Saturday, January 30, 2010

4 Feet Running - Ep. 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!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

4 Feet Running - Ep. 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