Hey guys and gals, welcome to the show. First off I gotta say thank you to you all for tuning in and listening to the show. This last month has been absolutely crazy as far as downloads and I seriously can’t thank you guys enough. The WW and MM episodes have been a big hit and just over all, I have received so many messages from people that just found the show and have nothing but great things to say. So thank you guys so much all for downloading and sharing the podcast with all of your friends. Seriously I can’t thank you guys enough. If you like the show and you haven’t had a chance yet, please go leave a rating. Hell even if you don’t like the show, let me know that too.
I am also super excited about todays episode. Sidney Smith is someone I have a ton of admiration for and was on the show way back in episode 25 back when he hacked off his first leg! Yes you heard me correctly Sidney has a pretty rare condition called Charcot Marie Tooth and you’ll have to listen to the episode to hear exactly why, but Sidney has been through some tough times and has had both his legs amputated. Throughout the episode we talk a lot about overcoming struggles, dealing with hard times, and overcoming those fears to push the limits. Through all of this Sidney was even able to harvest a great bull last year and I think when he text me a picture of that bull last year I was probably as excited for him as he was. Like I said I have a ton of respect for Sidney as he has battled the challenges that life has thrown at him and has become an amazing person. Sidney has competed in multiple triathlons as an amputee in his preparation for his upcoming Iron man this weekend. Thats right he competing in the Boulder 70.3 Ironman so do me a huge favor and go wish him luck on his big race this weekend and help cheer him on. Good Luck this weekend Sidney, we will be cheering you on buddy.
- Show starts (5:30)
- Working around the disease to hunt (13:30)
- Deciding to amputate (24:30)
- Hitting rock bottom, and how to move forward (29:45)
- Going from double amputee to being a triathlon athlete (32:45)
- Taking two steps forward one step back (38:15)
- Taking new athletic skills to hunting skills (40:00)
- Finding a passionate escape (43:30)
- 2016 Elk hunt (48:30)
- Advice to amputees who want to do western hunts (1:00:00)
- Hunts coming up (1:05:30)
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