My parents always said "If you're not brining anything to the table don't look for a seat" I always took that as always try to improve yourself and anything that you do. That is why starting in June I will be posting a monthly Podcast!! Some might be excited and some might be skeptical but I got the same reaction when I dedicated this site to diabetes and endurance sports.
What should one expect in a Diabetic Cyclist Podcast? Well if I don't learn how to setup a podcast in two weeks I wouldn't expect all that much. Obviously I have a lot of work to do but the dream is to have a podcast that is similar to the Ultra Runner Podcast (http://ultrarunnerpodcast.com) I love the information that comes with each and every podcast that they post but I enjoy the homemade feel of the podcast. That is my goal, obviously I have no sponsors or any big name athletes knocking at my door. Just like an athlete when he first starts, you must put in the work and hope the results will follow.
The podcast will have some growing pains, I would believe some odd background noises (the heat kicking on, children crying, and me clicking a pen will be heard early on. Just like when I started the blog I had to learn what did and did not work. Obviously the feedback of you the reader and soon to be listener is very very important. "Your critics are the ones telling you they still love you and care. Worry when you do something badly and nobody bothers to tell you." that quote by Randy Pausch motivates me each day. I need to know what I'm doing wrong to succeed.
The podcast will basically be me "interviewing" an endurance athlete that is living with diabetes. It will also be the loved ones, spouses or parents of endurance athletes that can give some insight in to what the loved ones feel as a husband, son or father goes out for three hour long bike rides or runs while living with diabetes. As I said the podcast will have a home conversation feel to it, I want the conversation of the podcast to flow like two friends that are sitting down for a drink after a long week. That means some swears will be in the podcast, that also means that some other topics may come up. Obviously I will make a little disclaimer before each podcast but I would believe someone will say "Yes the 50k last weekend f&*#in sucked" again I hope to have normal conversation during the podcasts. As far as athletes go for the podcast I have a good group of endurance athlete friends that live with diabetes, they may or may not be household names but I guarantee you that you will learn something from them. I can also promise you that you will hear my mother and/or father during a podcast. If she agrees to it a very real podcast will be done with my wife Leanne, for that I might begin asking the questions but I have a feeling she will have some of her own questions.
The future looks bright and I hope that the podcast will be a big hit!! As always if you would like to have any comments you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to give me ideas or to throw your hat in the ring to be a guest on the podcast!!