-energy-drink.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>An unexpected break, and the curveballs life throws at you</li> <li>Lack of running, no lack of positivity</li> <li>A brand new sponsor!</li> <li>And we talk about Set-Point Theory - the biggest and oldest thing screwing with your weight loss efforts that nobody is talking about.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#82 - I Love Caffeine and Crushing A Good Workout
<h2>Just a little boost...</h2> <p>Sometimes, even though we're motivated, we need a little kick-start - a boost - to help fitness happen. So we seek out a pre-workout, an energy drink, coffee, or some other caffeine source. But should we?</p> <h2>I WANT to... but I'm so <em>tired</em>...</h2> <p>I am all about fitness - it's just a thing I do. It's <em>who </em><em>I am</em>. I run, I lift, I do fitness. I help <em>others </em>do fitness. And I absolutely, positively, LOVE it. That said... I don't just spring out of bed at 4 am in workout clothes ready to conquer the day. My love of the game isn't enough... so sometimes (read: every day) I seek out a little something extra. A boost. Our good friend <em>caffeine.</em> People the world over do this at all times of day and for many reasons. We seek out coffee, energy drinks, even caffineated products like gum or straight-up caffeine pills. When you gotta do it... you gotta do it, right?</p> <h3><strong>We do this in the fitness world, too.</strong></h3> <p>When the product is for fitness, though, it's not just a caffeinated beverage... it's a <em>pre-workout</em>. Granted, these pre-workouts are, indeed, a bit of a different animal - they have more and varied ingredients and achieve effects above and beyond simply waking us up. We do, however, have to be very conscious of what, exactly those ingredients are and how they'll affect us.</p> <h2><strong>This is something we should be very conscious of in general.</strong></h2> <p>We've all seen the headlines and news stories telling us energy drinks are bad for our health. Honestly, the news reports aren't wrong, but I'm pleased to report it's not the caffeine that's the devil in that detail. And further good news - there's ways to have your cake and eat it too, so to speak, with the "energy drink" thing. So, let's take some time today to talk about that boost we need, how we get it, and how we <em>should </em>get it.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/caffeine-preworkout-energy-drink.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An epic comeback</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Alcohol and fitness</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Enjoying your workout vs dealing with a chore</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">caffeine, coffee, preworkouts and energy drinks in fitness and life including</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">An overview of how they work, what they’re for, why people use them, and why maybe you shouldn’t.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Episode Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2Gf3njZ" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bang Energy Drink variety pack on Amazon</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2INY4X9" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bang Energy Drink - Peach Mango 12 pk on Amazon</a></p> <p><a href="https://amzn.to/2ugOAAk" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bamg Energy Drink - Power Punch 12 pk on Amazon</a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#81 - How To Find The Motivation To Do It.
<h2>"Motivate me!"</h2> <p>I've been seeing a lot of posts online where people ask others to motivate them. I don't think they truly understand where health and fitness motivation realy comes from...</p> <h2>Motivation - it's what moves us.</h2> <p>I'm truly baffled by these posts I've been seeing on the many Facebook groups I'm a part of. People go on there, say they're not feeling it and can't get their rear in gear, and ask others to "motivate" them to get it done and go work out. I simply can't understand this. When they ask their post is, of course, flooded with positive comments encouraging to go tend to their fitness needs and desires - but is that enough? Does that, in and of itself, truly get these people up and out the door to put in a solid session at the gym? Is that really all it takes?</p> <h2><strong>It makes me wonder... "why?".</strong></h2> <p>Honestly, when we're talking about motivation in a fitness context, we have to think about the "why". "Why" are you doing this? "Why" are you working on health and fitness, and what are your goals? I say this because to truly understand how to motivate someone to do a thing, you have to understand what motivation really is. And once you understand THAT, you can begin to understand where it comes from.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/how-to-find-the-motivation-to-do-it.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A progress update on my (and FitWife Megan's) renewed fitness journey</li> <li>A little clarification on how to eat enough... and how NOT to eat too little</li> <li>We get a little personal talking about where to find the motivation to "do it".</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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# 80 - Calories and Macros: How To Eat Right - Simple
<h2>"Keep It Simple, Stupid."</h2> <p>We tend to overcomplicate things and make life hard - like with nutrition! Good news is - it's as easy as figuring out calories, macros, and making good choices.</p> <h2>Less isn't always more.</h2> <p>We make this "fitness and nutrition" thing way harder than it has to be. We go half-cocked with information we sort of think we understand but didn't fully research, and then get upset when it's not working. One of the most common things I see, for example, is people under-eating. Yes, <em>under</em>-eating, not over-eating.</p> <p><em><strong>But I'm supposed to be at a calorie deficit for weight loss, right?!</strong></em></p> <h3><strong>Well, yes, but that's only part of it.</strong></h3> <p>See, we stop listening when we hear that part. What we don't hear, as a result, is that while we need to be at a deficit to lose weight, there IS, beyond that, such a thing as eating too little. And then there's the matter of macros.</p> <p><em><strong>What's a macro? Is that like Keto?</strong></em></p> <p>And now you see how we land in a problem, right?</p> <p>So maybe it's time we keep things simple and bring it all back to basics. I realized it's been quite some time since I've talked about nutrition on the blog and podcast. I feel like this is a topic that bears repeating, so here we are having the conversation. Let's talk about how much to eat (calories), what it should be composed of (macros) and what kind of choices to and not to make for it to all work.</p> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/calories-and-macros-eat-right.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How the journey is going, and falling back in love with running</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A quick word on trusting opinions</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Thoughts on coffee, sugar, and sweeteners</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we try to make a big complicated discussion a little simpler - calories, macros, nutrition, and how to eat right.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Episode Resources:</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2Fo5fD5" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><span style="font-weight: 400;">NOW Foods Better Stevia on Amazon</span></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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# 79 - Sweat, Fat Burn, and how it all REALLY works
<h2>Sweat means nothing.</h2> <p>Well, it doesn't mean NOTHING, but we seem to think it has a much larger role than it really does. For SOME reason we think sweat is a clear indicator of fat burn. It's time we had a talk about sweat, fat burn, and how it all REALLY works.</p> <h2>Have you had a good "sweat session" lately?</h2> <p>Let's get right to the point here - there's this idea out there that the more you sweat, the more fat you burn. People are FIERCELY defensive of this idea - that sweat is somehow an indicator of the efficacy of a workout. </p> <h3>This idea is dead wrong...</h3> <h2><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/03/sweat-fat-burn-and-how-it-all-really-works.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about life, and how some things never change</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">My current progress, and the progress of someone else, too…</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A little unsolicited advice about muscle soreness and artificial sweeteners</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we have a BIG, rather educational discussion about sweating, fat burn, how they each work, and the relationship between the two.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#78 - Sexy Or Dangerous - The Shocking Truth About Waist Trainers
<h2>Some lessons shouldn't be learned the hard way.</h2> <p>There's always fads that come and go, and it's usually ok to let people learn from their mistakes. Some mistakes, though... are too harmful for trial and error...</p> <h2>I care. Sometimes, too much.</h2> <p>There are a lot of different diet fads and fitness fads that fly around from time to time. Everyone is always looking for the quick fix... the magic button... the easy answer. Most of them, honestly, are relatively harmless. The worst thing that'll happen as a result of trial and error, in most cases, is bouncing back and regaining the weight you lost. Well, that and a modest sum of wasted time and money.</p> <h3><strong>Sometimes, though, more is on the line.</strong></h3> <p>While most fitness and diet fads are relatively harmless, some can land you in real hot water. Not everything is safe to try at home, by yourself, unsupervised and unguided. Oftentimes people simply don't realize the damage they can do to their own body. Unfortunately, one of today's popular fitness trends is a failed experiment of the past brought back to life.</p> <h3><strong>Waist Training is a thing again. And it needs to die.</strong></h3> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/02/sexy-or-dangerous-the-shocking-truth-about-waist-trainers.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></span></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about the new digs and recent happenings</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How the fitness journey is going so far</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A brief bit of unsolicited advice on heart rate training</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And a serious conversation about a hot fitness trend out there - waist training.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#77 - How To Become A World Class Athlete
<h2>I keep tellin ya: it IS possible!</h2> <p>I feel like a broken record sometimes but really, we all have it in us to do the “impossible”. Each and every one us has that potential in us. We just need to figure out how to become the best in the world. Simple, right? Well… my guest on podcast #55 is here to share how SHE did it.</p> <h3>Caroline Boller started like so many of us.</h3> <p>She got into running as a casual recreational activity. An escape… a release from the stresses, pressures, and demands of “real life”. She was able to embrace the outdoors, soak up nature, and just be. Then one day… she saw something that changed things.</p> <h2><em><strong>“…I wonder if I can do that, too….”</strong></em></h2> <p>It started just like that – a curiosity. Caroline Boller, Average Jane American, witnessed the finish line of a 50 mile ultramarathon. And what she saw surprised her. She saw that it looked like any other race finish line. As she saw runners finishing, some totally wiped out and some totally fine... the thought struck her. This looks just like any half-marathon finish line… but it’s 50 miles! Hey… maybe I can do it, too…</p> <h2>What happened next was… well… extraordinary.</h2> <p>And it's what we get into this episode.</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/2/become-world-class-athlete.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post / show notes click here!</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Caroline Boller chats with us about going from Average Jane to world record ultra runner... and HOW any one of us could do it.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#76 - 4 Fitness Myths Busted, Explained, and Solved
<h2>There's so much information out there.</h2> <p>With the wealth of health, fitness, and nutrition information available to us today, it's a wonder we're able to keep it all straight. Not all of it is right, though. Let's bust 4 of the most common fitness myths.</p> <h2>I've said this before - </h2> <p>Great thing about the internet is - anyone can put their thoughts, ideas, and assertions out there. Terrible thing about the internet is... <em>you get the idea.</em> So with all this mis-information out there presented as fact, it can be tough to distinguish the real from the fake. That, friends, is where I come in.</p> <h3>We're gonna bust 4 myths.</h3> <p>I realize I can't take down ALL the falsehoods in the fitness world in one fell swoop. After all - how do you eat an elephant? <em>One bite at a time.</em> So I'm gonna slowly hack away at this - we'll knock out about 4 myths at a time. Prepare to (maybe) have your fitness world SHATTERED! Honestly... I hope not. I bet you guys are smarter than that :)</p> <h2><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/02/4-fitness-myths-busted-explained-solved.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></span></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Life, moving, and a well timed sickness</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our current progress, and a conversation at the gym</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A little unsolicited advice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we explain and bust 4 commonly believed health and fitness myths keeping you from your best results.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#75 - Things Your Coach Would Love For You To Know
<h2>Some things are better left unsaid.</h2> <p>There are things your coach would love for you to know... but they'll never tell you. Why? Well... like I said - some things are better left unsaid...</p> <h2>There's so many things...</h2> <p>There are so many thoughts that go through my head I wish I could share. Internal monologues I'd love to say out loud, feelings I'd love to share with the people in the gym - both those I do <em>and </em>don't work with. There's so many things about this job that people just don't know, and don't realize. Every day... when certain situations come up... I wish I could just tell people how I feel. How it really is. Break the myths they hold as truth and shed a little light on how it really is.</p> <h2><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/02/things-your-coach-would-love-for-you-to-know.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></span></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>75 episodes - wow!</li> <li>A progress update</li> <li>A little unsolicited advice</li> <li>And things personal trainers wish you knew… but might not say out loud...</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#74 - That Feeling When You Turn The Tide
<h2>We're talking about the missing link, people!</h2> <p>We talk a lot about how hard it is to start a fitness routine, and it's always countered with how great it is to BE on the other side. What we DON'T talk about... is that feeling when you turn the tide of battle. The feeling... when you start winning... and you <em>know </em>it.</p> <h2>It's <em>arguably </em>better than winning itself.</h2> <p>Think about it - everybody whines about the difficulties in getting started in sticking with it. We talk about all the road blocks and hurdles and challenges we face that keep us from our ultimate goal. Those people get countered by those who have reached the other side, like me, and can't stop going on about how great it is over here. We preach how "worth it" it is and how great it feels. I, however, want to draw attention to something I feel is more important.</p> <h2><strong>It happens on the journey.</strong></h2> <p>Often you'll hear people talking about how the journey is more important than the destination - I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree. A finish line is simply the starting line of the next journey. There's a really cool moment that happens while you're on your journey. For some people it takes quite a while to reach, and for others it takes hardly any time at all. It's that moment where you feel a shift. One day you wake up, or you do a thing - maybe you've just finished a workout, and all of a sudden you have a realization. You realize... you're starting to win. It's starting to happen. It's not as hard anymore. For me, this time around- I realized getting myself out of bed and off to the gym wasn't as much of a challenge anymore. I <em>realized </em>it was beginning to be a regular part of my routine again. And that feeling when I realized the tide was turning in my favor was <em>amazing.</em></p> <h2><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/01/that-feeling-when-you-turn-the-tide.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></span></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Milestones and what’s coming</li> <li>Addressing some questions and needs from the internet</li> <li>That feeling when you turn the tide of battle</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p> </p>
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#73 - Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
<h2>We're not perfect.</h2> <p>With that in mind, it's no surprise that, sometimes... ok- often... we go looking for love in all the wrong places. Of course, I mean that in the context of our health & fitness... and where, exactly, we seek answers...</p> <h2>We're just doing what we've been taught, really.</h2> <p>This is really quite simple, when you think about it - we have problems, and we're seeking solutions in the "best", most efficient way we know how! That's not so bad... is it? I may be calling it "looking for love in all the wrong places"... but it's really crowdsourcing. There's a problem, though...</p> <h3><strong>Not everything should be crowdsourced.</strong></h3> <p>From important surgeries to unfortunate, unforeseen emergencies... we're not afraid to crowdsource things we can't handle ourselves. Unfortunately, it seems "solutions to our health and fitness problems" are also one of those things. When we have a potential injury or health issue, we look not to a doctor or trained professional... but to the <em>internet.</em> We turn to random strangers we've never met. Not only do we not <em>know</em> these people... we certainly don't know their qualifications relative to our issues. This is, most certainly, a problem... when you consider the potential ramifications of acting on bad advice. Might we get lucky and be ok? Yeah, <em>maybe</em> - but what if we're not so lucky? Maybe we should have a chat about why looking to the faceless masses on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is <em>not </em>the best plan of action for our nutrition, fitness, health, and injury-fixing needs...</p> <h2><strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/01/how-to-stay-on-track-and-win-the-war.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></h2> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about how things have been going lately</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some new ventures I’m looking at</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And how we’re looking for love in all the wrong places… by asking questions we need answers to in places where Rwe might get the WRONG answers</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#72 - How To Stay On Track And Win The War
<h2>We're getting to the hard part.</h2> <p>This is the time of year where the fun and excitement wears off, fitness gets hard, and we have to figure out how to stay on track. It's gonna be hard... but it CAN be done.</p> <h2>It's not "New Year's" anymore...</h2> <p>It's mid-January - the excitement and thrill of the "new year, new me" fitness <em>thing</em> is going to start wearing off soon. When that happens, people start realizing just how hard taking care of your health, fitness, and nutrition can be. Welcome to the reason so many "resolutioners" fall off the fitness wagon. There are gonna be a lot of things that can start creeping up to knock you off-track, but you CAN beat them, and you CAN stay on track with your health, fitness, and nutrition endeavors! You've just got to have a little faith, a little grit, and a lot of determination. How? Give a listen to Episode 72 of the podcast and find out :)</p> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/01/how-to-stay-on-track-and-win-the-war.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>CAFFEINE and early mornings</li> <li>How the new year new fitness journey is going so far for me</li> <li>And how YOU can stay on track and win the war that is your fitness journey</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#71 - We're Starting Over... And It's Not The End Of The World
<h2><strong>This sucks.</strong></h2> <p>Plain and simple truth is... starting from scratch when you know where you USED to be is super frustrating. So, yes - we're starting over... and it's not the end of the world. It doesn't have to be for you, either.</p> <h2>It's going to be tough.</h2> <p>I won't sugar-coat it, FitFriends... starting over is going to be tough. It doesn't have to defeat you, though! I've got some quick tips to keep you not just surviving, but THRIVING, during this go-'round -</p> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2018/01/starting-not-end-world.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Snowpocalypse has come to New England!</li> <li>Why starting over isn't the end of the world</li> <li>What we're doing to make this a success!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/01/19-2017-goalsetting-getting-uncomfortable.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast #17 - 2017, Goalsetting, and Getting Uncomfortable</a></li> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/08/america-the-fat.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">America The Fat</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#70 - How To Do The New Year Right
<h2><strong>We've been here before.</strong></h2> <p>With the New Year looming we're sitting here doing two things - fondly (or not-so-fondly) looking back on the past year... and planning the next. We know what happens next though - things don't go as planned. If they did... we wouldn't be making "New Year's Resolutions"... would we? So how about this time... we do the new year right?</p> <h2><strong>There's a few things to fix, here...</strong></h2> <p>I'm sorry to say, it's not just the usual "things fall apart" situation that we need to address if we're going to "do the New Year right". We have the potential for a truly amazing year... but only if we really take a good hard look at the usual course of things. So, rather than my usual long, preachy New Year's blog post... I'm simply going to make a few requests (and expand on this in the podcast)...</p> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/how-to-do-the-new-year-right.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk cold, the holidays coming to an end, and the New Year!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about what a “new year’s resolution really is”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How we’ve been doin some people wrong</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And things to think about as we move into the new year</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/01/19-2017-goalsetting-getting-uncomfortable.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast #17 - 2017, Goalsetting, and Getting Uncomfortable</a></li> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/08/america-the-fat.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">America The Fat</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#69 - The Ripple Effect - Yes, The Gift You Give Matters!
