- May 20, 2019
For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird ambassador, Utah trail runner and podcaster Christian Hampshire.
Christian had been a runner in some form for 30 years, but when he crossed the finish line on his first 100-mile race, he realized what the human body was capable of.
“When you push yourself to those limits you have to dig deep and find a different part of yourself in order to finish,” he says. “I firmly believe we don’t truly grow unless you suffer. Without pushing ourselves and setting goals, I don’t think we grow anywhere near our potential.”
About three years ago, at the peak of his training for the Wasatch 100, he had another breakthrough moment.
“Bombing down a trail from a peak, I had almost a religious experience,” he says. “It was 6:00 a.m., the sun was rising, “I could feel the crisp air on my face, and the perfect song came on my headphones. Ever since then running has been therapeutic—like meditation for me.”
Christian recently launched the first episode of the GetNaked Podcast, where he shares real stories of mental endurance and pushing beyond our limits. Follow Christian @hampsure.
Christian’s Recommended Podcasts
GetNaked Podcast, Embrace Your Vulnerabilities
This is actually my podcast and story! I have always been the most positive person I knew and always looked down upon depression and addiction until out of the blue I was in a very dark place. This podcast is about embracing your vulnerabilities and being you. I hope this story will help out someone in need and/or motivate others to just get outside and push themselves.
Rich Roll Pocast, #369: Jesse Itzler on Living Life Full Blast
Both Jesse and Rich Roll have had a profound impact on me. Jesse and his view on life and time in this podcast is spot on!
Joe Rogan Experience, #1080: David Goggins
I love how Joe Rogan interviews his guests while putting them at ease while digging down deep in to their story. David Goggins is probably the most motivational guy in my opinion and I definitely sync with his philosophy. We are capable of so much more than we think!
Rich Roll Podcast, #425: Tom Bilyeau on Exiting the Matrix
Another one from Rich Roll, but I would definitely not miss this one! Tom Bilyeau has one of the most interesting stories and for me one of the most motivational guys out. His view on the human body/mind and what we are capable is extraordinary and 100% correct. Listen now!
The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.