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July 3, 2020
Easier said than done, that’s for sure. In this week’s 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, I’m sharing a valuable lesson I learned a few years back about the difference between facts and feelings. It's been a game-changer for me when it comes to processing emotions and making positive progress. I'm also sharing a big breakthrough from the past week, involving my bike, a few hills, a bridge, and a supercharged fist pump. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast ANNOUNCEMENT Season three (!) of Hurdle kicks off on July 13, and trust me — the guests coming up are not to be missed! The show will be on a one week season break the week of July 6. SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY HURDLE NEWSLETTER! MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Lyons Den Power Yoga READ: “A Movement, Not a Moment” from GQ LISTEN: Monovision by Ray Lamontagne BUY: Roka Phantom ($250), District Vision Indigo Mirror ($249), Oakley Frogskins ($164) LISTEN: Brené Brown with Judd Apatow on Vulnerability and Laughter SIGN UP: Daily Writing Dose from Erin Bailey HOW CAN I SUPPORT HURDLE? I’m so glad you asked! Subscribe and review Hurdle:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Anchor Considering signing up to be a paid subscriber of the Weekly Hurdle. Support the sponsors: For a complete list of Hurdle’s sponsors, their respective vanity URLs, and discount codes — click here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
July 1, 2020
At the beginning of April, I got beautiful new bicycle — a Specialized Roubaix. Since then, I've learned a helluva lot. From the must-carry essentials for every ride to the ins and outs of urban cycling, I can vouch that there's a huge learning curve when it comes to being a total newb. Good news: I've got you covered. For #HURDLEMOMENT this week, I'm giving you the download on what I've learned over the past 90 days. From the ins and outs of "clipping in" to the honest truth about padded bike shorts (spoiler: You need them). Plus, offering up some of my favorite gear picks. A huge thanks to my friends at Specialized for making this possible. About 900 miles in, I'm so grateful for my new hobby and the lessons it's teaching me. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Specialized Roubaix Cannondale Synapse Lululemon City to Summit Short Lululemon City to Summit Cycling Jersey Machines for Freedom The Florazzo Print Blackburn water bottle cage --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 29, 2020
What do you get when Whole Foods meets Costco? Cue Thrive Market, an online, membership-driven shop that brings organic, top-quality finds at wholesale, affordable prices. For episode 119, I’m chatting with founder Nick Green, bringing it back to his beginnings outside of Minneapolis. We talk about how healthy living has always been a priority, growing up in a home where his mom sent him to sleepovers with his own no-sugar-added eats. He tells me about starting his first company while at Harvard, selling that company and moving to Los Angeles, and the business meeting where Thrive was born. We also discuss his decision to donate his 2020 salary to COVID-19 relief, and his best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. SOCIAL @thrivemarket @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 26, 2020
I spent a better part of my day yesterday writing. But unlike most days, when I’m working on fitness content or offering up health tips, today’s words were mostly about my love for New York. Every day lately, it feels like someone new is telling me that they’re leaving this special place. Some permanently. Others just for now. New York has been one of the greatest loves of my life, and this week for 5-MINUTE FRIDAY I'm sharing why I'm not going anywhere, not yet. PROMPT: If you could be anywhere with anyone, where would you be and with who? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The New York City Marathon Jay-Z’s MTV Unplugged album New York or Nowhere Confetti Capsule Collection Where to Begin by Cleo Wade “How to Make Journaling Work for You” from Life Kit by NPR Dr. Darien Sutton (@doctor.darien) DONATE: 1 Million Miles for Justice with Black Girls Run SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate DEALS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT The Best of Beam ($29, a $59 value): You’ve heard me talk about Beam on the show before. They’re doing something that’s pretty awesome right now, offering up a “best-of” Beam pack that has a bunch of their bestselling products, including 2 single serves of dream capsules, dream blends, and revive along with a sample of boost. Use code “HURDLE” at checkout for 15 percent off your order. Four Sigmatic’s Summer Sale: From now through June 28, Four Sigmatic is having their biggest sale of the year with savings up to 50 percent off their most popular products. Get an EXTRA 15% off with code “HURDLE.” My two go-to products are the peanut butter protein (I’m o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d) and the mushroom coffee with lion's mane.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 24, 2020
Maybe you're having trouble sleeping. Perhaps, you're dreaming a ton. Or, you keep waking up in the middle of the night. Or *feel* as though you can't hit the pillow before taking melatonin. Sleep is one of the most important things in our lives, period. For #HURDLEMOMENT this week, I'm sitting down with Dr. Brittany Blair, a licensed clinical psychologist, board certified in both sleep and sexual medicine. She gives you the answers you've been looking for, including if it's REALLY possible to become a morning person. (Spoiler alert: you may have to have a chat with your parents after listening to this.) SOCIAL @drbblair @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Four Sigmatic |  Head to foursigmatic.com/hurdle and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 15 percent off your purchase today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 22, 2020
Jay Ell Alexander wants to squash the notion that Black women don’t run. She herself recalls a time when she was the only Black female running with her training team, as a recent college graduate who wanted to incorporate more physical activity into her routine and get healthier. Today, she’s the CEO and owner of Black Girls Run, an organization that encourages and motivates women to get active and make a change in some tough statistics (as listed on their website), including that about four out of five African American women are overweight or obese. In episode 118, Alexander talks to me about her early days involved in the organization and the leap of faith she took to become the CEO and owner in 2018. We chat about the current social climate in the U.S., and her best tips for anyone asking “what can I do now?” or “how can I help?” She also serves up her best-practice tips for new runners, and gets real honest about the difficulties that come hand-in-hand with being a new mom and an entrepreneur. SOCIAL @jayellalexander @officialblackgirlsrun @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 1 Million Miles for Justice with Black Girls Run Subscribe to the Weekly Hurdle newsletter! OFFERS Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 19, 2020
In April I was in a really bad place. Emotionally and physically. On the 10th of that month, I shared a story on Instagram about going into my kitchen 14 different times in one day. I was using food to cope with my problems, and I wasn't feeling good. I wrote about it some for SHAPE. Stepping on the scale was the final straw, reminding me of a difficult college #hurdlemoment, and thus began a lot of inner work trying to get to a better place. Journaling. Talking. Therapy. Strengthening. Less judgement. More acceptance. Setting boundaries. Better interactions. Now, a couple months later, I'm really proud of my progress. But here's the thing: No one's reaching out to me and commenting about my attitude. What I'm hearing, from friends and complete strangers alike, are comments on my appearance. In today's 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, I'm opening up about how that makes me feel. PROMPT: What is something you're working on that no one knows about? SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY HURDLE NEWSLETTER! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK WATCH: Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Episode 3 with Emmanuel Acho BUY: Under Armour Mid sports bra ($28), Lululemon Energy sports bra ($52), Nike Swoosh sports bra ($30) TRY: Pickup Please Free Donation Pickup DONATE: 1 Million Miles for Justice with Black Girls Run READ: Nicole Cardoza’s Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter ... and lastly, Happy Father's Day! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 17, 2020
There's a whole lot going on right now. On top of the global pandemic and the fight for racial justice, there's also the everyday hardships that go hand-in-hand with your "regular" routine. It's not easy to have difficult talks with your friends, family members, coworkers, and (especially) complete strangers. But, if there's one thing I do know, it's that a hard discussion is always worth having. So, today for #hurdlemoment I'm offering up six steps to opening and executing tough dialogues. Keep in mind: these tips are coming from a place of love, all strategies that have helped me in the past to get to a better place with the people that I care about. I want to know: What would you add to the list? Reach out to me on social media, and as always — stay kind. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate Join team "Hurdlers" for One Million Miles for Justice brought to you by Black Girls Run Sign up for the Weekly Hurdle newsletter! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 15, 2020
Kerri Walsh Jennings is probably one of the best female athletes of all time. Bold statement, I know, but I grew up watching this beach volleyball player dominate year after year. As 5-time Olympian, Walsh Jennings has come back time and time again, showcasing her tenacity and strength not only in her sport — but as a human. In episode 117, I chat with Walsh Jennings about her journey, growing up in Santa Clara, California, and going on to play a number of sports before settling on volleyball in college. We chat about the hurdles she overcame in her professional career, and how the bronze medal in Rio played a huge role in who she is today. She also tells me what it’s like to work with professional performance psychologist Michael Gervais and shares her essential healthy habits for staying sane during this pandemic at home with her three kiddos. SOCIAL @kerrileewalsh @platform1440 @californiaalmonds @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 12, 2020
#REPOST: This week on Hurdle, I’m reposting five back-to-back episodes featuring Black guests, hoping to amplify their voices and continue my commitment of being a better ally. Today's episode was originally recorded in November 2019. Spoiler alert: This Is one of my favorite live episodes to date. When Charlie Dark (@daddydarkrdc) started running, he was in a bad place. Dropped by his record label, the DJ and poet was teaching a poetry and creative writing class in east London and had recently lost a friend of his. It began under the cover of darkness. Between 1 and 3 a.m., he’d leave the recording studio in the early hours of the morning and run home. “I didn’t want anyone to see me. I didn’t need anyone to watch me fail.” Within a year’s time, he had shared his love for the sport with friends. Every Friday night, they’d link up to run a single mile. Soon after this #hurdlemoment, Run Dem Crew was born. Currently at more than 500 strong, Dark says that co-founding the collective gave him new purpose. “We’re changing lives.” In today's episode — recorded live at the Lululemon Re:Pair Lab — we’re chatting everything from how to defeat imposter syndrome to the highs and lows of conquering the marathon distance. Plus, following your true passion and the power of running culture. SOCIAL @daddydarkrdc @run.dem.crew @lululemon @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate NEWSLETTER Sign up for the Weekly Hurdle, here. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 11, 2020
#REPOST: This week on Hurdle, I’m reposting five back-to-back episodes featuring Black guests, hoping to amplify their voices and continue my commitment of being a better ally. Today's episode was originally recorded in June 2019. If you ask George Foreman III what it’s like to grow up with a two-time heavyweight champion as a dad, he’s pretty humble about it—because that’s all he’s ever known. Graduating with a degree in business administration from Rice University, Foreman went on to preside over his dad’s business, traveling the world meeting celebrities and managing contracts. Amidst all the glamour and chaos, he came face to face with his #hurdlemoment. Standing at 6’5’’ and weighing in at more than 280 pounds, he realized he wasn’t happy in his corner of the world, going as far as to shut himself in a hotel room for three days. Then, he made the jump into boxing himself. After a year of training, Foreman stepped into the ring for his first fight weighing in at 231 pounds. He’d go on to have an undefeated professional boxing career that ended in 2012, a year before he opened the first EverybodyFights in Boston. In today's episode, we chat about everything from depression and the scary side of entrepreneurship to his goals for expanding EverybodyFights dramatically by 2021. SOCIAL @georgeforman3 @everybodyfights @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE EBF Live! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 10, 2020
