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Episode 83: Mike Rouse: The Joy of Running and Running and Running

Mike Rouse is a runner, ultra-runner, 3x Ultraman World Champion and owner of Run Texas in Frisco, Texas. He has a fascinating story from prison to running and beyond. Enjoy!

Follow Mike:

Instagram: mikerousesruntexas
Twitter: RunningRousey

Episode 82: Kyle Maynard: No Excuses, Climbing Mountains and Fear

“Know your limits, but never stop trying to break them.”

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics.

Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.”

Despite being born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on with the support of his family, to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and following a few rough middle school football seasons; he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

In 2012, Kyle became the first quadruple amputee to climb – actually bearcrawl – the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. His 10-day ascent was widely covered by the press, followed on social media, and raised money and awareness for wounded veterans as well as Tanzanian schoolchildren. Upon his return, Kyle won his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Four years later, he reached the summit of Argentina’s breathtakingly beautiful and sometimes deadly Mount Aconcagua – the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, standing at 22,838 feet. Following that epic summit, Nike featured Kyle in the powerful commercial “Unlimited Will,” which debuted globally during the 2016 Olympics, was viewed by millions around the world – and was part of the series that AdWeek named the most memorable of all commercials during the 2016 Olympics.

Kyle has not let his success be defined by anything or anyone but himself. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further—and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. Though he tailors his speeches to his audience, his messages are centered on building a life driven by purpose and meaning, the importance of the undying pursuit of dreams, and the belief that no obstacle is too great and nothing in their lives can keep them from accomplishing their goals.

Follow Kyle Maynard

Web: http://kyle-maynard.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kylemaynard.fanpage/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylemaynard

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kylemaynard/


Episode 81 – Lisa F. Smith: Girl Walks Out of a Bar

Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in NYC when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload.

Clean and sober for more than 10 years, Lisa is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, particularly for professional women. Her book, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, is her story.

The book explores Smith’s formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery. In this darkly comic and wrenchingly honest story, Smith describes how her circumstances conspire with her predisposition to depression and self-medication in an environment ripe for addiction to flourish. When her close-knit group of high-achieving friends celebrate the end of their grueling workdays with alcohol-fueled nights at the city’s clubs and summer weekends partying at the beach the feel-good times can spiral wildly out of control.

Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a candid portrait of alcoholism through the lens of gritty New York realism. Beneath the façade of success lies the reality of addiction.

Buy the Book:

http://www.lisasmithauthor.com/purchase/

Follow Lisa:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/girlwalksout

Instagram: http://instagram.com/girlwalksout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlwalksoutofabar/

Website: http://www.lisasmithauthor.com

Past Episodes

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Episode 80 – Mirna Valerio: Ultra-Running, Body Image, Bears, Oh My

Episode 79 – Rachel Joyce: IRONMAN Champ, Mum, Recovering Attorney

Episode 78 – Ben Dziwulski: WODPrep, CrossFit and Stronger Things

Episode 77 – Shay Eskew – What the Fire Ignited

Episode 76 – Dr. Will Cole – Functional Medicine & Nutrition

Episode 75 – Emily Ann Peterson: Bare Naked Bravery

Episode 74 – Leah Weinberg – Color Pop Events & Entrepreneurship

Episode 73 – Laila Ali – Boxing and Thinking Outside the Box

Episode 72 – Kyle Kingsbury – UFC Fighter and Total Human Optimization

Episode 71 – Jeffrey Davis: Tracking Wonder

Episode 70: Brad Cooper: Godspeed – The Race Across America

Episode 69: Bob Clagett: I Like to Make Stuff & Making Time

Episode 68: Melissa Hartwig:  Whole30 and “The Same 24 Hours”

Episode 67: Nicole DeBoom: Running this World and Skirt Sports and Stuff

Episode 66: John Young:  “The Hammer”

