Roll On: High Peaks, Cold Seas & Our Climate Code Red
Melting ice caps. Raging wildfires. Record-breaking heat waves. The climate crisis is here, and we’re not doing enough about it.
Suffice to say, no wonder Greta Thunberg is so pissed off.
Aside from discussing burgeoning climate disasters, in today’s edition of ‘Roll On’ Adam Skolnick and I pontificate on the positives and pitfalls of perfectionism, arctic swimming, laundry done right and more, all rounded out with a cameo from renowned yoga instructor, endurance coach, and friend Ted McDonald.
For those new to this segment of the podcast, aside from being my bi-weekly sidekick hype beast, Adam Skolnick is a waterman, writer, activist, and veteran journalist best known as David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me, co-author. Adam writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is the author of One Breath and is currently using the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.
Other topics covered in this episode include:
- lessons on productivity & workflow learned after Rich’s trip to Telluride;
- endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh’s 10km swim around Greenland;
- the chaos ensuing in Afghanistan & the arrogance and destruction of imperialism;
- takeaways from The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) recent climate report; and
- why sustainable land management, regenerative agriculture, and reforestation are critical to saving the planet.
In addition, we answer the following questions:
- What do you do when your self-care routine starts to feel stale?
- How do you find the right coach when training for an endurance race?
- As an athlete, how important is it to maintain a yoga practice?
Thank you to Nate from Colorado and Heidi from Northern California for your questions, and Ted McDonald for your help answering them—including one of my own. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Page or better yet leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.
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- Trail Runner: Scott Jurek’s Epic Quest To Reclaim The Appalachian Trail FKT
- The News & Observer: Visitor dies in 200-foot plunge after ‘misstep’ on Telluride cliff, Colorado cops say
- Evening Standard: Lewis Pugh takes on his ‘most challenging’ swim to highlight climate crisis
- Evening Standard: Lewis Pugh tells us about his ‘code red’ Arctic swim for climate crisis
- Sky News: Lewis Pugh to attempt ‘coldest swim on Earth’ – and says it will be most challenging of his career
- The New York Times: In a Swimmer’s Two-Year Quest, a Final 21-Mile Challenge
- The Guardian: Antonio Argüelles, the grandfather who swam from Northern Ireland to Scotland
- YouTube: Diary of a Double with Antonio Argüelles
- Book: The Forever Swim
- The Guardian: The Olympics proved the IOC will do anything to save face. But we still love the Games
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