Award-winning video director and producer (and original HWYRTian) Greg Shea talks about his history with running and how he fared in the now infamous Maine Coast Marathon. Then Peter talks up how Star Wars changed his life and is responsible for both his running and podcasting career. Plus, while Bryan seeks a second opinion on his injury, Peter edges closer to a 50K ultra.
"Fast and Funny Ellen London" joins Bryan and Peter for a check-in on Bryan’s hip injury and to discuss Bryan's plans around managing it. Then Peter reveals a secret he’s been keeping from Bryan since Marathon Day! That revelation leads to a deeper discussion about superstitions and running.
Bryan and Peter step out of the studio for a visit to the great outdoors. Okay, it’s really just Bryan’s backyard. But, there’s nature! Peter confesses he is mulling the idea of an ultra race sooner rather than later. Bryan confesses he is injured and thinking about his next steps to resolve the issue. Plus, Peter learns a bit about raising chickens.
Peter and Bryan welcome Sabrina Dello Russo who talks about starting long distance running after she and her friends were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. She shares how she hopes to inspire other new runners as the lead runner for the Seacoast Running Festival this June. Then, more stories of woe and triumph from this year's marathon as Sabrina and Peter compare notes. Later, Bryan and Peter chat with super-fans Corinne and Jeremy who had come to wave HWYRT signs outside the studio windows. Corinne, known to some as Boston's Running Unicorn, ran all of her Boston Marathon training miles wearing a unicorn horn to raise money for Brookline Libraries.
This episode is sponsored by the Seacoast Running Festival, held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th. Listeners who register by May 14th with discount code “HWYRT” will receive 50% off the registration fee!