Hi! I'm Jill, the healthy living blogger behind The Year of the Phoenix, and I started running about three years ago. I've completed multiple 5Ks, 10Ks, and am currently training for my third half-marathon. I'm also a slow runner: When I was in peak condition I had a 14 minute mile but my average is closer to 16. In fact, I came in last place at my very first race
When it comes to running, speed does not determine success. I know I'll never place in my age group but I also know that a mile is still a mile even it does take me longer to get there than some other people. Like I always say, it's not last place -- it's running with police escort.
This podcast would give me an opportunity to talk with other slow runners and last place finishers about their history with running and their experiences at races. Every race is different and every runner has a different story. I also think it's important for faster runners and those at the front of the pack to realize how different a race can be for those of us in the back -- often the support is not there for us the way it is for those crossing the finish line earlier. I don't always get official racing photos because the photographer has left. Other people don't get their finisher's medal because the organization runs out.
With podcasting there are some small start up costs which is what your support would go towards. These costs include:
- Technical equipment (microphone, headphone, etc.)
- Web presence (website, URL domain)
- Place to host each episode online
While the equipment is a one time cost, other costs like the web and media hosting are billed monthly or annually so hitting goal will help sustain the podcast for at least a year.
Risks and challenges
The start-up costs are small but real and while I'm personally able to fund some of it myself, any additional help would be appreciated. If I don't hit my goal I'll still hope to start the podcast, it just might take me longer to get everything launched and the quality may not be as high as I would have liked.
I also, of course, have the challenge of finding people to interview. I know the runners are out there, it's just a matter of getting in contact with them to set up an interview. In the beginning I'd like to be able to post a new episode every other week. With enough momentum and interested guests, hopefully I can eventually up that to once a week.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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