Episode 246 – Ann’s Ironman

The RunRunLive Podcast Episode 246 – Ann’s Ironman

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Show intro by:

John Vaughn – http://runnewengland.blogspot.com/2009/11/run-new-england-episode-15.html

RunRunLive – Podcast Intro

http://www.runrunlive.com/home/read-the-runrunlive-podcast-intro

Intro:

Hello and Welcome to the RunRunLive Podcast Episode 246, this is Chris your host and today we have a great show for you.  We will be talking with our friend Ann about her ironman journey because I know you are all as curious as I am to see her cross that finish line in a couple weeks.

I’ve got good news and bad news for you.  The good news is that I’m at an event on Chicago and I don’t have too much time to talk to you tonight.  The bad news is that I’m still going to talk to you.

I’ll tell you a quick story and we can get on with it.

I got up at the crack of dawn for and early flight out of Boston into Chicago.  I was on the ground at O’Hare by 9ish in the morning.  I stopped at a Starbucks in Terminal 1 to sit, check my email and sip a wee bit of warm loving caffeinated beverage.

As I was sitting there a lady in a lab coat walks up and unfurls a ‘flu shots’ banner.  I thought, what the hell, I need a flu shot, and I signed up right then and there.  Of course she has to give me the needle in my upper shoulder and I’m in a suit and tie.

Not being shy, I stripped down to my undershirt in the middle of the terminal to get my shot.  Mission accomplished. One more thing off my list.

My phone rang as I was getting my flu shot and it was the lady from Dr. Hester’s office.  I scheduled the Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment.  Another thing off my list.  I hope this fixes my foot because I’m ready to start training again.

I called Blue Cross Blue Shield, my insurance provider and they happily informed me that 0% of this particular procedure is covered.  It looks like this is going to cost me north of $1,000.  Ironically if I wanted surgery, that would be covered.

My foot actually feels pretty good.  Buddy and I have been running 15-18 miles a week in the woods at low intensity and it hasn’t been that painful.  I’ve missed a couple workouts this week with travel.  Coach is starting to layer in some intensity and volume.

Congrats to everyone who ran Chicago last week.  Sounds like you folks had perfect conditions.  That’s awesome.

Going back to the good news part – I’m out of time so on with the show!

On with the Show!

Audio clips in this episode:

Ann’s Running Commentary

Come on, Let’s Play!

http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/?p=1472

Creator of Ann’s Running Commentary

Senior Advisor for Beyond Limits Magazine

Dr. Sarb’s Wellness blog

http://completecoach.wordpress.com/

Dr Sarb Johal Psychologist, Writer, Runner, Coach

sarb.johal@gmail.com | http://about.me/sarb.johal

My latest post:What’s the point of vigorous exercise?Read more | Sarb’s blog

My Books

http://www.runrunlive.com/products-page/midpackerslament

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.

Chris,

Skits, commercials and parodies in this episode:

Story time:

Equipment Check:

The Extra Corporeal Shockwave Treatment…

Featured Interview:

Ann’s Running Commentary on her pending ironman.

http://www.annsrunningcommentary.com/?p=1472

Creator of Ann’s Running Commentary

Senior Advisor for Beyond Limits Magazine

 

Quick Tip:

http://www.runrunlive.com/running-with-a-head-cold – Running with a head cold.

Outro

OK my friends you have sniffled through yet another episode of the RunRunLive podcast and it’s time to set down your hot mugs of Chicken soup because episode 246 is in the can.

Next week I have a great chat with a couple of guys representing the visually impaired runners.  Josh who runs one of the organizations in Boston and Jared who is a world class triathlete and marathoner who also happens to be visually impaired.

I think I found a waiver number for Boston.  I’ll give you the details when I get them but I sure do hope I can start spinning up my training for the excellent winter racing season.

As for the show, I’ve recorded interviews out through episode 249.  I think what I’ve decided to do, depending on a couple factors, is maybe keep publishing RunRunLive Monthly while I spin up another project.

For the new project I think I’m going to focus on work-body-life balance.  On how to fit it all in and how to lead an efficient yet fulfilling life at the same time.  That’s what the folks who gave me feedback universally want.

If you haven’t done so go to www.runrunlive.com and register to get on my mailing list.  I’m not going to chase you! If you don’t let me know that you want me to communicate with you, you will be left behind!

I’m probably going to spin up my new project under a pseudonym because I don’t want it to devolve into a ‘here’s what Chris is doing’ blog post like this one has!

A quick thought to take you out.

I was listening to a guy talk this week about applying the concept of campaigning, as in running for elected office, to your life.  It was interesting in that much of it was discrete goal setting.

One interesting case study example he gave of a successful guy had to do more with visualizing the future as an inverted form of goal setting.

They asked this guy how he had been so successful in such a short time.  He said that he had written his resume, or more specifically his professional narrative from the perspective of 5 years out in the future.

As an exercise he put himself in the position of 5 years forward, where he was, what he had accomplished and all the discrete steps and timing that had gotten him there.  Then he simply lived that narrative to fulfill it.

That’s an interesting concept, huh?

Music tonight is a nice tight number called “I Wanna” by Steven Wright-Mark.

Ciao,

 

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.

Music:

From Podsafe:

All music used in the show is from the Podsafe music network found at Music Alley.  Please support the starving, socially minded artists sampled herein by purchasing some!

Songs sampled from Podsafe:

dirk-nowhere_to_run

margo_rey-get_back

Outro music:

steven_wright-mark-i_wanna

Outro Artists Bio:
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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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