Amelia Boone

Ali on the Run Show Episode 80: Amelia Boone, Ultra Runner & World's Toughest Mudder

Date: June 27, 2018 at 8:18 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

“I was so petrified of failure for so long that I never ventured outside of things I knew I was good at.” —Amelia Boone

Amelia Boone is a badass. By day, she’s a lawyer at Apple, and by very early morning, she’s a four-time world champion obstacle racer and self-proclaimed “budding ultra runner.” Amelia lives in San Jose, CA, and is a glutton for punishment — hence her race distance of choice being “long.” On this episode, Amelia — who you may recognize as last month’s Runner’s World cover star — talks about why she’s intrigued by failure, why she loves grueling races, and how she gained her mental strength. She reflects on her go at the 2018 Barkley Marathons, and opens up about the pressure to win.

Thank you to AfterShokz for sponsoring this episode of the Ali on the Run Show! CLICK HERE for $30 off your wireless headphone purchase!

Listen on Apple Podcasts I SpotifySoundCloud I Overcast I Stitcher I Google Play

What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why the brutality of obstacle races and ultramarathons appeals to Amelia, and why she’s intrigued by fear (2:15)
  • How Amelia got into obstacle course racing (5:00)
  • Amelia reflects on her attempt at completing the 2018 Barkley Marathons (11:15)
  • What it’s like to become the World’s Toughest Mudder (21:15)
  • What Amelia’s family thinks of her crazy endurance adventures, and how she became a well-known figure in the sports world (27:00)
  • What a day in the life looks like for Amelia (30:30)
  • Amelia shares her take on rest days (35:00)
  • What the pressure to keep winning is like (38:40)
  • How Amelia found ultra running (41:00)
  • Amelia shares her best advice for first-time obstacle racers and ultra runners (48:50)

What we mention on this episode:

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

Tough Mudder

Spartan Race

“Amelia Boone Is Stronger Than Ever” via Runner’s World

Rest Day Brags

Western States Endurance Run

Kilian Jornet

Follow Amelia:

Follow Ali:

Listen & Subscribe:

SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you’re enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!

Comments (0)
 
Baby on the Run: Week 22

Baby on the Run: Week 22

Date: June 26, 2018 at 11:52 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 9

There was a lot of baby action this past week! I had my first-ever chiropractor appointment, I spent one night doubled over in pain for mysterious reasons, we had another appointment with the midwife and got to see baby dance […]

Posted in Pregnancy and tagged -
 

Ali on the Run Show Episode 79: Kayla Itsines

Date: June 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 1

“I’ve been doing this for three years now and I’m still not used to it. I still get nervous. I worry, am I saying the right thing? Do they like me? Am I funny enough?” —Kayla Itsines With nearly 10 […]

 

Baby on the Run: Week 21

Date: June 19, 2018 at 2:01 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 39

Baby on the Run, Week 21! That rhymes! How exciting! It was during Week 21 that I decided I popped. I also decided this during Week 20. And Week 18. And definitely Week 16. And I was positive I had popped — […]

Posted in Pregnancy and tagged -
 
Wesley Little

Ali on the Run Show Episode 78: Wesley Little, Couples Therapist

Date: June 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 2

“You can make a career shift at any time. Because why not pursue something that you think would make you happy?” —Wesley Little Wesley Little is a licensed professional counselor specializing in couples therapy, and she’s here to answer all […]

 

Baby on the Run: Weeks 19 & 20

Date: June 12, 2018 at 11:20 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 31

When I woke up last Tuesday and my apps told me I was 20 weeks and therefore, theoretically, halfway through this pregnancy, I felt a little sad! I’m sure that will change in the late weeks when I’m truck-sized and […]

Posted in Pregnancy and tagged -
 
NYRR New York Mini 10K 2018 Recap

NYRR New York Mini 10K 2018 Recap

Date: June 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 5

I ran one of my favorite races this weekend! The NYRR New York Mini 10K is an all-women’s race that pretty much has it all: an inspiring professional field (Des! Molly! Sarah!), thousands of happy female runners lined up behind […]

 

Ali on the Run Show Episode 77: The Live Show!

Date: June 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

“In order to find out what you can do, you have to show up. Give yourself a chance and see what happens.” —Desiree Linden When I launched the Ali on the Run Show in February 2017, I knew right away I wanted […]

 
Ali on the Run Show LIVE!

We Went LIVE

Date: June 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 10

When I launched the Ali on the Run Show in February 2017, I knew right away I wanted to eventually host live events. I love sharing conversations on the show every week, but human, in-real-life connection is so powerful. I wanted […]

 

Ali on the Run Show Episode 76: Brian Cristiano Sprints to the Finish

Date: May 31, 2018 at 10:42 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 1

On this bonus episode, Brian Cristiano, founder and CEO of BOLD Worldwide (and my husband), tests out a new round of Sprint to the Finish questions! Click here to listen to Brian on Episode 75 of the Ali on the […]