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Fdip237: The 33rd Milton 10K Road Race I had come to the town of Milton Massachusetts to run a 10K road race that I had run three times before, with a 48:18 finish in 2002, a 52:30 finish in 2003 and a 53:40 finish in 2004.  Today I was hoping to finish in an hour and five minutes, although secretly a sub one hour would make me feel better.

I’ve been injured, I’ve gained weight, and I’ve not felt as in shape as I have in the past: but today’s effort might serve to remind me that there was still hope within me to shed these pounds and run faster and more intelligently with a new strategy of training.

 

If the act of running is a celebration of life, it seemed only fitting that I’d be here in the town where I took my first human breath, and experienced a childhood of tradition and love, to celebrate my identity as a runner in training: where my walk breaks allowed my body to run faster, and this guy named Walker could feel more like a runner.

 

Show Links:

http://hearzenrun.com

http://www.gymboss.com.

http://worldwidefestivalofraces.com

Free Audible Book download: www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi

The song “Walk on the Moon” was by Great Big Sea http://www.greatbigsea.com

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Fdip236: Love of Running Today’s episode is not about my love of this sport; it’s about how to help others to fall in love with this sport. 

Running is an activity that fellow runners, like you and I, gather pleasure from.  We look forward to these feelings of pleasure every day when we lace up our shoes.

To the non-runner, or someone who finds any physical activity abhorrent, this love of running is an alien emotion.  These sufferers on THE COUCH OF DOOM consider the act of running as equivalent to the act of smashing a brick into ones forehead: it neither seems like a good idea, nor would it bring pleasure to do so.

So, how does one fall in love with running?

Once you start paying more attention to your body in motion, you’ll begin to feel the urge to take that daily break out on the roads.  You’ll begin to feel an infatuation with eating and living healthier, to enhance and improve your daily performance.  You might even start subscribing to a few running related podcasts…especially as you start to realize that you could run faster than some goofy little podcaster from New England, who really isn’t all that and a bag of chips…and the next thing you know you’ll be eating those chips from within a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the purpose of sodium replacement and protein muscular recovery.

And maybe, just maybe your new found love for running will work both ways and you’ll find that running is in love with you. 

Show Links:

http://buckeyeoutdoors.com

http://worldwidefestivalofraces.com

Free Audible Book download: www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi

“Say Hey (I Love You)” was by Michael Franti and Spearhead http://michaelfranti.com

“A Glorious Dawn” was part of the http://www.symphonyofscience.com project by John Boswell.

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