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runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Announcer Recap with Riley Clermont

November 16, 2023 Carissa Galloway and John Pelkey Season 1 Episode 22
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 This week, we're joined by fellow runDisney announcer, Riley Clermont, who gives us a true insider's scoop.  We are taking a look back at our time during the recent Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Riley dishes out some never-heard-before details. He talks about his return to the race after a long absence, his favorite moments from the Thursday rehearsal, and his favorite stories of the weekend.

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Speaker 1:

Welcome to 321 Go the Podcast. I'm John Pelkey.

Speaker 2:

And I'm Carissa Galloway and we're bringing you stories from start to finish to keep the everyday athlete motivated to keep moving towards the next finish.

Speaker 1:

All right, great episode today, carissa. We have my good friend and our fellow Run Disney announcer, riley Claremont, joining us. Now we are going to have a full episode where you're going to get to know Riley a little better. We're going to be a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking the recent wine and dine half marathon weekend. As we're recording this, it's the Wednesday after the weekend, so we're getting we get a little fresh perspective on the race.

Speaker 2:

We will. We got some great insights, some fun from Riley and healthier you. We're looking ahead to the holidays healthy holiday nutrition tips and we're going to open the mail bag to talk about the woman who was left at sea or was it Corral Sea?

Speaker 1:

We don't know. We don't know Stay tuned.

Speaker 2:

We'll find out. Thanks for listening. Thank you for the kind words when you stopped us and said you were listening and you loved the podcast at wine and dine. It really does mean a lot to us, and Weston too. So tell your friends, share it on Instagram, subscribe, rate us and let's do this. All right, john, november is here. It's your busy season. Do you want to talk about Thanksgiving? Because you don't want me to talk about Christmas. Can I talk about Thanksgiving?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we can talk about Thanksgiving, though. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I enjoy that meal as much as anything. Just sort of hanging out watching football with family and friends is always fun for me. However, I generally now work on Thanksgiving. Over the last, I think, 14 years, I've worked 13 of them at a great college basketball tournament the Orlando Classic or I think it's the ESPN events classic it has changed names. I do that on Thanksgiving. As much as I'd like to talk about how great it is, I end up eating turkey wraps and do get to watch a lot of great college basketball.

Speaker 2:

But that's a really long day for you, right?

Speaker 1:

It is.

Speaker 2:

Whether it's Thanksgiving or I know you're there the whole weekend. I'm actually there on Sunday again, like I was last year. I'm going to be doing some of the in arena kind of stuff. Right, we do.

Speaker 1:

Thursday Friday. It's four games every day Thursday, Friday and Sunday. They don't want to do battle with college football for a lot of reasons. Obviously, it's college basketball tournament, so we do get Saturday off and get to take a little break, but yeah, those are usually about 12 hour days for me. Four games it's a lot of fun, but it can be very, very tiring. I'm glad to hear you're back on Sunday as the person in the crowd, Because we was some trivia, some things to give away as well. So that's my Thanksgiving weekend.

Speaker 2:

Do you do like a makeup, because I know a lot of people will do like I couldn't do this. I'm going to do a makeup Thanksgiving like you and Jody, or no? You just don't get there.

Speaker 1:

No, she usually. Sometimes she works the turkey trot over in Daytona as an announcer. Sometimes she might be working one of her other venues and if not she usually heads over to our friends Ann and Chris, as they usually have a big Thanksgiving feast. I got to do that on COVID Thanksgiving because there was no basketball tournament. But no, I don't get to do a makeup and I would like to say they used to give us turkey and stuffing and everything and we don't get that anymore.

Speaker 2:

Well, this conversation has just made me sad.

Speaker 1:

I know it's a sad.

Speaker 2:

Johnny mashed potatoes. I love things that are mashed potatoes. I messed them up last year so we do a smaller Thanksgiving. I'm not a huge like Western loves Thanksgiving food. When I grew up it was just my mom and I, so there's only two people. So I think I was a little bit embarrassed by Thanksgiving because what you saw on TV we didn't have that. And so some years my grandpa came and there were just three of us, but I think it was just I did. I felt embarrassed by it, like well, this isn't Thanksgiving, this is not what we're supposed to have. So I think that kind of continued on, where I don't get super Thanksgiving excited but I'm obviously Christmas excited. But I do love me some mashed potatoes. And, circling back to what I said in the beginning, I tried to make them in the crock pot last year.

Speaker 1:

Oh, it was a failure. It was a failure, it didn't work.