#REPOST: This week on Hurdle, I’m reposting five back-to-back episodes featuring Black guests, hoping to amplify their voices and continue my commitment of being a better ally. Today's episode was originally recorded in February of this year. There's nothing easy about the long road to Tokyo for “400M Diva” Natasha Hastings. A two-time Olympian and gold medalist, the sprinter recently celebrated another major, magical milestone: Becoming a mom. For today's episode, I sat down with Natasha at the Under Armour Human Performance Summit at their Baltimore headquarters. To say that I’m in awe of her strength, determination, and power would be a total understatement. She talks to me about a few #hurdlemoments in her career that made her realize that she had to squash negative thoughts to reach her full potential, and how working with a sports psychologist helped her drastically. She also shares what it was like to stand on the podium at the Games in 2016 and — fast forward to now — hit the track for the first time post-baby. Bonus: 5-month-old Liam joined in on our interview (fun fact: at one point she was both podcasting AND breastfeeding, because she’s a champ). This one’s full of inspiration you won’t want to miss. SOCIAL @natashahastings @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 400M Diva Collection --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 9, 2020
#REPOST: This week on Hurdle, I’m reposting five back-to-back episodes featuring Black guests, hoping to amplify their voices and continue my commitment of being a better ally. Today's episode was originally recorded in December of 2019. I could listen to Knox Robinson (better known to his 28K+ IG followers as @firstrun) talk for a while, which is no wonder why this is my longest Hurdle to date. The Brooklyn resident writer and runner has his fair share of how-did-that-even-happen stories, from his days logging miles in Ethiopia with Mo Farah and running with Eliud Kipchoge in Kenya to heading up Fader Magazine and writing Kanye West’s first cover article. Upon sitting down with the father-of-two and run coach, I saw a whole other side of him that perhaps his 27.6K Instagram followers don’t often catch. In today's episode, the Nike+ Run Club founding coach talks to me about his beginnings as a runner growing up in San Diego, and how his passions landed him running at a collegiate level at Wake Forest. He gets really honest about the #hurdlemoment that made him quit the sport for 10+ years, and the life-changing event that reunited him with his biggest passion. We talk about everything from impossible training tactics and what it felt like to be one of the top 100 male finishers in the NYC Marathon (twice) to his best advice for anyone new to lacing up. SOCIAL @firstrun @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 8, 2020
#REPOST: Showcasing guests of all races and backgrounds has always been important to me as a creator. I value every single person that gives me their time and energy, from the individuals I sit down with to the listeners tuning in on the regular. This week on Hurdle, I’m reposting five back-to-back episodes featuring Black guests, hoping to amplify their voices and continue my commitment of being a better ally. First up, my conversation with Ally Love, originally recorded in September 2019. To describe Ally Love with the word “boss” would be an understatement. She is a do-it-all kind of woman: The in-arena host for the Brooklyn Nets, founder of Love Squad, Adidas global ambassador, and Peloton instructor (among other talents). In today’s episode, she tells me all about the #hurdlemoment which framed her “I can” mindset: A horrifying car accident at age nine which landed her in critical condition with a broken femur. We talk about how she came back from the unthinkable, rising up as a dancer and making her mark on New York City. She tells me about how she discovered her voice with the help of hosting classes, the three books she read that helped to guide her in her career, and the unexpected text message that landed her in the saddle at Peloton. If you’re looking for a little motivation to go after you passions, look no further — Ally is a ball of energy and she wants to empower you to be everything you dream of and more. SOCIAL @allymisslove @lovesquad @onepeloton @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE LoveSquad | LoveSquad is hiring a social and e-commerce intern! Interested? Email Hi@LoveSquad.com with the subject “intern. LaSette | A transitional, Black-owned lingerie brand based in Brooklyn New York. Intended to empower you in your body to create the narrative of how transitional lingerie that takes you from day to night fits into your world. Head on over to LaSette.shop/ and grab yourself something fun today. FREE AD READS  |  I am offering free ad reads to black-owned businesses over the next few weeks, so please, if you’re listening and you have a company that I should know about, I’m all ears! Alex Elle’s podcast Hey, Girl OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Four Sigmatic | Go to foursigmatic.com/HURDLE or enter code “HURDLE” at checkout to receive 15% off your order. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
June 1, 2020
Aliphine Tuliamuk almost quit running in 2014. Fast forward about 6 years, and in February 2020, she made the U.S. Olympic team. Coming in first place at the Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta, she broke the tape with an outstanding time of 2:27:23. In episode 111, we chat about everything from her upbringing in rural Kenya, running to and from school (as well as just about everywhere else), and her uncle’s suggestion that she come to the United States and go to university on an athletic scholarship. She talks to me about the difficult transition of attending college here, arriving in Iowa at Iowa State not knowing when she’d see her family again, then transferring to Wichita State where she had a ton of success in her sport. We talk about her aspirations to one day be a nurse, and the moment that inspired her to start crocheting and ultimately start an Etsy shop. And of course, she tells me all about that big Atlanta win, how she felt going into the day after a great training cycle with the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite, her strategy, and how she feels now that the games have been pushed back. SOCIAL @aliphine @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 93. Wendy Yang, President Hoka One One OFFERS PowerDot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 29, 2020
My 32nd birthday’s next week. With June 2 on the horizon, I’ve been doing a decent amount of reflection. I’ve stopped to think about the past 365 days. I’ve thought about my hopes for the next 365 days. I’ve reflected on all of my years as a whole. The other day I was standing in my bathroom, when I had a really unexpected, emotional moment thinking about where I'm at in my life. In today's episode, I chat about flipping the script, and instead of focusing on the things I don't have, thinking about all of the blessings that I do. --- PROMPT: What’s one thing you’ve done in the past two weeks that makes you proud? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Perfect Mile 1110. Matt Taylor, Tracksmith Co-Founder & CEO Dear Sunday #SaveRowgatta Custom Performance’s “Pay What You Like” sessions “We’re In This Together” sweater from Ellsworth + Ivey Running for Real podcast with Tina Muir Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor OFFERS Reebok | Go to reebok.com for 40% off sale and full price items with code “HURDLE” Note: global exclusions apply, including but not limited to Nano X, Zig, and Club C. Items will be marked as excluded on the product description page. Beam | New product alert! Obsessing over Beam’s newest release this week: Dream capsules, with nano CBD, melatonin, magnesium, reishi, and L-theanine. Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Power Dot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP strap plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "HURDLE" at checkout. Four Sigmatic | Head to foursigmatic.com/hurdle and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 15 percent off your purchase today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 27, 2020
It’s no secret that I’m a morning person. If you follow me on social media, then you know I’m typically up with the sun. But my morning routine has definitely changed since we’ve been in quarantine, and this experimentation has actually done me a world of good. This week for #HURDLEMOMENT, I’m talking you through the four things I’m doing differently right now that actually make me better and more productive as the day goes on. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur by John Jantsch 108 Days of Mindfulosophy from Lululemon --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 26, 2020
Matt Taylor is super passionate about the sport of running, and TBH — it makes me pretty giddy. For episode 110, I chat with the Tracksmith CEO & founder about how he got to where he is today. He tells me about his aspirations of running professionally after growing up in Pittsburgh, running cross country in high school and then at collegiate level at Yale. He tells me that his times just weren’t cutting it, and that he pivoted to a few different jobs in the sports industry at places like IMG and Puma before launching Tracksmith. At the time, he says that he was frustrated with the appearance of almost all running gear, and after raising some money — kickstarted the brand with men’s apparel in 2014. Since then, they’ve introduced their magazine, METER, and rolled out a women’s apparel line as well. We chat about everything from the state of running right now and the shift of the 2020 Olympic games to what it was like to open the brand’s first brick and mortar store in Boston and his big hopes for the future of not just the company — but of running. SOCIAL @tracksmithrunning @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Four Sigmatic | Go to foursigmatic.com/HURDLE or enter code “HURDLE” at checkout to receive 15% off your order. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 22, 2020
This week for 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, I'm sharing a story about a really special summer. Back in 2008, I was about halfway through my weight loss journey and about to embark on a new job as a programming director at a summer camp in Madison, Conn. Before I pulled up to 463 Summer Hill Road, I stopped to make a purchase that would change my life. The best part? It only cost me $45. PROMPT: How have you invested in yourself recently? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode One: Emily Abbate, Creator of Hurdle #HURDLEMOMENT: How to Start (and Stay) Running The Adidas Running App "The Last Dance” “Daddy Speaks” from Call Her Daddy Apple TV 4K Eddie Bauer Multiclava “The One Thing” by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan  Note: This week's 5-MINUTE FRIDAY topic (and a lot of feelings) was brought about by the news that Camp Laurelwood, like all other residential camps in Connecticut, won’t be allowed to open this year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There will be serious financial implications for Camp to not open this summer for the first time in Laurelwood’s 83-year history. Please, consider donating today. OFFERS Reebok | Go to reebok.com for 40% off sale and full price items with code “HURDLE” Note: global exclusions apply, including but not limited to Nano X, Zig, and Club C. Items will be marked as excluded on the product description page. Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Power Dot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. Four Sigmatic | Head to foursigmatic.com/hurdle and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 15 percent off your purchase today. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 20, 2020
First and foremost: Fast is interpretive. When I started running back in college, I was running a half-mile in 14 minutes, trying to learn to love a sport that I was "never good at." Fast forward to now: I’ve run a 6:04 mile, a 1:44:39 half-marathon, and a 3:28:08 full. In today’s #HURDLEMOMENT, I’m sharing strategies on how to become a faster runner. From incorporating speed work into your regular running routine to finding the right gear to help you find your fast, these are all tips and tricks that have worked for me when it comes to picking up the pace. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Men’s Health: How to Use Short Runs to Get Big Gains New Balance 1500x6 New Balance 890 Reebok Floatride Run Fast 2 Episode One: Emily Abbate, Creator Hurdle Episode 100: Molly Seidel, Pro Runner SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEEKLY HURDLE OFFERS Reebok | Go to reebok.com for 40% off sale and full price items with code “HURDLE” Note: global exclusions apply, including but not limited to Nano X, Zig, and Club C. Item will be marked as excluded on the product description page. PowerDot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 18, 2020
