21

May

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Connection

What a gift when someone you don’t know easily connects with something you’ve deeply shared. I found the below review on amazon about my book, Dirty Inspirations, and am so grateful for this kindred seeker—someone who deeply ‘got’ the premise(s) for my writing this book. Since mom’s death I’ve been kinda numb, sad and quasi-checked out and this connection instantly drew me back in to life’s loveliness. Thank you, thank you, to my intrepid reviewer. May your trails be windy, crooked and full of questions. “There aren’t enough superlatives to describe the insights Terri Schneider shares into the minds of endurance athletes in Dirty Inspirations. Schneider begins in her days as a IronMan triathlete covering a swim, bike and race course […]

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Category: Books

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April

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Science of Ultra Podcast Interview – All About Possibility

While on my last venture in Bhutan I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Bearden of Science of Ultra Podcast. We talk about possibility, joy, adventure and the natural tendency of humans to go after big adventure, all woven within the pages of Dirty Inspirations: Lessons From the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports. Shawn was a thoughtful interviewer and I want to thank him for all the work he puts toward a top notch podcast. Enjoy!

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Category: Adventure

20

April

4

The Good News About Getting Out of Shape

A month in Bhutan with no bike, a running injury and a lot of excuses, left me back in CA in the worst shape that I can remember. Even if I am not training for an event or big (or small) adventure, I always train—for life. I enjoy swimming, biking, running, hiking, strength training and yoga while mixing in a couple other activities as desired. My body likes to cross train and even after all these years, I thrive on my activity time each day. So though I’m approaching 55, I haven’t known what it feels like to be in my 50’s and be totally out of shape. Now I know that it really really sucks. What I have known […]

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Category: Adventure/Reflection

19

April

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Spring Sand Mandala

Check out what these guys are up to in Fayettville, AR—a sand mandala. If you haven’t experienced a sand mandala, I recommend checking out how/why the process plays out. Powerful. I’ll be partnering with Fayettechill, IMBA, OORC and more excellent groups for a fundraiser to support Himalayan Passions (arts, sport and eduction), May 8th. Stay tuned for more info! In the meantime get inspired from the video below… From Fayettechill: Fayettechill Clothing Company Thank you to all who made today at Fayettechill Basecamp so special. Please feel encouraged to visit our Dickson St. shop this week to take in the construction …

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Category: Bhutan

17

March

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An Auspicious Inauspicious Day

Its was an auspicious day for me, because it wasn’t an official auspicious day. This meant I was the only visitor at the Tango Monastery [plus the goats, cats and dogs]. Happiness is wandering solo with my camera in Bhutan. Check out some photos on Instagram.

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Category: Bhutan

17

March

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My New Favorite Thing to do in Bhutan

My new favorite thing to do in Bhutan is to buy lunch for whomever sits at my table in a local restaurant. If a table is for several people and I am alone, it is common for locals to just come up and use the rest of the table. There would be a lot of polite asking and apologizing going on in this situation in the U.S. In Bhutan, what’s mine is their’s (with a lot of exceptions for ‘outsiders’). But if I’m in a local place, I’m treated more like a local (which is my preference). So whomever sits at my table gets a free lunch. I don’t tell them this, we don’t even interact while eating. I just […]

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Category: Bhutan

About Me

endurance athlete..speaker..writer..coach..sport psychology consultant..photographer

Few athletes surpass Terri Schneider’s consistency, durability, longevity and charisma in endurance sports. As a pioneer in several sports, she has blazed a path through the endurance world that combines a zeal to experience new cultures and remote landscapes, with a hunger to push her physical and mental limits. Terri’s passion is to share these experiences with others as a motivational speaker, author, coach, consultant and photographer.

As an adventure racer, triathlete, ultrarunner and mountaineer, Terri has raced and adventured in over 70 countries. Through the hundreds of events in which she’s excelled she’s established herself as one of the most diversely experienced multi-sport endurance athletes and coaches in the world.

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