Hurdle

Hurdle

Join me, Emily Abbate, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a good time. Hurdle is a wellness-focused podcast where I sit down with inspiring individuals to talk about everything from their big wins to how they’ve gotten through some of life’s toughest moments. On the show, you can expect vulnerability, motivation, and candid discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs on what it really takes to follow your passions. My mission is simple: To inspire you to be your best self, move with intention — and have some fun along the way. Tell me: What's your #hurdlemoment?

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May 27, 2022 9 min

This has been a tough week. After taking Wednesday off publishing new content to the feed, I wanted to bring a useful phrase to the Hurdlers that was shared with me during a yoga class yesterday. Make sure to do what you need to do for you, and remember: Nothing changes if nothing changes.

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Manoj Dias had a panic attack working a corporate job that changed his life forever. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, the then-marketing manager of a large financial institution walked out of work upon coming to terms with his overwhelming anxiety, and embarked on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately lead him to Open. For episode 208, we're chatting about his backstory; plus — how to adop...

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Huge week out in Los Angeles joining Nike for their #Future50ForHer event. Loved the opportunity to be around so many inspiring women like Joan Benoit Samuelson, Chloe Kim, Lisa Leslie, Tunde Oyeneyin, and so many more. Sharing a great takeaway from a panel discussion with basketball legend Lisa Leslie in today's episode, and challenging you to step outside of your comfort zone.

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For today's installment of #HURDLEMOMENT, I'm talking with Michelle Pillepich, MPH, RD, CPT about all things intuitive eating. What is it, what do you need to know about it, what are the potential pros and cons, is it "good" for you, and how can someone start this practice safely if they are interested. 

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When Australian-born entrepreneur Louisa Nicola founded her company Neuro Athletics, she dreamed of doing the work she's doing today. Working with top athletes in the MLB, NFL, and NBA as well as finance professionals, her goal is to help those in high-stress roles perform at their best, implementing years of schooling studying the brain. For episode 207, she tells me how she got to this point: From the trip to Los Angeles that...

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It's never easy when you've gotta pull a race entry (she says after doing it just last year for the London Marathon). Excited to be on the sidelines cheering next weekend in Brooklyn; talking about the "why" in today's 5-MINUTE FRIDAY, plus answering a skincare question from Ash in Virginia.

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The glymphatic system is essential to your everyday function, but most people don't know what it is. Enter Louisa Nicola, a neuroscientist, high performance coach, and founder of the Neuro Athletics — an expert on all things brain. She works with some of the top athletes in the NFL and NBA, as well as some of the most high-performing women and men on Wall Street, and she's here to give us the 4-1-1. We're answering how ...

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Jacky Hunt-Broersma picked up running after her left leg was amputated below the knee after being diagnosed with cancer (Ewing sarcoma) in 2001. On April 30th, she finished her 104th marathon in 104 days, raising more than $192,000 funds for Amputee Blade Runners along the way. For today's episode, we're talking about the why: Why she went after this goal and why this organization means so much to her. Plus: How she had to ...

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The elevator's been out in my building for a few days now. I don't mind it, and I'm probably one of the only people who feels that way. 

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Nick Dio has a job today that he only dreamed out when he was younger: Vice President of relationships for Gary Vee. As one could imagine, Nick's days can be hectic, featuring a never-ending list of action items and A LOT of meetings. An old friend of mine, Nick and I recently sat down to talk about his best-practice tips for navigating physical and emotional burnout. We talk about how to "Break the Matrix,"  his strate...

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Welcome Tunde Oyeneyin back to Hurdle! So excited to welcome my friend back for her third Hurdle appearance, here to talk about how things have been going over the past 365 plus, a very exciting new chapter (literally): Her upcoming book! Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be comes out this week on May 3, and she's giving us the rundown of what we can expect from it. Plus: Wh...

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Guten Morgen! Greetings from Germany. Today, I'm talking about why this trip to Adidas Global Headquarters is a special full-circle moment, and sharing some thoughts on separating fact versus fiction.

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Today I'm chatting with Dr. Allison Gabriel, organizational psychologist and professor of management and organizations at University of Arizona, about the anxiety trap. what is it? How do we combat regular anxiety? How do we know it's ~just~ anxiety, versus something else? Plus: Strategies to reel it in over the long haul, and who could be the right person to chat with about your circumstance. 

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April 25, 2022 78 min

Born in Nanjing, China, Scout Bassett was abandoned after losing her leg in a fire when she was around 18 months old. She spent the next seven years in an orphanage, living through difficult conditions until she was adopted at age 7 by a family from the United States. She obtained her first running prosthetic at age 14, and then went on to run competitively at UCLA and would be recruited by a head performance director for U.S. Para...

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This morning, I had to pivot and I was better for it. Today, I'm talking about accepting the shift, and how the lesson from my morning workout carries over into a lot of aspects of my life.

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Welcome Dakotah Lindwurm and Annie Frisbie, professional runners with Puma, to the show! I sat down with these two ladies up at the Run Puma House Boston Marathon week, and we dove into their top tricks and tips for lacing up for 26.2. From fueling and clothing to stress-beating strategies and top-notch advice, we're leaving no stone unturned with this one. Have more questions? Leave me a voice message!

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I wanted to throw 2X Olympian into the title, too, but I think it started to get a little long. Happy Boston Marathon Day, the perfect day to welcome DES LINDEN back to the show! Had the honor of sitting down with Des live in Boston on Saturday night, and excited to bring this conversation to the feed for episode 203. The whiskey fan's third time on the show, Des and I chat about everything from her new role as Brooks Running&#...

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I won't front: I haven't had the best memories in Boston. Between a pretty rough weather day when I ran the Marathon in 2018 and getting out of my last relationship after a trip here a few months before that, I'd say it hasn't exactly treated me kindly. On today's episode, I'm talking about the opportunity to reframe and make new memories during my week here leading up to the 2022 Boston Marathon.

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Today I am chatting with Rebecca Soffer, she’s the co-founder of Modern Loss, a website offering candid content, resources and community on loss and grief, also author of the upcoming book The Modern Loss Handbook: An Interactive Guide to Moving Through Grief and Building Your Resilience. I know the topic isn’t the most sexy, but it’s important. We’re talking about grief.  I cite a statistic in today’s episode that 57% of Americans...

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April 11, 2022 70 min

Welcome Sally McRae AKA Yellow Runner to Hurdle! This conversation is truly very, very special. Sally's journey is one that's been filled with #hurdlemoments, from growing up in an emotionally and physically abusive household and losing her mom to cancer to working multiple jobs. We have an important conversation about boundaries and navigating negative body image. Plus, her proudest career accomplishments (which may not be...

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