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Fdip167: Around We Go Again

This episode is a review of the leap year 2008, MMVIII of the Gregorian calendar, Anno Domini of the Common Era.

Like any other year, 2008 had it’s accomplishments and failures, its successes and disasters, it’s good moments and instances of sadness and terror.  We lived through it all and each in our own way did our best, wished the best for others and helped to make the world just a little bit better than it was last year.

This week we listen to some of the skits, sketches and audio bits that I produced in an effort to give my family and I a chuckle or two. 

Happy New Year!

Show Links:
The song “We are Wolves Here” off the new album “Wake Up and Say Goodbye” was by David Usher. http://www.davidusher.com

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Fdip166: It’s Not About Courage

This week your goofy little host goes “off the deep end” again with a podcast filled with critical thinking, loud enunciation and a very un-holiday-like disposition.

This episode is a statement of my opinion. 

Not all will agree with that opinion, and all are invited to consider and challenge what I have to say here.  I suspect many will consider my premise faulty and my conclusion to be wrong; but this is just MY OPINION, and if I sound angry and passionate in my argument it’s because it bothers me when fellow runners suffer the appeals of a marketing pitch designed to ridicule them without their conscious understanding in an effort to sell books.

Just because someone says that it takes courage for you to run your first mile, does not make it so.  It does not make noble the action by affixing such terms to explain how you came to be.  Terms and words like “indomitable spirit”, “intelligent choice”, “dedication”, “perseverance”, and “commitment” better describe how you became a runner; and credits you with the hard work associated with your effort and success on the road.

In this episode I will prove that “it takes dedication to start running” is no longer a hypothesis, it’s a well founded theory.  I will show that this is a well established principle created from repeated observation and testing.  There are better and more positive ways to inspire and motivate non-runners to take to the road with us than to call them “scared, powerless little misfits”.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it takes courage to start running. They are offending you, they are appealing to your instinctual desire to be congratulated for doing something noble and brave. 

You deserve MUCH more…you have earned the right to be credited with rising off the couch of doom not because you were once a cowering, fearful couch potato who overcame some dangerous risk to your life; but because you made a choice…you accepted a challenge to yourself: and that doesn’t take courage fellow runners; that takes dedication.

Show Links:
http://theextramilepodcast.com
http://tiree.blogspot.com
http://www.bluedawgsrunning.blogspot.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://fittalklive.com
The song “You and I” was by Ingrid Michaelson
http://www.ingridmichaelson.com

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Fdip165: Running Legend: Ted Corbitt

Ted Corbitt was without a doubt the “father of long distance running”.  He was a pioneer in ultramarathons and a big part of the running revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s.  He was once called “a spiritual elder of the modern running clan".
We will remember him in many ways: as the quiet guy in the background working to establish rules for age groups and course measurements.  As a promoter of distance running who worked behind the scenes.  He was an amazing athlete who was able to cover distances that is considered impressive by any standard, and he was a kind hearted, soft spoken fellow runner who overcame hatred and prejudice to embrace a sport that he loved so well.
Most importantly, he was someone who loved to run.  It was his life long passion, it was his daily joy and it was something that defined him, improved him and gave his life meaning and a happiness that inspires all who knew him and know of him…because Ted Corbitt was a man with an indomitable spirit who came into this world to live his life to the top, and he left this world a better place for his having run here.

Show Links:
http://bluedawgsrunning.blogspot.com
http://www.usatf.org/about/committees/LongDistanceRunning/RoadRunningTechnicalCouncil/history/corbitt.pdf
http://lelievreetlatortue.blogspot.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://beginjd.blogspot.com
The song “What Child is This?” was by Black Lab
http://blacklabworld.com

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Fdip164: A New England Five Miler

In this episode I run the 20th Annual Whiten Five Thanksgiving Day Road Race in Whitensville, Massachusetts; a village in Northbridge.  It wasn’t my fastest five miler, but I had fun running it never the less.  I came to celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving, to enjoy the morning with fellow runners, to compete against those around me and most of all, to run.
Old New England towns remain preserved while merging with the modern world and new technologies.  You can see that most clearly when you go for a run in such a town such as Northbridge Massachusetts, and the village of Whitensville.

Show Links:
http://www.tinkoff.com
http://4feetrunning.blogspot.com
http://badgirlsofrunning.blogspot.com
http://badboysofrunning.blogspot.com
http://tiredmamarunning.blogspot.com
http://www.runcast.tv
http://www.dumprunnersclub.com
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://www.runtodisney.com
The song “Run to Your Grave” was by The Mae Shi
http://www.mae-shi.com

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Fdip163: Running Clubs

Running clubs are local organizations that you can join to gain the support of fellow runners as a way to motivate, inspire, invigorate and improve your performance on the road.  But for all the great benefits that joining a running club will give you, there’s something else you should consider in deciding whether or not you should join such an organization.  When you join a running club you are not doing it only for yourself but as an opportunity to help others improve as runners: you are signing up to encourage others, to prove by your participation that running is a worthy effort, and to help others who are members of that club to run faster and farther, over and above what they might have otherwise thought they were capable of.  In today’s episode I’ll list some of the great running clubs that are out there.

Thank you to everyone who responded to my “Twitter Tweet” for running clubs!

