Ep 61 - Interview with Dan Seifring

January 17, 2019

Episode 61 is all about an interview with FMC listener, Dan Seifring!

Dan lost over 100 pounds, became a half-marathoner, a full-marathoner, an Iron Man, and more! He continues to battle his weight but that does not slow him down. Dan is all about big goals and he is mowing them down whether he is at 210, 250, or 285. Inspirational and a ton of fun, we cannot thank Dan enough for coming on the show.

Also, if you are interested in the video where there is proof Dan is an IM finisher, you must check this out. Pete watched it and it may have gotten a little dusty. Amazing!

Oh, right, the show does start with the usual #viewsfromthecouch and some training updates. Really, it’s about Dan though.

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Ep 60 - 2019 Goals!

January 11, 2019

Let’s talk 2019 goals! In episode 60, Pete and Gretchen reveal their big goals for the year. And there are some surprises!

Before all the goal talk, we get Gretchen’s #viewsfromthecouch and training update. Pete shares how his training is going and some details about a recent road trip.

Pete also asks for anyone willing to come to talk about their way of eating live and in-person. So, if you are a vegan, vegetarian, calories in/calories out, Paleo, keto, etc., please reach out on social media or email at fatmanchronicles@outlook.com.

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 59 - The FMC Holiday Spectacular | 2019 One Words | A Call for Help

December 27, 2018

Welcome to the FMC 2018 Holiday Spectacular!

Pete and Gretchen talk about Christmas, what’s been happening with their health, and the ABC show A Million Little Things. But that's not all!

From there, they get into a review of 2018. How did their “One Word” resolutions impact their life? Does Gretchen even remember hers? What will they remember about the year?

Their 2019 One Words are revealed. Or are they? Gretchen has some interesting things to say about that.

Pete has a call out for anyone with some WordPress expertise to help revamp the website. If you are interested in some swag and a hearty on-air thank you, please email him at fatmanchronicles@outlook.com.

Pete also asks for anyone willing to come to talk about their way of eating live and in-person. So, if you are a vegan, vegetarian, calories in/calories out, Paleo, keto, etc., please reach out on social media or email at fatmanchronicles@outlook.com.

And finally, if you would like a D'Amico Family holiday card, send your address and they will get it to you! Donations appreciated, but they will send regardless.

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 58 - We’ll Tell You About Sensible

December 15, 2018

Episode 58 gets right into Gretchen’s #viewsfromthecouch which covers the usual Bravo shows. Pete thinks one of the shows should be off the air, so let the hate mail begin!

Pete updates his training by talking about his longest run to date – a 16-miler. It was a very good 12-mile run, but, despite bonking, he finished and has a plan going forward.

The bulk of the episode deals with an article written by Paul Kita that appeared on Runner’s World’s online edition. Pete reads the entire article before they get into why it bothers them. If you’d like to read this again for yourself, you can find My Sensible Diet Is Boring, but It May Be the Healthiest Way to Eat by clicking here. Pete and Gretchen would love to hear your take. Were they too harsh? Did you agree? Let them know!

They wrap up the episode with a discussion of what makes a popsicle. This is an important question, so feel free to weigh in.

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 57 - An Interview with Jason Todd (Race Director of the One City Marathon)

December 11, 2018

Pete & Gretchen kick off episode 57 with no wine and a new show to talk about in the #viewsfromthecouch segment. They chat about training (Gretchen, none; Pete, getting better) and the most, and least, popular baby names of 2018. Why? Because Pete still doesn’t understand what makes good podcasting.

The rest of the show is all about an interview with Jason Todd, the race director the One City Marathon in Newport News, VA – the site of Pete’s first marathon. Jason tells us about how he got into running and race directing that eventually led to the One City Marathon. He gives a ton of information about the race, so now is the time to join in the fun! Visit the race website - https://www.onecitymarathon.com/ - and let us know if you sign up!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 56 - A Partner’s Perspective on Supporting an Endurance Athlete with Heather Bozovich

November 30, 2018

Episode 56 starts out like any other episode with some wine, #viewsfromthecouch, and training updates. Pete has a thank you message for those that reached out after episode 55. The support was overwhelming. Finally, a couple of shout outs to loyal listeners who crushed their marathon PRs in Philly. Way to go Kirsten and Kevin!

The bulk of the episode is an interview with Heather Bozovich. If her last name is familiar, it is because her husband, Rob, was an early guest on FMC and he’s the co-host of the oft-mentioned Endurance for Everyone podcast. Heather tells us a little about herself and then really lends some insight into what it is like to be the spouse while the other person is out doing crazy distance events. Communication and a true love for watching people achieve their goals on race day are just two smalls parts of the wisdom she imparts.

Heather was great and we cannot thank her enough!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 55 - Pushing a Boulder Up a Hill

November 15, 2018

Episode 55 is a mix of the usual #viewsfromthecouch, update on training, and food talk.

Gretchen and Pete do a deep dive into how they are trying to maintain their way of eating, hoping it helps someone else out there. They even commit to posting their meal plan which will be great if anyone can read Gretchen’s handwriting!

In between all of that, the mood is a bit more serious as Pete shares his struggles. He reveals a visit to a therapist and how he is trying to come to terms with the diagnosis. This was a tough thing to talk about and hopefully it helps him, and maybe someone else listening.

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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Ep 54 - Race Report: Rain, Mud, and a Whole Lotta Fun!

November 2, 2018

Episode 54 is all about the Marathon on the Mountain race in review!

Did Gretchen run the 5K? Did Pete finish the half-marathon? Did they have fun in Pittsburgh? All those answers and more this week!

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Ep 53 - Marathon on the Mountain Race in Preview with Karen Clarke

October 25, 2018

Episode 53 kicks off with Pete and Gretchen having a discussion about #viewsfromthecouch, what Gretchen doesn’t like to do, and what it would take to run in the rain.

The rest of the episode is really about a race in preview, and a little trail running advice, from friend of the show, Karen Clarke. Karen gives us insight into her running and trail experience, including a preview of the half-marathon course they will tackle this Saturday (October 27th) at the Marathon on the Mountain at the Seven Springs resort. You will learn some about Karen, but we know you will want to know more, so check out episode 139 of the Endurance for Everyone podcast where she does a great job talking Ultrarunning 101 and episode 151 where she really goes in-depth on Ultras!

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Ep 52 - So, What’s Next?

October 19, 2018

It’s episode 52 of the FatMan Chronicles and Pete and Gretchen are back in their normal form. Like it or not, here they are!

They start out with a very brief #viewsfromthecouch since Gretchen was out of town. Then we get to hear about her plan from Coach Andy. Spoiler Alert – She’s still not keen on running. And that becomes a discussion in itself based on another podcast. It’s interesting to dive into Gretchen’s psyche.

There is some discussion of the feedback Gretchen got on her work trip with her way of eating. It dovetailed into the feedback received after episode 51. They both want to thank everyone for their incredible support!

When it is Pete’s turn, we learn how he’s rebounded over the last week and how the training is going. He’s ready to run that race next week in Pittsburgh!

Finally, Pete announces his future plans. You’ll want to hear what’s in store next!

Now, get out there and #bebettertoday!

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