<h2>"A pebble in the pond..."</h2> <p>We don't always think of ourselves as particularly "powerful", but maybe we should. Each and every one of us has the power to throw even just a pebble in the pond. The pebble may not make a big splash, but the ripple effect is not to be underestimated...</p> <h2><strong>Yes, the "gift" you give matters!</strong></h2> <p>Even a simple action can have immense consequences and effects. Simply put, it is ALWAYS worth giving your best effort to have a positive impact in the world. Even if you think you're just throwing a pebble in the pond, FitFriends, don't underestimate the power of the ripples you can create.</p> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/the-ripple-effect-yes-the-gift-you-give-matters.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The holiday season and getting back on the horse</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Recognizing Reviews!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The unexpected revival of a thing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And thoughts about gifts, giving, the ripples we make and the power we really have.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/kind-good-power-millinocket-marathon.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Episode #68 - Be Kind, Do Good - The Power Of The Millinocket Marathon</a></li> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2016/12/16-millinocket-and-the-golden-road.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Episode #16 - Millinocket & The Golden Road</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.crowathletics.com/millinocket/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Marathon Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/490036384693009/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Live Podcast Facebook Event</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.healthiq.com/sothisisfitness" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">See how much Health IQ can save YOU on life insurance, you healthy person, you :)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#68 - Be Kind, Do Good - The Power Of The Millinocket Marathon
<h2>Sometimes... an event is... <em>more</em>...</h2> <p>Every so often in the course of human existence... something truly beautiful happens. It's not always obvious and you don't always know it's happening. Sometimes, people can pass right through it and be none the wiser. But those who catch a glimpse... and realize what's going on... know they're witnessing, or perhaps understand that <em>they're a part of... </em>something truly special. That, FitFriends, is what has been happening in the small Northern Maine town of Millinocket...</p> <h2><strong>"Be kind, do good"</strong></h2> <p>When we're little we're taught a lot of very simple rules to live by. Brush your teeth before bed. Don't push, hit, or hurt people. Say please and thank you. So many things, all just like that, which essentially boil down to "be kind, do good". It's simple, core values like this that seem to have taken root in what has fast become a truly impressive, rather transformative weekend each December in sleepy little Millinocket, Maine.</p> <p><strong><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/kind-good-power-millinocket-marathon.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We chronicle our trip to Millinocket, Maine for the 3rd annual Millinocket Marathon & Half</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We catch part of our drive into town and what we’re excited about</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We chat with Jen and Trish from the Moose Drop In</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Have a live podcast with race director Gary Allen</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And recap our experience afterwards</span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you were there or you’re thinking about going, you won’t wanna miss this!</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2016/12/16-millinocket-and-the-golden-road.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Episode #16 - Millinocket & The Golden Road</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.crowathletics.com/millinocket/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Marathon Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/490036384693009/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Live Podcast Facebook Event</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#67 - Keep It Simple - How To Find The Best Running Shoes
<h2>It's just SHOES... why is this so complicated?</h2> <p>You would think buying a pair of running shoes is as easy as finding your size, making sure you like how they look, and paying for them... right? Well, sadly, that has not been my experience. On Episode 67 of the podcast, though... I chat with a man who wants to make it nice and easy to find the shoe that's best for you... and make it easy to buy it, too! </p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/keep-it-simple-how-to-find-the-best-running-shoes.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <h2><strong>Jens Jakob Andersen is a man on a mission.</strong></h2> <p>Jens created RunRepeat.com with a simple mission - make it easy to find your next running shoe. To do this, he's created a pretty solid one-stop-shop for running shoes. On his site you can find boatloads of reviews on shoes, you can find each shoe boiled down to pros and cons given by numerous expert and "normal people" reviews, and you can even buy the shoe via their "deal links". I have to admit... I was pretty impressed not just by the sheer volume of information on RunRepeat... but also by how non-threatening and easy-to-consume it all was.</p> <h2><strong>The man has really done it, FitFriends.</strong></h2> <p>If you're looking for your next running shoe... you really should check it out. He provides all the info you could need, broken down in helpful, easy-to-understand ways and sorted to show you what is, arguably, the best shoes out there. That said, though... there's one important question left to answer that I HOPE you're asking:</p> <h2><strong>How do I know the shoe that's best... for ME?</strong></h2> <p>This is the question I posed to him... and while Jens and I may differ on some points... we can both definitely agree on one. Give a listen to our chat to hear the full discussion, and check below to see what, exactly, is in this episode!</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Being sick is no fun</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Millinocket is finally here!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A chat with Jens Jakob Andersen of RunRepeat.com</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who he is</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What RunRepeat.com is</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">What YOU need to know about buying running shoes</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And more</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2016/12/16-millinocket-and-the-golden-road.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Episode #16 - Millinocket & The Golden Road</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.crowathletics.com/millinocket/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Marathon Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/490036384693009/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Millinocket Live Podcast Facebook Event</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jensjakobandersen" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Jens Jakob Andersen on Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/runrepeatcom/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">RunRepeat on Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.runrepeat.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Find RunRepeat.com online!</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! 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Fitbite #2 - 7 smart ways to improve your cold winter runs
<h2><strong>Cold weather running is rough.</strong></h2> <p>You know it, I know it... we all know it. Running outdoors in the cold is roughhhhh. It doesn't have to be, though. What if there were some ways to make it... slightly less painful? Wouldn't that be nice?</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/12/7-smart-ways-improve-cold-winter-runs.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p><strong>Let's keep this simple, shall we?</strong></p> <p>This doesn't have to be a complicated endeavor... this winter running thing. It can be just as simple as warm weather jaunts. In the spirit of that... we've covered this topic in a FitBite episode today - a short, bite-sized episode with a short, bite-sized topic. We've got 7 ways for you to win this winter with your cold weather runs - see "what's in this episode" for more.</p> <h3><strong>See? Nice and simple, FitFriends.</strong></h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>It's Winter! Prepping for our trip, the Q & A with Gary Allen... and the COLD!</li> <li>7 Tips to crush your winter runs <ul> <li>The 20 Degree Rule - How To Dress</li> <li>visibility</li> <li>Creative Warm-Up</li> <li>Ground Conditions, and how to approach your run</li> <li>Hydration</li> <li>Dread Not The Treadmill</li> <li>Acceptance</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>"Buy Stuff" Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2i8IYiU" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nathan Speedmax Plus 22oz Handheld Bottle</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2AySBBW" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nathan VaporKrar 12L Hydration Vest</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#66 - Eyes On The Prize - How To Crush Your First Marathon
<h2>So, you wanna run a marathon, huh?</h2> <p>There's a lot of questions to answer when you're getting ready to take on your first marathon or half-marathon. Fortunately, many people have come before you and had the same questions you undoubtedly now are asking. Well, friends - no need to reinvent the wheel here - let's answer some of those questions and get you ready for your next big achievement!</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/11/eyes-on-the-prize-how-to-crush-your-first-marathon.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p> </p> <h2><strong>Some of you are ready, some of you are not.</strong></h2> <p>I primarily mean that in terms of attitude, but I suppose it also applies in terms of skill and ability. If you're not sure that you're ready to take on your first marathon or half... THAT'S OK! There's probably a lot of pros and cons you're weighing in your efforts to make the decision. I'm hoping that the questions and answers in this episode will help. For those of you who are totally ready to take the plunge, well, you're gonna need some info and some prep, friend. After all, you don't just run into battle in your undies, right? <strong>NO! </strong>Of course not! You suit up, get battle ready, and charge into the fray with a plan.</p> <h2><strong>So, here we are, in the planning stages.</strong></h2> <p>What you'll hear in this episode is a recording of a q & a session I held at Anytime Fitness Attleboro (the club I coach out of). The people who are attending submitted the questions asked and asked some more during the recording. All of these people are regular Joe's and Jane's just like you. And like you... they're either considering or already committed to running their first full or half marathon. </p> <h3><strong>Yes, they are bravely ready to dive in.</strong></h3> <p>They'll be taking on the Providence Marathon & Half with me on May 6th, 2018... and I couldn't be prouder or more excited for them! They're going to learn a lot about themselves and what they're <em>really </em>capable of both throughout the process and when it's all said and done. So, like them, I encourage you to be brave, get prepared, and take on YOUR next challenge. I hope this episode helps... and if you've got questions I didn't answer in this episode... email them to me! Podcast@SoTHISIsFitness.com</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Recording of a Q & A at Anytime Fitness Attleboro</li> <li>Topics covered -  <ul> <li>Distance, Progression, Training Plan & Technique</li> <li>Injury Prevention, Pain & Soreness</li> <li>Running, Fat Loss, & Muscle Gain</li> <li>Race Day Gear, Hydratino & Fuel</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>"Buy Stuff" Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2i8IYiU" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nathan Speedmax Plus 22oz Handheld Bottle</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2AySBBW" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nathan VaporKrar 12L Hydration Vest</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#65 - 10 Ways To Know Who To Trust On The Internet
<h2>Not everything is as "legit" as it seems.</h2> <p>The internet is an <strong>amazing</strong> place. Think about it - anything you want to know... you can find it on the internet! Everyone's got a voice on the internet - if you've got an opinion, you can share it with the world! It's a blessing and a curse, though... What if you're trying to figure something out? Do a little research to better yourself or solve a problem? How do you know what information to trust? I've got 10 ways... tips, maybe... to help you tell the difference between the gold and the garbage.</p> <p><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/?p=1522&preview=true" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Thanksgiving is here!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about the OVERabundance of information you can find online and how to weed through it to find the stuff you can actually… mostly… trust.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#64 - The Holiday Survival Guide - How To Avoid Cascading Failures
<h2>The "holiday season" can be tough.</h2> <p>On any normal day... life is hard enough as it is. Factor in everything that comes with the holidays... and it can be enough to derail <em>anyone</em>. It can be tough to juggle family, food, and travel. The easy option is to give up and stop trying to make nutrition and fitness work. I submit to you: <strong>there is a better way</strong>. This is my now-yearly pitch... I call it "The Holiday Survival Guide".</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/11/64-the-holiday-survival-guide-how-avoid-cascading-failures.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <h2><strong>I get it. Really, I do.</strong></h2> <p>Like I said - life is busy as it is. The holidays crank that up to 11. So much shopping, organizing, cooking, cleaning, and coordinating to do it can make your head spin. Work usually gets more difficult, which interferes with home and personal life. Then there's the holidays themselves and all the travel involved... plus the food is a nightmare. How am I supposed to stick to "the plan" with 82 holiday meals?</p> <h3><strong>Nobody said it was going to be easy.</strong></h3> <p>Do-able doesn't mean simple or easy. It's going to be hard work, just like fitness and nutrition, in general, are hard work. But at the end of the day...</p> <h3><strong>It's worth it.</strong></h3> <p>How great will it feel to make it to January 1st and to know... <em>"I did it. I made it through and didn't screw it all up".</em> There's a certain sense of victory at stake here, not to mention that whole "your health" thing. I've got some thoughts on how you can do this thing. So, give a listen to Episode 64 and find out what's in The Holiday Survival Guide.</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>How life has been for me lately</li> <li>What’s coming down the pipeline</li> <li>And how to avoid the cascading failures that tend to come with the holiday season <ul> <li>Including keeping your physical fitness and nutrition in line</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#63 - How To Live In The Awkward Space Between Places
<h2><strong>Waiting doesn't have to be boring.</strong></h2> <p>We've answered the question of "now what?"... but that's not the end. "What's next" might not actually START right away. It could be a training plan that starts in a month. It could be any number of scenarios, really. So the question now becomes... what do I do with myself until then? How do I live... <em>exist</em>... in this awkward space between places?</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/11/how-to-live-in-the-awkward-space-between-places.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>What’s been going on with me lately</li> <li>Thoughts on how to live in the awkward space between places</li> <li>And a quick review of some of my new and favorite gear and things from this year <ul> <li>Essential Oils and Aromatherapy <ul> <li>NOW Foods & MONQ</li> </ul> </li> <li>Nathan Speedmax Plus (hydration handheld)</li> <li>Nathan VaporKrar (hydration vest)</li> <li>Bib Belt</li> <li>Liquid Calories</li> <li>Nuun</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/09/essential-oils-101-need-know.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Episode 53 - Essential Oils 101 (blog/web player)</a> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness-health-fitness-running-weight-loss/id1185769801?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">(iTunes/Apple Podcasts link)</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wpbCUJ" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Diffusers on Amazon</a> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2evh16u" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">My Favorite - Black Metal Touch Diffuser</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wXyEDD" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Essential Oil kits on Amazon</a> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wtaMVj" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">My first one - Put Some Pep In Your Step</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wpcjxp" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Essential Oil blends on Amazon</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2ylrNRq" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Black Diamond Distance-Z Trekking Poles</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2hYQgpM" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Nathan Speedmax Plus</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2yl60tk" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Nathan VaporKrar Vest</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2zvlpsj" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy FuelBelt Race Number Belt</a></li> <li>Liquid Calories: <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2AwNMXb" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Gu Roctane Energy Mix</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2Ayv81e" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Electro Endurance</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2zwL2et" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy Nuun</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Archive on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href="http://sothisisfitness.com/reviews" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reviews on "So, THIS Is Fitness..."</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>E-mail - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#62 - Congrats! Now What? How To Deal With The Aftermath.
