Episode 198 – Joeseph Tame in Tokyo

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 198 – Joeseph Tame

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Show intro by:

Joeseph Tame

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro



Two guys stand on a cliff with their arms outstretched. One has some budgies lined up on each arm, the other has parrots lined up on his arms.

After a couple of minutes, they both leap off the cliff and fall to the ground.

Laying next to each other in intensive care at the hospital, one guy says to the other, “I don’t think much of this budgie jumping.”

The other guy replies, “Yeah, I’m not too keen on this paragliding either.”

Hello, Konishiwa , mushi mushi and welcome to Nippon runners’ podcast.  Where we race like samurai around Budokan and Shijuku Taking in all that the great metropolis has to offer.

No not really – but this is the RunRunLive Podcast and we are talking with Joeseph today about his shenanigans on the streets of Tokyo.  Great talk.  He’s a pro.

I’ve been in Atlanta all week at meetings.  I got some great workouts in over the weekend. The way it’s been working out over the last couple weeks is that I can get to the pool on weekends so I do some longer workouts then.

The heel still aches. No change.

I’ve also started trying to work in some longer walks – the dog is quite happy with this.  Swim, bike, walk, lift.  Definitely losing fitness.  But I’ll get it back I’ always do.

I’m holding steady at just under 200 pounds which is quite uncomfortable for me.  I’m still eating mostly plant-based but I have to make some exceptions when I’m traveling because they try to sneak cheese and dairy into everything.  I made a really good and simple veggie chili on Saturday night.  Then I put the leftovers on a pizza shell for Sunday night!

Life’s weird.  But I still say we’re lucky to have it. On with the show.


Audio clips in this episode:

Joeseph Tame – see below for links.


Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

Equipment Check:

Boston Standards for old guys – http://www.runrunlive.com/what%E2%80%99s-the-best-age-to-qualify-for-boston

Featured Interview:

Joeseph Tame – http://josephta.me/

I’m a Tokyo-based Brit orginally from Herefordshire, now living with my wife in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. I’m a freelance digital media producer, consultant, inventor, entrepreneur, public performance artist and marathon runner. Sometimes I combine all of these into one. I love photography, artistic running, all things Apple, and making people smile.

Quick Tip:

Let me tell you about my book – http://www.runrunlive.com/let-me-tell-you-about-my-book


That’s it you have Danced with a Geisha in your kimono to the end of yet another  RunRunLive Podcast episode 198 in the can.

Next week – I think I’m chatting with Veteran ultra racer and race director Keira Henninger.  I may try to sneak in that Chicago Race report I owe you.  See, you can tell I’m conflicted about that Chicago race.  After that we have Ray Zahab.  Lots of good chats lined up.

Since it is budget time of year I have a bunch of gear coming my way to test. Some folks in New Zealand are going to hook me up with some performance wool including some awesome underwear!  Free stuff is one of my favorite things!

I got a few of you to send me photos or any other visuals for my chicken soup outro book.  I could use more. If you don’t send stuff I’ll just take pictures of the dog and that won’t be any good.

Didn’t have much time to work on any projects this week, but I did buy a kindle – so I guess I’ll have to get the Kindle version of my books up! All in good time.  All in good time.


I was thinking a lot this weekend about managing change, leading people in times of change and growth.  How to you improve?

You have to have a solid vision that everyone can get behind, but that is not all.   You really have to make it simple.

The vision describes some desired future state of greatness.  But you can’t focus on being great, that’s too vague.  You have to focus on getting better.  How do you do one or two things better today?  It has a lot to do with practicing and mastering your capabilities.

A vision without mastery of the steps to get there has no support, it’s a mirage.

For you as an individual this absolutely applies.  To meet your personal vision, your goals, you have to focus on getting better. How can I do this thing better today than I did yesterday?

I recommend the same thing in a long training program.  You can’t focus on the enormity of the training plan and the thing at the end.  You have to get up and take it a day at a time.  Trust your plan and try to execute each workout as well as you can.  Trust that if you focus day in and day out on the task at hand you will at the end meet your big goal.

The same is true in a long race.  If you focus on the finish line you may never get there.  IT’s too big.  You have to focus on what you are doing now, your pace, your form and the next telephone pole and then, eventually, you will get across the finish line.

Sometimes I get worn out thinking about the things I have to accomplish.  They loom so large that I just don’t want to start.  It is at these times that I decide to just do something, try to do that one step, to start to do a piece of the work, to try to get better, and then the projects come to me.

And it boils down to this.  Don’t focus on being good.  Focus on getting better.  Don’t focus on winning, focus on how you are going to win.

Let me know if you have any questions! And I’ll see you out there.


You can find me trying to get better at Twitter, Facebook, DailyMile, YouTube – and Google as cyktrussell that’s Chris yellow king tom Russell with two esses and two ells.

Call in a question or comment at – 206-339-7804.  Leave a message there it sends an audio file.

I got some good intro’s last week but always need more! read the show intro.  It is in the show notes and on the web site –- you will find all the other content on the website www.runrunlive.com

Outro song = supraluxe-tokyo See ya next week.


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Outro music:


Outro Artists Bio:
Supraluxe is a Minneapolis trio. By wrapping themes of loss, anxiety, alienation and love in the gloss of shiny summerpop, Supraluxe has created an exuberantly melancholy work. (Broadcaster’s note: I’ve been asked to provide pronunciation for Supraluxe. It’s pronounced soo-pra-lux)

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Cyktrussell At gmail and twitter and facebook and youtube

Chris’ book on Amazon – > http://www.amazon.com/Mid-Packers-Lament-collection-running-stories/dp/141961584X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228687012&sr=8-1

Mid-Packer’s Lament E-book

Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy E-Book

Dial in number for RunRunLive is – 206-339-7804

Chris Russelllives and trains in suburban Massachusetts with his family and Border collie Buddy.  Chris is the author of “The Mid-Packer’s Lament”, and “The Mid-Packer’s Guide to the Galaxy”, short stories on running, racing, and the human comedy of the mid-pack.  Chris writes the Runnerati Blog at www.runnerati.com.  Chris’ Podcast, RunRunLive is available on iTunes and at www.runrunlive.com. Chris also writes for CoolRunning.com (Active.com) and is a member of the Squannacook River Runners and the Goon Squad.

Email me at cyktrussell at Gmail dot com

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