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094 ~ Training for the Epic5 Run
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In this episode, I talk about my training plan for the Epic5 Run - 5 ultra marathons (50K), in 5 days on 5 Hawaiian islands. You'll hear about: * The number of miles I'm running * What shoes I'm wearing * The difference between road and trail running * How my body is handling all the miles ***** Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast! ***** Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here. ***** Mentioned in this episode: Epic 5 4 Deserts / Racing the Planet Running the Quadzilla (episode 33) Gu Gels (Amazon) Pearl Izumi Altra Topo Ultimate Direction FastpackHer (Amazon) Jenny Jurek Marc Pro (Amazon) Cascade Super Series Marathon Sabrina Seher (on She's Bold - episode 43) Connect with me: PATREON! (join our growing community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend! Be Bold, Beth
093 ~ Helen Thayer - Explorer and Adventurer
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  Today's conversation is with Helen Thayer. I don’t think you can listen to this conversation and not be affected, changed or inspired on some level. It’s very likely that you’ll make different decisions today and going forward after you listen to today’s episode. I’ve known of Helen for, gosh, at least 20 years but likely much longer than that. She’s been on my radar for such a long time because some of the really amazing things she’s accomplished. And even though she lives in the Seattle area and we’ve been in touch over the years—like via email, I’m fairly certain this was the first time we met in person. But our sit-down was like slipping into a conversation with an old friend. Someone with whom I have common interests and am on the same wavelength but also someone whom I really admire and can look to for inspiration. So who’s Helen Thayer? Though she’s not a fan of promoting herself as the first person to do this or that, there’s no denying her accomplishments. At age 50, she was the first woman to travel solo to the magnetic North Pole in an unsupported expedition, meaning she pulled all of her own supplies and gear. She ventured solo to the South Pole on a trek where she had to abandoned the trip just shy of completing the journey. Along with her husband, Bill, she walked across the Sahara on a 4,000-mile trade route (and where she had to be led by a local through 600 miles of landmines). She walked 1,600 miles across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, she kayaked 2,200 miles in the Amazon and, beginning on her 80th birthday – her 80th birthday – she walked across Death Valley. She was named One of the Great Explorers of the 20th Century by the National Geographic Society. Helen was influenced by not only her very athletic parents but by Sir Edmund Hillary (Ed as she calls him). And though most of us don’t have those kinds of people surrounding us and influencing us, we do have Helen. She’s now 81 and, as you’ll hear, she has many more projects ahead of her that keep her going and excited. I could go on about Helen and her accomplishments but I’d rather this conversation with her speak for itself. Please enjoy this conversation with Helen Thayer. ***** Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast! ***** Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here. ***** Connect with Helen Website Links/books/people mentionedAdventure Classroom Walking the Gobi by Helen Thayer (Amazon) Polar Dream by Helen Thayer (Amazon) Three Among the Wolves by Helen Thayer (Amazon) WA State Chaplain Foundation Sir Edmund Hillary (Wiki) Arctic movie (Amazon) Commencement speech at WGU in Las Vegas Connect with me: PATREON! (join our growing community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend! Be Bold, Beth
092 ~ Vasu Varadhan - Author and Professor of Media Studies at NYU
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  Vasu Varadhan is a long-time friend of mine. We figured we’ve known each other for about 35 years. And though we haven’t stayed closely connected over those 35 years, we’ve stayed connected enough so that when I’m in NY or she’s in Seattle, we try to get together and have a laugh and a conversation. Vasu and I met when I was in college and she was visiting for special presentation, it was an event being held at the university that I attended in Pennsylvania. Vasu holds a PhD in Media Studies from NYU where she is currently a member of the faculty at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She’s taught a wide range of interdisciplinary seminars on media theory, identity in a multi-cultural world, ancient Indian literature and South Asian literature and we get into some of that in this conversation. I was really eager to chat with Vasu because she recently published her first book, On My Own Terms: A Journey Between Two Worlds. This is a memoir that chronicles not only the early years of her life which included her struggles as an immigrant, first growing up in the US living in many ways a very traditional Indian life and then moving to India in her early teens (but there she was a very Americanized Indian) but also her arranged marriage which took place at the age of 16. When you listen to this conversation, I think you’ll come away with a better understanding of the immigrant experience both for older and younger generations. But we cover many topics here including how she began work on her book shortly after the death of her eldest son in the 9/11 attack on The World Trade Center. Please enjoy this conversation with Vasu Varadhan.   ***** Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast! ***** Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here. ***** Links/books/people mentionedAshtanga yoga Marshall McLuhen Zucked by Roger McNamee (Amazon) Moral Peril of Meritocracy by David Brooks Indra Nooyi (Wiki) Sakhi support group Manavi support group Carol Bergman Orhan Pamuk My Father’s Suitcase Raghu Varadhan (Wiki) Connect with me: PATREON! (join the community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend! Be Bold, Beth
091 ~ Kelly Herron - Runner and Founder, Not Today
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Kelly Herron has basically made lemonade out of lemons. She had a traumatic, life-altering encounter, and made a choice to not let this event get the better of her. When out for a long run on a cold February day in Seattle, Kelly stopped at a public restroom where she was attacked by a registered sex offender who was hiding in a stall. She screamed, “Not Today Mother Fucker,” and this has become her battle cry and her company. She did everything she could to get out of this guy’s grip, managing to escape and then locking him in the bathroom until police arrived. She and her self-defense instructor are now offering courses through Fighting Chance Seattle. BTW – I’m going to include a photo of her Garmin GPS route in the show notes. This tracked her time during the attack. It’s absolutely crazy what she did to fend him off and, as she says in our conversation, you’ll do pretty much anything to save your life. I hope this conversation helps just one person down the road either by encouraging them to take a self-defense course or by giving them the confidence or bravery to fight off someone when they otherwise thought that maybe that wouldn’t be possible. With that, enjoy this conversation with Kelly Herron. ***** Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast! ***** Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here. ***** Connect with KellyWebsite | Instagram Links/books/people mentionedRunning Revolution Oiselle Tenacious Ten Aftershokz Go Guarded rings Fighting Chance Seattle Sally Bergesen (on She's Bold Podcast) HOKA Despite the Dark running group Cascade Super Series marathons Connect with me: PATREON! (join the community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend! Be Bold, Beth
Staying Grounded While Taking Jumps with Dr. Dorothy martin-Neville | The Power House 067
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Dr. Dorothy Martin-Neville is the founder of four companies and is now an executive business coach and consultant supporting women from all levels of success. She combines her recognition that mindset and communication skills set you apart from the crowd—and she uses this to make the complicated simple in order to teach you how to live a life of power, purpose, and passion. She believes anything is possible if you’re willing to grow, risk, and make necessary changes. It’s your choice: your mindset and communications either make you invisible, or seen. How are you going to show up?   “I learned very early that we don’t judge anything by appearance, that we have to step aside and truly see beneath the appearance of things if we’re going to know the truth.”   It’s Dr. Dorothy’s belief that you can judge a book by its cover if you want, but you’ll be missing the best part of the story. She finds that the practice of mindfulness allows you to peer underneath the surface of things and get closer to the truth—the truth of people, business, and most importantly: yourself.   Dr. Dorothy wants you to know that If what you’re doing is not big enough to scare you, it’s not big enough to grow you. Unless there is risk involved, there is no growth that can happen. Growth doesn’t come from your comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to step out. There is a fear of success more than failure. What happens if your business succeeds? What if you outgrow your business, partner, and other aspects of your life because you become more of the you you want to be? Don’t let fear of growth hold you back and make you hand over your own power and choices to others who may not have your best interests at heart. It’s safe to risk.   Links dorothy@askdorothy.com AskdoctorDorothy.com
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97
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1
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5 days, 19 minutes