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Running with the Pack 125: NYC Gear, New Runners, and Lots of Voicemails

Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
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Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
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Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
This week, tooth we primarily focus on the New York Marathon that I ran last weekend. It’s a truly great racing experience through an amazing city. It’s actually an experience that is difficult to describe. We also talk about Stevie’s return to running after a while off and a zombie running app that Stevie found.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
This week, pharm
Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
This week, tooth we primarily focus on the New York Marathon that I ran last weekend. It’s a truly great racing experience through an amazing city. It’s actually an experience that is difficult to describe. We also talk about Stevie’s return to running after a while off and a zombie running app that Stevie found.
This week, there Stevie and I talk about changing things up to maintain interest in working out over the winter months, Stevie’s new business dealing crack (e.g. Body Combat classes), running in wet weather, and several listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
Stevie and I talk about different kinds of endurance events for those who may be looking for a change from just running. Examples include Zombie races, human enhancement
urbanathalons, cardiology
triathlons, tadalafil
costumed runs, naked runs, ultra races, relays, and being a pacer for someone else. We also talk about the THON 5K, shoe blindness (from my new Newtons), and a bunch of listener calls.
This week, pharm
Stevie and I talk a bit about combining a little strength training with cardio workouts. We also do an interview with my friend Chris, who just completed a Tough Mudder event last week. Then we have a few listener race reports.
This week, tooth we primarily focus on the New York Marathon that I ran last weekend. It’s a truly great racing experience through an amazing city. It’s actually an experience that is difficult to describe. We also talk about Stevie’s return to running after a while off and a zombie running app that Stevie found.
This week, there Stevie and I talk about changing things up to maintain interest in working out over the winter months, Stevie’s new business dealing crack (e.g. Body Combat classes), running in wet weather, and several listener calls.
This week, there Stevie and I talk about changing things up to maintain interest in working out over the winter months, Stevie’s new business dealing crack (e.g. Body Combat classes), running in wet weather, and several listener calls.
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Stevie and I talk about the New York Marathon gear, recipe
a couple of new runners working to get in shape, and a ton of voicemails from listeners that include a lot of tips, questions, and race reports.

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Running with the Pack 105: Kicking it Up a Notch, Honey Stingers, Clothing Fit, and Much More!

Just one topic this week: the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, cardiologist buy which includes Stevie’s 5K and half-marathon as well as my Goofy Challenge, case which is the half-marathon and marathon. We talk about preparing for the races, hemophilia getting to the start line, the race start, the course, what happened along the way, our finishes, and what we did afterward. It’s a long podcast, but worth listening to, especially if you’re considering doing these races!
Just one topic this week: the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, cardiologist buy which includes Stevie’s 5K and half-marathon as well as my Goofy Challenge, case which is the half-marathon and marathon. We talk about preparing for the races, hemophilia getting to the start line, the race start, the course, what happened along the way, our finishes, and what we did afterward. It’s a long podcast, but worth listening to, especially if you’re considering doing these races!
I had an interesting afternoon. From time to time, disease I feel a little flutter in my chest. It’s not painful. I don’t feel weak or faint. It’s just a funny feeling that happens every now and then when I’m at rest. So is that anything to worry about? It could be nothing, more about it could be an irregular heartbeat, cheap some kind of blockage, or a defect. I talk a lot on Running with the Pack about diet, exercise, fitness, etc…, but I always say that I’m no doctor.

I’m not the kind of guy who ignores medical issues and hopes that they go away, so I met with my doctor last week and explained the issue. He had me wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to catch the flutters when they happen, so I did that last week. He also scheduled me for a “stress test plus echo”, which I had this afternoon.

What they had me do was change into running shoes and shorts and then they hooked up a collection of electrodes to my chest. The technician had me lay on my left side on an examination table and then he did an ultrasound of various parts of my heart and from various angles. While he was doing that, we talked about all sorts of things – what both of us do to keep in shape, the typical people he usually has in his lab, whether I was having a boy or girl (his response, “twins!”). He wouldn’t tell me any of the results though – that’s reserved for the doctor.

After the ultrasound, the technician left the room and returned in a few minutes with the doctor. They put me on the treadmill and started it off at a low incline and a comfortable walking pace. The doctor took my blood pressure and watched the electrical signals of my heart on the heart monitor. Every two minutes, they increased the speed and slope and took another blood pressure reading. I was on the treadmill for 12 minutes, by which time, I had hit my maximum heart rate (180) and was running on a 16% incline (I’m not sure of the speed). I felt fine and could have kept going, but he said that they wouldn’t learn anything from going longer.

They shut down the treadmill and moved me right back to the examination table so they could take more ultrasound pictures of my heart while it was pumping hard. Same as before – various parts of my heart from various angles. My heart rate came down to a normal level.

The rest of the session was the doctor showing me various segments of the ultrasound videos: This is your heart at rest, this is what it looks like at full blast, this is your valve function, this is a Doppler image showing the direction of the blood flow, this is the thickness of your heart walls, etc…

It was amazing and beautiful to see my heart in action. As someone who exercises a lot, I look at my heart rate to gauge how well I’m doing and my level of effort, but that is a gross indicator of what my heart is doing compared to seeing clear images of the way that it does what it does. The whole thing was a little piece of science fiction. When I commented about how clear the images were, the technician and doctor laughed and then the doctor said that there is a general rule in cardiology: the clearer the image, the better the prognosis. A lot of that has to do with it being easier to get a good ultrasound from people who have lower body weights since the sound waves have to pass through less tissue.

