The Red Arrow Health & Wellness Podcast
EP0084: Adventures in Parenting

EP0084: Adventures in Parenting

October 11, 2021

Life with kids is always an adventure, and with four kids in the family... well, it is never a dull moment. Yet it really does fly by in the blink of an eye. This week co-hosts Marco & Jessica share their Top 5 tips for hanging on to those precious memories. Along the way the conversation also touches on Homecoming, hockey, life without cross country on the weekly schedule, and more. 

EP0083: Activity Trackers

EP0083: Activity Trackers

October 4, 2021

Got data? We do. This week co-hosts Marco & Jessica discuss wearable tech for passively collecting activity and biometric data. How did they get started with it, what devices have they used, how did it go which each, what were the pros/cons, why did they switch from one to another -- all this and more is covered. Along they way they also touch on the conclusion of Jessica's basement isolation (introduced in episode 82), their 2021 Apple Cider Century cycling recap, and another very busy week in youth hockey as well as beer league.

EP0082: Get Your Spooky On

EP0082: Get Your Spooky On

September 27, 2021

It was a dark and stormy night, and co-hosts Marco & Jessica had just settled in for a podcast recording session when... they decided to discuss their favorite movies to watch around Halloween. Some are scary, some are hilarious, and some just scream childhood nostalgia. Listen in to find out which flicks made each host's respective Top Ten list, as well as to find out: why is Jessica invisible, why is Marco running cables all over the house, what is the Apple Cider Century, how does Marco's dad pronounce 'Gewürztraminer,' and much much more! Sit back, perhaps with a basic autumn cocktail such as The Caitlynn, and enjoy! 

EP0081: Tailgate Season Favorites

EP0081: Tailgate Season Favorites

September 20, 2021

Are you ready for some football? Or hockey? Or baseball, softball, cross country, or... various excuses for al fresco dining in relative close proximity to a vehicle's rear end? We are. This week co-hosts Marco & Jessica discuss tailgating, the common pitfalls to avoid if you're trying to stick to a diet, a few of their favorite tailgate meals (northern style tailgate favs, southern tailgate favs, etc), their favorite tailgating stories, and their go-to tailgating cocktails. Along the way they also chat about the Beer:30, the first week of adult hockey (aka Beer League), "Team Tomasi" cycling group, and more!

EP0080: Tips From the Photographer: Family Portraits Edition

EP0080: Tips From the Photographer: Family Portraits Edition

September 13, 2021

Family portraits. The mere thought can create stress. What to wear? Where to go? How to pose? How much is this going to cost??? This week Jessica, a professional photography helps calm the nerves by providing two Top Ten lists. First up, Top Ten Tips for Picking Better Locations. And then, she provides her Top Ten Tips for Better DIY Family Portraits. Whether for the next edition of your annual family holiday card, a seasonal update to your family photo album, something new to hang on the living room wall, or just for the fun of it, these tips will help you improve the final product without putting a hefty pinch on your bank account.

EP0079: Weekend Adventure Review - The MISH X Paddle Tri

EP0079: Weekend Adventure Review - The MISH X Paddle Tri

September 6, 2021

Want to challenge yourself? Or perhaps have an excuse to get away to enjoy the great outdoors? Or maybe just have a little fun and a few beers with friends? Why not try a tri?!?! That's right, a triathlon. Why be mediocre at one activity when you can be mediocre at THREE! LOL. This week Marco and Jess review their recent visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula for the 2021 edition of the MISH Experience Paddle-Bike-Run Triathlon. This trip to their favorite multisport competition was also their return to in-person racing. Listen in as they discuss their adventures in traveling to the race, the race itself, and the various weekend excursions after the finish line (SPOILER ALERT: it involves TWO Great Lakes). 

EP0078: The First Seven

EP0078: The First Seven

August 30, 2021

Every journey has a beginning. In this episode co-hosts Marco & Jessica look back at the origins of their own professional journeys by sharing their first seven jobs. No internships. No volunteer positions. No pro bono projects. Just the very first seven paid positions that kicked off their careers. They might not have been glamorous gigs, but any experience is good experience. Oh, and of course, they generated money. Whether you are seeking inspiration as you embark on your journey or interested in a good laugh while thinking back to those early days of your own career, this episode has something for everyone. The conversation also touches on a trip to Saugatuck, The Karen, and the leadup to the first day of school.

EP0077: Back to School Success

EP0077: Back to School Success

August 23, 2021

'Tis the season for Back-to-School. This week our co-hosts, parents of four (4) young scholars, share their Top Ten Tips for Back-To-School Success. From life hacks for getting organized to making those special first day memories, Marco & Jessica have it covered to help keeping the whole family calm, cool, and sane. Along the way the their conversation touches on advice to young teachers, life in management of clinical services, a shoutout to Local Pour in Sawyer (Michigan), masks, Irish Whiskey from Sexy Rexy, and Jessica's low carb take on a Tiki Bellini.

EP0076: Taking Flight IV - Medical Mishaps Edition, part 2

EP0076: Taking Flight IV - Medical Mishaps Edition, part 2

August 9, 2021

This week our cohosts present another installment in their series of tasting flight episodes. On the menu this time around: six whiskeys, all made in Michigan. Between sips they share tales of their medical misadventures. The stories may inspire you, may comfort you (misery loves company, right?), they may make you cringe, or may even make you laugh... but you certainly won’t forget what you have heard!

