Episode 4-473 – Sidney – A Pioneer from Boston

02.13.2022 - By RunRunLive 5.0 - Running Podcast

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The RunRunLive 4.0 Podcast Episode 4-473 – Sidney – A Pioneer from Boston  (Audio: link) audio:http://www.RunRunLive.com/PodcastEpisodes/epi4473.mp3] Link MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Chris’ other show à Intro: Hello my friends and welcome to episode 4-473 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  This one is going to be brief.  As I told you last time, I got a new role, and it’s kicking my ass.  I’m basically working two roles at the same time during the transition period.  So I have to keep the plates spinning in my old job which is customer facing and then spin up my new job which is building out a new business. All of which leaves me… What did you think I was going to say? Exhausted? Overwhelmed?  Nah, you know me by now – it’s true that I have paucity of applicable hours and I’m drowning, but I’m energized!  Actually haven’t felt this alive in years – as far as work goes.  Yeah, I find myself late in the afternoon with my head groggy and I have to get on a call with Japan and I’m like “I’m cooked!”  But, then I remember.  I remember all the things we’ve talked about over the years. How to focus on your process. How to relax into the discomfort.  How to breathe and smile.  When you get tired, focus on your form, your hips and have grit.  It will all work out.  And if it doesn’t, who cares? That was just a long way of saying I didn’t have any spare time this week to work on this podcast.  But I’m going to push through.  Today we have a great chat with Sidney Baptista, a smart entrepreneur from Boston who’s got his hands in a lot of things one of which being a running clothes startup called Pynrs.  You should follow him on Instagram.  Sidbap.  Tell him I sent you.  In section one… well, who knows I haven’t written it yet.  You might get nothing!  You might get poetry.  You might get some tried retread of an article I wrote years ago.  In section two – yeah probably something similar. What can I do?  I’m drowning over here.  The only reason I’m writing this is to avoid housework.  I guess the lesson here is that you’re never too old to learn something.  You’re never too old to fall in love.  Perhaps it’s even easier.  Certainly makes you wonder about how you spend your idle hours. On with the show. About Zero ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. Link to my ZERO page: (for Donations) … I’ll remind you that the RunRunLive podcast is ad free and listener supported.  What does that mean? It means you don’t have to listen to me trying to sound sincere about Stamps.com or Audible.. (although, fyi, my MarathonBQ book is on audible) We do have a membership option where you can become a member and as a special thank you, you will get access to member’s only audio. There are book reviews, odd philosophical thoughts, zombie stories and I curate old episodes for you to listen to.  I recently added that guy who cut off is foot so he could keep training and my first call with Geoff Galloway.   “Curated” means I add some introductory comments and edit them up a bit.  So anyhow – become a member so I can keep paying my bills.   … The RunRunLive podcast is Ad Free and listener supported.  … Section one – Dallas Ice Storm - http://runrunlive.com/the-last-snow-plow-a-lyric-opera-in-6-parts Voices of reason – the conversation Sidney Baptista – PYNRS owner Sidney Baptista is an entrepreneur and community advocate passionate about leveraging running to create experiences and connect diverse communities.    He is the Founder of PYNRS Performance Streetwear. and PIONEERS Run Crew, as well as a running coach. Sidney believes in the power of running to create connections, elevate voices, and champion change. While he wears many hats, his favorite two are being a proud father and husband to his wonderful family.   - links:   Section two –Prospecting - Outro Ok my friends we run through the mean streets of Dorchester to the end of episode 4-473 of the RunRunLive Podcast.  We are the pioneers.   My training is going horrible.  Yeah, you heard me.  I tackled a 15 mile long run last week in the freezing cold and tried to do it at a 30/90 interval.  I got it done but my knee did not react well.  It’s basically back to square one.  I made a break for it Tuesday night with the dog, but the conditions were so slippery, and the knee was giving me that sharp pain.   You know the one.  (Here’s a tip for you kids, sharp pains are usually bad.)  I made it about a hundred feet from my driveway and bailed.  Not worth it.  And I’ve taken the rest of the week off.  I’m going to give it a try tomorrow and back down to a shorter run interval.  See if I can get back on track.  Because I’m signed up for the Flying Pig Marathon in May.  Me, Tim, Duane and Dave are renting a house.  Come on up.  We’ll have some fun.   Even if the knee doesn’t’ turn around I can finish a marathon.  After that I’m thinking maybe I’ll switch over to Mountain biking for the summer.  Buy some good knee pads.  I have to figure out how to take Ollie Wollie with me.  Is there a way to ride a mountain bike with the dog on leash?  That sounds disastrous.  But I have to do something because we are both getting fat! I’ll tell you a story from work.  Like I said I’m transitioning out of a group that I worked with since the pandemic started 2 years ago.  It was a start up of a new business process and we were the pioneers, figuring it out as we went along.  I didn’t think I was doing that good of a job.  I was acting like I knew what I was doing and pushing through a lot of hard stuff on a wing and a prayer.  But in my mind I was barely holding on.  I wasn’t making enough progress.  I wasn’t getting enough accomplished.  I was trying to bring more of myself to the team.  More of the real me.  I started a fitness group.  I coached as much as a could.  I made a point to try not to be as much of a narcissist know it all as I can be.  I tried to be kind and helpful and mindful. But, I didn’t think I was making any progress.  Here’s the thing.  I have been totally blown away by the people coming to me and saying how much they appreciated the work I did.  How I helped them.  How I made a difference.  And I’m not saying that as a narcissist.  I think it’s just the opposite.  My whole career I’ve been focused on me. Me.  Me.  Me.  But when I stopped gripping the wheel so tightly I had more of an impact.  That’s the lesson.  And I’ll see you out there. MarathonBQ – How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon in 14 Weeks - Rachel -> Coach Jeff ->

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