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093: Seasonal Affective Disorder & the Spartan Race Mindset LIVE at Whole Foods Allentown

093: Mindset of a Spartan with Dr. Megan Cannon at Whole Foods Allentown

Your Spartan Racing co-host on a Seasonal Mindset:

She’s a multi-repeat co-host for our podcast show. Specializing in Sports Psychology, Megan brings a wealth of mindset development and a whole lot more to our show. Helping us today address a healthy lifestyle mindset and understanding more around the existence of the Seasonal Affective Disorder. Listen in while we catch up with Dr. Megan Cannon of Mind of the Athlete.

On This Episode You Will Hear:

  • [01:40] Raining cats and dogs.
  • [02:10] Travel and tornado’s.
  • [03:40] Speaking at SYR CrossFit.
  • [04:20] Building Confidence with athletes preseason.
  • [05:10] Seasonal shifts.
  • [09:20] Vitamin D and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • [10:30] Vitamin D is solar and nutritional.
  • [10:50] Awareness, mood fluctuations, etc.
  • [12:00] Megan catches us up on her Spartan Beast race from San Diego.
  • [13:30] Blue Mountain Resort is one of the hardest terrains for Spartan Racing.
  • [14:20] Megan and her brother fly to meet at Spartan Races.
  • [17:55] Megan get’s honest about fears from her Malibu race.
  • [18:30] As in life, take it one obstacle at a time.
  • [20:05] L-Sits at SYR CrossFit.
  • [22:00] Proper breathing, stand up!
  • [24:40] Stimulating a healthy brain through challenging ourselves.
  • [25:50] Dopamine high and feeling good.
  • [30:00] Choke points.
  • [32:30] Tip to start your first Spartan Race.
  • [36:00] Take advantage of those choke points, rest and recover as a strategy.
  • [37:30] Getting Dr. Megan’s thoughts on “You’ll Know At The Finish”.
  • [43:00] Final Words

Seasonal Affective Disorder & the Spartan Race Mindset with Dr Megan Cannon on LIVETHEFUEL


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Final Words:

Challenge yourself! Try something big or small, whether it’s a Spartan Race, or you’re trying to start a conversation with someone that you think is cute. Every day we have opportunities to challenge ourselves and get that sense of accomplishment. Fortunately, it’s our choice whether or not we choose to take it. Ultimately, in the end, there’s growth that happens!

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About the author, Scott

Host of the LIVETHEFUEL Podcast | Public Speaker | Sales & Marketing Professional | Coach | Traveler | Consultant | Health Educator | Former Firefighter

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