“We all have stories. We can all dare to dream. We all have the ability to make a difference. We can all embark on the journey to find our feet.”
There are so many extraordinary people achieving outside of the ordinary. From athletes to artists, adventurers to entrepreneurs, scientists to everyday people embarking on huge adventures. However, it is not what they achieve that fascinates me, but rather, how they achieve such excellence.
Through my Find Your Feet Podcast, I want to pull back layer upon layer to find out what drives these members of our community who are striving hard to find their feet & live a rich, purposeful life. I want to help their powerful messages and stories to be heard so that they can continue to make a ripple… or potentially even a splash!
I hope that through sharing their journeys and an insight into what makes them tick, we can provide an avenue for your own self-exploration for a meaningful life filled with excellence, in whatever that field may be. Because ultimately, I just hope that these inspiring individuals can help us all to progress one step closer to finding our feet as people, and in whatever dreams we dare to dream.
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#1 RUNNING MARATHONS ON MARS WITH PAULO DESOUZA
n internationally recognised scientist who has recently discovered ultra running. This conversation is about being the absolute best that you can be, while at the same time not beating yourself up if you fail along the way. It’s about making mistakes but ensuring that you learn from them.
#4 FUELLING YOUR INTENTIONS WITH DARRYL GRIFFITHS
Darryl is the founder of Shotz Sports Nutrition and author of Sweat.Think.Go Faster. He has worked with the world's top athletes and inspired us to explore not just sport nutrition but better ways of doing business and living our personal lives with intention
#5 RUNNING WITH NEW INSIGHTS
WITH HANNY ALLSTON
Turning 30! There is a lot more to Hanny than just running though as you will see with this conversation. I hope this podcast shows someone with an incredible character and drive that has led to multiple outstanding achievements, while maintaining a humble personality.
#7 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POTENTIAL WITH DR. JEREMY ADAMS
We discuss why Jeremy wants to remove the ‘mental’ and simply include it within overall health, performance, why we’re so hard on ourselves, motivation, social media, work/life/training balance, our brains and how they are wired to work, the dark side of performance and much, much more.
#9 HOLISTIC AND HORMAL HEALTH
WITH DR. SALLY CHAPMAN
Sally has worked in the medical world since her graduation in 1989. With ongoing research and continual learning, she has expanded her practice to include a holistic approach to health after conventional medicine failed to answer all of her questions. .
#11 LISTENING TO YOUR EMOTIONS WITH DR. CLIVE STACK
"To achieve your best, it is valuable to learn to listen to yourself because those emotions will guide you the best to the path that best suits you and that you are going to enjoy the most, that you are going to be the best at. So, everyone has a talent. EVERYONE has a talent, everyone has an ability.".
#12 FROM SEAS TO SUMMIT
WITH TIM MACARTNEY-SNAPE
“One has to be mindful of one’s insecurities. All of us are insecure to varying degrees. That can lead us, especially men, to be egotistical. We all have egos. We have to be mindful of letting the ego become too dominant because it can become an unstoppable force. For me, nature has always been a restorative thing in that regard, it had brought me down to earth.”
#13 HUNTING FOR THE TASMANIAN THYLACINE WITH COL BAILEY
Author of Tiger Tales, Shadow of the Thylacine and Lure of the Thylacine, Col is a respected and well known supporter of the Thylacine's existence. Despite admitting to having seen a Tasmanian Tiger, what makes Col an intriguing person however, is his humble approach to the topic..
#15 THE TRAIL TO UTMB
WITH BROOK MARTIN
"I don’t think that you can do an ultra and not have some points where you’re going to struggle mentally. If you never struggle mentally then potentially you’re not running fast enough because you should be feeling bad at some point. That is how it is. I think what the good guys have learned is how to shorten the period of how bad it goes, control the losses at that point.".
#16 MENTAL HEALTH
WITH BEN HIRST
Coming into connection with Ben through the Find Your Feet store, I was really inspired by his genuine honesty, kindness and willingness to share his struggles with mental illnesses. He harnessed those experiences to help others. It became apparent to me that he had a story that needed to be shared..
#19 BASE TRAINING
WITH HANNY ALLSTON
So, base training! It is the first aspect of physical training that I have included in my Trail Running Guidebook - and for very good reason. The term ‘base training’ feels like a bit of an overkill signpost as to what I am suggesting to build your fitness foundations.