<h2><strong>When it's all done... what do we do?</strong></h2> <p> We spend months and months working towards a big goal race. Even more than that - we spend all year running, training, enjoying the weather and our sport. We cross the finish lines and make great achievements. When it's all said and done, though... now what? When we're left with no more races, and no more good running weather... until SPRING... what do we do? How do we deal with the fallout and aftermath of running season and our goal races?</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/11/congrats-now-what-how-to-deal-with-the-aftermath.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Baby steps toward positive change</li> <li>It’s almost time to go to almost canada</li> <li>And we talk about how to deal with the “aftermath” of race season including <ul> <li>Post-race blues</li> <li>Injury</li> <li>What got left by the wayside</li> <li>And answering the question of “now what?”</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#61 - The True Gift The Ultramarathon Gives To The Worthy
<h2>We must keep moving forward.</h2> <p>There are so many contexts in which that statement is relevant. I've been saying it a lot lately in the gym, too - If you're not moving forward, you're going backward. This past weekend I learned, definitively, that despite what I thought... I was not moving forward. Despite running, jogging, walking and <em>physically</em> moving forward for 60 miles over the course of 18 hours... I was not <em>moving forward</em>. And in that... I learned something. It took me a few days to get it... but it did hit me. I learned the true gift the Ultramarathon gives to the worthy.</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/10/the-true-gift-the-ultramarathon-gives-to-the-worthy" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post and show notes visit the blog here.</em></a></p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">We recap the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race Ultramarathon</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Talking about the lead-up</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The race day experience itself</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">And the lessons learned afterward…</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Including - where do we go from here?</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#60 - How To Smash Limits And Become The Impossible
<h2>The "impossible" is done all the time.</h2> <p>People say a thing is "impossible" for many reasons. Often it's because they simply don't fully understand it, can't fathom it, and thus dismiss it. Little do they know... the "impossible" is accomplished <em>all the time</em>. This weekend, I and many like me will go out to do exactly that - the "impossible".</p> <h2><strong>To finish a marathon is an incredible thing.</strong></h2> <p>For most people out there, a marathon represents a feat of incredible athletic ability. Many people set it as a goal event for themselves, and typically, their friends call them crazy for doing it. Running a marathon is, truly, something remarkable. To train properly for a marathon requires you to work out according to a very serious schedule. You must eat properly to fuel yourself through the runs and workouts. You need to procure the appropriate gear for the task. It takes early mornings, late nights, dedication, and an understanding circle of friends and family. Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a monumental thing. And yet... for some people... this is not enough.</p> <h3><em><strong>There exists a feat BEYOND the marathon.</strong></em></h3> <p>Unbeknownst to most people, there are organized endurance running events longer than a marathon. Those events are called Ultramarathons... and they are not for the faint of heart. Whatever a marathon requires of you, an ultramarathon demands it ten-fold. This is not to say those who complete a marathon are not "good enough" in some way... I simply mean to say that as hard as they worked to rise above the "common runner"... there is a whole level of achievement still waiting for those people.</p> <h3><strong>And once again, I'll be taking on this task.</strong></h3> <p>This weekend I, and many people like me, will take on the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race. Ghost Train is an ultramarathon which gives you 30 hours to complete as many 15 mile loops of the course as you can. Many come to this event hoping to claim a 100 mile finish, and the prize of a rail spike to commemorate their stunning victory. That's what I took home last year, and it's what I intend to bring home this year as well.</p> <h3><em>But what does it take to run an ultra?</em></h3> <p>Many people find out these incredible, impossible feats exist... and wonder "how?". How exactly does one break the limits of the "common man" and rise up to conquer such a feat? That is exactly what we discuss in Episode 60 of the podcast.</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>We talk about the busy week I’ve been having</li> <li>Ultramarathons, what they are, and why you’d do one</li> <li>The Ghost Train Rail Trail Race in particular</li> <li>And we get into things YOU need to know to be better prepared including <ul> <li>Things to pack</li> <li>Clothing, gear, and fueling considerations</li> <li>A bit about pacers and crew</li> <li>Strategy, risk management</li> </ul> </li> <li>And some final thoughts about what this is gonna be like including an answer to the question: <ul> <li>Are you ready? </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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FitBite #1 - Why Sport Needs To Be Good Clean Fun, Pure And Simple
<h2>Society is ruining everything.</h2> <p>Sorry to start off with a downer, but seriously... things are going to hell in a handbasket lately. It seems like nothing is sacred anymore, and the places we used to go to escape the noise are the latest victims being poisoned by the issues of today. Sport is a place that should be good, clean fun... but what I saw the other day tells me we're teetering on a very dangerous ledge.</p> <h3>Bad attitudes are viral.</h3> <p>All it takes is one bad apple to spoil the bunch - that's the old saying, right? Some days it seems truer than others. This past weekend FitWife Megan and I worked a half marathon and saw someone have a fit about something. Seeing that, and thinking about the deeper meaning and motivation behind it... made me think about things. Made me think about sport, and the innocence and purity it SHOULD have. About how it needs to remain the sacred place it is. So on this FIRST installment of The FitBite... we dive in and tackle it head on.</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>We finally solve a problem!</li> <li>We broach the topic of how running, and sport in general, needs to remain a fun, innocent getaway... at all costs.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#59 - Tomorrow Sounds Like A Really Fantastic Day
<h2>The irony is killing me.</h2> <p>These show notes have been in draft form for a couple days now. The episode itself was recorded the day after I wanted to publish it. And here we are. Still just now getting ready to publish. I think it's safe to say... we all land in this boat sometimes, yeah?</p> <h3>Nice to be my own best example.</h3> <p>I had a whole set of notes typed up and ready to go for this episode. I hunkered down, did my best to focus, and cranked it out. I had a whole, somewhat inspiring thing written about delaying and doing things "tomorrow. I talked about intent, and how we end up in this position. I even called myself out and said "damn it all, we're gonna get this right!".</p> <h3>And instead, here we are.</h3> <p>It's Sunday afternoon. This podcast episode... #59... was supposed to be published 3 days ago. This past THURSDAY. And yet, here I sit. At 4:30 on Sunday afternoon... retyping the show notes and getting ready to publish it. Again, to be fair, I had MEANT to publish yesterday. I hit "publish" and everything. But my wifi was disconnected and all the copy disappeared. You ever write a paper in school and accidentally close the window without saving? Paragraphs upon paragraphs... maybe even whole PAGES of your document... gone. Yeah... not the sort of thing that gets you amped up. I tried to re-write what I had... but at that point... it's so frustrating you just can't. So I said I'd come back to it later.</p> <h3>Welcome to the point of the discussion, FitFriends.</h3> <p>Later... Tomorrow... they seem like a really fantastic time, right? Right now I'm so frustrated... or upset... or overwhelmed... or overworked... or WHATEVER. But <em>tomorrow</em>... well, tomorrow I won't feel that way anymore. TOMORROW I can get this thing <em>done!</em> </p> <h3>There's a few problems with that theory, though.</h3> <p>Unfortunately, Tomorrow isn't as shiny and infallible as we make it out to be. As a matter of fact, there's quite a few large problems with Tomorrow... not the least of which is the fact that it often doesn't actually come. And this, my friends... is the discussion at hand. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>We bid a "warm" welcome to Fall</li> <li>We talk big changes coming for Darrell and So THIS Is Fitness</li> <li>We talk about "Tomorrow"...</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#58 - 4 Things To Know About Being A Personal Trainer
<h2>It takes a lot to be a Personal Trainer</h2> <p>I'm not just talking about knowing the body or counting reps. I'm not just talking about a great before and after photo to show off to potential clients. If you're thinking about becoming a Personal Trainer, thinking about working with one, or you're ALREADY working with one... you should consider these things I have to share...</p> <h3>I feel like I need a dual degree for this...</h3> <p>Living my life the way I do now, I often feel like I should've majored in exercise science in college. Of course, that opens up the whole "coulda, woulda, shoulda" conversation, and frankly... If I had to do it all over again, I'd probably do it all the same. In the end, living college the way I did landed me in a position to have that breakdown where I made a change. If that hadn't happened... Well, I wouldn't have found fitness, running, or this career I love.</p> <h2>But man, nobody's prepared enough for this.</h2> <p>When I said I feel like I need a dual degree for this... the other one would be psychology... or something like it. Idunno... what kind of degree does a therapist get?<br /> <br /> <strong>That's not meant to be an insult in the slightest.</strong></p> <p>I'm dead serious - There's a whole side to this job that a lot of people don't consider - the emotional. If you're gonna be worth your salt as a personal trainer, you HAVE to get to know people. Not just the surface-level, 2 kids and a dog stuff. I'm talking DEEP. I'm talking what makes these people tick, what stops them up, and what's gonna make or break them. The deeper motivations that drive them to success or failure.</p> <p><strong>That information doesn't come cheap.</strong></p> <p>When you get someone's deepest, darkest secrets, you get a whole lot of emotional baggage dumped on you. Sure, you can unpack it for them and lighten the load... But it takes a toll on you. There's a certain emotional currency you have to spend each and every day to do this job. It's almost like in The Green Mile (I only saw the movie) where Michael Clarke Duncan's character takes someone's illness upon himself and expels it out into the ether. It knocks him out for a while... takes a toll on him.</p> <p><strong>Don't mistake my meaning here.</strong></p> <p>This is most certainly a worthwhile venture. What I mean to say by all this... is the job isn't for everyone. I MEAN that if you're considering being a trainer... the emotional side of the job should be a big consideration. Again - this is MOST certainly a worthwhile venture. When you're able to get to the deeper levels of what makes a person who they are... you can find out where they REALLY want to be... and <em>why</em>. Then, you can begin to help them get there.</p> <p><strong>There are other considerations, of course.</strong></p> <p>Time, schedule, and your availability are all major considerations. These all help answer the bigger, and frankly very important question of "can I make a reliable living doing this?". The short answer? <em>"It depends."</em></p> <p><strong>Not an entirely satisfying answer, I know.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Darrell's feeling a bit under the weather</li> <li>We share some quick thoughts about seasonal change</li> <li>We talk about 4 things YOU need to consider about being a Personal Trainer</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#57 - Wasting The Gift - Why To Capitalize On Your Good Fortune
<h2>We're luckier than we realize.</h2> <p>Most of us go through life taking for granted what we've got. I'm not saying we're spoiled... I'm saying we don't know any better. Just like a small child doesn't understand the value of a dollar... maybe we don't realize the value of the gifts we've been given...</p> <h3>I've been thinking a lot lately...</h3> <p>There's a quote that's been on my mind from Steve Prefontaine - a prolific track and field athlete from the 70's.</p> <p><em>"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."</em></p> <p>I'm sure he was speaking in terms of professional or collegiate athletes giving their best performance in a competition setting. I think, however, what he said can apply just as easily to the rest of us. Yes, this is applicable to us "normies" in our daily life. More specifically, I think it's applicable to us in our fitness endeavors.</p> <h2>We aren't giving it our best.</h2> <p>More often than not, anyway, I find this to be true. I know if I look myself in the mirror and ask if I'm giving my best... it's a hard "no". But what does "giving your best" even mean? And what "gifts" are we wasting?</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I make some assumptions about you</li> <li>we chat about the gifts we've been given <ul> <li>and why not to waste them!</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#56 - We're Stronger Together - How To Achieve "Impossible" Goals
