Today’s Guest: Sportswriter Pete Williams, author, Obstacle Fit, Paddle Fit, Core Performance, The Draft.
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!
]If author Pete Williams is on the show, you can be pretty sure that I’m going to be out of my element.
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 podcast 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!”
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.