I started listening to the Rich Roll Podcast (RRP) in the spring of 2014. I had a plan to make 2014 “The Year of the Ultra”. I stumbled onto the RRP by way of Rich’s book “Finding Ultra” by way of Scott Jurek’s book “Eat and Run” that I read as I transitioned to a plant-based diet. I listened diligently to the RRP through the summer and as my mileage increased and I found myself out on-trail for hours, I decided to go back the beginning and listen to every episode. Thankfully (and to my dismay), Rich is a prolific creator. It has taken me nearly 4 years of long runs, road trips, and shop days at work to catch up to the present.
Today I listened to the most current episode (edit: as I write this, Rich has already published a new episode) of the RRP featuring Josh Lajaunie and I started to reminisce on how thankful I am for Rich and the effect the RRP has had on my life: training, diet, family relationships, activism. While I doubt he’ll drop in to read this, for what it’s worth, thank you Rich!