#20 LIFE-LONG ATHLETICISM
WITH JAYN & YETI
There is something really magical about this conversation with Jayn and Yeti. This discussion is a gentle, relaxed insight into their aspirations, approach to training and general relationship as they participate in the senior categories at trail & ultra distance events.
#22 EXPLORING BEYOND THE STAIRWELL WITH CHRIS PRICE
Throughout his own sporting career in stair running and co-founding Stair Running Australia in Melbourne, Chris’ balanced and humble approach to his sporting endeavours whilst achieving impressive results on an international level, is completely inspiring to us.
#26 CLIMBING THE WORLD FOR A LIVING WITH CHARLOTTE & JOSH
It became apparent to me that Charlotte and Josh’s determination extended beyond their personal love for climbing. Throughout their climbing careers, both Charlotte and Josh have actively helped to strengthen the world of climbing on a global level..
#27 OPENING UP ABOUT EATING DISORDERS
WITH THE BUTTERFLY FOUNDATION
The unspoken reality of eating disorders - from my own personal experience, and the perspective of a clinical professional. I facilitated this conversation, wanting to open a window of understanding on the development of eating disorders and how we can best identify and support loved ones who may be grappling with this mental illness.
#28 ADVENTURE & RACE PSYCHOLOGY WITH HANNY ALLSTON
If we do not take the time to recognise what success means to us and understand why we value the adventure, and even when we are physically strong enough, our fears and doubts can overcome our positive psychology to derail our performance.
This conversation will be incredibly useful to anyone interested in adventures, embarking on an upcoming race, or simply wanting to get the most out of their physical passions..
#29 NUTRITION FOR OPTIMAL WELLBEING WITH JULIANA LISBOA
"The more you learn about it, the more you learn that there is no perfect diet. Also, the more you learn that everyone is different and the barriers for that diet that is going to work for them, are very different, and you need to work with them to go around those barriers. As I went along with nutrition that’s when I realised psychology was becoming more and more important in that way.”
#30 AFTER SACRIFICES FOR PERFORMANCE WITH JODIE WILLETT
Jodie Willett has an absolutely incredible backstory as an elite mountain bike rider and adventure racer who entered the competitive sporting world later in life. Our conversation took an in-depth exploration of how Jodie navigated high-level performance - the sacrifices, shortfalls, triumphs and emotional journey..
#31 TAPERING & RACE DAY PSYCHOLOGY WITH HANNY ALLSTON
This episode is very different to previous Find Your Feet Podcast episodes and actually one of the topics that I get asked the most about. In this episode we discuss the physical, mental and emotional strategies around tapering before a peak performance and psychologically how to maximise your enjoyment on the day itself.
#32 ATHLETICISM THROUGH THEORIES OF ECOLOGY WITH LEE BELBIN
One day I received a compassionately crafted email from Lee, sharing his thoughts and feedback on the podcast so far. We started exchanging emails and Lee opened up more and more about his background as an ecologist, his theories on performance and how by combining these two things he had managed to avoid any sporting injury for his entire life.
#33 COMMON TRAIL RUNNING INJURIES WITH HANNY ALLSTON
We went in with an intention to talk about common trail running injuries, specifically overuse injuries and my own personal experience with Achilles tendonitis, however the conversation evolved to discuss injuries on a more holistic scale. How dealing with injuries can catalyse internal personal growth beyond just dealing with the physical pain.
#34 LIVE CURIOUS, LIVE KIND, LIVE GREAT WITH THE JONESYS
Together they are driven to challenge traditional conventions of what it means to ‘settle down’ and prove that adulthood, and parenthood can still be fun. Embarking into the Australian Outback for 90 days and over 1,8000km with their now one-year-old Morgan. This conversation could catalyse you to revaluate your own values and beliefs.
#35 HUMILITY IN ULTRA ENDRUANCE WITH IESTYN LEWIS
“…I don’t think I’ve even been prepared to make single minded sacrifices to get faster… the amount of training to knock off a few seconds… seemed like a big lore of diminishing returns for me…but I always loved the mountains.. and when I got scared of climbing… I drifted back into running…instead of training harder to go faster, I figured it was easier to go longer.”