How to get more Challenge and Discovery into your Life – lessons from a bona fide badass
Episode #1 of our new podcast is here!
In the first episode, titled “How to get more Challenge and Discovery into your Life – lessons from a bona fide badass,” we meet Ray Zahab, a pack-a-day smoker who transformed himself into one of the planet’s most accomplished explorers. Ray is a Canadian Adventurer, ultra-distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. A recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015, Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has run 14,000+km across the world’s deserts and completed multiple unsupported expeditions in some of the coldest places on the planet. Listen in to discover how he learned to fully apply himself in the present moment and the successes that ensued.
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About the Podcast
Hosted by five-time off-road triathlon world champion Lesley Paterson and her husband Dr. Simon Marshall, the new XTERRA Podcast explores the stories and science behind the quest to Live More. The XTERRA Podcast will feature guests who live, work, and play off the beaten path, share first-person accounts of epic outdoor adventures, and provide valuable tips from industry leaders in the physical and mental health industries.
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Learn more about the podcast here: xterraplanet.com/podcast
Lesley Paterson & Simon Marshall
Lesley Paterson is a five-time world champion triathlete, professional mountain biker, coach, motivational speaker, reluctant fitness model, and foul-mouthed Scotts lassie. Growing up in Scotland, Lesley was the only girl who played rugby on an all-boys team. When boobs appeared she was banned from playing with the boys so she started competing in running and triathlon. Lesley went on to become a national champion in cross country and an international triathlete.
Dr. Simon Marshall grew up in Africa and the UK. He spent his childhood playing rugby, soccer and tennis before finding competitive cycling. He started training and racing at age 12 and hasn't stopped. Simon has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science, a master’s degree in Kinesiology, and a PhD in Sport and Exercise psychology. He is a former Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology at San Diego State University and Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.
Simon and Lesley own Braveheart Coaching – a San Diego based company that trains endurance athletes to be faster and happier. Together they wrote the best-selling book, The Brave Athlete - Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion (VeloPress, 2017).