What if I told you that by limiting yourself with a strong commitment, you're actually freeing yourself up to be more creative. You'd think I'm crazy, right?
But it's true! Constraints on what you can do actually help artists, writers, and even runners. Which is why I recently posted a set of new commitments on the blog. A shiny new running commitment, and a somewhat scary commitment to you listeners.
In today's episode, Doug and I talk about the power of commitment, and how to actually succeed once that commitment has been made. Which was all good for me to hear, because the last thing I want to do is fail in front of you guys.
Hold up...Doug WINS a 24 hour ultramarathon? Last weekend he not only kept his NMA Radio guarantee by reaching 100 miles under the cut-off, but did us one better by actually winning the race.
In today's episode we hear a few battle stories from the race, what he learned, and how he managed the monotony of a loop course.
And as summer approaches in the northern hemisphere, so does the heat. After the race discussion Doug and I dive into strategies and tips for training and racing on those hottest of summer days.
We answer 8 common questions from No Meat Athlete readers and listeners.
How we're training for two very different races.
On personal development, growth, and facing our fears.
Rich Roll on training for endurance events, meditation, and life hacking.
Rich Roll on nutrition and his new book, The Plantpower Way.
Making time for a healthy lifestyle with Jeff Sanders and Heather Crosby.
Working towards your optimal diet with advice from Mike Arnstein and Sid Garza-Hillman.
Why even runners need to worry about the effects of sitting throughout the day.
Lessons learned from Doug's 100k ultramarathon.
Lifestyle changes to live a happier, healthier, and longer life.
Interview with Gene Baur on his new book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
A recap of what I learned during the vegan cruise.
David Clark on becoming your own here.
Matt and Doug discuss their tips and advice for traveling on a vegan diet.
And interview with comedian Jeff Binney on his upcoming film and quest to run the Leadville 100.
3 life lessons I hope my kids learn through training for, and running, a marathon.
An interview with cookbook author and podcaster Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.
An interview with Robert Cheeke of VeganBodybuilder.com
Should we keep fighting or start focusing on the similarities?
Top health foods worth eating and how to make sure you actually do it.
Matt and Doug dive into listener questions.
One of the most popular posts in NMA history, revisited.
An interview with Courtney Carver of Be More With Less.