42: Rob Jones: Double-Amputee & a Month of Marathons

October 13, 2017
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Rob Jones: Double-Amputee Marine is Training to Run 31 Marathons in 31 Days.

"I grew up on a farm in the small town of Lovettsville, Virginia. I graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 2003, and from Virginia Tech in 2007.  In my junior year at Virginia Tech, I joined the Marine Corps Reserve as a combat engineer at Bravo Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion in Roanoke, VA. In the Marine Corps, combat engineers are responsible for a multitude of disciplines but the primary role that I and my fellow combat engineers undertook was the use of explosives, and the detection of buried IEDs and weapons caches. 

"I deployed to Habbaniyah, Iraq in 2008, and again to Delaram/Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010. During my deployment to Afghanistan while operating as a part of a push into Taliban territory, I was tasked with clearing an area with a high likelihood of containing an IED. It was in this capacity that I was wounded in action by a land mine. The injury resulted in a left knee dis-articulation and a right above knee amputation of my legs. 

"I was taken to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD for the initial phases of my recovery, which consisted primarily of healing and closing my wounds. I was then transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the remainder of my rehabilitation. At Walter Reed I was fitted with prosthetics, and worked very hard to learn how to walk with two bionic knees. I also used the time to relearn how to do other things with my new challenge including riding a bicycle, running, and rowing. I took naturally to rowing, and since I am always in search of a challenge that I can use to become better, I decided to train for the 2012 Paralympics.

"After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in December, 2011, I immediately moved to Florida to train with my rowing partner, Oksana. We spent five months there, and during that time period won the trunk and arms mixed double sculls trial race held by USRowing to become the USRowing national team for our boat class, and also won the Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Belgrade to qualify for the Paralympics. We then moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to continue training until the Paralympics in September, 2012. Our hard work paid off for us as we brought home a bronze medal in our event. I continued in the sport of rowing through the 2013 season, where my partner and I placed 4th in the 2013 World Rowing Championships.  

"On October 14, 2013 I began a solo supported bike ride across America which started in Bar Harbor, Maine, and ended in Camp Pendleton, California.  The ride was 5,180 miles long and completed on April 13, 2014, a total of 181 days after it began.  Over the course of the ride, along with my team, I raised $126,000 for the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, and Ride 2 Recovery, three charities which aid wounded veterans.

"Between Fall 2014, and Summer 2016, I trained in the sport of triathlon with the intention to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games.  I saw considerable personal improvement, but was unable to qualify.

"Currently I am planning to complete a month long back to back marathon challenge in which I will run 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different major cities, once again raising awareness and funds for wounded veteran charities.

Website: http://www.robjonesjourney.com/monthofmarathons 
The Month of Marathons: http://www.robjonesjourney.com/mission/ 

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38: Louise Green: Big Fit Girl

September 14, 2017
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Fit. Fat. Thin. Plus-size. Body Positive. Diet-Culture. Fat Activism. What IS all this? Why is "food" such a volatile topic? Meredith and the amazing Louise Green --- two "big fit girls" talk about fitness, food, weight, stigma, triathlon and more.

In her book Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and unleashed her inner athlete—as well as showcasing similar stories from other women—Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same.

Green also provides concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one’s relationship with food. And she stresses the importance of paying it forward—for it is only by seeing plus-size women in leadership roles that other plus-size women will be motivated to stop trying to lose weight and get fit instead.

Louise Green on Social
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louisegreen.bigfitgirl
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bodyexchange
IG: http://instagram.com/louisegreen_bigfitgirl

Buy the Book
Big Fit Girl: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Fit-Girl-Embrace-Body/dp/1771642122 

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35: THE Dr. Shefali: Conscious Parenting

August 25, 2017
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Conscious Parenting. I have never been so moved by "advice" on parenting as from Dr. Shefali Tsabary (Best known as "Dr. Shefali"). I put "advice" in quotes, because her WORK transcends beyond advice. The word advice is inadequate for the ground-breaking and life-changing work she does.
 
If you are a parent, have BEEN a child, or can't figure out why in the world you can't connect with your children, then this podcast will be a game-changer for your world.  If you are LOST in your adulthood, this podcast is for you.  Have a listen and be forever changed in the way you look at parenting---and yourself.
 
"We cannot expect THEM to become something that we are not ready to embody ourselves." - Dr. Shefali 
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
 
Author of the The Conscious Parent, Out of Control and NEWEST BOOK The Awakened Family. Also an International Speaker, and Clinical Psychologist.
 
