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Sparkpeople Radio Interview..


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wow, what a great experience talking with Lily Hills and Karen Hudson on Sparkpeople Radio. We chatted and shared a little before the actual interview and overall it was a really fun and rewarding time. They really put alot of work into what they do and most of all, they love what they do.

I was really surprised when I got an email about a month ago asking me to come on the show.

Also, a few quick updates on some other big news. It is looking really good right now for me to start laying the ground work for teaching a seminar at my local gym, possibly leading to starting a support group. This is something that has been on my heart for a very long time and I know I have mentioned it several times over the last year or so. Now it looks like it will become reality.

When discussing the class with the manager, I also brought up the idea of starting a couch to 5K training group and a next level class for interested graduates, a half marathon training academy with the class participating in the Marquette Half Marathon in September '14. She was really excited and told me to make it happen. Tentatively and still subject to approval, my coarse schedule would be ...

Weight loss class - November '13 - January '14
Couch to 5K Late Spring-Early Summer '14
Half Marathon Training Academy Early Summer - September '14

This tentative schedule also allows alot of time to really brew some ideas. It will give me something to ponder while putting in the training miles for my 70.3 this summer. Some of the best Ideas I have ever had came while running or biking and I will be doing plenty of that :)

Here is a link to the show on the webplayer
www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/sparkradio.asp


If you want to download the MP3, right click this link and select 'save target as' and you can choose to save the file where you want it. Depending on you Internet connection, it may take a few minutes for the show to download....It's about 30mb....I know, I know.. I'm such a geek...
feedproxy.google.com/~r/
benchmarkradio/sparkpeople
radio/~3/LYNF5Az2wSY/SP_01
2813.mp3


itunes link
itunes.apple.com/us/podc
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ctory/id568981871?i=131108613



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CTHOMURE 2/10/2013 1:08AM

  Awesome!

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TERRIJ7 2/7/2013 9:53PM

    So many good things on your horizon! Congratulations!

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MISSM66 2/7/2013 5:35AM

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WISLNDR 2/7/2013 5:32AM

    You're really moving forward, congratulations!! (I listened to your Spark Radio interview while I exercised;thanks to you, I'm ready to go out and make it a great day!) emoticon emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 2/5/2013 12:54AM

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SJKENT1 2/2/2013 6:49PM

    This is such great news!

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GINA180847 2/2/2013 10:09AM

    Thought I'd let you know I finally was able to listen to your interview on Spark Radio. Excellent interview, well spoken and the ladies did a fine job as well.

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ESILBO 2/1/2013 10:18AM

    SO INSPIRING, YOUR STORY IS AWESOME. KEEP DOING IT SO IT REACHES OTHER PEOPLE WHO NEEDS IT.
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LISE

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FAVALL 2/1/2013 7:46AM

    Heard the interview on SP radio and was very struck with memories of my life limitations back at my highest (366). I, too, am enjoying the fitness and health journey with the thrill of crossing the finish lines of each new goal. Thanks for sharing your story.

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LINDAKAY228 1/31/2013 7:59PM

    I heard you on SP radio before I saw the blog! this morning when I was on SparkRadio I saw that one segment was an interview with you so immediately had to go to it! It was really and awesome and inspirational show and I'm so happy they asked you to do it!
The classes sounds like they are going to be awesome! I hope everything works out so you are able to follow your passion. If for any reason it doesn't, I know a better opportunity is waiting instead. But I believe that one way or another it will happen for you!
Way to go!!!

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BMCKEOW1 1/31/2013 12:21AM

    That is so awesome. Hopefully everything goes through the approval process. It sounds great. Way to go you.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 1/30/2013 11:35PM

    Awsome! You are doing fantastic and I love your goals for adding classes that are timely and fun.

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TAMMYINPA 1/30/2013 7:04PM

    emoticon interview!!!

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/30/2013 6:50PM

    That sounds like a mighty fine course plan.

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CLPURNELL 1/30/2013 6:31PM

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GINA180847 1/30/2013 6:07PM

    Things are progressing well for you as they should. I will download the MP3 connection. Thank you for that. I really don't have time to sit here and listen to a radio program but I listen all the time on my Mp3.

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SLIMLEAF 1/30/2013 5:37PM

    This is really good news. I'm so pleased for you!

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PATTISTAMPS 1/30/2013 11:19AM

    Wow! That is all good! Congrats!

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GINGERHAWK 1/30/2013 10:45AM

    So much great news in one blog - hurray for you! What a fantastic way to bring in 2013 with additional fun on the horizon!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/30/2013 10:28AM

    thats great on the class, Robert!!! you are catching your dreams and living them and i am SO proud of you!!!
The interview is wonderful...thank you!! like i always tell you..YOU ROCK!!!

