This morning, I hit snooze for the last time and rolled out of bed. I've been going to sleep in my running clothes so I can cut down on stumbling around in the dark looking for things. I grabbed my socks, my Garmin, and my phone and wondered to the bathroom. Today I was greeted with a "better than Folgers in my cup moment."
There was a note taped just above the toilet paper roll (guess someone wanted to make sure I'd see it).
I read closer, "What?!!!" With excitement I read the news that Kenton had discovered. I had been chosen as Steve Runner's Blog of the Week! For those of you who don't know who Steve Runner is, well for starters, you should! However, he's a podcaster from Oxford, MA. He's got a great show that mostly focuses on running. He records a large portion of the show while he's on his run. I've been listening to him for several years now. He and I have informally gone on several runs together through the years. I love his podcast cast for many reasons, but one is that like my blog, it's not just about running, it's about life, the stuff that goes on when we're not running too. He's a great family man and I love it when he and his teenage son get into a round of banter. I also love that he runs for his son. I can relate completely to that. He has a goal of breaking 4 hours in a marathon and he speaks so passionately about how he needs to do that for his son. Those have been my words exactly. I needed to qualify for Boston, for my son. Judah needed to know anything was possible too.
So, be sure to check out his podcast, Phedippidations. It's free at iTunes. And check his website, or follow him on Twitter.
Some of my favorite episodes are when he records running the Boston Marathon. He gets invited as a guest runner most years and to hear the sounds and review of the course gets me all tingly as I prepare my self for the 2010 Boston Marathon. I can't wait to meet Steve when I get there!
Thanks Steve! In your words, "Run Long and Taper!"