EVOLVE CONFERENCE
Hundreds of participants have joined us for this weekend of personal transformation and now it’s your turn! Join Dr. Shefali and a line-up of speakers including Michael Beckwith and Tom Shadyac, for our 3rd Annual EVOLVE conference in Long Beach, CA. Hosted this year by the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, you’ll be among hundreds of others who want to learn how to shed years of cultural conditioning and live their absolute best lives. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, life coach, or just someone who wants to live more authentically, peacefully, and with joy to spare, join us Sept. 15- 17 in Long Beach for EVOLVE.
 
 
$50 off with code 50OFF
  
Partial Scholarships available - apply by writing to: office@drshefali.com

If you would like to…

  • SHED the roles you’re currently playing and unfold into your truest, MOST AUTHENTIC self
  • TRANSFORM your negative thought patterns from the inside out
  • Connect with your child WITHOUT conflict
  • Navigate family (and other) disagreements PEACEFULLY
  • Learn PRACTICAL TOOLS for living your ABSOLUTE BEST LIFE from Dr. Shefali that you’ll carry with you long after the weekend is over
  • Spend a weekend in BEAUTIFUL Long Beach, CA with Dr. Shefali & a line-up of LIFE-CHANGING Speakers you won’t find under one roof ANYWHERE ELSE!

    …then you’re ready for EVOLVE!

 

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34: John Kim: The Angry Therapist

August 25, 2017
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"My F*cking Feelings?" As he was going through an expired relationship, John Kim created a blog on Tumblr and titled his first post “My F*cking Feelings”. He named his blog The Angry Therapist and started to document his journey post divorce.

Even though he was a licensed therapist, John chose not to present himself that way. He wore t-shirts and jeans. He preferred the language of “me too” as opposed to “you should”. He blogged about his short comings, revelations, and his views on relationships, the self help business, and the world. He found CrossFit, bought a motorcycle, and started coaching people in unconventional ways.

The Angry Therapist has become greater than just John Kim. Today, it is a place to find support no matter where you are or what you’re going through. It’s a place where definitions of our common human struggles are based largely on experiencing life and allowing it to break and heal us, which is very different than labels applied by learning about suffering in text books. It is a growing team of therapists and life coaches all over the world- practicing transparency, living as the truest versions of themselves, continually growing, and in this process becoming Catalysts. It is also a school, teaching this new way of helping others and supporting them in that journey. It is a thriving community unlike any other. The Angry Therapist is a lifestyle.

The Angry Therapist on Social

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theangrytherapist 
Instagram: http://instagram.com/theangrytherapist 

 

Episode is SPONSORED by CYCLEOPS

Learn more about the incredible indoor cycling products from Cycleops.

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And there's a giveaway!

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33: David Dillard-Wright: Meditation and A Mindful Life

August 18, 2017
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Meditation. Head space. Calm. Om. OMG! This is THE Elephant in the Room for Meredith Atwood: the topic of meditation. And yes, that's MEDITATION, not MEDIATION, for the lawyers out there.

How DO we find time to start this practice? How does sports play a roll? What is moving meditation? All of these things are covered in this episode.

David Dillard-Wright, PhD teaches philosophy, religion, and ethics at the University of South Carolina, Aiken. His academic work focuses on philosophy of the mind and animal ethics. His practice in meditation originated in the Trappist tradition of contemplative prayer and then segued into Eastern practices. He is the author of A Mindful MorningA Mindful EveningA Mindful DayMediation for MultitaskersThe Everything© Guide to Meditation for Healthy Living5-Minute Mindfulness, and At Ganapati’s Feet.

The Books:
A Mindful Morning
https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Morning-Start-Clear-Heart/dp/1440596360/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503083435&sr=8-2&keywords=david+dillard-wright 

A Mindful Evening
https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Evening-Complete-each-heart/dp/1440598673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503083435&sr=8-1&keywords=david+dillard-wright

The 2018 Calendar
https://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Day-2018-Daily-Calendar/dp/1507204221/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1503083435&sr=8-6&keywords=david+dillard-wright

Meditation for Multi-Taskers
https://www.amazon.com/Meditation-Multitaskers-Guide-Finding-between/dp/1440524904/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1503083435&sr=8-4&keywords=david+dillard-wright 

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29: Annie Grace: This Naked Mind & Alcohol

July 21, 2017
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Naked Mind & Alcohol.  An interview with Annie Grace, author of the amazing book "This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness and Change Your Life."  She has an entirely new approach to cutting back or quitting drinking by addressing your unconscious thoughts and behaviors around drinking - the result is a permanent shift in mindset which gets rid of the desire around alcohol. Without desire there is no temptation - and willpower is not required. 

Another resource in the ever-necessary sobriety discussion for this day and age.

