DB 061: Ultra-Marathoner Charlie Engle On Running The Sahara & Beyond

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This week, we are sharing a live in-person interview that Eva did with Charlie Engle at the Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe a few months ago.  We were generously invited to attend this event by Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race who was on the Dream Big Podcast in Episode 27.    It was incredible to be part of this magical event, and see firsthand what it means to be a Spartan.  While we were there, Eva had the pleasure of meeting Charlie and interviewing him.  And we are thrilled to release the audio from that interview.  You can also see a video clip of part of the interview on our Facebook page here.  Be sure to like us on Facebook while you are at it 🙂  Please note that you may hear some background noise and that is because we were in a media room where other interviews were also taking place.

Charlie is one of the most accomplished ultra-marathon runners & adventure sport specialists in the world.  He has raced in jungles, summited high ranging mountains and volcanoes, and traversed large expanses of deserts through sand storms.  Charlie is also the author of the riveting memoir Running Man. He shares his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking 4500 mile run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction.  He also shares his next adventure, which will be swimming, running, biking and climbing from the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) to Mount Everest (the highest point).  We can’t wait to follow his journey.  This was Eva’s first in-person interview and we’re so glad Charlie made it such a wonderful (and interesting) experience for her.  

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How Charlie discovered his love for running as a child.
  • Charlie explains the meaning of “ultra-marathon.”
  • Why Charlie did not quit during his 4500 mile run across the the Sahara desert.
  • Charlie explains why he would always choose the hard road instead of the easy road.
  • Charlie’s plan to swim, bike, run and climb from the Dead Sea to the top of Mount Everest.
  • Charlie’s hobbies and the things he does for fun.
  • Charlie shares some details about his book, Running Man.
  • Charlie’s advice to his 10-year old self.
  • Charlie’s BIG DREAM for the future.

RESOURCES

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, DATEVITATION

The sponsor of today’s episode is Datevitation.com where you can create a custom love coupon book full of fun activities to do with the ones you love.  We love the selection of over 500+ activity ideas — and Datevitation has great options for books for kids to their parents, for parents to their kids, and for of course the classic romantic book for grown-ups to each other.   They even have an option to upload your photos and you can add your face to the adorable illustration options.  Eva made me a Datevitation book for my birthday last year and it was my favorite gift by far.  We had so much fun doing the activities in the book together and creating lifelong memories.

Special Deal – For our Dream Big community, Datevitation is offering a custom Datevitation book starting at just $15 including free shipping.   That’s $15 for a completely custom gift — including shipping.   You get to pick the cover of your choice, 5 date activities, and can even add your photos to the illustrations.  If you would like to add more than 5 pages, you can do that for $1 each.  Just use the code DREAMBIG at checkout to take advantage of this amazing deal for a limited time only. You can get started here.

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DB 060: Endurance Athlete Sophie Radcliffe On Her “One Life, Live It” Philosophy

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Eva and Olga are thrilled to introduce this week’s guest, Sophie Radcliffe, to our Big Dreamers. Sophie is an endurance athlete, adventurer and blogger. She has run, swam, cycled and climbed her way around the world. Her challenges have grown each time to reach higher or further than before. She is the only person in history to have climbed the highest mountains in the eight Alpine countries and cycled between them, climbing five times the height of Mount Everest in 32 days. She is also a two-time Ironman finisher.  Not too shabby!

Sophie’s philosophy in life is “One Life, Live It” and her life decisions truly embody that way of thinking.  We hope that you enjoy listening to this interview as much as we loved chatting with her.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • What Sophie dreamed of doing as a child.
  • At what point Sophie realized that she needed to quit her office job and start doing what makes her happy.
  • Sophie shares the meaning of her long-time philosophy in life – One Life, Live it.
  • How Sophie deals with the voice in her head that tells her to quit.
  • Sophie shares why it is important to get out of your comfort zone.
  • Sophie shares how her mom and grandmom inspired her to live the life she has now.
  • Sophie shares what her new program, the Youth Empowerment Initiative, is all about.
  • The most unforgettable place Sophie has visited.
  • Sophie’s hobbies and activities she does for fun on a lazy weekend.
  • Sophie’s BIG DREAM for the future.

RESOURCES

SPREADING THE LOVE!

Thank you to our friends who recently helped spread the love about the Dream Big Podcast.  Click the links below to see what they had to say about our show, and get lost in the amazing content throughout their sites 🙂

  • Mojitos & Munchkins – April’s Mojitos & Munchkins focuses on ideas for family fun, tips & tricks of parenting, teacher resources, and yummy recipes. April also likes to throw in printable freebies of activities that can be done as a family.   April is a brilliant writer with an authentic voice, and shares both the excitement and frustration that comes with living as a mom in the trenches of parenting.  Enjoy: Kids Can Do Amazing Things
  • Simply Samantha Bush – Samantha Bush’s wonderful family blog offers invaluable content for moms who work from home and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Samantha is a mompreneur and wellness coach with over 5 years of social media marketing experience.  Enjoy:  “How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR, DATEVITATION

The sponsor of today’s episode is Datevitation.com where you can create a custom love coupon book full of fun activities to do with the ones you love.  We love the selection of over 500+ activity ideas — and Datevitation has great options for books for kids to their parents, for parents to their kids, and for of course the classic romantic book for grown-ups to each other.   They even have an option to upload your photos and you can add your face to the adorable illustration options.  Eva made me a Datevitation book for my birthday last year and it was my favorite gift by far.  We had so much fun doing the activities in the book together and creating lifelong memories.

Special Deal – For our Dream Big community, Datevitation is offering a custom Datevitation book starting at just $15 including free shipping.   That’s $15 for a completely custom gift — including shipping.   You get to pick the cover of your choice, 5 date activities, and can even add your photos to the illustrations.  If you would like to add more than 5 pages, you can do that for $1 each.  Just use the code DREAMBIG at checkout to take advantage of this amazing deal for a limited time only. You can get started here.

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