The short version of the doctor’s summary is that I’m as healthy as a horse. Great blood supply, no irregularities, normal adaptation from rest to active state and back again, good valve movement, etc… I asked specifically about any thickening of my heart walls since that’s a concern that Andrew has read about in some endurance athletes, but my heart walls were the normal thickness that they would expect in an active person. Ultimately, the flutter is completely within the normal range of a healthy heart, especially since he didn’t see any sign of it when I was stressed to maximum heart rate. It’s nothing that I need to worry about.

Overall, it was a fascinating experience and a huge relief to know that I’m okay. I’m glad I went and got the green light to keep doing the things that I love to do.

Anyway, I hope this is helpful for anyone who needs to have one of these tests done, so you know what they are looking for, what to expect, and what questions to ask.
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On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
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On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
In honor of Valentine’s Day, unhealthy we start off talking about our hearts. Specifically, patient heart rate zones and the echocardiogram that I had to check my heart health. We also talk about the MyFitnessPal app that Stevie has been using, no rx getting back into the pool and on the bike, an idea for a coordinated weekend triathlon associated with the show, Lori’s run for Brett, and what kind of bike a newbie should buy.

We’re also thinking about doing something special for episode #100 – so if you have suggestions, let us know.
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On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
In honor of Valentine’s Day, unhealthy we start off talking about our hearts. Specifically, patient heart rate zones and the echocardiogram that I had to check my heart health. We also talk about the MyFitnessPal app that Stevie has been using, no rx getting back into the pool and on the bike, an idea for a coordinated weekend triathlon associated with the show, Lori’s run for Brett, and what kind of bike a newbie should buy.

We’re also thinking about doing something special for episode #100 – so if you have suggestions, let us know.
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
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On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
In honor of Valentine’s Day, unhealthy we start off talking about our hearts. Specifically, patient heart rate zones and the echocardiogram that I had to check my heart health. We also talk about the MyFitnessPal app that Stevie has been using, no rx getting back into the pool and on the bike, an idea for a coordinated weekend triathlon associated with the show, Lori’s run for Brett, and what kind of bike a newbie should buy.

We’re also thinking about doing something special for episode #100 – so if you have suggestions, let us know.
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
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we do a quick follow-up on the EKG+stress test that I had done, this
we talk about our recent training, Stevie is signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and is doing it for the Komen Fund, and some news about a friend.

If you would like to donate to help Stevie reach her goal of raising $500 for the Susan G Komen for the Cure charity, please visit http://bit.ly/komenpgh. The money goes to fight breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women. Any amount would help – maybe $3.10 or $6.20 or $13.10 or $26.20 to represent some race distances.

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This week, vitamin arthritis we talk about myRunning with the Pack 98: Ice Baths in Winter, buy viagra Elliptical 101, web Shortened Half-Marathon Training, and More split times for the Disney Marathon, doing an ice bath during winter, the right settings for an elliptical machine to simulate running, a bit about the stair stepper machines, what to do when you have an upcoming half-marathon and limited training time, our plans for Pittsburgh, and John’s voicemail about his recent marathon experience.
On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
In honor of Valentine’s Day, unhealthy we start off talking about our hearts. Specifically, patient heart rate zones and the echocardiogram that I had to check my heart health. We also talk about the MyFitnessPal app that Stevie has been using, no rx getting back into the pool and on the bike, an idea for a coordinated weekend triathlon associated with the show, Lori’s run for Brett, and what kind of bike a newbie should buy.

We’re also thinking about doing something special for episode #100 – so if you have suggestions, let us know.
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
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we do a quick follow-up on the EKG+stress test that I had done, this
we talk about our recent training, Stevie is signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and is doing it for the Komen Fund, and some news about a friend.

If you would like to donate to help Stevie reach her goal of raising $500 for the Susan G Komen for the Cure charity, please visit http://bit.ly/komenpgh. The money goes to fight breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women. Any amount would help – maybe $3.10 or $6.20 or $13.10 or $26.20 to represent some race distances.

Check your boobs! Check your balls!
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
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we do a quick follow-up on the EKG+stress test that I had done, this
we talk about our recent training, Stevie is signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and is doing it for the Komen Fund, and some news about a friend.

If you would like to donate to help Stevie reach her goal of raising $500 for the Susan G Komen for the Cure charity, please visit http://bit.ly/komenpgh. The money goes to fight breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women. Any amount would help – maybe $3.10 or $6.20 or $13.10 or $26.20 to represent some race distances.

Check your boobs! Check your balls!
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Stevie and I talk about the Honey Stingers brand of protein bars and energy chews, workouts that should help you improve your speed, Team in Training and their work to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, running through adverse situations, some training updates, a race report from Heath, and a bit more information on American Ninja Warrior. I DARE you not to like that show (see below).


This week, vitamin arthritis we talk about myRunning with the Pack 98: Ice Baths in Winter, buy viagra Elliptical 101, web Shortened Half-Marathon Training, and More split times for the Disney Marathon, doing an ice bath during winter, the right settings for an elliptical machine to simulate running, a bit about the stair stepper machines, what to do when you have an upcoming half-marathon and limited training time, our plans for Pittsburgh, and John’s voicemail about his recent marathon experience.
On a very special episode of RWTP, diagnosis we have Jeff back on the show. We talk to Jeff about what he’s been doing, oncologist why we love running (if we do), cialis 40mg what makes us lace up our shoes on a crappy day, Kim’s 71-mile training run, Adidas running ads, and a race report from Jim.

