Team, when I was in Squaw Valley for the Spartan World Championships, I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny Waite, a fixture of the Spartan Community.  Johnny’s official title is Quality Manager for Spartan Race.  But he’s much more than that. Starting out homeless in 2008, Johnny Waite emerged from adversity when he ran his first 5k…

Team, when I was in Squaw Valley for the Spartan World Championships, I had the honor of meeting Kristen Ulmer who, for 12 consecutive years, was the world’s top female big mountain extreme skiier. (My dream job!) From Wikipedia: Ulmer was on the US Ski Team for moguls in 1991. She also starred in over 20 ski…

In this episode, I walk with my good friend, Iron Jack Chen on the High Line of New York City. Jack is a blind Ironman triathlete who has completed two Ironman races, as well as a number of other endurance challenges. (I have had the honor to be his guide.) Jack and I are now…

In this episode, I walk with Bart Yasso in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.  Bart has been the Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World for thirty years!  He has completed races on all seven continents, including the Antarctica marathon, the Mt. Kilimanjaro marathon, Badwater 146 and 5 Ironman races.  He has also cycled across the country twice, unsupported…

In this episode, I walk with Miguel Lara and Mickey Mahaffey in Boston, Massachusetts.  Miguel Lara is a Tarahumaran ultramarathon champion.  If you’ve read Born to Run, then you’ll remember that the Tarahumara are a tribe that lives in the Copper Canyons of Mexico.  They are some of the best ultramarathoners in the world– because walking…

In this episode, I run with Nir Eyal on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Nir is one of the most sought after minds in Silicon Valley for his work at the intersection of technology and psychology, principally with regards to his work on habit formation. Nir literally wrote the book on habit formation.  His book, Hooked, is the primer that…