<h2>We all need a hand now and then.</h2> <p>Sometimes its to get where we're going... and sometimes it's to admit our TRUE destination. The fitness industry should be more than just a building full of equipment. It should be about coaches. And genuine care. With that kind of help... you can acknowledge your REAL goal. You know what I'm talking about...</p> <h3>There's something you're SECRETLY hoping to achieve.</h3> <p>It's that goal that floats in the back of your head. The one that's just beyond what you say out loud. The goal you think is a little too ambitious... so you pretend you don't want it. You're afraid you won't achieve it, and you don't want to set yourself up for a let-down. Well... I've got news for you.</p> <h2><em><strong>You only reach what you pursue.</strong></em></h2> <p>You're never gonna reach that secret goal if you don't start going after it. If you're afraid of failure, you paralyze yourself. When you don't move... don't <em>act</em>... of COURSE you're never gonna get there. At least, if you try, you've got a shot. And if your goal is in the least bit reasonable... who says you can't get there?</p> <h2>We are our own worst enemy.</h2> <p>I keep saying it, and will CONTINUE to say it... The only limits we TRULY have are the ones we set for ourselves. You've got to GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY, get OUT there, and go <em>get </em>it. You can achieve it. I did, and so can you. Dig in to the podcast episode and see what I mean.</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A quick bit about my trip to the Anytime Fitness Annual Conference</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A thought on Coaches, Personal Trainers, and my new job role</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we talk about those next level goals… you know - the one you pretend you doesn’t exist</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#54 - How To Win The War On Apathy And Ambivalence
<h2><strong>Sometimes... you just can't hold it in.</strong></h2> <p>Most days I have a lot on my mind. Things bug me, but I don't always take up a whole podcast episode to get it out of my system.. Sometimes, though... I just have to let it out and talk about it. Today is one of those days. I saw something on my way to work the other day that just sent me flying.</p> <h3>We're fighting a war.</h3> <p>Yes. a war. And today, I'm gonna tell you how to WIN. Today is all about letting you know how to win the war on apathy and ambivalence.</p> <h2>Isn't it a little extreme to call this a "war"?</h2> <p>Y'know what? No. No, I don't think so. I'm not gonna get all preachy on you... but trying to get people to spend time and money on their fitness... all too often it becomes a battle. And wars are made up of many battles. <em>Follow my logic here?</em></p> <p>In the end... it's pretty simple. And it's what we get into this episode.</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/09/how-to-win-the-war-on-apathy-and-ambivalence.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post / show notes click here!</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>We get right to it - a chat about apathy, ambivalence, ignorance and laziness... and how to beat them.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/08/america-the-fat.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">"America The Fat" blog post on So THIS Is Fitness</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#53 - Essential Oils 101 - What YOU Need To Know
<h2><strong>Sometimes treasure is hiding in plain sight.</strong></h2> <p>I don't know everything... nor will I ever claim to. When I find some new information that I feel has benefit not only to me, but to others... I want to share it! In the not-too-distant past I discovered "essential oils". I had seen them in passing but didn't know what they were... and didn't feel the need to investigate. As far as I knew they were just a small army of weird little bottles behind the counter at the natural food/supplement stores. When I went to NOW Foods headquarters in Illinois for a blogger event, though... one of our info workshops was all about essential oils.</p> <h3><strong>Boy oh boy... what a game-changer!</strong></h3> <p>I was impressed, intrigued, and I had to know more. From there, I totally fell down the rabbit hole, and I feel like everyone should know the benefits of this stuff.  THAT is why I chatted for an hour with Tina, Neil, and Alana from NOW Health Group (NOW Foods) all about "essential oils". This episode serves as a primer on all things "essential oil" - think of it as Essential Oils 101 - What YOU need to know about them. This is also the kick-off to what may end up being a WHOLE YEAR'S WORTH of articles, posts, and recipes. So BUCKLE UP - this is gonna be a good one :D</p> <h2><strong>So... how bout the basics?</strong></h2> <p>There is a TON of information in this episode, but let's break down some of the most basic basics to give you an idea.</p> <h3><strong>-Essential Oils are a liquid.</strong></h3> <p>These are oils/liquids that are distilled from a plant of some kind - like lavender, orange, clove, and many others. It's said that they were originally <em>called </em>essential oils because they were believed to hold the very <em>essence</em> of the aroma and the plant itself. There are two main methods used - steam distillation or cold pressing. In the end, sure, what's extracted is likely the very stuff of the plant that makes it smell like what it is. When it's all said and done they come in a little tiny glass bottle, typically amber colored.</p> <h3><strong>-Essential Oils are a "volatile aromatic compound".</strong></h3> <p>The really simple way to explain this is: "Volatile" means this liquid/oil very easily goes from liquid to gas at a relatively low temperature, like room temperature. Don't forget - when you smell something, it's because itty bitty particles of the thing itself have hit your smell receptors! So when you take the cap off and smell what's in the bottle, that's the liquid turning to gas and going in your nose! It happens that easily, and that's part of what makes essential oils ideal for aromatherapy.</p> <h3><strong>-There are a few different ways to use essential oils.</strong></h3> <p>The two main ways to use essential oils are topically and via aromatherapy. Topical uses include massage oil, in a bath, a spray mist, a roll-on stick, and many others. Aromatherapy use could be through a room spray or, more commonly, a diffuser. There IS a third way - internally. This method, however, is VERY controversial and can be dangerous.</p> <h3><strong>-Essential oils should be treated with caution.</strong></h3> <p>Essential oils are typically sold at 100% purity. They are very potent and should ALWAYS be mixed or diluted to prevent irritation, burning, and other adverse reactions. Typically, a 1% to 3% ratio is what is recommended for normal use. There are some essential oils that, in their pure undiluted form, should NEVER come into contact with skin. There are even MORE essential oils that should NEVER be ingested or otherwise taken internally. A good rule of thumb - if it's not the essential oil of a plant or fruit you'd actually eat in real life, you shouldn't consume the oil. The EVEN SAFER option? Simply <em>do not ingest</em> essential oils unless you've got doctor's orders.</p> <h3><strong>-There are plenty of benefits, both proven and unproven.</strong></h3> <p>Odds are your doctor will never tell you to ingest essential oils. As a matter of fact, they probably won't tell you to use them <em>at all</em>. At present, there's not a whole lot out there in the scientific community that suggests essential oils should be used medicinally. You'll hear many stories, websites, and people telling you that it's great for cuts and bruises, that it's great to calm an upset stomach, etc... but at present the science simply isn't supporting that. There ARE, however, plenty of acknowledged benefits for mood and mental health. I mean, YOU just <em>try</em> and smell some fresh lemon oil without smiling :)</p> <p>There's SO much more to essential oils than just what's right here. Give a listen and see what you think! Then, stay tuned to this site for a ton of articles and recipes about essential oils that are soon to come!</p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/09/essential-oils-101-need-know.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post / show notes click here!</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>We chat with Tina, Neil, and Alana from NOW Foods all about Essential oils, and we cover -</li> <li>What IS an essential oil and how are they made</li> <li>What do they do and how do you use them</li> <li>Safety, quality, do’s and don’ts</li> <li>And how to get started!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Get Started With Essential Oils NOW!</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wpbCUJ" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Diffusers on Amazon</a> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2evh16u" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">My Favorite - Black Metal Touch Diffuser</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wXyEDD" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Essential Oil kits on Amazon</a> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wtaMVj" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">My first one - Put Some Pep In Your Step</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2wpcjxp" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Buy NOW Foods Essential Oil blends on Amazon</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nowfoods.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">NOW Foods official website</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nowfoods.com/essential-oils" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">NOW Foods Essential Oils info page</a></li> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/05/doing-the-right-thing.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Podcast Episode #36 - "Doing The Right Thing - NOW Foods" interview w/ CEO Jim Emme</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! 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#52 - How To Define Success And Failure - Anchor Down Recap
<h2>I talk a big game sometimes...</h2> <p>Going into Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultramarathon... I made a bold statement. I said, just like I did before Ghost Train Rail Trail Race last year, that I was coming for a belt buckle. The only acceptable outcome of the race was a 100 mile finish. I did not finish 100 miles at Anchor Down... and I had to figure something out - how to define success and failure. In recapping the event... I'm pretty sure, at least in this instance, I've managed to map out the gray area and do just that.</p> <h2><strong>Anchor Down Ultra is an incredible event.</strong></h2> <p>This was my second showing at Anchor Down, and it did not disappoint. With a beautiful course, top notch support, and a supportive atmosphere, it's tough to go wrong with this race. I could go on for days about this race, but the bottom line is... it's simply superb. The course is 2.45 miles through Colt State Park in Bristol, Rhode Island - .95 miles of it is trail while the remaining 1.5 is paved walkways in the park. There's minimal elevation gain and a large chunk of the course overlooks Narragansett Bay - yes, right up along the water. It's a beautiful course that, despite its relatively short length, you will not get tired of looking at. The aid stations are fully stocked and the volunteers & crew are amazingly helpful - even the vendors show up ready to go! Anchor Down provides all of this in 6, 12, and 24 hour flavors, giving runners an excellent opportunity to flex their muscles and see what they're made of. At Anchor Down, you've got one of the best chances you could ask for to succeed. But... what is success here, really? </p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/08/how-to-define-su%E2%80%A6nchor-down-recap.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>For the full blog post / show notes click here!</em></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A recap of my race at Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultra</li> <li>How to define success and failure</li> <li>A roundtable discussion on the overall experience at Anchor Down Ultra, and big Ultra in general, with my crew - FitWife Megan, Mom and Dad</li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.AnchorDownUltra.com">www.AnchorDownUltra.com</a></li> <li><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/08/why-do-we-run-and-what-does-it-take.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">So THIS Is Fitness Podcast #51 - "Why do we run... and what does it take?" (Anchor Down preview & interview with Jay Paganelli)</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#51- Why Do We Run... And What Does It Take?
<h2>There's more to a race than you think.</h2> <p>There's so much that goes into a race, yes, of course, from the participant's side... but from the Race Director, too. I was fortunate enough to have a chat with a buddy of mine, Jay, who is both a runner AND a race director (I find the best ones are) about exactly what's involved. Jay joined us in the studio to chat about runners, both "normal distance" and ultra distance... the differences between the two, and what makes us tick. He also talks about what it takes to be a race director for both crowds (and in general). We talk about Anchor Down 24 hour too... but there's so much more than that... We talk about <em>endurance</em>... the beauty of running... and, really... the human spirit.</p> <p><strong>The deeper you go... the deeper it gets.</strong></p> <p>I'm talking about ALL of it. The deeper you get into this thing, the deeper everything runs. The connections you make with people... the stories you share... the emotion you feel when people succeed and the crushing blow you feel when they fail. You get invested in the journey and the ending to the story. And that's exactly what happens on this episode... and in our chat... and undoubtedly... it's what will happen this weekend at Anchor Down 24 Hour Ultramarathon.</p> <p><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Reflecting as I stare destiny in the face again</li> <li>Jay Paganelli joins us in the studio to talk: <ul> <li>The difference between "normal" runners and Ultra runners</li> <li>What it's like to be a Race Director</li> <li>Why we run and what it takes to make a race happen</li> <li>What to expect in a 24 hour ultramarathon, and more specifically - Anchor Down</li> </ul> </li> <li>The 10 Commandments of Endurance</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with Jay Paganelli and his races</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://www.RunTrueNorth.com">www.RunTrueNorth.com</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://www.GansettSummer.com">www.GansettSummer.com</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://www.AnchorDownUltra.com">www.AnchorDownUltra.com</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Walk/Walk?pg=entry&fr_id=73371" target="_blank" rel="noopener">St. Jude's Walk To End Childhood Cancer - Greater Boston</a></span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#50 - Who are you, and what do you REALLY want?