Show Links:
http://theextramilepodcast.com
http://www.runnersroundtable.com
http://www.rrca.org
http://www.teamcrossworld.com/running
http://runmdra.org
www.kiltedrunner.blogspot.com
www.wanderersrunningclub.org
www.portlandfit.com
www.hughesvillerunningclub.com
http://bobrunner.blogspot.com
http://www.arunnerscircle.com
www.elementsoferin337.blogspot.com
www.thesaa.ca
www.e-venti.ca
http://www.lifetimefitness.com
http://www.jsrc.org/
www.runnersandwalkers.com
http://www.trailrunnersclub.com/
www.guelphvictors.ca
http://www.guelphrunning.ca/
http://www.redhairedgirl.com
http://www.runracine.com/
www.runningramblings.com
http://mcrrc.org
http://gvltrackclub.clubexpress.com/
http://www.fitnesssports.com/November_races/LivHistFarms/lhf_index.html
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://run350.blogspot.com
The song “Some Christmas Huggin and Kissin’” was by Geoff Smith
http://thegeoffsmith.com

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Fdip162: Catching Up

When you are out there, running a race, and you find yourself (point A) behind another runner (point B) whom you are working to catch up to…there is a relative velocity between the two of you that is much smaller than you can imagine…and today, I want to help you imagine it…because once you’ve come to realize how small that difference is, then you’ll be better able to summon the energy required to exceed that speed and close the gap between you and that runner ahead of you to the point where you’ll beat him or her to the finish.  When you consider the difference, you’ll gain the confidence to catch up.

Show Links:
http://theextramilepodcast.com
http://www.runningpodcasts.org
http://www.runnersroundtable.com
http://www.tribballin.blogspot.com
http://www.teamworldvisionozarks.org
www.fleetfeetstlouis.com 
http://www.fleetfeetstlouis.com/flyer/main.htm#book
http://www.homesforourtroops.org
http://www.zachermedia.com/marathon
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/13638.html
http://whatstheharm.net
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://royinireland.blogspot.com
The song “You Can’t Catch Me” by Cottrell Gant
http://www.cottrellgantt.com

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Fdip161: Gifts for the Holiday Runner

So what is the point of giving gifts to each other during the holiday?  It is to express our feelings of appreciation, care and fondness for one another…and the best way to do that, with respect to gift giving, is to make the gift a personal reflection of what you know the person you’re giving to would appreciate.

Runners appreciate the little things; a good book on our favorite subjects, or something simple like a pair of gloves, socks or a water bottle…items which help to protect and comfort us during our daily runs…these are things that will be appreciated every day and serve as reminders that you, as the gift giver, really understood and cared enough to give something related to our passion for this sport and the importance we give to the gift of running.

Show Links:
http://www.roadid.com
http://www.roadrunnersports.com
http://www.runningpodcasts.org
http://audiblepodcast.com/phedi
http://www.runarmagh.com
http://www.trithemango.com
http://www.coopamerica.org
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://www.runcast.tv
The song “The Gift You Always Wanted at the Bay” was by Jon Caspi
http://www.joncaspi.com

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Fdip160: Strong to the Core

Our core is our center; it is where our arms, legs and head meet to create the human body we inhabit and control.  It is where, just a few inches or centimeters above, resides the all important heart, pumping oxygen rich blood to all of our extremities.  In an anthropological sense, the heart is the focused center of our emotional and mental character….it is the mystical source of our kindness, charity, and love.  In this same way, our core…the very central characteristic of who and what we are is sometimes associated with our human identity.

To excel physically you must have a strong and powerful core, to excel as a human being you have to have a resilient and resolute center.  Work on that part of yourself, both physically and emotionally and there will be nothing you cannot accomplish.  Focus on developing your core and you’ll discover the power within yourself to run long and far and then you’ll find the strength to go on.

Show Links:
http://amilewith.me.uk
http://runningfromthereaper.com
http://www.catiefunrun.org
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://runningismental.blogspot.com
The song “The Strength” was by the Brothers Falloon http://www.brothersfalloon.com

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Fdip159: Responsible Shoes

This episode will serve as proof that I’m an totally independent new media producer, and will guarantee that I never get that huge contract with a major running shoe label.   But when running shoe companies  enable their outsourced suppliers to treat their workers poorly, in unhealthy working conditions for long hours with wages that hardly allow them to feed and shelter their families…they are being evil…either by direction or failure.

You and I can support the fight for human rights and the environment every day with our dollars…by purchasing products and services sold only by those companies and businesses who treat their workers with dignity and promote the basic human rights to life, liberty, freedom of expression, equality before the law and in society, the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education along with ensuring that the production of goods does not negatively impact the environment.

My expose here about some of the major running shoe manufacturers in operation today will most assuredly guarantee that I will never earn millions of dollars on this podcast through an advertizing contract with any of these companies…but morality dictates that I consider the big picture…and I’m going to do my best, in this episode of Phedippidations, to be honest, truthful and above all independent when it comes to giving you the 4-1-1 on what are, and are not responsible shoes.

Show Links:
http://www.corpwatch.org
http://www.oxfam.org.au
http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/122/athleticshoes/3
http://runningintothesun.blogspot.com
http://unabuonaforchetta.blogspot.com
http://www.hampo.bigblog.com.au
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://www.movember.com
The song “Not Responsible” was by Laura Clapp http://www.lauraclapp.com

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Fdip158: The 2008 Bay State Marathon

Life is all about making choices.  Choices between what’s right and wrong, choices between what’s good and evil, choices between altruism and egotism, of giving and taking, of sharing and selfishness and choices between what’s smart and what’s dumb.

I chose to run the 2008 Bay State Marathon just as 25 years ago this month I chose to take part in a project to help etch my college radio station’s name in the history of a Northern Massachusetts city.

Sometimes we do things without thinking it through, or considering the consequences.  Sometimes we do things on impulse or instinct and throw caution to the wind for ideals and purposes which seem like a good idea at the time.

Whatever we do, for whatever reason we do it: one thing is perfectly clear.  We all have a choice.

Show Links:
http://www.baystatemarathon.com
http://www.wuml.org
The song “Choice” was by Jon Miller http://www.jonmilleronline.com

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Fdip157: The Third Annual World Wide Festival of Races

Over 1,100 runners from more than 40 countries took part in the 3rd annual World Wide Festival of Races.  This really was a festival; it was a celebration of life, of community, of doing something of importance, endurance and strength.  It was a day where we took to the roads and ran together although we were apart.

There were many reasons why we all took part in this event: to celebrate, to share, to make friends and to inspire others.  We did it to prove that national and territorial boundaries on a map are nothing more than dotted lines meant to keep us physically apart, and that our own customs, religions and social environments do not exclude us from the privileges of friendship and camaraderie.  What makes us different from each other locally does not prevent us from going out into this world, under the same sky on the same little blue bubble in space, and celebrate those things that we have in common.