Ready for a #TBT on a Monday? Today’s episode is with Lo Bosworth. Today she’s the CEO and founder of Love Wellness, but many of you may associate her with MTV classics like Laguna Beach or The Hills. In episode 109, we talk about everything from what life was like back then — dealing with some of the struggles that went along with being a college freshman and simultaneously on a hit TV show — to her decision to up and move to New York City post-college to feed her entrepreneurship bug. Lo takes to me about her stint in culinary school and the extreme health issues she struggled with that eventually lead her to founding Love Wellness. Just an FYI: We use big scary words like “vagina” in this episode. You’ve been warned. SOCIAL @lobosworth @lovewellness @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 15, 2020
For the past couple years, I’ve been running with other journalists and members of the media on Thursday mornings out of Nike’s New York headquarters. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, the #mediamiles group was put on hold. But as May approached, we were presented with the challenge of logging 50 miles solo (and of course, at a safe social distance) on the Nike Run Club app. At first, dealing with injury, I felt scared. I was worried about not doing it to the "best of my ability," and missing out on this time with my friends that have come to feel like family. Today for 5-Minute Friday, I’m talking about the journey, and how I’m #betterforit. PROMPT: What’s one thing you don’t want to do this week that could positively impact you in the long run? What can you learn from checking a tough to-do off your list? SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW HURDLE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER (!) SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE NYCWFF At-Home Cooking Events 4. Michael Chernow, Restaurateur Radio Headspace Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor 14. Deena Kastor, American Record Holder --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 13, 2020
It's been about two months of social distancing and face mask wearing, and TBH — this time in quarantine has been filled with a lot of lessons. For #hurdlemoment today, I'm giving you a *me* update: How I'm doing, what I'm doing, where my head's at, and being honest with some of the hurdles I'm facing as the days tick by. My feelings on the absence of physical touch, my thoughts on what life will be like in the post-COVID 19 era, how I'm taking care of my body, and my best advice to anyone else who has been going through this all solo. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 35. Ali Feller, Host Ali on the Run Show SELF.com: Social Distancing Alone Is Making Me Crave Physical Touch --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 11, 2020
There is no better way to describe Rich Froning than a CrossFit legend, even though he gives me some flack for using that term in today’s episode. Whether or not you’re a CrossFit fan, there’s no denying that the sport takes some outrageous athleticism, grit, strength, smarts — and Rich has all of that. He won the CrossFit Games, which is the sport’s annual test to find the “Fittest on Earth,” in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 as an individual, and then came back on the team side to take first place in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. So, basically he’s a big deal. In episode 108, he tells me all the things, from how he got into the sport — going to his first ever competition on his way to spring break in college — to how he leaned into CrossFit to deal with loss in his family. We talk about the stressful adoption journey he went on with his wife Hillary, and he raves about their beautiful children Lakelyn, Trice, and Violet. We also chat about his go-to recovery techniques, and I’ll let you in on one right off the bat — this guy puts sleep at a premium. SOCIAL @richfroning @thecrossfitmayhem @reebok @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast CHECK OUT CROSSFIT MAYHEM ON YOUTUBE OFFERS Reebok | Go to reebok.com for 40% off sale and full price items with code “HURDLE” Note: global exclusions apply, including but not limited to Nano X, Zig, and Club C. Item will be marked as excluded on the product description page. PowerDot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Four Sigmatic | Go to foursigmatic.com/HURDLE or enter code “HURDLE” at checkout to receive 15% off your order. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 8, 2020
In college, I was in a serious relationship with someone In the army who deployed to Afghanistan. During that relationship, I started writing letters on flights home. Wherever I would travel, whether it was for work or personal, my self-imposed rule was that I would write my significant other a little something on the trip back to New York. The relationship didn’t last, but the practice did. Now, to this day, whenever I’m on a plane — I take the time to write someone a letter. A friend, a love interest, a family member, you name it. Often times, these letters are filled with things I may not be ready to say IRL. Things that I really need to get off my chest. Over the past couple months, life has shifted. These letters are something I miss, and something I’m starting to integrate back into my routine — no flight necessary — starting this weekend. PROMPT: Who would you write a letter to, and what would it say? Then, when you’re done, take the time to read it out loud. Ask yourself: How does this make you feel, hearing it? Does it inspire you to change something? Reach out to someone? I’m curious - let me know via DM or email. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Wave Remind Me What Matters: A postcard in the future Lululemon, #FTW Podcasts on podcasts: I’ll Have Another, Crime Junkie, The Happiness Lab, Unlocking Us, Bad on Paper, Armchair Expert, the Ezra Klein Show Too Hot to Handle on Netflix Journey to the Heart --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 6, 2020
Have you ever been tired of your own BS? Yeah, I got there a couple weeks ago, prompting this special installment of #HURDLEMOMENT. Today, I’m chatting you through my simple strategies on how to stop making excuses and then, go after what you want. It may not feel easy, and perhaps it isn’t, but that doesn’t mean you’re not capable of making a change. I chat about where excuses come from in the first place, and how to brave that #hurdlemoment and get past the tipping point. Also: Setting SMART goals and a special suggestion for propelling you toward your biggest aspirations. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 4, 2020
There’s no debating: Ash Wilking is a force. Today, she’s inspiring so many as a Rumble instructor and Nike trainer, but in episode 107, we talk about her humble beginnings. Movement has always been her medicine, helping her work through a slew of hurdles from a young age — from the loss of her sister at age 12 to — years later — disordered eating in college. Ash talks to me about her involvement in the pageant system and the influence that has had over her life, and we also chat about her big move from Louisiana to New York City, trading in her job in corporate America to take on the fitness industry — full steam ahead. Her vulnerability in our conversation is beautiful, her attitude is refreshing, and her honest advice on everything from following your gut to asking for help when you’re scared may be exactly what you want to hear. SOCIAL @ashwilking @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 22. Joey Gonzalez: CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
May 1, 2020
This week I’m sharing one of my favorite NYC stories (and reflecting on a time when riding the subway was something I did regularly. You may have a tough time believing this one, involving a man and I exchanging glances in the subway and "re-connecting" in a super unexpected way. PROMPT: What is one connection you’re super grateful for right now? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Amanda Kloots on Instagram @amandakloots Amanda Kloots Go Fund Me Nick Dio on Born or Made HowSweetEats Buffalo Cauliflower Nike Pegasus 37 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
April 30, 2020
Last week I was laying in bed thinking about how lucky I feel to have such an outrageous community, and I realized that some of the Hurdlers may not be entirely familiar with my story. So, this week for #TBT I'm re-releasing episode 1 (!!), where I detail my personal #hurdlemoment, how I lost weight in my teen years, and grew to love running. It's a little scary, to be honest, revisiting something I recorded over 2 years ago. But, I'm feeling nostalgic and really humbled this week when I think about how far the show (and I) have come. So, here it is! As always, reach out over social if you have any Qs or a #hurdlemoment of your own to share. ORIGINAL EPISODE SUMMARY Today I’m a wellness writer and editor, certified personal trainer, run and Spin coach. But 10 years ago as a college freshman, I was drastically overweight. In April 2007, my #hurdlemoment had me in tears confronting the scale, staring obesity in the face. By learning how to reshape my relationship with food and exercise—and believing that I was worthy of my own investment—I was able to lose 70 pounds. In Episode One, I share my story and the lessons I learned to help me live a healthier, happier, more motivated life. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
April 29, 2020
Change is hard. Right now, we're dealing with a lot of it. A great way to boost your mood and handle tough stuff? Work out! Not exactly the easiest thing when you may not have a lot of space and you're struggling to find the motivation. Today, I'm talking you through the approach to at-home workouts that's working for me, and offering you some best-practice tips that can make the whole thing a lot more enjoyable. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
April 27, 2020
From a young age, Eric Glader had the entrepreneurship bug. Today, he’s the co-founder and CEO of PowerDot, a connected muscle stimulator that you can operate at home to relieve pain, recover faster, and build muscle. For me, it’s been a piece to my full-body recovery puzzle for a while, up there with my Normatec boots and Theragun — both founders have also been on the show. In episode 105, we dive into what electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) really is. Glader also shares the biggest lessons he’s learned running his own business, the importance of hiring good people and fostering community in the workplace, and a smarter way to tackle challenges that pop up — both personally and professionally. SOCIAL @mypowerdot @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode 18. Dr. Jason Wersland, Creator of the Theragun Episode 80. Gilad Jacobs, CEO NormaTec OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Four Sigmatic | Go to foursigmatic.com/HURDLE or enter code “HURDLE” at checkout to receive 15% off your order. PowerDot | Go to powerdot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
April 24, 2020
If you’re doing this whole quarantine thing solo, you think you want company — until that company is a mouse. For 5-Minute Friday this week, I’m telling you the story about my run-in with an unwanted four-legged guest, and the important reminder it gave me about letting go of the things I can’t control. PROMPT: What is something, aside from this pandemic, that you have zero control over that you need to let go of? What is giving you stress that you could release? What is your “mouse,” per say? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Tom Hanks at Home, NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! Whalebone Magazine Afternoon Delight One World: Together At Home The Power of Habit
April 22, 2020
Injuries. They suck. Sometimes, it's hard to look past the this-is-so-not-what-I-want feeling of the now, past this hiccup, and think about what's next. Well, today for #HURDLEMOMENT, I've got your back. It's pep talk time. Today, I'm popping into your feed to give you a perhaps-necessary kick in the butt, get out of your own way, and motivate you to keep your chin up. I've been getting more messages than ever asking about how to cope with injury setbacks. Take this as your necessary reminder that we can get through this hurdle, and so many others — together. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate  MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE #HURDLEMOMENT: How to Deal With Injury OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. LinkedIn Jobs | Find the right person for your business TODAY with LinkedIn Jobs. Get $50 off your first job post by visiting linkedin.com/hurdle, no code necessary. Power Dot | Go to PowerDot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. Beet Elite | My new muscular endurance secret sauce. Exclusive offer for Hurdle listeners! Go to livehuman.com/hurdle and get 20% off your first purchase, no code necessary.
