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LHRL® #122- Kent Stoneking
Nov 14
https://youtu.be/90yIf1r0hdY Kent is a walking miracle. Not because he’s the greatest athlete – nothing could be further from the truth. Not because he’s a freak of nature in any particular way. He’s a pretty average guy who’s just blessed. Really…
LHRL® #121- Nugget Johnson
Nov 7
Sam (Nugget) Dababneh got the name “Nugget” from beating a 350-pound man in a chicken nugget eating contest. He has been lifting for 8 years and tried every fad diet known to man. He is currently the morning radio host of “Nugget and Liz In The Morning”…
LHRL #120- Kevin Leathers
Oct 31
https://youtu.be/5_H7jWlOyZM This week we had the pleasure of visiting with our friend Kevin Leathers. Kevin is the head coach and owner of Can’t Stop Endurance and is one of the most well-reputed run coaches in the area. Some of you might remember Kevin…
LHRL® #119- Charlie Graham
Oct 24
https://youtu.be/XnhBupLNHyU A native of Atlanta, Charlie moved to Memphis just over a year ago and quickly adapted to the running community. Finding more than mileage, she began training with Can’t Stop Endurance and found herself on multiple podiums…
LHRL® #118- Scott Hollis
Oct 17
https://youtu.be/FTSiyvCuiaE Scott Hollis is a prominent area attorney and is the principal owner of The Hollis Law Firm in Olive Branch, MS. He is also the attorney for Lift Heavy Run Long® as well as Olive Branch CrossFit. Scott is a rockstar attorney…
LHRL® #117- Melisa Burgess
Oct 9
https://youtu.be/QQfAdCKKnH0 I’ve lived in the Memphis area since I was 20 so I consider this home. I stumbled upon fitness after coming out the darkest times I had ever know. Recovering from addiction was one thing but being left to deal with myself and…
LHRL® #116- Kate Lyman
Oct 3
https://youtu.be/ADnD4wXfxnY Kate Lyman is a nutrition coach, a workout enthusiast, a business owner, and a lover of the outdoors. She started working as a Crossfit coach when she was 17 years old, which led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise…
LHRL® #115- Seth McMurry
Sep 26
https://youtu.be/BvItkBywNac Seth McMurry was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. Soon after graduating high school, he bought his first of many businesses. During his twenties, Seth owned multiple art studios and rental properties and was also…
LHRL® #114- Just the Hosts
Sep 19
https://youtu.be/riWjfOjtgow On this week’s podcast, it was just the four of us. As usual, we got off-topic but managed to have a great time. We spent a great deal of time talking about different races and events that we have coming up but, more…
LHRL® #113- Crystal Landers
Sep 12
https://youtu.be/nSPv5CQ6BI0 Crystal gave up drugs and alcohol in 2009 and decided to pick up a new addiction: all things fitness. Originally just wanting to get off her new sober weight dove into the global gym scene with a trainer and set out to reach…
LHRL® #112- Jeff Brightwell
Sep 5
https://youtu.be/EXKo05BLhFI Jeff Brightwell is a coach and athlete at CrossFit Hit and Run in Memphis. He started CrossFit in the summer of 2012 and has been a member of The CrossFit Games TV Announce team for five seasons calling the Affiliate Cup…
LHRL® #111- Rob Conner
Aug 29
https://youtu.be/r5vJdEnjuC8 Rob Conner, a Memphis native, is a founder and owner of Memphis’’ first CrossFit gym, faction strength and conditioning, home of CrossFit Memphis started in 2007. An OG CrossFitter (you don’t know how good you have it now) who…
LHRL® #110- Bubba Crowder
Aug 22
https://youtu.be/U2YvxPwvZzE Brian “Bubba” Crowder is the Founder and Director of Fund the Nations, a Desoto-County based company that helps people fundraise all over the world by creating awesome t-shirts for them to sell to their audience. He’s been…
LHRL® #109- Gary Cail
Aug 15
https://youtu.be/S8v0ouR2yzY Some of you might remember Gary Cail from Episode #55. Gary was once over 400lbs and could not make the 40minute drive home from work without pulling into his usual parking lots to take a nap. With over 100lbs lost, Gary’s…
LHRL® #108- Brittney Diseroad
Aug 8
https://youtu.be/nPgXPyKbznw Brittney Diseroad (Dice-road) is one of the owners of Olive Branch CrossFit and works full time as a finance manager for TruGreen (lawn care company headquartered in Memphis). Brittney was born and raised in a small town in…
LHRL® #107- Richard McCracken and Molly DuChemin
Aug 1
https://youtu.be/XFVr0lpDwnc Richard McCracken (owner) and Molly DuChemin (co-owner) have always had a passion for Health and Fitness. Richard grew up wrestling. He was a Varsity starter throughout high school and moved on to become a 2x national…
LHRL® #106- Just The Hosts
Jul 18
https://youtu.be/d65ZdTwV_6g This week on the Lift Heavy Run Long® Podcast we did not have a guest. Some of my favorite shows are when it is just the four of us and we get to kind of relax and talk about what is going on with us and the LHRL® Community.…
LHRL® #105- Max Pippa
Jul 11
https://youtu.be/WBDfrE30Zcg Max Pippa has experience in strongman, powerlifting, and general fitness. He began his career in strength sports as a teenager with an interest in strongman. Max’s strongman career culminated in 2009 when he won his ASC Pro…
LHRL® #104- JB Mayer
Jul 4
https://youtu.be/cENC-G7PBXw John Mayer is 51 years old and is a retired U.S. Army Green Beret. John now serves as a Motor Officer, Deputy Sheriff for the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department. John has been a competitive runner and bicyclist his whole life.…
