Saturday, January 30, 2010

Episode 72


It's the final 4 Feet Running! Which actually turns out to be the second-to-last 4 Feet Running. Again. It makes sense when you listen. This episode:

- Nik and Dan talk about why they're ending the show and their plans for the future

- They discuss what they thought would happen when they first started the show years ago

- Nik: "Now you have more time to run. So that means less griping?" Dan: "Not likely"

- They talk about the power of accountability to others, and how that helps

- Special guest appearance by their crazy neighbor who wants QUIET

- Nik has a comeback from her horrible bout of bronchitis and rib pain

- Dan's running plans in 2010 have changed again -- goodbye Hyannis, hello New Jersey

- Good running tip: register early for races now, because it's mental out there

- Science-based self-help with Richard Wiseman, author of "59 Seconds"

- Nik teaches you how to determine your child's personality using 3 marshmallows, and Dan describes how to lose weight using smaller plates

- Dan likes the new Nike Frees that Nik bought him as a special Martin Luther King Day present

- Nik and Dan review their 2009 year in running: more miles, more speed, more improvements

- Nik: "You wouldn't want to be at the top -- where would you go?" Dan: "I'd stick around there for a while"

- They read the results of the 2009 Feet Running Challenge

- Stay tuned for one more episode with just your feedback!

10 in 10 Challenge
"59 Seconds" on Amazon or Audible
All about Richard Wiseman

- Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Episode 71


It's a sick, sick, sick, sick world with 4 Feet Running! Where the hell have Nik and Dan been? And where are they going?

- Nik is waylaid by another long and arduous illness -- this time bronchitis

- Dan is waylaid by a small and squishy exercise ball

- A nurse laughs at Dan's pain

- After being floored by various ailments, they get knocked over by 2 feet of snow and then the holidays

- But they use the opportunity to try out their new screw-shoes (some assembly required)

- They adjust, and then re-adjust, and then re-re-adjust their training plans

- Dan's mom gets new kicks

- Nik reviews a nice running shirt from Thriv, but will not be seen in it in public for reasons of modesty

- They read more emails from wonderful listeners

- Hey! Adam Tinkoff has a new show! Go check it out!

- This is the second-to-last episode we will be producing. We have a brief note about the upcoming final episode of 4 Feet Running

Thriv clothing
Want to get screwed? Try it on your shoes!
Did we mention there's a new show from Adam?

Download this episode from iTunes, leave a comment or check us out on Podcast Alley. And feel free to call us at 206-367-0767!


Here's a look at the soles of Nik and Dan's screw-shoes, all mucked up with slush, salt, and sand.

The screw heads stick out of the rubber sole a bit, so they act as cleats. No damage to the inside of the shoes, and no, you don't end up piercing yourself.

Nik reviewed a Thriv bamboo-fabric workout shirt. Nice logo, isn't it?

As you can see, the shirt is made of great bamboo material, but the white color is rather ... uh ... sheer.

Speaking of sheer-colored shirts: here's Sweet Daddy D just out for a quick holiday bite to eat with some of his buddies. It's amazing how many of them can fit in his hot tub! Thanks, Sweet Daddy D! Merry Christmas!
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