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This is a prelude, a prologue, an introduction, and explanation. It's an origin story. I tell my very abridged story and how it led to the creation of the group.

I'm telling stories of perseverance, ingenuity, overcoming obstacles, pushing limits, not taking time for granted, and the never-ending pursuit of progress - what would basically become the universal pillars of PROACTIVE.

Summed up, be proactive, thrive now - and in that spirit, I figured, let's give this a try...

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Proactive Podcast - Episode 0 - The PreludeArtist Name
00:00 / 46:02
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Vanessa Vaglio ran the Breakneck Marathon on May 6th, 2023. However, back when she joined PROACTIVE in January 2019, even she wouldn't have predicted it!

We talk about Vanessa's introduction to the trails, her early hiking days, important events (both with PROACTIVE and solo) that helped her progress both mentally and physically, and her thoughts just a few days prior to the Breakneck Marathon!

Vanessa, crowned the first-ever PROACTIVE Champion during this episode, has thrived through constant progression and continues to push her own boundaries. Hear about where they showed themselves and where she conquered them.

Proactive Podcast - Episode 1 - Pre-Breakneck with Vanessa VaglioArtist Name
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Proactive Podcast - Episode 2 - Days From Fat Dog with Jason FriedmanArtist Name
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Joel Singer is one of the oldest members of our group, he was quick to point that out, but it'd be hard to tell by just looking at his accomplishments over the past few years. From completing some of PROACTIVE's most difficult routes, rock climbing, sky diving, and excelling professionally, Joel is an inspiration to the group and gives us hope.


Joel discusses topics ranging from mindfulness to pain, from yoga to book recommendations, and more. All throughout, we discuss his time with the group, why he joined, and what he remembers from the last 5 years...

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