I was catching up on Facebook this morning and saw that Steven (Gomer 2) was hit by a car on Wednesday during a run. I wanted to send out good thoughts and a prayer for him and his family. These guys have inspired me to laugh while I run…love their show, but wow…scary stuff.
Here’s to a speedy recovery Steven. Based on the Facebook update, it appears he has some broken ribs and bruises…but will be okay.
Have you heard about the Two Gomers? I first discovered “Two Gomers Run a Half Marathon” just last week. How could I possible have much to say about a new podcast? Well, what I need to mention is I’ve listened to 25 previous episodes in an entire week – because I couldn’t stop listening!!!!
What exactly are Two Gomers, and what is the podcast about? The Two Gomers are 2 friends named Anthony and Steven, also known as Gomer 1 and Gomer 2. They were two guys who decided to try to do something out of their comfort zone, and chose to train for a 1/2 marathon together. Being tech geeks, like myself (notice how I’m blogging about my running, ha) – these guys chose to make a podcast about the training experience to help them stay accountable.
What they didn’t realize was how many people would enjoy this podcast, and it would grow into something more than they expected…Their first season ended after running a half marathon in Jan 2009, and since then have continued and are now training for a full marathon.
I can’t tell you about the second season podcasts yet, because I’m still enjoying the 1.5 season (killing time) season! LOL
So — I’m about to leave on vacation for Disney, and I was surfing through iTunes looking for something on running, to help keep me motivated…and stumble across the Two Gomers Run a Half Marathon….I check out the ratings, and decide what the heck, I’m going to scoop them ALL up and load my iPod. THAT I DID! I never dreamed I’d listen to so many – but I couldn’t STOP listening. These guys have a great flow – and as long time friends, it comes across well.
The best part is they say it like it is. If it hurt or they had a sucky week, they say it. If there was an uh-oh moment of chafing or an almost “code brown” they shared that info. It cracks you up, but you can relate going…dude, I totally understand that feeling! LOL
I went on vaca with my 15yo son, which means he slept in during the morning. NO trouble mate, I’d listen to a podcast…and then before I’d go to sleep when he was zoning out on video games, I’d be hearing another episode…and in long lines…Seriously, the Toy Story Mania line was over an hour, but I was in fits of laughter listening to the Two Gomers on my iPod Touch…made the lines at Disney go so much faster!
Anyway, if you’re a runner – or looking to be inspired to run – give Two Gomers a try. The Two Gomers Run a Half Marathon podcast is TOTALLY worth your time…Give it a try, I’m so glad I did, and now I’m a big fan! After listening to 25 episodes of great info, inspiration, laughter and training tips, I am excited I still have some episodes left to listen to! Can’t wait to catch up on the rest of the episodes and see how their current training is going.
Seriously – give the Two Gomers a listen…you’ll be glad you did!! I am…count me as a fan.