April 20, 2020
The should-be day for the 2020 Boston Marathon, the perfect time to release my conversation with pro runner, two-time Olympian, and 2018 Boston champ, Des Linden. These days, she’s without a doubt leading the charge in American women’s distance running, and in episode 104 we talk about how she got there. Growing up in San Diego and then running at Arizona State, she knew from a young age that this sport was her sport. Today, she walks me through so many of her major career milestones, the good — including that famous Boston win on the worst weather day ever — and the bad — the London Olympics, a tough second-place finish, and an entire month without lacing up her sneakers in the summer 2017 because it just wasn’t feeling right. Highlights: Her best advice for beginners, the biggest regret she has about this year’s Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta, and what’s next on her radar (!). Spoiler alert: This whiskey lover may need a new pair of Brooks track spikes. SOCIAL @des_linden @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beet Elite | My new muscular endurance secret sauce. Exclusive offer for Hurdle listeners! Go to livehuman.com/hurdle and get 20% off your first purchase, no code necessary. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
April 17, 2020
Welcome to 5-Minute Fridays, a new segment from Hurdle where I share a quick story, offer you a prompt that makes you think, and share a few of my top highlights of the week — whether that’s a podcast, an app, a streaming workout, a quote — you get the idea. PLEASE, let me know what you think. Do you like this? What do you want to hear about? This week: Are you struggling with how things were “supposed” to be? Hey, I feel you. Two months ago, coronavirus wasn't here. I was celebrating Valentine's Day with a glass of wine with my best friend at my favorite restaurant, surrounded by dozens of people. And now? We're wearing masks the moment we walk outside of our homes and can't go within 6 feet of another person. I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to feel let down, sharing a story about something tough I'm going through personally. The catch: Make sure you do this one critical thing, and keep looking forward. PROMPT: What are you grateful for right this very moment? SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE In Search For the Defining Moment by Kate Borowicz for Tempo Journal The Gentleman Emily: The Cookbook Self.com Reebok Nano X
April 15, 2020
Wake up. Drink coffee. Procrastinate getting work started. Zoom meeting. Go into the kitchen 12 times. Shower. Houseparty invite. Spend too much time on your phone. Repeat. I’m right there with you: These days feel all sorts of wonky. The good news? Although we may not be as productive as we’d like right now, I’ve found some great strategies to amp up motivation and get through. Today, I’m offering up five strategies to get motivated when you feel blah, and encouraging you to have some kindness with yourself. Plus, talking you through what’s really happening in my apartment — off of social media. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. LinkedIn Jobs | Find the right person for your business TODAY with LinkedIn Jobs. Get $50 off your first job post by visiting linkedin.com/hurdle, no code necessary. Power Dot | Go to PowerDot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off. Beet Elite | My new muscular endurance secret sauce. Exclusive offer for Hurdle listeners! Go to livehuman.com/hurdle and get 20% off your first purchase, no code necessary.
April 13, 2020
On an October morning in 2005, Gabby Bernstein was sitting on her apartment floor still under the influence from the night before when it hit her like a ton of bricks: She had to make a change. Fast forward almost 15 years later, the then nightlife publicist is now a new mom, New York Times bestselling author, and renowned public speaker, helping people everywhere to walk their own spiritual path. I’m so excited to bring you this long-awaited conversation, which dives into Gabby’s journey of finding herself and empowering others. We chat about her newest book Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams, and she opens up about a more recent #hurdlemoment that had her struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety. She also talks to me about the concept of sleep hygiene, and shares her two best tips for anyone struggling with addiction. IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help for you. You are not alone. Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP, or find more information on their website samhsa.gov/find-help. SOCIAL @gabbybernstein @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Anxiety Relief Workshop Positive Energy Meditation OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Power Dot | Go to PowerDot.com and use the code “HURDLE” at checkout for 20% off.
April 10, 2020
Welcome to 5-minute Fridays, a new segment that I’m bringing to you weekly in this new “normal.” My goal with this quick episode is to share a story, offer you a prompt that makes you think, and share a few of my top highlights of the week — whether that’s a podcast, an app, a streaming workout, a quote — you get the idea. PLEASE, let me know what you think. Do you like this? What do you want to hear about? PROMPT: Set a timer for 3 to 5 minutes and write down as many things as you can that make you happy. What are you grateful for? What in your life brings you joy, no matter how big or small? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE My new desk from Wayfair (* not sponsored! *) Gopher Performance: Dumbbells and kettlebells still in stock Good Good No Added Sugar Keto-Friendly Chocolate Hazelnut Spread #HURDLEMOMENT: How to Be Alone & Be OK With It Masks for the Masses Adam Rosante’s Gym Class Aliphine Tuliamuk’s Etsy Shop Hurdle on Spotify
April 8, 2020
There is no such thing as "normal" right now. Some days may feel easy breezy and others feel like you're about to summit Everest. You are NOT alone. Today, I'm chatting up the strategies I've been using to counteract stress and overwhelm, and how to stay positive when — TBH — there's a lot of negativity lingering around at the moment. I also give feedback on my social media cleanse from the weekend, which may have been the best thing I've done so far in 2020. SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast
April 6, 2020
This week I am chatting with Joe Yoon, better known to his 1.3 million Instagram followers @JoeTherapy. He’s a certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist, and his client roster includes everyone from Olympic gold medalists and NFL Pro Bowl players to championship bodybuilders. In episode 102, we chat about how getting kicked out of his major in college inspired him to become a fitness professional. We also touch on exactly how he managed to turn that #hurdlemoment into motivation for a major career shift. He talks to me about his newest chapter as an author (check out Better Stretching on Amazon), and the important strategies he uses to combat impostor syndrome and negativity. SOCIAL @JoeTherapy @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. LinkedIn Jobs | Find the right person for your business TODAY with LinkedIn Jobs. Get $50 off your first job post by visiting linkedin.com/hurdle, no code necessary.
April 3, 2020
I went on a quick run yesterday morning. On that run, I marinated on how I would feel if tomorrow I was told I couldn’t go out anymore. If tomorrow, I found out I had to stop being a “runner,” at least for a bit. It got me thinking, how are we evolving during this time? What am I, aside from the labels that are in my Instagram bio? Who is it that I WANT to be? Prompt: How do you define yourself? This is bigger than your occupation or your hobbies. Talk to me about your values and your character. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Gabby Bernstein’s Anxiety Workshop Journey to the Heart by Melanie Beattie Cleo Wade’s Heart Talk Runner’s World: How to Respect Social Distancing on Crowded Routes Wayfair Arcade Leaning Desk
April 1, 2020
More than ever, people are taking to the streets and trails to try to get in some exercise. As of now, the experts say that if you’re practicing social distancing and exercising SOLO — it’s OK to run outside. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I talk about my why for continuing to run outdoors, and I address the concerns that Hurdlers are sending me via DM and email. I also offer up best-practice tips for newer runners, including how far you should (or shouldn’t) be going, what sneakers to wear, and how to connect with other runners — even though you’re doing the act physically alone. I also offer up my secret to staying motivated when the run feels blah, and finish things off by answering a few listener questions. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE SPECIAL EPISODE: Is It Safe to Run Outside & Your Coronavirus Questions Answered Saje Wellness Pain Release Bath Salt Episode 80: Gilad Jacobs, CEO NormaTec #HURDLEMOMENT: What Do I Do If My Race Is Canceled or Postponed? #HURDLEMOMENT: 5 Common Mistakes To Avoid  When Buying Running Shoes
March 30, 2020
Natalie Kuhn has helped me a lot over the past few weeks, which have been spent mostly alone in my small New York City apartment. Not over the phone or even via text, but rather by taking her class — The Class. As the Vice President of Programming and a founding teacher at Taryn Toomey’s The Class, a “spiritual fitness” experience (Nat’s words, not mine), she does this for a lot of people all around the globe. For episode 101, I’m getting to know her better, and we’re getting deep. Natalie gets super vulnerable about her past, opening up about the unexpected death of her mother and a difficult divorce. She talks about going to therapy and speaking with an intimacy coach. (I was this many years old when I learned that intimacy coaches are a thing.) We also chat about how to handle this new “normal” and manage difficult emotions. This conversation made me feel — hard. I really hope you appreciate it, too. SOCIAL @thisisnatalie @theclass @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Beet Elite | My new muscular endurance secret sauce. Exclusive offer for Hurdle listeners! Go to livehuman.com/hurdle and get 20% off your first purchase, no code necessary. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
March 27, 2020
Welcome back to 5-Minute Fridays, a new segment that I’m bringing to you weekly in this new “normal.” It’s a phrase that I’m sure you’ve heard other content creators use this before. My goal here: In give-or-take 5 minutes, share a story, offer you a prompt that makes you think, and share a few of my top highlights of the week — whether that’s a podcast, an app, a streaming workout, a quote — you get the idea. PLEASE, let me know what you think. Do you like this? What do you want to hear about? PROMPT What is one thing that you can do today or this weekend that brings you joy? Is there anything in your life that perhaps once fell into that category that you've been overcomplicating? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Brené Brown Unlocking Us podcast Maybe You Should Talk to Someone on Amazon Ash Wilking on Instagram Bethany Lyons on Instagram Lyons Den Power Yoga on Instagram NTC Premium App Episode 50: Joe Holder, Nike Master Trainer & Performance Consultant Episode 27: Kirsty Godso, Nike Master Trainer Episode 72: Betina Gozo, Nike Master Trainer Episode 2: Alex Silver Fagan, Nike Master Trainer @kelsey_tries on Instagram Knowlita RATE & REVIEW HURDLE IN THE iTUNES STORE, HERE.
