So, we started a podcast, The Consummate Athlete. (We meaning Molly Hurford and Peter Glassford.) We wanted a chance to talk to more awesome people who are doing multiple sports while pursuing new skills and awesome lives! We also wanted a place we could share our learning from all these awesome people—especially as we adventure around the world and meet more and more people we admire (and secretly want to be like).
Listened to this podcast on my evening run! It distracted me from focusing on my pace/pain😂 & I ended up running faster. Ha! Thanks!😀 https://t.co/lwQitHOnfS
— Krista (@KHizzle7) September 19, 2017
On the podcast, expect to hear ideas for new ways to move, events to try, tricks and ‘hack’s to push your movement and life to new levels. The name, if you’re wondering, stems from this idea of being the kind of person/athlete who can just jump into any kind of situation, whether it’s a downhill MTB ride, a trail run, an aerial silks class or kitesurfing. She doesn’t need to be great at whatever she’s trying, but we’ve realized that there’s a type of athleticism that focuses on a few key movements that can pave the way to competency (and fun) in pretty much any sport.
When we thought of the idea of a ‘consummate athlete,’ our friend from BC immediately came to mind: he’s a wilderness rescue guy who works 3 days on, 4 days off, and when he’s not in the backcountry making crazy rescues, he’s mountain biking, surfing, hiking, cross country skiing, sky-diving, or walking a borrowed dog around a farmers market and having a great time. He’s basically the best guy to vacation with because whatever activity you want to do, he’s up for it… and can probably give you pointers.
And that’s what we want to be!
SO, WHO ARE MOLLY AND PETER?
Peter Glassford is a Registered Kinesiologist and a Certified Cycling Coach. He has been instructing mountain bike skills since 2000. His clients are mostly busy, Master’s-aged athletes with families, work and other pursuits that must be balanced against their performance goals. As a Kinesiologist he loves all types of movement and you can listen to The Consummate Athlete Podcast, which he co-hosts with his wife Molly Hurford, to learn about various sports. On the bike, Peter holds the Canadian Leadville 100 record and has placed consistently in the top 10 nationally in XCO, XCM and CX for the 10+ years, he has also dabbled in road, Enduro and Downhill. In 2017 he is trying his hand at an Ironman!
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Anyway, check it out, and please let us know what you think and any ideas for improving the podcast or ideas for who to have on the podcast!