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The Becoming Ultra is all about that first Ultra. We follow other runners training for their first Ultra, interview race directors of Ultra's, talk training tips, and just about anything for that next, very long, step.
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May 20, 2019

Today I want you to reflect on all the hard work you have been putting into your life.  Don't forget to stop and breath when you need to...give yourself grace when you become overwhelmed.  You can keep moving forward and smashing your goals but when your mind, body and soul needs a break then take it. 

 

Resources:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram

May 17, 2019

Hey guys, this week on BU Weekly we will discuss a hot topic right now: ticks. What to do, what to look for, how to prevent and remove, all the gross things. This leads us to poison ivy, oak, sumac as well. Great discussion with special guest Rebecca from Team BU, in person! What a treat to have her and a treat for you guys to listen to, enjoy!

May 16, 2019

Chelsea, Scott, and Ellie talk about some common issues runners face and we think it's gonna be a great one for beginners and experienced runners alike!

May 14, 2019

Heather thought she was moving much faster than she was and the incline was much tougher than she thought.  Real life training issues!

May 13, 2019

Payton is taking her running to the next distance and trying to be as efficient as possible.  Listen to some of her challenges on today's show!

May 13, 2019

Lauren Jones is the founder of Life's 2 Short Fitness, a coach, a blogger, a wife, a mother and a leader for all women in her community.  She has a fearless approach to life that is very inspiring.  She has a ton of outdoor activities, events and adventures for women to help them become comfortable and confident in the mountain range and more.   

 

Resources and Links

www.lifes2shortfitness.com

www.runningwithkids.com

Facebook and Instagram- Life's 2 Short Fitness

May 10, 2019

Shanna is our guest on the BU Weekly podcast this week while Scott takes a vacation over the mother's day weekend. We asked and this week we discuss the listener question on heat adaptation and Steph's struggle with saying the word on the pod. Enjoy this week's episode and stay tuned for next weeks!

May 9, 2019

Today's podcast comes straight from the book 'Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy Seal Way', by Jocko Willink.  Simple guidelines that make a huge difference!

 

Resources and Links:

Jocko Willink- @jockowillink on Instagram

Jocko Willink podcast- Jocko Podcast

 

May 6, 2019

Krista Vega is a Veterinarian at Brookwood Animal Clinic and Warwick Animal Hospital in Oklahoma.  She is a wife, mother of three children and an advocate for Cystic Fibrosis.  Krista embodies the Be Ultra attitude as she balances a high level career with her family life.  She is a supportive wife and a fierce mother.  She faces the challenges that come along with raising a child with Cystic Fibrosis very focused and with a victor mentality. 

 

Resources and Links:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: www.cff.org

Great Strides Fundraiser: http://fightcf.cff.org/goto/ShannaSears2019

Follow Krista on Facebook @ Krista Lynn Vega

Follow me on Instagram @be.ultra.living

May 4, 2019

Scott and Steph talk about trail markers and best practices, the hiking poles course and some random stuff regarding Steph visiting Colorado and female hygiene on the trails.

May 4, 2019

Chelsea and Ellie brainstorm some ways to get some good hill work in Texas.  Chelsea also tries to turn the tables on the coaches and starts asking them questions about how "cool" they are!  Enjoy the show!

May 2, 2019

Let's get real about the difficulties of training and reaching for the stars...sometimes you have to have those hard talks with your loved ones to work out the kinks. 

 

Resources and Links:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram

 

 

Apr 30, 2019

Trevor is ramping up his efforts in Montana.  While he has many big goals we are making sure to prioritize his efforts for his A goals this year.  It's a typical balancing act for many athletes!  Enjoy the show!

Apr 29, 2019

On this episode, we aren't calling it a "special", but it is different from our usual podcast, Rebecca and Payton join in on a call to discuss the Trail Sister's criteria for races to be featured as Trail Sisters approved races on their site. Join us for some interesting discussion on the female athlete in the trail running world, enjoy!

Apr 29, 2019

Short and sweet message today:  Be sincere and genuine in your interactions with others and that positivity will come back to you ten fold. 

 

Resources and Links:

Devon Yanko- follow her @fastfoodie on Instagram for inspiration.

Listen to Real Talk Radio with Nichole Antoinette: Devon Yanko on Choosing Scary Goals, Mental Toughness and Knowing When to Quit (12/22/17).

 

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Apr 26, 2019

Scott and Steph talk about all that is in the world of ultra running, training, and more. Enjoy the show!

Apr 26, 2019

She came to her coach with some amazing opportunities to run a couple races in Romania.  Much of the discussion was about why she should, and then eventually must, run these mountain events!  Enjoy the call.

Apr 26, 2019

We were able to catch up with Heather and her coach Liza Howard!   Liza was in Zion to help pace a 100 miler and Heather is recovering from illness.  Enjoy the show.

Apr 25, 2019

How are you all doing on your goals?  Today I want to check in for accountability.  We all need to help each other stay accountable so that we can stay on track.

 

I will be releasing some amazing interviews soon!

 

Resources and Links:

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram

Check out the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation @www.fightcf.cff.org

 

Apr 22, 2019

Are you using the talents, skills and abilities that you were born with to make your life, your families life and your community a better place? 

 

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Apr 21, 2019

Scott and Steph talk about the weekend of running and life across the country.  From a proposal in the desert to a double marathon in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it was a great week indeed! Enjoy!  

Apr 18, 2019

Chelsea has been assigned some legit hill repeats and Coach Ellie Greenwood shares the exact set that you can try too!  Also, a new use for Body Glide for the ladies. Enjoy the show!

Apr 18, 2019

The documentary, Expedition Happiness, was the inspiration for today's podcast.  It made me really reflect on things I can do to focus more on living life to the fullest.  We can all start by focusing on "all things positive".  Make sure that you are creating a healthy and happy environment to live in.  Don't let set backs, barriers and boundaries take you to a dark place in your mind...grow from it and allow perspective to keep you in a happy state of mind.

 

Resources and Links:

Expedition Happiness 2017 Documentary- Netflix

Pedal the World 2015 Documentary- Netflix

Felix Stark on Facebook

Selima Taibi aka Mogli- www.mogliofficial.com

Follow me @be.ultra.living on Instagram

 

Apr 15, 2019

Kathryn is a dynamic athlete and runner with HUGE goals. Qualifying for Boston before she turns 30 is on the top of the list.  She also has a big Spartan Ultra before she can settle into training for her next marathon and the 100k in October. Enjoy the show!

Apr 15, 2019

Ginger ran the Umstead 100 as her first and it did not disappoint! From a fast 100k start to an "experience" for the last 25 miles she had it all.  Not to mention some interesting visions after the race.  Listen to hear all about it!

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