054 Thal Woods: “If you don’t grind, you don’t shine.

Our guest today is a a self proclaimed lifetime athlete. From excelling in football at a young age to playing division I at Colorado State University, sprinting at the highest level and playing professionally, he takes us through it all. A broken family at an early age had him living out of a car with his sister. This led to stops at foster homes and inconsistency as a growing young man. His story is great for anyone who thinks you can’t make it from a bad start. He is a cerebral athlete and shares habits and training advice for any level. He goes into why he will always be an athlete and you are sure to appreciate to takeaways in this episode of Athlete On Fire.

 
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In this show hear:

  • Why he lived in a car and his tough childhood
  • How he got spotted playing ball in the yard
  • How he got closure from his parents
  • A day in the life
  • His awesome smoothie recipe
  • What’s on his pre workout play list
  • His 40, 60, and 200 times
  • Did you say 43 inch vertical?
  • His unique take on legacy

“Can’t make the club in the tub.” One of Thal’s coaches.

Success Habit:

  • Realizing that words have power.
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Quote on Fire:

  • “If you don’t grind, you don’t shine.”

Quiz on Fire:

      He gives us some good spots to check out in Denver CO

Book on Fire:

The 4 Agreements
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Connect with Thal:

Facebook
Website

Fitness On Fire: Thal

Listen to his challenge on the show: 5×5 after his sprint workout. Gonna burn you up!
Links coming soon(FOF is going through a redesign)!

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053 Lisa Hamilton: “I was scared to death before my first (and only) marathon.

Our guest shares her story of growing up on the beautiful island of St. Croix. How her days were very regimented and her athletic start as a swimmer. She goes into her natural talent as a runner and how she got started in the sport. Hear how close she was to competing in the Athens Olympics, who is inspiring her today, and what habit she has that allows her to perform at a high level. Another passionate athlete shares another inspiring story on the Athlete On Fire show today!

 
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In this show hear:

  • Her life on St. Croix.
  • Why she started Conscious Runner
  • Why trips to the garbage dump were such a memory
  • A day in the life
  • Three things her son taught her
  • How she preps pre race
  • How close she was to the Olympics
  • All about her 4:58 mile with no training
  • Why she only ran one marathon

“I was scared to death.”

Success Habit:

  • Breaking down goals and persisting.

Quote on Fire:

  • “Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” Bill Cosby

Quiz on Fire:

      You have to listen to learn how we got to a quiz on Yogi Bear.

Book on Fire:

The Power Of Now

Connect with Lisa:

Twitter: @consciousrunner
Facebook
Website

Fitness On Fire: Lisa

Listen to his challenge on the show: Single leg physioball bridges.
Links coming soon(FOF is going through a redesign)!

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052 Ben Welnak: “It’s just like life, You can’t pretend it’s not there.

Our guest was one of the catalysts for Athlete On Fire as a Colorado buddy of Scott’s and he just happens to be an amazing athlete himself. Learn how he manages a crazy work/life balance with training for

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WW:11 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s has a very special guest to talk to power of “no”, mental blocks mt. biking, and work/life balance.

In this weekly installment of the Weekend Warrior show Scott brings on a special guest for this remote show in the heart of Fruita, Colorado. Among the usual topics we go over

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CoolDown: 002 Jason Robillard It’s pretty obvious today’s guest just got knocked out.

The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about

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051 Darren De Heras: How something as simple as a sharpie and a name can inspire.

Our guest has always been a motivated athlete. From his days as an 88 lb wrestler in high school who eventually coached his own team when the coach was let go, he proves that

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WW:10 Weekend Warriors: Scott’s hanging with the beer man. Learning brews for every activity!

In this week’s edition of the Weekend Warrior show Scott does a quick q and a with the owner of the brewery for one of the running events he produces in Colorado. We learn some basics of

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050 Angelina Ramos: Running, teaching, coaching, and inspiring !

Our guest is a passionate athlete, coach, teacher, and mentor. Her running career started because she wanted to make a friend those first days of high school, in her Sketchers no less! She tells us why she decided on

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CoolDown: 001 Travis Brown Talking gear heads, favorite trails, and doing what you love.

The CoolDown is a new show format for Athlete On Fire! Days, weeks, and months have passed since we have talked with and learned the amazing stories of some of our athletes and we wanted to bring them back to just sit back and talk about what’s going on in their lives and what’s new since the last time we talked. Not formatted at ALL, The Cool Down is supposed to be just like getting off a long trail or tough workout and talking it up with whoever you are with. We just happen to be with amazing athlete on fire! Enjoy this first installment with Travis Brown and forgive the lack of formatting on this first show notes page. We wanted to get get out the same day as the interview!
 

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LOF:002 James Knott Reaching goals to inspire others to try.

 

NOTE: Athlete Profiles are all about the listeners of the Athlete On Fire podcast! Yes, we have some amazing guests on the show but some of YOU listeners out there are just as inspiring. You write to give me feedback and you share your amazing stories with me and I am happy to pass them on to the masses. This is going to be a regular installment so if you or anyone you know is a worthy candidate, shoot me an email and we would love to feature them. Kudos to Rachel for being the first ever

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