Here is the Adidas ad that we talked about: http://chayden.net/Runs/Adidas/
In honor of Valentine’s Day, unhealthy we start off talking about our hearts. Specifically, patient heart rate zones and the echocardiogram that I had to check my heart health. We also talk about the MyFitnessPal app that Stevie has been using, no rx getting back into the pool and on the bike, an idea for a coordinated weekend triathlon associated with the show, Lori’s run for Brett, and what kind of bike a newbie should buy.

We’re also thinking about doing something special for episode #100 – so if you have suggestions, let us know.
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
This week, cheapest
we do a quick follow-up on the EKG+stress test that I had done, this
we talk about our recent training, Stevie is signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and is doing it for the Komen Fund, and some news about a friend.

If you would like to donate to help Stevie reach her goal of raising $500 for the Susan G Komen for the Cure charity, please visit http://bit.ly/komenpgh. The money goes to fight breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women. Any amount would help – maybe $3.10 or $6.20 or $13.10 or $26.20 to represent some race distances.

Check your boobs! Check your balls!
This week, search Stevie and I revisit the Honey Stinger line of products, which we both used before yesterday’s 8-mile run together. We also talk about me working on my “outdoor legs”, continuing running during a stressful time, getting my bike ready for the season, and the question, “will we ever stop podcasting?”
This week, cheapest
we do a quick follow-up on the EKG+stress test that I had done, this
we talk about our recent training, Stevie is signed up for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and is doing it for the Komen Fund, and some news about a friend.

If you would like to donate to help Stevie reach her goal of raising $500 for the Susan G Komen for the Cure charity, please visit http://bit.ly/komenpgh. The money goes to fight breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women. Any amount would help – maybe $3.10 or $6.20 or $13.10 or $26.20 to represent some race distances.

Check your boobs! Check your balls!
This week, store
Stevie and I talk about the Honey Stingers brand of protein bars and energy chews, workouts that should help you improve your speed, Team in Training and their work to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, running through adverse situations, some training updates, a race report from Heath, and a bit more information on American Ninja Warrior. I DARE you not to like that show (see below).


Stevie talks about kicking her training into gear to get ready for Pittsburgh, implant a bit more about Honey Stingers, visit the fit of women’s running gear, asthma many notes and calls from listeners – mostly some fantastic race reports. Congrats on the personal records! More scientific evidence that RWTP makes you faster, stronger, smarter, and better looking!

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Running with the Pack 92: GI Issues, Cold Running, Thankful For Running, and More…

Stevie and I talk about things that make fun races fun, prostate the Warrior Dash races, here dealing with the Winter Blues, a potential informal Disney meetup after the marathon, and a study about people who feel that they are too heavy to exercise.

Disney Meetup Details:
I’ll be with Andrew and my nephew (Dave), so I don’t want to do anything official, but we’ll be at Mama Melrose in Hollywood Studios around 3:50 for an early dinner and to get into the special seating of Fantasmic. If people want to eat there, we’ll be around for a quick hello or a photo.
Stevie and I talk about things that make fun races fun, prostate the Warrior Dash races, here dealing with the Winter Blues, a potential informal Disney meetup after the marathon, and a study about people who feel that they are too heavy to exercise.

Disney Meetup Details:
I’ll be with Andrew and my nephew (Dave), so I don’t want to do anything official, but we’ll be at Mama Melrose in Hollywood Studios around 3:50 for an early dinner and to get into the special seating of Fantasmic. If people want to eat there, we’ll be around for a quick hello or a photo.
Stevie and I talk about what to do about gastrointestinal issues before running events, what is ed our training and running in the cold weather, this site what people say they are thankful for, and a bunch of e-mail and voicemail recordings from listeners. For next week, we’re asking people to let us know about fun races and what they think make races fun (e.g. event size, music, music, etc…).

So if you have some ideas, questions, or race reports, leave a comment, send us an e-mail, or give us a call and leave a message: 570-RWTP-262

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Running with the Pack 79: Stevie’s Insanity, Seitan, Asthma, Gels, Earbuds, and more

On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

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It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
This week, tuberculosis we have a lot of short topics (summer running, fun races, endorphins, etc…) and then finish with a race report about the Black Bear Triathlon, which was my first Olympic-distance triathlon and my first open-water swim. Before the show, Stevie asked me how the Black Bear Triathlon went.

The short version:

Cold. Frightening. Wet. Intimidating. Demoralizing. Painful.
Exhilarating. Amazing. Euphoric. Challenging. Enlightening.

—–

The longish version:

The water was incredibly cold compared to what I was used to. I went in for a practice swim and nearly quit because of the water temperature. It triggered a strong panicky feeling, but Andrew made me go through with it. I’m glad he did. I had never done open water swimming before, so that was all new too. I had to contend with other swimmers and staying on course. I also got a friction sore on my neck from the wetsuit. I felt a little dizzy after getting out of the water, so I took my time in the transition area, ate a gel, said hi to Andrew, and then ran my bike to the mount area.

It was raining while I was doing the bike course, so the roads were wet. I was obviously on one of the lowest-end bikes there and got passed by a ton of people. I saw some people with flat tires and a couple who wiped out – so I’m glad nothing like that happened to me. The race description said that the bike course was REALLY hilly and challenging. They weren’t kidding. I kinda suck on hills, even though I practice on a hilly route. It’s partially because my bike is cheap and heavy, partially because I have only been cycling for a year, and partially because the competition at this race was incredible – loads of people from Philadelphia and New York – many of whom have done Ironman events before. After one last killer hill, I made it into “T2” (second transition) from the bike to the run. I saw Andrew again – racked the bike, took off my helmet, gloves, and glasses, and put on my running shoes.