March 25, 2020
Hi, my name is Emily and I'm one of the many who were signed up to run a marathon this spring. Now that London has been postponed to October (just like Tokyo earlier this year and Boston, too) — I like many of you have the question: What happens next? Today, I'm chatting about this with Nike Running and Brooklyn Track Club trail and ultra coach Jes Woods. We rap about mental strategies to handle the shift, and then exactly what you should do with all of that built up fitness. Should I still run long? Do I need to do intervals? Do I toss my training plan? Answers to all of that. No matter what distance you were gearing up for, we've got the tips you need to handle the unexpected. SOCIAL @jeslynnyc @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
March 23, 2020
Molly Seidel ran her first-ever full marathon on February 29, 2020. She also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Coming in second at the U.S. Olympic trials in Atlanta, Seidel made her biggest dreams come true — and headlines in the process. But not all that long ago, Seidel was facing some major hurdles. In episode 1-0-0 (!!!), Molly talks me through what life was like growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder and struggling with disordered eating, as well as coming back time and time again from broken bones and never-ending injuries. Her honesty is beautiful, and I couldn’t be more appreciative for her openness surrounding these difficult topics. NOTE: If you or someone you know are struggling from an eating disorder, talk to someone. Contact the National Eating Disorder Hotline at (800) 931-2237. SOCIAL @bygolly.molly @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast #THELACEUPCHALLENGE In celebration of episode 100, I’m challenging you. So many of us are feeling lonely and unsure in the wake of coronavirus, so let’s band together to move with intention. It doesn’t matter what you’re lacing up to do, all that matters is that you record it and post it to Instagram (in your stories OR feed). THE RULES: Make sure you tag @emilyabbate + @hurdlepodcast Include hashtags #thelaceup #thelaceupchallenge Challenge two friends in your post ONE WINNER (announced Friday, March 27 at 10A EST) WILL GET: - One Beam item of their choice - A WHOOP strap 3.0 - 2-month supply of Athletic Greens, Vitamin D3/K2, Fish Oil - I’ll donate $100 to the charity of your choice! OFFERS Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
March 23, 2020
In celebration of episode 100, I’m challenging YOU! So many of us are feeling lonely and unsure in these difficult times, so let’s band together to move with intention. It doesn’t matter what you’re putting on your kicks to do, all that matters is that you are committed to making movement a daily habit. Enter #thelaceup, a fun thing I started doing a couple years back on Instagram. Simply sit down, tie your sneakers before doing any sort of activity or workout, snap a video, and upload it to the feed. Click here for an example. THE RULES: - Make sure you tag @emilyabbate + @hurdlepodcast - Include hashtags #thelaceup #thelaceupchallenge - Challenge two friends by tagging them in your post TO POST: 1. Open Instagram, click “add new story” on the top left by pressing the small camera icon. 2. On the bottom where it says “normal” swipe left until it is on “hands-free.” 3. Set your phone up in front of you, with sneakers at the ready. 4. Press record, and do #thelaceupchallenge 5. Post it to your story with the hashtags #thelaceup & #thelaceupchallenge. 6. Challenge two friends to do it, too! ONE WINNER (announced Friday, March 27 at 10A EST) WILL GET: - One Beam item of their choice - A WHOOP strap 3.0 - 2-month supply of Athletic Greens, Vitamin D3/K2, Fish Oil - I’ll donate $100 to the charity of your choice!
March 20, 2020
I’M TRYING SOMETHING NEW! EEEK! Welcome to 5-Minute Fridays, a new segment (maybe permanent, maybe not) that I’m bringing to you weekly in this new “normal.” It’s a phrase that I’m sure you’ve heard other content creators use this before. My goal here: In give-or-take 5 minutes, share a story, offer you a prompt that makes you think, and share a few of my top highlights of the week — whether that’s a podcast, an app, a streaming workout, a quote — you get the idea. PLEASE, let me know what you think. Do you like this? What do you want to hear about? PROMPT Who is it that you want to reconnect with? What do you want to tell them? SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE John Legend’s #togetherathome Episode 88. Andy Puddicombe, Co-founder and voice of Headspace “The Key” by Madison Ryann Ward on Spotify The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan The Class by Taryn Toomey RATE & REVIEW HURDLE IN THE iTUNES STORE, HERE.
March 18, 2020
Lately it feels just like a lot. From the moment we wake up, the news is overwhelming. I feel as though like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to, and as someone that’s super type A — the uncertainty that surrounds planning and scheduling when we don’t know what’s going on in the world with ~coronavirus~ makes me feel the most on the edge. I feel as if no matter how many deep breaths I take, it isn't getting easier. Relatable, yeah? Listen. Getting overwhelmed happens. A lot of things can cause this feeling: What's happening in the world, relationship stress, a demanding job, big life changes, a lack of sleep — the list goes on. But often, it’s just a phase. The good news is that there are strategies that we can implement to make it not feel so debilitating. And by talking about it, well, that’s the first step. For #hurdlemoment this week, I’m diving into how to manage feeling overwhelmed in five steps. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
March 16, 2020
You’re overwhelmed. You have questions. Covid-19 is (almost) all anyone's talking about. That’s why I connected with Dr. Darien Sutton, a trained emergency physician and host of Doctors Without Boundaries. We address questions like “is it safe to run outside?” “is it safe to do things in groups?” “how long will this last?” and “how can I better manage my anxiety?” I expect to do a few more of these during the next few weeks, so — send your questions to me either via Instagram or over email at emily@hurdle.us. SOCIAL @doctor.darien @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast
March 16, 2020
Hundred-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meter run (day one). Running long (broad) jump, javelin throw, and 800-meter run (day two). All those events: One. Superstar. Athlete. For episode 99 (!!) I’m chatting with Georgia Ellenwood, heptathlete and Olympic hopeful. We sat down earlier this year at the Under Armour Human Performance Summit, and let me tell you — for a woman in her mid-20s, Georgia is wise beyond her years (also: stunning both inside and out). On today’s show, we talk about everything from what life was like for her growing up in the Vancouver area, crossing the border to go to college at the University Wisconsin, and the struggles she’s had along the way in her athletic career so far. We also touch on what was a major #hurdlemoment for her, dropping out of a track meet part-way through due to a bad case of plantar fasciitis, and how she didn’t let that one “failure” define her. SOCIAL @George_ahhh @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. LinkedIn Jobs | Find the right person for your business TODAY with LinkedIn Jobs. Get $50 off your first job post by visiting linkedin.com/hurdle, no code necessary.
March 13, 2020
In honor of International Women’s Day, I sat down with a stellar panel of inspiring women — Molly Ritterbeck (Fitness, Training, and Health Director at Runner’s World and Bicycling), Samia Akbar (Marketing Manager at New Balance), and Lindsey Clayton (Barry’s Bootcamp Senior Instructor, run coach, and founder of Brave Body Project) — to chat about how sport has made us who we are today. We swap stories about growing up with athletics, coming into our own as women, and the many, many lessons that competition has instilled in us — personally and professionally. Huge thanks to the New York Road Runners RUNCENTER for hosting us. SOCIAL @lindseyclayton23 @molritt @samia.akbar @newbalancewomen @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS New Balance | Go to newbalance.com and enter promo code “HURDLE20” at checkout to get 20 percent off your order of $100 or more.
March 11, 2020
Imposter syndrome is the pits. Loosely defined, imposter syndrome is when you feel like an imposter — but you shouldn’t. It makes you question whether you’ve only succeeded because of luck or circumstance — not because of your talent or qualifications. This feeling creeps in on even some of the most confident people, but the good news is that we all have the necessary tools to fight it. For #hurdlemoment this week, I’m chatting up strategies to navigate imposter syndrome and come out on the other side a confident, better version of yourself. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
March 9, 2020
There’s something undeniably contagious about Lindsey Simcik’s personality. It’s no wonder why the podcast and brand she co-founded, Almost 30, along with Krista Williams is thriving. Real talk: I had a total fangirl moment when the two of us sat down in Los Angeles recently. In episode 98, Lindsey talks to me about her upbringing, what it was like as an aspiring Broadway star (also: part-time drink-slinger) in New York City, and the unexpected proposition that had her moving to the west coast. She tells me about laying the groundwork for Almost 30, and the important steps that the duo took before going live with their big idea. We chat going on tour, being vulnerable with a whole lot of strangers, dating life woes, and so much more. If you like what you hear here, click on over to Almost 30 in the iTunes Store. SOCIAL @lindseysimcik @almost30podcast @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Almost 30 Episode 154: The Sacredness of Being Single Hurdle: Ruth Zukerman, Co-Founder Flywheel Sports Your Podcast Pro
March 4, 2020
Long runs can be really intimidating. The word “long” is also interpretive, right? Regardless of whether going “long” means tackling a 5K or 50K (or more!) — being out there for some time can get a little mundane. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. On today’s #hurdlemoment, I’m talking you through a few of my tried-and-true strategies for making long runs more enjoyable. From teaming up with friends or joining a run club to building a playlist and setting reasonable expectations, these tricks have helped me check off eight marathons (so far!) from my bucket list. And when it feels really hard? Always remember: It all starts with a simple step, and often times that’s the scariest part. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode 89: Robin Arzon, VP Fitness Programming at Peloton Episode 75: Ally Love, Founder LoveSquad & Peloton Instructor
March 3, 2020
Popping into your feed today with a special live episode of Hurdle, recorded this past weekend at the Olympic marathon trials in Atlanta at the Brooks Hyperion House. For those unfamiliar with how this works, men and women around the country have the opportunity to go to the Olympics, based on their fastest marathon times. For men that’s 2:19:00 and for women, it’s 2:45:00. (Also, half-marathon times of 1:04:00 and 1:13:00 qualify men and women, respectively.) I sit down with three super-humans — Kelly Calway, Allison Macsas, and Dylan Belles — to chat about their road to this epic race. They share their best advice for beginner runners, how they found their fast, and how they incorporate training into their regular routines. Looking for inspiration to lace up? Look no further. A huge thanks to Brooks for hosting us! SOCIAL @allison_wanders @wikigazelle @runlikedylan @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast @brooksrunning
March 2, 2020
