Dad, Husband, Ultra Runner, Business owner, Excited
Gary Robbins is one of if not my favorite endurance athlete on the planet. I just feel that he does it "the right way". He is tough, He is gritty, he wears his emotions on his sleeve, but most of all, you can tell that he absolutely loves what he is doing.
When I thought to do this podcast, he was on my bucket list of people that I wanted to interview. I was fortunate enough to get a response from him and he agreed to give me some time out of his extremely busy life for some dinky podcast that not many people know about. For that reason, I'm embarrassed it took this long to publish his episode!
What struck me right out of the gate was that Gary has an inability to sit still. In fact when we first got on skype I could not see him. I asked him if his skype connection was working ok because I could not see him and he told me that he turned off the video because in his experience on skype he would give people motion sickness because he would be walking in circles through out his house...
A lot of people know Gary from his recent battles with the Barkley Marathon which once again ended in heartbreak this year but what drew me to Gary was his performance on the Wonderland Trail and the film that Ethan Newberry, The Ginger Runner made about that FKT. In that Film, Gary's unwavering enthusiasm for what he is doing is infectious. I would go as far as to say, Gary is Infectious. Try not to like this guy!