Scout Bassett – Babbittville

Scout Bassett is 4’9” tall and weighs all of 84 pounds. On a wall inside the Challenged Athletes Foundation headquarters, there is a classic photo of Scout back-to-back with NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton, who is 6’11” tall. The quote next to the photo? “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” Scout…

Evie Stevens – Babbittville

Evie Stevens played tennis at Dartmouth and, after college, was working 50 hours a week on Wall Street. So how did she get from Manhattan to London as an Olympic cyclist? Evie’s story is beyond amazing.   Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville SwimRun San Juan Islands…

Aaron Scheidies – Babbittville

Imagine being great at soccer, but having your eyesight deteriorate to the point where you could barely see the ball. Imagine making the high school swim team, but having your teammates take advantage of your disability by putting icy hot in your underwear. Imagine dealing with depression to the point of becoming suicidal. Then imagine…

Jim O’Hara – Babbittville

Jim O’Hara is one of the premiere running coaches in Southern California and he came on to chat about the best ways to have success with your running. One great idea? Rather than scheduling a 50 minute run for yourself, schedule a 40 minute run but also schedule in 10 minutes for your post-run stretch.…

Valerie Silk – Babbittville

Valerie Silk was never an athlete and couldn’t understand why her husband at the time wanted to connect their business, the Nautilus Fitness Center, to an obscure event that only had 15 people entered. The year was 1978, the event was called the Ironman, and Valerie Silk was the person who would guide what would…

Classics: Frank Shorter – Babbittville

From our Classics Interview Series: Frank Shorter A lot of people may not remember that the Olympic Gold and Silver medalist in the marathon, Frank Shorter, was also an accomplished duathlete and ended up beating John Howard in the Desert Princess Run/Bike/Run back in 1988. Frank came on to chat about the value of cross training.   Subscribe…