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Health, fitness, running, weight loss... it doesn't have to be hard! Take it from a guy who's been there and "gets it" - your host, Darrell McTague. Having lost 130 lbs and finished ULTRAmarathons, he's learned it all the hard way so you don't have to.

Mar 23, 2017

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There are more ways to triumph than weight loss.


There's a concept in the fitness world, which I have talked about many times... called "non-scale victories". Often times the scale might not move as much as we'd like and we get discouraged. Times like those it's important to celebrate the non-scale victories, like "hey, that shirt fits great now!" or "I finished a 5K!" or "wow, I just finished the Spartan Ultra Beast at Mt. Killington!"

Ok... some people are more extreme than others.

My guest for Episode 30 of the podcast is a True Triumph in all senses of the word. This guy took charge, picked himself up out of a situation that was hazardous to his health, and got it together. First... for his kids... then... for himself... and after that? Well... now he's shepherding his crew towards THEIR big non-scale victory.

Mike is the kind of guy we should all strive to be. Check out his story, share it with a friend, and let's show the world how to #LiveLifeLimitless!

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What's in this episode:

  • Thanks for the support on the career move!
  • So much to do!
  • Sickness? More like "suck-ness"
  • Caffeine & the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Sleep
  • The coming days
  • Our guest - Mike Collins!
    • health concerns
    • trials & tribulations of finding the right gym
    • match made in heaven
    • becoming a trainer
    • obstacle course racing & the Ultra Beast
    • bringing others to the mountain-top
    • getting... pulled off the race course?

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