Living in a place like Jackson, WY you find your daily quick and dirty adventures that are equivalent to the city slickers daily hour gym session. Whether it's a run up the town hill, a boot pack up Teton Pass or a mountain bike on the town trails - our perspective is slightly different on "daily exercise" than most.
While the view never sucks, I always need my earbuds in to help give me that little extra motivation. Rihanna, Beyonce or whoever it may be, has always seemed to help me get to the top and to the beer faster.
However, lately I'm on a new kick.
I know, I know, talk radio has been around forever, but with Podcasts exploding right now there are episodes and stations available for just about any niche interest. I put on an hour long podcast and get so engrossed I forget I'm even exercising - the worst is when you get to the top before the podcast is over and you feel like you want to walk down a bit just so you can finish that episode!
Here is what I've been listening to...
From the creators of This American Life, Sarah Koenig narrates one, rue, story a season. Each episode is gripping- telling one characters side, their witnesses sides and it's up to you to decide which side you will take. There are two available seasons - Season two is currently being released weekly.
Yup- the title says it all. Random facts of life, history, pop culture - you name it. This is the stuff you should know.
Friend and North Face Athlete, Hadley Hammer, speaks with the world's best female athletes who have dedicated their lives to niche sports. Basically she asks all the questions I would want to ask to my heroes in outdoor adventure.
For creative entrepreneurs - a real kick in the pants for me to motivate because it isn't easy but if it doable if you do the work.
Halley from Evolve + Succeed does short blurbs on how to deal as an entrepreneur. Sometimes you need motivation to sit at your desk and get your sh*t done --- or to just sit on the couch in your PJ's, whatever works.