Episode 221 – Dominic OneBikeOneWorld

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 221 – Dominic OneBikeOneWorld

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Show intro by:

Anne Brennan – http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro



Hello and welcome to the sleep deprivation podcast where we get up each day and push on beyond the bounds of sanity, stressing our mind, body and soul.

I’ve had a long and interesting week so far and it’s not over yet.  It will be a miracle of no small proportions if this podcast sees the light of day!

I went for a long, hot hike from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday, Patriot’s Day.  I had to jump on a plane to Toledo on Tuesday where I gave a rousing presentation to a crowd at the University there.  I met Eddie Marathon for a couple beers and some good conversation later that night as I stopped in Detroit to sleep.

I flew back to Boston on Wednesday, stopped in at my office to pick up my new iPhone and the medal rack the Maddy’s husband made for me and do a little work.

I turned around and drove back into the airport on Thursday morning to fly to Atlanta for a client meeting.  Then a flight back to Boston to my office at the dawning of Friday to do some calls, hopefully put up this cast and cap it all off with a coference call for the Groton Road Race Friday Night.

Makes me tired just writing it down.  But God gave us all gifts and mine is the strength of travel.

Besides all that, this is Chris and this is the RunRunLive Podcast and we have a great show for you today, if I get it out.  I talk with Dominic from OneBikeOneWorld, who I caught up with as he is cycling around the country.  Dominic is an interesting study in minimalist living.  His story may open your minds to just what is possible when you decide to do something.

On top of that I’ve got to spin up a race report for you and our friend Anne, who by the way is considering becoming a more frequent dropper of content into our stew pot, has a piece on the joy of running.

What ever it takes folks!

On with the Show!


Audio clips in this episode:

Anne Brennan – http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/

Liberty Loco Promo – http://resurrectedrunner.blogspot.com/


RunRunLive » Audio Products » MidPackersLament » The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio Book


It took me a few months…but I kept at it and now can present to you The Mid-Packer’s Lament Audio book.  This is ~50 running stories read into audio by the author (me) and ends up being 6-8 hours of audio.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.

Hope you enjoy consuming it as much as I enjoyed recording it!

Ciao, thanks, and I’ll see you out there.



Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

Boston Marathon 2012

Equipment Check:

Featured Interview:

Dominic – http://onebikeoneworld.com/


Going Slowly – www.goingslowly.com – Tara + Tyler’s page about their adventure. My favourite tour blog. Tyler is a coder so has made an awesome website that I got a lot of inspiration from. They have a gear list which helped me a lot with my choices and also a unique “Behind the scenes” section where they have data from every day of touring. As well as the more obvious distance and elevation gain they also tracked all their spending. Want to know how much they spent on average for a day in Vietnam? No problem. Price of a hotel in Greece? There too. Amazing site.

Crazy Guy on a Bike – www.crazyguyonabike.com – The most popular website for cycle tourists. Choose from over 5,000 journals and articles about trips all over the world and the gear they used. Got a question? It can probably be answered here.

TravellingTwo – www.travellingtwo.com – Page of Friedel and Andrew who record a podcast about bike touring and have a website full of articles and information for cycle tourists. Also authors of The Bike Touring Survival Guide, a very reasonably priced ebook. €5 gets you both the pdf and mobi copy. A must read.

Tired of IT – www.tiredofit.ca – An interesting page of a guy who originally had a similar route planned to me. He’s a good few thousand km ahead of me in to the ride though!

Freewheelin – www.freewheelin.info – We met Seth while we were in eastern WA. He’s on a wonderful journey too.

Adventure Cycling Assocation – www.adventurecycling.org – Want suggestions for good routes in the US with either maps to buy or GPS routes to download? A forum of cyclists that can suggest alternatives? This is the place to go. Helped me a lot when working out where to go.

Thorn Cycles – www.thorncycles.co.uk – The bicycle shop I got my Thorn Raven from. Experts when it comes to Rohloffs and the premier shop in the UK when it comes to touring.


Quick Tip:


OK my friends you  have taken that long, hot, hike to the end of yetanother RunRunLive Podcast, episode 220 is riding off into the sunset.

Next week we have a interview that I have been waiting for, we talk with mystic pilgrim and barefoooter Sue Kenney who has some sort of empathic aura that swept me off my feet.

When you hear this I should have successfully uploaded the video I took at Boston.  Video processing is something that my poor laptop struggles with.

I also finished Meb’s book on kindle this week.  It was good, if you are a runner you’ll get it. I had tears in my eyes reading his account of winning the NYC Marathon.  But, as a book it tries to do too many things.  It’s about running, it’s about an immigrant’s life in America, and it’s about God – all the facets of Meb’s life, Meb’s story, but then for some inexplicable reason they try to shoe horn in random running tips and student talking points like it’s some sort of Sunday School reader.

