Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Episode 15

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Welcome to 4 Feet Running's 15th episode! This week:

- Nik and Dan decide it's a good idea to take the dogs for a 2-mile run in the pouring, freezing rain at night

- They decide that this actually isn't that good an idea

- Dan reveals his running plans post-5K, then steps in several puddles

- Nik worries about whether their Philadelphia hotel will be able to supply oatmeal before her marathon

- Some people yell "Woo hoo" at them

- Nik and Dan at last uncover the answer to the most compelling mystery of our age: "Who's walking who, eh?"

- They talk about weight loss and read feedback from some nice people

Interesting links:
"Chocolate Rain" on YouTube
Nuns and little kids running at the St. Charles Home

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Episode 14

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Welcome to the 14th episode of 4 Feet Running! It's a very special episode packed with adventure! This week:

- Dan and Nik run the Catholic Memorial Home 5K Harvest Race and Fun Run (or whatever it's called)

- It's Dan's first-ever 5K distance, and the longest he's ever run -- EVER

- Dan's knee is mysteriously swollen ahead of the race

- Nik has a running week packed with miles, yoga and "fairy cards"

- They discuss the merits of taking a bathroom break before a race, as opposed to taking all over yourself as you run

- Bananas appear in strange places

- Dan survives to run another day despite one crucial error

- They read an e-mail from a very nice person

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Dan claims his coveted prize: a long-sleeved T-shirt covered with writing.

Nik prepares to run her 5K. Big deal. She does those in her sleep.

Dan psyches himself up for the race by reminding himself that he is fantastic.

Dan crosses the finish line with almost nobody else around. He thought it was because he came in so fast.

Their race results are posted at the refreshment table.

A banana is enjoyed after a hard day's run. Afterward, he threw the peel into the Port-a-potty with all the other bananas.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Episode 13

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This is 4 Feet Running, Episode 13! In this episode:

- Nik and Dan run for 40 minutes through the East Side of Providence

- They come across the Red Bull Soapbox Race, where they meet people with outrageous soapbox racers (very few of which are made with actual soap boxes)

- They talk about Rhode Island drivers and almost get hit by a few

- Nik and Dan again discuss the class system

- Nik continues her marathon training for Philadelphia, and Dan is one week away from his first 5K

- Get an audio tour of the soapbox racer judging

- They read feedback from very nice people

Links:

the Red Bull Soapbox Race
42@42 blog
This is What a Marathon Runner Looks Like

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The Red Sox soapbox team were extremely enthusiastic (also probably drunk). They came in 3rd place.

This soapbox team was made up of a bunch of nerds. No, seriously. Look. See? They won 1st place, just like all nerds.


This one had a wicked cool mechanical mouse in the mug that actually moved. They said it was "mechanical," anyway.

The cutlery team gave us plastic spoons, which we still have, but will not use.


Our favorite soapbox was based on the battle scene from Woody Allen's "Love and Death," one of his early, funny films (see also: "Stardust Memories").

We're about 85 percent sure this is the Cigarette-Smoking Man from "The X-Files," dressed as the Tooth Fairy. He moved to cigars. He also gave us awful gum.

These guys were a pretty good band, and I think there was a soapbox in there somewhere.

Team Valhalla gave out free Viking helmets. We didn't get any, because they're difficult to run in (wind resistance). They won the People's Choice Award -- see also: free Viking helmets.

We later saw this soapbox, decorated like a Canadian beaver, crash right in front of us. F#@kin'-A!

This soapbox had a wheel that turned, with a giant stuffed mouse inside. Some person behind Dan said, "It'd be cooler if there was a guy in there." That guy would probably be dead by the end of the race.

We don't know what this guy was dressed as. A mushroom? A hot dog? Some sort of fleshy squash? We're stumped.

This was the slowest soapbox down the track at 2:30 (average time: 1:30) because it was a huge wrestling ring.

The Mummymobile!

These guys were dressed as two halves of an egg, and basically talked hilarious shit the whole afternoon.

Another great band, and their soapbox had a tremendous crash later in the afternoon, flipping over on its side and spilling some guy dressed as an old granny out onto the street.

A team from Fall River was actually in the race, and had a really nice soapbox that was pretty fast.

The Mustache Motors crew was handing out face-sicles of Tom Selleck. Nik wanted one, because she has a crush on Tom Selleck (circa "Friends").

We watched the show for the first 29 hours, and then we got a little tired.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Episode 12

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Welcome to the 12th episode of 4 Feet Running! This week:

- Nik and Dan run through beautiful, traffic-plagued Wellesley, Massachusetts

- Celebrity chefs mentioned: Ming Tsai, Rachael Ray, the Barefoot Contessa

- Dan runs his first 2-miler and does OK with hills

- Nik does less OK on a lunch of cookies and soda, which threatens to make an "encore"

- They discuss meteorologists, Twizzlers, kale soup, and clouds of gnats

- They read feedback from lots of nice people


Links mentioned in the show:
This is What a Marathon Runner Looks Like
MotionBased

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Blue Ginger, celebrity chef Ming Tsai's restaurant, where Nik once ate some kind of wet-duck-meat thing in a bowl full of water and bones, and Dan ate something he can't remember.

Wellesley College has a boring sign but a nice campus.

The library in downtown Wellesley is fancy inside. Dan sat inside this glass alcove using their free WiFi for a while.

Nik poses beside some of her art in the Wellesley library. There are several other frames where she's pulling faces.

Dan ventures into the art show, drawn by the intoxicating aroma of peanut butter and chocolate squares. He had two.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Episode 11

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Welcome to 4 Feet Running, Episode 11! In this week's fun-filled episode:

- Nik and Dan hunt zombies in downtown Boston -- yes, zombies

- They find them, and they are rather a sorry lot

- Nik and Dan run for 30 minutes through the financial district, Faneuil Hall, and past South Station

- Dan reveals that he has skipped Week 8 and gone straight for Week 9's jugular

- Nik is still tremendously busy with work, which is putting a damper on her marathon training

- They discuss the various social habits and cultural biases facing people of the undead orientation

- Celebrity spottings aplenty, from world-famous composer John Williams to the guy from "Cheers" who played Carla's husband

- Nik and Dan read lots of e-mail from very nice people


Links mentioned in the show:

how the lurching undead stay organized
Andy's blog
Petra's blog
Brian's blog


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That cluster of kids on the right? Those are the zombies. Not all of them -- the one with the bottled water hadn't staggered out of the subway yet.

We ran through Boston's financial district. The fully eaten corncob was about a block up.

There was a lot of construction going on, as you know if you heard the show.

A great Native American band playing at Faneuil Hall.

The entrance to Boston's Chinatown.

Nik plays up her Chineseness by posing near a statue at the entrance to Chinatown.

This is the route we took through downtown Boston.
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