Speaker 2:

No, so this year my mom's going to come over early. We're going to just have the Galloways will be in Atlanta Another short long story. We usually go up there before Thanksgiving to see them but Claire has a gymnastics meet so we can't do that this year. So we'll have a small Thanksgiving and then anybody out there that's divorced will appreciate that you get your kid half day on a holiday, so I always choose to have Claire in the morning so we can do the turkey trot, a big breakfast thing, and then it'll just be Ellie and my mom, guy and Weston, as I try to do a better job cooking the mashed potatoes. But we did great on the turkey last year so we'll keep that one.

Speaker 1:

Did you just do the traditional baking of the turkey or do you do the deep frying?

Speaker 2:

No, no deep frying. Well, it's just the deep. We don't have a deep fryer, I don't need another kitchen gadget. So we did a half baked harvest turkey breast recipe because we didn't need a huge turkey and we soaked a cheesecloth in butter and put it over the top. So that made it pretty nice and moist. So I think we'll try. We'll try that one again. And then my mom does a great stuffing from scratch. Weston's fine with stove top, but we did that. I'm going to do a little roasted veg and then Weston's. He lives for the rolls.

Speaker 1:

So really Okay, I like. I like the good role as well.

Speaker 2:

Parker house role. I'm a big stuffing guy. I love stuffing. I like to make my own.

Speaker 1:

I don't mind stove top, but I will make my own. We will try to do that on Christmas, though I know my wife is now working on Christmas day I don't know if I am yet or not. I said that day was open for me at like horror makeup. You know, when you don't have kids you kind of want to offer that up to folks, and that is very nice of you guys to do. If I am not working on Christmas, then I will do the whole Christmas dinner as Thanksgiving there. I'll do the turkey and everything. A lot of people do ham on Christmas, but I my wife, doesn't eat pork so won't be doing that. So hopefully, fingers crossed, I mean I don't mind working. Certainly I could use the money, but if not, I'll, I'll. I'll do the turkey dinner then.

Speaker 2:

We kind of do a double. So we my mom doesn't like turkey, she'll eat it but she likes chicken. So if she does Christmas, we do our dinner Christmas Eve again. Divorce, child life, I my. He had to leave midday so we always did the meal on Christmas Eve so that it kind of didn't coincide with the present opening. But we do it basically a double Thanksgiving, which is okay with me and I just live for the sandwiches afterwards with the stuffing the cranberry. Oh hot, that's my, that's my favorite.

Speaker 1:

I'm shout out, you know it's so funny. I didn't know about that for many, many, many years. And I'll shout out to my friend, keith, that I worked with at Bridges, who recently reached out to me on Facebook Bridges again twice on the podcast. I know I haven't. I haven't talked to him since I, since I moved in like 1985, or I might have talked to him, you know a little bit in 86. It was a guy I just worked with for a couple of years, but he came over to my house for lunch after Thanksgiving and made the Thanksgiving sandwich. It was the first time that I'd ever seen it made and I'm I'm I'm a huge fan now. It's my wife's favorite sandwich. So shout out to Keith Thank you for for putting that into my into my eating habits because it is the best sandwich.

Speaker 2:

Arola sandwich has one and I don't. This is like my knowledge of like down to Disney. It's a good one, yeah, a long time ago when I used to go get that one. Before we dive in today's episode, I want to shout out to Todd Now. You might not remember this whole backstory because it happened quickly during the race. Todd came up to me during the 10K saying he loved the podcast. We were chatting a little bit and he said he was going to bring us some, some cookies or brownies, but then he remembered that Johnny doesn't like sweets because he learned that from the podcast and I said, well, bring Johnny a potato. We took it very seriously. He did try to find John a potato, but he did bring us very generously and I'm not saying this, so people do it just that he he felt bad, so we brought some Starbucks gift cards so that Johnny could get something savory or something sweet and I just think that was that was cool and that's kind of what's fun about the podcast that people are learning things about us that maybe they didn't know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. Yeah, I'm not a like a sweet tooth or baked goods guy, but I will. I'll have the extra helping of savory We've talked about where I make my mistakes with my diet and that's generally it right there.

Speaker 2:

Maybe more sugar, john, maybe that'll help you.

Speaker 1:

Oh my God, you know I follow all these funny things because I love history and stuff. There's some TikTok sites and some stuff where they show like old commercials of the past or they'll have like old magazine articles of the past and the whole thing was about it. You know, if your kids kind of if, if, if, if they're tired all the time or they don't seem like they have a lot of energy, give them more sugar. It was from the fifties and it was literally feed more sugar to your children.

Speaker 2:

Well, you know, we could go on a deep dive about that, because the things they were giving them probably didn't have all the additives and the food colorings and the things that we're, I guess, now should be trying to get out of our kids diet. Now I'm terrified thinking about all the Halloween candy my kids have been eating in the past couple of days, but that's all right. Thank you, todd, for the Starbucks gift card. It was beloved, it has been utilized and also I had a Starbucks delivery at the finish line, so always always a special moment when that happens. Thank you guys so much for that.