I’m now halfway through a book on barefoot running.  And I’m working through an excellent book of O Henry Prize short stories.

You know, sometimes,  when I read through all the stuff I I’m doing I feel like some type ‘A’ nutball. But I’m just me.

Next weekend is the Groton Road Race and I’ll be taking a couple days off for that.  I think some of my Mojo-loco friends are swinging by, like Steve and Nic and Dan.

You smart folks may have already inferred this, but I’m not going to follow through on an Iron Man this year.  For a number of reasons that I may discourse at greater length on in a later post, but primary to those are I just can’t get the swimming where I want, I don’t see how I’m going to find the time and opportunity to bike and swim enough with my travel schedule and it’s obscenely expensive.

Truthfully I could work through all of these challenges if I was passionate about it.  Which I’m not. It was mostly a foil to retain fitness and structure while I was injured through the winter months.

Where does that leave me?  Well I am not in very good shape, fitness-wise and I need to run a qualifying marathon by September if I want to go back to Boston next year.  I think I’d like to go back.  15 is a nice round number, like 250.

I’m thinking hard about spinning up a quality training campaign now if I can keep my injuries in check.  The Plantar Fasciitis still hurts but I think I can work through it.  I will probably start working in some barefoot running for foot strength and form.

This week I haven’t done any workouts, just ride on planes and eat.  That’s not going to work for the long term!

We’ll see.

Small kindnesses.

The magnitude of the gift is amplified by the situation of the recipient.

I was hiking on Monday and I overheard two ladies who were hiking in the same direction.  One was telling the other about an incident in a race where the spectator support had made a big difference, had made her day.

I don’t remember what it was, whether it was some small morsel of food, a popsicle, or a drink or a kind word – but whatever the spectator gave her was the perfect thing at the critical time that allowed her to push on, to struggle through a rough patch and overcome.

As I listened to the story I thought about how that spectator never knew that they had done this thing to change the outcome of this other person’s day and life.

I’d like you to think about that.  As you go through life you have the choice to hand out small kindnesses.  (You could also be one of those people who hands out small evils).  I’d also likeyou to be aware of the power you have to change other people’s lives with these throw away gestures.  These small kindnesses.

It’s a bit awe inspiring and scary if you think about it.  You have the power to change someone’s day but with that power you also have the responsibility to be mindful of this power and to be careful about what you leave in your wake as you hike through life.

What I overheard on that long, hot hike was an example of the butterfly’s wing beat causing a small hurricane.

So, my friends, let’s spend today, this week, focusing on how our small kindnesses our positive actions can be largely, hugely, leveraged beyond our scope of knowing to change the lives of other travelers who momentarily cross our path on this great journey.

And as you are doing that I’ll see you out there.

You can find creating a wake of destruction, chaos and confusion, with mostly snide and somewhat exotic and occasionally scatological commentary at Twitter, Facebook, DailyMile, YouTube, Google, Tumblr and Pinterest as cyktrussell that’s Chris yellow king tom Russell with two esses and two ells.

I beseech you to turn on your phone right now-and program in  206-339-7804.  This way when you’re out running or driving and listening to me and something particularly interesting pops into your mind you can just hit speed dial and …Leave a message there it sends us an audio file.

I had an emergency this week and ran out of intros – so at the very least read one for me – it’s fun – How to submit one is in the show notes and on the web site –- you will find all the other content on the website www.runrunlive.com

The music clips earlier were from the band one shot one kill, and I think they were in French, but with most punk rock I can’t understand the words anyhow.  Music to take you out is “She Hot”  Which refers to Monday and the wonderfully beautiful female athletes who kept me company at the back of the pack this week. It’s by the Fabulous Hats.

I’ll see you next week – maybe… bahahahahahaahh

Great news my running friends – my book of running stories “The Mid-Packer’s Lament” is now available in Kindle format at the Kindle store on Amazon.com!  Just search on “Mid-Pack”.  It’s a bargain at an easy $5 and all proceeds go towards supporting the underfunded pension plan of the retired cleaning staff at the RunRunLive world headquarters. I recently got a kindle myself and I love it.  It does reading very well.

The Mid-Packer’s Lament is a series of short stories on long distance running, racing and the human comedy inherent in all sports enthusiasts.  This is the perfect book for runners and wannabe runners.  There are stories about training, eating, special places and special races.  There are stories about the accidental athlete in all of us and the stupid things we do for even amateur endeavors.  Whether you are a weekend mid-pack runner or a competitive club runner, you’ll find something thought provoking and amusing that you can relate to in the Mid-Packer’s Lament.


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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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