We just want to live a good, happy and healthy life.  We just want to live in peace and harmony with each other…and above all, we just want to Be OK.

Show Links:
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
http://www.amilewith.me.uk
http://www.dirtdawgramblingdiatribe.blogspot.com
http://www.theextramilepodcast.com
http://www.showemyoucare.com

Fdip featured blog of the week: www.richruns2.blogspot.com
The song “Be OK” was by Ingrid Michaelson http://www.ingridmichaelson.com
http://www.standup2cancer.org

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Fdip156: Cheers from a Little Blue Bubble

"It's hard to appreciate the Earth when you're down right upon it because it's so huge. It gives you in an instant, just at a position 240,000 miles away from it, (an idea of) how insignificant we are, how fragile we are, and how fortunate we are to have a body that will allow us to enjoy the sky and the trees and the water ... It's something that many people take for granted when they're born and they grow up within the environment. But they don't realize what they have. And I didn't till I left it.''

-- Jim Lovell, Apollo 8 and 13.

Greeting Fellow Runners…
The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,403 km, that’s 238,857 miles. To put that into perspective, it’s exactly 2,462 miles or 3,961 km between New York and Los Angeles…so the moon is 156 times the distance away from the Earth as New York is to LA.

When the Apollo Astronauts went to the moon, they noticed a few things which probably should have been obvious and expected.  First, the moon is dead; Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the lunar lander, looked around and gasped “Magnificent desolation”.  He witnessed first hand that the moon is beautiful, but void of life.

The second thing the astronauts noticed when they looked back at the earth was that it was the only thing in the sky that had any color.  It shone of deep blues, white wisps, dark greens and browns.  The Earth was, in fact, a magnificent oasis of life.

The third thing the astronauts realized when they stood on the surface of the moon was that, if they lifted up their arm and stuck out their hand, holding it out to towards the little blue bubble that was hanging in the lunar sky, they could cover the entire Earth with their thumb. 

Everyone who has ever lived was hidden behind that thumb.  The entire history of the human civilization was hidden behind that thumb, every creature that had ever swam, crawled, slithered , hopped, walked, or flew had lived (or were living) their whole lives, hidden behind that thumb.

Wally Schirra, the astronaut who flew around the earth on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions once said “I left Earth three times. I found no place else to go.”

Think about the profoundness of that statement. He found no place else to go because there IS no place else to go.  Seen from space, this little blue bubble we run upon is our home and is very likely to be the only place in the entire Universe that we will ever be able to live. 

I know that we’re talking about going to Mars and we can imagine a future where we terraform planets or create starships to take our descendents to extra-solar planets over the course of a millennium; but this one planet that we live upon is a precious bubble of life in space.  It’s our home, it’s small, and we have to take care of it.

But today, I’m going to suggest that before we can take care of this little blue bubble that we first take care of each other.

Perspective might be the key to that.

I’m a science fiction fan.  I love “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” and anything to do with space travels and alien encounters.  I’ve often wondered what alien visitors to Earth would think as their spaceship got close and they saw this little blue bubble of life.

Wouldn’t they assume that all of the intelligent creatures of the indigenous civilizations on this planet lived in peace and harmony as a single tribe of the human species? 

Wouldn’t they believe that conflicts would be rare on such a tiny world where global cooperation was the only logically sensible way for such creatures to co-exist. 

Wouldn’t they expect that such creatures, born of the same species, evolved from the same ancestral lineage, and with essentially similar physical features…would live, love, share and care for each other throughout their short lives?

On this podcast, I’ve tried to make the point that if we’re going to live up to those expectations (and as the so called intelligent self aware species on this planet, I think we should probably make peace, love and understanding a common goal) and if that’s a noble and good goal, then it has to start somewhere. 

Where’s it going to start?  With religion?  Maybe…but religious differences hasn’t been particularly effective with the whole “ensuring world peace thing” over the last thousand years. 

I’m saying that as a devote practicing Roman Catholic…religion without the underlying foundation of tolerance, understanding, acceptance, charity and love for all of the people on this little blue bubble, no matter how they worship or what they believe…isn’t helpful to a world in desperate need of peace.

Will the goal of such peace start with governments?  Ummm…I’m not very good with understanding the whole socio-political strategy of the modern world, but I’m pretty sure there are a few wars going on that started because “So and So said that So and So had weapons and the other guy called So and So part of the axis of evil…and…ahhh…my head it going to explode!!

No: world peace and the idea of a planet of creatures living together in harmony is not going to start with any of the traditional avenues of diplomacy, it has to start WITH US.

You are a runner.  You are now running in a global event with friends from all over the world.  We all have our differences, we all carry our baggage of fear and shame, anger and frustration with us…but that’s okay: that’s part of being human.  The one thing I can say that we have going for us, as runners, is that we do not hate.  Today we’re not individuals from other countries and cultures: today we are all runners: fellow runners.

It doesn’t matter what you look like, how you dress, or what you do in your spare time. Right now, this moment, you are out sharing an experience with other human beings who are feeling the same heart pounding exertion that you are feeling.

And it’s a good feeling, tiring, yes…but think about it: we are living our lives to the top as the good animals we were always meant to be…out here, we can imagine a world full of friends who believe in the ideals of love, joy and peace…out here we can afford to be a little idealistic and possibly naive…because we’re running a race that transcends borders, cultures and rules that have been set in place to keep us apart.

You are a runner; and when you live your life as part of a community where you have friends all over the world, as you do, you begin to appreciate each other more, you begin to see the world from each others eyes and perspectives. 

If each of us, running across the Earth could imagine the view of our planet from the surface of the moon, or Mars or from the very edge of our solar system and beyond, we’d have to appreciate how precious this little blue bubble really is…and more importantly, how precious we are to each other

You and I are fellow runners…and we set positive examples for every human being that lives on this little blue bubble in space…and when it comes to having a world full of healthy, happy, peaceful, kind, generous and thoughtful creatures…it all starts with us.

