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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-457 – Cody Runs the USA for Cancer Families

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Chris’ other show à https://shows.acast.com/after-the-apocalypse

Intro:

Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-457 of the RunRunLive Podcast. 

How is your week going? 

I understand from the news that much of you across the US are suffering through a heat wave.  That’s too bad.  115 degrees in Phoenix.  That’s toasty.  Makes it hard to get outside. 

I remember one time going running in Las Vegas, in the afternoon, after an all-day meeting, like an idiot, and then I got lost.  I could see where I wanted to be but I couldn’t find my way through all the fences and the buildings to get there.  I remember being seriously concerned for my well-being with the heat. 

But, apparently I lived.  Vegas is a weird place. 

I am still nursing a sore knee but as of today it seems to be getting a bit better and I’m hopeful.  I joined the gym.  I’ve been lifting heavy for the last couple weeks.  It gives me something to do. 

I used to lift in my 20’s before I got into distance running.  I had a guy I worked with who was an actual body builder and was able to learn some basic things that I still have in my tool kit.  Like good form and the different ways to go after the different muscle groups. 

Over the last 20 years with running I rarely lifted heavy.  My workouts were always light weight, high rep and mostly body weight.  You don’t need that kind of muscle mass or strength for running.  It’s counterproductive. 

The difference is that instead of doing body weight or light dumbbells for high-rep sets of exercises you do fewer reps with heavier weight. For instance instead of 20 reps with 15 pound dumbbells you might do 8 reps with 30 pound dumbbells.  The difference is that the lower reps produce strength and muscle mass while the lower weight, higher reps result in less muscle mass and more endurance. 

I have been getting 3 or more bike rides in each week with a longer ride on the weekend.  Typically I‘ll do an hour and change on the weekdays and 2-3 hours on the weekend. 

I backed off on trying to run after the previous week’s fiasco.  When I first joined the gym I jumped on the treadmill but it was awful.  I haven’t been on a treadmill in 18 months.  I had forgotten how awful it is.  Then I made a huge mistake and tried to use one of the old LifeCycle bikes in the gym.  The problem is that the angles are so different from an actual bicycle that it really tweaked my knee. 

But I have started again this week.  Sunday, I ran an easy 5k on the roads with my club.  We were able to all get together and have a brunch for the first time in a year and a half so that was joyous. 

Tuesday, I did another easy 5k on the rail-trail, pain free.  And yesterday I did a whopping 40 minutes of road and rail trail with some hills and trail sections, again pain free.  Pretty happy about that. 

I’m so hilariously out of shape that I have to get used to running being hard.  I have to watch out for all the beginner runner things like blisters and chaffing and Achilles tendonitis. 

Today we are talking with a nice young man Cody, who is aspiring to do a cross country run to support families dealing with cancer in a child.  It’s a good story.  He’s a positive influencer. 

In section one I’ll talk a bit about an observation that all the records for running are falling and why. 

In section two I’ll talk about a current phenomena that is being called the ‘turnover tsunami’, but I think it should be called the ‘JobQuake’. 

So Ollie is doing fine.  It’s my habit to take him for a walk when I get up in the morning.  This week I got up went down stairs and when I looked out the front door there was a rabbit sitting in the front lawn.  I thought, ‘well that’s going to make Ollie crazy’, but what can you do. 

So, I sat to put my shoes on. 

When I got back up to put the leash on Ollie, I looked out to see if the rabbit was still there.  And there was a big owl sitting on top of the rabbit looking at me. 

Not kidding.  A bit of a Wild Kingdom moment.  The owl looks at me for awhile and I guess decided I was scary, it takes off and the rabbit runs away. 

One of those early morning things where your have to scratch your head and wonder. 

Sometimes life is just being in the right place at the right time.

On with the show!

 

 

About Zero

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action.

Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations)

http://support.zerocancer.org/goto/RunRunLive

I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.

 

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Section one – 24 Hour Fast - http://runrunlive.com/how-to-a-24-hour-fast

Voices of reason – the conversation

Cody O'Connor – Cody Runs the USA for Cancer Families

https://www.championsdoovercome.org/

https://www.instagram.com/overcomerteam

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cancer-survivor-cody-oconnor-announces-walk-for-hope-to-raise-money-for-pediatric-cancer-patients--their-families-301282140.html

 

Cody O'Connor

My name is Cody O'Connor and after defeating cancer, losing my right fibula and being told I’d never walk normally again- I am embarking on the quest to walk across the USA. When fighting, I saw how my temporary illness was impacting my family. Seeing the struggles they faced I created Champions Do Overcome, a 501(c)3 non profit organization. CDO, supports families through paying monthly bills, providing food/gas, etc. which reduces stress on the family, and ensures no child is left to fight the beast alone. All of this to spread hope to all that need it coast to coast, and change the outcome for children battling pediatric cancer.

