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Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Dec 23, 2018

 

We have pro triathlete Meredith Kessler joining us today to talk about a number of topics. We are talking Kona, IMAZ, being an triathlete mom, but the main thing we are talking about today is the Outspoken: Women In Triathlon Summit.  

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory. WADA and USADA legal. Used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. If you have been sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what happens with the Farm Bill legislation, we have news to share with you a little later in the show.

Thanks to last week's guests Tim Yount and Nick Koppin on the topic of the USAT ranking system, current criteria for qualifying for USAT Nationals and ITU AG Worlds. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #156 and check it out.

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are the no tie laces with custom tension for the perfect fit. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, most durable elastic bungee lace system available and they come in the MHE logo package. The regular price for the custom set is $19.98. For a limited time, through the end of the year Riplaces is going to offer a 25% discount. Just use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

Keeping perspective. This post from Meredith Kessler to her son Mak after a rough day at the office in Kona was the original inspiration to have Meredith back on the show. Part of being a good athlete is keeping perspective. There are races that go well and races that don't.

"Dear Mak: Sometimes cherished dreams come true and other times they repeatedly slip away. This picture symbolizes both. You and your dad are my most sacred dream while a dream of a quality race with gusto in Kona fell yet again by the wayside. Today your mom couldn’t finish what I started. It was not my best nor proudest moment in sport.

While this may continue to haunt me, as Kona usually does, I will keep learning, growing and recalibrating from it all. On repeat! And always relentlessly hug you in between 🤗

One thing that I will always ask of you is to celebrate the highs in your life and shake off the lows as fast as you can. Feel a little though NEVER dwell - regardless of how many times your dreams are crushed. Be gracious in defeat whether that is by your competitors or by something that you can’t seem to prevail over.

Find peace and gratitude in your tribe, your inner circle and the people that know, love and support you through the rollercoaster of life! Say your please and thank you’s and never let anyone or anything steal your light or break your stride 👊🏽💙

The journey can be hard sometimes. Perplexing. Demanding. Maddening. Chaotic. Sad. The journey can also be amazing and fulfilling most of the time. Loving. Fun. Enriching. Happy. AND...as a great friend once told me: the journey is far more important than the outcome. You ARE my journey and the best outcome of my life. Now let’s move forward and have a fun vacation! Love, MOM" 

Being able to handle success and failure, being able to balance all of the demands of being a mom and athlete, building your brand and building your body, and being a great ambassador and role model….here is Meredith Kessler.eing a mom and athlete, eing a mom and athlete, building your brand and building your body, and being a great ambassador and role model….here is Meredith Kessler.

Welcome back. Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

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Where is the 2018 Version of the Farm Bill?

Earlier this week, the conference committee - a committee convened to reconcile differences between House and Senate versions of the bill - issued its final report and reconciled version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - otherwise known as the 2018 version of the Farm Bill (the "Farm Bill"). In quick succession, the Senate and the House then approved the the Farm Bill, and we now wait with bated breath for the President's anticipated signature. Final approval is expected imminently.

What Does the Farm Bill Practically Do?

Perhaps the greatest impact of the Farm Bill is the galvanization of momentum across the board and throughout the supply chain and ancillary stakeholders:

-      Providing comfort to retailers in bringing products to retail shelves en masse;

-      Providing comfort to banks, payment processors, insurers to provide services to hemp industry stakeholders 

-      Encourage investment and infusions of capital into businesses and infrastructure for both fiber-, seed- and oil-based uses of hemp;

-      Instigate federal, state and local agencies to act affirmatively to authorize and regulate hemp; and

-      Importantly, quiets any question as to the Drug Enforcement Administration's ("DEA") lack of authority with respect to hemp

What Does the Farm Bill Legally Do?

Once officially signed into law, it is important for us to take a deep breath and celebrate this historic moment and understand the momentous progress the 2018 version of the Farm Bill achieves. Specifically, the Farm Bill serves to clarify and affirm the rightful place of raw hemp as an agricultural commodity, alongside corn and wheat. Notably, these hemp provisions in the Farm Bill state, in part:

  • Hemp is expressly excluded from treatment as "marihuana" under the federal Controlled Substances Act ("CSA");
  • "Hemp" is defined more expansively to include reference to cannabinoids, derivatives and extracts;
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall regulate the cultivation of hemp at a federal level and is instructed to implement regulations according to the Farm Bill; 
  • Individual states retain the right to enact legislation and promulgate regulations at the state and local level, subject to approval by USDA;
  • Hemp farmers are specifically authorized to access crop insurance, grants and certifications; 
  • Tribal governments are specifically authorized to cultivate and produce hemp; 
  • Interference with interstate commerce of hemp and hemp products is expressly prohibited; 
  • Controversially, "participation" of felons in hemp programs will be prohibited, though there are specific exemptions and further details likely forthcoming through USDA and state-level rulemaking; 
  • The 2014 version of the Farm Bill is to be repealed after allowing for this transitional period; and
  • The Farm Bill does not affect the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") authority to regulate permissible ingredients in ingestible products.

Where Do We Go From Here?

At the same time, though the passage of the Farm Bill is incredible news, it is similarly important to remember the work left to be done, which will of course take time - months, if not more than a year - to roll out:

-      USDA must now take the reigns in implementing regulations and/or reviewing and approving state-authorized "plans" for cultivation;

-      There is likely to be a cascade effect at the state level to pass state-level "plans" and implement regulations consistent with the Farm Bill;

-      Attention now turns to FDA with respect to ensuring that hemp-derived cannabinoids - including extracts containing cannabidiol - are to be treated as permissible ingredients; and

-      Resolve bumps in the road that are likely to arise as federal, state and local legislators and regulators work to implement the tenets of the Farm Bill over the coming months and years.

To that end, once we collectively take a moment to deservedly celebrate this momentous occasion, we look forward to rolling up our sleeves and continuing to work alongside hemp industry stakeholders and government officials in ensuring appropriate and sensible regulation at federal, state and local levels. The opportunities many in the industry have long awaited are at the cusp of being realized and this landmark announcement will certainly go down as a seismic policy shift in our nation's history.

HLG Hemp Practice Group

Robert Hoban, David Bush, Patrick Goggin, Garrett Graff, Darren Kaplan, Matthew Smith, Esqs. 

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Bill and Rich SOLOS Ride

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Happy holidays, everyone! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

 

 

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