I heard about The Race Report on Phedipidations and Joe put out a request if anyone wanted to do a race report either record their own MP3 or he could interview them. Still being on my IMS Arizona Marathon high, I sent him an email and we set up an appointment. I called into Talkshoe, which would record the call; our conversation flowed easily and before I knew it, time was up and we were saying goodbye.
I have to admit that I have not listened to my race report yet because I don't like to hear my own voice. Maybe I'll listen to this one. I did listen to other episodes of The Race Report and really enjoyed listening to Joe's story and his running history. Launching into his inaugural race report of his first marathon his race report was moving. I realized that I too love listening to race reports. It is so motivating and exciting to someone's race report that it makes me want to sign up and run a race.
Joe is all about inspiring others to run. He says "I really love to talk about running. Once I started running, I found that all I wanted to talk about was running. Funny thing is, non-runners aren't as excited to talk about running. So I found another outlet...the podcast. Now I can talk and I know if anyone is listening, they must care about what I am saying. Also, when I first started running, I downloaded a podcast called Phedippidations. That podcast was with me through many a long run. I could only hope I could inspire in the same way. "
Joe's favorite part about having a podcast is talking to other runners that have achieved something great. And he knows that ALL of us have achieved something great. Consider sharing your race report and help inspire another runner. Sharing your race report is really easy and talking to Joe is like talking to an old friend while out on a run. Check out his great podcast, visit his blog Blog of a Middle Aged Athlete or send him an email to share your race report at joe at middleagedathlete dot com. Let me know if you do a race report and I'll link to it in a blog post.
You never know who you'll inspire next!