The Book:
"This Naked Mind: Contol Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness and Change Your Life."
https://www.amazon.com/This-Naked-Mind-Rediscover-Happiness/dp/0996715002/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500641203&sr=8-1&keywords=this+naked+mind

Resources Mentioned on the Podcast:

The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
https://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499712487&sr=8-1&keywords=power+of+now 

The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, Amy Johnson PhD and Mark Howard PhD
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the+big+book+of+little+change 

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, Dr. John Sarno
https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446557684/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499712605&sr=8-1&keywords=dr.+john+sarno 

Liminal Thinking: Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think, Dave Gray
https://www.amazon.com/Liminal-Thinking-Create-Change-Changing/dp/1933820462/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499712649&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=dave+gray+liminel+thinking

Follow Annie Grace on Social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisnakedmind  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anakedmind/ 
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4KpBxerD_BIksjUfUT4hVw 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisNakedMind 
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thisnakedmind/

Workshop: https://learn.thisnakedmind.com/control-alcohol-workshop 

 

Meredith Atwood's Sobriety Story

In December of 2015, I decided that I would never drink again.

A Sobering Thought: In the Beginning
Teetotaler: One Year Sober

The story of alcohol struggles is one that is not told often, and if it is told, I am not sure it’s told very honestly (or well).

I think the shame and the barriers to discussing struggles with addiction should be destroyed, and obliterated, so that anyone (ANYONE!) who needs help will have it – and have it with LOVE and SUPPORT.

Through my work, I am seeking to break down the shame, the barriers, and the negative associations with taking a stand, grabbing our power, and deciding to be sober people.

In April 2017, I created the online support community called “Grateful Sobriety.”

Who is welcome? YOU are if you:

  • want to stop drinking;
  • think you need to stop drinking;
  • have years of sobriety under your belt and love the support;
  • are stubborn and scared about your drinking;
  • know someone who you want to support in their quitting drinking; or
  • just want to give back to your community with your gifts of counseling expertise or sobriety.

Go to www.GratefulSobriety.com to learn more. 

Resources:
http://www.drinkerscheckup.com/
http://www.hipsobriety.com 

http://www.aa.org/ 
http://al-anon.org/ 
https://www.na.org/ 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/addiction 
http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/what-is-addiction.html

For those of you who might be struggling, please feel free to reach out or get help, and ask for help. I’m also here if you want to chat or confess or just need someone to talk to.  And I really do mean that.

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27: Natalia Cohen: Losing Sight of Shore

July 7, 2017
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Grit, rowing, and 8,000 miles. Four women set out to row across the Pacific Ocean, from America to Australia. As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they must overcome extreme mental and physical challenges to make history. "Everyone has a Pacific to Cross."

Natalia Cohen is a writer, coach and motivational speaker and one of the women on the "Coxless Crew" who achieved the incredible feat and journey of this amazing row from America to Australia. The documentary, "Losing Sight of Shore" is a breath-taking account of the journey. 

One of the favorites on the Same 24 Hours Podcast - talking about "Fernando the Shark" and "Eduardo the Shark", rowing naked, and why the ocean really is the greatest resource and wonder we have.

The Documentary

http://www.LosingSightofShore.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosingSightofShore/ 

Follow Natalia
Website: https://www.eyeofthenomad.com/
Twitter: @EyeoftheNomad  https://twitter.com/eyeofthenomad 

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This episode is sponsored by Saris Bike Racks

Someone once said that bicycles are a simple solution to some of the world's most complicated problems. Here at Saris we believe that whole heartedly, which is why we are committed to using our resources to enhance cycling on a local, state and national level. Learn more at sariscyclinggroup.com.

Our products have been on the market since 1989 and are built to last. And as we celebrate our 25th year anniversary, we've shown that just like our racks we can withstand the test of time.

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For listeners of this Podcast, we have a special giveaway now through August 19th, 2017. Listen to the episode to find out how you can be eligible to win a Saris Superclamp EX.

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26: Kyle and Brent Pease: Ironmen Times Three

June 30, 2017
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Bro. If you think you can't do something, then think again. Kyle and Brent Pease are BACK on the show, with the UPDATE from IRONMAN Boulder. Check out their full story on Episode 4 -(https://thesame24hours.podbean.com/e/4-the-pease-brothers/)

They are the ultimate "no excuses" brothers. Kyle was born with cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia, but that did not define anything in his life. Nothing stopped him or his brother, Brent, together from becoming IRONMAN triathletes. That's right - they completed an IRONMAN triathlon together (that's a race consisting of 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon).

In this heart-warming and second inspiring podcast, Meredith Atwood sits down with the brothers in a story that will inspire, awe and make you belly-laugh. And then they flip the tables, and interview Meredith on her newest adventure with the Marine Corps Marathon coming in October of 2017, as a pusher for Team Logan. (More info here: https://www.crowdrise.com/team-logan-swim-bike-mom-meredith-atwood)

Through their Foundation, the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) creates awareness and raises funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports. Programs include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others or contributing to other organizations that provide similar assistance to disabled persons as well as participating in educational campaigns to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. KPF will provide these services directly to individuals as well as to partner with other existing non-profit organizations to achieve these goals. 