The run was the easiest part. It was a nice flat two-loop course. I passed several people who had passed me on the bike portion. I had another gel and drank lots of water. I felt pretty strong. I had some pain in my back and a stitch in my side, but nothing unbearable. I finished the two loops and ran up to the finish line where they announced my name. The woman giving me my medal said “State College, Penn State, wooo!” which I thought was pretty cool.

After the race, I caught up with Andrew, grabbed some snacks, got my gear from the transition area, and headed back to the car. Once there, I switched out of my triathlon gear, used a couple of Action Wipes, put on clean clothes, and we headed home. We stopped at the Powerhouse restaurant on Route 80 on the way home and had some of the best eggplant parm that I’ve ever had.

I finished in about 3:11, which was 263 out of 364 people who started (so back of the pack). My goal time was 3:00, but all things considered, I’m very happy with how I did. I finished with a smile on my face. I learned a lot. I had a great time.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
This week, tuberculosis we have a lot of short topics (summer running, fun races, endorphins, etc…) and then finish with a race report about the Black Bear Triathlon, which was my first Olympic-distance triathlon and my first open-water swim. Before the show, Stevie asked me how the Black Bear Triathlon went.

The short version:

Cold. Frightening. Wet. Intimidating. Demoralizing. Painful.
Exhilarating. Amazing. Euphoric. Challenging. Enlightening.

—–

The longish version:

The water was incredibly cold compared to what I was used to. I went in for a practice swim and nearly quit because of the water temperature. It triggered a strong panicky feeling, but Andrew made me go through with it. I’m glad he did. I had never done open water swimming before, so that was all new too. I had to contend with other swimmers and staying on course. I also got a friction sore on my neck from the wetsuit. I felt a little dizzy after getting out of the water, so I took my time in the transition area, ate a gel, said hi to Andrew, and then ran my bike to the mount area.

It was raining while I was doing the bike course, so the roads were wet. I was obviously on one of the lowest-end bikes there and got passed by a ton of people. I saw some people with flat tires and a couple who wiped out – so I’m glad nothing like that happened to me. The race description said that the bike course was REALLY hilly and challenging. They weren’t kidding. I kinda suck on hills, even though I practice on a hilly route. It’s partially because my bike is cheap and heavy, partially because I have only been cycling for a year, and partially because the competition at this race was incredible – loads of people from Philadelphia and New York – many of whom have done Ironman events before. After one last killer hill, I made it into “T2” (second transition) from the bike to the run. I saw Andrew again – racked the bike, took off my helmet, gloves, and glasses, and put on my running shoes.

The run was the easiest part. It was a nice flat two-loop course. I passed several people who had passed me on the bike portion. I had another gel and drank lots of water. I felt pretty strong. I had some pain in my back and a stitch in my side, but nothing unbearable. I finished the two loops and ran up to the finish line where they announced my name. The woman giving me my medal said “State College, Penn State, wooo!” which I thought was pretty cool.

After the race, I caught up with Andrew, grabbed some snacks, got my gear from the transition area, and headed back to the car. Once there, I switched out of my triathlon gear, used a couple of Action Wipes, put on clean clothes, and we headed home. We stopped at the Powerhouse restaurant on Route 80 on the way home and had some of the best eggplant parm that I’ve ever had.

I finished in about 3:11, which was 263 out of 364 people who started (so back of the pack). My goal time was 3:00, but all things considered, I’m very happy with how I did. I finished with a smile on my face. I learned a lot. I had a great time.
We start with shout-outs to listeners who have completed milestone events. Then we talk about green movements: mainly green ways to get technical shirts smell-free and my new Prius. We also talk about Stevie’s ear buds, view her core workout, the Special Olympics, my recent trip to Denver, and more.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
This week, tuberculosis we have a lot of short topics (summer running, fun races, endorphins, etc…) and then finish with a race report about the Black Bear Triathlon, which was my first Olympic-distance triathlon and my first open-water swim. Before the show, Stevie asked me how the Black Bear Triathlon went.

The short version:

Cold. Frightening. Wet. Intimidating. Demoralizing. Painful.
Exhilarating. Amazing. Euphoric. Challenging. Enlightening.

—–

The longish version:

The water was incredibly cold compared to what I was used to. I went in for a practice swim and nearly quit because of the water temperature. It triggered a strong panicky feeling, but Andrew made me go through with it. I’m glad he did. I had never done open water swimming before, so that was all new too. I had to contend with other swimmers and staying on course. I also got a friction sore on my neck from the wetsuit. I felt a little dizzy after getting out of the water, so I took my time in the transition area, ate a gel, said hi to Andrew, and then ran my bike to the mount area.

It was raining while I was doing the bike course, so the roads were wet. I was obviously on one of the lowest-end bikes there and got passed by a ton of people. I saw some people with flat tires and a couple who wiped out – so I’m glad nothing like that happened to me. The race description said that the bike course was REALLY hilly and challenging. They weren’t kidding. I kinda suck on hills, even though I practice on a hilly route. It’s partially because my bike is cheap and heavy, partially because I have only been cycling for a year, and partially because the competition at this race was incredible – loads of people from Philadelphia and New York – many of whom have done Ironman events before. After one last killer hill, I made it into “T2” (second transition) from the bike to the run. I saw Andrew again – racked the bike, took off my helmet, gloves, and glasses, and put on my running shoes.

