12/29/12

A Conversation with Tim Cleary (aka “Abuelo”)



Friend, fellow runner and Poco Loco Team mate Tim Cleary sent in some audio for a discussion about The American Civil War, running and el Cinco Loco!

Check out his fantastic blog over at: http://www.abueloruns.com/

12/28/12

Christmas Day Comment from Vance Part 2



Vance from Traverse City Michigan is back again with part two of an audio comment where we discuss a wide variety of topics, including his love for Mead!



12/27/12

Christmas Day Comment from Vance Part 1




Vance from Traverse City Michigan sent in an audio comment for a discussion about writers block, family estrangement and many other things.  This is part one of the discussion.




12/25/12

Off Key Caroling with the Walkers

At my parents home in Weymouth, my family and I attempt to sing a few Christmas Carols in an attempt to scare small children.  Behold our success!



12/24/12

Merry Christmas



Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.  

Music by Ralph Blane
Lyrics by Hugh Martin

From my home and family to you and yours.  

Merry Christmas, and have a very happy new year.

- Steve

12/23/12

Getting Older with Nigel from Staffordshire



Nigel and I talk about the effect of aging with runners. Keep in mind that this guy is RUNNING FROM THE REAPER...thus he has a HUGE investment in what I might have to say about this topic.






12/21/12

Shopping for Holiday Wines!


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Thank You Danny and a Letter From Mike

As I sit here in my old New England office waiting for Santa CLAWS to arrive; I am thankful for the HUGE stash of healthy food that friend and fellow runner Danny sent to me, and I’ll read a great email from Mike.
Indy and Santa

12/20/12

Last Day


Here’s a question for you to ponder...while it’s true that the Mayan Long Count Calendar doesn’t predict the “End of the World”...what if it really did?  What if TODAY WAS YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH?  What would you do?  Today’s thought experiment is to think about just that.


12/18/12

Penn Station to the Flatiron Building and an invitation


I’m walking to work with you, and I have an invitation to you of a different kind.  Let’s podcast TOGETHER!

12/12/12

It’s Christmas Time in the City


Rushing back to make it to the 5:17 train to Long Island, I’m walking in a winter wonderland (sans snow) on Broadway in New York.  The Holidays are special in this city, not just for the lights, bells and music: but for the people....the millions and millions of people in good holiday cheer.



12/7/12

Conversation with The Ruminative Runner

On this episode of Intervals I present a 53 minute conversation with friend and fellow runner Norm Rosenberg, host of his podcast “The Ruminative Runner" - Thoughts, musings, and his relationship with fellow runners over at http://theruminativerunner.blogspot.com 

12/4/12

Park Podcasting on a Perfect New York Day


I present for you a rambling diatribe recorded on my iPhone describing my experience in The BIG Apple and thanking fellow runners who have stepped up to help me pay for the replacement laptop that has allowed me to “stay on the air” with my podcasting.

12/3/12

An Email from Ellen


I respond to a great email from a fellow runner and writer who is working on a book that I really hope she finishes and publishes!  Also, other rambling flotsam and jetsam as I enjoy a weekend at home!

11/29/12

City Life From the eyes of Country Boy



I’m just rambling through the streets of New York City with lots of stuff on my mind and a whole new way of life before me.  Listen in and go for a walk with me down Broadway as I contemplate “the city”.
My View of the Empire State Building on my way to work,

11/28/12

Steve Runner on Broadway!!


All my struggles and efforts over the past seven years of podcasting has finally led me to the big city lights of Broadway!  Listen as I take a stroll towards fame, fortune and the 5:17 train out of Penn Station!

11/27/12

Walking, Walking, In the Rain


With all due respect to that great 80’s rock band “Flash and the Pan”, I’m walking to Penn Station in the City of New York with an audio update of my life in the Big Apple.


The Empire State Building on my way to Penn Station

11/26/12

Live From New York, It’s Intervals!


I’m in the Big Apple this week, cavorting around as a network engineer working as a consulting engineer taking on a new and exciting project that has me working in the famous “Flat Iron Building”.  Listen in and hear my story.

