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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The 20MR Episode 67: New GPS

The Garmin Forerunner 110


It's good to have you along for Episode 67 of the podcast. I really do appreciate you joining me for this show. We cover several subjects today, most about life in general,  including:
  • What the area is like where I live
  • The beginning of fall that feels like summer
  • A few minor aches and pains, but nothing too serious
  • Survey results (hint: the 5K is not the race most people are gearing up for this fall)
Are you interested in doing a podcast? Let me know and I will share what I know. It's not much, but I will be glad to help. We discuss it a bit in this episode.

The bulk of our time, however is spent discussing the new Garmin Forerunner 110. I finally had to do something after my GPS died :(    My review is mixed, but I think overall the device will work out nicely.

I look forward to sharing this episode and welcome you along. And as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute (chi) Runner

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The opening and closing music is entitled "Point of No Return" and is from the album by the same name by Roger Subirana. Check it out at Jamendo.

The song heard in the body of the podcast is entitled "I.E. (Lookin for Me)" by 38 Acres. Check it out at Music Alley.

The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.

The transitional piece is entitled "Drive In Picture Show" by Craymo. Check it out at Music Alley.

The drum roll is used courtesy of The Free Sound Project and was submitted by ingsey101.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The 20MR Episode 66: No Worries


Welcome to Episode 66 of the podcast; I'm glad you have joined me for this run. This run is largely unscripted (as far as the audio), so sit back--or better yet, run--with me as we go on this one together.

We cover a couple of emails received recently and also give information about how to download some great, free music from the sources we use for the show. To do that, click on the links below for the music from this episode. From there, feel free to browse and build your own library of tunes. It's easy, full of quality content and free.

Towards the end of the podcast, we talk about the importance of not freaking out about life. While I know that many people are struggling with economic issues--and other things as well--a good attitude and positive outlook can't hurt and will probably help. I'm not talking about Pollyanna, but simply trying to take things in stride and with a healthy perspective. All of this is the result of my faithful GPS watch finally crashing--or at least it seems that's the case. But, no worries!

I hope this episode finds your running going well and your life going as smoothly as possible in this crazy, busy business we call "life." I wish you the best and as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute (chi) runner

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The opening and closing music is entitled "Point of No Return" and is from the album by the same name by Roger Subirana. Check it out at Jamendo.

The song heard in the body of the podcast is entitled "Feeling Good" by Kellylee Evans. Check it out at Music Alley.

The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.

The transitional piece is entitled "Drive In Picture Show" by Craymo. Check it out at Music Alley.

The photo is courtesy of Photoxpress.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The 20MR Episode 65: Benefits of Running

The picture above looks a lot like "Tigger" and some unfortunate goldfish. While we are not talking about goldfish in Episode 65, we do give an update on the aquarium shenanigans. While I won't bore you for long with that information, we do share what is happening with the addition of fish to the mix. Unfortunately, we have lost a couple, but do have a handle now on what has gone wrong. Actually, a lot has gone right with the aquarium as well.

I am not running the Cannonball half this year, but plan to do the Run to Victory race instead in Randleman. It is also a 1/2. I hope to break 1:40 and think I have time to prepare for just that in time for the December 12th race. We will keep you posted.

The bulk of this show is about the benefits of running. Included in our discussion on the road:
  • Winning the battle of the bulge
  • Preventing muscle and bone loss
  • Fighting disease
  • Maintaining and improving our general health
  • Getting confidence
  • Relieving stress
  • Runner's High
  • Training our minds
  • Improving coordination
  • Versatility
If you are new to running, be sure and check with your doctor before beginning a program of exercise. Once you get the hang of it, however, you will be hooked.

Please send me your latest race report, photos, audio files and the like. I love hearing from you, the listener and want to highlight your information on the blog and an upcoming episode. Gotta run, but as always,

Thanks for sharing some of the road with me,

The 20 Minute (chi) Runner

Download this episode (right click and save)

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The opening and closing music is entitled "Point of No Return" and is from the album by the same name by Roger Subirana. Check it out at Jamendo.

The transitional piece is entitled "The Long Goodbye" by Wendy Wall. Check it out at Music Alley.

The song heard in the body of the podcast is entitled "Free Again" by Mindweiser. Check it out at Music Alley.

The background music is entitled "Second Half" by John Williams. Check it out at Magnatune.

The photo is courtesy of Photoxpress.

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