Hello there! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying getting ready to ring in the New Year!
I had a great time catching up with my family, going for some runs in the old neighborhoods, and playing around in the snow with Brady. 🙂
One of the best surprise gifts came for me a couple days BEFORE Christmas. I’ve become a big fan of listening to podcasts on my easy runs (kind of like having a very chatty friend along for a run!) and the Runners World podcast is one of my favorites. Well, a few months ago, I had run into David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runners World at the Fenway Spartan Race. I had checked him in at registration, recognizing him partway through the process and realizing they were recording the podcast at the time! Ever since then, I’d been eagerly waiting for the Spartan Race-themed Runners World podcast episode, wondering if our little encounter would make the cut!
Well, it did! I had just finished my run and was stretching on my deck when I realized I WAS IN THE EPISODE!!! I couldn’t help but break out in a big smile (as uncomfortable as I was hearing how high-pitched my voice sounded). My dad later commented that he looked out the window and saw me grinning like an idiot and couldn’t understand what kind of ‘Runner’s high’ I was experiencing.
If you want to listen in on my little moment of fame, you can fast forward to minute 53:20 of the Runners World podcast episode 34, “The Spartan Way”.
Do you listen to podcasts? While running? Do you have any New Years plans? I’m thinking of running a 10k on New Years morning (one of the very first races I ever ran!)