Please follow our journey @overcomerteam on Instagram.

Please consider donating to our cause at:

Fundraiser by Cody O'Connor : Walk For Hope - Cross USA Walk For Cancer Relief (gofundme.com)

 

Companies Involved:

Kroger & affiliates,  Infinit Nutrition, Altra Running, MyMedic, Dude Wipes, MyFanThreads, Groov App, GermX, Sacan Martial Arts, Feedback Audiology Solutions & Consulting

Influencers Involved:

 

Rich Franklin (UFC Hall of Famer), Ben Higgins (Bachelor Star Season 20), Ashley I and Jared Haibon (Bachelor in Paradise), Harvey Lewis (Team USA 24 Hr. Run Team), and Pete Kostelnick (Record for running across USA)

 

Section two – Turning difficult work situations to your advantage - http://runrunlive.com/dealing-with-difficult-people-and-situations-at-work

 

Outro

 

Ok my friends we have run across the US of A to the end of episode 4-457 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  And a good time was had by all.

All-in-all I can’t complain.  I’m reasonably healthy, the days are long and the weather is nice.  Feels good to be taking it easy in the summertime. 

I have managed to lose 10 of the 20 pounds I had found.  It doesn’t come off as fast when you’re not running.  I’m not a naturally slender person and I have to work at it.  That’s one of the reasons I’m lifting is to build up some more muscle, not just to be stronger, but to burn more calories. 

I ordered a couple new short sleeve shirts from Amazon.  I needed some new bike shorts anyhow so I figured I might as well get up to the free shipping.  I ordered them as mediums.  My whole life I ordered large shirts.  Now I’m wearing medium.  Not sure if I got smaller or they adjusted the sizes.  Probably a little of both.  This week is Prime Day for all you techy folks who need new gadgets. 

I don’t have a Prime membership.  I leach off my daughter’s membership for the Prime video.  I don’t buy enough stuff to make it worth it.  I really don’t need my orders to come same day.  Call me old, but I like waiting for the stuff to come.  You forget about it and when it shows up it’s a nice surprise. 

I found another, hopefully better, dog training center for Ollie.  It’s up in New Hampshire.  We’ll see if they can help me with his aggressive behavior.  He’s even more nuts than normal when he can’t run.  I’m telling people I had to go out of state with him because he’s exhausted all the local trainers. 

Not sure what my plans are for the rest of the summer.  I’ve gotten a couple runs in this week pain free.  I’ll go out with the club tomorrow and see how it feels.  If I can keep stringing pain free runs in maybe I can get back into the woods, just in time for deer fly season.  That would help Ollie. 

It’s ironic.  I remember when Buddy was a puppy back in the early 2000’s, I crashed my truck and smashed my knee.  That was in the late summer and it took me a year to get back in shape – I ended up requalifying at that rail trail marathon in Baltimore the following Thanksgiving. 

So, yeah irony.  New dog.  Smashed the other knee. 

But it all works out. 

My garden is growing well.  Being home and able to water it every day is helpful, even though the weather has been weird.  I’ve already started harvesting lettuces and should have peas in the next couple weeks.  But, the best garden story is the mint.

I have this mint that we had growing at our house when I was a kid.  I transplanted some into my garden.  This stuff is a weed.  It grows everywhere and you can’t kill it. 

It’s the family mint. 

Which is nice and everything but what do you do with it?  I know people will say mint jelly and such but that’s all a ruse.  I’m not making mint jelly.  So basically I just weed it out of my garden every year.  But, this year, being still working from home, I discovered the fresh mint makes awesome tea.  I’m drinking some right now  You just throw some leaves into your cup and pour hot water over it and Bam! You have excellent mintyness. 

Finally, I know there is a lot of change going on.  There has been change going on for the last couple years.  Lots of chaos.  And I know that has an impact on people.

I’m going to give you a simple thought to help with that chaos.  Think about it this way.  You are an island in the sea of chaos.  What can you do in your little boat out there in the crashing waves of chaos? 

You get to choose.  And what you choose makes a difference.

You can choose to be an island of chaos in the chaos or you can choose to be an island of calm in the chaos.  When you choose to be an island of calm there is nothing that the chaos can do to hurt you.  It can’t get to you.  You choose to be ok.  You choose to be happy.  You choose to not ignore the chaos, but to let it flow around you. 

When you choose to be this island of calm, you’ll notice that others are drawn to your calm. 

You are a leader. 

You become the gravity well that sucks others in and then you can work together to find a path through the chaos.

