Monday, July 6, 2009

Two Gomers

My running buddy, Denise, introduced me to "Two Gomers Running a Half Marathon" ( The premise of the website/podcasts is that these two guys are couch potatoes and start training for a half marathon and document their thoughts, advice, songs to run to, etc. along the way. For two people that are in the same position (Denise and I), this website has been invaluable. The guys are HYSTERICAL and I feel like I can truly relate to them and their struggles along the way as I struggle through my own trainings.
While running today, which was the first time I've ran in almost a week, I decided to listen to their first two podcasts. I was so busy listening and laughing that I didn't even realize I had run 3 miles. So spectacular. I'm normally a loud music while running kind of person but listening to the podcast was great. With music, I know about how long each song is so I can constantly think about how long I have been running but I have no idea with the podcast and it's really a great perk. All I know is that I look forward to listening to their podcasts and taking their advice, as well as reflecting on some of their points, such as their "Tip of the Week".
Gomer's Tip of the Week: "Don't eat more than an hour before you run." True story, it's miserable!
Today's Miles: 3.0
Total Mileage: 60.0

1 comment:

  1. So, a friend of mine told me about this blog. Ok, I was googling our podcast (geeky I know) and I found about 3 hits, one of which was your blog. Just wanted to say thanks for the shout out and so glad that you're enjoying our podcast and maybe finding a little inspiration from a couple of gomers.

    You can do it (not that I know you at all, but if we can I'm sure you can!). Good call on Dare You to Move, that is one of the best songs of all time. Definitely recommend "This is Your Life" also by Switchfoot as well as every other song by them...

    Anyways, just wanted to say thanks for listening, and we'll be looking for any inspiration and guidance and internet help we can get as we begin attempting to train for the 26.2 also. Good luck, will check back here from time to time.


    Anthony (@gomer1)