The run was the easiest part. It was a nice flat two-loop course. I passed several people who had passed me on the bike portion. I had another gel and drank lots of water. I felt pretty strong. I had some pain in my back and a stitch in my side, but nothing unbearable. I finished the two loops and ran up to the finish line where they announced my name. The woman giving me my medal said “State College, Penn State, wooo!” which I thought was pretty cool.

After the race, I caught up with Andrew, grabbed some snacks, got my gear from the transition area, and headed back to the car. Once there, I switched out of my triathlon gear, used a couple of Action Wipes, put on clean clothes, and we headed home. We stopped at the Powerhouse restaurant on Route 80 on the way home and had some of the best eggplant parm that I’ve ever had.

I finished in about 3:11, which was 263 out of 364 people who started (so back of the pack). My goal time was 3:00, but all things considered, I’m very happy with how I did. I finished with a smile on my face. I learned a lot. I had a great time.
We start with shout-outs to listeners who have completed milestone events. Then we talk about green movements: mainly green ways to get technical shirts smell-free and my new Prius. We also talk about Stevie’s ear buds, view her core workout, the Special Olympics, my recent trip to Denver, and more.
This week, buy we talk about Stevie’s two weeks of Insanity, viagra sale my attempts to cook Seitan (aka wheat meat, gluten), what to do if you have asthma and want to run, the right way to use gels (with water please), Stevie’s new earbuds, and several race reports.

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Running with the Pack 78: Amazing Races, Green Movement, Ear Buds, and Core Exercise

On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

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It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
This week, tuberculosis we have a lot of short topics (summer running, fun races, endorphins, etc…) and then finish with a race report about the Black Bear Triathlon, which was my first Olympic-distance triathlon and my first open-water swim. Before the show, Stevie asked me how the Black Bear Triathlon went.

The short version:

Cold. Frightening. Wet. Intimidating. Demoralizing. Painful.
Exhilarating. Amazing. Euphoric. Challenging. Enlightening.

—–

The longish version:

The water was incredibly cold compared to what I was used to. I went in for a practice swim and nearly quit because of the water temperature. It triggered a strong panicky feeling, but Andrew made me go through with it. I’m glad he did. I had never done open water swimming before, so that was all new too. I had to contend with other swimmers and staying on course. I also got a friction sore on my neck from the wetsuit. I felt a little dizzy after getting out of the water, so I took my time in the transition area, ate a gel, said hi to Andrew, and then ran my bike to the mount area.

It was raining while I was doing the bike course, so the roads were wet. I was obviously on one of the lowest-end bikes there and got passed by a ton of people. I saw some people with flat tires and a couple who wiped out – so I’m glad nothing like that happened to me. The race description said that the bike course was REALLY hilly and challenging. They weren’t kidding. I kinda suck on hills, even though I practice on a hilly route. It’s partially because my bike is cheap and heavy, partially because I have only been cycling for a year, and partially because the competition at this race was incredible – loads of people from Philadelphia and New York – many of whom have done Ironman events before. After one last killer hill, I made it into “T2” (second transition) from the bike to the run. I saw Andrew again – racked the bike, took off my helmet, gloves, and glasses, and put on my running shoes.

The run was the easiest part. It was a nice flat two-loop course. I passed several people who had passed me on the bike portion. I had another gel and drank lots of water. I felt pretty strong. I had some pain in my back and a stitch in my side, but nothing unbearable. I finished the two loops and ran up to the finish line where they announced my name. The woman giving me my medal said “State College, Penn State, wooo!” which I thought was pretty cool.

After the race, I caught up with Andrew, grabbed some snacks, got my gear from the transition area, and headed back to the car. Once there, I switched out of my triathlon gear, used a couple of Action Wipes, put on clean clothes, and we headed home. We stopped at the Powerhouse restaurant on Route 80 on the way home and had some of the best eggplant parm that I’ve ever had.

I finished in about 3:11, which was 263 out of 364 people who started (so back of the pack). My goal time was 3:00, but all things considered, I’m very happy with how I did. I finished with a smile on my face. I learned a lot. I had a great time.
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

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It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
On episode #71, about it Stevie and I discussed the idea of seeing if any listeners were graphic artists who could design a logo for the show. I tried to describe what I meant. The best way of doing it is to show my favorite race medal. It’s the one from the 2008 Flying Pig Marathon.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]

It doesn’t have to be nearly that complex. What I have in mind is something with three sayings around the edge. The front is “Have Fun” “Get Your Body Moving” and “Feel Like A Champion”. The back edge would say “Running With The Pack” and “www.parkedthoughts.com”. As for the center image, tablets silhouettes of two or more runners with their arms raised up (like they are breaking the tape) would be fun. Something like this one of me and Brandon at the Philadelphia Marathon:

Crossing the Finish Line

I’m open to other ideas as well.

I’d like to take that design and use it for things like mugs, custom coins, and medals that I can send to people or have for purchase on the web site to raise money for a charitable cause like breast cancer research or treating children with cancer.