After googling “wellness Southern California” Megan Monahan found herself at a weeklong program at the Chopra Center that awakened her spirit and saved her life. In episode 97, we chat about how studying meditation under the famous Deepak Chopra has positively influenced her in so many ways, including enabling her to forgive her father — who struggled with alcoholism — before he passed in 2013. Megan tells me about leaving a job in the music industry and Los Angeles for San Diego to work at the Chopra Center for 2 1/2 years, and what it was like to return to LA and take a leap of faith to teach meditation full time. She offers up simple strategies to incorporate the practice into your every day, debunks myths about what meditation is versus what it is not, and we also dive into both of our personal relationships with therapy and how it has positively impacted us both for the better. SOCIAL @megmonahan @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Don’t Hate, Meditate!: 5 East Practices to Get You Through the Hard Sh*t
February 26, 2020
In a perfect world, a lot of us would choose to avoid confrontation at all costs. Reality check: Tough conversations aren’t ideal, but there’s always growth on the other side of adversity. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I’m highlighting four strategies I use to navigate rough dialogues, and offer up the best piece of advice I’ve been given over the past few years. Plus: A necessary reminder on what it means when someone approaches a situation with unshakeable negativity, and how to best greet that person with grace. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
February 24, 2020
For those of you who feel like you just don’t understand CBD at all, this episode should fix that. For today’s show, I'm chatting with Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, the co-founders of Beam, a company that makes CBD products for wellness, rest, and athletic recovery. Both former pro athletes, Matt and Kevin have similar stories about unexpectedly departing from their sports, Matt with hockey and Kevin as a pitcher for the White Sox. For episode 96, we talk through the hard times that followed that — both of them feeling a bit lost and unsure of how to pivot to the next chapter. We also talk about how the once-college acquaintances became best friends and ultimately, business partners. These guys are hilarious, their enthusiasm is contagious, and their stories will motivate you to get up, get out, and push your comfort zone. SOCIAL @beam @mattlombardi24 @moranimal34 @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Beet Elite | My new muscular endurance secret sauce. Exclusive offer for Hurdle listeners! Go to livehuman.com/hurdle and get 20% off your first purchase, no code necessary. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Get your #thelaceup on! Tag @emilyabbate and @hurdlepodcast if you’re doing #thelaceup in your Instagram story this week for a chance to win a 20-pack of Athletic Greens
February 19, 2020
It didn’t hit me until about an hour into last week’s Miami Half Marathon: I wasn’t paying attention to anything around me. I wasn’t taking in the experience. Instead, I was so in my head, worrying about paces and a potential outcome, missing out of the real point of taking on this challenge in a faraway city. An interaction with another runner made me remember the importance of being where my feet are. This week, I’m tackling the important subject of “presence” for #hurdlemoment. Because really, showing up is important and a great first step, but if you’re not aware of you’re surroundings and open — you may miss out on the best takeaways. That's an opportunity that's too good to pass up. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
February 18, 2020
There is nothing easy about the road to Tokyo for “400M Diva” Natasha Hastings. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, the sprinter recently celebrated another major, magical milestone: Becoming a mom. In episode 95, I sit down with Natasha at the Under Armour Human Performance Summit at their Baltimore headquarters. To say that I’m in awe of her strength, determination, and power would be a total understatement. She talks to me about a few #hurdlemoments in her career that made her realize that she had to squash negative thoughts to reach her full potential, and how working with a sports psychologist helped her get through that. She also shares what it was like to stand on the podium at the Games in 2016 and — fast forward to now — hit the track for the first time post-baby. Bonus: 5-month-old Liam joined in on our interview (fun fact: at one point she was both podcasting AND breastfeeding, because she’s a champ). This one’s full of inspiration you won’t want to miss. SOCIAL @natashahastings @400mdivacollection @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
February 12, 2020
So, this is a vulnerable one. We meet again, Valentine's Day. Whether you're attached or not this year, there's something I can't stress enough: No other person can fill the void if you don't love yourself. It's called self-love for a reason, right? It starts with you. Today, I'm finally writing myself a letter that I should've written long ago. Today, I'm encouraging you to write one, too, to take note of the things that you appreciate about yourself — from strong personality traits to physical characteristics. You are worthy. Today — and every day going forward — I'm working hard to remind myself of that. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
February 10, 2020
Growing up in the Chicago area, Neen Williams knew from a young age that skate was his calling. Moving to Los Angeles on a whim to embrace his passions after dropping out of high school, Williams recalls a life where skate and partying were intertwined. In episode 94, Williams opens up to me about the #hurdlemoment involving a trick gone wrong and an ACL tear that changed his life forever. Now five years sober, Williams says he’s in the best mental and physical shape of his life — as he’s shifted his focus and prioritized his well-being. We chat about what that looks like on today’s pod, as well as his new spice business called — seriously — and the great things have come from his choice to invest in his own potential and open up to a greater community on social media. SOCIAL @neenwilliams @nadcoffical @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. LinkedIn Jobs | Find the right person for your business TODAY with LinkedIn Jobs. Get $50 off your first job post by visiting linkedin.com/hurdle, no code necessary.
February 5, 2020
New York (4). Boston. Chicago. Dublin. Hartford. I’ve run eight marathons now, but there was a time that I could barely run a mile — nevertheless 26.2 continuously. I’m an entirely different person now than when I started in 2013. Today, I’m recapping eight valuable lessons I learned over the past seven years of marathoning, applicable to everyone — whether you’re a runner or not. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE #HURDLEMOMENT: What You Need to Know for Race Day with Robin Arzon Episode 27: Kirsty Godso, Nike master trainer #HURDLEMOMENT: What Should I Eat for Race Day? Runners of NYC podcast #HURDLEMOMENT: How to Start & Stay Running SOCIAL @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast
February 3, 2020
Open your bedroom closet. You most likely have a pair of shoes from one of the many companies that Wendy Yang has worked at. Now the president of HOKA One One, Sanuk, and Teva, to say that Wendy’s career path is impressive would be an understatement. In episode 93, I sit down with the New England native to talk about everything from her upbringing as the daughter of a major league baseball player to what it was like traveling the globe as a professional tennis player. Wendy talks to me about the challenges of being a strong female in a male dominated industry, and of course we cover the ins and outs of HOKA's signature mega cushioned sneakers. SOCIAL @hokaoneone @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
January 29, 2020
It's been a tough week. A thought-provoking week. Today, I'm reflecting on all sorts of ~feelings~ and asking an important question: What is it that you want your legacy to be, and what can you do with the time that you have to make a lasting impact? You don’t need to be an elite athlete, top CEO, or hold some sort of world record to make your mark. OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Episode 54, Leila Janah, CEO Samasource & LXMI
January 27, 2020
Will Ahmed thrived as a college athlete at Harvard. But at least once a season, the top squash player would work so hard that he’d dabble in overtraining, seeing mono-like symptoms that dramatically effected his performance and body. In episode 92, the WHOOP founder and CEO talks about his inspiration for creating the wrist-worn heart rate monitor, and how he took it from an unwearable device the size of a shoe box to a strap worn by everyone from top athletes to average Joes (myself included). We chat about how he handled the negative criticisms as a young entrepreneur — including a daily meditation process, and why it’s important to avoid a fear of failure. SOCIAL @willahmed @whoop @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
January 22, 2020
Ask and you will receive. “What sneakers should I buy?” is one of the most popular questions I get over email or in my DMs. Fun fact: There is no Goldilocks running sneaker that every single person should get, ASAP. However, there are a slew of popular mistakes that many consumers make when purchasing their next pair. I dive into what you need to know about purchasing your best pick, from sizing tips to science-backed suggestions. Plus: I reveal some of the go-to styles that I wear on the regular. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
January 21, 2020
Ashwagandha. Rehmannia. Maca. Pearl Extract. Try to say some of the ingredients on a Moon Juice label, and you may wonder if you’re speaking a foreign language. But in her 20s, the frequently used adaptogens were part of the all-natural puzzle that helped to heal Amanda Chantal Bacon of an autoimmune condition — inspiring her to create the cult-favorite brand. What started as a stand-alone fresh pressed juice bar in Venice back in 2011 is now a global holistic company, selling everything from medicinal mushroom, herb, and mineral dusts to skin care essentials everywhere from Sephora to Nordstrom. In episode 91, Amanda talks to me about what caused her to stop eating gluten at age 5 and what life was like during her teenage years as a New Yorker, traveling abroad to Italy, and culinary school in Vermont. She also tells me about the situation surrounding that first Los Angeles shop, and the science that stands behind the products she’s selling that helps her shut out the non-believers. To anyone that’s ever had a gut feeling about doing something because it just feels right, this episode is for you. SOCIAL @amandachantalbacon @moonjuice @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast  OFFERS Daily Harvest | Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code “HURDLE25” at checkout to get $25 dollars off your first box. Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
January 15, 2020
I am valuable. I am important. Today, we’re practicing affirmations and working through a few exercises that reinforce your sense of self-worth. This week’s #hurdlemoment hinges on a quote that I read not all that long ago: “Don’t beg people to sit at the table with you.” Plain and simple: We all deserve to feel worthy, and today I’m chatting about how to better invest your time in the scenarios and individuals that build you up. Because once you own your worth, you're ready to vibrate at a higher frequency. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Beam | Head to beamtlc.com to get 15 percent off your purchase using the code “HURDLE” at checkout.
January 13, 2020
Season two, episode one! Latoya Shauntay Snell calls herself a “recovering self defeatist.” Today, she’s thriving as a freelance chef, sponsored athlete, and writer. In episode 90, the Brooklyn native tells me about how she found a life drenched in sweat, leaving behind her days as an alcoholic in favor of running. We also chat about what it was like when she became viral sensation after speaking out against hecklers at the 2017 New York City Marathon, running through the emotional pain of multiple miscarriages, and how she handles unwelcome criticism that comes with being such a public person. SOCIAL @iamlshauntay @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary.
