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I Could Never Do That

56 EpisodesProduced by Carrie BarrettWebsite

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."How many times have you heard of a "dream job," an extraordinary athletic feat, or even a benevolent vocation that someone has and thought to yourself, "I Could NEVER Do That!" These people don't have superpowers, per se. These normal … read more

56 Episodes | 2017 - 2020

Dave Jackson - Profit from Your Podcast

October 1st, 2020


Dave Jackson is Podcasting Hall of Famer, Coach, and Author of the new book, Profit From Your Podcast: Proven Strategies to Turn Listeners into a Livelihood.

Dave talks about the history of podcasting and his early …

55 Emma-Kate Lidbury of Triathlete Magazine - Register for "Hawaii from Home"

September 3rd, 2020


Emma-Kate Lidbury, Associate Editor of Triathlete Magazine, discusses their upcoming "Hawaii from Home" Virtual Challenge from October 5th-11th, 2020.

Yes, you CAN do an IRONMAN from the comfort of your hometown either …

54 Jeremy Bhandari - Author of "Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top"

August 3rd, 2020


Carrie interviews first-time author and former ESPN staffer, Jeremy Bhandari, about his book, "Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top."

Yes, most people think sports celebrities are super-human (and I …

53 Sue Reynolds - From 335lbs to World Class Triathlete

July 6th, 2020


Sue Reynolds, author of "The Athlete Inside" talks candidly about how, in her late 50s and early 60s, she lost 200 pounds and found an athlete hiding …

52 Kelly O'Mara, Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine

June 8th, 2020


Kelly O’Mara, Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine, has been a contributor at Triathlete for a while and you may know her “Salty Triathlete” …

51 Adapting in Adversity - Jay Weber of Base Performance

June 1st, 2020


While they should be at hundreds of races in 2020, Jay Weber, Director of Operations of BASE Performance, discusses how this sports nutrition company …

50 Adapting in Adversity - Pro Triathlete, Lisa Roberts

May 18th, 2020


Pro Triathlete, Lisa Roberts, talks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on her 2020 race season and how she is adapting in adversity.

Even without races on the horizon, she is finding wins every day, both …

49 Kim Eagle - The Savvy Behind the Six-Pack at Earn that Body

December 10th, 2019


Kim Eagle is the founder of Earn that Body, an online nutrition and fitness training company.

This conversation isn't your typical, "How to Avoid …

48 Chris Eddy - Employee Wellness and Engagement Inspired Through Adventure

November 12th, 2019


Chris Eddy discusses his unconventional journey into corporate wellness and entrepreneurship. 

His company, Blipic, is focused on exploring a new approach to creating healthy, highly engaged employees to build a …

47 I Don't Wanna Be Pink - Dena Taylor

October 29th, 2019


Author, Dena Taylor, discusses her new book, "I DON'T WANNA BE PINK - How a single, 39-year-old woman refused to let breast cancer and its fervent …

46 Rip Esselstyn - Living Plant Strong with The Engine 2 Diet

June 2nd, 2019


It was 10 years ago that The Engine 2 Diet Book was released. It was also 10 years ago that my Doctor told me that I had ridiculously high …

45 Peri Kowal - Race Director of Austin's Mighty Mujer Triathlon

May 20th, 2019


Women's Only Triathlon is back in Austin with the debut of the Mighty Mujer Triathlon taking place June 9th at Lakeway City Park! 

Austin's Race Director and longtime triathlete, Peri Kowal, discusses the origins and …

44 Kayleigh and Sandy Williamson

February 11th, 2019


Carrie Barrett interviews 29-year-old, Kayleigh Williamson, and her Mom, Sandy Williamson. 

In 2017, Kayleigh made history by becoming the first …

43 Kim Eagle - 10 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

January 29th, 2019



She's been voted Austin's Best Personal Trainer for multiple years, but this Top Nutrition Trainer has clients around the globe!

In this talk …

42 The Importance of Biomechanics and Recovery for Every Athlete

January 14th, 2019


Kimberly A. Davis, DC, ART (Founder and CEO of RunLab) and Jessica Tranchina, PT, DPT, NASM-CPT, ART, CKTP (Co-Founder of Generator Athlete Lab) teamed up for a special clinic on "The Importance of Biomechanics and …

41 Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N - Essential Sports Nutrition

December 5th, 2018


Marni Sumbal prides herself on dreaming big and working hard. It's evident in her work as a Board Certified Sport Dietitian with a Master of Science …

40 "Is Therapy for Me?" - A Conversation with Psychotherapists, Jill Brenner and Saira John

November 26th, 2018


It’s not uncommon to feel stressed, lost, angry and even depressed this time of year, so we’re going to therapy today with licensed Psychotherapists, Jill Brenner and Saira John. I first met Saira and Jill when I was a …