You get to choose.  Through your attitude and actions. Are you an island of chaos or an island of calm?

Be the island of calm in the chaos.

And

I’ll see you out there.

 

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MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/

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Coach Jeff -> https://dailyfitbook.com/

 

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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-456 – Destination Marathons

 (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4456.mp3]
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MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/

Chris’ other show à https://shows.acast.com/after-the-apocalypse

Intro:

Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-456 of the RunRunLive Podcast. 

Today we have a conversation with Mark Janik who leads a travel company called Destination Marathons.  I thought it would be cool to talk to Mark as we come out of lockdown.  I think we are going to see a big surge in destination races as people revenge buy from being couped up so long. 

That’s an actual term being used now: “Revenge Travel”.

In section one I’m going to talk about a successful, little nutrition experiment I did last week.  In section two I’m going to give you a different, maybe new, hopefully helpful view on how to deal with difficult work situations. 

As I look out my office window it is full on summer.  The green of greens has descended on everything.  It is always amazing to me the unbridled enthusiasm of the New England summer after 8 months of cold.  It’s really something.  

The tree pollen is very high.  There is a layer of yellow dust on everything.  Makes it hard to breath. 

Well – I went for my follow up with the knee doctor and he gave me the green light to start running again.  I started out with a mile around the athletic fields, then jumped up to a 5K in my neighborhood.  Neither of which will be inspiring any move scripts. 

I am slow, weak and heavy. 

I then showed up for my club run on Sunday morning.  I told them I might be able to eke out 4 miles easy.  They said ‘no issues just come with us’.  Ollie and I ended running 8 miles with them.   

I have to be honest I was struggling at the end.  Not because my knee hurt. Because I’m in terrible shape.  I found it to be fitting karma because I was always known as the guy who scared off the new members. 

But the knee does still hurt. 

Specifically when climbing hills.  There’s a spot where I get a stabbing pain when I toe off.  I’ve decided to keep trying to get out 3 times a week for 40 minutes or so but stick to the flats and keep it slow.  I’m still riding my bike on the off days too.

The Doctor wants to give it some more time and look at it again in July.  He’s no help. 

Not a lot of good news I’m afraid.  I’m going to have to figure out how much of my race calendar to scrap in the fall.  It’s all a bit disheartening.  I feel like the walls are closing in. 

But I will eke it out.

Isn’t that a funny little word? Eke?  This word is e-k-e, not eek, e-e-k.  Eek is an interjection of being startled, like “eek, a mouse!”  No, eke, is a good old Anglo Saxon word that originally meant to supplement or add to.  Like “He would eke his emu farming income with some freelance needlepoint.”

We use it today to mean more of a sense of struggling to get by with just enough. 

First usage of eke is traced by the Oxford English Dictionary, that grand old dame of word books, to 1596, so a late Elizabethan word for you to try in a sentence.  See if you can eke it out.

Ollie is doing fine, but I’m going to have to get some help with him.  He has some behavior issues and hasn’t learned his basic, life-saving commands.  He’ll come when called but only when it’s convenient for him.   I can’t let him off leash in the woods because of all the traffic, especially the horses. 

I’m perfectly ok with keeping him on leash.  If he doesn’t respond to voice commands then it would be irresponsible and potentially dangerous to let him off leash. 

The challenge I have is that having him on leash, especially when I’m already struggling to run.  It’s hard.  And frankly, no fun. Even in the harness he tries to drag me at the worst moments and throws off my balance.  It’s exhausting.  I feel like we’re constantly fighting. 

So I’m casting about for some professional help to get some control over him.  One option I have is to send him off for a 3-week deep training session, where he basically goes away and comes back trained.  I would love that option, but up where I live it would cost me the better part of $4,000 dollars.  I’m almost at the point where that seems worth it. 

Other than that he’s an absolute sweetheart.  He’s loving and energetic.  It’s not like he’s tearing the furniture up, he just needs to get some training and unlearn some bad habits. 

I had him in for a grooming appointment today, so he smells good too. 

I see that a lot of races are running this summer.  I got an email from the Hyannis triathlon this morning.  I also saw that they’re planning to run the Peach Tree on the 4th of July. 

Let us know what your plans are.  I have to see how I recover before I make any big plans. 

Remember our talk with Dr. Sarb Johal back in April about how to mentally survive the apocalypse?  Well he’s killing it.  He had the most popular post on Psychology Today magazine last week.  He has a new book out on how to get good sleep in the apocalypse.  He’s coined a new phrase Coronasomnia. 

I read an interesting article this week about how most people really only have 4-5 good hours of work in them a day.  The key is to realize that you can only do good work some of the time and the rest of the time you’re not going to be as effective or efficient.  The challenge then is how to schedule the important work into the times when you are manifesting your best self. 