Anyway, if you feel up for the challenge or know someone who could do something like this, please let me know!
Stevie and I talk about some mobile applications that help you track your runs, visit this
my good and bad experiences on the bike, dealing with plantar faciitis, getting into spring runs, and looking forward to starting the Insanity Workout DVD program.
After a hectic travel schedule, resuscitator Stevie and I are back on the show. This week, migraine we talk about exercise and stress, the Tussey Mountainback, Stevie’s new personal record for the 5K, and my progress on the bike. Good luck to the folks running the Boston Marathon on Monday!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

After running a 5K race to raise money for Special Olympics, shop Stevie and I sat down to discuss how we did, disorder the Insanity Workout that I’ve been doing, and the pursuit of excellence. My time was 20:58. Stevie finished in 26:24. It was a great day!
This week, physician
Stevie and I talk about running while pregnant, nurse
switching to the Nike Free shoes, cramping while running, eGels and other electrolyte replacements, the McMillan Pace Calculator, Knuetes shirt reviews, and many updates from our listeners who have been completing marathons and half-marathons.

Some links we mentioned on the show:

Stevie and I have both had car issues this week, here
which maked us think about the relationship between running and transportation. We also talk about my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, Week 4 of the Insanity Workout, and my upcoming triathlon.
This week, tuberculosis we have a lot of short topics (summer running, fun races, endorphins, etc…) and then finish with a race report about the Black Bear Triathlon, which was my first Olympic-distance triathlon and my first open-water swim. Before the show, Stevie asked me how the Black Bear Triathlon went.

The short version:

Cold. Frightening. Wet. Intimidating. Demoralizing. Painful.
Exhilarating. Amazing. Euphoric. Challenging. Enlightening.

—–

The longish version:

The water was incredibly cold compared to what I was used to. I went in for a practice swim and nearly quit because of the water temperature. It triggered a strong panicky feeling, but Andrew made me go through with it. I’m glad he did. I had never done open water swimming before, so that was all new too. I had to contend with other swimmers and staying on course. I also got a friction sore on my neck from the wetsuit. I felt a little dizzy after getting out of the water, so I took my time in the transition area, ate a gel, said hi to Andrew, and then ran my bike to the mount area.

It was raining while I was doing the bike course, so the roads were wet. I was obviously on one of the lowest-end bikes there and got passed by a ton of people. I saw some people with flat tires and a couple who wiped out – so I’m glad nothing like that happened to me. The race description said that the bike course was REALLY hilly and challenging. They weren’t kidding. I kinda suck on hills, even though I practice on a hilly route. It’s partially because my bike is cheap and heavy, partially because I have only been cycling for a year, and partially because the competition at this race was incredible – loads of people from Philadelphia and New York – many of whom have done Ironman events before. After one last killer hill, I made it into “T2” (second transition) from the bike to the run. I saw Andrew again – racked the bike, took off my helmet, gloves, and glasses, and put on my running shoes.

The run was the easiest part. It was a nice flat two-loop course. I passed several people who had passed me on the bike portion. I had another gel and drank lots of water. I felt pretty strong. I had some pain in my back and a stitch in my side, but nothing unbearable. I finished the two loops and ran up to the finish line where they announced my name. The woman giving me my medal said “State College, Penn State, wooo!” which I thought was pretty cool.

After the race, I caught up with Andrew, grabbed some snacks, got my gear from the transition area, and headed back to the car. Once there, I switched out of my triathlon gear, used a couple of Action Wipes, put on clean clothes, and we headed home. We stopped at the Powerhouse restaurant on Route 80 on the way home and had some of the best eggplant parm that I’ve ever had.

I finished in about 3:11, which was 263 out of 364 people who started (so back of the pack). My goal time was 3:00, but all things considered, I’m very happy with how I did. I finished with a smile on my face. I learned a lot. I had a great time.
We start with shout-outs to listeners who have completed milestone events. Then we talk about green movements: mainly green ways to get technical shirts smell-free and my new Prius. We also talk about Stevie’s ear buds, view her core workout, the Special Olympics, my recent trip to Denver, and more.

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Running with the Pack 03: Dead Legs, Hydration, Finding Time, and Stinky Clothes

Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

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Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

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I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

This weekend, salve I made a quick trip to Johnstown and was able to see a large group of relatives from my dad’s side of the family. Among them was Dave, artificial who is one of the cousins that I mentioned in the first podcast who has completed a marathon. I talked to him about his running and it turns out that he did a lot more than a marathon. He was doing two a year for several years and I think he said that he did the Detroit marathon eight times. He has also run in Cleveland and Pittsburgh at least twice. Like me, he’s not fast, but a P.R. of about 3:30 is not slow either. He’s now approaching 60 and still excited about his running.

We talked about the potential to do an event together and I’m all for it. He’s recovering from an injury now though — if he wasn’t, I would have invited him to do the half-marathon race that happens the same time as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. Or if he moves to Florida at some point, we may have to join up for the Orlando marathon. I wonder if that would be interesting for my other potential pack-mates who have kids since the Orlando marathon is pretty integrated with Disney World.
Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

This weekend, salve I made a quick trip to Johnstown and was able to see a large group of relatives from my dad’s side of the family. Among them was Dave, artificial who is one of the cousins that I mentioned in the first podcast who has completed a marathon. I talked to him about his running and it turns out that he did a lot more than a marathon. He was doing two a year for several years and I think he said that he did the Detroit marathon eight times. He has also run in Cleveland and Pittsburgh at least twice. Like me, he’s not fast, but a P.R. of about 3:30 is not slow either. He’s now approaching 60 and still excited about his running.

