The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-305 – SheriAnne’s Adventures

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Buenas Dias! Mi Amigos.  I told you that early in my career I did a couple projects in Chihuahua Mexico, right?  That was before it got a bit dicey with the los drugos down there.  More innocent times. 

So we made it to February!  Old Man Winter has shown up with a vengeance up here in New England.  It’s ok, I like winter.  Or at least I can deal with it when it’s really only a couple months out of the year.  

That’s one of the joys of living here is that you get 4 real seasons, but not enough of each to make them annoying.  Makes us flexible and tough.  

Since we last talked it’s been snowing almost every other day.  Last weekend we got a cool 2-day blizzard that dumped 3 feet of snow.  Since it was cold too, zero degrees Fahrenheit, it was that fluffy snow that is great for winter sports and fairly easy to move, but we got a lot of it. 

It’s over Buddy’s head and he’s confined to a short path in the front yard.  He’s got cabin fever and is quite bothersome.  I took him for a walk during the blizzard but it was over his head and up to my thighs so we could only break trail for a couple hundred feet before we had to turn around. 

I’ve been having to get most of my runs in on the treadmill which is not optimal. 

After we last talked I ran the Derry 16 miler and felt pretty good.  The weather was good at just around freezing.  I took it super easy and ran/walked the big hills then closed it nicely in the last 5k.  I ended up running around 2:17 and felt pretty strong.  That capped a 53 mile week for me on 4 runs. 

The following weekend I went out for a 3 hour easy run.  I took it super easy and did loops around my house.  I felt like I could keep going at the end so my base is good and strong.  It’s a bit dismal with the snow and cold and darkness but you know how it is; the only way out is forward.  

Besides, the cold weather slows the zombies down.  

Thanks to those of you who threw me some donations for my Team Hoyt campaign for Running the Boston Marathon this year – I appreciate it.  

Those of you who haven’t, now’s a good time.  I still need your help.  I’m only ¼ way to my goal.  Come on now, I don’t ask you folks to buy t-shirts, I don’t give a rat’s ass if you give me a review on iTunes or vote for me in whatever podcast awards are the thing of the day.  This isn’t a commercial venture for me, it’s a creative hobby.  So, cough up the cabbage and we’ll call it even…quid pro quo Clarice…quid pro quo.

Today we have a most excellent show for you.  I interview SherAnne Nelson who is the captain of a team that is going to take on the Patagonia Expedition Race next year which is a super hairy race in South America.  It’s a run-bike-paddle-mountain climbing survival type thing.  Hard core.  

I feel like I could have done a better job with SheriAnne. I feel like I should have asked, “Are you nuts? Leavingyoru comfy life and family for this misadventure? How do you feel about that?“ but I didn’t.  

Even with my love of a good adventure, I’d be terrified. 

I haven’t been traveling and that always makes me a little itchy.  But I’m getting a lot done, in between angsty episodes of over eating and over sleeping...But the days are getting longer and I’m hitting the road next week. 

In section one I wrote a bit of a tongue in cheek piece about some of the myths surrounding marathon running that we have to watch out for.  In section two we’ll talk about the philosophy of time. 

So, keep on shoveling, but don’t shovel straight lines because as we all know evil spirits love straight lines and will follow them right to your door.  Shovel crooked lines.  It will confuse the walking dead too. 

On with the Show!

Section one - Running Tips

Five Dangerous Marathon Myths

Voices of reason – the interviews

SheriAnne Nelson

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First and foremost I am a mom of 3 young beautiful children. I am a Fitness and Nutrition Coach that believes in helping people realized their untapped potential. I believe too many people go through life wondering if, and wishing they could do something magnificent. Everyone's "magnificent something" is different, mine just happens to be epic adventures. 

Everything I do, I think about my children and the example I am setting for them. Setting goals is critical to being successful in life and I love to set big goals that make my heart beat a little faster and make me wonder if it is possible because I love nothing more than busting past that mental barrier. Anything is possible.

What I bring to the 2016 Patagonia Expedition Race Team is the desire to succeed. Once I set a goal I will do whatever it takes to accomplish it. The hope and inspiration that I bring to others when sticking through the thick and thin of an event brings me great pleasure. Not only do I want to accomplish my goals for me but for everyone else watching me. I want to be the name that comes off of people's lips when they say, "I didn't quit because of you."

The other attribute I will bring to the team is the ability to solve problems under pressure. I deal best when there is pressure, I have the ability to compartmentalize the situation and accomplish what needs to happen in order to move on. I have the ability to keep people calm and focused on the situation at hand.

Athletic accomplishments:

Collegiate Runner - 10K PR 36:30, 5K XC - 17:22, IMAZ '12 10:16 (PR) 3rd,

Kona '13 10:33 30th, IMAZ '13 10:21 3rd, IMMT '14 10:37 6th, IMAZ '14 10:41 5th

Qualified 2x for 70.3 Worlds, raced '14 IM70.3WC 5:05, Ultra 50 miler 3x with a 10:50 PR, Marathon PR 3:14, multiple Boston qualifier, 70.3 PR is 4:46

Here is my ZERO page

Happy shoveling :)

Live well.

SheriAnne Nelson

Fitness and Nutrition Coach

Section two – Life Skills



Hey folks we have shoveled a crooked path to the conclusion of yet another RunRunLive Podcast.  Episode 4-305 in the can!  

I think we’re short on time so I’ll keep it brief. 

When it gets really cold out I like to wear a balaclava.  Unfortunately a couple years ago I lost my balaclava.  Maybe one of you could knit me one?  I hate to buy one because I we only need it 2 or 3 days a year and I know as soon as I get another one I’ll find the old one.  

My wife in her Yogi Berra moments, (not the picnic basket bear – the catcher with a proclivity for malapropisms) always asks me if I’m wearing my baklava – which gives me a hilarious visual of having my head wrapped in Greek pastry.  

The new book is getting typeset into a beautiful e-book by a nice gentleman in Pakistan – should be able to ship some promo copies next week.  I have to get it converted to Kindle too so I can post it up on Amazon.  

And remember If you haven’t donated a couple bucks to my Hoyt cause – now’s a good time!

We’ve got the Groton Road Race coming together for April 26th this year.  I’m working to set up a virtual race category so folks can run it remotely.  We’ll send you one of the super sweet tech shirts that we’re putting our ‘wearable art’ on this year.

I was talking with my daughter last week.  She had started a new job and was complaining that she didn’t sleep well because she had too many things going on in her head.  This is another version of the Tetris problem.  

You lie awake at night going over all the things you have to worry about and trying to fit them together in a way that makes sense.  Your brain is working on that puzzle and can’t sleep until it gets resolution. 

The way to address this problem is to get out a piece of paper or the equivalent handful of electrons, and write down all the things that are on your mind.  You purpose here is not to solve the Tetris problem.  Your purpose here is to capture all the bits so your subconscious knows that they are in safe keeping.  

You do this before you go to bed and it allows your brain to take a break and sleep. 

So sleep tight, and I’ll see you out there. 

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