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"Happiness is not a destination, it's a means of travel." This podcast is an open discussion with Life Coach Glenn Ambrose, of Life Enhancement Services of Rhode Island. We'll be discussing the things that really matter in life, the lessons we learn from what happens to us/what happens for us, and finding peace, joy, and laughter along the way. You can learn more about Glenn at: www.life-enhancement-services.com
 
Cultra Trail Running is The Cult of Ultra Culture, North East Trail running from the grass roots. Our podcast shares the unique perspective of the North East Beast Coast Ultra running scene: raw, impulsive, and irreverent. The Cultra Trail Running Podcast is a place where we can get together and discuss all the fun stuff that happens on the trails that most normal people don't care about. Join the Cult! or maybe you already have without realizing it... resistance is futile.
 
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Yakkin' it up about jackassin' = that's YACKASSIN' my people. We go full crew sans guest (so no one looks on in horror) as we dissect Becky's day at the Brewery. Hear how she almost bested the field of ladies and how our friend Brian V and his Steep Endurance squad once again put on a safe event during a global pandemic. Fred keeps on running, hitt…
 
In this episode, Glenn discusses his time in the Dominican Republic! We dive deep into his experiences and the need to take time for your own spiritual rejuvenation. Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.com/Down-Earth-Spiritual-Beings-Expereince-ebook/dp/B082BFXVSH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=glenn+ambrose+down+to+earth&qid=1581870022&sr=8-1 For Life …
 
Craig Lloyd is an ultra runner living in Utah. He also heads up Trail And Ultra Running (TAUR) which has a Facebook group of over 122,000 members, making it the largest online running community in the world (allegedly). It is a place of huge proportions, where most posts are likely to get hundreds of answers. We talk about how he manages to keep 12…
 
Alex McDaniel is the founder of the West Rock Ramblers, West Coast transplant, and a three time Western States finisher. He joins AFB for a one on one interview and the rest is Cultramatic poetic history. We talk about the differences between East and West coast, the Connecticut running scene, and so much more.…
 
"Sorry Jimmy I got nothing" is the message Art Byram sent over to me with the draft of this show, as far as the title of the show is concerned. I actually like it- we're all still sitting here in limbo waiting for the 2020 Presidential election results so it's fitting, really captures the zeitgeist. We recap the Pachaug Trail Runs, thrown by yours …
 
It’s easy to become addicted to information today. Whether it is overloading yourself with the negativity of the news, or filling up on all the self help you can get. In this episode, Glenn describes the dangers of becoming addicted to constant information overload. Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.com/Down-Earth-Spiritual-Beings-Expereinc…
 
Ah, Runners World- you kill me. Listen I get it, you want people to read you, take it all in, see the hundreds of advertisements and then instantly forget that they ever read you. I get it. I really do. It's just that we need more from you, if you're going to be the voice of our sport, we need more. Okay whatever. Here's the damn RW article Science…
 
In this episode of Life, Lessons, & Laughter we are talking about our passions & perceptions! Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.com/Down-Earth-Spiritual-Beings-Expereince-ebook/dp/B082BFXVSH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=glenn+ambrose+down+to+earth&qid=1581870022&sr=8-1 For Life Coaching, Exclusive Content, or More Info: www.GlennAmbrose.com…
 
Finn Melanson grew up in New England but truly, he's a man of the world. A restless soul in the best possible way, young Finn's spirit is too large to be confined or defined by geographical boundaries. In this episode we crack Finn open- nay, he cracks US open and we get down to the heart of the matter; what it is that makes us who we are and why t…
 
Art picks the names of the episodes but I write the show notes. Art said "hey how's this name?" in reference to the title and I said "I like this other name" in reference to the alternate title and Fred chimed in with "How to Get Into Brown?" which works really well too and I thought we may have reached an impasse but alas, Art sent me the draft wi…
 
Hey gang! Do we have a special episode for you- this is a jam-packed, all-star interview session with the top gals and guys from last week's Blue to Blue Challenge in New Haven, CT- and it was a barn-burner! Hear all the gory details from a knock down, drag out fight between friends Laura Becker and Deb Livingston (I jest) and third place finisher …
 
Feeling like there is something that you are missing out on or not taking part is a major cause of anxiety for many people. Whether it is small things like not getting invited to a party with your friends or major life moments like having children and getting married. In this episode, Glenn dives deep into the underlying issues that cause fear of m…
 
Robert Jason Jeffers gives us exclusive expert information on Pop-Tarts, and how they can help you get the calories you need and deserve. There is a Pop-tart Test and Robert Aces it! He tells us his origin story and we have many laughs with AFB and Evil Becky. Art and Robert also share their first hand experience of what it was like to be in downto…
 
It was supposed to be a triple half marathon. 39 miles for a 39th birthday they said. They said they'd have gelato along the way. But someone had to go and turn it into a 100-miler. Hear all the details of how Gelato (who the fuck is Kate?) ran 100 miles with Bill DUMBASS Odendahl as they were supported by a cast of characters and friends to get Ge…
 
