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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28: Mirinda Carfrae: Ironman World Champ and Mom-to-Be

July 14, 2017
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IRONMAN world champion and mom-to-be, Mirinda "Rinny" Carfrae. 

Rinny is an Australian professional triathlete and an IRONMAN world champion. Carfrae has achieved podium positions in six of her seven attempts at the Ironman World Championships: 1st-place finishes (2010, 2013, 2014), three 2nd-place finishes (2009, 2011, 2016) and a 3rd place (2012). She also won the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. She has over 20 70.3 wins. 

In short, she's incredible. On the show, we discuss motherhood, training and other things---like her "slow" run. 

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Web: http://www.mirindacarfrae.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mirindacarfrae 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mirindacarfrae 

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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 

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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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20: Michelle Kalinski: Bring the Kidz

May 31, 2017
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Bring the Kidz! That's right. Michelle Kalinski is making it easier on parents to accomplish their goals and dreams by providing childcare at races - currently in Colorado, but hopefully coming to a race near you SOON! What a great idea! Listen to this quick episode with Michelle and learn more at www.BringtheKidz.com

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19: Lesley Paterson: The Brave Athlete

May 27, 2017
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Abs and a$$-whooping. Lesley Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete, professional mountain biker, coach, motivational speaker, reluctant fitness model and foul-mouthed Scotts lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl on the rugby team - when she was banned from playing with the boys with the arrival of boobs, she went after running and triathlon. Lesley went on to become a national champion in cross country and an international triathlete. With her husband, Dr. Simon Marshall, an international expert in mental toughness and exercise behavior change, Lesley owns Braveheart Coaching, a San Diego based company that trains endurance athletes to be faster and happier. Lesley's athletic journey is one of passion, grit, toughness and an unwavering 'Braveheart' spirit in overcoming obstacles. Lesley uses her on-camera training, media-ready personality, and accent to create meaningful as well as "entirely useless" content for endurance athletes (her words). :)  

Enjoy!

The Book:
The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion; Available on Amazon; Learn more at:  www.BraveHeartCoach.com

Lesley on Social:

Web: http://www.lesleypaterson.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lesleydoestri/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesleydoestri 

Lesley's Ab Workout
www.6min6pack.com

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9: Bridget Quinn: Art and Life

May 3, 2017
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Art and women and women and art. Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), which NPR’s Susan Stamberg calls “a terrific essay collection” with “spunky attitudinal, SMART writing,” marking the second time “attitudinal” has been used about Bridget's work (first: Kirkus Reviews, 1996). It is a book about 15 "underknown" women in the history of art, but it's also very much about perseverance and sticking with the hard things. Bridget's own story is woven into the biographies of the 15 women artists. In her life, as a young woman and now as someone who has entered the fifth decade, these women artists were lifelines for her: as inspirations and role models. She calls their art "a balm to [her] soul." Summary: these women are a f*cking big deal even if history hasn't always recognized them enough."

Raised on the high plains of Montana with two sisters, six brothers, a devout mother and a WWII Marine father, in a home surrounded by cows and nuclear missile silos, today Bridget lives in San Francisco with her husband, two children, two dogs and a ridiculous number of bikes. She's a grateful denizen of that lively creative community, the San Francisco Writers' Grotto where she is co-host of the GrottoPod, a lively ongoing conversation on writers and writing: https://www.sfgrotto.org/craft/grottopod/

She's also a triathlete, mom and pretty much awesome person.

Enjoy the show!

Buy BROAD STROKES
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8: Sika Henry: Big Goals

April 28, 2017
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Goals are meant to be crushed. Sika Henry is a two-time marathon winner (yes, that's right---WINNER), and recently finished a marathon in 3:00:06. She found triathlon a few years ago, and has been hooked ever since. In this episode, we talk about why those six seconds make her crazy, her goals for being the first African American female professional triathlete, diversity in a largely un-diverse sport, and more.  

Sika is a fun and inspiring woman, who is headed for big things. 

Interested in supporting Sika in her journey via sponsorship?  
Email us at: same24hourspodcast@gmail.com 

Learn more about Sika by following her blog: http://why-i-run.blogspot.com 

More Resources:
Black Triathletes Associationhttp://www.blacktriathlete.org/ 
I Race Like a Girl - Tri Team: http://www.iracelikeagirl.com/

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