<h2><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Do you REALLY know yourself?</strong></span></h2> <p>Every once in a while... it's important to stop and "check yourself". Are you happy? With work, home life, your relationships? Are you where you thought you were going to be? Have you achieved what you thought you were going to achieve? How did you even get here? Good or bad - you should know. And if you're not happy... perhaps you need to ask the important questions. Who am I? Why am I here? <em>What do I REALLY want?</em></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Are you willing to look deep, and get <em>really</em> honest?</strong></span></p> <p>The first rule to achieving your highest potential, in any field, is to know yourself. Really, pick up any self-help book or even well-respected and famous texts like Sun Tsu's "The Art Of War" - they all agree on this point. Most of us probably think we really do know ourselves... but there's a problem. Most of us go through life more or less going through the motions. We don't typically question our situation, our "lot in life", so to speak. We tend to accept what we're given and be pleased with where we get. We don't stop to think if we really get it, and if we've dug deep enough.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Holy Crap - 50 episodes!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">What’s new and in development for me, the fitwife, and So THIS Is Fitness</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we answer the questions of Who are you… why are you here, and what do you REALLY want?</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#49 - Fight Your Monster And Take Back Your Life
<h2>We all have monsters to fight.</h2> <p>Some things are tougher to deal with than others. We all have our own struggles and battles, and some might seem impossible to win. Even if you've won a battle or two... maybe you can't seem to win the war. What's worse - some of these things we fight... other people can't understand it. To them, it might as well be... some imaginary monster we're fighting. <strong>Despite that, <em>you can't give up</em>. </strong>There are people that get it... and that are rooting for you. Like us.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>We've got our own monsters, too.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Yes, me and FitWife Megan have monsters we fight... frankly I think hers are a little harder to beat than mine. That's why we're talking about them. Now. On episode 49 of the podcast. We have a conversation that, honestly, was a bit difficult for Megan... but it's important to talk about. Airing some of these things out, saying it out loud, and acknowledging it, whether in private with yourself or in a more public forum like we are can be an important and helpful "swing of the sword" in the fight against your monster.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>So, my question to you: What's <em>YOUR </em>monster? </strong>Comment and share, or email us at <a href= "mailto:podcast@sothisisfitness.com">podcast@sothisisfitness.com</a>. If you want to get a hold of FitWife Megan... just use the subject line "To The FitWife".</p> <p><strong>You're not alone. And you <em>can </em>win this fight.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The FitWife Returns! Again!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the news desk:</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cheap gyms that don’t care are TAKING OVER!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And “not enough sleep could be making you fat!”</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The FitWife and I catch up about our recent exploits</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And we have a REAL, tough conversation about fighting your own personal monsters and taking back control of your life</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#48 - The Big Guy and The Power of Community
<h2>You are not alone.</h2> <p>It can be easy to think you're all alone, on a little island, whether you're struggling with nutrition, fitness, or specifically running. I'm here to tell you... <em>you're not alone</em>. There is a larger community you are a part of whether you realize it or not, and there are many smaller communities still that you can become a part of intentionally. Ted Spiker joins me on Episode 48 of the podcast to talk about exactly that.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>You DO belong, and you're doing great!</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Ted, through his interest in and passion for fitness and running, has created what has become quite the community. He's created a vehicle for people to identify with someone, or many someones, who are dealing with and fighting through the same struggles they are themselves. Maybe, with a little bit of a hand reaching out, we can all make it a little more do-able to achieve our goals and reach that next success... whether it's a sub-30 5k... or something else.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dealing with a potential injury close to race day</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">EXERCISE MIGHT KILL YOU!</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Too much of a good thing is bad for you!</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">We chat with Professor Ted Spiker about</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Writing for health and fitness</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Runner’s World Big Guy Blog</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Sub-30 Club</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">And the fact that YOU are not alone.</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.runnersworld.com/tag/the-big-guy-blog" target="_blank">Runner's World Big Guy Blog</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/223573647748267/" target="_blank">Sub-30 Club on Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tedspiker.com" target="_blank">Ted Spiker's Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/profspiker" target="_blank">Find Ted on Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/profspiker/" target= "_blank">Find Ted on Instagram</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/bed" target="_blank">Get $100 off your new Leesa Mattress! Sleep better, recover better.</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.audibletrack.com/click.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID="> <img src= "http://www.audibletrack.com/impression.track?CID=102175&AFID=419140&ADID=1213618&SID=" alt="" border="0" /></a></p>
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#47 - Yes, you DO have what it takes!
<h2>Run a marathon and change your life...</h2> <p>It's no secret that I TRULY believe in the transformative power of running. When I go running for long enough I find my happy place, my mind can wander stress-free, and I can just... be. I realize it doesn't work for everyone this way, but it does for me, and it does for many others. I'd love for more people to discover this... problem is, so many people out there don't just think marathons are crazy... they simply think they're not capable.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>That's why I'm so excited about this interview!</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">I was THRILLED to have Angie and Trevor of the Marathon Training Academy podcast on the show. Their whole "thing" is based around empowering you to run a marathon and change your life. Their SLOGAN is "you HAVE WHAT IT TAKES to run a marathon and change your life". I absolutely love this, and I thought we had a great chat all about it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">ICYMI… IT’S HOT AND GROSS OUT!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The internet RUINED my day!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">What’s In the box</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The joy of Yoga!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A chat with Angie and Trevor of the Marathon Training Academy podcast!</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Episode Resources</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.marathontrainingacademy.com" target= "_blank">Marathon Training Academy website</a></li> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=359208879" target="_blank">Marathon Training Academy Podcast</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#46 - How To Embrace The Powerful Secret Weapon Inside You.
<h2>There is REAL power deep inside you.</h2> <p>I feel like I talk about this every single day... I also feel like it's not really given the weight and consideration it deserves. "Belief" has incredible power and weight. Simply believing something hard enough can make it real. <em>Yes, really</em>. I'm saying that belief, attitude, and how you approach life can have real, physical manifestations. Don't believe me? I've got some food for thought that might just change your mind...</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Cure your acid reflux... at the cost of DEATH?!</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">What Gwenyth Paltrow's new gym and The Food Babe have in common</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">A thought on personal trainers</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">How YOU can embrace that POWERFUL secret weapon hidden inside you</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#45 - Snake Oil And Deception In The Fitness World
<h2>I love what I do, and I take it seriously.</h2> <p>Fitness isn't just narcissism, gym selfies, and aesthetics. For some people, it's about very real, very important changes. Physical and emotional health and well-being could be at stake. This is <em>important... </em><em><strong>crucial</strong></em>... and in some very extreme cases... even <strong>life or death</strong>. So naturally, while I do enjoy my job... I also take it very seriously. <strong>Which is why</strong> I have absolutely <strong>no </strong>tolerance for those who would play the system and play the people for a quick buck...</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">I have witnessed TRUE success!</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">The "back pain industry" is mostly unnecessary</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Why those "amazing" wellness companies are doing everyone a disservice</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#44 - 3 Powerful Life Lessons I Learned... In A Graveyard
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>The dead still have plenty to teach u</strong><strong>s</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">I had a plan. It was going to be a good 10 mile mid-week run and I was going to brainstorm for the podcast. I had a topic and I was gonna flesh it out. <strong>Then I ran through a graveyard.</strong> I don't know what possessed me to do so... but I did. <em>I'm glad, too.</em> I learned a few powerful things that might not otherwise have occurred to me...</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">The FitWife and I FINALLY have a date day!</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Running is finally in full swing</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">My undiagnosed injury (?)... is healing itself!</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">What I learned on an impulsive run through a graveyard</li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#43 - 5 Easy Ways To Have The Best Summer Ever
<p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>You've noticed, I'm sure, it's now <em>hot</em> out there.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The tell-tale signs are all around us - it's now officially SUMMER! This is that wonderful time of year that everyone always complains it's too hot out, the kids whine to turn on the A/C while Mom or Dad tell 'em "sure, when YOU pay the electric bill", and we all not-so-patiently wait for fall, and with it... cooler weather.<br /> <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What if, though... instead of complaining... we just took steps to make this <strong><em>the best summer EVER</em></strong>? Wouldn't THAT be great? I've got 5 easy ways you can do exactly that :)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Things are FINALLY coming together</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Western States, and other impressive feats</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">5 Easy Ways to have the BEST summer <em>ever</em></li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#42 - Does Your Gym Really Love You?
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>What stands out, really, in the fitness industry?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s a question I’m sure almost nobody things to ask, but I’m asking it. Does your gym really love you?</span> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">And do YOU love it back?</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s weird, right? To think of it like that? What does that even mean? It’s a place with stuff you pick up and put down. A place with stuff you run on. You swipe a key card or fob or id badge or something and you do stuff. Sometimes I go. Sometimes I don’t. Where’s the “love” in that?</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Isn’t that the problem? SHOULDN’T there be more to it than that? Well, once again I’m reminded…</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Yes</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. There</span> <em><span style="font-weight: 400;">should</span></em> <span style="font-weight: 400;">be. And I have, in fact, found a place that</span> <strong><em>gets it</em></strong><strong>.</strong> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Join me, won’t you?<br /> <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Taking some "you" time</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Runner's High</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Does Your Gym REALLY Love You? <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">A conversation with Anytime Fitness Co-Founder Chuck Runyon</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">JP, Shelly, and Trista from Antime Fitness HQ join the conversation!</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#41 - The New Workout Plan
<p><em style="font-size: 11px;"><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See<a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast41">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast41</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Our fitness routine is insane.</strong></span></p> <p>Seriously - the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over... And expecting a different result. Why do we expect that our same cycle of failure at the gym is eventually thing to result in success? Something we're doing is not working.</p> <p><strong>Its time to try a new approach.</strong></p> <p>We need a new way. A plan that will work. Something that's proven. Times have changed, we have changed, and the fitness industry has changed. I'd like to propose "The New Workout Plan". It's time we finally get somewhere.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">The Joy of Running</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">I've got to make things easier on myself</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">The New Workout Plan</li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;">How we've failed in the past, how to build the new plan, and how to succeed</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#40 - Digging Deeper Than Deep
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast40">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast40</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>We are capable of incredible things.</strong></span></p> <p>Sometimes I think we lose sight of how BIG of a deal some of what we do is. We go out there and do the previously impossible on a regular basis without batting an eyelash. Without it dawning on us that, yes, just a short while ago I wouldn't have dreamed of this. We should really give ourselves more credit.</p> <p><strong>As hard as we may push... there's a deeper level most will never tap into.</strong></p> <p>We always encourage each other to "push harder" and "dig deep" to hit that last rep, those last few minutes, that last few plays, the last few hundred yards of the race... but what happens when you're participating in not just an endurance event... but an <em>ultra</em> endurance event? What happens when you get put in a position where you must dig <em>deeper </em>than deep?</p> <p><strong>You find a place we didn't know existed before...</strong> and there, you find out who you really are.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">this has gotta be FUN!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Sharing the experience with friends and family</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Back to Pineland Farms Trail Festival</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Digging Deeper than “deep”</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">what’s really in it for those of us who choose ultra endurance sports.  </span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#39 - On The Eve Of Battle
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast39">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast39</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>On the eve of a great battle, there is much to do.</strong></span></p> <p>There are plans to be finalized, preparations to be made. Warriors have to gear up and mentally prepare for what they're about to do. When we're about to take on a new phase of our journey... well... we're no different. Instead of swords and shields, we're donning running shoes and a water bottle, or cross-trainers and a sweat towel. And yes, we ARE about to do battle... just in a different way. It's wholly appropriate to hunker down and view it as such in order to get your head right for what's to come.</p> <p><strong>Yes, there's that mental part, too.</strong></p> <p>Just as it's important for the warrior to mentally prepare for the rigors of battle, and just as he's got no choice but to envision total victory... so too must you. When we're about to take on a new phase in our fitness journey, we HAVE to believe it's going to be successful. We MUST have confidence in our ability to succeed! And we simply CANNOT doubt ourselves. It's that simple. And that's the topic of discussion today, kids - how to handle yourself on the eve of battle. However hyperbolic that might sound.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Interesting happenings at the gym</li> <li>Life is actually pretty good right now</li> <li>What to do when you're about to embark on a major journey <ul> <li>including a conversation with Katrina White all about the upcoming Pineland Farms 50 Mile Ultramarathon</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3> </h3> <p><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#38 - Do You FEEL It?!
