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Fdip193: Running with Ear Candy

From a small island in the middle of southern Maine’s Sebago Lake, I present for you my annual review of some of my favorite songs from the past year of Phedippidation episodes.  This week, I’m on vacation: giving my ankle a chance to heal and my soul a break from stress as I enjoy my family, lapping waves, a few good books and delicious wine.

“Veni, Vidi, Vici”

Show Links:
“Terra Nova” by Jim Fidler at jimfidler.com.
“Be Okay” by Ingrid Michelson at http://www.ingridmichaelson.com
“Pizza Day” by Jonathan Coulton at http://www.jonathancoulton.com
“I Know You’re There” and “A Cautionary Tail” by Matthew Ebel at http://matthewebel.com
“Win At All Costs” by Man Bites God at http://www.manbitesgod.com
“Run to Your Grave” by The Mae Shi at http://www.mae-shi.com
“Ones and Os” by Geoff Smith at http://thegeoffsmith.com
“Broken Heart” by “Black Lab” at http://blacklabworld.com

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Fdip192: Theseus’s Paradox and Other Thoughts

Beware the contents of this episode, ye who come here to listen to the runner boy run!  In this episode, I go out for a run and just let my mind flow, talking about a few things that may or may not have to do with running.

Of particular interest (to me at least) is the contemplation of the ship of Theseus’s, the discussion of which might may you say “Huh?”

We are made of stuff that has a limited shelf-life, but most of the atoms in your body will be completely replaced in just 10 years time, and if you believe in an eternal life after this stuff we wear is gone; then you’ll not worry so much about these bodies of ours breaking down over time: because time is just a construct and we all have a limitless warrantee.

Show Links:
http://the22miler.blogspot.com/
http://www.teampointtwo.com


Fdip Blog of the Week: http://lacyhansen.blogspot.com
The song “What Are We?” by “Candygram for Mongo” http://www.candygramformongo.com

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Fdip191: Me Heart Takes a Beating

This episode is a review of a study published last month in the American Journal of Cardiology titled “Relation of Biomarkers and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Marathon Running”.

We use terms and phrases such as “you’ve got to have heart” and “don’t go breakin’ my heart” as a reference to the symbolic vessel we have within us to harbor our capacity to love. 

In reality the heart is an important organ, strategically located in the center of our bodies to provide oxygen rich blood throughout the vessels of our body as a means to sustain life.  While these bodies we inhabit are amazing creations, capable of running great distances…it’s important to take care.  We’re all soft and squishy creatures; resilient yet fragile, strong yet capable of suffering injury…when you pull a leg muscle or sprain an ankle: you can apply ice and deep massage: it’s not so easy to do that with our hearts.

Training for any distance, any kind of race event: especially for distances like a marathon requires proper training; many of the experts suggest that you don’t even start training to run a marathon until you’ve been out on the road consistently for a full year.

Never, EVER start a marathon training program until you’re doctor gives you the green light…it’s one thing to have to deal with shin splints and muscle soreness, but your heart needs to be prepared for the stress you’ll put it under; out there on the road.

Show Links:
http://the22miler.blogspot.com/
http://www.duffrunner.blogspot.com
http://www.teampointtwo.com
http://worldwidefestivalofraces.com
http://runnersroundtable.com
http://twitter.com/steverunner
Fdip Blog of the Week: http://highheelrunner.blogspot.com
Featured http://www.runningpodcasts.org PodCast: Fusion View
The song “Listen to Your Heartbeat” by Lance Larson (with Bon Jovi) http://www.lancelarsonmusic.com

Direct download: Fdip191.mp3
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Fdip190: A Longer Life with Purpose

As simple and exhausting as it sounds: running can be your purpose in life; and if you’re already a runner as I suspect you are: then running can be a purpose you can give to others, by asking them to join us: by making this sport a game, by thinking of it as play and by embracing a lifestyle that helps you to improve the duration and quality of your life.

It’s short fellow runners, this life of ours is far too short…but it should be long enough; and when you find yourself with a purpose to live it, you’ll have savored each experience: you’ll have lived your life to the top, and you’ll have achieved the satisfaction of knowing that your life is not ruled by the random and chaos: your life has meaning, and above all your life has purpose.

Show Links:
http://the22miler.blogspot.com/
http://www.irunformylife.blogspot.com/
http://www.teampointtwo.com
http://worldwidefestivalofraces.com
https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=156947&supid=183491774
http://www.challengedathletes.org/
The song “Buying Time” was by Great Big Sea http://greatbigsea.com

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