It's possible that we had too much fun recording this episode. How much is too much, you ask? So much that we ran way over on time. Looking at the lengthy file of raw audio, we opted to split the recording into two episodes of more manageable length.

Episode 76 picks up right where episode 75 left off. Already three whiskeys and three sets of stories into their evening, this episode has Marco & Jess continuing with the next three whiskeys in their flight. Included in episode 76 are:

  1. Iron Fish Distillery’s Bourbon Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
  2. Eastern Kille Distillery’s Michigan Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  3. Journeyman Distillery’s Silver Cross Whiskey

Sit back, listen in, and enjoy!

 

EP0075: Taking Flight IV - Medical Mishaps Edition, part 1

EP0075: Taking Flight IV - Medical Mishaps Edition, part 1

August 9, 2021

This week our cohosts present another installment in their series of tasting flight episodes. On the menu this time around: six whiskeys, all made in Michigan. Between sips they share tales of their medical misadventures. The stories may inspire you, may comfort you (misery loves company, right?), they may make you cringe, or may even make you laugh... but you certainly won’t forget what you have heard!

It's possible that we had too much fun recording this episode. How much is too much, you ask? So much that we ran way over on time. Looking at the lengthy file of raw audio, we opted to split the recording into two episodes of more manageable length. Episode 75 has the first three whiskeys in the flight:

  1. Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Barrel Proof, Signature Edition from the Single Barrel West Side Bourbon Collection) 
  2. Detroit City Distillery’s Butcher’s Cut Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
  3. Mammoth Distilling’s Mammoth Whiskey (Aged in Merlot Wine Casks from Bonobo Winery)

Episode 76 will pick up right where we leave off at the end of this episode, with the next three whiskeys – and associated sets of tales – in this tasking flight. Sit back, listen in, and enjoy!

EP0074: Breakfasts of Champions

EP0074: Breakfasts of Champions

August 2, 2021

Breakfast. It's been called the most important meal of the day. This week our co-hosts relocate their recording space to the kitchen and are joined by Kid-1 as they prepare three low carb (i.e. keto-friendly, paleo-friendly) breakfast dishes. Cooking with kids can be an adventure, especially when the other three may wander in at any moment to add an extra element of chaos. For the menu Marco and Jessica both opted for cast iron skillet dishes, perfectly suited for mornings at home or out at the campsite during your summer vacation. As for Kid-1, she drew inspiration from the Summer Olympics and decided to go with chocolate donuts. That's right, low carb CHOCOLATE DONUTS made from scratch. Listen in to this wild ride as Marco & Jessica juggle recording, cooking, parenting, and unfiltered reactions from pint-sized taste testers... all on empty stomachs! 

EP0073: Jessica the Behavior Analyst

EP0073: Jessica the Behavior Analyst

July 26, 2021

Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. But what does that mean? What does she do all day? What type of clients does she work with? What does she do with them and how does she do it? Where does she do it? Who are her coworkers and what other kinds of professionals does she collaborate with? What kinds of challenges does she face on a regular basis? What does a day at work look like? This week our co-hosts dive into the professional side of Jessica the Behavior Analyst. Along the way the conversation also touches on tubing, saving turtles, spandex & butt pads at the grocery store, gunpowder & milkshakes, fencing, crepes, and a big week of summer hockey.

EP0072: Welcome to Costco… I Love You

EP0072: Welcome to Costco… I Love You

July 19, 2021

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to Costco we go... and then we're heading home to record a podcast. Well, something like that. In this episode co-hosts Marco & Jessica recap a trip to the big box store to replenish the family groceries, with particular focus on shopping for those on a low carb diet (e.g. keto, paleo). What were the great low carb finds, and what left them feeling just meh? The pair breaks it all down, to include the price, quantity per package, and nutrient macros for each find. And before signing off, they discuss an extra stop on the shopping adventure for a few bonus low carb friendly finds. 

EP0071: Listeners Want To Know II, part 2

EP0071: Listeners Want To Know II, part 2

July 12, 2021

You asked, we answered. Back with a new pile of questions from listeners and followers, special guest host "Kid-1" once again takes the show's reins to interview Marco and Jessica. This marathon recording session was so big we broke it into two episodes. Picking up from where Episode 70 left off, this episode covers questions related to:

  1. Hockey
  2. Photography
  3. Food & Beverage
  4. Miscellaneous

What is it like to be the parent of a hockey goalie? How do you handle the 'hockey smell?' When is Jessica going to give in and start playing hockey? Best advice for new (amateur) photographers? Favorite app for editing pictures on your phone? Favorite gin? How was the butter flight? Favorite drinking story? Side effects of losing weight that no one talks about? Where do you get those crazy suits? Why live in Michigan? Marco and Jessica answer these and much, much more... as well as a shoutout to the final set of Red Arrow Challenge (RAC) champions.

EP0070: Listeners Want To Know II, part 1

EP0070: Listeners Want To Know II, part 1

July 12, 2021

You asked, we answered. Back with a new pile of questions from listeners and followers, special guest host "Kid-1" once again takes the show's reins to interview Marco and Jessica. This marathon recording session was so big we broke it into two episodes. Up first, questions related to:

  1. Podcasting
  2. Running, Swimming, & Biking
  3. Parenting & Family

What do our regular hosts have planned for their podcast? What are their race preferences? Most painful injury? Best cycling beer? Summertime bedtimes for the kids? Biggest worry as an autism parent? Marco and Jessica answer these and much, much more!

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