Happy Thursday! Hope it’s been a great week for everyone! This week has been a bit busy here, but it’s fun! My church is hosting a 5K in honor of veterans (around the 4th of July) and I’ve been asked to help plan the event. We met last night after service and I was at church until 10 p.m….eek! We got a lot done, so that’s all that matters! I can’t wait to see the pieces of this event come together – it’s going to be great!
Today, I’m sharing a few new favorite of mine with you! I love to come across new things…..and I enjoy sharing them with you in hopes you’ll like them, too!
addiction favorite is in the form of podcast…the Fit Mouse Podcast, that is! While in Winnsboro a few weeks ago, my friend Lisa told me about this podcast and I knew I had to check it out! (Speaking of Lisa, she also has her own Podcast called The Disney Exchange…go check it out!)
The Fit Mouse Podcast is run by Bekka and Marci and they discuss all things Disney, Running, Fitness, Healthy Living, etc.
Y’all. I LOVE THEM!!
The first time I listened to their podcast while running, I didn’t want to stop (running or listening)! I tweeted them as soon as I finished running and a few weeks later, they gave me a shout-out in one of their podcasts as a new listener! How cool is that?!
These ladies are entertaining and I love listening to something new while out on the road – it definitely helps pass the time!
My favorite episode so far is the Princess Half Marathon episode. I LOVED the end – it literally gave me chills!
A passage of John Bingham’s Marathoning for Mortals was read and oh my gosh guys…
“Right now as you’re standing at the starting line, millions of other people also want to walk or run a half-marathon or marathon. They dream about it at work, in the car, or while watching television. They know just how they want it to be. They think they know what the training will be like, what their bodies will look like, what the race will be like, and how it will feel to stand at the starting line. They even believe that they know how it will feel to cross the finish line.
But they’re just dreaming. You’re DOING. On race morning, when you are out there standing at the starting line with your number on, surrounded by others just like you, you will know what they only imagine. You will feel it, see it, smell it, and experience it. Unlike those who only dream, you’ve earned the right to be a part of the experience.
By getting to the starting line, you’ve already placed yourself in the top echelon of athletes. You may not be the top tier of that race, but as a long distance athlete, you are fitter, more trained, and better disciplined, than 99% of the population that has ever lived. Remind yourself of that when you start to obsess about your pace or finish time.
When you stand at the starting line, you join the club. When you stand at the starting line, you earn your membership. Millions dream of being where you are. You are no longer a dreamer. You are a doer.
If you’re standing at the starting line, you’ve not only accepted the challenge, but you’ve beaten back the demons. You’ve conquered your imagination and self-imposed limitations. You’ve gone farther, gotten stronger, and gotten tougher than you ever imagined.
The miracle truly isn’t that your are going to finish, but that you had the courage to start.”
After all of that, they played Hercules “I Can Go The Distance”…I’m pretty sure that was one of my fastest training runs to date AND I had a giant smile on my face as soon as I was done!
I HAVE to get this book. I just have to. I also have to run another marathon, but that’s another race for another day. :)
This magnet is on my fridge and it makes me smile every time I see it! :)
The Fit Mouse Podcast can be accessed through a smart phone (using a podcast app). Currently, only the latest 10 episodes are listed in the app…but Bekka and Marci recently added all of their older episodes to their website for live-streaming! Now you can listen to it all! Check them out on Twitter and Facebook, too! :)
Do you ever listen to podcasts while running? If so, what’s your favorite?