We talked about the potential to do an event together and I’m all for it. He’s recovering from an injury now though — if he wasn’t, I would have invited him to do the half-marathon race that happens the same time as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. Or if he moves to Florida at some point, we may have to join up for the Orlando marathon. I wonder if that would be interesting for my other potential pack-mates who have kids since the Orlando marathon is pretty integrated with Disney World.
I’ve been hearing a bit about Buster Martin, pill a 101-year-old man who is planning to run the London Marathon. I think he’s setting a great example and illustrating the benefits of staying healthy throughout an entire lifetime (he used to be an Army Trainer back in the day). Best wishes Buster!

ABC News Report about Buster
Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

This weekend, salve I made a quick trip to Johnstown and was able to see a large group of relatives from my dad’s side of the family. Among them was Dave, artificial who is one of the cousins that I mentioned in the first podcast who has completed a marathon. I talked to him about his running and it turns out that he did a lot more than a marathon. He was doing two a year for several years and I think he said that he did the Detroit marathon eight times. He has also run in Cleveland and Pittsburgh at least twice. Like me, he’s not fast, but a P.R. of about 3:30 is not slow either. He’s now approaching 60 and still excited about his running.

We talked about the potential to do an event together and I’m all for it. He’s recovering from an injury now though — if he wasn’t, I would have invited him to do the half-marathon race that happens the same time as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. Or if he moves to Florida at some point, we may have to join up for the Orlando marathon. I wonder if that would be interesting for my other potential pack-mates who have kids since the Orlando marathon is pretty integrated with Disney World.
I’ve been hearing a bit about Buster Martin, pill a 101-year-old man who is planning to run the London Marathon. I think he’s setting a great example and illustrating the benefits of staying healthy throughout an entire lifetime (he used to be an Army Trainer back in the day). Best wishes Buster!

ABC News Report about Buster
The title of this post refers back to a question that we asked ourselves in podcast #2. Do I love running? Have I always loved running? The answers are yes and no respectively. The short version is that at times, web I got back into running because I wanted to lose some weight and get into shape. Running used to be a means to an end — and if I could get the same result from sitting on the couch and eating cupcakes, gynecologist I would have opted for the cupcake route. When you’re not in shape, this web running is awkward, painful, and feels a little like having a heart attack, especially if hills are involved. At least that’s how it is for me when I haven’t been running for an extended period.

And actually, I have turned to swimming and backpacking over the years as a fitness/stress activity. Both have limitations though. I love the gliding/flying feeling of swimming, but it kills my skin in the winter and the pool where I would swim has very limited hours. Backpacking is great, but it requires long stretches of time to actually get on a trail and let things go. Some of my best decisions have been made during long, quiet backpacking trips.

So while swimming and hiking are fun from the start, running took some time to really grow on me. I love it now, but it took time to build up my confidence, running identity, and a healthy endorphin addiction.
Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

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I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

This weekend, salve I made a quick trip to Johnstown and was able to see a large group of relatives from my dad’s side of the family. Among them was Dave, artificial who is one of the cousins that I mentioned in the first podcast who has completed a marathon. I talked to him about his running and it turns out that he did a lot more than a marathon. He was doing two a year for several years and I think he said that he did the Detroit marathon eight times. He has also run in Cleveland and Pittsburgh at least twice. Like me, he’s not fast, but a P.R. of about 3:30 is not slow either. He’s now approaching 60 and still excited about his running.

We talked about the potential to do an event together and I’m all for it. He’s recovering from an injury now though — if he wasn’t, I would have invited him to do the half-marathon race that happens the same time as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. Or if he moves to Florida at some point, we may have to join up for the Orlando marathon. I wonder if that would be interesting for my other potential pack-mates who have kids since the Orlando marathon is pretty integrated with Disney World.
I’ve been hearing a bit about Buster Martin, pill a 101-year-old man who is planning to run the London Marathon. I think he’s setting a great example and illustrating the benefits of staying healthy throughout an entire lifetime (he used to be an Army Trainer back in the day). Best wishes Buster!

ABC News Report about Buster
The title of this post refers back to a question that we asked ourselves in podcast #2. Do I love running? Have I always loved running? The answers are yes and no respectively. The short version is that at times, web I got back into running because I wanted to lose some weight and get into shape. Running used to be a means to an end — and if I could get the same result from sitting on the couch and eating cupcakes, gynecologist I would have opted for the cupcake route. When you’re not in shape, this web running is awkward, painful, and feels a little like having a heart attack, especially if hills are involved. At least that’s how it is for me when I haven’t been running for an extended period.

And actually, I have turned to swimming and backpacking over the years as a fitness/stress activity. Both have limitations though. I love the gliding/flying feeling of swimming, but it kills my skin in the winter and the pool where I would swim has very limited hours. Backpacking is great, but it requires long stretches of time to actually get on a trail and let things go. Some of my best decisions have been made during long, quiet backpacking trips.

So while swimming and hiking are fun from the start, running took some time to really grow on me. I love it now, but it took time to build up my confidence, running identity, and a healthy endorphin addiction.
I’m a big fan of Shaun of the Dead, physiotherapy so when I started seeing the trailers for Run Fatboy Run staring Simon Pegg, I got pretty excited. He’s playing an out of shape guy who plans to run a marathon to prove his commitment to a woman that he used to be engaged to. Or something like that — it doesn’t really matter. I’ll see it when it comes out.


Potato cake dish from Herwig’s restaurant.
Jeff and I have gotten together and selected our next marathon. It looks like we’ll be doing the Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, global burden of disease 2008 in Cincinnati, therapist Ohio. It should fit our criteria: not too hot, sildenafil not too far, Spring marathon, big event. In addition to the marathon, they also have a 5K, 10K, and half-marathon, so if you’ve been thinking of running a race, you’re welcome to join us!