LHRL® #103- Bill Jordan
Jun 27
https://youtu.be/o9ZbZnJkO9k After playing football in High School and College, Bill transitioned to Endurance Sports and has been competing in single and multi-day races across the United States since 1997. Bill currently lives in Germantown, TN with his…
LHRL® #102- David Daugherty
Jun 20
https://youtu.be/4kBKx38HNzs David Daugherty, 42 years old, met his wife in 1991 as a high school freshman and they have been married since 1995. They have 4 children ages 22, 19, 16, and 14- 3 boys and 1 girl, who is the 19-year-old. David has worked in…
LHRL® #101- Karleigh Aldridge & Baylee Taylor
Jun 13
https://youtu.be/zYtJSlOdOIc Karleigh Aldridge is a 19-year-old college sophomore, currently studying elementary education at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Karleigh graduated as a 12 year senior from Olive Branch High school where she was…
LHRL® #100- Matt Heidenreich
Jun 6
https://youtu.be/lv6GKgx7FAs Matt Heidenreich was your typical overweight out of shape corporate middle management schmuck. Standing at 5’5” his 205 lbs were not a flattering feature. At 35 years old he changed his diet and began his attempt at running in…
LHRL® #99- Christian Anto & Julia Ladewski
May 30
https://youtu.be/Vu9BxTG-Iqs Julia Ladewski is one of the few females to be in the strength and conditioning industry and competitive strength sports for 20 years. With a degree in Exercise Science, she is a coach to athletes, women, men, powerlifters,…
LHRL® #98- Gina DeLucia
May 23
https://youtu.be/lDxGktxMTMA Gina DeLucia is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but is currently in Oxford, MS pursuing her education at the University of Mississippi. At just 20 years old she has competed in multiple CrossFit Competitions,…
LHRL® #97- Just the hosts
May 16
https://youtu.be/c4_0KmidIqQ This week it was just Amanda, Swanson, and myself catching up on our most recent races and what we have going on with LHRL®. Doing episodes with justs the hosts is always a fun and relaxed time and we try to do it once a month…
LHRL® #96 with a few of the ladies of OBCF
May 9
https://youtu.be/Spxmif_Hl0E This week Amanda gathered up a few of the ladies from Olive Branch CrossFit and had a discussion on everything from being a younger person trying CrossFit, walking into a gym with no athletic background, attempting a…
LHRL® #95- Angi Ramsey
May 2
https://youtu.be/fE41AnIyK04 Angi Ramsey is the founder and owner of Mid-South Runners. She was not very active in her younger years, but found a love for running in her early 30’s. She discovered that running was a way to escape the everyday stresses of…
LHRL® #94- James Lancaster
Apr 25
https://youtu.be/sHrmPu93n1s When an unexpected turn of events brought native Memphian James Lancaster back home, they became the catalyst for his success as CrossFit competitor, coach, and community influencer who believes strength is built from the…
LHRL #93- Richard McClure and Jordan Carpenter of F3 Fitness
Apr 18
https://youtu.be/HusmB_2MT5U Jordan Carpenter is a husband, father of two, and an attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. He spent six years in the U.S. Army as a psychological operations specialist, deploying to Afghanistan in 2008 and to Iraq in 2009. He is a…
LHRL #92- Annie Gunshow
Apr 11
Annie Gunshow started on her path into fitness by achieving a B.S.s in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science before moving on to get her masters in Exercise Physiology. During her time as a student, she was able to start working with athletes of…
LHRL #91- Brandi Marter
Apr 4
https://youtu.be/XWg6JNWhPXA Brandi Marter is owner/chef at Bedrock Market & Cafe/Bedrock Boombox (the cafe’s food truck) in downtown Memphis. She also continues the online Bedrock Eats and Sweets that has been supplying the Paleo/Primal Memphis market…
LHRL #90- Blake Mashour
Mar 28
https://youtu.be/S6heMiNjCT4 Blake Mashour is a certified athletic trainer by trade and currently studying nursing in Memphis, TN. Blake has been active his entire life but hit a peak of 300 lbs during his senior year of college in 2011. Through the…
LHRL #89- Just the hosts
Mar 21
https://youtu.be/OL3Xe6_lcS8 This episode is just the hosts. We talk about past races, future races, The CrossFit Open, and many things that have no real place on a running and lifting podcast. Part of why I enjoy our podcast so much is because no one…
LHRL #88 with Brown Dudley of Soli Foods
Mar 14
https://youtu.be/9Z13aBGWpVs In March of 2015, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The average age of the person diagnosed with CML is 65. I was 35. I lost so much weight leading up to and throughout…
LHRL #87- David Allen
Mar 7
https://youtu.be/wa4iwjqQ23k David played college football at Delta State University where he got a degree in Exercise Science. He has his CSCS and a CrossFit Level 1 certification as well. Since leaving college, David has trained for and competed in…
LHRL #86- William Albritton
Feb 28
https://youtu.be/0YCWGFQ0Bvg William owns CrossFit Alexandria and runs Out of Box, a social media marketing agency for CrossFit Affiliates. His company has created custom marketing strategies for over 100 affiliates. Over 1,000 affiliates have been…
LHRL #85- Sylamore
Feb 21
