Episode 67 – Happy 2012!

It’s a new year!! Happy 2012 everybody. This episode, (download here) the Geeks talk about their new year’s resolutions,  goals, or whatever you would like to call it. It’s a leap year so we’ll all have 1 extra day to make sure we hit these goals, right?

Anyway, both Jason and Ray set the standard improved fitness goal. That is, both are going to make an effort to improve their overall fitness rather than just increased running distances at a faster pace. This means, there will be a lot more weight lifting, cycling, swimming, and other forms of fitness activities as the year goes by. Therefore, this year the show is going to focus on more than just running. Guests with backgrounds from other fitness activities will hopefully come on the show and share their stories.

We hope that you will join us as we go through 2012 and accomplish our goals together. At least until the Mayan calendar runs out😉

Until next time, leave feedback on iTunes,  email questions and comments to feedback [at] GeeksInRunningShoes [dot] com or just ‘like us’ on facebook! Also follow us on Twitter, Jason (@guttocutwl) and Ray (@adeyemiking).


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3 Responses to Episode 67 – Happy 2012!

  1. Hi guys! I was listening to your new podcats last night and I was suprised you mentioned my name! Yes, I am Mexican, but I have been living in Iowa for about 16 years now (and four years in Virginia). You had another great show! You guys make me laugh so much. Actually, I remember reading something like this in your reviews in i-tunes, and I thought it was an exagerated comment, Not anymore!
    I read in RunnersWorld (january issue) about Desiree Davila. A runner from California who is going to race the Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston on January 14. The article was one of the best I have ever read! Sometimes I hear bad comments about RunnersWorld, but this article was worth paying for the one-year subscription. That is another runner you could also interview. It looks like she is a very interesting runner!
    I read in FaceBook about the next Ultramaraton de los Cannones (remember the Born to Run book?). Nahila Hernandez mentioned she will not be able to run it because the date coincides with an ultramarathon she is doing in China (Gobi Ultramarathon). But she mentioned she would like to do it in 2013! She was born in Cuba, but she is now Mexican. She loves to travel and she is trying to complete the Four desert ultramarathons (http://www.4deserts.com/). She has won some of these ultras!
    Anyways, just a Thanks note for another great show!

  2. I’m in somewhat the same place with running. I’m still planning on getting to several of the same races this year – but overall my goal is to improve my fitness and strength overall.

    I’m looking at how I can take up sprinting – and possibly doing some adult track and field over the summer. I wasn’t an athlete in high school, but now in my mid 30’s have taken up running with some success (1:38 1/2 marathon) and soccer. Broad fitness and athleticism is where I want to be in 2012.

    • jasonmkehl says:

      I think that is a better overall goal. The first year we did the podcast, I was in better overall shape because I lifted weights, watched my diet, and ran. When we started training for the full marathon, I didn’t lift, ate like shit, but I ran a lot. That reflects in my weight and fitness. I ran my first half marathon in Chicago on 9/12/2010 weighing 192 lbs. I ran my marathon on 10/23/2011 weighing closer to 212. I was burned out after the race and just stopped running until recently. But, since all I did was really run last year, when I stopped running, I didn’t replace it with any exercise. Now, my weight is up even further. So, this year I vow a more holistic fitness approach.

      Of course, goals are bad if they are specific and measurable. So, I’m refining my goal. I’d like to get sub 20% body fat percentage by the end of the year. 15% would be great!


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