It takes grit to do worthwhile stuff. But how do you get started? Sometimes you need a little background dirt to help you reach goals.
Kathryn Taylor and Bethany Rutledge, two USA Triathlon-certified coaches and endurance athletes in Atlanta, want to help with that. They recently launched a blog and podcast they call Grit and Dirt.
I met Taylor last month, when I joined Austin-based Rogue Expeditions for a running trip to Bend, Oregon. Taylor and I got to talking, and I mentioned to her that I’d come on the trip as part of my declaration of 2017 as my Year of Adventure. She invited me to appear on a Grit and Dirt podcast to talk about why I’m doing it and how others can get started.
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That podcast, in which I describe a lot of crazy stuff I’ve done this year, from running a naked 5K to jumping off a 10-meter platform into a swimming pool at the University of Texas, will air Monday. Listen to it here.
“The Grit and Dirt podcast is all about helping people make small changes that we believe can lead to bigger changes in their life,” Taylor says.
The audience isn’t just endurance athletes, either. It applies as much to someone hoping to run their first-ever 5K.
“We’re trying to help people who are looking to start their journey, looking to be inspired – maybe the mom who believes she could never be a triathlete,” she says. “The idea is anybody that’s taking some kind of physical challenge – a 5K, a Spartan race, jumping off 10-meter platform – and using that as a bridge to make bigger changes in their life.”
Tune in and get inspired.