https://youtu.be/RjZj_4bJfoA It’s that time of year again. We loaded up the wagons, stocked up on beef jerky, sprees, beer, and cheese dip and headed to Mountain View Arkansas for the Sylamore 50K/25K race. This is always a good time. This was my first…
LHRL #84- Jeff Anglin
Feb 14
https://youtu.be/8-Q9PzRnR28 Jeff Anglin is 27 and lives in Oxford, MS with his wife Callie. When he’s not on the road working as a fire protection sprinkler fitter he is back home training at Maxx Strength and Conditioning. His biggest passion is running…
LHRL #83- Kevin Raney
Feb 7
https://youtu.be/hvUhEykZz5c Kevin Raney lives in Memphis, TN. He is a Professional Engineer and the Principal of Raney Engineering, a conveyor design company. Kevin has been married to his wife Djana for 26 years, and they have two adult daughters, one…
LHRL #82- Shereen and Jon Bienz
Jan 31
https://youtu.be/xVoUAbOCIFY Shereen Bienz has been involved in the CrossFit industry after joining a gym in 2010 because she wanted to impress a guy she met in a bar. Shereen ended up marrying that guy two years later, so she guesses it was a good idea.…
LHRL #81- Dale Sanders “The Grey Beard Adventurer”
Jan 24
https://youtu.be/bScqVpHqt4k Dale Sanders, is a record holder, world-class champion spear fisherman, accomplished photographer, river trailblazer, godfather of river-angels, recreation and parks professional and the oldest person to have solo paddled the…
LHRL #80- Laura Pinckley and the weight loss challenge
Jan 17
https://youtu.be/AJ4TQ-XW8QA This week on the Lift Heavy Run Long® Podcast we had one of my favorite guests, Laura Pinckley, to come on the show and talk to us about a weight0loss challenge that is going on at Olive Branch CrossFit. We have light-hearted…
LHRL #79- Alex Maclin
Jan 10
https://youtu.be/n82tm40aD7s Alex Maclin is an Olympic Weightlifter, coach, and digital marketer from Memphis, TN. Alex began his fitness journey with CrossFit back in 2010, stepping into the gym of Mike Bledsoe and Doug Larson, now of Barbell Shrugged.…
LHRL #78- Lorrie Williams
Dec 27, 2017
https://youtu.be/vYApUL9Nay4 This week on Lift Heavy Run Long® we sit down with a friend who has a unique perspective on the sport of trail running. Lorrie Williams, who has a unique bond with damn near everybody who has ever had a blister while running…
LHRL #77- Von Ralls’ 100Mile Experience
Dec 20, 2017
I finally did it! I ran the big 100. It’s been haunting me in the back of my mind for at least the last 4-5 years. I knew I had to do it, but I just couldn’t ever get my brain wrapped around it. Every time I finished a 50 miler I would say, “There is no…
LHRL #76- Matt Reynolds
Dec 13, 2017
Matt Reynolds lives in Oxford, MS. He is the head coach at Maxx strength and conditioning. Matt is also the founder of Leonidas Barbell, which is a USAW Weightlifting club. He earned an Exercise science degree from University of Mississippi and his…
LHRL #75- Lisa Smith
Dec 6, 2017
https://youtu.be/5wABKZNt2VA Throughout college, Lisa Smith was a heavier and not at all fit. She got into running by the end of college, starting losing weight, and the snowball of fitness that is now her life started rolling. Over the next few years,…
LHRL #74- Kevin Leathers
Nov 22, 2017
https://youtu.be/CZKLEaSxqh0 Kevin Leathers of Can’t Stop Endurance has over ten years of coaching experience. Coach Kevin coaches runners from beginner to advanced. From rookies to marathon champions, we provide personalized coaching to help endurance…
LHRL #73- Johnny Loper
Nov 15, 2017
/div> Johnny “Jay Lo” Loper of Olive Branch, MS has established himself as a fitness expert who recognizes the importance of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Johnny was born in Waynesboro, MS in 1976 and established his love for fitness and conditioning…
LHRL #72- Olaf Schulz
Nov 8, 2017
https://youtu.be/OuWIz_IpcmY Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Olaf Schulz has lived in Memphis for 15 years. Teased for being chubby and out of shape as a child, and lacking any demonstrable athletic prowess in school, he took solace walking or…
LHRL #71- Colleen Johnson
Nov 1, 2017
Cancer Survivor and Ultra-Marathon Runner Colleen Johnson was 57 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive form of endometrial cancer. Her tumor weighed in at 2 pounds, was deeply invasive, and was about the size of a cantaloupe. Her…
LHRL #70- Just the Hosts
Oct 25, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2-uwv1HXtM&feature=youtu.be This week on the Lift Heavy Run Long® Podcast it was just the hosts. Everybody’s favorite cameraman, “Keto” Chris Perry, has been lining us up with some unbelievable guests over the past few…
LHRL #69- Jon Autrey
Oct 18, 2017
Jon Autrey is a 34 year old father of two, native Memphian, avid runner and coach. He started running in 2002 as a way to lose weight (He is a former football player that once weighed 275lbs) and it was the only way to get his Mom’s car if he needed it.…
LHRL™ #68- Sam Renfrow
Oct 11, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMaP_zPXzdg&feature=youtu.be Sam Renfrow is a 49 year old father of three from Ripley, Mississippi. He has been married to his wife, Pamela, for 25 years, and they have three sons. Tyler (21 years old) is a junior at…
LHRL #67- Brian Williams & Sean Hilsdon
Oct 4, 2017
Brian Williams and Sean Hilsdon were our guests on Lift Heavy Run Long® #67. They are organizing a trail race for October of next year, and we discuss what we can expect. I am probably looking forward to this race more than most because I know these guys…