11/21/12

Conversation with The Zen Runner


My friend, Adam, joins me on Intervals for a discussion of his goals for 2013 and the triumphant return of The Slow Runners Club




11/20/12

Thankful


Thank you to every who has sent over kind words, thoughts and wishes as well as the following runners who continue to help me produce Phedippidations: William, Vera, Katie, Heather, Ryan, Chaise, Andie, Gordon, Scott, Mike, David, Jeff, Colin, Jason, Diane, Al, Cheryl, Ron, Mark, Martha, Greg, Jim, Maddy, Tim, Bill, Kevin, Michael, David, Doug, Vance, Brad, Rob, Marcelo, Andrew, Shawn, Roberto, Zaki, Ria, Jan, Margaret, James, Norm, Simon, Albert, Janice, Dan, Pam, Rob and one Anonymous fellow runner!

11/19/12

An Invitation


I’d like to invite you to join me in TWO (count ‘em) TWO social media events…the first is a GLOBAL WINE TASTING of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau, a red wine made of the Gamay varietal that is the world wide indicator for the vintage of the year we are in.  

ALSO; I’d like to have a REAL conversation with YOU on Intervals.  Listen to this episode, and I’ll try to explain my ideas for two social media projects that I’d like to invite you to be a part of.


11/16/12

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivee


I'm walking you through a tasting of the 2012 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau in preparation for the next episode of The Wine Chat Podcast http://www.thewinechatpodcast.com

11/15/12

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!

With attribution to Douglas Adams; today is my last day working on the project that I’ve been working on for the past couple of years; and likely the last time I’ll work in the office that I’ve been working at for the past twenty-one.  Today I’m talking personal career “gobbly goop” with you, and I must warn you it’s a long winded ramble.  I’m going to be cutting back on the frequency of my Intervals podcasts (at least for awhile) as I move on to the next chapter of my professional life!

11/14/12

On Road Near Miss and Achilles Tendonitis


It’s a potpourri of podcasting today, with the near fatal catastrophe that I experienced during this recording and I’ll read some listener mail to describe my past experience with an ailment of one of my favorite tendons. 


11/11/12

The RunCast Magic


I'm showing off my portable podcast studio, which I've used to record Phedippidations for these past 300 episodes going on 8 years!

11/9/12

Doing Drugs with a New Episode of Phedippidations



YES!!  It's true...in the final moments before my laptop imploded...I was able to get one final episode of Phedippidations out onto the "tubes of the Internet".  Be prepared for some classic "Steve Runner Rants" and  some words from an old (well, not "old per se", he's actually quite young) friend from podcasting past.  Saturday at midnight ET, Nov 10th.  Go to SteveRunner.com for all the podcast goodness!

11/8/12

First PodCast Post Laptop Apocalypse


My laptop’s hard drive died, and of course I had NO backup…thus my podcast production enters a new “Thoreauvian Era” of simplicity.  Hear now, this first recording “un-produced” from my newly risen laptop computer.

11/6/12

Election Day and Emma Runner


It’s Election Day here in the United States, and I really feel that it’s important to vote.  Don’t do it for yourself, but do it because you can and should.  At the end we visit with my young niece, Emma…who apparently has plans to take over my show!

11/4/12

More Miles and Project Talk


A brief note turns into a rambling diatribe about my job search, new projects and NOT about what I had intended to talk about (my use of social networks); I finish up with a tip on how to contact me through my website.

11/2/12

Find Your Happy Keyword


Since the storm, podcasting has been a low priority item for me…but with the day off from work I’m here to talk about the weird place that I’m “in” career wise.  Today I talk about jobs, looking for a job and the hardest part of finding the RIGHT job.

10/29/12

Hurricane Sandy – Update 3


Taking a walk around my property to see the “BEFORE” visual imagines before my house blows down!  It’s going to be a rough night, but we’ll get through it.  If you’re on the east coast: PLEASE stay safe.  It’s going to be ugly, but as the old song goes: “The Sun Will Come Out, Tomorrow” (well, maybe Friday!)

Hurricane Sandy – Update 2


The winds are starting to pick up here in Central Massachusetts.  Right now we’re seeing winds of about 35 mph (I know this is true because the stupid TREE I didn’t trim correctly this summer is banging into the side of my house!!) and gusts of 50 mph are already hitting us (the wind wasn’t supposed to get this bad until after dark!).  BUT we still have power…although the lights have been flickering.  If you don’t hear from me: look for me on twitter.steverunner.com or facebook.steverunner.com.  If you’re getting hit with this STAY SAFE, DON’T GO OUTSIDE!  It’s getting bad out there.