Episode 65: Lizzie Velasquez: Dare to Be Kind

Episode 64: Benjamin Hardy: Willpower Doesn’t Work

Episode 63:  Kelly Roberts:  She Can and She Did (f/k/a Run Selfie Repeat)

Episode 62: Cheryl Haworth

Episode 61: Dr. Kelly Brogan

 

Episode 60: Chrissie Wellington

Episode 59: Another Mother Runner Icons, Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea

Episode 58:  Fit Legally: Rachel Brenke

Episode 57: James Lawrence: The Iron Cowboy

Episode 56: Amy Morin: Mentally Strong People and Parents
Episode 55: Ted Rubin: #NoLetUp
Episode 54: Richard Turner: Dealt
Episode 53: Randy Spelling: Unlimiting You

Episode 52: Natalie Brenner: This Undeserved Life
Episode 51: Michael Stevens: Mind Field
Episode 50: Jason Jaksetic: Spartan Racing
Episode 49: Craig Kulyk: Create Good Mornings
Episode 48: Diane Berberian: Lose of Sight and Seeing Life
Episode 47: Josh Mathe – Trail Running and More
Episode 46: Mike Reilly : the Voice of IRONMAN

Episode 45: Christine Goodner: Music, Children and the Suzuki Method
Episode 44: Kim Stemple and We Finish Together
Episode 43: Down Syndrome & Law Syndrome
Episode 42: Rob Jones: Double-Amputee and 31 Marathons in 31 Days in 31 Cities
Episode 41: Ally Faber: Treacher Collins Syndrome and Nolan
Episode 40: Anthony Malone: Yoga and Life
Episode 39: Dr. Aviva Romm

Episode 38: Louise Green: Big Fit Girl
Episode 37: Erin Musto: Maddie’s Mark
Episode 36: Dina Griffin: Metabolic Efficiency Training
Episode 35: THE Dr. Shefali: Conscious Parenting

Episode 34: John Kim: The Angry Therapist
Episode 33: David Dillard-Wright: Meditation and A Mindful Life
Episode 32: David Garrow: Barack Obama and Pulitzer-Prize Winning
Episode 31: Kim Dinan: The Yellow Envelope
Episode 30: Jeff Goins – Real Artists Don’t Starve
Episode 29: Annie Grace – Naked Mind and Alcohol
Episode 28: Mirinda Carfrae:  IRONMAN World Champion and Mom-to-Be
Episode 27: Natalia Cohen:  Losing Sight of Shore

Episode 26: Kyle and Brent Pease: IRONMEN Times Three
Episode 25: Josh Mathe:  I, Athlete
Episode 24: Sarah Hepola: Blackout
Episode 23: Scott Rigsby: Unthinkable & Making an Impact
Episode 22: Deb Cheslow: Unrealogical and Brave
Episode 21: Dr. Anthony Jay: Estrogeneration
Episode 20: Michelle Kalinski
Episode 19: Lesley Paterson: The Brave Athlete
Episode 18: Jeff Galloway: Running and Walking and Running
Episode 17: David Leite: Notes on a Banana
Episode 16: Lauren Handel Zander:  Maybe It’s You. (Cut the Crap)

Episode 15: Megan Melgaard: Fix My Swim
Episode 14: Dr. Darryl Johnson:  Marijuana (Yes, Really)
Episode 13: BethAnn Telford: Brain Cancer and Beyond
Episode 12: Audrey Sanchez: Balanced
Episode 11: Dr. Michael Greger: How Not to Die
Episode 10: Jason Cohen : #BigChangeTheFilm
Episode 9: Bridget Quinn: Art and Life
Episode 8: Sika Henry
Episode 7: Susan Wintersteen: Savvy & Generous
Episode 6:  Holly K. Dunn: Sole Survivor
Episode 5: Danielle Grabol: Fear No Distance
Episode 4: The Pease Brothers: Together We Wheel
Episode 2: Anna Woods: She Strength
Episode 1: Heart Rate Training with Gerry Halphen

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