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast38">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast38</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>We've got some strong feelings about running... sometimes.</strong></span></p> <p>When you're hot, you're hot... and when you're into running... boy, you are INTO it! You pour yourself into training, you get your significant other to help out and pick up the slack... you give it everything you've got! And God forbid something happens on race day to knock things out of orbit... like an extra half-mile added to your marathon... You're going to be heartbroken. Or go ballistic. Y'know, depending on your personality. </p> <p><strong>But what happens when the love is gone?</strong></p> <p>We're not ALWAYS going to be in love with running... or fitness for that matter. The question is... what do YOU do when you <em>aren't </em>feeling it? Do you still do it? Or does it fall by the wayside?</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Our weekend working the Maine Coast Marathon</li> <li>The accidental .5 mlie detour at that marathon</li> <li>The difference between Trail/Ultra and Road runners</li> <li>Do we take things a little too seriously?</li> <li>DO You FEEL it?! And what happens... if you don't?</li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/05/2017-maine-coast-marathon.html"> "A Race Director's Almost-Worst Nightmare - Maine Coast Marathon 2017" Blog Post</a></p> <p><strong><br /> Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#37 - Easier Said Than Done
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast37">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast37</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Things aren't always... simple.</strong></span></p> <p>Most people have figured out... fitness is a difficult thing. There's a ton of info online to tell you what to do, how to do it, and how to make it stick. The fact of the matter is... it's usually easier said than done. We all know the phrase... and it's true. </p> <p><strong>Despite best efforts, sometimes we hit a wall and can't do it</strong></p> <p>It happens to the best of us. We know what we need to do, and we know how to do it. Did I mention "WE KNOW WE NEED TO DO IT"? And yet somehow it still doesn't click. This is the part nobody online offers a "how-to" book for... "how-to" defeat this awkward cycle of failure even though I'M EFFING TRYING! Well.. that's why we're here today folks - I've got the super-secret sauce that nobody bothered to share. Join me for Episode 37... let's chat.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Recap of the Providence Marathon</li> <li>Training not exactly going according to plan</li> <li>When life kicks you in the tail</li> <li>a real talk about why it's easier said than done <ul> <li>including the part of "try try again" nobody usually talks about</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#36 - Doing The Right Thing w/Jim Emme (CEO - NOW Foods)
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast36">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast36</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>It's rare to find a company that cares.</strong></span></p> <p>All we tend to see in the news about big corporations is how they're screwing the little guy, driving mom and pop out of business, and focusing solely on profit over people. When you come across a company that's doing it right... well, it can catch you off-guard. It's refreshing, to say the least, but it really makes you take notice because of how rare it is. <strong>I have taken notice - </strong>NOW Foods is one such company.</p> <p><strong>"If you have to ask if you're doing the right thing... you're not."</strong></p> <p>That came out of the CEO's mouth during our 2 day "influencer immersion event", where we toured the facilities, learned all about NOW, and just generally got the royal treatment. It was impressive to hear something like that come from a major CEO... and it wa even more impressive to see it reflected in the company and its staff in real life. So... why does a company care? Why go to all that trouble, as he describes in our chat, to ensure quality without charging twice as much?</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Recapping the SUPER busy past week Darrell had</li> <li>Previewing the Providence Marathon</li> <li>Chat with Jim Emme - CEO of NOW Foods <ul> <li>all things NOW Foods</li> <li>Vitamins, Supplements, and Regulation</li> <li>Healthy eating</li> <li>Honesty, Integrity, and Doing The Right Thing</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.nowfoods.com">NOW Foods website</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#35 - Maggie Guterl Rises Above "Mediocrity"
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast35">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast35</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>We tend to low-ball ourselves.</strong></span></p> <p>We generally have a tendency to believe we are less capable than we really are. We routinely underrate our true potential, and assume we can only go so high up on the achievement ladder. We see the accomplishments of others and rank ourselves against them... assuming that if THAT'S where THEY can get... we must be somewhere down just a little bit below them. </p> <p><strong>We need to believe we can rise above mediocrity.</strong></p> <p>We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. IF we can just STOP stopping ourselves and reach a little higher... it'd turn everything upside down. THAT... is exactly what happened to Maggie Guterl. One day, she decided to "get serious", talked to a coach... and guess what her coach told her? <em>That she could achieve something amazing.</em> And she pushed Maggie to it. <span style= "text-decoration: underline;">And she did it</span>. We can all take a lesson from what Maggie has to tell us, whether we work with a coach or not. Join me for the conversation. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Overtraining, Communication, and DON'T be your wife's personal trainer</li> <li>Darrell gets flown to NOW Foods HQ because he's important and stuff</li> <li>British people apparently don't like recreational ruck marching</li> <li>We chat with Maggie Guterl - ultrarunning BEAST <ul> <li>believing in the impossible</li> <li>working with a coach</li> <li>rising above "mediocrity"</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.maggatron.com">Maggie's Blog - maggatron.com</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.nathansports.com/community/blog/maggie-guterl-surviving-the-georgia-death-race/"> Maggie's Georgia Death Race feature on Nathan.com</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p>
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#34 - Tough Ruck
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast34">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast34</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Tough Ruck was born from fire and baptized in bravery.</strong></span></p> <p>When the Boston Marathon was bombed in 2013... terrorists thought they crushed us. Instead, they showed the true colors of the City of Boston, its people, and its visitors. A number of those had been ruck marching the marathon - after ruck marching 26.2 miles, hearing the call, they sprang into action helping in any way they can. With increased security, they weren't able to ruck march the marathon in full gear again.</p> <p><strong>Rather than be defeated, they were re-born from the ashes.</strong></p> <p>Tough Ruck was born from the fire of the Boston Marathon bomb blasts and baptized in the bravery of the men and women who acted so quickly and instinctively to serve their fellow man. It's that exact spirit, honor, and love of their fellow man that makes Tough Ruck what it is. There's no way to truly describe it, you simply have to experience it. On this episode of the podcast... we introduce you to Tough Ruck and chat with those who made it happen... and those who rucked it this year.</p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Darrell's still bad at time management</li> <li>Boston Marathon Weekend</li> <li>a new "What's In The Box?"</li> <li>Tough Ruck <ul> <li>what it is</li> <li>where it came from</li> <li>why you should care</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.toughruck.org">Tough Ruck Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.militaryfriends.org">Millitary Friends Foundation Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.teamrwb.org">Team RWB</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.baa.org">The Boston Marathon</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com"><br /> <br /></a></p> <p>(Photo Credit - Maia Kennedy Photography)</p>
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#33 - Mike Wardian Goes The Distance
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast33">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast33</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Who says it couldn't be you?</strong></span></p> <p>Some people are out there doing some pretty amazing things... and often I find they simply fell into it by accident. No grand designs of fame, fortune, and conquering. Simply... "I want to run Boston"... or... "I'd like to stay fit in the off-season". And then, before you know it... you're crushing several 100 mile ultramarathons in a year and setting world records running marathons in 7 continents... at 42 years old... like Mike Wardian. </p> <p><strong>Age is just a number... and "I Can't" is an attitude, not a fact.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>I can't stress... not today, not ever... how critical it is that you have a little faith in yourself and believe you can do it. That's what Mike did, and it's what he does every day. Now - plenty of people out there know WHO Mike is and what he's done. What most people DON'T know... is how this incredible running machine was created. On episode 33 of the podcast... we have a great conversation and talk about exactly that. And who woulda thought... it all started with lacrosse. </p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Darrell is legit!</li> <li>Virtual Training is a thing</li> <li>Hills are WAY steeper in person</li> <li>Mike Wardian joins us for a chat! <ul> <li>Living the dream</li> <li>Winning the World Marathon Challenge</li> <li>Running a marathon in Antarctica</li> <li>What REALLY happened out there during the 2017 Barkley Marathons</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.mikewardian.com">Mike's Website</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/michaelwardian/">Mike's Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldmarathonchallenge.com/">The World Marathon Challenge</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons">The Barkley Marathons wikipedia page</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website<br /> <br /></a></p> <p>(Photo Credit - Sports Illustrated)</p>
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#32 - John Kelly and The Barkley Marathons
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast32">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast32</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Maybe the impossible... is really just im<em>probable</em>...</strong></span></p> <p>Something major happened in a relatively small and obscure part of the athletic world this past weekend. It's the sort of thing that makes you stop and think. This thing... if you look at it in a big picture sort of way... kind of makes you realize (as if you needed another clue)... that maybe there is no limit to what we are capable of. </p> <p><strong>It's all relative. Put this in perspective.</strong></p> <p>An event called The Barkley Marathons occurred this past weekend. It is widely regarded to be (one of) the hardest footrace(s) on the planet. This past weekend... a man named John Kelly became the 15th ever finisher in the race's 31 year history.</p> <p>Many people think that in order to achieve something like this you must be a super-elite athlete... a world-record holder... and have top results in the "biggest and baddest" ultramarathons out there. <strong>John does not fit this description.</strong> Instead... he is an "average joe". He trained properly, respected the event, and had a no-quit attitude. John Kelly is proof to us all that it IS possible... whatever <em>it </em>is... as long as you put in the work and believe in yourself. Lucky for us... he's joined me today to tell his tale.</p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Darrell has a new job!</li> <li>Megan makes AMAZING Turkey Chili</li> <li>The Barkley Marathons happened last weekend</li> <li>John Kelly - Barkley Marathons 2017 finisher/winner (15th ever) joins us!<br /> <ul> <li>WHO IS John Kelly?</li> <li>Life outside of running</li> <li>Getting into running</li> <li>The ultramarathon switch</li> <li>Why Barkley</li> <li>The first 2 attempts</li> <li>Barkley Marathons success... and how to achieve it</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.randomforestrunner.com">John's Blog - Random Forrest Runner</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_Marathons">The Barkley Marathons wikipedia page</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#31 - Old Dogs, New Tricks, and Baby Steps
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast31">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast31</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>Habits are hard to break... but it CAN be done.</strong></span></p> <p>After much pondering, it dawns on me that despite having everything you need to achieve success... it is possible to not even make it out the gate. You can have attainable goals. You can have a plan in place. You can have support systems and you can have the tools themselves necessary to complete the task... but in the end... none of that may matter. Why?</p> <p><strong>Old habits may be holding you back.</strong></p> <p>The thing that keeps you from getting out of bed early to do your workout... The thing that keeps you from stopping at the gym on your way home... it might just be an old, ingrained habit... a tendency from days gone by... that you simply can't break out of yet. Let's have a chat about habits... and how maybe... we might have the key to the lock. We might have the solution to breaking it and getting you to the promised land. <strong>Forewarning:</strong> it's going to involve work, trusting yourself (and me)... and a lot of time. Buckle up, kids.</p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Old habits die hard...</li> <li>Megan joins us! And talks... being Superwoman...</li> <li>How to make a change <ul> <li>Overarching principles governing this thing</li> <li>start small - baby steps</li> <li>how to initiate this new habit</li> <li>celebration & reward</li> <li>attitude</li> <li>do not deviate from the plan</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.mindful.org/how-to-change-a-habit-for-good/">Habit Change - Mindful.org</a></li> <li><a href= "https://zenhabits.net/the-habit-change-cheatsheet-29-ways-to-successfully-ingrain-a-behavior/"> Zenhabits Habit Change Cheat Sheet</a></li> <li><a href= "http://charlesduhigg.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/How-to-Change-a-Habit.jpg"> Habit Change flowchart</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.npr.org/2012/03/05/147192599/habits-how-they-form-and-how-to-break-them"> NPR - Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#30 - True Triumph: Mike Collins
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast30">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast30</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>There are more ways to triumph than weight loss.</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>There's a concept in the fitness world, which I have talked about many times... called "non-scale victories". Often times the scale might not move as much as we'd like and we get discouraged. Times like those it's important to celebrate the non-scale victories, like "hey, that shirt fits great now!" or "I finished a 5K!" or "wow, I just finished the Spartan Ultra Beast at Mt. Killington!"</p> <p><strong>Ok... some people are more extreme than others.</strong></p> <p>My guest for Episode 30 of the podcast is a True Triumph in all senses of the word. This guy took charge, picked himself up out of a situation that was hazardous to his health, and got it together. First... for his kids... then... for himself... and after that? Well... now he's shepherding his crew towards THEIR big non-scale victory.</p> <p>Mike is the kind of guy we should all strive to be. Check out his story, share it with a friend, and let's show the world how to #LiveLifeLimitless!</p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Thanks for the support on the career move!</li> <li>So much to do!</li> <li>Sickness? More like "suck-ness"</li> <li>Caffeine & the World Anti-Doping Agency</li> <li>Sleep</li> <li>The coming days</li> <li>Our guest - Mike Collins! <ul> <li>health concerns</li> <li>trials & tribulations of finding the right gym</li> <li>match made in heaven</li> <li>becoming a trainer</li> <li>obstacle course racing & the Ultra Beast</li> <li>bringing others to the mountain-top</li> <li>getting... pulled off the race course?</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3>Episode Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.drivecustomfit.com">Drive Custom Fit website</a></li> <li><a href="http://instagram.com/mcollins_ocr_drive">Mike's Instagram</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a> - $5 off Fool's Mile IV registration with code "sothisisfitness5"</p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#29 - Leaving The Job That Changed My Life
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><em><span style= "font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast29">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast29</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Sometimes in</strong> <strong>life</strong> <strong>we come to a crossroads.</strong></span></p> <p>When we get to this crossroads... we usually have to make a decision. Sometimes, it's a pretty big decision. Sometimes... it's a decision who's consequences can ultimately alter the course of the rest of your life.</p> <p>I recently stood at a crossroads like that. And to steal a line from a famous poem... I took the road less travelled.</p> <p><strong>I am leaving the job that changed my life.</strong></p> <p>In doing so, I'm forging a new path in life... I'm taking a risk, going after what I'm most passionate about... and only time will tell how it'll all work out.</p> <p>For the extended show notes and blog, check out <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's in this episode:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Whoa - we moved!</li> <li>Adventures In Adulting</li> <li>Internet, and other 2017 problems</li> <li>Exploring new surroundings</li> <li>What's In The Box?</li> <li>Leaving the job that changed my life <ul> <li>The quick "what's happening?"</li> <li>Why I'm leaving</li> <li>What I'm getting into, and why</li> <li>How this affects So THIS Is Fitness (and... y'know...<em>life)</em></li> <li>The lesson to be learned from all this</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#28 - Peter Villa, The Boston Marathon, & Fundraising