Show Links:
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
Send me your WWFR Race reports steve@steverunner.com or record an audio report: +1 206-338-3211


The song “New Prayer” was by Black Lab
Download it for FREE at
http://blacklabworld.com/marathon

Ambient music included in this episode came from Aaron English, Amb26 and Adhesion.

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Category:Race -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Fdip155: Pondering as I Pronate These are some of the things that have been on my mind lately…random thoughts that I dwell upon while I’m getting my miles in…and that’s one of the great things about running…it can sometimes be a time for you to reconnect with yourself, to dedicate the duration of your run to thinking about politics, hate, wine and endurance….so let’s go for a run together, and indulge me the privilege of telling you what I’m pondering today.
Show Links:
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
Leave a message: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog of the week: http://running-with-coffee.blogspot.com
The song “Ones and Os” was by Geoff Smith http://thegeoffsmith.com
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Fdip154: Running Legend: Sir Roger Bannister

It was once thought to be impossible for any human being to run the distance of a single mile in less than four minutes.  Roger Bannister knew that if he focused on the task, if he used both his medical knowledge and physical abilities in a good and effective training program he could break the four minute barrier, and accomplish the impossible.  This is his story.

Show Links:
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
PLEASE SEND IN YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR FDIP156
Audio Messages needed by no later than October 6th.
Leave a message: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog of the week: http://arizonarock-n-rollmarathontraining.blogspot.com
The song “Impossible” was by Luthea Salom.  http://www.lutheasalom.com

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Fdip153: Running Over Cancer

Running will not prevent you from developing cancer, but it may save your life by retarding it’s growth and by increasing your bodies natural resistance.  Life is worth fighting for…and moderate exercise such as a 2 to 3 mile easy run every day is something that can both ease the stress from dealing with cancer as well as help us to fight against it’s uncontrolled growth.

Researchers aren’t sure how much exercise is needed to help prevent cancer, but they all agree that consistency is the most important factor.  Cancer as a disease and as an idea is something we must fight against.  Do not go gentle into that good night.

Show Links:
http://www.fitnessrocks.org
http://medals4mettle.org
goodybag@worldwidehalf.com
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
PLEASE SEND IN YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR FDIP156
Audio Messages needed by no later than October 6th.
Leave a message: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog of the week: http://texasrunningjournal.blogspot.com
The song “I Know You’re There” was by Matthew Ebel.  http://www.matthewebel.com

PLEASE VISIT: http://marcirunsthemarathon.blogspot.com

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Fdip152: Running PodCasts

A podcast is so much more interesting, entertaining, informative and intimate than a radio show.  When you subscribe to a podcast, you’re really joining a social club of like minded enthusiasts for whatever the topic of conversation may be.  Running podcasts are special in that they can be listened to while you, yourself, are out on your runs…or on a treadmill, or in the car on your way to or from work, or after your run as you do chores around the house.  A podcast is better than a radio show because it’s a conversation between the podcaster and you, produced and intended to be heard on a computer or, most naturally, an MP3 audio player with little ear bud head phones plugged into your head.

You know all this because you’re not just a listener to Phedippidations…you are a fellow runner; we’re in this together…and there are other running related podcasts out there that are much better than this one,  that I know you’ll enjoy if you’ll give them a listen. 

Show Links:

 

All of the PodCasts discussed in this show can be found at http://www.runningpodcasts.org/

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FOR FDIP156!

Leave a message: +1 206-338-3211

Fdip featured blog of the week: http://www.andrewisgettingfit.com

The song “Independence Day” was the band Jesta, aka Bryan Page from the UK.  http://www.jesta.co.uk

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Fdip151: Starting a Beatless Heart

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a procedure that can postpone the condition of clinical death, where the heart has stopped beating and the victim is not breathing.  There is no guarantee of successful resuscitation, but you can act as the heart and lungs of a victim to provide the body and brain with life sustaining oxygenated blood while waiting for a trained emergency responder or doctor to arrive on scene.

The person you save through something like CPR may be a person who helps make the world just a little bit better, either directly or by enabling another to do so. Human beings have the potential to do good in the world, and every human life is worth saving for that reason alone.

NOTE:  The information contained in this episode is NOT intended to be medical advice, or to replace proper CPR training.  Do NOT use the methods or techniques described in this episode to provide emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Please DO consider attending a CPR class and obtaining proper certification as a lay responder.

Show Links:
http://www.americanheart.org
http://www.runnerssociety.com/4millionsteps.html
Call me: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog of the week: http://batmans.blogspot.com
The song “Good Hearted Man” was by Roscoe Chenier http://www.black-and-tan.com

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Fdip150: Running for the Bases

Running is a universally important skill to have in life; no longer solely for the purpose of hunting, gathering and chasing down wild animals that lack the endurance we possess…but as a way to keep our bodies in shape, to help strengthen our muscles and cardiovascular system and to become the good animals we were meant to be.  In baseball, it’s one…two…three strikes you’re out; but in life you only have this one chance to live your life to the fullest, to rise off the couch of doom and to run the way you were meant to run; fast and far across the planets surface.  And just as in baseball, when you’ve run well and covered all the bases…at some point near the end; we’ll all have the chance to run home.

Show Links:
http://eatdrinkrunwoman.com
http://www.ovenstobetsy.com
http://www.littlemarathon.com/Tunnel
http://www.worldwidefestivalofraces.com
http://www.buckeyeoutdoors.com
Call me: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog: http://www.Dashfordad.com
christine@zerocancer.org
The song “Field of Dreams” was by Mary Ellen Kirk http://www.myspace.com/merryellen

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Fdip149: The Mens Marathon of the 29th Olympiad

The mens marathon of the 29th Olympiad will feature the fastest and most prestigious distance runners in the world today.  Those few hours and some minutes will mark the greatest race of their lives, and we will witness inspirational feats of athleticism as they run through an ancient city which is being transformed into a modern world.  While these are the best runners on an elite level which many of us will never reach, do not forget that they are also our fellow runners….they have the same passion, the same determination, the same indomitable spirit that you and I share.  For those who have or will one day run a marathon, the distance that the Olympians of the mens marathon in Bejing will run is perfectly identical to that which you will cover in your own events.  Watch the race unfold before you and think about how you’ve felt or will feel when you’re at the mile and kilometer markers that they will cross: and appreciate the association you share with those runners in the marathon of the 29th Olympiad.

