Note: This episode includes explicit content including profanity and body language terminology that may be considered inappropriate in a public setting or around children. Use your own discretion when listening.
Meet two barrier-breakers who have this little thing called MOMENTUM. Latoya Snell aka Running Fat Chef & Mirna Valerio aka The Mirnavator are champions of health and fitness in their chosen sports. They have both gravitated to the world of endurance sports, specifically ultrarunning, obstacle racing and anything that pushes them out of their comfort zones. Here’s why they stand out. They are women (fewer women participate in these sports). They are black (the black population is not well-represented in endurance sports in the USA). They are plus size athletes. The latter is what often turns people’s heads and makes them think twice about what they are actually capable of.
They have both become symbols of “what could be” for many people who struggle to see beyond the edge of the couch due to their life circumstances. They have also both been criticized and heckled and told they should just give up. Yet they keep pushing their perceived boundaries and proving that they CAN, not the other way around.
Today we have a rousing conversation about:
- How we’re all nuts
- Pushing boundaries
- Being afraid of our own success
- How people project their fears on others
- Weight loss
- The mental side of conquering barriers
- Embracing the suck
- Lady problems
- Chafing in areas you didn’t know you had
This episode is fun, deep and raunchy. Everything you need to get you through your long run. Plus you get TWO final nuggets to ponder, so be sure to listen to the end! As always, please forward this episode to a friend who needs it and take a moment to write a review wherever you listen to podcasts! All right then, you know what time it is! It’s time to get out there and Run This World! Have a great workout and I’ll see you next week!