<p><em><span style="font-size: 8pt;">(See <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast28">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com/podcast28</a> for extended show notes/blog)</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What's the big deal with Boston?</strong></span></p> <p>The Boston Marathon holds a high level of regard among those in the running world, and rightly so. It's one of the more challenging, the oldest, and the most prestigious marathons you can hope to participate in. It is highly desired and notoriously difficult to get in to. You've either got to run another marathon VERY fast to qualify, or you've got to be accepted to a charity team and raise gobs of money. But how exactly does that even work?</p> <p>Peter Villa, of the "How Was Your Run Today?" podcast, joins us to talk about exactly that. Join us for a positively <em>rousing </em>discussion about:</p> <ul> <li>when last we saw each other at Millinocket</li> <li>why someone would want to run Boston at all</li> <li>qualifying for Boston</li> <li>how to become a part of a charity team</li> <li>how fundraising on a charity team works</li> <li>and more</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Links & Resources from this episode</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.HowWasYourRunToday.com">www.HowWasYourRunToday.com</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.crowdrise.com/spauldingrehabboston17/fundraiser/petervilla"> Peter's Boston Marathon fundraising page</a></li> <li><a href= "https://giving.spauldingnetwork.org/raceforrehab">Spaulding Race for Rehab</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx">Official BAA Boston Marathon website</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> iPhone / iTunes - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Android devices - Subscribe</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#27 - Girl Scout Cookies & Marathon Magic
<p><strong>I feel like I've recommended this before...</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>...But sometimes you've just gotta CELEBRATE a victory, right? Well that's... Largely... What today's about! Marathon #7 complete! And a new Personal best to boot! Plus...A day in the life! And, well, this episode is the beginning of some new stuff for the podcast!</p> <p> </p> <p>Join Darrell and Megan for:</p> <ul> <li>The big Marathon #7 finish</li> <li>Hyannis Marathon, and how it went</li> <li>The importance of self-massage</li> <li>That final boost</li> <li>New stuff!</li> <li>Girl Scout Cookies</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h3>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - Darrell@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> Subscribe On iTunes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe On Android</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com">Get 10% off Addaday products with code SoTHISIsFitness10</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Visit Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Visit the Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">Visit the True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#26 - The Other Side
<h2>There exists a massive gap in the fitness world.</h2> <p>There's where you currently stand... and then there's "the other side". Maybe you're at the beginning looking toward the end... Across the incredible divide separating you from future you... You from "I finished, the end" you...</p> <p>Maybe you're there, in "I achieved it" land... And you're trying to remember what motivated you and got you there in the first place.</p> <p>Maybe you're that fit trainer and you can't understand how these people can't just <em>stop being fat.</em></p> <p>Whatever the case... Understanding "the other side" can be a challenging... If not impossible task. So let's try to shed some light on it, eh?</p> <p> </p> <h3>In a nutshell... this episode is about:</h3> <ul> <li>Understanding "the gap" in the fitness industry <ul> <li>Why some trainers, fitness professionals, and gyms in general "don't get it".</li> </ul> </li> <li>Understanding "the gap" in your own personal fitness<br /> <ul> <li>Why it's so hard to get started</li> <li>Why it can be so easy to fall off</li> <li>Why it can be so hard to get back into it after falling off</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>A lot of this... well... maybe you already know. Maybe you already HAD the epiphany. But maybe not. Hope this is helpful!</p> <h3>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> Subscribe On iTunes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe On Android</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#25 - Celebration
<h2>It's an awfully long road you're on...</h2> <p>Yes, YOU. All of us, really. Life is a journey, our chosen goals and targets are a journey... all of this is a journey. Most journeys are gonna be pretty long. Every so often, along the way, it's important to stop and celebrate the little victories on the road to total success.</p> <!--more--> <h2>Appreciation is pretty important, too.</h2> <p>We may not always be satisfied with our current lot in life... but it's important to be grateful and appreciative of what we CURRENTLY have. Once we've wrapped our heads around THAT... we can start working towards where we DO want to be. SO, for our EPIC (har har) 25th episode - we tackle these two important points. Yes, today's episode is that simple:</p> <ul> <li>Appreciation</li> <li>Control what you can</li> <li>Celebration</li> <li>My challenge to YOU</li> </ul> <p>Thanks to all of you for sticking with me for 25 episodes - I fully intend to bring you (many more than) 25 more, and the quality is only gonna continue to improve - content, production values, and more.</p> <p>***Apologies for the "buzz buzz" at the end of the episode.***</p> <h3>Resources:</h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2017/02/podcast-episode-24-not-enough.html"> Episode 24 - "It's Not Enough" (time management resources)</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/07/why-workouts-fail-2-the-scale.html"> Why Workouts Fail #2 - The Scale</a></p> <h3>Connect with So THIS Is Fitness</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">Instagram</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.instagram.com/cardisandcardio">The Fitwife's Instagram!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">Twitter</a></li> <li>Email - podcast@sothisisfitness.com</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> Subscribe On iTunes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe On Android</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Visit Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Visit the Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">Visit the True North Running Co. website</a></p>
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#24 - "It's Not Enough"
<h2>"It's not enough".</h2> <p>We get told, every single day, that "it's not enough". The "it" may vary, and the person telling us that "it's not enough" varies too. The point remains the same. We don't measure up. We are not yet satisfactory. IT is not yet satisfactory. Maybe that "it" is "the amount of time we have in a day". Maybe that "it" is "how pretty you are". "It" could be any number of things. There are some very important things to consider. On this lovely snow day, I took a moment to stop, smell the (snow-covered) roses, and really think about all of this. It's not an easy thing to talk about... but I'm good at talking. And I've been there... just like with all of this stuff... it's nice to get something off my chest that I've dealt with for so long. </p> <h2><strong>Podcast Episode 24 delves into the issue of "It's not enough"</strong></h2> <p>Discussion in this episode will include:</p> <ul> <li>Snow days, and "taking a break"</li> <li>Time Management & Prioritization</li> <li>The February "What's In The Box?"</li> <li>Being "not pretty enough", "not good enough" and just generally... "not enough"</li> <li>When being "not enough" is ok, and how to tell the difference</li> </ul> <p>It's a long talk. It's a tough talk. You'll find, I'm sure... it's worth it. Below you'll find the link to the resources and sponsors mentioned in this episode.</p> <h3><strong>Episode 24 Resources</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/time-management-planner">Find the Time Management / Weekly Planner sheet here</a></p> <p><a href= "http://sothisisfitness.com/2013/09/making-it-work-time-management.html"> Find the original "Time Management - Making It Work" blog post here</a></p> <h3><strong>Listen to the So THIS Is Fitness Podcast</strong></h3> <p>To listen, you can either use the player below OR browse the following links:</p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/so-this-is-fitness/id1185769801?mt=2&ls=1"> Subscribe On iTunes</a></li> <li><a href= "http://subscribeonandroid.com/sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe On Android</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.libsyn.com/rss">Subscribe via RSS</a></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Support the show by supporting our sponsors!</strong></h3> <p><a href="http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">Visit Foolproof Brewing Company's website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">Visit the Hophead Events website</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.runtruenorth.com">Visit the True North Running Co. website</a>  </p>
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#23 - This Time WILL Be Different
<h2>Sometimes we get locked into a sick cycle of failure.</h2> When that happens... things can seem pretty hopeless. We can seem completely lost. Permanently locked into a neverending circle of mediocrity and non-progress. Eventually, we might give up hope of success completely. It's when we find ourselves in those desperate, terrible situations... that we need to believe in ourselves and the power of change more than ever. We need to believe that we CAN try again... and that THIS time... things WILL be different. We NEED to BELIEVE. It's time we try. Just ONE more time. <!--more--> <h2>I've been there. I get it.</h2> This is hard. It can seem completely hopeless. it can seem like a lost cause and you'll never get there... especially since you've already tried this 5 times with no positive result. <strong>Y'know what?</strong> Like the old saying goes... fall down 7 times... get up 8. It's up to us to believe... that THIS TIME... just one... last... try... <strong>This time... things CAN... and WILL... be different. </strong> There's a method to the madness here. Today's episode will cover the following bases: <div style="margin-left: 4em"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">My run today and what I think it means for my big goals</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">My “big resurgence” with STIF</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">How to ACTUALLY have THIS time be different. Do that by:</span> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Acknowledging past failures, owning it, and being able to move forward</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Understanding WHY and HOW you failed in the past</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Know yourself</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Getting your head right</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style="font-weight: 400">Setting the goal</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Developing the plan</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Executing and following through</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400"><span style= "font-weight: 400">Figuring out what happens when you get there</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> I firmly believe, as a result of having been there, that if you just BELIEVE firmly enough... this time really, truly CAN and WILL be different. Have a little faith in yourself. Please, do reach out if you like. podcast@sothisisfitness.com And find me online: www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness www.instagram.com/sothisisfitness www.twitter.com/sothisisfitness www.sothisisfitness.com Find our sponsors online, too! www.runtruenorth.com www.hopheadevents.com www.foolproofbrewing.com
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#22 - Balance and Wine
<h2><strong>Life is tough.</strong></h2> No matter how awesome you are, sometimes life can kick you in the tail. That's just the way it is. There's no preparing for it, there's no guarding against it... If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen. It's times like these that you need to bring a little balance and wine into your life. <h3><b>Ok, not literally balance and wine...</b></h3> I KIND of mean that in the literal sense, but mostly the philosophical sense... <i>Roll with me here...</i> <!--more--> This past weekend I attended the South Shore Food and Wine Expo with my mom and Megan. We had a ton of fun, tried lots of new things, and the idea for this week's episode was born. <h3><b>In this episode:</b></h3> <ul> <li>A heart to heart about wants vs needs</li> <li>Finding balance when life "gets in the way"</li> <li>Moving things off the chore list and into the fun zone</li> <li>A recap of the South Shore Food and Wine Expo</li> </ul> <b>Check out my guests!</b> The event was great, and I was thrilled to meet so many awesome vendors! Please take a moment to check them out online and learn more. Hopefully you'll see more of some of them here! Inebri-art - <a href= "http://www.inebri-art.com">website</a> Farms to Forks - <a href= "http://www.farmstoforks.net">website</a> - <a href= "http://www.twitter.com/farms_to_forks">Twitter</a> Alden Park - <a href="http://www.aldenpark.com">website</a> Rye Tavern - <a href="http://www.Ryetavern.com">website</a> Vitamin J2 - <a href="http://www.jmafoodgroup.com">website</a> Kalahari Biltong - <a href="http://www.eatbiltong.com">website</a> Hophead Events - <a href="http://www.hopheadevents.com">website</a>
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#21 - Winter Warriors & Why We Do It
<h2><strong>It's always easier to "not".</strong></h2> It doesn't take much for us to stay in bed, sit on the couch, and otherwise simply NOT do it. When you factor in the bitter cold, snow, wind, and all-around poor conditions of winter... you can just forget the whole "getting outside for a run" thing. Maybe that's why folks who DO go out there and run despite the winter chill are called "winter warriors". It's not such a crazy concept, when you really break it down... and understanding the "why"? Well...if you're in this fitness thing, or you're even THINKING about it... I bet you'll get it. There's plenty to go over in this episode... <!--more--> I wasn't really sure what to expect from this episode when the idea struck me. What I ended up with was...dare I say... pretty awesome. I had the opportunity to interview 4 people who all had some interesting and different ideas on why THEY get out there despite the bitter winter cold. Their stories ranged from pretty normal to pretty extraordinary. <h4>So what exactly is in this episode?</h4> <ul> <li>Revisiting my big goals for this year, and what kind of a start that's off to.</li> <li>Winter Warlock 5K, 10K, 13.1, & 18 Miler 2017</li> <li>What's In The Box - January Edition</li> <li>On-site at Winter Warlock <ul> <li>Participant experience</li> <li>Why they are Winter Warriors</li> </ul> </li> <li>My thoughts on why to be a Winter Warrior</li> </ul> Be sure to check out the Dave's Antarctica marathon plan and the My Luu charity links below! <em><strong>Brief Video Summary of Dave's Plan to Run in Antarctica:</strong></em> <a href= "https://youtu.be/xmEOPyxpeWY">https://youtu.be/xmEOPyxpeWY</a> <strong><em>The My Luu Memorial Fund:</em></strong> <a href= "https://www.crowdrise.com/myluufund">https://www.crowdrise.com/myluufund</a>   Thanks to my sponsors! <a href= "http://www.hopheadevents.com">www.hopheadevents.com</a> <a href= "http://www.runtruenorth.com">www.runtruenorth.com</a> <a href= "http://www.foolproofbrewing.com">www.foolproofbrewing.com</a>
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#20 - We All Only Get One Shot To Live
<h4><strong>By now, we know how I feel about "limits".</strong></h4> If you've ever heard my podcast or read the blog you KNOW - I am a FIRM believer that the only limits we TRULY have are the ones we set for ourselves. Well, I might not have really stopped to think how or why we imagine those limits to exist in the first place. <h3>Now, I'm thinking about it a little more.</h3> I think I understand, just a little bit better, what keeps some people from taking the plunge. Why some of the, seemingly, most interested people ultimately leave the gym without joining. Prepare for one of those... "ooooohhhhh..." moments. <!--more--> <h4>This might be one of my favorite chats yet.</h4> Steven Hall, head honcho of Hophead Events, joins me on the show for a great chat. It's always nice to have that like-minded discussion, right? <h4>In This Episode:</h4> <ul> <li>Who IS Steven Hall</li> <li>26.2 Challenge & Hophead Events</li> <li>South Shore Food & Wine Expo</li> <li>Risk vs. Reward</li> <li>Failure</li> <li>Attitude, positivity, and getting out there.</li> </ul> You can find Steven online: <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/thirstygreek">www.facebook.com/thirstygreek</a> <a href= "http://www.twitter.com/thirstygreek">www.twitter.com/thirstygreek</a> <a href= "http://www.instagram.com/thirstygreek">www.instagram.com/thirstygreek</a> and find Hophead Events at <a href= "http://www.HopheadEvents.com">www.HopheadEvents.com</a> <h4>As always, you can find ME at:</h4> <a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a> (NEW SITE IS LIVE!!!) <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness">www.facebook.com/sothisisfitness</a> <a href= "http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">www.twitter.com/snuffydx</a> <a href= "http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">www.instagram.com/snuffydx</a> Please do consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes!
