Monday, December 24, 2007

Episode 23

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Welcome to a very special Christmas episode of 4 Feet Running, episode 23! This week:

- Nice: Nik and Dan and their dogs go for a 3-mile slog down the slushy median of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

- Naughty: Dan doesn't do so well at it

- Nice: Nik discusses her plans to do not one but possibly three marathons in 2008

- Nice: She also is planning to run various and sundry other races and do an icy New Year's Day ocean plunge

- Naughty: Speaking of things that are cold, Dan is super-grumpy because of bladder issues, traffic, and a startling lack of holiday cheer

- Very naughty: He restores it by trying to peek at his Christmas presents

- Very nice: They read some e-mails and mention some fans' blogs

Links to very nice people's blogs:
Shady Side Running
Gabs a Trucker
Sarah Austin
London to Paris 2008
How Far You Going
Running Riding and Things
Diet Snake Oil

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Episode 22

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Welcome to the 22nd episode of 4 Feet Running with Nik and Dan! This week:

- Nik and Dan go for a 2.5-mile run over the icy streets of Fall River

- Nik gets called "adorable" by the lady at the post office

- There's a great deal of confusion over one of Nik's presents, upon which Dan suddenly cancels Christmas

- They suddenly realize they're living in Mayberry, USA, as they meet lots of friendly people on the street

- Dan describes a pleasant evening of being stuck in stalled traffic for six and a half hours

- They talk neti pots, giant schnauzers and American Gladiators

- Nik and Dan bid farewell to podcasting guru Adam "Zen Runner" Tinkoff

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There are no photos this week, so here are some videos instead!



Above is a video featuring the American Gladiator with the wicked awesome hair (who Dan remembered just after recording was named "Malibu").




And here's a video Dan made some time ago to go with a newspaper column he wrote, demonstrating how to use a neti pot.




And lastly here's a video we made some time before that featuring our dogs (unrelated but fun).

Monday, December 10, 2007

Episode 21

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Welcome to the 21st episode of 4 Feet Running! This week:

- Nik and Dan go for a 3-mile run through the winter wonderland that is Fall River's Oak Grove Cemetery

- Dan unveils his new Hal Higdon-approved training plan

- Nik continues to recover capably from her marathon and begins to plan her next running season

- They talk about how nice snow is -- love it or leave it, crabby New Englanders

- But ice is slippery and unpleasant

- They discuss the upcoming Christmas holiday and how Dan's much more into it than Nik is (for reasons which are very sad)

- Nik and Dan also wonder which superhero has the best, or stupidest, super power

- Some very nice people send in some great e-mail

Stuff that's wicked fun to click:
Higgie
running in Hyannis

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Nik and Dan have a veritable constellation of Christmas lights on their front porch. One of those small constellations.

Nik peeks out the window while Stanley tries to eat several bulbs off the Christmas tree.


Last year, Stanley liked to eat ornaments off the Christmas tree. This year, he's bigger and older -- so he will be able to reach the ornaments much higher up.

The newest jewel on Nik and Dan's Christmas tree is Dan's, a replica of a cherry-red Gibson EDS-1275 SG-style doubleneck electric guitar, with a 12-string neck and a 6-string neck, exactly the sort played by Led Zeppelin guitar god Jimmy Page (available for about $3,000 and change at better music retailers, in case you're looking for gift ideas)

Their banister is decorated in a glorious green that unfortunately doesn't mask the fact that the stairs need to be refinished.

We like Christmas lights. A lot.

The dogs don't care as much.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Episode 20

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It's the 20th episode of 4 Feet Running! Hooray! This week:

- Start spreading the news: Nik and Dan run for 2 miles through New York City's Central Park

- They talk about their friend who literally ran away and joined the circus

- Nik feels better after a nasty cold left her in shambles after last week's marathon

- Dan's shoes announce their retirement

- They weigh the merits (culture) and demerits (cost) of living in Manhattan

- Nik and Dan wonder aloud exactly how tall Arnold Schwarzenegger is, given how much controversy there is on the subject

- Other oddities seen: Cirque du Soleil contortionists and ladies in fur coats drinking mimosas well before noon

Stuff that's wicked fun to click:
Cirque du Soleil's "Wintuk" show
Terry does mind-blowing tricks on a skateboard
How tall is Arnold Schwarzenegger...really?

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Dan makes a very moody phone call from the corner of 5th and 31st streets in Manhattan.

The Lord & Taylor's on 5th is covered in hundreds of lights and has incredible window displays. Suck it, Macy's.

In this display, Santa is on a gondola ride for some reason. He's going to see where I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is made.


Nik stands in the frigid weather in Rockefeller Plaza. Tree doesn't look so big.

Wow, wait, that tree is big. It would totally crush that kid in the pink jacket if it fell. It did not, though.

Nik prepares to run 2 miles in Central Park, or 31 minutes, whichever comes first.

Dan asks passersby for spare change while waiting for the Garmin to work in Central Park.

The Manhattan skyline gleams in the sun like a ripped-off Rolex watch sold by a street vendor.
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