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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. 

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

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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.   

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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!  

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Why is following a food plan so hard?!?!  Listen to the podcast for some answers to this question. 

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Dream Big...Be Ultra!!! Parenting is HARD and this podcast is my attempt work out some of the important values we can all focus on in our pursuit of being great parents. 

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Katie Visco is about to embark on an epic trek across Australia and comes on to talk about her life in Montana, her upcoming man powered run on a new route in Australia, and her entrepreneurial life!  Enjoy.

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The crew at Becoming Ultra will be out to cover first time ultra runners en masse!  Today's short episode covers the details of the unique media coverage!

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Are you feeling zapped???  Do you feel like your doing all the right things and still dragging yourself through life or workouts?  Listen to the podcast for a few things you might not have considered that are sucking the life out of you.

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Scott and Steph talk a bit about the annual fiasco that is Barkley and the going ons of Becoming Ultra and the community!  Enjoy the show!

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Chelsea has her first 10 miler under her belt. She ran in some world class wildflowers!  She shares it all with her coach and you all!

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Ginger has the training in the bank and is ready to go tackle her first 100!  As busy as she has been the taper has been smooth so we talk logistics and mindset for most of the call.  Enjoy!

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Nike says it best, "Just Do It"

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The Barkley Marathons is still looming in my mind!  After watching the updates and following social media on the athletes that attempted to complete the Barkley Marathons, it has inspired me to challenge myself and all of you to use this spring to set and accomplish BIG GOALS!!  Push yourself and get outside your comfort zone.

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We talk about early niggles in training.  Things that hurt a bit but aren't a real factor that every runner experiences. 

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Intentions are something you plan on or aim for but being intentional is going head on toward something with purpose.  This podcast will give you tips on being more deliberate with our actions and moving forward in everything you do with purpose. 

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Scott and Steph talk about all the goings on and more on this weekly show!

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Kathryn is a runner and athlete with some legit experience and she still comes into the call with tons of great, insightful questions.  Should she get hiking poles?  Nutrition?  When should she do her strength work?  It was a great call and most runners will be able to relate!

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Trevor is nailing the early training.  Since he started the training fairly limited due to a hernia surgery we wanted to be sure to ramp him up slowly. The only big point in the call was a tight spot in his glutes so we talk about that a bit as well as the upcoming training!

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If you are ready to learn from the best on how to implement discipline into your life then follow Jocko Willink and be inspired to be your best. 

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Julia works hard behind the scenes, but what is Julia like? Steph dives in, in this in-person interview while showcasing the Blue Ridge Marathon. The marathon is in its 10th year running, literally. What makes it special? Why should trail runners consider this one? Hope y'all enjoy this special episode!

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We were born to be fierce...you just need to find your fierceness and let it out. Today I talk about the people in my life that inspire me to be fierce

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Ileana is off to a great start in her training.  We did, however, need to clear up some things about what strength/core day meant to her!  Enjoy the show!

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Chelsea is in week two of training with Ellie for her first ultra and things are looking great.  Her knee is better and her running partner is strong.  She also upgraded her GPS so we talk about that as well!

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Jackie is adjusting to a new schedule and new priorities as many runners do early with a coach dictating their efforts.  Over three weeks she has consistently gotten better and made the adjustments.  She has many questions about early training and how to attack it!  Enjoy.

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What to think about when you have time to think?  That is much of what goes on for the taper for many runners.  So, we talk about mindset for a good portion of today's call. Enjoy!

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Nutrition is a huge component to our life that can make a difference in how we perform physically and emotionally.  Make sure you are fueling your body to provide it the nutrients it needs for energy and recovery.  I provide tips on how to assure you are giving yourself the best advantage to fuel your day with good foods and good habits.  This is definitely a topic we will address several more times.

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Candy has a lot going on with deadlines before her husband undergoes a foot surgery that will take him out of commission for a little while.  We talk about flex and off days and how she can best approach her training during these busy times!

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