AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

On the show:

Legend Lost

The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in rock climbing as the sport we know it today.  Go watch Valley Uprising.  It’s an amazing and inspiring look at the roots of the sport.  Our host, Scott was born just 30 minutes away in West Virginia.

 

March Sadness

A couple years ago, six friends and the host’s dad migrated to Pittsburgh for the first round of the NCAA tourney.  Now, it’s just a memory.

 

Snow Day Workout

3 sets for it to count
4 sets for mini beast
5 sets for full on beast!

Fine, if you do 1-2 sets you still matter.

Jumping Jacks or Jump Rope: 1 minute
Mountain Climbers: 1 minute
Push-ups: To Failure
Lunges: 50 (25/leg)
Plank: 1 minute
Step Ups(18-24 inches): 1 Minute
Sit Ups:25
Flutter Kicks: 50/ leg

 

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AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

On the show: Legend Lost The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in rock climbing as the sport we know it today.  Go watch Valley Uprising.  It’s an amazing and inspiring look at the roots of the sport.  Our host, Scott was born just 30 minutes away in […]

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AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

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AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

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Adventure doesn't have to be big

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AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus?  How was his complete failure more stressful than usual at the Leadville 100?  Did he ever finish an ultra?  Plus, some bonus content featuring parts of his comedy special from the experiences.

 

Thanks for listening to Athlete On Fire.

 

Learn more about his film Once Is Enough.

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AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

A crazy and horrific accident at the age of 8 and the lightbulb moment 22 years later began a movement in an individual that will speak to everyone who knew there was an athlete deep down but didn’t know how to find it.

Max Conserva, right, instructor of Functional Fitness, an exercise and mobility program he developed to address his own injury, and a collaborator at the Orthopaedic Institute (OI), and Alex Hetherington CP, a prosthetist at the OI, train Amy Watt, 19, a Paralympic athlete, on using a new upper extremity prosthesis customized for gym and strength exercises and developed at the OI, at the Bakar Fitness Center at Mission Bay.

Max Conserva is an athlete, speaker, and coach who has transformed the way he thinks so he could transform the way he lives. A truly inspiring athlete.

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AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

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Adventure doesn’t have to be big

Adventure.  Everyone wants more but has no idea where to get it.  We know it’s good for our heart and soul.  And sometimes our legs and lungs.  Yet, it seems, less and less of us are adventuring.

 

Adventure is a huge part of our make up.  We as a human race traveled across mountain ranges just to see what was on the other side.  Risking life and the lives of the ones we love.

 

We hopped on rickety boats and sailed across the world.  We climbed mountains without supplemental oxygen, technical gear, or a stairmaster to train on.

 

So, we know it’s a part of what makes us human.  And yes, people are still going on amazing adventures.  We share their stories on podcasts like the Athlete On Fire show and Instagram feeds are inundated with tons of adventurers sharing their views and their thoughts on their experiences.

 

But, for every modern traveler with 80 thousand followers, how many of us are out there doing our thing?  Finding our adventure?  I don’t know.  But let’s at least make it easier to justify.

 

Adventure doesn’t have to be BIG.  I mean, it can be, but then you may just wait until everything is perfect and that’s just silly.  The best adventures are the ones that are not even close to perfect. A bad day in the woods is a much better memory than an uneventful one.

 

Some ways to think about what an adventure is today:

1. It’s something other people aren’t willing to do.

Going for a run at midnight or 4am in the morning in and of itself is an adventure.  Your senses are heightened. The same route you’d take in the middle of the day is completely different.  Just change one variable of a typical thing and it becomes adventurous.

2. Be willing to go somewhere different (MICRO).

This is a quite literal way of thinking of adventure.

You know what, hundreds of people climb Everest every year.

Thousands visit Machu Picchu.

That little grassy knoll on the side of the road 3 miles from your house though, probably noone has been up there in decades.  Find small ways to go places others aren’t going.

 

A friend and I were up in South Dakota recently.  We didn’t feel like driving to a trail head so we geared up and headed out the lodge and across the street.  We ducked into the woods and started climbing.  Snow fields and brush and downed trees.  We kept hiking and freaking ended up at the top of a ski resort.  Unique, unknown, and adventurous for sure.

3. Be willing to go somewhere different, to you.

So you live in the country, go visit the nearest city and go for a run. Hit up the stairwells of the biggest hotel.  New places are invigorating even if they are a few miles aways.  Same for you city dwellers.  Find dirt, play in it.

4. Get uncomfortable.

Raining out, hit the streets. Snowstorm coming?  Bundle up and get out there.  Being uncomfortable changes the stimulus.  Changed stimulus helps us take the world in in a different way.

 

Now, can you start thinking of adventure differently?  We have hundreds of ideas, and we’ll share more but for now get out there and adventure a little more.

 

Have fun adventure ideas?  Let us know in the comments!


 

The author is the host and founder of Athlete On Fire.  Every once in awhile, he blogs about real stuff and adventures as much as he possibly can in his home state, Colorado.
 Like the idea of training for adventure, check out some of our free Workouts for Adventures.