January 1, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HURDLE! Two years ago, Hurdle hit iTunes. In this combo anniversary/new year's episode, I’m giddily recapping eight of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from the past 365 days behind the microphone, including some gems from fan-favorites including Joe Holder, Dorothy Beal, Tia-Claire Toomey, and more. A huge, huge thank you to all of the listeners, guests, and everyone else who helped to make my second year as a podcaster one for the charts (literally). SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate 
December 30, 2019
Take a quick peak at Robin Arzon’s Instagram, @robinnyc. It’s hard to imagine a time when activity wasn’t a part of her everyday life. After a near-death experience at age 20 when Arzon was held hostage at gunpoint in New York City’s East Village, she leaned into movement and running for the first time to help her process the trauma. Soon enough, the then-lawyer turned away from her conventional 9-to-5 with hopes to turn her passion for sweat into her career. That’s when she found Peloton. Today, she’s the brand’s Vice President of Fitness Programing and Head Instructor, also author of the 2016 book Shut Up and Run, and a 26-time marathoner. In this repost of episode 28, the Adidas global brand ambassador gets honest about how tough times have shaped her perspective and helped her home in on her inner swagger. She also offers essential, actionable advice for runners of all levels on race day best practices and tips on how to take their stride to a whole new level. SOCIAL @robinnyc @onepeloton @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
December 23, 2019
A Christmas morning car accident was the #hurdlemoment that changed Andy Puddicombe’s life forever. Looking to process sudden loss, he went to Asia to study as a Buddhist monk. After 10 years of practice, Puddicombe wanted to help others understand the benefits of meditation. That’s when he met co-founder Rich Pierson, and Headspace was born. What once started as an events company, Headspace now has more than 30 million users and 1 million paid subscribers. In episode 30, we dive into the endless benefits of meditation, how to shift our perspective on failure in life, the exciting newly developed Headspace Health programming coming in 2020, and finish things off with an easy, quick meditation perfect for beginners. SOCIAL @headspace @andypuddicombe @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
December 18, 2019
I did something last week that really made me think. This is that thing. In today's #hurdlemoment, I'm chatting all about what I'm letting go of in the new year. After you listen to this episode, hit me up on Instagram @emilyabbate or @hurdlepodcast, and share with me what it is that you want to release in 2020. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
December 16, 2019
Sit down next to Katie Sturino, and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve got a new best friend. The body positivity advocate, Megababe founder, and creator of the blog The 12ish Style has a way about her that’s entirely charming, which is no wonder why 419K people are following her on social media. In episode 87, we chat about the divorce #hurdlemoment from a few years ago that lead to a life-changing weight gain. Sturino tells me about how the extra pounds made her feel more like herself, comfortable in her own body, and eventually lead her to start the #makemysize movement. We also chat about how Megababe came to be, what excites her right now and for the new year ahead, and what really goes down in the DMs. SOCIAL @katiesturino @dogmeetsworld @megababe @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
December 11, 2019
I ask it to my guests week after week, and for this episode — I'm answering the question myself. The idea came from a lot of time spent reflecting on a recent trip away in Hawaii. TBH, the question provokes a lot of feelings, and makes me realize that I'm just a woman trying to her best self every single day. The goal for this week's #hurdlemoment? To be honest, and to encourage you to be honest, too. After listening, try the exercise I talk about today yourself, and then share with me on Instagram how it makes you feel. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
December 9, 2019
I could listen to Knox Robinson talk for a while, which is no wonder why this is my longest Hurdle to date. The Brooklyn resident writer and runner has his fair share of how-did-that-even-happen stories, from his days logging miles in Ethiopia with Mo Farah and running with Eliud Kipchoge in Kenya to heading up Fader Magazine and writing Kanye West’s first cover article. Upon sitting down with the father-of-two and run coach, I saw a whole other side of him that perhaps his 27.6K Instagram followers don’t often catch. In episode 86, the Nike+ Run Club founding coach talks to me about his beginnings as a runner growing up in San Diego, and how his passions landed him running at a collegiate level at Wake Forest. He gets really honest about the #hurdlemoment that made him quit the sport for 10+ years, and the life-changing event that reunited him with his biggest passion. We talk about everything from impossible training tactics and what it felt like to be one of the top 100 male finishers in the NYC Marathon (twice) to his best advice for anyone new to lacing up. SOCIAL @firstrun @blackrosesnyc @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
December 4, 2019
It's the holidays, which means a whole lot of festivities (wahoo!). With festivities, come food, drink, and a shift in your typical routine. Listen, this stuff comes around once a year. And while you certainly don't need to go for a run or work out to "earn" a meal (I'll take seconds of apple pie, please), it's OK to admit that when you may have overindulged a little bit. Maybe you're already there. Maybe not. Regardless, I'm here to tell you it's OK to want to feel better post-celebrations. There's nothing wrong with admitting you're excited to get back to your early morning sweat sessions or post-work yoga classes. In today's #HURDLEMOMENT, I'm helping you out with some actionable strategies on how to get back to a place where you feel better — because that's what's important. I offer up the tips that have worked for me in the past, with hopes that you feel less alone If you're hoping to make a shift. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
December 2, 2019
The biggest lesson I was reminded of talking to The North Face’s Vice President of Global Product Kelly Cortina? You have to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help others. That, and there’s true value in being vulnerable. Excited to bring you my conversation with the Connecticut native in episode 85 of Hurdle, where she gives me the lowdown on her career path — starting at Abercrombie & Fitch and making her way to TNF. We talk about the difficult #hurdlemoment of relocating her family (including her two little boys) not once, but twice, within one year, and how she manages to give back to herself when she feels super alone or stressed. Plus, she talks about what it’s like to be one of the few women in a management position at TNF, and what she hopes to instill in her team as they brave this new chapter in the Mile High City. SOCIAL @thenorthface @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
November 27, 2019
It's chilly out there! On today's #hurdlemoment, I'm dishing with Nike+ run coach Jes Woods about how to best-handle running come the cooler months. We talk about everything from best practices to what you should be wearing (plus—what you shouldn't), as well as when is the appropriate time to trade in outdoor miles for a date with the tread. Plus, our top gear picks! SOCIAL @jeslynnyc @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE The North Face Futurelight Jacket Lululemon Down for It All Vest Lululemon Flurry Up Tight Nike Pegasus Shield Rapha Cycling Gloves Runner's World "What to Wear Running" Calculator
November 25, 2019
This was some of the most fun I’ve had recording an episode of Hurdle. This week, I’m sitting down with Brendan Dunne, a Deputy Editor at Complex, co-host of the wildly popular weekly talk show Full Size Run, and a good friend of mine. In episode 84, he tells me how he managed to make a career creating content about sneakers (he’s got 60 pairs alone at his desk, nevertheless his Brooklyn apartment). We also chat about the circumstances that inspired him to lace up and become a runner, and how falling in love with the sport changed his life for the better. Recently adding “marathoner “ to his resume, Dunne shares with me his biggest takeaways from his first 26.2 as well as why he’s super proud of his race despite it not going as planned. And no, this episode is NOT sponsored by Nike, but it’s safe to say he mentions the Swoosh at least 20 times throughout our session. SOCIAL @brendandunne @fullsizerunshow @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Music and Strategy (MAS)  | Huge thank you to my friends at MAS for the studio space. Give them a peak over on Instagram. Strong New York | Local to New York City? Get your tickets for the December 15 fitness festival here.
November 20, 2019
This feels awkward. But, it also feels necessary. In today's #hurdlemoment., I'm talking about something that a lot of people don't want to, and that's mental health. Just over a month ago, at age 31, I finally started going to speak to a therapist. It's without-a-doubt, the biggest investment (financially, for sure) that I've ever made in myself, and it feels really really special. I give you the lowdown on what took me so long, how I found the right practitioner for me, and the awakening piece of advice that she gave me in my first session that I'll carry with me forever. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
November 18, 2019
Nina Williams didn’t exactly have a smooth start to her climbing career. At age 13, she felt an intense, overwhelming pressure to win. That, plus a lack of confidence, lead her to cheat in a series of climbing competitions. She reflects on the #hurdlemoment of getting caught as “lucky,” saying that she wouldn't be the climber she is today if she had stayed in that dark place. In episode 83, the fan of highball bouldering talks about how she moved forward and the beautiful lessons she learned about self-doubt and failure in the process. We also chat about how she musters up the courage to climb 40- and 50-foot rocks without a rope, how climbing grades work, and the admirable way she shoves fear to the side to overcome big challenges. Huge thanks to The North Face for connecting us! SOCIAL @sheneenagins @thenorthface @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
November 13, 2019
Robin Arzon. Jaclyn Johnson. Lauren Abedini. D’ana Nuñez. To say that these four women are inspirational would be a total understatement. If you’re in a rut. If you’re in the middle of trying to make a big decision. If you’re starting something new. Maybe, you’re just commuting on the subway. Wherever you happen to be when you listen to this episode, prepare to be motivated. I sat down with these four ladies with the help of ROAR Organic to chat all things bossing up. We chat about everything from how they got their starts to the importance of networking; their best tips for aspiring entrepreneurs and overcoming major challenges. This is an episode you don’t want to miss, and definitely share it with a friend. SOCIAL @roarorganic @robinnyc @jaclynrjohnson @iamkittens @itscovl MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE | Roar Organic
November 11, 2019
“The relationship you have with yourself is the longest relationship you’ll ever have; make it a good one.” To say this episode with runner Dorothy Beal is special would be a total understatement. With more than 75,000 people following along with her day-to-day body positive insights on Instagram as @mileposts, it’s difficult for the Virginia-born RRCA and USATF-certified run coach to remember a time when the sport wasn’t a part of her everyday life. In episode 82, the mother of three talks to me about the #hurdlemoment she went through during her junior year of college, where she realized that social anxiety and an affinity for drinking were contributing to weight gain and a negative self-image. After braving the scale and seeing a number that frightened her, she had a heart-to-heart with her parents who offered to help her get healthy and foot the bill on some essentials, like a nice pair of shoes and fees for a local road race. After that? In 2003 she ran her first marathon, and now at 44 total — the sport has forever changed her for the better. We talk about the moment she started blogging about her journey at mile-posts.com, the rise of @ihavearunnersbody and #irunthisbody, and how her community impacts her on the regular. Beal gets super honest about her toughest days, and offers up helpful advice for running newbies and veterans alike. SOCIAL @mileposts @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
November 6, 2019
Well this was pretty fun! Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down live with three other female rockstar podcasters, including Tina Muir (Running for Real), Angie Spencer (Marathon Training Academy), and Carrie Tollefson (C Tolle Run). We shared a slew of laughs and chatted all things podcasting and marathoning, how we got in to both, and the myriad of lessons we've picked up along the way on everything from racing nutrition to how to handle total "failures." Huge thanks to UCAN for bringing us together in honor of the New York City Marathon. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @tinamuir88 @marathonacademy @carrie_tollefson @genucan OFFERS UCAN | Hurdlers save 15% on your order with code "HURDLE" at generationucan.com/shop; Check out the starter packs if you've never tried UCAN!