Hurricane Sandy – Update 1


From Central Massachusetts where the force of Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit us with 50 mph winds and, in total, up to 3 inches of rain: we’re ready.  Although (from what I’ve read) I don’t expect Sandy to cause too much destruction for us; I do get the sense that it’s going to be bad.  I hope my “gut feeling” is wrong.  This is the first of a few updates I’ll publish through the day.

10/26/12

Running Out of the SLUMP OF DOOM


I have an interesting graph to share with you that describes my weekly mileage since the first of the year.  The analysis is fascinating in that it clearly shows that I’ve been running into a proverbial SLUMP of DOOM!  But in the last few weeks, I’m starting to run out of it.


Click imagine for a larger view

10/25/12

Not Getting Angry


I suppose one of the many reactions to losing my job could be to SCREAM and YELL and FIGHT and GET ANGRY…but I really have no one to be angry at! 

Besides…getting angry won’t make anything better.  Don’t worry, be happy.


10/23/12

Yesterday Bad, Tomorrow Better



“Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”Sydney J. Harris

10/19/12

Podcast Enlightenment


Today I’m talking about how Podcasting is NOTHING like radio, despite the confusion of the uniformed.  Podcasting is a high definition version of a “chatroom”, where it doesn't often “echo”.

10/11/12

A New Fdip This Weekend



A new episode of the "award winning" podcast PHEDIPPIDATIONS will hit the pod-o-sphere this weekend.  You have been warned.

10/10/12

The Wine Chat Podcast #7 Preview



Coach Jeff and I spend some time enjoying the Bordeaux region of France, and talking all about the amazing wines from this classic wine area of the world.


10/9/12

You’ll be SICK of me by this weekend!


My dulcet tones will be heard in your poor, undeserving heads this weekend on two podcast episodes: the first being THE WINE CHAT PODCAST and, if I can wrap things up in the next day or so: episode 297 of PHEDIPPIDATIONS.  That’s two, Two, TWO hours of voices talking in your head!

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10/4/12

My Podcast Philosophy and Strategy


Today is a bit of a Meta-cast, where I’ll talk about my philosophy about creating content and my strategy for reaching my “new media goals”.  Also, I’ll talk about how you can help me reach my goals.

10/3/12

Doctor Who?

I am a “Whovian”, a long time fan of the BBC television series “Doctor Who”.  In today’s Intervals I’ll talk about the show and why I love it with both of my timey-wimey hearts.

10/2/12

Another Brick in the Wall


I conducted an experiment last night to see if, by listening to a classic rock album by Pink Floyd titled “The Wall”, I could re-live the self contemplative state of mind that I experienced in my youth.  What I found was that I’m not the young man I used to be: I’m much MUCH better than that.


9/27/12

My New Gadget and a New Wine Chat!



I received my Fitbit Aria WiFi Scale today, and it’s wicked cool…and, there’s a new episode of The Wine Chat Podcast en route to your wine cellar this weekend.  Cheers!


The Wine Chat Podcast 6



A new episode of The Wine Chat Podcast will be published this weekend with Coach Jeff and I talking about Wine Containers: specifically: barrels and all their oaky goodness.

9/26/12

A Beautiful, Beautiful Thing.


This weekend my wife and I visited the Finger Lakes wine region, and more importantly: attended a celebration of the love between two friends.



9/24/12

Re-subscribe to Phedippidations


A technical glitch at Feedburner has forced me to do something I should have done years ago: GIVE UP ON FEEDBURNER!  If you haven’t received episode 296 of Phedippidations on iTunes, you’ll need to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to Phedippidations.

9/20/12

A New Gadgety Fdip is due out this afternoon.


A new episode of Phedippidations is coming out today, talking about 4 motivational gadgets that “might” inspire you to get more active. Run long and taper.


9/10/12

Phedippidations RSS and Feedburner Limitations

I received a “gi-numbo” number of emails this weekend (well, a bit more than a few dozen) from listeners to Phedippidations who wanted to know why iTunes hadn’t included the latest episode (Fdip295) in their podcast download folders.  Today, I’ll take a simple 2 minute explanation and drone on and on for way too long about what happened, and why I have to limit the number of episodes in the feed.



9/7/12

Fighting the Good Fight and a New Phedippidations



Episode 295 of Phedippidations is due out this weekend, and I wanted to let you know upfront: that this one is kinda personal.

9/5/12

The Wine Chat Podcast 5



Coach Jeff and I are out to answer the question: "How long should I store (age) my wine?" on this episode of TheRunningWinos.com :)
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