The Human Advancement Podcast

Ep. 14 - Kent Maiman - Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

January 4, 2021

This episode marks the beginning of season 2 for the Human Advancement Podcast

During this episode, John Matulevich of Ruthless Performance talks to Kent Maiman, a long distance hiker from Colorado who recently completed the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Over the course of the hour-long conversation, John and Kent cover topics ranging from:

-Kent's life prior to hiking the AT

-Lessons learned from the trail (i.e. "Never Quit on a Bad Day")

-Trail gear and Kent's favorite pieces of equipment


-Kent's nutrition on the trail, particularly his vegetarian diet

-Skills learned on the trail

-Life lessons

-Trying to accomplish something as daunting as hiking the Appalachian Trail during the early days of COVID-19


More broadly this episode should serve as a pep talk to get your ass in gear if you're interested in accomplishing big things in 2021.


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