Speaker 1:

I know it's the best. Johnny likes Fender guitars and Italian sports cars.

Speaker 2:

So just gonna just gonna say you know if someone comes driving down the the Corral and a sports car down, we've got bigger problems, Okay.

Speaker 1:

If someone comes driving down in a Ferrari with a Stratocaster for Johnny, I'm not going to complain, I'm really not.

Speaker 2:

Amazing. All right, well, we're going to dive in today's episode we want to give a huge shout out to Katie McBride, our sponsor with Travelmation. I was just thinking maybe I should get my kids a trip for a holiday gift, because it's a gift that I get to use too and it's kind of an exciting gift. So maybe I'll contact Katie to see what we should do. But if you're thinking of planning a trip Disney or elsewhere, katie McBride at Travelmation would love to help you. Give her some love on Instagram at Travelmation and her website is in our show notes.

Speaker 1:

Thanks, katie. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Come on, let's get on to the interview. Joining us today, a member of our Run Disney announced team. He is a man of the people, effervescent gadfly, whatever you want to call him is an integral part to what we do and really has the opportunity to hear more of your inspirational stories than even Chris and I. My good friend, fellow member of my wedding party, riley Claremont. We are just a few days away, a few days removed from the 2023 wine and dine half marathon Overall feelings and moments, and let's just start. Let's do this chronologically Thursday rehearsal we're getting into costume. I think we all agree. We enjoyed. We enjoy those days as much as anything, folks. So we laugh a lot this time. We laughed a lot about Mark Ferrara's inability to take a good video, or there's a reason that he only comes up with concepts and he's not holding the camera. Frankly, let's just say that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so let's talk about let's talk about Thursday at Riley's the first race of the season. We call it like first day back to school. So how are you feeling coming into that? You know you and John rode together your friends in real life. You rode over from the hotel together. You walk into Thursday rehearsal. How does Riley feel?

Speaker 3:

I told John this and it was particularly, I felt even I felt this even more so this last time, which is that the more time that I spend up here and away from Orlando and away from all the things that I used to take part in in Orlando and all the people that I used to hang out with on the reg in Orlando, I love the anonymity of where I live. Our lives are changed in such a better way. But I feel detached. And so when I got to Animal Kingdom check it out on Wednesday and then that night, you know, I felt detached from you guys, I felt detached from Central Florida. I felt detached. And you combine that with the feeling that maybe we all experienced, but especially for me, because it's so, you know, long in between races and performances. You know I'm up here, I do voiceover work, I do some stuff, but nothing like I used to do in Orlando. So you have that feeling of am I still gonna be able to do this? Is this just gonna come right back? Is it like you know, falling off a log, falling off a ladder, riding a bike, etc. So when I come into that rehearsal room and I sit there and all of a sudden. I see, you know I'm seeing John. Obviously there's so much attached to that because we've just known each other for so long. So so, so long.

Speaker 1:

I think we too long. It's been too long, frankly.

Speaker 3:

You didn't know people this long should well I also an extra guy with John, because there was a previous episode of your podcast where he were Carissa set him completely up. He was like aren't you, aren't you ready to see your good buddy, riley? And there was silence and it hurt.

Speaker 1:

I know I got a laugh.

Speaker 3:

That's all come on, you know, but anyway, once we're you know once we're all sitting down once you know seeing Mark giving hugs and all that, and then just instantaneously just right back into it. So that's one of my favorite moments.

Speaker 2:

This is a years ago at a rehearsal, so now we rehearse in it's an off-site rehearsal area and we do our costume fittings there. It used to do it in the John correct me it's now that. Is it still, visa, justin? What is the center that? Formerly the milk house, it was the milk house, formally known as the milk house.

Speaker 1:

That's all I know okay.

Speaker 2:

So we used to rehearse in the conference room up there and we would have to get into our costumes and like the one stall bathroom. And I just remember one time that John and Riley were like we can get dressed together, we're best friends. So now you guys just go by. Yeah, you like you said, you're like just my best friend, we can get dressed together but now, you guys, don't do.

Speaker 3:

We still, we still go back behind.

Speaker 2:

Even even now we're in the in the rehearsal room.

Speaker 3:

It's got that little on whatever you call that thing that we go behind. So that's what we do first, folks.

Speaker 2:

We put on the costume, see if there's any things that need to be altered, changed. Have a few good laughs about it, because we don't know what we are. You know, until that moment, no, no.

