Everything is Possible with Family By Your Side with Travis Macy and Mark “Mace” Macy

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Gentlemen, we are privileged to have not one but TWO incredible human beings with us today. My guests are an inspirational father-son duo, Travis Macy, and his father, Mark “Mace” Macy.

For those that don’t know, Travis and Mark are legendary endurance athletes. Travis has finished more than 130 ultra-endurance events in 17 countries. And his Dad, Mace, spent thirty years competing in Colorado and around the world in ultra-endurance competitions and is one of the few who have finished all eight Eco-Challenge events.

Their secret? The Ultra Mindset – a relentless determination that refuses to bow to any obstacle.

When Mark was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Travis and his Dad decided to take on the challenge of Eco-Challenge Fiji together – a grueling seven-day, 400-mile marathon of trekking, climbing, biking, and paddling through the jungle – for one final race together, to prove that anything is possible with family by your side.

In their new book, A Mile at a Time, Travis and Mace weave together excerpts from Mace’s passionate personal journals alongside a first-person narrative by Travis, telling the story of their incredible journey and what they learned along the way.

Their story is one of courage, determination, and above all, love. It’s a reminder that in the face of adversity, the ties that bind us give us strength and much more.

In our conversation, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for fostering resilience and mental fortitude.
  • How to cultivate a sense of unity and teamwork within your family.
  • How the “Ultra Mindset” can help as you juggle between training, family, and mental health.

Here are my favorite moments from our conversation:

  • The deep bond between Travis and Mark and their shared love for endurance racing.
  • Choosing love, happiness, and hope.
  • How to fight for your family’s future and enjoy quality time in the present.
  • The benefits of exercise and being in nature has on your mental health.
  • Embracing adversity as a catalyst to greater resilience and self-assuredness. Mace’s mantra, “It’s all good training.”
  • Insights for those dealing with Alzheimer’s.
  • The comfort of having someone besides you who’ll always have your back.

“It’s all a journey. We’re always trying to figure stuff out.” – Travis Macy Click To Tweet

“You don't know what’s coming and when. It’s highly uncertain. So instead of worrying about future hypotheticals, let’s be 90% present.” – Travis Macy Click To Tweet

“Doing something hard that you know is going to have uncertainty and adversity by choice, you are going to cultivate some resilience, perspective, tools, belief, and confidence you can use in other areas of life where you’re gonna face… Click To Tweet

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Travis Macy Bio

Travis and Mark Macy

Travis Macy is a professional endurance athlete, coach and speaker who empowers individuals and groups to reach their goals in business, education, athletics, and life.

In October 2018, his father, Mark “Mace” Macy was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Mace had spent thirty years competing in ultra-endurance competitions worldwide and is one of the few who have finished all eight Eco-Challenge events.

In 2019 they decided to participate in World’s Toughest Race—a grueling seven-day, 400-mile marathon of trekking, climbing, biking, and paddling through the jungle—for one final race together.

As Director of Macy Consulting, Travis provides customized support through keynotes, workshops, retreats, coaching, and independent college admissions counseling. His dynamic work compels executives to optimize results for themselves and their teams; businesses to grow and innovate; groups to embrace a vision and work together; athletes to reach unforeseen levels of fitness and wellness; students to take the next step; and parents to be more present, loving, and resilient.

In their new book, A Mile at a Time, Travis and Mace weave together excerpts from Mace’s passionate personal journals alongside a first-person narrative by Travis, telling the story of their incredible journey and what both father and son learned along the way.

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