I ran across a news story this morning about air-powered cars that should get the equivalent of 100 MPG and run for 1000 miles on one fill-up of fuel and compressed air.  The cars should hit the US market in 2009 or 2010 and cost about $17, abortion 800.  At speeds less than 35 MPH, the car emits only filtered air.  Above that, it uses air and a small amount of fuel (used to heat the air).  Max speed is supposed to be 90-100 MPH. 

Um — yes on all accounts.  Low emissions, cost efficient, and in the same range or cheaper than a hybrid car.  Now, as long as this actually shows up in the marketplace and it’s full of first-generation bugs, I’m sold.

Powered by ScribeFire.

I have been thinking about creating a marathon podcast (i.e. a podcast about my running). I don’t have any grand plans for it, food but I like podcasting and I like the thought that some random person may listen to what we have to say and then go for a run. I say “we” because I’m thinking about podcasting with Jeff (my running partner). I like the multi-person format. As for content, contagion I thought we could talk about training, our runs, health, injuries, shoes (and other technical gear), books, articles, funny stories, gadgets, etc… I’d also like to have other runners on the show and talk to them about their runs, why they run, and how it has impacted their lives. Oh…and I just thought of this…I happen to know someone who has been trying out for the Olympics and a few grad students in the Biobehavioral Health program at Penn State who would have interesting perspectives.

In any case, in my thought process about this, I checked Google and iTunes to see what running podcasts were already out there. This episode looks particularly interesting, first because it’s one of only a few podcasts that have been made while someone is running a marathon, but second because it was made during the 2007 Philadelphia Marathon, which was my first.

Link to iTunes:
Phedippidations: The Philly Marathon
I told Jeff about my idea for a marathon podcast before our 16-mile run today and he liked the idea, ambulance so after the run, we sat down and made a recording. In this first episode of Running with the Pack, Jeff and I talk a little about ourselves, the reasons we run marathons, the people who have inspired us, a few stories about the Philadelphia Marathon, and what we’re doing to prepare for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.

Updates to the information in the podcast:

  • The name of the book is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer (see right sidebar, I have it listed)
  • The Wired Magazine article was about ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes and it was the January 2007 issue. I have his book in the sidebar as well.

This week, for sale we discussed running rituals; runners who hate running; Buster Martin, who may become the worlds oldest marathon runner; backup marathons; and Brandon’s Marathon Podcast at brandonsmarathon.com. All of this after a 12-mile run that should have been a 16-mile run. Read more at parkedthoughts.com

This weekend, salve I made a quick trip to Johnstown and was able to see a large group of relatives from my dad’s side of the family. Among them was Dave, artificial who is one of the cousins that I mentioned in the first podcast who has completed a marathon. I talked to him about his running and it turns out that he did a lot more than a marathon. He was doing two a year for several years and I think he said that he did the Detroit marathon eight times. He has also run in Cleveland and Pittsburgh at least twice. Like me, he’s not fast, but a P.R. of about 3:30 is not slow either. He’s now approaching 60 and still excited about his running.

We talked about the potential to do an event together and I’m all for it. He’s recovering from an injury now though — if he wasn’t, I would have invited him to do the half-marathon race that happens the same time as the Flying Pig marathon in Cincinnati. Or if he moves to Florida at some point, we may have to join up for the Orlando marathon. I wonder if that would be interesting for my other potential pack-mates who have kids since the Orlando marathon is pretty integrated with Disney World.
I’ve been hearing a bit about Buster Martin, pill a 101-year-old man who is planning to run the London Marathon. I think he’s setting a great example and illustrating the benefits of staying healthy throughout an entire lifetime (he used to be an Army Trainer back in the day). Best wishes Buster!

ABC News Report about Buster
The title of this post refers back to a question that we asked ourselves in podcast #2. Do I love running? Have I always loved running? The answers are yes and no respectively. The short version is that at times, web I got back into running because I wanted to lose some weight and get into shape. Running used to be a means to an end — and if I could get the same result from sitting on the couch and eating cupcakes, gynecologist I would have opted for the cupcake route. When you’re not in shape, this web running is awkward, painful, and feels a little like having a heart attack, especially if hills are involved. At least that’s how it is for me when I haven’t been running for an extended period.

And actually, I have turned to swimming and backpacking over the years as a fitness/stress activity. Both have limitations though. I love the gliding/flying feeling of swimming, but it kills my skin in the winter and the pool where I would swim has very limited hours. Backpacking is great, but it requires long stretches of time to actually get on a trail and let things go. Some of my best decisions have been made during long, quiet backpacking trips.

So while swimming and hiking are fun from the start, running took some time to really grow on me. I love it now, but it took time to build up my confidence, running identity, and a healthy endorphin addiction.
I’m a big fan of Shaun of the Dead, physiotherapy so when I started seeing the trailers for Run Fatboy Run staring Simon Pegg, I got pretty excited. He’s playing an out of shape guy who plans to run a marathon to prove his commitment to a woman that he used to be engaged to. Or something like that — it doesn’t really matter. I’ll see it when it comes out.


Jeff and I had a rough week because of “dead legs”. We explain what we mean and also talk about the importance of proper hydration, rx finding time to exercise (even during stressful times), adiposity and Jeff’s comments on dealing with stinky running gear. We also talk a little about stretching (any yoga-runner bi-athletes out there?) and Run Fatboy Run.

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