39 Stephan Schwarze - Habits and Strategies for Success from 60x IRONMAN Finisher, Coach and Author

October 29th, 2018

Carrie Barrett interviews 60x Ironman, Multisport Coach and Author, Stephan Schwarze, about his new book, "Control Your Success" in an episode …

38 Jessica Tranchina - Recovery and Performance at the Generator Athlete Lab

October 15th, 2018


Jessica Tranchina is a physical therapist, wife, mother of three, elite triathlete, and founder of the Generator Athlete Lab in Austin, Texas - …

37 Robert Blanchard - Swimming for Soldiers

September 24th, 2018


U.S. Navy Veteran, Robert Blanchard, is swimming a 24-hour solo event at Pace Bend Park outside of Austin, Texas to raise money for the Lone Survivor …

36 Taylor Dutch - Fighting Back After An Assault

September 13th, 2018



In December of 2017, Austinite Taylor Dutch was running at Lady Bird Lake with a friend. It was a crowded day on the trail — about 11 am — right near Austin High under the Mopac Bridge.  She stopped to use the …

35 Velo View Bike Tours Founder, Shannon Burke

August 15th, 2018



You ever have one of those "Office Space" moments where you’re sitting in your cube or your open-air space office and you just want to say, “Screw this" and go do the thing you REALLY want to do?

My guest today did …

34 Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim Adventure

August 1st, 2018


Host, Carrie Barrett, talks with John and Dyana Geissinger of Austin, Texas about their recent Grand Canyon Rim-2-Rim-2-Rim Crossing. Not only do they reminisce about their personal training and journey, but also talk …

33 Stephanie Kaplan - Road Product Manager for Specialized Bikes

July 18th, 2018


How many of you love riding your bike? It doesn't matter if you're shredding down a mountain or commuting to your job, there's just something special about being on two wheels because it harkens back to childhood and …

32 Pete Ripmaster - Iditarod Champion on Foot

July 2nd, 2018


Buckle your seatbelts, because you’re in for a treat today. My guest is Pete Ripmaster - adventurer, speaker, ultra-runner and winner of the 1000 …

31 Mallory Brooks - Ultra Runner and Entrepreneur

June 12th, 2018


This is a "girl-crush" episode! When you can't be somebody, you want to be like somebody and I want to be like Mallory Brooks. 

Mallory and her husband, Jason, are the owners of Spectrum Trail Racing, she's a Rogue …

30 Karl Gruber - 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks

May 31st, 2018



How many of you have ever met a hero of yours, or someone who has really influenced your life? How many of you are actually friends with that person? 

Karl Gruber has been a presence in my life for the last 25 years. …

29 Remembering Andrew Tilin

May 14th, 2018


On February 17th, 2018, author, cyclist, father and partner, Andrew Tilin, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle as he was pulled over out of …

28 Adrienne Langelier MA, LPC - Mindset Matters

April 26th, 2018


“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” - Marcus Aurelius

Adrienne Langelier MA, LPC is a Sports Psychology Consultant who helps individuals, …

27 Triathlon Taren - Building Your Brand

April 12th, 2018


Triathlon Taren is a brother from another Mother!

We have a lot in common, as it turns out. We both were once out-of-shape, unmotivated young …

26 Nikki Castagneto and Green Ninja Cooks - Motivating Kids to Play with their Food

April 5th, 2018




“I’ve always had a dream of doing a kid’s cookbook,” says Green Ninja Cooks Author and Master of Nom, Nikki Castagneto. “Who doesn’t want to be a ninja or possess superhuman powers?”

Enter our hero, the Green …

25 Audrey Wright - Vegan Bikini Competitor and Entrepreneur

March 29th, 2018



Do you ever get the feeling you’ve lived a few lifetimes, or that you’re sometimes intuitively and divinely being led to go through difficult …

24 Nick Symmonds - Two-Time Olympian to CEO

March 22nd, 2018


My guest is Two-Time Track and Field Olympian and Run Gum CEO, Nick Symmonds.

Many people have a mindset that “success” is some type of destination. …

23 Aaron Gonzalez - Paddle for Patriot Paws

March 7th, 2018


On April 1, 2018, Aaron Gonzales will launch “Paddle for Patriot PAWS” – a 400 plus mile Stand Up Paddleboard trip up the coast of Texas to raise awareness and money for Patriot PAWS Service Dogs.  Patriot PAWS is a …

22 Ward Richmond - Happiness, Health and Humility

February 12th, 2018


I met Ward Richmond back in 2011 when we were both at an Ironman training camp in The Woodlands, Texas. We kept in touch via social media and it was obvious that Ward loved being the life of the party. He was livin' …

21 Courtney Carver - Embracing Soulful Simplicity

February 5th, 2018



In 2006, Courtney Carver was drowning in clutter, debt, and stress. She was also suffering from myriad health problems such as extreme exhaustion, tingling in her hands and face, and vertigo. A diagnosis that very …

20 Dayna Latham and Nick Logan-Becoming an Ultraman

January 29th, 2018


Let's, once again, explore the "whys" and the motivations behind pushing our limits as "normal" human beings.

