AOF:175 Laura Messner on the key to happiness, OCR myths, and a fitness test you can try today.

This OCR athlete wants to star in the theatre.  Huh?

 

Yep, and like many endurance athletes she got hooked just by trying it out like the rest of us.

She shares her thoughts on

  • How we should relate with food
  • A great workout any of us can use to test and retest our fitness this offseason
  • What it means to create your own art
  • The keys to her happiness
  • Her biggest weakness as an athlete
  • What she can’t skip to do well in OCR
  • The meal she would make if the president (not the elected) came over

Follow Laura’s kickass Instagram feed.

 

 

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Athlete Profiles: 001 Courgette, head stands, cats, and mountain dreams.

Athlete (and we are all athletes) Profiles:

Check out more details about why we do this and even submit your profile HERE.



Name:

Alice

 

DOB:

12/24/88

 

Location:

London, UK

 

What is the best thing about your hometown?

London has the most amazing restaurants – all different cuisines for all different budgets. Plus it’s full of people that all really throw themselves into things, working long hours and running 10 miles through central London to work, everyone being busy and interesting in their own different ways.

 

Athletic history:

I sailed for Great Britain as a junior and did a lot of ballet. Then at 15 I started prioritising my school work and gave up on everything but studying and then eventually studying and drinking with my friends. I started running for the very first time age 23.

 

Current athletic passion:

Ultra running and triathlon – with my first ultramarathon in May next year!

 

Who or what in the world is inspiring you right now?

Pictures of beautiful trails on beautiful mountains just make me want to get out there and run.

 

What is your favorite single workout or physical challenge that people can try today?

I’ve just learnt how to do a headstand and I love it. It is really about core strength and focus on balance. If you can’t do one, give it a try.

 

Why do you consider yourself an athlete on fire?

Because I love it. In just the last few years I have picked up the exercise bug and I genuinely love it all – but especially running. It’s not about how far or fast you go, but whether or not you love it. And I keep telling everyone how brilliant running is and how they should give it a try.

 

What would you say to someone who hasn’t found their passion in sport or life yet?

To keep trying and not to waste time doing stuff they don’t enjoy. If you hate running, that’s fine (I think you’re wrong of course!) but keep trying new things, whether it be exercise-based or art-based or whatever. And if something gives you a bit of a buzz, even if its difficult, keep at it!

 

Where are you on your athletic journey? Flicker, Flame, or Fire?

Flame

 

What keeps you up at night?

My cat licking my face and purring when he decides he wants fed!

 

What’s your favorite healthy recipe that anyone can try today?

Roast veg (whatever you have – but I like sweet potato, butternut squash and carrots) with lentils, chopped up baby tomatoes and lots of parsley. Then topped with courgette dip which is made by shopping up courgettes into a pan, adding in extra virgin olive oil, salt and garlic, and cooking it for 30 mins or so, stirring every few minutes. Its delicious!

 

NOTE FOR ALICE:Thank you so much for sharing part of your story with the Athlete On Fire community. That recipe sounds amazing and the courgette sounds like something new for many athletes! You are definitely an inspiring Athlete On Fire!

 

Remember. I am, you are, everyone is an athlete on fire!

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Athlete Profiles

We kind of have this idea.  It is that everyone is an athlete.  We use the podcast to showcase amazing athletes of all levels from all over the world doing amazing things and we want to continue the process here.  How many athletes can we showcase?  We hope 1000’s.

How to be featured?

First of all, being featured isn’t for athletes trying to brag, it is for the readers to gain perspective.  We are all different.  Share a little bit about yourself and it may inspire or give some ideas to others out there.  We are open sourcing what being an athlete look like.

All you have to do is:

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Send a picture of you doing something you love (posts without pictures are boring) Sent to: athletesonfire (at) gmail (dot) com.

We will get it up in the order we receive.

Do you see anything we missed?  Any questions that would add to the reading experience?  Let us know!

 

AOF:173 The guy behind Obstacle Racing Media.

This is one of those shows where you realize, there are people out there with similar lifestyles.  A passion for his business, hustle, and raising a family between it all.  Yep, we get that here at Athlete On Fire.

 

  • Learn how Obstacle Racing Media got started
  • What Matt is putting a lot of time in from a media standpoint
  • The physical skills more obstacle racers need to focus on to be more successful out there.
  • Who inspires him
  • What a typical day looks like

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AOF:172 “The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go.”

On The Show

  • Our guest is a world renowned author and alpinist with a different take on a similar story of adventure on the tops of the biggest mountains in the world.
  • We talk about what it takes to up and leave and live in a foreign country.
  • Why training plans don’t always work and what is next for her and her adventure.
  • She gives a great physical challenge and is a thoughtful and passionate athlete.  We think she bridged the gap pretty well.

 

 

Connect With Cathy

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Camping in Nanga Parbat in Pakistan

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Climbing in Norway

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“Just For The Love Of It”

 

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Skiiing

 

 

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AOF:170 Tina Muir “Elite Runners Feel Like Crap Too.”

Tina Muir is an elite sponsored runner who has had the honor of running for her country, Great Britain.

 

Although now she resides in good ol’ Kentucky with her husband, who coaches cross country (of course).

 

We have a chance to talk about all things running from getting others into the sport to training, and the real side of the sport that hardly anyone talks about, running is tough and sometimes isn’t fun.

 

Enjoy the show and be sure to connect with Tina:

Her Website

The Podcast she hosts

 

 

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STIF:05 – The Fool’s Mile

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!

 

 

You can learn more about Foolproof Brewing Company and the events they hold (both at and away from the brewery) at www.foolproofbrewing.com

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Megan & Darrell recap the mid-August race weekend of Anchor Down Ultramarathon and the Falmouth Road Race. They talk about each race and the experience they each had at each. The conversation moves to comparing the big differences between the two experiences, they focus on the one BIG difference…and its what everything circles back around to…fun.

Is there a difference between “fun”, “enjoyment”, and “satisfaction”? Can they exist independently? Is it enough to keep you running (or working out period)? Let’s figure it out.

 

You can learn more about Anchor Down Ultramarathon at www.AnchorDownUltra.com, and check out www.RunTrueNorth.com to learn about their company and other events (including my favorite – Narragansett Summer Running Festival!).

 

You can find out more about the Falmouth Road Race at www.FalmouthRoadRace.com.

 

Find more of Darrell & So THIS Is Fitness at:

www.SoTHISIsFitness.com

 

www.Facebook.com/SoTHISIsFitness

 

and reach out! Podcast@SoTHISIsFitness.com

 

Music: bensound.org

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On The Show

  • She talks about her book and why she wrote it, The Do Over.
  • At 16:20- Her first drink, first buzz.
  • At 21:30 On self loathing and disgust
  • What you should know about Kona, Hawaii
  • A great challenge in the pool for anyone

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Reach out to Karlyn

Skype:karlynpipes
Twitter: @karlynpipes
Instagram:   @karlynpipes
YouTube: karlynpipes
Linkedin: Karlyn Pipes

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