Tuesday, June 23, 2009

4 Feet Running - Ep. 62

You've rocked -- now let's roll with 4 Feet Running! It's the second half of Nik's San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathravaganza! This week:

- Nik crosses the finish line in beautiful San Diego and gives a full race report on her fifth 26.2-miler, one of her hardest

- Like Elvis? Nik doesn't -- at least not anymore

- Like runny-nosed kids? Nik doesn't -- at least not anymore

- Hear the long and complicated adventure of how they managed to leave the race finish area

- Which would you rather have hurt: your stomach from yucky electrolytes or legs from lack of electrolytes?

- Polyester and sequin jumpsuits, Adidas sandals with socks and walking poles: common San Diego marathon wear

- What did Nik and Dan think of San Diego? "The weather was not what we were promised"

- Nik bids a fond adieu to Uncle Higgy and says hello to Uncle Pfitzy

- Dan loves his mother, but not in a $50-for-a-T-shirt way

- Nik and Dan consider whether a billion dollars is worth being mauled by a bear for

- Another giveaway in the 4 Feet Running Book Club: "Ultramarathon Man" by fellow San Diego marathoner Dean Karnazes

- They get some great feedback from wonderful people

- Stay tuned to the very end for a special dawggie treat


Sunday, June 14, 2009

4 Feet Running - Ep. 61

San Diego -- drink it in with 4 Feet Running! It always goes down smooth. This Part 1 of a 2-part San Diego extravamarathaganza! This week:

- Nik runs her fifth 26.2-miler, the San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

- Nik and Dan take a little pre-race jaunt around downtown San Diego, where they do some jogging -- or maybe it's "yogging," it may be a soft J

- Where's all the good weather at? And how'd Dan's beard get so gray?

- They stay at a "haunted" hotel, and as predicted they never hear or see anything

- They run by Petco Park and they don't see or hear anything there, either

- Nik and Dan see tens of thousands of people on race day in Balboa Park, including famous running bloggers Maddy (Maddy Runs) and Alisa (Ambitious Aspirations)

- Nik never ends up making the switch to Pacific time -- it's quite amazing, actually

- But she DOES make the switch to Ininji toe-socks, which feel terrific with sandals

- A little corral-side chit-chat with Nik, Alisa and Maddy about tea, toenails, and "emergency" iPod playlists

- Experience the music of the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon as Nik runs by

- And stay tuned for the next episode where we meet Nik out the race chute, get her race report, and more!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

4 Feet Running - Video 5

We're a little bit on the other side of the country, we're a little bit Rock 'N' Roll: Here's a quick video of Nik's San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathon run!

Results, race report, anecdotes, observations, chit-chat and a whole slew of fun audio coming soon!