Show Links:
http://www.runnersroundtable.com
http://www.drusy.blogspot.com
http://runningfromthereaper.blogspot.com
http://4feetrunning.blogspot.com
http://www.tinkoff.com
http://www.planet3rry.com/gravity1053
JPL Slideshow: http://www.yousendit.com/download/Q01GWWVncG9rUm14dnc9PQ
Call me: +1 206-338-3211
Fdip featured blog: http://trainingfornycmarathon2009.blogspot.com
The song “The Theme from the 1984 Olympic Games” was by Griddle http://griddlemusic.com
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Direct download: Fdip149.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 11:32am EST

RRT01: Some Time with the Good Doctor

This is episode one of a new podcast, created and presented by fellow runners around the world.

The Runners Round Table!

http://www.runnersroundtable.com

Episode 1 - Join us at the table as we share some time with our good friend Dr. Monte from the great podcast, Fitness Rocks. He shares insight he gained from an interview with Dr. Eliza Chakravarty of Stanford Medical School about how exercise (namely running) can play a major role in reducing your disability and even morbidity as you get older. Amazing stuff. Also we discuss the new developments on The Worldwide Festival of Races and a little company called Nike who is staging a vaguely similar event in 2 weeks called The Human Race 10K. We also mention our dear friend Kevin of The Extra Mile Podcast - and his call for submissions. So get out there folks and record your training for all to share and send it along...

Thanks for joining us for this live show and remember there's always an open chair waiting for you at the table.

Direct download: RRT01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Fdip148: The Womans Marathon of the 29th Olympiad

The athletes who will run in the woman's marathon of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing China are some of the very best distance athletes in the world.  Each of them have worked incredibly hard to reach this level of competition, and to qualify to stand at the starting line in Tian'an Men Square.  What happens during this race will be historic; the moments of the event will be forever seared in the memories of those who participate and those of us who will watch the race.  We will witness the pinnacle of Athletic Achievement in a way that will inspire us to do our best, to push ourselves past our own limitations and to reach our own Olympic dreams.

Show Links:

http://revruns.blogspot.com

http://www.olympictruce.org

http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2008/08/13/noguchi_wont_defend_her_marathon_title

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/feedarticle/7718316

http://www.runnersroundtable.com

Call me: +1 206-338-3211

Fdip featured blog: http://beachrunner411.blogspot.com

The song "China Girl” was by Lena http://www.lena.fm

Direct download: Fdip148.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Fdip147: Low Impact Living

When you make a stand and decide to change the amount of natural resources you use, such as the oil and gas used by generators to produce electricity to run your water heaters, and lights, and when you install insulation in your home to keep the heat generated from escaping into the cold and low water use shower heads to reduce the amount of clean water used in the bathroom…you are reducing your dependency on the fuel and water needed by others and the next generation who will run across this planet in years to come, after we’re gone.

The Earth does it’s best to heal itself from man made impact.  Given time and natural conditions, nature will reclaim what mankind has paved over and modified to suit our needs for resources and space.  There is such a thing as living in concert with nature, and a duty that each of us has to make the world just a little bit better for the next generation of runners to live in a world with clean fresh air, clean clear water and the beauty that can exist without impact of mankind.

Show Links:

http://sierraclub.com

http://www.drusy.blogspot.com

http://pages.teamintraining.org/nce/seagull08/jjacksoco6

http://www.worldwideraces.blogspot.com

Fdip featured blog: http://www.triguinness.com/blog

The song “Terra Nova” was by Jim Fidler http://www.jimfidler.com
Direct download: Fdip147.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

Fdip146: Running in the Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Olympic Games where part of a festival, where fairness and athleticism where considered sacred.  For over twelve hundred years the games were played in the Athenian city of Olympia and served as a cultural event to promote trade, commerce and diplomacy.  The athlete was respected and set powerful examples for all who came to watch them compete.  Their stories became the part of an ancient legend that inspired the modern games to revive the Olympic Spirit.

We owe this spirit, this sense of peaceful competition and international friendship to those who created the ancient Olympic Games and set forth a precedent that has been reinforced through history. 

Show Links:

http://jpl.nasa.gov

http://swiftshoe.blogspot.com

http://www.saintcast.org

http://theextramilepodcast.blogspot.com

Fdip featured blog: http://www.teamworldvisionozarks.org

The song "History” was by Jason Silver http://jasonsilver.com

Direct download: Fdip146.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Fdip145: Running Legend Frank Shorter

Frank Shorter is one of those rare living legends whose legacy is seen in every runner who seeks to better him or herself, and who runs with an infectious joy and passion…and sincerity.  There are legends in our sport, as there should be…but Frank Shorter is much more than a legend, he is an Olympian, a leader, a teacher, a good person and above all: a fellow runner.

Show Links:

http://rosaryarmy.com

http://catholiccitywithzina.blogspot.com

http://catholicfamilypodcast.com

http://sqpn.com

http://eshmultisport.podbean.com

http://runrunlive.com

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

http://www.worldwideraces.blogspot.com

http://zenrun10k.ning.com

http://theextramilepodcast.blogspot.com

http://www.austinhastings.com

Fdip featured blog: http://theadventuresofjeneureka.blogspot.com

The song "Good as Gold” by Admiral Twin http://www.admiraltwin.com

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download

Direct download: Fdip145.mp3
Category:Legend -- posted at: 2:00am EST

This episode of Fdip is much different than all the others, and for those of you who dislike the musical selections that I include in each episode, this one is probably not for you.  But music marks our life and times.  Itâs more than just the poetry or melody: itâs the soundtrack that touches us; it expresses and reflects our feelings, it captures our emotions and it gives voice to our hearts.  In this show youâll hear ten independent artists (nine musical) and songs from previous episodes as we celebrate my three years of podcasting and I go for a run around a tiny little island in the State of Maine, because this week: Iâm on vacation!