LHRL #66 John Irvine
Sep 27, 2017
https://youtu.be/9BoogkLLLdE John Irvine is this week’s gues on the Lift Heavy Run Long® Podcast #66. John is a native Memphian and owner/operator of Iron Tribe East Memphis and Iron Tribe Germantown. In addition to managing two gyms, he enjoys competing…
LHRL #65- Dale Sanford
Sep 20, 2017
Dale Sanford is Co-Founder of BPC Performance Coaching and has been training athletes of all ages, ability levels, and sporting backgrounds for over 10 years. Early in his coaching career, Dale was a collector of certifications, so he has a lot of fancy…
LHRL #64- Chris Clothier
Sep 13, 2017
https://youtu.be/xuW58Huehz0 Chris Clothier is an entrepreneur, real-estate investor, author, public speaker, runner, and endurance athlete. His first book, The Turn-key Revolution, is set for release in late Fall of 2017. In addition to a successful…
LHRL #63- Tom Herman
Sep 6, 2017
https://youtu.be/ArGrx_Bc9b4 Tom Herman, a coach, Marine, business owner, teacher and mentor joined us in the LHRL this week. He brought with him a couple of his students, Jennifer Panuco and Randall Byrd. Jennifer is a JROTC Mississippi State Champion…
Ladies of LHRL #62
Aug 30, 2017
https://youtu.be/F2KDRTUvevI This week on the Lift heavy Run Long® Podcast, we decided to change things up a little bit. We got rid of the dead weight (the men) and brought in the heavy-hitters (the ladies). This provided a unique and interesting…
LHRL #61- Tony Cowden
Aug 23, 2017
https://youtu.be/jBUp_-R6sSA You will want to tune-in to this one. On episode 61 of the LHRL Podcast we speak with Tony Cowden of Competitive Edge Performance. He is an incredibly tough and rugged endurance athlete with a humble and kind spirit. We could…
LHRL #60- Amy Goode & Hailey Thomas
Aug 16, 2017
https://youtu.be/biAQnlqJS6Q On Episode #60 of the Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast we featured the owners of Memphis Health + Fitness Magazine, Amy Goode and Hailey Thomas. When Amy is not beating the streets looking for the next fitness craze, she enjoys…
LHRL #59- David Lomax
Aug 9, 2017
https://youtu.be/C2ZG4WzZj-k David Lomax is this week’s guest on the LHRL Show Episode #59. David is a native Memphian, who graduated White Station high school in 1995 and went on to play college baseball at Aquinas Junior College and Shelby State. After…
LHRL #58- Will Moore
Aug 2, 2017
https://youtu.be/OrDNngkjni0 Will Moore is a Certified Financial Planner and partner with Memphis based Atkins Capital Management, LLC. Will graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson Tennessee in 1999 and spent the next seven years with Morgan Stanley…
LHRL #57- David Failing
Jul 5, 2017
David Failing is a 31 year old professor of mathematics at Lewis University, near Chicago. Yes, for a brief moment, there were TWO doctors in the LHRL studios. Just a few months after he started running in the fall of 2009, the ultra seed was planted…
LHRL #56- Bill Ferguson
Jun 27, 2017
Being asked to write a short bio is like a short walk down a long trail. How could I possibly brush past everything I might have seen along the way? Instead I need to acknowledge the people the that put me on and keep me on the path. The love of my life…
LHRL #55- Gary Cail
Jun 21, 2017
Gary Cail is 42 years old, been married for 10 years and has a blended family with 8 children, only 3 of which are still at home… all the rest are adults themselves, and moved on and out! Currently, Gary is the Regional General manager for Stanley…
LHRL #54 with Cindy Caudy
Jun 14, 2017
Cindy Caudy wears many hats and has many titles. She’s a fitness professional, personal trainer and nutritionist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NPC bodybuilding competition promoter and judge, national level figure competitor, Physical…
LHRL #53 with Mark Fortune
Jun 7, 2017
Mark Fortune, a Florida native, and member of Olive Branch CrossFit is our guest on this weeks podcast. I have known Mark for about three years and have a playful relationship with him that usually involves poking fun at one another. Mark has been a…
LHRL #52 with Chris Hope
May 31, 2017
Christopher B. Hope Founder of the Chris Hope Foundation Christopher B. Hope, a lifelong Memphian was blessed with a vision to help families with a child diagnosed with cancer. He saw a need beyond medical treatments to provide assistance in areas not…
Lift Heavy Run Long #51 with just the three of us
May 24, 2017
https://youtu.be/cbLWZS8zmoM This week won the LHRL Podcast we had a guest who had to cancel at the last moment, so we were stuck with just the three of us. To be perfectly hones, these are my favorite podcasts. Nothing makes me happier than just kicking…
LHRL #50 with Richard Westbrook
May 17, 2017
Richard Westbrook is our guest on LHRL #50. Having fallen out of shape, experienced the pleasure of both natural aging along with a back surgery, he was unable to do one push-up, sit-up, and a pull-up was a “pipe dream”. Despite doctors telling him that…
LHRL #49 with Kathy & Gary Owens
May 10, 2017
If you are from the North Mississippi area and have any interest in running, then you are most likely familiar with the names Kathy and Gary Owens. Kathy and Gary are leaders of the group The DeSoto Runners Club and they play a vital role in organizing…
LHRL #48- Paul Pinckley
May 3, 2017
Paul Pinckley is a L-1 certified CrossFit coach as well as a recognized USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach. After the birth of his daughter, Paul took to CrossFit and began placing an emphasis on fitness. He is on e of the most knowledgeable…
