GottaRunRacing (Deeper Level) Eps 1 2020

Welcome to the GottaRunRacing podcast with your hosts Norman and Jodi discover the inspiring stories of the average and not so average runners and they're off.

Hello and welcome to our very first podcast Episode One where we your hosts Norman and I'm Jodi, and this podcast is presented by our company GottaRunRacing. We're the race directors of a trail and virtual run series in Ontario and today we're going to start by introducing ourselves so you can get to know us a little better in future episodes. We'll be talking about training, racing and all things running with a variety of guests from the endurance world. Before we get started.

What's Happening In GRR

I just wanted to let you know what's happening with GottaRunRacing right now. What is happening with GottaRunRacing? Oh, Jesus. Let him put his glasses on so he could read the notes because he doesn't know what's happening. Oh yeah, everything's cancelled. That's right. 2020 is cancelled, But we went virtual this year. Yes, we did. So we have three virtual events and they are what Chase The Coyote, Thank you to everyone that signed up. Island Lake Classic which is still going on. Yes, we still have some spots left for Island Lake and our very first event, which would have taken place at Earl Row this past summer is the Rainbow Trail run. And again we're still taking registrations for that event.

You can check it out on our website. What else do you have?

You've been working on lots of videos. We put a virtual treadmill video so you can run on your treadmill during the cold winter months of our events. We have Island Lake Classic, a 30 minute and a 60 minute five and 10-K. And then we did the Rainbow Trail run as well. How long is that one? It's an hour, an hour. So again, you decide how fast and slow you want to go. I put in the inclines and declines of the event. And we're also working on some playlists that you can play along rather than just listening to the music and the video or play your own. Exactly, yeah Keep it going through the harsh winter that's a common

So today we are going to get to know it's a little bit better.

Right? And how are we going to do that? How many levels can we connect on? Yes, Let's try to get to another deeper level, like on the Bachelor. So many levels. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna pick questions just to get to know each other a little bit better and for you guys to know who the hell we are. We have these 15 questions I think in this hat about different things. We have no idea what they are. I wrote seven, you wrote eight, right? and then we're going to answer them somewhat honestly. Maybe. But first, what are you drinking? Well, I just have Pepsi today. Yeah, not very exciting. I'm drinking Mill street Hopped and Confused, which is what I feel right now. That's why it's fitting. All right, let's get started.

You go 1st. This is gonna be a quick one episode. Here we go. Alright, so you're just answering that one, right? No, we're going to both put our spin on it. Okay. All right, let's go. First question.

Jodi - What well known runner would you want to interview and why?

What well known runner would you want to interview and why? You know what? I was thinking about this the other day and that's my question. That is your question. Yes, I think I know what yours is. Do you think so? Okay, you can guess after, but I think well known runners have to be alive because if we put it out there it might happen. Oh, you can't. It's not like that question where you say who would you want to have dinner with? Dead or alive? And everyone picks Jesus?

You have to go with someone that I think would really like to get to chat with.

Kaci Lickteig. I've had a vision of doing that the day we were just walking down the street and I was just asking her questions just randomly, so I think that would be kind of cool. Yeah, Kaci Yeah, and for a guy, no that's your answer, that's a guy or girl. Okay Yeah. Okay.

Who do you think mine is? I think yours would be

Dean Karnazes or Rob Krar. Okay, so those two are my running idols who have both been fortunate to meet and talk to, so because of that, I'm going to pick someone else.

Okay, so this is new to me, so I'm gonna pick

Mickey Graglia, I don't know how to pronounce his last name, The Italian runner that just did the Moab 240 because I've, I'm waiting to read his book which hasn't come out in English yet, but I've heard him on a podcast and his story is so fascinating because he literally came from a completely different world of modelling, which he fell into and then all of a sudden one day he decides to sign up for a race and he won and he is a talented runner, so it's so interesting how you, it's so interesting how people come to this world.

That's what I like about the story. So yes, mine would be Mickey Graglia, yeah, I only came across his name just a few years ago because of our friend Mike. I think they first met in the Dominican or Well, I don’t know, I know for sure he ran with him in Iceland and he was his roommate or something. I'm not too sure how that all went down. We have to ask Mike, but he talked about him and that's when I first came across, which is not that long. So it is very down to earth guys. Yeah. Okay. Next question. My turn.

Norm - Oh, favorite volunteering moment?

Well, that's easy for me. Okay, go. So, almost a year ago right now I volunteered at Javelina 100. I went out a week early to Arizona.

I was signed up to run the 100 K. And I volunteered on the Monday and the Tuesday before the race setting up the Jackass Junction aid station and then setting up at the start line. And I had the greatest time there. They’re such an organized group of people and they're all passionate about putting on a great event. It was an awesome experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. And did you win some award there?, I did. I got the, oh, what did they call it? Because it started with a J. I don't know. Anyways, I got the

Volunteer of the Year award, Volunteer of the race award, which was almost as exciting as getting my 100 K finishing medal, you were there for a while? You're there for a week.

I was there for a week. It was great.

What's yours? Mine is. When I volunteered at Bryce Canyon 100 and I asked for the 50, it was 100 miles. I wanted to be at the furthest point from the finish line. And I was with my friend Will. And so we went out, which took quite a while to get out there. But we brought everything Canadian. So we had huge flags everywhere. We must have put four huge flags everywhere Plus we were wearing everything Canadian. And as soon as people came into our aid station it looked like they just crossed the border. That's pretty much how it looked. And the reason why I did that is because we had 15 Canadians in the event and I wanted them to feel like home when they came to our aid station. That was cool.