Texas native, Dayna Latham is, by all accounts, an average athlete...and, by average, I mean to say that she …

19 Treasures from the Running Event - Part 2

January 14th, 2018


Here is Part 2 of my interviews from The Running Event! 

The Running Event made its way back to Austin this past year and this local gal couldn’t …

18 Planning the Perfect Triathlon Season - LIVE from Bicycle World

January 8th, 2018


We took the "I Could Never Do That" podcast on the road to Bicycle World Austin for an expert Coach Discussion on "Planning the Perfect Triathlon …

17 Treasures from The Running Event - Part 1

December 29th, 2017



The Running Event made its way back to Austin this past year and this local gal couldn’t have been happier! As their website indicates, The …

16 Fr. Rich Andre- Finding Faith, Forgiveness and Personal Fulfillment

December 11th, 2017


This week, we take the theme quite literally because my guest is Fr. Rich Andre from St. Austin Catholic Parish here in Austin, Texas.  Yes, a …

15 Helen Susannah Webb & Caroline Gaynor - Kona's Dynamic Duo

December 4th, 2017



In April 2017, Helen Susannah Webb became the first visually impaired female athlete to complete Ironman South Africa. Born with a genetic …

14 Susan Lacke- Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow

November 27th, 2017


From Susan's Website:

They were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor with a pack-a-day habit and a bad attitude. He was …

13 Matt Dixon - Fast Track Triathlete

November 14th, 2017



We hit the triathlon jackpot this with Coach Matt Dixon, Founder and Head Coach of Purplepatch Fitness! Dixon has worked with professional triathletes and champions like Tim Reed, Meredith Kessler, Jesse Thomas,

12 Pam LeBlanc - Living a Life of Adventure

November 6th, 2017


This week’s guest is Austin based journalist Pam LeBlanc. I’m not gonna lie, she kinda has my dream gig...getting paid to try new sports, activities, hikes and other crazy adventures.  

If you live around Central …

11 Lesley Paterson and Simon Marshall: Becoming A Brave Athlete

October 23rd, 2017


This week, we throw the phrase “I Could Never Do That” right out the window!

I’m affectionately referring to this episode as my conversation with …

10 Susan Gibson and Jana Pochop - Singer/Songwriter Secrets

October 11th, 2017



In this episode of "I Could Never Do That," I interview singer/songwriters Susan Gibson (who wrote the Dixie Chicks "Wide Open Spaces") and Jana …

9 Dick and Jill Beardsley - Triumph, Tragedy, Tranquility

October 3rd, 2017


Distance Running Legend, Dick Beardsley, is an America hero, having won a string of marathons in the early 1980s, including the London Marathon in 1981 and Grandma's Marathon in both 1981 and 1982. He's most famous …

8 From Big to Little: Marcus Cook

September 21st, 2017


Marcus Cook lives by the quotes, "Do Something New Every Day" because "You Never Know What You're Preparing Yourself For." 

Two years ago, inspired …

7 Prothro Family Wines - Bruce and Ronda Prothro

September 13th, 2017


The Prothro Family Wines Website says it best: 

"Life is about the experiences you have and the stories you tell... and the wine you drink."

Ronda and Bruce Prothro love wine. They love the work, the science, the …

6 Just Kusko - Happy Tiger Tales

September 6th, 2017


This week’s interview subject is just as endearing, whimsical and unique as the adventure she’s on.

Most of us have heard of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” or “Where in the world is Matt Lauer,” right? A lot …

5 Christie Tracy and Carolyn Defoore - Cycling Golden Girls

August 30th, 2017


 This week, it's my long-awaited conversation with Austin's Cycling Golden Girls, Carolyn Defoore and Christie Tracy. They both represented in a big …

4 I Could Never Do That (Yet!) - Laurie Allen, Team Yet, and a Return to Triathlon

August 23rd, 2017



We've got a party, a celebration, in this episode of "I Could Never Do That," which I'm affectionately changing to "I Could Never Do That (Yet!)" …

3 Adam Sud - A Journey From Pills To Plants

August 16th, 2017



Adam Sud has certainly lived a lifetime in his 32 short years. This podcast is called "I Could Never Do That" and it's appropriate to get to know …

2 Chuy Amaya - Decoding the Deca Ultra Triathlon

August 9th, 2017



My guest this week is Chuy Amaya from Austin, Texas. By all standards, Chuy is a normal guy. He's 32-years-old, works a full-time job, has his …

1 Katy Dooley Baxter - Goddess of The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

July 29th, 2017


My guest today is Katy Dooley Baxter, one of only a small handful of people in the world to have completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

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