LHRL #47 from Ragnar Trail Race- Atlanta, GA
Apr 25, 2017
We had an absolute blast as the North Mississippi Endurance Team took to the highway and participated in the Ragnar Trail Race in Atlanta, Ga. Anthony Lane took charge and was able to organize what is essentially a group of derelicts, minus Amanda Horrell…
LHRL #46 with David Gross
Apr 18, 2017 • 79 min
David Gross is Head Coach and Co-owner at Faction Strength and Conditioning. He specializes in the prescription of strength and conditioning through personal assessment. Individualization is the core of the training programs he develops for his athletes.…
LHRL Podcast Episode 45 – Lorgene and Kelly Gilbert
Apr 11, 2017
Have you ever felt hopeless? Don’t you hate the feeling of being sick, tired, overweight, insecure, and fatigued all the time? I have some people that I would like for you to meet. Their names are Kelly and Lorgene Gilbert. Kelly and Lorgene are on a…
LHRL #44 with Petey Elliotte
Apr 4, 2017
I honestly don’t even know where to begin. It’s hard to even begin to describe someone as dynamic as Petey Elliotte. She has been everything from a police officer, to a flight nurse, to an educator, and now has made a name for herself as one of the upper…
LHRL #43 with Gus Vandervoort & Dustin Thompson
Mar 29, 2017 • 60 min
“The best way to defeat an enemy is to make them your friend.” —Abraham Lincoln Dustin Thompson, head programmer for Olive Branch CrossFit, can’t stand losing. As he has continued to make his way up the CrossFit leaderboard as one of the areas most elite…
LHRL Podcast #41: Brian Swanson
Mar 14, 2017 • 109 min
“It becomes a strange situation when you find out that, statistically speaking, your spouse will probably not be around one year from now.” These were the words of Brian Swanson. Brian is a man who I am fortunate enough to be able to proudly call a…
LHRL Podcast #40
Mar 7, 2017
Lynn Aaron is the owner of Olive Branch CrossFit and a big supporter of the Lift Heavy Run Long®. Being a collegiate basketball player, fitness has always been a part of her life, but, like many of us, physical fitness took a backseat to life. She found…
LHRL #39 Sylamore 25K/50K
Feb 27, 2017 • 57 min
Last weekend, we had an awesome crew of folks get together and run the Sylamore 25k/50k. This is my third year participating, and I think I enjoy it more and more each year. The people we had in our cabin, in our group, and on the trail are what makes…
LHRL #38 with John Kelly
Feb 21, 2017 • 45 min
John has been running most of his life, and grew up exploring the mountains around his family’s home in Morgan County, TN. During college and grad school he took a full decade off from running before rediscovering his love of the mountains while hiking…
LHRL Podcast #Whatever
Feb 15, 2017 • 47 min
This week’s podcast is exactly why I love doing this. It was just the three of us. Von, Amanda, and myself got together, I wrote a few topics on the dry-erase board, and we just started talking. I laughed until I was red in the face. We discussed some…
LHRL Podcast Episode 37: William Darby
Feb 7, 2017
0-3:30 Intro and Outtakes 3:30-10:00 We sing Happy Birthday to Amanda. How Darby got to Olive Branch. Darby’s Tire & Auto 10:00-20:00 Darby opens up 2nd store in Oxford. His appreciation for his outstanding staff and great customers. 20:00-30:00 Darby’s…
LHRL #36 Amanda Horrell- CrossFitting Endurance Runner
Jan 31, 2017 • 69 min
Amanda Horrell is a clinical pharmacist from Whitwell, TN who now resides in Byhalia, MS with her husband Wilson Horrell and two children Andie Kate and Grayson. She grew up on an angus farm and commuted to Chattanooga, TN for school and basically…
LHRL #35 with Greg Perry
Jan 24, 2017
Show Notes and all the -ish 0:00-3:10 Opening and Outtakes 3:10-10:00 The origin of D1 and D1 Sports Medicine 10:00-20:00 Greg’s education. Mississippi State sucking at football. Greg and Von’s crazy, drug fueled, sex filled, neighborhood parties. (J/K…
LHRL Podcast #34 with Sean Hilsdon
Jan 18, 2017
Sean Hilsdon is civil engineer from Millington, TN who now lives in Southaven, MS with his wife April and two boys Mitchell and Garrett. He is an Eagle Scout that spent most of his youth in the outdoors and playing sports. He got into outdoor running in…
LHRL Podcast #33 with Amanda Drogmiller
Jan 11, 2017
Amanda Drogmiller is the owner of Starting Gun Events which focuses on bringing cost effective running events and programs to her local area. She started the first running series as well as the first Women’s Run/Walk program in Desoto County. Her business…
LHRL Podcast Episode #32 Pace The Nation
Jan 4, 2017
Chris Farley, owner of Pacers Running, along with his college running teammate, William E Docs, and Pacers DC Manager, Joanna E Russo, record weekly episodes of the Pace the Nation podcast. They attract a range of guests from elite runners to every man…
LHRL Podcast #31- Paul Nobles
Dec 18, 2016
Paul Nobles is the founder of Eat To Perform which focuses on helping people reach their body composition goals phasing them in and out of Fat Loss cycles with a focus on Performance. Paul lost 100 pounds in just under 2 years EATING MORE while increasing…
LHRL Podcast Episode 30 – Scott Hollis
Dec 12, 2016