AOF:182 Athletic Movement Skills with Clive Brewer of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Our guest shares his story of how he made a career working with athletes and then we dive in to his new project, a book to help everyone become more efficient athletes.

About our guest:

Internationally acclaimed strength and conditioning specialist Clive Brewer is the assistant director of high performance for the Toronto Blue Jays and has consulted with several other organizations around the globe, such as Manchester United FC and USA Football.

Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers the prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.

In Athletic Movement Skills, Brewer shares his high level of expertise drawn from the most current sport science research and champion-producing applications. Knowing the need for good technique in skills such as jumping, landing, accelerating, decelerating, and changing direction, Brewer includes hundreds of photos and illustrations to provide strong visual presentation of exercise progressions for developing jumping and plyometric skills, running speed and agility skills, and functional strength. Real-life examples and case studies across a spectrum of sports will help readers understand and apply information to achieve their athletic objectives.

AOF:181 Daniel Hayes Boxer, actor, athlete.

Our guest played college basketball and modeled as a young athlete for some of the biggest brands in the world.  An invite to a boxing gym, that he actually hated, spurned the athlete he is now.

We talk a lot about how to control and regulate emotion and adrenaline in sport from visualization to practicing the mental game.  He gives a great plank challenge for anyone to try out too.

Tons of energy, tons of passion.

 

Official Bio:

Daniel Hayes is a top ranked middleweight boxing prospect and Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador.

 

Growing up Daniel played a wide variety of sports ranging from Soccer, Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Baseball and Swimming. At just 8 years old he started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools.
Hayes however decided to attend Thompson Rivers University where he and his childhood best friend were offered athletic scholarships. College proved to be quite a defining time for Hayes. He started as a Kinesiology major but after just one single acting course, he discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre.

Hayes was no stranger to the camera; he had been a published print model since the age of 17. It wasn’t long after his revelation that the acting gigs began pouring in. Hayes landed his first commercial with And1, which was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike.
Eagerly seeking to develop his craft, Hayes began studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. Hayes added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. Currently on his World Championship journey, Hayes fights out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.

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AOF:180 Jim Walmsley “Off days are contagious.”

To be able to listen to someone at the top of their respective sport give advice as to what is helping them succeed and to be able to apply it to anyone at any level is what the Athlete On Fire show is all about.

We have done this very well on today’s show. Whether it’s a mental or physical concept, every athlete will be able to take away something interesting to apply to themselves.

On The Show

  • How does he approach running the Grand Canyon?
  • Why did he finish the race after taking a wrong turn at mile 92?
  • What drives him?
  • What is his race strategy coming from high altitude?
  • What mental tricks does he use when competing?
  • His thoughts on days off.
  • Why he is learning French

Links to learn more about Jim

  • His awesome Instagram account
  • A recent Runner’s World article about him
  • About the Western States wrong turn we talk about
  • His Strava Feed.

Enjoy the show!

Jim doing what he does best.

There may be no walking but there sure is ballet in the Grand Canyon!

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Why would you run THAT far?

Maybe you have thought about doing something that just seemed insane, or epic, or scary, or just like the adventure you need.  We all have.  It may be starting a business or traveling somewhere exotic or, it may be running a really really long distance, just to feel the pain a little bit.

Or for these reasons:

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The case against beautiful things.

You know the term “This is why we can’t have nice things.”

Well, this is why we can’t have beautiful things. Anymore.

 

First, beautiful– Of beauty, magnificence, or representing an abstract feeling of good, of love.  Both natural and supernatural.  Both literal and figurative. Almost always subjective.

 

 

Athletes find beauty in effort. In victory and in hindsight, DEFEAT.

 

Runners on a trail eye to eye with a deer or overwhelmed by the sunrise off the canyons or the dew or through their breath.

 

Some think a baby crying for the first time is beautiful.  Nope;)  But, the first time they lock eyes, for sure.  Call you daddy, hell yeah!

 

Are weddings beautiful?  Sometimes. But more beautiful is hot food in a messy kitchen at 10pm when you walk in the door for the millionth time.

 

 

 

Is       death                            beautiful?

 

Unfortunately, kind of.

 

But then. Nothing is ever beautiful again.

 

When I lost my dad last fall I felt nothing but love, and sadness.  Never angry.  And a little time has passed and I get pissed here and there.  You know what really pisses me off though?

 

The beautiful things

 

The sunset

 

                        music that moves and my sons and

 

the trails

 

and the clouds from the airplane and my wife.

 

The early mornings and movies and you know what?

 

 

I can see BEAUTY in everything. I think I always have but damn…

 

                                                              It all sucks.

 

I hate the way it feels and the way it doesn’t make people feel.  I especially hate the way it doesn’t make other people feel.

 

 

And I hate that he isn’t here to share it all.  Or is he?

 

I’ve never noticed so much beauty in my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you find beauty too.

 


 

The author is the host and founder of Athlete On Fire.  Every once in awhile, he blogs about real stuff and the thoughts that come quickest. He is also writing this p.s.!

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