Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Want To Be FAMOUS!!!

I have mentioned before...the only podcast I listen to faithfully is The Marathon Show.  It's really a Blog Talk Radio show, but I just download the podcast so I can listen when I want to...not to mention I seem to be busy every time it's on live.

I love that show.  The host, Joe Taricani, is AMAZINGLY talented at keeping me entertained.  He interviews people, but his questions are not canned and stale.  They are insightful and interesting.  He has talked with elite marathoners, race directors, product inventors (SnuggBuds and Head Sweats to name two)...he's even recorded while running a marathon of his own!!  The show never fails to inspire me. 

I discovered this gem last year when I driving to Arkansas one day to see my son.  I was going to be in the car for about 12 hours (there and back), so I searched for some podcasts to keep me entertained....and struck GOLD.  I ended up listening to every single show he had recorded up to that point (it was a very new show then)...and wanted MORE.  I've listened to every show since then, some more than once!  Last summer when my goal was to run Rocket City in December, the show pumped me up about the race....but even after that goal was postponed, the show continued to inspire and motivate me.

Here's what it says on the home page:
The Marathon Show is an online radio show for and about marathons and marathon runners. We cover topics that make you think, make you smarter and make you laugh about running. It's a show for runners of all abilities. We speak with elite runners and the top names in marathon running, but we mostly speak with people just like you. We like to make average famous because every one of you has remarkable determination. We celebrate the finish line on The Marathon Show, not the finish time.
I think no matter where in the pack you are, the show has something to offer for anyone who loves running.  Somehow Joe manages to keep coming up with great ideas.

One of his latest ideas is to have a guest host contest.  My first thought about the contest was "NO WAY anyone will EVER come close to being able to fill Joe's shoes."  I didn't even consider entering.  The way you enter is to post a photo in his "guest host entries" photo album on FaceBook....the top five most liked people will then submit a one minute long monologue that will be scored by a panel of judges.  For the record, I really don't have a lot of FaceBook friends.  The two people who were already entered were Endorphin Dude and the (GORGEOUS) creator of Sweaty Bands.  Come on...there was no way I was going to enter a popularity contest with either of them.

Click here to LIKE it.
But, as time went on, I realized everyone must be thinking the same thing as I was because no one was entering the contest.  Let me tell you...if there are only three people entered, chances of being one of the top five most liked is VERY HIGH!!!  :D  So, I decided to throw my fears by the wayside and my caution to the wind and enter.  After a few agonizing minutes of trying to decide what picture to post, I went with this one.  It's fairly recent, shows me in running gear, and hey...I'm showing off my first half-marathon medal--I LOOK like a WINNER!!

Well...I immediately posted the link on my FaceBook wall.  My mom liked the link, but didn't understand she had to click on the picture to like just my picture.  I was going to send her an email to clarify...and decided why not send out the link and instructions to a few other people, too.

I don't know what made me do it...but I sent out an email to EVERY SINGLE CONTACT IN MY COMPUTER!!!!!  Yes, every single one.  Yes, on purpose!  All my neighbors, all my kids' past teachers, everyone I had ever sent an email to or received an email from.  EVERYONE.  I've never in my life done anything like that.  I almost chewed my hand off wondering what kind of responses I'd get.  I thought for sure I'd get some back telling me they didn't appreciate the spam.  Maybe there were some people who thought it, but more than that....I got LIKES!!!!!  So far I'm up to 55 LIKES...and that doesn't include the other 19 people who liked the link (it's a little have to "like" the picture itself, not the link to the picture.  If it comes down to 19 votes, don't think I'm beyond messaging those friends with a tutorial.  As it stands now there are still only three of us entered, so that might not be necessary.  :D

I'm already getting nervous about the monologue.  Now, don't get me wrong, I can talk for DAYS...but it's not the most interesting banter.  Just ask my husband.  On top of that...I really can't stand my recorded voice.  I want to believe that's NOT what I really sound like to everyone else...but it's funny how other people's recorded voices sound exactly the way they do in person.  I'm going to have to somehow get past that before it's time to record.  Thankfully Joe will be helping with that part of I have to believe it's going to be just fine!!

I'll let you know how it goes...but in the mean time....PLEASE, go LIKE my picture!!!

((You'll first go to The Marathon Show on'll click the "like" button at the top of the page....then you should see my picture on the top row of on it....just under my picture you'll see "like  comment" on "like".  If you don't see my picture...go to the left hand side of the screen and look for "photos", after you click on that, click on the "guest host entries" album, then click on my picture...and like it!!  ... you just helped me on my quest to be FAMOUS!!!  THANK YOU!!!))

If you are logged in to FaceBook, and you have liked The Marathon Show, you will be able to like the picture....if you don't see "like" under it...then you'll have to go back to The Marathon Show's page and "like" it first.  While you're at it...shoot me a friend request, too!!  If you're still reading, you're already my friend-even if we've never met!!!!

Thanks for stopping in!  Come again soon!

1 comment:

  1. I just subscribed to the podcast. fingers crossed you will win!


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