On this episode of the Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast we get a chance to hangout with yet another very interesting and awesome individual, Scott Hollis. Mr. Hollis is a Lawyer and also a member of our gym, Olive Branch CrossFit. We got to talk about all…
LHRL #29 – Dan Koloski with guest host Amanda Horrell
Nov 30, 2016
**I forgot to press “record” on the camera until about minute 15 of the podcast, so if you watch it on youtube….be patient. Have an outstanding day!** This was EASILY one of (if not the) funnest episodes ever! Not only do we have an awesome guest host, we…
Your “Mic Drop” Moment
Nov 27, 2016
Beefcake #29 Mic Drop- A performance so solid, that there is nothing more to be said. I am not sure when and where the phrase “mic drop” originated. The first time that I became aware of it was when I saw Eddie Murphy do it in the movie, Coming to…
LHRL #28 Melly Maronde
Nov 23, 2016
Melly Maronde “Not fast.. just furious!” Melly started her fitness adventures later in life. It wasn’t until she was 37 years old, to be exact. Since then, she has participated in several CrossFit events, but migrated to the endurance side of things. To…
The Beginning Or The End
Nov 21, 2016
Beefcake #28 I need certainty. I do better with “yes or no”, “black or white”, “go or stay home” scenarios. If there is uncertainty, or any grey areas, I will turn them into a rainbow of problems. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t work this way. Change is…
The Trouble Ain’t The Trophy
Nov 17, 2016
Beefcake #27 The sound from above mimicked that of an earthquake. The “booms” and “thuds” sounded like a thunderstorm, which was raining shot puts. I couldn’t imagine that the upstairs of our house would hold up a great deal longer. If the second floor of…
LHRL #27- Ty Draney
Nov 17, 2016
Ty Draney “You don’t have to be crazy but it helps…” was a phrase that Ty heard a lot growing up on a dairy farm in southeast Idaho, near the Wyoming border, and has come in handy as he’s tried to explain the reasoning for how and why he adventures in his…
The Buzzard On The Lamp Post
Nov 13, 2016
Beefcake #26 I am kinda in a hurry. I need to get to my meeting, but I still have to pick the kids up from school, grab dinner, and drop them off at the house. I feel tense, and my brain feels scattered. It’s moments like this when I should pause, and…
LHRL #26 with Ed Thomas
Nov 10, 2016
Ed Thomas Ed Thomas is 57 year old endurance athlete, who, believe it or not, did not enter the field of ultra running until he was 51 years of age. Ed has always been an athlete but didn’t start distance running until June of 2010. Since Oct. of 2010, He…
Self-Manufactured Misery
Nov 10, 2016
Beefcake #25 I went to dinner with a friend of mine yesterday evening. My friend’s name is Gary, and I think a lot of him. He is more like a mentor or confidant, but also someone who I enjoy spending time with. He has been there with me since the early…
His Language Is Offensive
Nov 6, 2016
Beefcake #24 He was addressed as the keynote speaker, and the audience was proud to have him. He was esteemed and respected. He was known for his action and his efforts. He was known for his results. This is how his message was delivered: “There are…
Give Someone Their Identity
Nov 3, 2016
Beefcake #23 “We are the sum total of our experiences”—not exactly sure Most of us have heard the above quote. It sounds good, and I think I believe it. I have this friend of mine. He coaches youth league sports. He is as good of a coach, mentor, and…
Humanity Wins
Nov 1, 2016
Beefcake #22 Tough Mudder 2016- Pulaski, TN The task ahead of us was an obstacle course, which covered over ten miles of rolling hills, and included twenty three obstacles. My body type is not exactly designed for jumping, climbing, and shimmying through…
Pause.
Oct 30, 2016
Beefcake #21 The proverbial cork had been popped. The fuse had been blown. The butt had been chaffed. The serenity was lost. I had overheated. I was done. I was raging. I was friggin hot. Words cannot even express the level of frustration that I reached…
No Message Without A Mess
Oct 27, 2016
Beefcake #20 Life is tough. No one will dispute this. Things get out of whack, and they can get out of whack quickly. Many times, the misery and dissatisfaction can be so subtle, and grow so slowly, that you don’t even realize that you are circling the…
LHRL Podcast #25-Kalle Beck
Oct 26, 2016
LHRL Podcast #25 Have you ever thought competing in a Strongman competition? Sounds crazy, I know. But, it might be much more of an attainable goal than one might realize. This week on the LHRL Podcast we speak with Kalle Beck of StartingStrongman.com.…
What’s Your Song?
Oct 25, 2016
Episode #19 What’s your song? Really. When you wake up in the morning, what music begins to fade-in? When you walk out your door each day, what band is playing? When you get to work, what music accompanies you? What is your theme song? What is your intro…
Hobson’s Choice
Oct 22, 2016
Episode #18 In the early 1500’s, there was an English horse stable owner named William Hobson. As the story goes, Mr. Hobson had quite a large stable, which housed upwards of forty horses. William rented his horses by the week or month, usually to mail…
LHRL Podcast Episode 24: Elijah Hassertt
Oct 20, 2016
This week on the Lift Heavy Run Long Podcast, we got to chat with Elijah Hassertt. Elijah is an excellent example of the discipline and motivation necessary to compete at a high level in both strength and mountain running events. Elijah ran his first half…
Is This All There Is?