Today we are talking about one the most important subjects of all, our connection to our source. In this episode Glenn discusses how to feel more connected and the benefits of feeling connected. Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.com/Down-Earth-Spiritual-Beings-Expereince-ebook/dp/B082BFXVSH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=glenn+ambrose+down+to+earth&qi…
 
Who is Justin Kousky, and how did he manage to run the CUT112 unsupported in under 26 hours? Tune in to this episode for details on this FKT and hear how he has approached 22 other unsupported FKTs this year. He is definitely someone to keep an eye on! So glad to hear his stories and to have the full Crew together- Becky is back and in all her awkw…
 
On this episode of Life, Lessons, & Laughter Glenn takes a deep dive into a listener question about Imposter Syndrome. There are times in our lives when we all feel like we don't know exactly what we are doing, or don't know if we really fit in. Glenn explores how to work through those feelings and more! Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.co…
 
Liz Allen and Rick O'Toole are trail runners. They recently ran Live Loud Running's Six Hours at the Reservoir race in Ansonia, CT. The both won their respective races and had fun doing it. Listen to what makes a champion. Becky shows up late for an awkward and fun time, Fred is still streaking and Art is befuddled by Jimmy's jackassing. That's bas…
 
Samantha LeBlanc is a compact but powerful runner who shares her story of gaining her independence at a young age, setting out to explore her boundaries. After training for six months to finish a 2.4 mile race, she gradually caught the running bug, and ultimately discovered her superpower, the ability to take on the most difficult courses including…
 
Phat Phred Mulrolo and AFB sit down to talk with Mike Cook. Mike proceeds to tell us the history of the ancient world, and we bond sharing stories of digging up bones, tools and Peruvian outhouses. Somehow all stories involve poop. Mike got a first class tune up from Coach Steve LaBranche, helping him prepare for a 100k. Was it the workouts or did …
 
In this episode we are talking about being the bigger person. Though this is something we have been told to strive for our entire lives, it can be challenging to seperate feelings in the moment and to a step back and pause. Check out my new book! https://www.amazon.com/Down-Earth-Spiritual-Beings-Expereince-ebook/dp/B082BFXVSH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=g…
 
Most of the crew ran 112 miles from Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts border and back last weekend, hear their tale of life, death, resurrection and rebirth. A classic episode that's brand new. Allegedly. We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-r…
 
CULTRA Crew puts Desitin all over you! What a fun episode to record- we hope you like it. Jimmy recounts the debacle of his second M&M Trail attempt, Fred has a ton of Umstead gear, Art shows his junk and Becky has us all rolling along. Later in the episode Reagan joins the fun to help plan out a 114-mile adventure for the weekend. Live Loud Runnin…
 
In this episode, we are talking about how what we do speaks louder than the things we say. Taking action is the only way to start any journey! I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to put together a course to help you deal with the struggles of living through the Covid-19 crisis. In this course we talk about managing fear and anxi…
 
Kevin Dames went to Fresno State as an Exercise Major, then moved to Colorado to get his PhD in bio mechanics. He now teaches others about how humans move and why they move that way, as well as applied statistics and research methods. He now lives in Cortlandt New York and allegedly occasionally hangs with Ian Golden and crosses paths with Ellie Pe…
 
When Cindy Sullivan was in middle school, she was forbidden to run- she had a degenerative genetic knee condition that got her out of gym class and physical activity. Fast forward about 20 years and Cindy decides she's going to run for the most selfless of reasons- to inspire her then three year old son. After running her first trail race (Nipmuck …
 
In this episode, we are discussing how our preferences often lead to suffering. Glenn dives into the ways we can begin to let go of these preferences that might be closing us off from other opportunities and situations. I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to put together a course to help you deal with the struggles of living thr…
 
We talk race strategy, hydration, nutrition, equipment and mental toughness as we recount our recent efforts at running 104 Dumbass Miles on the Pequonnock River Trail in lovely Trumbull, CT. No monkeys were harmed during the recording of this podcast. Special shout-outs to Chip Howard, Mike Crutchley, Sally Campbell, Michelle O'Neill, Jason Robert…
 
Believe it or not, he's walkin' on air, he never thought he could feel so free! Flyin' away on a wing and a prayer, who could it be? Believe it or not it's just Jay Durand! "Here's the episode folks!" We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra-trail-running/id…
 
Paulius, O Paulius! He has the name and physique of a Roman emperor, except he hails from the mean streets of Lithuania and went to Glasgow for university. He loved it so much he decided to stay and conquer. Paulius loves the mountains, he's an avid climber, mountaineer and boss trail runner; although we learned that in Scotland you can go wherever…
 
In this episode of Life, Lessons, & Laughter we are discussing Boredom! Glenn dives into what makes us so uncomfortable about being alone with ourselves and still. I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to put together a course to help you deal with the struggles of living through the Covid-19 crisis. In this course we talk about m…
 
First of all, this was a rare Monday night recording so all of our moons and stars were aligned and... naw I don't believe in that stuff. We were in rare form so to speak, and everyone is getting after it. From the local to the regional to the national FKT scene to Jimmy celebrating 10 years running by running 40 miles to Simon's triumphant return …
 
