EP 666: Ultrarunning for Normal People

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Have you ever wondered how conquering rugged trails and embracing the wild can transform not just your physical health, but your entire outlook on life? 

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of nature with Sid Garza-Hillman, acclaimed author of ‘Ultra Running for Normal People.’  Sid unravels the transformative power of trail running, inviting listeners of all athletic backgrounds to explore the boundless beauty of ultra marathons. Discover the art of embracing the slow, the uncomfortable, and the sheer bliss of disconnecting from the digital world to forge a deeper connection with the natural one, and more importantly, with oneself.

Sid’s philosophy extends beyond mere athleticism; it’s about enriching life through the lens of trail running. He shares invaluable insights on the essence of enjoying the journey over obsessing with performance metrics, the wisdom in welcoming rest days, and the art of training with versatility and intuition. Sid delves into the transformative Oxygen Advantage breathwork technique, shedding light on its profound impact on stress management, endurance, and overall well-being.

Beyond the physical and mental benefits trail running offers—such as enhanced fitness, stress relief, and a profound sense of accomplishment—Sid encourages listeners to experience the vibrant community spirit by volunteering at the Mendocino Ultra race. Plus, get a taste of Sid’s unique perspectives on health and well-being on his podcast, ‘What Sid Thinks.’

This episode is not just a conversation; it’s an invitation to embark on a life-changing adventure that promises more than just physical fitness. It offers a pathway to discover one’s true potential, to reconnect with the essence of being, and to experience the unparalleled joy of trail running. Tune in to uncover how trail ultra running is not just an activity, but a gateway to a fuller, more connected life.

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