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LIV2RIDE 1/30/2013 9:26AM

    I love that people are reaching for their dreams. 2013 is a huge shift for so many people. Good for you for asking for what you want and going after it. Congrats on the radio show too!

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DRB13_1 1/30/2013 9:16AM

    emoticon interview
so excited about the gym - your success has been noticed and others want to follow in your footsteps. You are spreading the Spark for real!!! emoticon
Would love to see a photo of the training group - maybe in matching t-shirts.
So proud of you!!! emoticon

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CTMOM2KIDS 1/30/2013 9:05AM

    How very cool, Robert!!! Way to go!! Very happy for you on all fronts!!

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TREYONE 1/30/2013 8:23AM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 1/30/2013 8:23AM

    Very cool! Lots of good things coming your way..... emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/30/2013 7:34AM

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/30/2013 7:17AM

    How wonderful ... not only will the classes help others it will help you! emoticon

It is definitely a win - win for everyone, very exciting emoticon

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LIBBYL1 1/29/2013 11:43PM

  very exciting...and would love to be part of your couch to 5k programme if was anywhere near you

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EOWYNRUSS 1/29/2013 10:26PM

    Congrats on the interview. One thing you said really struck a chord with me. You said that your life no longer became about achieving a certain lower number on a scale, but became instead about re-experiencing the rush you got when you crossed that finish line for the first time. For me, that rush is judo. When you get thrown in judo, you fly, just for a moment. The flying is an incredible rush. Almost as good is landing safely. I have had health challenges for the past 2 years and have been unable to experience that rush, but I am recovering, and I go to the gym every day without (much) complaint, because now that rush is attainable--and what a great day it will be when I experience it again.

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GOING-STRONG 1/29/2013 10:23PM

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CARROT143 1/29/2013 9:32PM

    So awesome to hear your voice again! You continue to inspire me to keep going and to be the best I can be. You are still emoticon emoticon Superman! emoticon

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BOSS61 1/29/2013 9:10PM

    Way cool stuff. As for me, I'm far to irreverent ever to be invited to partake in something like that. Kudos!

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PIXIEMOM13 1/29/2013 8:48PM

    Listening to the whole episode now... Before this I had not listened to sparkpeople radio. Loving what I'm hearing!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/29/2013 8:35PM

    I'm proud of you.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/29/2013 8:35PM

    I'm proud of you.

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JUNEAU2010 1/29/2013 7:49PM

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KATHIC2 1/29/2013 7:14PM

  I would love to take one of your classes.




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ONEKIDSMOM 1/29/2013 6:52PM

    Listening now as I'm typing. How great about the classes, Robert! You have a lot to share, and paying it forward is a great way to keep the motivation rolling! emoticon

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DUXGRL1 1/29/2013 6:38PM

    Wow, that is exciting news and looking forward to hearing the interview!

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LIVEDAILY 1/29/2013 6:31PM

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That was a wonderful interview! It IS nice to put a voice to the face, and I thought it went very well. Congrats and Kudos to you with the upcoming classes!! I know you have been wanting to do this for some time now, and I think they are lucky to have you!!

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VIVALAKIMI 1/29/2013 6:30PM

    Congratulations! I just downloaded it and I'll listen in the next couple days. Great idea about the classes!!!
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ANGIEN9 1/29/2013 5:14PM

    Robert,
I just heard the interview. I didn't read your blog until after I had already heard your interview.
I knew it was you and it was nice to put a voice to your face. Congratulations on being on Spark Radio. Good luck with the new classes!! Keep it up!! Your doing great! And a inspiration to me and many others.
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LINDAK25 1/29/2013 5:14PM

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WORLDSERIES11 1/29/2013 5:11PM

    emoticon Robert!! That is great news about the classes! Only wish I lived in the area so I could participate! Look forward to listening to the interview:)

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MARITIMER3 1/29/2013 5:01PM

    Glad you enjoyed the interview, and I think that your plans for teaching in the fall sound great. You will be a terrific teacher, because you will share your own experiences honestly.

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HALFFAST 1/29/2013 4:56PM

    Fantastic news!!! emoticon

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JANEMAR2 1/29/2013 4:55PM

    Great news! Congratulations! I cannot wait to listen to your interview.

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THECRAZYMANGO 1/29/2013 4:52PM

    WAY TO GO, Robert!

I just want to give you one small piece of advice when it comes to starting your C25K program. Don't forget to do your own personal runs or fitness, if you plan on leading runs. Also, don't forget to have a back up coach that can give YOU a break when you need it and/or if you get injured.

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REDRUNNERMOM713 1/29/2013 4:49PM

    Very cool! So happy to hear that the class and training groups you want to lead are panning out too! That's awesome! Way to go Robert! emoticon emoticon

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