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#19 - 2017, Goalsetting, & Getting Uncomfortable
<p><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span>If you're going to get somewhere...you have to know how to get there. In order to know HOW to get there... don't you first have to know WHERE it actually is you're going? <br /> <br /> Welcome to the reason why New Year's (fitness) resolutions fail - all this ambition backed by no goal and no plan. <br /> <br /> Sometimes you figure it out. Sometimes you can push. You keep achieving your goals as they get progressively harder. Eventually...the next logical goal makes you REALLY uncomfortable...</p> <p>Well gee...guess we just have to figure that out, eh? Don't worry...it's not as bad as it sounds :) <span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span></p> <p> </p> <p>So in this episode we talk about:</p> <p>-  Risk & reward</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Where my journey has been and where I'm about to take it...MY 2017 goals</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- How exactly to go about goal setting</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- How to know the difference between what's safe, what's a challenge, and what's unreasonable or even unsafe</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Gameplan… For me AND you.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can't GET there if you don't know where you're going or how to get there. Be smart, think about it, and you can plan for some MAJOR successes this year. Key is...gotta be smart. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">And just like my own goals for 2017...sometimes the goals we set for ourselves make us a little uncomfortable. Or a LOT uncomfortable...It's important to remember that at a certain point...it's both good and <em>important</em> to get out of your comfort zone, push it, and find a thing to do that you didn't think you could do...and DO it!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Please do reach out with questions, comments, or to share YOUR goals for some extra accountability - <a href= "mailto:darrell@sothisisfitness.com">darrell@sothisisfitness.com</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find us online!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</a></span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">www.instagram.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">www.twitter.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p> </p> <p>And big thanks to Anytime Fitness Pembroke for sponsoring my big races this season! Can't wait to see how it goes and to achieve success!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span></p>
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#18 - The New England Spahtens, OCR, & A New Year
<p><img src= "https://assets.libsyn.com/secure/show/91043/wordswag_1482994002896.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" align="right" /></p> <p><em>(Apologies for the double-publish...technical difficulties earlier)<br /></em><br /> There's just not enough time in the day (or in the podcast) sometimes. So many things to talk about... Well, today I cover three BIG things! Two of them I cover REALLY well! One is...well...just tough to talk about with saying the same thing everyone else has already said. </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>The spotlight here is...The New England Spahtens.</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p>Who, what, why, and how. And more, of course :) And I've got Paul Jones to tell me allllll about it.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <!--more--> <p> </p> <p>Hot off the heels of their big win in Mud Run Guide's "Best Of" OCR awards, I interview Paul Jones, the de facto face of the New England Spahtens! We get into:<br /> <br /> -OCR, and its roots<br /> -The growth of OCR, emergence of the "Big 3", and rise/fall of the "little guys"<br /> -The origins of The New England Spahtens, and where it is today<br /> -What "community" really means...and what it looks like</p> <p>If you're interested in checking out the Spahtens, and maybe becoming a part of their crowd, visit the links below! Also, be sure to listen to The NE Spahtens Show. That's their podcast, and I assure you, it's lovely. </p> <p>visit join.nespahtens.com for all the links you could want!</p> <p> </p> <p>After the interview...I get into a bit about...well...New Year's Resolutions. because...well...why wouldn't I, right? I just can't help myself. </p> <p> </p> <p>Please do find me at:</p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">www.instagram.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">www.twitter.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p>Search "So THIS Is Fitness" on iTunes or your favorite podcast listening app. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE, not just download one episode :) </p> <p> </p> <p>And if you like the show, please consider giving us a rating and review on iTunes (or your podcast source of choice). Every little bit helps us pop up higher in search results and get found just a little bit easier.<br /> <br /> Lastly, please don't be shy - EMAIL ME! <a href= "mailto:Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com">Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com</a>. I LOVE feedback, would love your questions, comments, or just a "hey, liked the show!". </p>
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#17 - True Triumph: Katrina White
<p><strong>I continue to be floored & impressed by the people I meet.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>If you believe the best in humanity, you'll encounter it...and that's exactly what happened on frigid Millinocket weekend. Katrina is an AMAZING person, someone who's story I can only call a True Triumph. I am thrilled to have her on the show to share that story and shine a little light on the hope that awaits every single person out there hoping to make a transformation.</p> <p>There was a lot to cover in this episode...</p> <p> </p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>I'm THRILLED to have Katrina on the show!</p> <p><strong>What's in Episode 17?</strong></p> <p>-Life Today for Katrina White</p> <p>-Katrina's AMAZING 150 lb weight loss journey</p> <p>-Discovering running, & conquering her first marathon - Millinocket Marathon!</p> <p>-Thought on the journey, attitude, and what others can expect</p> <p>-Inspiring the next generation through Girls On The Run</p> <p>-much more!</p> <p> </p> <p>It was so great to have someone on the show who's <em>been there</em>, and keenly understands the struggle...but also knows that just because she lost triple digits doesn't mean everyone else needs to. It's all relative, as I always say. <br /> <br /> Join Katrina as she shares her story! </p> <p> </p> <p>Find Katrina online:</p> <p>On Facebook (Katrina Brynn White)<br /> On Instagram (@momsrun_strong)</p> <p> </p> <p>And find Girls On The Run at <a href= "http://www.GirlsOnTheRun.org">www.GirlsOnTheRun.org</a></p> <p> </p> <p>You can find So THIS Is Fitness online at:</p> <p><a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a><br /> <a href= "http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness">www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/snuffydx">www.instagram.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/snuffydx">www.twitter.com/snuffydx</a></p> <p>email me at <a href= "mailto:Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com">Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com</a> with your feedback, questions, concerns & more!<br /> <br /> And lastly - please consider taking a moment to rate & review the show. Every single one of those helps us pop up a little higher in search results. Let's help others discover the inspiration Katrina, and future guests, will have to share!</p>
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#16 - Millinocket and The Golden Road
<p>Often times, in life, we think we know what we're in for...only to find out we didn't really <em>get it</em>. Well, this is one of those times I was 100% shown that I simply <em>did not get it</em> ahead of time. This past weekend Megan and I ventured up to Millinocket, Maine for the Millinocket Marathon...and while I totally thought I had a handle on what was going on...I was dead wrong. <br /> <br /></p> <p>We've got a JAM-PACKED episode for you today!<br /> <br /> -We finally get Bryan and Peter of "How Was Your Run Today?" on the show<br /> -We chat about Millinocket, small town charm and the lingering haunt of days gone-by</p> <p>-Chat with a local business owner about the impact of the race</p> <p>-Chat with the Race Director himself about his vision for the race, why he started it, and where he'd like to see it go.</p> <p> </p> <p>PLEASE visit <a href= "http://www.HowWasYourRunToday.com">www.HowWasYourRunToday.com</a> and see all that Bryan and Peter have to offer. Find them on your podcast app of choice and subscribe so you, too, can listen to them each week while you run, work out, or commute to work.</p> <p> </p> <p>Also PLEASE do be sure to visit <a href= "http://www.crowathletics.com">www.crowathletics.com</a> - learn all about the organization the put on this race, as well as the other events they put on!</p> <p><br /> <a title= "REGISTER for the Millinocket Marathon & Half 2017 here!" href= "https://www.eventbrite.com/e/millinocket-marathon-and-half-2017-registration-30224398991" target="_blank">REGISTER for Millinocket Marathon & Half here!<br /></a></p> <p>And, as always, please do be sure to find me online!</p> <p><a href= "http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX">www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</a></p> <p><a href= "http://www.twitter.com/SnuffyDX">www.twitter.com/SnuffyDX</a><br /> <br /> We'd just love it if you'd visit your podcast downloading method of choice (iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or other) and leave us a rating & review - that helps us pop up a little higher in search results and helps new listeners find us in the future. </p>
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#15 - Roadtrip & Making Time
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Every once in a while it's important to get away, have a little fun, and spend some time with those you love. This weekend, that happened to coincide with the opportunity to run a marathon and do some good for a town that needed it!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Darrell and Megan ventured up to Millinocket, ME for the Millinocket Marathon. Join them on this episode as they Roadtrip up LIVE as they record! Musings about the weekend, the event, coffee, and stick figure families abound.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can learn more about the Millinocket Marathon at</span> <a href= "http://www.crowathletics.com/millinocket-marathon-half/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> http://www.crowathletics.com/millinocket-marathon-half/</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can find Darrell online at</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Instagram & Twitter: @snuffydx</span></p>
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#14 - Thankful
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Every once in a while we lose our way, lose our reason...and fall off-track. Welcome to Darrell's past month. The short and sweet here is...every once in a while we have that epiphany moment that swings us back on track. Today, you get to hear Darrell's epiphany as it happens! hurrah.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find Darrell and So THIS Is Fitness online at:</span></p> <div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">and check out my sponsors:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.addaday.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.addaday.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.healthwarrior.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.HealthWarrior.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.capecodnutritioncorner.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.CapeCodNutritionCorner.com</span></a></p>
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#13 - Beer + Fitness = Love
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's one of the weirdest team-ups out there...but for some reason beer (well, alcohol in general) and fitness seem to go together just like peanut butter & jelly.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I, for one, enjoy a good brew every now and then...as does every other Average Joe out there. But there are some questions we should probably be asking before we start chugging away, don't you think?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With that under consideration...I ventured back to the Foolproof Brewery to talk to the President of the company - Nick - about all things beer.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In This Episode:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Foolproof Brewing Company - where it came from & why it's so awesome</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- What's really IN that beer, and how do flavors happen?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- What's up with the lack of "Nutrition Facts" labels...and what would be ON them?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Why do Beer & Fitness go together so well?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- What are the real benefits and negative effects? When & how often should I drink?</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find Foolproof Brewing Company online at</span> <a href="about:blank"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.FoolproofBrewing.com!</span></a></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Email Darrell at Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></p>
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#12 - Welcome Back, Dingbat
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Every once in a while the universe has to remind us that yes, we do in fact live in the real world. There are rules you play by, things you do and do not do. Even if you can achieve something as incredible as a 100 mile endurance run finish...a half-marathon can still take you down under the right circumstances (i.e. if you’re being stupid). Simple rules do still apply - they are, after all, RULES.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now that Darrell has come out the other side of his big 100 miler goal...it’s time to figure out what happens next. Join Darrell as he talks about avoiding PMS (not what you think), keeping your mind right, and working with what your body gives you.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find Darrell online at:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a></p>
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#11 - The Best Is Yet To Come
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is absolutely stunning what the human body is capable of. At a certain point, though, the body will go...the body can do it...and it's up to the mind to complete the task. This is the battle ultramarathon runners endure as they push the limits of human capability. Darrell has just discovered exactly what that battle is like.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Completing a 100 mile ultramarathon changes your perspective on things. Join Darrell as he delves into how it went, what it all means, and what happens next.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find Darrell online at:</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a></p>
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#10 - Countdown To Oblivion
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's funny to think how one decision, one feeling, can change the course of your life.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When you're staring down your first 100 mile ultramarathon, and it's less than 48 hours away...you tend to reflect on what you're about to do and, really...how you got here in the first place.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Join Darrell as he look at exactly what he's about to do, how he got here, and what exactly he's thinking going into this thing. Darrell also recaps this past weekend, his Mom's latest triumph, and does a fun new thing with Megan! WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This is it... the time has come. Nothing left but to do the thing. See you on the other side.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Follow Darrell at</span> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for live updates during the Ghost Train Rail Trail Race 100 Mile Ultramarathon!!! Race begins 9 am Sat 10/22 and cutoff is 3 pm Sunday 10/23.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p>
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#9 - Less Than Ideal
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Things don't always go according to plan...when the ceiling comes crashing down on you, it can be tough to find the drive to keep on plowing forward and sticking to the plan. When conditions are less than ideal, it's up to us to hunker down, toughen up, and make up the difference from within ourselves. Darrell recaps last weekend - Megan's triumphant Hartford Marathon run, the heinous weather nightmare that was Newport Marathon, and what its really all about.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can find Darrell online at:</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.Instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a></p>
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#8 - The Struggle Is Real
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fitness is hard. Life is hard. Why does everything have to be so hard? Often we want to shed the stuff that’s harder than we feel like it has to be. And often, the thing that’s easiest to shed...is health and fitness. The gym membership. The running. The whatever. We make things harder than they have to be. We give in.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">That struggle is what keeps us from achieving the greatness we’re all capable of, and it’s up to us to find a way to break through. Darrell talks about his own struggle, how this stuff happens, and what, ultimately, it’s gonna come down to to bust out and make it happen.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Send your feedback and questions to Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find us online -</span> <a href= "http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Like” the FB page -</span> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p>
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#7 - You Can Lead A Horse To Water...
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even if you’re a fitness fanatic, or had that epiphany and “found fitness”...it can be tough to get those you care about to have that same kind of “awakening”. It can be frustrating, saddening, and even cause a little anger and resentment when friends and loved ones just refuse to do something you KNOW will be beneficial for them, and that they might even enjoy! So how do you get those YOU care about to the same place? You might not like the answer…</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Find Darrell & So THIS Is Fitness online!</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.sothisisfitness.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness</span></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">http://www.instagram.com/SnuffyDX</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Send your comments, questions, & feedback to Darrell@SoTHISIsFitness.com</span></p>
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#6 - #BleedPurple
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All too often people find themselves in an unfulfilling cycle. Get up, go to work, stare at the clock, go home...with no sense of purpose, no sense of pride, and maybe no sense of your impact on the world at large.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I, and many like me, spend our days differently. We wake up high on life, swipe a keyfob at the door, and walk into a world where we can help people make lasting, positive change in their lives.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today I want to talk about where I work, what I do, and why, no matter how hard some days might be... I love it every damn day. Today you find out what it means to #BleedPurple.</span></p>
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#5 - The Fool's Mile
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Darrell and Megan venture out to the Foolproof brewery to experience one of the more...off-color...athletic events out there - a “beer mile”. Learn what a beer mile is, how it came to be a “thing”, and what it's really to participate in one. Also… Learn why Darrell came frighteningly close to his first voluntary DNF. And in a shocking turn of events...Megan beats Darrell in a race! All this and more in episode 5!</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can learn more about Foolproof Brewing Company and the events they hold (both at and away from the brewery) at</span> <a href= "http://www.foolproofbrewing.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.foolproofbrewing.com</span></a></p>
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#4 - FUN
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Megan & Darrell recap the mid-August race weekend of Anchor Down Ultramarathon and the Falmouth Road Race. They talk about each race, the experience they each had therein, and the big differences between the two. There was one BIG difference...and its what everything circles back around to...fun.</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You can learn more about Anchor Down Ultramarathon at</span> <a href= "http://www.anchordownultra.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.AnchorDownUltra.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Check out</span> <a href= "http://www.runtruenorth.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.RunTrueNorth.com</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">to learn about their company and other events (including my favorite - Narragansett Summer Running Festival!).</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">And check out</span> <a href= "http://www.falmouthroadrace.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">www.FalmouthRoadRace.com</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">for more on THAT race.</span></p>
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#3 - The Long & The Short Of It (2/2)
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Last time Darrell & Megan talked about their big goals and the training necessary for success. This time, they talk about the running journeys that led them here. Their stories aren't quite so crazy, and could easily be anyone's story...including yours. It all starts with that first step.</span></p>
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#2 - The Long & The Short Of It (1/2)
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Darrell & Megan talk about the big goals they've been working towards all year and what the final 3 months of training looks like. Delve into their training plans a bit and get some ideas for your own! It's not as out of reach or silly as it might seem - we promise :) All that, plus a lesson in...making the right call...</span></p> <div> </div> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next time? The running journeys that led them to this point.<br /></span></p> <p>This episode backlogged - originally published on Athlete On Fire</p>
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#1 - Failure
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I'm Darrell McTague, and THIS is "So THIS Is Fitness". Join me as I share a little bit about myself, where So THIS Is Fitness came from (it's been around for a while, actually), and what its really all about. And, in the wake of my most recent ultramarathon experience...let's talk a little bit about failure.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This episode backlogged - originally published on the Athlete On Fire feed.</span></p>
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