Carrie has decided she needs to deliver a running intervention to call out – what she sees as – a crazy running addiction. For some reason, she thinks wanting to run 100 miles isn’t normal. And, of course, I disagree and know that my running adventures are completely normal for trail and ultrarunning. So we’re tackling it this week on the podcast.

This week on the podcast, Carrie Mess (a.k.a. Dairy Carrie) and I sit down for another Over A Beer episode to discuss. And if you haven’t already, you should subscribe to my podcast (RSS link) to listen to all 32 previous episodes. You can find those episode show notes here.

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Podcast 033 – Running Intervention

My love for running on the trails and in the mountains has been well-documented on Instagram and I’ve shared several of my running adventures on this blog. And Carrie has followed my adventures from the time I first began a weekly 5k at the beer market in grad school. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve signed up for a 100-mile race in 2020.

But Carrie is concerned and wanted to have an intervention. So for episode 033 of the Beef Runner podcast, we sit down and hash it out. I share my journey from a beer market 5k fun run/walk to climbing mountains and spending (literally) all day on the Continental Divide crawling over boulders.

We’ll let you decide who wins this discussion as Carrie expresses her concern for my sanity and I discuss why I love my crazy running adventures. And we’d love to hear what you think.

Mental Health and Addiction

We would like to clarify a few comments in response to the podcast. While we are very much tongue in cheek while referencing my running as an addiction, we would like to point out that mental health and addiction is a very serious topic. Especially in agriculture today. We mean no disrespect toward that.

For those who are struggling or would like to learn more, here are a few resources from the agriculture community who are strong voices on the topic.

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What do you think?

Let us know what you think about my pursuit of trail and ultrarunning by dropping a comment below or chiming in on Twitter.

Thanks to our sponsors (if we had sponsors) – Spotted Cow Beer from New Glarus Brewing for the hydration and to Crawfish Junction for the location for the discussion.

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