Show Links:

I Am Not Afraid by Majek Fashek http://www.majekfashek.com

Im Not Running by Big Rain http://www.bigrain.net

Life Less Ordinary by Carbon Leaf http://www.carbonleaf.com

In the next life by Al Stravinsky http://www.myspace.com/alstravinsky

See The Sun by Black Lab http://blacklabworld.com

Let me Know by the Fire Apes http://www.myspace.com/fireapes

Ordinary Day by Great Big Sea http://greatbigsea.com

Tom Cruise Crazy by Jonathan Coulton http://www.jonathancoulton.com/

Pre by Phil Wells www.garageband.com/artist/PhilWells

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download

Direct download: Fdip144.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Fdip143: The 2008 Fall Marathon Guide

Planning your Fall Marathon is all about setting a goal, with many months ahead of you within which to prepare.  What marathoners learn as we engage in this preparation is that the joy, passion and discovery takes place during our training: in many ways the marathon itself is merely a celebration of what we have been able to achieve through the hours and miles that we’ve spent in training to get us to that starting line.

Now is the time to pick our races, now is the time to make our commitments, now is the moment to promise to ourselves and others that we will train well and hard, and complete a 26.2 mile course with dedication, determination, strength and honor…and these are the races that you and I will run.

Show Links:

http://www.marathonguide.com

http://www.princeedwardislandmarathon.com

http://sqpn.com

http://sqpn.com/2007/11/24/rosary-army-video-gregs-first-marathon/

http://runningfromthereaper.blogspot.com

http://www.runningpodcasts.org

http://anotherrunner.blogspot.com

http://zenrun10k.ning.com

goodybag@worldwidehalf.com

Fdip featured blog: http://yllek82.blogspot.com

The song “Lost My Way” by Matthew Ebel  www.matthewebel.com

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download

Direct download: Fdip143.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Fdip142: Dr. George Sheehan - Personal Best

Today, I'm going to tell you a little bit about a book written by Dr. George Sheehan titled “Personal Best: The foremost philosopher of fitness shares techniques and tactics for success and self liberation, published in 1989 by Rodale Press.  It’s a book of 37 chapters, each one an essay and study into an physical of cerebral aspect of running. 

For anyone looking to read a sample of the right brain/left brain writings of Dr. Sheehan, this book gives you a good sense of his style.  He challenges us to think about our lives, our running, and our purpose within each page.  George Sheehan understood that running was more than just an activity; it is an expression of life and love.   

Show Links: 

http://runningfilmfestival.com 

http://www.worldwidehalf.com 

http://theextramilepodcast.com 

http://www.runforthefallen.org 

Fdip featured blog: http://kelownagurl.blogspot.com 

The song “Better Life” was by the band Common Ground from Texas.  http://texasrockband.com 

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download 

Direct download: Fdip142.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Intervals141B: Vino Corrispondenza

Have a glass of wine with me while I catch up on some emails from fellow runners.  Wine is one of my many passions.  In order to appreciate wine you have to come into it with a clear head, a clear palate and a clear nose.  Wine making dates back to 6000 BC and is a major part of the culture of many societies and religions.  Wine is also a social beverage, something to share with friends and enjoy with a good meal.  It’s good for you as well, consumed in moderation wine has been found to have both cardioprotective and chemoprotective effects.  In this short format version of my podcast, I’ll be resting my ankle and enjoying a glass of wine with you as we hear from fellow runners across the planet.

http://fitnessrocks.org

http://sierratrailrunner.blogspot.com

http://www.fatcyclist.com  

http://runwithme-cindy.blogspot.com

http://runningintothesun.blogspot.com

http://unabuonaforchetta.blogspot.com

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

http://anotherrunner.com

http://www.boglewinery.com

http://santarita.com

http://www.bodegasluzon.com

Direct download: Fdip141B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Fdip141: Running Barefoot

Today I’d like to point out something that’s really obvious; so obvious in fact, that we tend not to think about it much.  In this episode I present for you a very basic, truthful, scientific and historical bit of trivia that both describes and explains the premise which propose, and that piece of trivia is this: Fred Flintstone never wore running shoes.  Running shoes are not evil: you’ll have to pry my NB 426’s off my hot sweaty feet if you ever want me to give up my running shoes: but we should entertain the idea that running without shoes on the open road may be a more natural, less injurious way to run.

Show Links:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v432/n7015/abs/nature03052.html

http://web.wits.ac.za/NewsRoom/NewsItems/feet.htm

http://www.profleeberger.com/files/YFOOT1001.pdf

http://nymag.com/health/features/46213/

http://www.barefooters.org/medicine/med_sci_sports_exer-23.2.html

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com

http://www.23goingon60.blogspot.com/

http://twitter.com/steverunner

http://ustream.tv/channel/phedippidations

Fdip featured blog: http://mwrunfar.blogspot.com/

The song “Running Wild Child” was by Lance Larson from New Jersey; the song featured Richie Sambora  check out his amazing music at www.lancelarsonmusic.com

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download

Direct download: Fdip141.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 11:13am EST

Intervals140B: Pacing Kathy

I have known my friend Kathy for many years, through many life adventures and glasses of quality wine.  In this short format episode of Phedippidations, we run the Long Island Marathon Festival of Races 10K road race in New York, with the goal of finishing in an hour or less.  This is also the story of how I met my wife and the contentious angry beginnings of a friendship that will last a lifetime, and about my incredible victory in a epic battle which took place during an all night drive to Pennsylvania a long time ago in an automobile far, far away.