Oct 20, 2016
Beefcake #17 Sooooooo, this was it. The big Four-to-the-Zero. “Over the hill”, is what they call it. My 40th birthday came and went, as I was enjoying the sun and the sand, while on vacation with my family. There was nothing else that I rather had been…
No One Can MAKE You FEEL Anything
Oct 19, 2016
Beefcake #16 I don’t know why I thought it would end any other way. It had been set up perfectly. The collapse was inevitable. The flow of emotions would fill up like a fire hose, only to find a kink before it’s certain explosion. The impending meltdown…
Stop Being A Disaster
Sep 30, 2016
Beefcake #15 I have never seen a gluten or a kcal. I don’t have a real understanding of what defines the terms organic or processed. I know nothing of glutamine, creatine, or beta-alanine. I have no idea how to calculate metabolic rate, resting heart…
The Power of Acknowledgement
Sep 28, 2016
Beefcake#14 What is more important to you, income or acknowledgement? That was the questioned which was recently posed to me. I was asked if I were more driven by praise or money. The answer was simple, praise. I’m an extrovert. For better or worse, I…
Writer’s Block
Sep 26, 2016
Beefcake #13 You ever heard of Seth Godin? He has quickly become one of my favorite writers. This weekend, I listened to Mr. Godin as a guest on the Moment Podcast. During this episode he speaks briefly on the subject of “writer’s block”. He says that…
Take The Stupid Picture
Sep 23, 2016
Beefcake #12 Every holiday, it never fails. At some point, someone has to say it, “everybody gather round, let’s get a picture”. Soooooooo, everyone gets up from their comfortable position, crams awkwardly up against one another, and waits. “Whoops, we…
That Dog Really Does Bite
Sep 21, 2016
Beefcake #11 I’m a cheater. I always have been. I don’t actively cheat at this stage of my life, but cheating is definitely inside of me. I have always cut corners and searched for the easy way. I read step one and then step five, if I understand step…
At The Risk Of Sounding Cheezy….
Sep 19, 2016
Beefcake #10 At The Risk of Sounding Cheezy… What is this word, “cheezy”? What does it actually mean? Why must it be inserted to detract from so many meaningful and positive statements of love and compassion? “Not to sound cheezy”…”I don’t mean to sound…
Why All The Running?
Sep 16, 2016
Beefcake #9 A friend of mine asked me about my relationship with athletics. He was curious about my involvement in sports as a youngster and my current passion towards the fitness world. It was a valid question, to which I really had no answer. Like most…
Jesus & Elvis Will Be Found In Gatlinburg
Sep 14, 2016
Beefcake #8 I’m fixin to tell you something, and I hope you will listen. If you doubt, for one second, that we live in the greatest country in the world, then two things need to happen: * You need your ass kicked, thoroughly. * You need to visit…
Stupidity: Achieving New Heights
Sep 12, 2016
Beefcake #7 People can be incredibly stupid. I’m not saying that people are stupid, I am saying they can be incredibly stupid. I wonder how much frustration and bitterness is generated as a result of other peoples’ stupidity. How many times would someone…
LHRL Podcast #23 w Sam Turco
Sep 8, 2016
Getting to know people like Sam Turco is what makes my role at Lift Heavy Run Long a total dream job. I love speaking with good folks who just “get it” when it comes to fitness, running, and strength training. Sam is a friend of mine whom I recently met…
Society And My Crapper
Sep 6, 2016
Beefcake #6 I hate my septic tank. There is something wrong with it. I don’t understand it. I don’t trust it. Actually, I’m not really sure if anything is going on with it or not, but it’s the first place I turn when something is not acting right with my…
LHRL Podcast #22: Sara Hendershot
Sep 1, 2016
Sara Hendershot Lifelong athlete and competitor, Sara began rowing at Simsbury High School outside of Hartford, CT. She continued her rowing career at Princeton University where she majored in Psychology. Upon graduation, she earned her way on to the…
Keep The Watch And The Sunglasses
Sep 1, 2016
Beefcake #5 “I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who…
LHRL Podcast #21: Debbie Lindsey
Aug 25, 2016
Debbie Lindsey On this episode of the LHRL Podcast, we’re super excited to have been able to sit down and chat with Debbie Lindsey. Debbie is a VERY inspiring individual. People like Debbie are the reason that I wanted to get into the CrossFit business.…
Hate Like Henry Rollins
Aug 22, 2016
Beefcake Episode #3 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou I have always been intrigued by Henry Rollins. Ever since I was a fat, cocky…
Black Batman
Aug 19, 2016
Beefcake Episode #2 It was time for the both of us to get some rest. My son, Grayson, was probably about 5 years old at the time, and we were wrapping up long evening of father/son bonding, or “boys night”. I turned off the television, flipped off the…
LHRL Podcast #20- Ironman Stu Schulman
Aug 18, 2016
Ironman Stu Schulman Easily, my favorite thing about doing this podcast is just the opportunity to connect with people, who I would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet. This week was no exception. We had the genuine pleasure in speaking with Mr.…
Practicing My Inner-Elvis
Aug 17, 2016
Beefcake Episode #1 Elvis. That’s all that I really have to say. I haven’t been able to conjure up any more words past that. Just Elvis. I don’t know any more than that. I feel compelled to say something, but where do you start? He is Elvis, for goshsake.…
Mountain Top Experiences Require No Mountain
Aug 15, 2016
I was treading water and praying for a sandbar. I don’t mean this metaphorically, I needed some shallow water. My family and I were on vacation and had seen some people playing way out in the ocean, in water that was only chest high. Judging by the color…
LHRL Podcast #19: Paul Deangelis
Aug 11, 2016
