Laurel interviews her husband, Mike McHargue, a four-time Leadman and two-time titanium man, about racing and sacrifice and suffering and some fun things too. As the Emergency Manager for his county and as a volunteer for Search and Rescue, he has experienced more unusual physical challenges than the average bear. Listen to his philosophy on pushing past self-imposed limits and on the different “types” of fun in the world.
Show Notes with Links:
- Why ultra-racing, and how did it start?
- Bill Block, Frank Sobchek, and adventure racing
- West Virginia 24-hour race (I cried…another story!)
- When short races become “too comfortable”
- Football “Double Days” in high school
- Is racing in the DNA of a person?
- Mike’s piece about why suffering is good, and “How is this fun?”
- Shackleton’s recruiting advertisement for the crew of the Endurance and the Antarctic expedition: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” –Ernest Shackleton.
- Fruita Fat Tire Festival and “the Edge Loop” experience
- Type 1 and Type 2 fun, The Fun Scale (which does include Type 3 fun–no fun at all!)
- The Four Pass Loop experience
- Have we made future generations “soft”?
- Old Rag experience with children
- Can one go too far in pushing physical limits?
- Mike’s hardest 100-mile race, the year the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment lost crew
- Navy SEAL 40% Rule
- Introverts vs extroverts and what you cannot predict
- New Year’s resolutions and starting the day with inspirational YouTube podcast . . . Jocko Willink’s “GOOD” episode
- Mike’s man-crush: Teddy Roosevelt
- We play the Newlywed Game!
- Relationships and when there’s an imbalance in physical abilities
- Episode with David and Jana Zangerle
- Episode with Ken Chlouber
If you enjoy my podcasts, you might enjoy my books!
- Laurel’s Amazon Author page
- Intro/outro voice by Nick McHargue,
Podcast music from Jamendo Royalty Free Music
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