Direct benefits will be limited to persons with disabilities who need adaptive sports equipment, mobility devices or medical care.

The Best Wrench in Atlanta:

We shared the love for Cannon Cyclery in this episode - Curtis Henry is the BEST local bike shop in the Atlanta area. Guess what? He also does VIRTUAL bike fits. Amazing guy and talent. He's a sponsor of the Best Tri Club Ever as well.

Learn more at http://www.cannoncyclery.bike

How to Get Involved

Learn more: http://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/

Upcoming Events: http://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/events 

Make a donation:  https://www.crowdrise.com/team-logan-swim-bike-mom-meredith-atwood 

Follow the Pease Brothers and the Foundation on social:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/walkingwithkp/ 
Kyle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyle.pease.3 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WalkingwithKP 

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25: Josh Mathe: I, Athlete

June 22, 2017
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You are an athlete. Yes, YOU.  In 2012, I published a book with the subtitle "You can be a Triathlete. Yes, You."  And when I talked with Josh Mathe, I realized that he is cut from the same cloth in his beliefs.  

His new book, "I, Athlete" talks about awakening that ATHLETE inside of all of us - whether to acheive massive goals, or to just be the best version of ourselves. I really enjoyed this chat with Josh Mathe. Get inspired with his outlook, upbeat attitude and sage wisdom on all the things---yes, even medititation.

More on Josh

Josh Mathe is passionate about squeezing every last drop from life, and helping others do the same.  He the best-selling and award-winning author of In the Footsteps of Greatness and I, Athlete, as well as a speaker, fitness expert, nutritionist, ultra endurance athlete, and life adventurer.  Josh is the owner of One10 Performance & Nutrition, and when not in the office he spends his days running, biking, swimming, backpacking, or lifting heavy things.  Josh holds a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition, and is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN), Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and endurance coach.  He lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and three crazy animals. 

For more information or to contact Josh directly, please visit www.joshmathe.com

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23: Scott Rigsby: Unthinkable & Making an Impact

June 16, 2017
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Double Amputee & Making an Impact. Scott Rigsby was 18 years old and looking forward to his first semester at college. He was riding in the back of a pickup truck in rural Georgia with his friends after a hard day of landscaping work. He was talking about sports and his plans for the weekend, when suddenly the truck was hit by a passing 18-wheeler. The force threw him underneath a 3-ton attached trailer while the vehicle dragged him over 320 feet. His back suffered third degree burns, his right leg was severed off, and his left leg hung barely intact.

Rigsby endured countless doctor and hospital visits, 26 surgeries and additional amputation. After almost 20 years of depression, fear and uncertainty, he decided to change his life and seek his purpose for living, fueled by a prayer that if God would open a door for him, he would go through it.  
That door opened, and a relentless and determined Rigsby arose and never looked back. On October 13, 2007, after enduring the elements for 16 hours and 43 minutes, Scott Rigsby became the first double amputee in the world to finish the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Rigsby used “swim legs” to navigate the difficult 2.4 mile ocean swim, “bike legs” to cycle 112 miles through the heat and gusting winds of the Big Island lava fields on a standard road bike and “run legs” to complete the marathon segment in darkness and intense pain. 
Scott’s journey to achieving endurance world records taught him many lessons about himself and the possibilities for others. He realized in order to fulfill his purpose, he had to help the physically challenged who endured similar circumstances but lacked the proper tools, support teams and mentorship.  

To expand his mission worldwide, Rigsby founded the Scott Rigsby Foundation.  Through his inspirational efforts, Rigsby remains true to his simple prayer:

Maybe they all can look at me and say, "You know what? Life is tough, but if this guy can make it, then I can make it." 

The Scott Rigsby Foundation

Founded in 2008, The Scott Rigsby Foundation, Inc. (SRF) is a Georgia nonprofit corporation dedicated to inspire, inform and enable individuals with disabilities to live a healthy, active lifestyle, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Our primary goal is to promote the health and fitness of individuals with physical challenges by improving access to Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) care and resources, while supporting programs that advance prosthetic technology and empower individual lifestyle change. We desire to motivate individuals to set goals and cross their own personal finish lines. 

Learn More at: http://www.scottrigsbyfoundation.org 


Read the Stories
http://www.scottrigsbyfoundation.org/the-stories.html 

The IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Team
http://www.scottrigsbyfoundation.org/the-augusta-team.html 

Register Here: https://www.crowdrise.com/IRONMANScottRigsbyFoundation 

The Scott Rigsby Foundation is the exclusive charity partner of the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta. Athletes can sign up to raise funds which enable injured and highly deployed military heroes to race with you as individuals or team members.

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