Monday, October 29, 2007

4 Feet Running - Ep. 15

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


Sunday, October 21, 2007

4 Feet Running - Ep. 14

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


Sunday, October 14, 2007

4 Feet Running - Ep. 13

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


Monday, October 8, 2007

4 Feet Running - Ep. 12

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


Monday, October 1, 2007

4 Feet Running - Ep. 11

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