Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of aggressive, eager athletic mudders who look down their noses at the likes of me… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
The first time wasn’t bad; his book The Draft was out and we talked about what goes on behind the scenes at the NFL’s college football draft. I kept my head above water – barely – for that one.
PETE WILLIAMS audio excerpt: “What’s driving a lot of these themed runs right now is simply Facebook. People want those photos to say, ‘Look at me. Look what I’ve done!”
You can LISTEN to this interview with sportswriter PETE WILLIAMS, author of OBSTACLE FIT and PADDLE FIT, by clicking the audio player above!
But ever since he met professional fitness trainer Mark Verstegen and co-authored a series of Core Performance titles, it’s been man overboard for Mr. Media. My training regimen consists of getting up every morning, walking to the kitchen, taking a bunch of vitamins, walking the dog for 20 minutes and then walking to my desk.
Pete, on the other hand, has moved on to marathons, triathlons and Iron Man competitions. He wrote a vook called Paddle Fit and I actually went out into the waters of Tampa Bay to videotape our last interview. And I’m not much of a water bird.
This time around, Pete’s latest ebook is called Obstacle Fit: Your Complete Training Program to Run Fast, Conquer Challenges, and Discover Your Inner Spartan, Mudder, or Warrior. In it, he explores a world completely foreign to me, where people get fit by creating ridiculous challenges to their well being and sanity. At least that’s the way I see it.