Something to think about!

On with the show!

 

 

About Zero

ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action.

Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations)

http://support.zerocancer.org/goto/RunRunLive

I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.

 

The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported. 

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Section one – 24 Hour Fast - http://runrunlive.com/how-to-a-24-hour-fast

Voices of reason – the conversation

Mark Janik – Destination Marathons

https://www.destination-marathons.com/


Destination Marathons was started by Mark Janik in 2018 after a 30 year career with Merck. Being a runner himself he knew about all the hassles runners face preparing for race weekends and he started Destination Marathons to create a much better, stress free weekend so runners can have a great time.

The company is based in Charlotte, NC and completed 7 race weekends before the pandemic including the Boston Marathon. NYC Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Kiawah Island Marathon, Publix Atlanta Marathon/US Olympic Trials, and Wilmington Marathon. Destination Marathons became an official tour operator for the Berlin Marathon and is recognized as an official travel agency with their IATAN certification.

The company provides ideal race weekend accommodations, pre race pasta dinners, gear check, post race celebrations, massage therapists and if needed race day transportation. There are always on site hosts to make sure everything goes smoothly. They will do “everything but run for you”.

Future trips include Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, Boston, Berlin, and Disney Marathon Weekend. They are a team of experienced runners who will provide excellent service and create opportunities so their guests can connect and achieve their best.

https://www.destination-marathons.com/

It began with "The Horse"

I (Mark Janik) have been a runner since my junior high school days in Michigan. In those days, they called me “The Horse” on my track team. Since then, I’ve been an avid runner and have always loved to travel. After retiring from Merck following a 30 year career in sales I decided to start my own runners travel company. Having run over 35 marathons and half marathons I knew first hand how difficult it was to find a hotel in a city where thousands of other runners are all looking for the ideal place to stay. I knew how difficult it was to try and get a reservation for several friends at an Italian restaurant the night before and I knew how hard it was to connect with other runner friends who were in town for the same race but staying in a different location.

 The reason I started Destination Marathons was to create a much better experience for runners. A hassle free, worry free weekend where they can focus on having a great time. We design stress free trips for runners so our guests can connect and achieve their best. 

Hi Chris,

If you haven’t already please take a deep look on our website to see our story, the charities we support and our blog.

https://www.destination-marathons.com/ourstory/

Take a look at the reviews prior guests have given us both on our FB business page and at our Google Business Account:

https://www.google.com/search?q=destination%20marathons&tbm=

The largest running club in Charlotte called Charlotte Running Club has profiled us at least three times and they have been a great partner. Here is the review that Club President Chad Champion wrote about after our very first trip.

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Charlotte-Running-Club-Newsletter---March-2019.html?soid=1109987088548&aid=LiZpblFbPZw


Talk to you tomorrow (Wed at 7 pm Eastern)

Thanks!

Section two – Turnin g difficult work situations to your advantage - http://runrunlive.com/dealing-with-difficult-people-and-situations-at-work

 

Outro

 

Ok my friends we have traveled to run the end of episode 4-456 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  And a good time was had by all.

It’s going to hit 90 Farnheit today here.  I got out early on the rail trail with Ollie and ran about 40 minutes. It was hard and hot.  It takes about ten minutes for him to calm down enough to run with me. 

I got out pretty early, but everyone else had the same idea and the rail trail was packed.  I had to keep Ollie close, which he’s not good at.  That’s my schedule as of today.  I bike 3-4 days a week and try to run 40 minutes or so 3 times a week. 

The knee will only let me run on flat, even surfaces.  There aren’t many of those where I live.  I went out in the trails behind my house Tuesday and it was too hilly, the knee wouldn’t let me do it.  I had to hike home.  I went out on a flatter trail on Thursday, without Ollie, and it was ok but I still had trouble with the roots. So it’s the rail trail or the track for me. 

I asked the Knee Dr. about getting some PT but he wasn’t willing to prescribe that. I’m going to have to look and see if I can’t find a 30-day knee stabilization and strengthening routine I can do on my own. 

It’s not much, but it’s something.  I feel a bit like I’m in full on retreat from the fitness lifestyle.  But, I’ll keep looking for that break in the clouds, that ray of sunshine, where I can put my head down and run hard towards the freedom of it.

And when that time comes.

I’ll see you out there.

 

http://www.thenays.com/home.htm

MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - http://www.marathonbq.com/qualify-for-the-boston-marathon-in-14-weeks/

Http://www.marathonbq.com

http://runrunlive.com/my-books

Rachel -> http://www.nextlevelnutrition.fitness/contact-appointment/

Coach Jeff -> https://dailyfitbook.com/

 

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