November 4, 2019
Spoiler alert: This may be one of my favorite episodes to date. When Charlie Dark (@daddydarkrdc) started running, he was in a bad place. Dropped by his record label, the DJ and poet was teaching a poetry and creative writing class in east London and had recently lost a friend of his. It began under the cover of darkness. Between 1 and 3 a.m., he’d leave the recording studio in the early hours of the morning and run home. “I didn’t want anyone to see me. I didn’t need anyone to watch me fail.” Within a year’s time, he had shared his love for the sport with friends. Every Friday night, they’d link up to run a single mile. Soon after this #hurdlemoment, Run Dem Crew was born. Currently at more than 500 strong, Dark says that co-founding the collective gave him new purpose. “We’re changing lives.” In episode 81 — recorded live at the Lululemon Re:Pair Lab — we’re chatting everything from how to defeat imposter syndrome to the highs and lows of conquering the marathon distance. Plus, following your true passion and the power of running culture. SOCIAL @daddydarkrdc @run.dem.crew @lululemon @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
October 30, 2019
Let's. GO! Would you expect anything else from me this week? I've run it four times, after all. In today's #hurdlemoment, I'm offering up some tricks to tackling the November 3 #NYCMarathon. From how to handle the starting village to whether or not runners should really be freaking out about the hills — this is the rundown you've been waiting for. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
October 28, 2019
“Call me G,” was the first thing Gilad Jacobs told me when I met him, and that’s pretty indicative of the kind of guy he is. Personable. Friendly. Also — hardworking. For almost eight years now, Jacobs has been the CEO of Boston-based recovery favorite NormaTec — best known for their Pulse 2.0 Recovery system, which hooks up to the big compression boots you see everywhere from NFL sidelines to the local physical therapist’s office. In episode 80, he talks to me about his late mother — an MD and bio engineer who started the company — and the special relationship they had. He gets honest about the #hurdlemoment of losing her, and how that changed his life forever both personally and professionally. We also touch on things like navigating being “not-so popular,” and — of course — the benefits of compression. SOCIAL @ntrecovery @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. EVENTS Live Hurdle with Charlie Dark, October 30, 2019 [link] UCAN Marathon Stories, November 1, 2019 [link]
October 23, 2019
Now what? It’s the inevitable question we all ask ourselves after we complete any race — whether it’s a 5K or a marathon. Often times, crossing that finish line is a gateway to all sorts of feelings, many of them difficult to handle. In today’s #hurdlemoment, I talk about what I call the “post-marathon blues” (PMB). Those hard-to-handle emotions that come once you’ve tackled your big crazy goal, often associated sentences like “I can’t stop eating” and “I feel like I have no purpose now.” I touch on different strategies you can use to manage PMB, and the best way to proceed to come out on the other side a more productive, happier person. SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
October 21, 2019
Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, is a breath of fresh air. The registered dietician and founder of The Well Necessities shoots it straight and isn’t afraid to speak candidly about the journey that’s brought her to where she is today. In episode 79, she opens up about dealing with disordered eating herself when she was younger, and the jarring #hurdlemoment that had her questioning the way she speaks to her audience as a professional. We also chat easy strategies to implement into your regular routine that can clean up your diet, and she offers up essential advice for anyone who’s willing to be open to the masses on social media. SOCIAL @thewellnecessities @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. EVENTS Live Hurdle with Charlie Dark, October 30, 2019 [link] UCAN Marathon Stories, November 1, 2019 [link]
October 16, 2019
I am a 3:28:08 marathoner. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be saying that sentence. In today’s #hurdlemoment — a recap of last weekend’s Chicago Marathon — I give the rundown on how the 21:08 PR happened, from the prep and what I did differently for my eight marathon to how I got my mind right walking to the starting line. I get emotional (surprise) reflecting on the highs and lows of the race, and talk about what’s next for me (plus, what’s not). SOCIAL @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE @mypowerdot @theragun
October 14, 2019
The CrossFit Open is here, which means now is the perfect time to bring you my conversation with Katrin Davidsdottir. The Iceland native got into CrossFit because her mom thought that she’d be good at it. Fast forward two years, and she was already competing on an international stage at the CrossFit Games in 2012. Now, she’s a 2x Games champion, but she’s also had her fair share of hardships along the way. In episode 78, we talk about the single event that changed the course of her career as an athlete — a #hurdlemoment that some may see as a failure, but she viewed otherwise. I praise her for her optimistic, opportunistic attitude, and we talk about how identifying your values is the first step to success in any endeavor. She also shares what she eats in a typical day, as well as the motivational tool she uses to get her through the hardest rep. Huge thanks to Ascent Protein for the connect. SOCIAL @katrintanja @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. HEARD IN THIS EPISODE  Music And Strategy is a creative music company for brands and agencies.
October 9, 2019
What should I eat when I’m training? What about the night before a race? What about DURING? Plain and simple: This episode has been a long time coming. In this week’s #hurdlemoment, I sit down with registered dietitian and nutritionist Keri Glassman. She gives us the lowdown on all the things runners need to know about fuel, touching on topics from carbo-loading to energy gels. Plus: What’s up with people giving up alcohol during training and is that post-race burger and a beer OK? Take a breath; we’ve got you covered. SOCIAL @nutritiouslifeofficial @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate
October 7, 2019
Ariana Grande. Charlie Puth. Jessica Simpson. Harley Pasternak’s lengthy list of celebrity clientele is impressive (total understatement). But long before Pasternak was training A-listers and working with big-name brands like Reebok, Propel, Four Seasons, and more — he thought he wanted to be a doctor. In episode 77, we chat about the frightening experience that made him change his major back in college, and how he started lecturing about performance enhancing substances at just 19 years old. We also talk about something that he really struggled with until recently, and that was intense sugar cravings He tells me about a recent #hurdlemoment involving one-too-many chocolate chip cookies that inspired him to create an essential tool, an all-natural mint called Sweetkick. Trust me: Pasternak’s got a lot of information to give. This is one episode you don’t want to miss. SOCIAL @harleypasternak @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE SweetKick
October 2, 2019
Recovery for many athletes — runners included — is a lot like warming up or cooling down. Most of us know the benefits of it, but many don’t take the time to put in the real work. Fact is, there are a lot of things we can do to give back to our bodies, and doing them can make a major difference. For this week’s #hurdlemoment, I sit down with Dan Giordano, DPT, CSCS, and co-founder of Bespoke Treatments, to chat all things recovery. From foam rolling and percussive therapy to cold water immersion and nutrition, we demystify it all in hopes to give all types of athletes the knowledge they need to rest up and get back out there. Plus, Giordano has some serious thoughts about cryotherapy that you've gotta hear. SOCIAL @dangiordanodpt @bespoketreatments @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE  Bespoke has a lot of great instructional videos for proper movement and foam rolling strategies. Check them out, here.
September 30, 2019
For four years, Brittany Driscoll spent her time learning everything she could from Alli Webb as the vice president of marketing at Drybar, taking the company from $30M to more than $100M. Now, she’s helping launch the brand’s newest concept — Squeeze, the DryBar for massages where treatments cost between $39 and $129, depending on the length of the session, which can run between 20 and 80 minutes. Clearly, she’s passionate about self-care, but she’s also an advocate for overall physical wellbeing. In episode 76, she talks to me about the #hurdlemoment of both her and her husband going through cancer, and how that has influenced her perspective on prioritizing health. We talk about how she managed to make a major career transition while supporting her husband through his cancer battle, and the big lessons she learned along the way that have made her a better partner and executive. We also rap on how often you should get body work and the 27-minute workout she swears by. SOCIAL @britdrisc @squeeze @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout. CHICAGO MARATHON WEEKEND MEET-UP | So excited to see the Chicago-based hurdlers. Come join in for a 5K shakeout and post-run brews on 10/11 at 4:30 p.m. at Lululemon Lincoln Park, sign up by clicking here.
September 25, 2019
This week's #hurdlemoment is a must-hear, regardless of if you're running a race this fall or not. Whether it’s your first or your hundredth, marathon race day gives runners the same nervous butterflies every single time. For today’s episode, I sit down with Robin Arzon, 26-time marathoner, Vice President of Fitness Programming and instructor at Peloton, and author of the New York Times bestseller Shut Up and Run. We rap about everything you need to do to prepare before and ON race day, from the best things you can do the day before you toe the starting line to exactly how much fuel you should be taking in along the 26.2 miles. This RRCA-certified running coach and marathon veteran has the tips you need to successfully conquer 26.2 miles, then bring that same swagger along with you in everyday life. SOCIAL @robinnyc @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE WOLACO | New York local? Click to be kept in the loop on WOLACO Wednesday, their weekly free workout series. WOLACO Women is also releasing some fun new stuff in October. Click this link get 15 percent off your purchase on launch day!
September 23, 2019
To describe Ally Love with the word “boss” would be an understatement. She is a do-it-all kind of woman: The in-arena host for the Brooklyn Nets, founder of LoveSquad, Adidas global ambassador, and Peloton instructor (among other talents). In episode 75, she tells me all about the #hurdlemoment which framed her “I can” mindset: A horrifying car accident at age nine which landed her in critical condition with a broken femur. We talk about how she came back from the unthinkable, rising up as a dancer and making her mark on New York City. She tells me about how she discovered her voice with the help of hosting classes, the three books she read that helped to guide her in her career, and the unexpected text message that landed her in the saddle at Peloton. If you’re looking for a little motivation to go after you passions, look no further — Ally is a ball of energy and she wants to empower you to be everything you dream of and more. SOCIAL @allymisslove @onepeloton @hurdlepodcast @emilyabbate OFFERS Athletic Greens | Head to athleticgreens.com/hurdle to get 20 free travel packs ($79 value) with your first purchase, no code necessary. WHOOP | Head to whoop.com to get a free WHOOP band plus 15 percent off any membership by entering the code "hurdle" at checkout.
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