The Mickey Miles Podcast

Disclaimer thingie: This is a completely independent opinion about the Mickey Miles Podcast straight from my brain to your eyeballs.  Feel free to completely disagree with everything I say.  Even though that would be quite rude.  But feel free anyway.:)

Being the super techno-geek that I am (NOT!), up until a few months ago, I didn’t even know what a podcast was.  Right up until I was asked to do one here.  Since then I have fully embraced the world of podding (?) and have discovered a great way of wasting killing time at work as I go about my day, pounding away on my keyboard like the good little corporate minion that I am.

You want it WHEN?!?

You want it WHEN?!?

My fellow runners at Team runDisney came up with the great idea of creating a nice long list of their favorite podcasts.  You can only imagine how happyhappyhappy this Black Dog was when I discovered I could actually listen to podcasts on my NOT IPhone! (happydancehappydancehappydance)  Remember: I’m so NOT a technogeek.  And yes, I’m throwing myself on the techo-fire here – I didn’t know you didn’t have to have an iPhone in order to listen to podcasts.  You can stop laughing now. You. You. In the red and black LL Bean flannel shirt with the Grizzly Adams beard.  Yes, you.  Stop.  Now.  Thank you.

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Laughing at you? No, not me.

Enter the Mickey Miles Podcast!  Okay, okay, I know you’re excited but let’s hold the applause until the end.  Since I’ve discovered this lovely little corner of the internet’s poddom (?),  I have been happily pounding away to my heart’s content since, content as a Black Dog with Moose Tracks ice cream, all the while listening to the vocal talents of hosts Michelle Scribner-Maclean, Mike Scopa, and their battery of guests.  Want info on an upcoming runDisney event?  This is the place to be.  Have a question about anything concerning running?  Send it in!  They’ll answer it on one of their Disney Runner Question episodes.  Want expert advice from Jeff Galloway or Tara Gidus?  Just hit the download button and you are good to go.

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What really sold me on this podcast – beyond the obvious Mouse reference – was the episode they taped here right after last year’s Boston Marathon bombings.  Touching and heartfelt, honest and human, Scribner-Maclean and Scopa made you almost feel as though you had been there.  Can’t ask for more than that. Another great aspect of the Mickey Miles Podcast is how they incorporate everyday runners like you and me into their broadcasts.  Fellow bloggers, like Kimberley from Maker Mother Marathon Runner, Megan from Running Toward the Prize, and Krissy from Shiawase Life, have all made appearances on various episodes.  Firsthand accounts from people who have participated in numerous runDisney events give their opinions and provide information on each and every race.  Anything you want to know from corral placement, to the courses, to where spectators should spectate is all covered.  Without a doubt, the Mickey Miles Podcast is your one-stop shopping for all things runDisney!

The next time you find yourself staring off into space in your little cubicle of corporate madness, or you’re just looking to listen to something other than mindless, numbing, radio blahblahblahblahblah, jog on over to the Mickey Miles Podcast and try on a few episodes for size.  I guarantee you’ll be happy you did.  If not, well, too bad.  You won’t get any money back.  Seriously.  You won’t.  Not a dime.

Nope. Not a one.

Nope. Not a one.

You may applaud now.

Enjoy the ride.

Have you ever listened to the Mickey Miles Podcast?  How do you like it?

I’m A Poder! Podder? Podderer??

Whatever you call it, I did a podcast!

Whoo hoo!

Whoo hoo!

Now this may not seem like that big of a deal to you, but this oftentimes techno-challenged chica hadn’t ever even listened to one before a couple of weeks ago.  So imagine my surprise when I get an email out of the blue from the Bates brothers asking me if I’d like to do a podcast for them.  Huh??  Who? ME?  I’m a nobody, just a Labrador-loving, ice cream obsessed, running Disney Dork.  What could I possibly have to say that anyone beyond the Wonder Mutt would find even remotely interesting, (and I’m pretty sure she has absolutely no idea what I’m saying, she just likes to make me feel like she’s paying attention).

I stumbled across Adam and Devon Bate on Twitter, thanks to one of those alerts you get when people you follow start following other people and they start following other people, blahblahblahblahblah.

Who are you again?

Who are you again?

Anywho, after checking out their website, Lifestyle Accountability, I was intrigued.  They believe there is no better motivation to living a healthy and fit life, than by being inspired by others.  And what better way to do that than by getting that inspiration straight from the horses’ mouths? (No offense intended!)  So once I figured out I could actually download podcasts on to my trusty phone – and yes, I’m well aware of the total dorkoid I’m being – I gave a listen.  And then another.  And another. And another.  And…well you get the idea.  I was totally hooked.  And I even found this hilarious chica…

Funny lady!

Funny lady!

Lindsay from Lindsay Weighs In, talked about how she has battled with her weight but, like all good women, still allows herself the occasional cupcake (ahhh, true love).  Feeling a bit daunted by the whole podcast thing, I stalked her on Facebook, looking for pointers on how to avoid, as much as possible anyway, sounding like a total dork.  (In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t care about being said total dork – as long as it’s Disney related).

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She gave me some great advice and feeling slightly less freaked out by the whole thing, I bit the bullet and set the date for my techno-demise.  I even downloaded Skype onto my phone, of course having absolutely no idea what to do with it.  Imagine my relief when Adam told me we could just do it over the phone, (whew! Escaped that visual freak show.)  So at the appointed time on a rather mundane Thursday evening, my phone rang and up popped a California number.

And I froze.

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Aaaggghhh!  What am I doing?!  Who the heck do I think I am and why, in the name of all that is #shenanigans, do these guys want to talk to ME?!?  In steps the hubby, and with a quick, “answer the damn phone you idiot” look, I quit my best Elsa imitation and go into hyperdrive.  For the next 45 minutes, I manage to laugh, interrupt, giggle, and basically bs my way through my mediocre high school cross-country career, gaining the freshmen 15 – which really looked like a whole lot more – and on to my escapades into gym after gym after gym, finally ending with my current obsession with all things runDisney.  Looking at it now, it sounds even MORE boring.  #Egads.

So if you’re feeling like you really have no life, and need some help falling asleep tonight, check out my podcast here.  I guarantee you’ll be out cold in a minute and a half.  Maybe two.  Thanks for listening!

Enjoy the ride.

Have you ever done a podcast?  Did you feel like a total dork doing it?