 

http://www.thelimarathon.com

Direct download: Fdip140B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 8:02am EST

Fdip140: Remembering Boston

In this episode we'll hear the stories of others who ran the 112th Boston Marathon. When you write up a race report you"re not just doing it for yourself to memorialize the even, you're doing it for others; passing on your observations so that they can incorporate it into their own form of opinion as a way to better understand the event so that we can improve our performance on race day. Its" not enough to just run the race, or even run it well, you have to tell others about your race.  Race reports are a big part of the process of running, racing and competing with each other.  It’s in this way that we give something back to our fellow runners; and with a sport that gives us all so much in terms of joy, passion, and health: the verbal or written telling of your story from the races you run is an important way to give back to this community.

Show Links:

www.bostonmarathon.com

www.runningstories.blogspot.com

www.zjruns.blogspot.com

www.worldwidehalf.com

www.buckeyeoutdoors.com

www.theextramilepodcast.com

www.syrentha.org

Fdip featured blog: www.mikemowery2.blogspot.com

The song "I feel fantastic�? was by Jonathan Coulton at www.jonathancoulton.com 

The episode is sponsored by Audible.com Go to www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi for your free audiobook download

Direct download: Fdip140.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

Fdip139: The 112th Boston Marathon

This is a race report and audio recording of my 7th time running the Boston Marathon.  This year was different in that I approached the starting line unprepared for the task ahead of me.  Suffering from a case of peroneal tendonitis, my training was minimal throughout the winter months.  On April 21st, 2008 I made the decision to ignore common sense setting a bad example to friends, family and fellow runners by ignoring my pain and pushing myself through a 26.2 mile race.  What you'll hear in this episode is neither inspiring or noble, but it will raise the question: "Why?‿

Show Links:

www.worldwidehalf.com

steverunner.com/PatriotsDayResults.htm

www.bostonmarathon.com

The song “Curra Road‿ by Sharon Shannon off her 2007 album “Renegade‿ sung by Mike McGoldrick and produced by Daisy Entertainment in Dublin, Ireland.  www.sharonshannon.com

O Fortuna was recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra www.bso.org

The parody “Finish Line‿ was inspired of the song “Still Alive‿ by Jonathan Coulton www.jonathancoulton.com 

Direct download: Fdip139.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Intervals138B: Race Day

It really means a lot to me that you’d come out to have a beer with me, send me such kind words, good wishes, hopeful prayers, emails, blog posts, and voice messages to the Extra Mile PodCast…and for being with me, in spirit, on race day.  This is a short episode of Intervals, produced for race day of the 112th Boston Marathon, with thanks to everyone who have been so thoughtful to a middle aged, middle of the pack, slightly asthmatic, curiously injured fellow runner.

Direct download: Fdip138B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Fdip138: The Great Race of 1983

The Boston Marathon is a race that challenges an athlete in a way that most courses do not, neither buy design or intent.  It is not a fast course.  It is not a race where any runner, elite or back of the pack, will set a marathon PR, but it is a race for which all other marathons seek to enable athletes to arrive in a small New England town for the eastward run into the heart of bean town.  This is the story of the 87th running of this event, where the last American male runner won the day, and a woman athlete named Joan ran a race for the ages.

Show Links:

http://www.bostonmarathon.com

http://theextramilepodcast.com

Fdip featured blog: http://gotlactate.blogspot.com

The song “Rearrange New England’ was by the band “Carlotta’s Gift‿

http://garageband.com/artist/CarlottasGift

Direct download: Fdip138.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Fdip137: The 2008 State of the Course

What happens in Boston, starts in Hopkinton.  In this episode I take my last 16 miler from the starting line of the Boston Marathon through the bottom of Newton Lower Falls.  For those of us who will run the race, you’ll eventually come to Hereford Street where crowds will block your forward progress and urge you to turn right.  You’ll run this short block with the screams of spectators echoing off the buildings and will finally make your left hand turn onto Boylston Street, with the finish line just ahead of you…with the promise of a well earned time and an ice cold beer there beyond the portal.  

Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words, good wishes and thoughtful prayers in both emails and audio comments on episode 21 of The Extra Mile Podcast.  It means so much to me that you’d take the time to wish me luck, and a happy taper.  In the words of the ancient Romans: “Omnia vincit amor‿ (love conquers all).

Show Links:

http://www.bostontrials2008.com

http://www.bostonmarathon.com

http://theextramilepodcast.com

www.runningpodcasts.org

The song “Still in Massachusetts‿ was by “Refuse Resist‿ http://www.myspace.com/refuseresistband

Direct download: Fdip137.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 6:53am EST

Fdip136: Running Legend Kathrine Switzer

It takes courage to stand up to authority.  It requires an act of bravery to break the unfair rules so as to start the discussion.  K.V. Switzer, Kathrine…didn't lace up her shoes on a cold and snowy April day in Hopkinton Massachusetts to prove a point, or to make a statement…she lined up because she had and has a passion in her heart to run. 

Show Links: 

http://www.katherineswitzer.com

http://www.spencerusvi.blogspot.com 

Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://eatdrinkrunwoman.com

The song "I am Woman‿ was by “Planet of Women‿ www.planetofwomen.co.uk 

Direct download: Fdip136.mp3
Category:Boston Marathon -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Intervals135B: Invitation

I have been invited to run the 112th Boston Marathon, and today I’d like to invite you to join me through this goofy little podcast.  In this short format episode of Phedippidations “Intervals‿ I extend to you an invitation to follow my progress on Patriots Day, April 21st, 2008.  Also, I talk about my gratitude for the thoughtful gift of an invitational entry to this race from a good friend and the Massachusetts Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

http://mawg.cap.gov

http://www.bostonmarathon.org

http://groups.google.com/group/fdipgroup

Direct download: Fdip135B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Fdip135: Who do you run for?

