Ep 51 - Weight Gain & Self-Imposed Pressure

October 14, 2018

Episode 51 kicks off with a recap of the last two weeks, including Pete and Gretchen meeting up with Rob (Endurance for Everyone co-host) and his wife, Heather, and their little guy; followed by dinner the next night with Kevin and Hollyanne from Nebraska, who were in for the Chicago Marathon. Congrats to Rob who reached his goal by running a sub-4 marathon (3:48:xx) and all the Sub-30 Club members who finished that great race!

After Gretchen’s #viewsfromthecouch and recap of her training(?), Pete gets into his breakdown of good eating habits. He wrote a blog post that started to chronicle what has happened and uses the podcast to get deep into the issues and how he feels self-imposed pressure. WARNING: This content is way, way more serious than the usual banter, so be ready to shed a tear (kidding) or get angry at him (likely).

They finish off the show on a high note with a new five-star review and a couple of new patrons! Also, they promise to not be such downers next time.

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 50 - Gretchen’s First Race Report, In-Studio Guests & a Crying Toddler

October 1, 2018

It’s an epic episode 50 of the FatMan Chronicles! Be warned, this one is all about how real life happens – including Gretchen’s first race report, Jen and Boone as our first in-studio guests, and a crying toddler!

We kick it off with getting to know a little about our friends Jen and Boone, and how they have fared after converting to the NSNG way of life earlier this year. Then, I scare Michaela, so it is our first taste of a crying toddler on air! Don’t worry, she throws a little cuteness in later.

The bulk of the episode is about the 5K. Gretchen gives her first race report! How did she do? And is her running career over?

We get to hear from Boone and his first attempt to run a 5K too. Finally, Pete fills us in on his sub-30 attempt.

There is some seriousness, some laughs, and a whole lot of craziness. FMC episode 50. Wow! We can’t believe it and we thank you so very much!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 49 - Coach Andy!

September 28, 2018

Episode 49 is long and a ton of fun. After a special music quote to start the show, Pete and Gretchen jump right into #viewsfromthecouch and continue to profess their love of This is Us. (Unpaid sponsorship – ahem NBC!)

The couple then updates their Pittsburgh travel plans. Will Gretchen run the 5K? Or just dodge the question?

Then Coach Andy Aubin from Silver Fox Athletics joins FMC. They get into Andy’s background, how he lost over 120 pounds, got into running, and became the first Executive Director of the Sub-30 Club. Training philosophy and what it is like to coach someone like Gretchen makes for some good conversation. The show goes 92 minutes and it is worth every moment!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 48 - Can We Start Over?

September 21, 2018

Episode 48 starts out with Gretchen’s #viewsfromthecouch and then continues with more discussion about her 5K training. She is working hard and won’t admit she likes it, but…

Pete talks about his training and struggles with food. It isn’t easy to maintain any lifestyle and he’s hit a bump in the road. However, there is some news on the racing front, including a 5K race in review!

The rest of the show is all about their usual shenanigans and some shout-outs to fellow podcasters and a new patron! Give it a listen, laugh, and enjoy!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 47 - FMC One Year Anniversary!

September 14, 2018

It’s the FMC One Year Anniversary! To celebrate, we really concentrate on Gretchen’s training and get into how she is doing. Really, it’s almost like Pete isn’t in there for minutes on end – something to really celebrate!

But, eventually, the couple gets into what Pete is up to, including an upcoming race. The usual banter and hilarity really make up the bulk of the episode.

On a serious note, Pete and Gretchen cannot thank everyone enough for listening to any one show, much less 47 of them over the course of a year. They’ve learned a lot and appreciate everyone’s support!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 46 - What’s the Point of This Podcast, Anyway?

August 31, 2018

Episode 46 starts out with the usual #viewsfromthecouch and a focus on Gretchen’s training. How’s it going? Will she be ready for the 5K? Does she love running yet?

After a bit of an update from Pete on his training, they get into discussion the purpose of the show. Specifically, do they have a responsibility to be inspiring? This is prompted by a couple of listener interactions and leads to some more serious discussions.

What do you think? Pete and Gretchen would love to hear from you!

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Ep 45 - Derek Coulter (#TXpanhandlerunner)

August 17, 2018

Episode 45 kicks off with a review of Gretchen’s #views training! Then we hear a bit about Pete’s struggle, including a run in with a dog and a tree. He also gives a bit of a preview of Saturday’s half-marathon.

Then the couple interviews fellow Sub-30 Club member, Derek Coulter. Online Derek goes by #txpanhandlerunner and he has a really interesting story. As a trucker, Derek has a job that isn’t conducive to a healthy lifestyle, yet he makes it work and has some great tips. FMC is thrilled Derek agreed to be interviewed!

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Ep 44 - Happy Healthiversary!

August 12, 2018

It’s Pete & Gretchen’s healthiversary! It’s been a year since they started on the journey to health, fitness, weight loss and a better life, so we check in how they are doing.

There’s some big news from Gretchen on her path to a 5K and some training updates from Pete. Also, the couple discusses over-indulging and how life can get a little off track.

Finally, the healthiversary talk candidly about what they have learned over the last year, where they are now, and where they want to go. They are in a great place, or are they? This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Ep 43 - Canada, Eh!

August 4, 2018

Pete & Gretchen are back! After a couple of weeks off, the couple returns with a ton to share.

Gretchen starts out with a comprehensive update on her #viewsfromthecouch. She also reveals her “race plans” after realizing the 5K is closer than she thought!

Pete gives a race recap from the Toronto 5K. Then, there is a new burpee challenge he started which leads to a classic “Pete story.”

The subject of the Grand Canyon is brought up again and there is a much bigger plan. Does Gretchen think it’s a good one?

Finally, the couple recaps their family vacation to Toronto and Niagara Falls. How did the eating go? Any drama? Tune in to find out!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 42 - 10K Relay Race Recap and a Few Quirks

July 20, 2018

Episode 42 hits on the highlights of Pete’s 10K Relay race with his son, Daniel. If you want more details, check out the blog post.

We also hear about a few of Pete’s issues, including how he really doesn’t like feet, and Gretchen’s typical #viewsfromthecouch.

Finally, the couple talks about their upcoming trip to Toronto and their health goals while on the road. The usual quirks and laughs are everywhere in this one!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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