Paul DeAngelis On this episode we sit down with Paul Deangelis. Paul is the Head Coach at Total Balance (http://www.totalbalance.ca) and Head Guide at Mountain Climbing Adventures (http://www.mountainclimbingadventures.com/). You can follow Paul on…
LHRL Podcast #18 Throwing Up, Sobering Up, Lifting it Up, Running it up, Living it Up
Aug 5, 2016
Throwing Up, Sobering Up, Lifting it Up, Running it up, Living it Up This was not our usual podcast. On this episode, the roles were reversed. I had the pleasure of being a guest on the RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast, hosted by Chris Russell. The RunRunLive 4.0…
LHRL Podcast Episode 17 with Joshua Otero
Aug 4, 2016
On this episode we chat with Josh Otero. Josh is the CEO and founder of Recover Faster. Josh has been an athlete his entire life, including a collegiate gymnast. While in the business world, Josh reduced his stress through many activities and became a…
LHRL Podcast Episode 16: Isaiah Vidal
Jul 28, 2016
On this episode we get to chat with Spartan Pro Team member, Isaiah Vidal. Isaiah is a pretty impressive young man. At the age of 23 he’s already completed 2 Death Races. When Isaiah decides that he wants to accomplish something he doesn’t let anything…
LHRL Podcast #15 w Lisbeth Darsh
Jul 14, 2016
https://youtu.be/oxjC-mUW1Ao So, I like to write, but I have a hard time considering myself “a writer”. My grammar is really poor, and my sentence structure can be rather elementary. I guess it’s not really important, but it does bother me. No one else…
LHRL Podcast Episode 14: Janice Ferguson
Jul 7, 2016
We had yet another awesome time talking with Janice Ferguson this week. Janice is a pretty amazing individual. CrossFit competitor, Gym Owner, American Ninja Warrior, Broken Skull Challenge…the list goes on and on. And then, she drops something on us…
LHRL Podcast 13 with Alex Viada
Jun 30, 2016
We had a really fun time chatting with Alex Viada of Complete Human Performance. I’ve been following Alex for a long time, but this was my first time getting to talk to him. He’s always been someone I looked up to because of all of the impressive numbers…
LHRL Podcast Episode 12 with Thomas Cox/MealFit
Jun 24, 2016
I heard Thomas on the Barbell Shrugged podcast the other day, and immediately knew we had to talk to him. This guy is awesome! Thomas has a lot of cool stuff going on, and we will definitely be talking to him again soon. Here are a couple of his websites…
LHRL Podcast Episode 11 with Valerie Hunt
Jun 17, 2016
I first met Valerie when I had the privilege to call her my coach a couple of years ago. I had followed CrossFit Endurance and Pose for a long time so when I found out she was going to be my coach I was SO excited. Since then, we’ve done a lot of work…
LHRL Podcast Episode 10 w/ Drew Womack
Jun 12, 2016
https://youtu.be/nua2MHX25kc LHRL Podcast using the Google Hangouts On-Air format. We learn a little about Drew and his fitness regimen, as well as some obstacles he has to live with. We had a great time visiting and figuring out the new format. Thanks…
LHRL Podcast Episode 9- Brian Williams and Ultras
May 5, 2016
https://youtu.be/mAYfGb0hcKI What’s today? It’s PODCAST DAY! It is one of my favorite days. It is a day that we get together, and do anything but take ourselves too seriously. We have begun doing an almost weekly podcast, and I have to say that it has…
I Can’t Even Fathom Where All This Is Going
Apr 29, 2016
https://youtu.be/WMJLdn5O4ws We are about to be live! The LHRL #goalgetter challenge officially begins Sunday, and things are starting to click. The participants are starting to become more comfortable posting videos and interacting with one another. With…
Addiction And Recovery–Project Phenix
Apr 14, 2016
LHRL-Episode 7 Today, Von and I had the opportunity to talk with a gentleman named Jordan Hooker. Jordan is an employee at “Barbell Shrugged”, and an active member of Faction Strength and Conditioning in Cordova, TN. Jordan is working on one a project…
LHRL Podcast Number 5: Brandi McGoldrick
Mar 31, 2016
I’m more excited about this episode than I have been about anything else in a long time. This week we got to chat with Mrs. Brandi McGoldrick. She’s an awesome athlete, coach and just an all around awesome person to talk to. I think there are a LOT of…
It Just Came Outta Nowhere, But I Gotta Chase It
Mar 24, 2016
*If you are already ready to start your application process, just click here and send us a message* I’m not exactly sure what causes these things to happen, but when they do their is no sense in trying to resist. I get an itch and I have to scratch it.…
LHRL Episode 3–Surprisingly, Still Not Syndicated
Mar 17, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ3biaSwH4w I have had more fun with this podcast, or vodcast, or whatever the hell you want to call it. It has been worth some good laughs and nice to get to share some neat experiences. If you have ever wondered how many…
LHRL Podcast Episode 2
Mar 4, 2016 • 29 min
2 Grown Men And Their Quest For Their 5th Subscriber Last week, Von and I did our first ever podcast (technically it’s a “vodcast” I believe) for Lift Heavy Run Long. I had SO much fun with it that I could hardly stand it. To be honest, our first episode…
LHRL Podcast–Scared, Nervous, Excited, and Afraid
Feb 26, 2016 • 24 min
Today I am filled with excitement and nerves. I’m a relatively high strung person anyways, but when I am looking forward to something I can be a bit much. Today Von and I are going to record LHRL’s first podcast. Being that I am the stereotypical…
“Sometimes, all that anyone needs to know is that somebody gives a sh*t”
Sep 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 STANKY CREEK 25K/50K 2015 It’s 4am on Sunday morning September 13, 2015. The alarm goes off loudly. I fart louder. I open my eyes, and immediately blame it on the dog, my protest muffled by the sound of my still attached CPAP mask.…