Its hard to paddle a canoe without water, but we give it our best shot. Would you expect anything less from the Crew? First we dive into some serious jackassing- Jimmy DNFs an FKT attempt, we recap the latest Social Distance Challenge, introduce the newest challenge, the longest Patreon reading ever, then we get all cinematic and dive out of the ca…
 
Debbie and Scott Livingston are one of the North East’s power ultra running couples. This episode tells the story of how they met at the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race and Ultra Run, and how they have built a life of adventures together. Debbie and Scott have been knocking off FKTs and seeking adventures for years. Their most recent adventure was a …
 
In this episode, Glenn goes more in depth about our need to defend and protect ourselves, even when we are not being threatened. He also discusses how to keep a conversation focused on the point, rather than going off on distractionary tangents caused by defensiveness! I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to put together a course…
 
The CUT112 is a brutal 112 mile course starting at the CT MA line and traveling down the heart of CT on The New England Trail linking some of CT's toughest running spots. Alex Cabrera is a tough man, having grown up in the Dominican Republic, Serving in the US Army, and training on the trails of New Hampshire. Alex shares what it was like to pursue…
 
We really enjoyed this conversation with Tim, and we know you will too! So many interesting things to discuss from eating disorders to self worth and running. Learning how to be kind to ourselves and be the best we can be on a given day. We talk about our own moments of truth, and about hanging with Little Debbie We’re on Spotify! https://open.spot…
 
Bill Gibbs loves runners so much he puts them back together for a living, appearing at a ton of local races to offer his massage services. He often times will run the race, then cool off and set up shop to help runners with their aches and pains. What an amazing guy. Bill Gibbs Massage Therapy We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR…
 
Simon Edgett is resilient. Simon is persistent. He's headstrong, wily and a huge part of CULTRA. I say all this because we almost lost Simon last December- hear in the podcast how he's overcome some serious adversity. We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/show/44etXyR0WbJtmKRKrP7V6M We’re on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultra…
 
Amy Mower came to running a bit later in life and took to it fantastically. She has an impressive resume and is highly competitive yet also a really nice person- seriously, no douche canoeing here! Here her stories of racing at Across the Years, the Pistol in Tennessee, what it's like to run 875 miles in a single month(!) and some amazing performan…
 
In part one of this two part episode, Glenn discusses why we have a tendency to be defensive and overly protective of ourselves when dealing with others. I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to put together a course to help you deal with the struggles of living through the Covid-19 crisis. In this course we talk about managing fe…
 
Dave Walker puts on some of the hardest races in the USA, from the tough as nails Worlds End Ultramarathon to the gnarly Black Forest 100k as well as serving as the RD of Eastern States 100 from 2017-19, he's no stranger to adversity both on the trails and off. Hear how Dave discovered running, going from a 5k up to the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Ult…
 
We have a good time talking to McGruff during this episode. Ok, so truth is we hardly understood half of what he said, but it was a lot of fun anyway. We also ask the tough questions, like how can someone who was a National Geographic Geography Bee contender manage to have so many people get lost on his race course? We’re on Spotify! https://open.s…
 
Growing spiritually can be a challenge. Sometimes it may seem hard to know where to start, how to eventually get there, or to even know what your destination is to begin with! In this episode, Glenn gives tips and provides strategies for how to grow spiritually in every aspect of your life. I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Madrigrano to…
 
Hi everybody! A lot has been happening in the world lately and on this episode we try to balance our patented CULTRA jackassing with an appropriate and much needed conversation about race, privilege and what it means to be an ally. Jimmy runs 100 miles for no reason at all, Fred finishes his Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee, Becky is all heart a…
 
What's up with all the fast guests lately? We got another speedy one here with Josh Katzman, who you may know of Trail Animals Running Club in the Greater Boston area. Did you know Josh has run a 15 hour 100-miler? Did you know Josh was top 20 at Western States? Learn all this and more from this week's CULTRA! We allegedly open a can of worms re: R…
 
Raven "Rae" Matherne (not to be confused with Disney sitcom star Raven Symone of "That's So Raven" fame) has lived an incredible life- from becoming a black belt to scaling all 48 of the New Hampshire 4000-footers to becoming an elected lawmaker in Fairfield County, this 32-year old has overcome a lot in their life, and we sit down to one of our mo…
 
Sarah Poriss is an attorney (allegedly) and she specializes in debt relief and foreclosures, but what she's really known for is her superhuman ability to crew the F out of any runners going long. Sarah is a published author as well- check out her book Got Debt? Sarah's website: https://www.sarahporiss.com/ We’re on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com…
 
For many of us, one our biggest challenges is going within and facing our feelings and emotions head on. This can also be one of the most rewarding things we can do for ourselves! In this episode, Glenn & Dave discuss the struggles and benefits of going within, especially during this particular time! I recently teamed up with my friend Dr. Gina Mad…
 
Ian Golden is a runner's runner. In his 43 years he has been around ultra and trail running for way more years than he should be and has popped up in various hotspots like Bend, Oregon and now Ithaca, NY helping the sport grow and flourish; all the while being an amazing advocate for the trails. He even tried his hand running for New York State Con…
 
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