We run for ourselves, for our health, for our family and friends, we run to honor, to celebrate, to achieve, and to accomplish.  We run because we can…because at a very basic level we are good animals who were meant to move with purpose.  We are runners; no better or worse than those who chose to practice an alternate motion of sport, or dance, or action…but we all have good reasons for being out there…and while we might not always be self aware of why we’re doing it: when someone asks you the inevitable question; you might want to consider what your answer will be…who do you run for?

Show Links:

http://www.racewithpurpose.org

http://www.guardianangelsocietysyr.org

http://rundaverun.spaces.live.com

http://marcirunsthemarathon.blogspot.com

http://www.amilewith.me.uk

http://www.mtdisappointment50k.com

http://www.msteechur.com

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

http://davefleet.com

www.runningpodcasts.org

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://torontorunner.com

The song “Irish Rover‿ was by The Blaggards  http://blaggards.com

Direct download: Fdip135.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Intervals134B: Living with Steve Runner

My name is John.  Today I am going to take to the microphone and, on this special episode of Intervals, give you a sense of what it’s really like to live under the brutal and maniacal dictatorship of my Dad: Steve Runner.

For today I hope to uncover the truth for you: that my father is a warped, twisted old man who refuses to buy me a puppy.  As you listen to this episode, I hope you’ll come to appreciate my plight and do everything you can to rescue me from a life with Steve Runner.

Direct download: Fdip134B.mp3
Category:Intervals -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

Fdip134: Online Training Logs

Because of my new intermittent schedule, this episode of Fdip has the distinction (and curse) of being the longest I’ve produced thus far.  The internet has created a way for runners to find and use resources for research, community, asking questions, sharing ideas, and for tracking our running performance.  Free online training logs are available for us to use to help us reach our running goals.  You should consider using an online training log to share your running log and upcoming schedule with a larger community of runners who can offer your advice, warn you in advance of injury and join you in your journey on the road.

Show Links:

http://www.pegasussoftware.com

http://www.buckeyeoutdoors.com

http://runningahead.com/

http://www.runstoppable.com/

http://www.running-journal.com

http://www.running2win.com

http://www.therunninglog.com/

http://www.running-log.com/

http://www.active.com/donate/runoffthosecookies

www.runningramblings.com

http://runningwithchris.blogspot.com/

http://beyond05.blogspot.com/

Fdip Featured Blog: http://pigtailsflying.wordpress.com/

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

The song “Keep on Movin’‿ was by David Mansfield http://www.myspace.com/mansfieldspace

Direct download: Fdip134.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:23pm EST

Fdip133: Pushing Past Exhaustion

To push yourself past your zone of comfort you need to smile, think positively, focus on something other than the pain and weakness and dedicate yourself to a higher purpose other than “just finishing‿.  Most of all, you have to have the insatiable desire to reach your goal by making your efforts on the road more important than just yourself.  If you can do this you will find that you can accomplish great things through your running, and be the runner and human being you’ve always known you could be.

This episode ends with an announcement about the future of Phedippidations.

Show Links:

http://www.worldwidehalf.com

The song “All I Really Wanted‿ was by Jim Fidler www.jimfidler.com

Direct download: Fdip133.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

Fdip132: Marathoning FIRST

The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training stands by their philosophy of training as being the best scientifically proven method to improve as a runner, and gain fitness as an athlete.  By limiting your time on the road to three intense workouts each week, and supplementing your training with cross training, they insist that you will become a better, more efficient runner…able to meet and exceed all of your running goals.

Show Links: www.furman.edu http://www.worldwidehalf.com

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://squirrel1-1.blogspot.com

The song “Wasting My Time‿ was by Matthew Ebel. www.matthewebel.com

Direct download: Fdip132.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

Fdip131: The Big Boom

Running was adopted by a society who had been lulled into a false sense of security within the confines of their all too comfortable, technology empowered life of sedentary doom.  In America, as in other countries…technological advances negated our need to rise off the couch and hunt, gather and endure physical labor.  But as the population grew unhealthy and overweight, they turned to both the sports and medical experts for an answer…and that answer was so basic, simple and pure that the appeal to lace up a pair of running shoes could not be denied.  The explosion resulting from the first running boom was a revolution which continues today…a revolution which you and I are very much a part of, as we take back our bodies and our lives and become the runners we all were meant to be. 

Show Links:

http://runningintothesun.blogspot.com

http://www.firstgiving.com/waitingforruns

http://www.firstgiving.com/runjcrun

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://backofthepackbaby.blogspot.com

The song “Revolution‿ was by Albert Aguilar http://www.albertaguilarmusic.com

Direct download: Fdip131.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Fdip130: The Benefits of Running

When confronted with all of the positive advantages associated with becoming a runner, it helps to consider all of the reasons why running can help you to become a better person, both physically and, in a sense even spiritually.  Because it’s all about living a happier life; a life filled with personal satisfaction along with the physical ability to participate in the world around you.

Show Links:

http://petraruns.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.savetherhino.org 

http://www.firstgiving.com/sherrydisney 

http://milestogo-babciaruns.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.drusy.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.guidedogs.com 

Fdip Blog of the Week: http://schumph-runningwild.blogspot.com 

The song “Run‿ was by Hollow Horse at http://www.hollowhorse.co.uk

Direct download: Fdip130.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Fdip129: The Hazards of Running

ust about everything in this life offers hazards and benefits.  We balance comfort with pain, satisfaction with disappointment, and safety with danger every time we lace up our shoes and take to the road.  It’s quite obvious, to those of us who call ourselves runners, that the benefits of our sport far outweighs the dangers, it is important for us to be conscious of those hazards not only for our personal safety, but to allow us to logically counter the arguments that the non-runner might offer as an excuse not to join us on the road. 

Show Links: 

http://www.marathonguide.com 

www.drusy.blogspot.com 

http://www.justgiving.com/toni_harvey 

http://anotherrunner.com 

Fdip Blog of the Week: www.confessionsofarunner.com 

The song “Remember‿ was by Black Lab at http://blacklabworld.com

Direct download: Fdip129.mp3
Category:Topic -- posted at: 11:46am EST

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