Speaker 1:

I particular, and sometimes I mentioned this before sometimes my wife Jody, who does a lot of event work at Disney she'll run into Seneca or somebody who's like oh, and she'll tell them they'll. She'll be told what I'm going to be, what I'm gonna be dressed as, and I'm always like no, no, no, I don't want to know. That's one of the big parts of the weekend is finding out how you're gonna be dressed and the fact that I hold out hope that someday I'll be Thomas O'Malley, the alley cat, though I doubt that now that Riley's Bambi thing and I always mentioned that I'm general mentioned Bambi started his career. I always mentioned that. I figure I'm gonna be. If we do a Bambi theme, I'll be Bambi's mom or whatever character disappears early in the film. That's generally what I am. I let's jump ahead 5k our first time. We haven't been on stage doing this since back back in the spring. I thought we do have to say this. The weather gave us really, really help things starting out in a very, very positive manner. But 5k for you, how was?

Speaker 3:

it, it was, it was great, and I wish I could come up with a different adjective than that. It was fantastic, was marvelous, was a magnificent. Yeah, first thing, absolutely the context or the framework of having absolute perfect weather, you know, chilling up to keep you awake and get you engaged and get you going, but not cold enough where you're suffering in any way, shape or form. That was perfect all weekend long. But here's the thing, guys, and forgive me, and you're not paying me to do this, and I'm not drunk, it's way too early for that. You guys, you quote around a really thing. By the way, and you know I'm gonna say this positive stuff to John. No, I'm from the heart. You guys make it so easy. You guys are such total pros. You can't teach chemistry and you cannot teach what shorthand and that is something that I think the three of us have, and obviously the two of you on stage have such chemistry, have such shorthand. And it's authentic, it's real and it plays. I think people really do believe that you are friends in real life. That plays. It doesn't look like this. Things that's constructed by, where here's a former professional runner and here's another professional runner and they've got all the credibility in the world and they've got an incredible legacy and everybody knows their name, but they can't perform their way out of a paper bag. That matters. You guys do that and obviously you know you've run a 5k now, john Carissa, you are steeped in this part of the Galloway family. All of that reads, all of that plays, but none of it works unless you guys deliver the goods. And you deliver the goods every single time and you make it a joy and a pleasure for me because there's a rhythm to it. You look for me when I'm out there, you. I think you guys can tell if I'm setting up an interview as opposed to ready for the interview, or if I'm walking back and forth just looking for the right piece of costume or something to share. You guys are such total pros that the conversation never stops from the stage. The energy never stops from the stage. Carissa, I know I'm monologuing, sorry. The last thing I'll say is you have personally given me so much material to use because of all your inspirational speeches that don't come across, as you know, rehearsed, or this is something I should say. It comes from your heart, it's real, and people get that about the both of you. Well thanks.

Speaker 1:

I like to take a moment to apologize to chemistry teachers out there and to tell you to reach out to Dell genius to complain about the fact that the comment you can't teach chemistry. I mean, you might not be able to teach it to like morons like Riley and I, but there are people who can learn actual chemistry you know the kind of chemistry I'm talking about.

Speaker 3:

I know, I know.

Speaker 1:

I just want to. I just thought that would be. I thought it'd be fun if Weston just pulled that apart and that was the drop. Riley, you can't teach chemistry and the chemistry teachers all over the country would be upset.

Speaker 2:

Avogado, avogado's mole. Is that? That's who he is. What's his name? No, not a thing. There was a mole.

Speaker 1:

Avogado's number. I know that's a thing, but that it oh anyway, well, okay.

Speaker 2:

So I also underline theme you guys were the Tweedles. It worked very well. We didn't, we didn't ever labeled one is dumb and one is deep, but I do remember, you know, talking about costumes from this weekend, there was a dumb and dumber tweedle, d tweedle dumb mashup and they had orange and blue sparkly hats on, so I love that I didn't see that I would love to see that.

Speaker 1:

I think I'll speak for Riley, since he's literally spoken for me in about 12 different monologues. Tonight I'll speak for John about it the mashups. I feel horrible that I'm not better at recognizing the mashups because the level of creativity involved in some of those I I just golf clap in your general direction, all of you who do the mashups, because that that's. That's a lot of work yeah, alright, so 5k day with great 5k day.

Speaker 2:

We kind of are not even at the finish line that long. The three of us. Tracy goes first and then it took us about an hour and five minutes a little behind the magic. We got stuck behind some buses so we actually were given we were probably only at the finish. Maybe 30, 30 or so minutes, I guess, right guys?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, no, that was it. Yeah, that was the first time we've run into that in a while, but we did get stuck behind, I think, a broken down bus. It was like halfway in a lane. So, yeah, we only spent about 30 minutes at the finish line, which is unfortunate because one of the great things about the longer races is seeing someone at the start, and then particularly somebody who might be dealing with a challenge or somebody who's your first timer, and then seeing them at the finish. But Tracy does a great job welcoming them in difficulty.

Speaker 2:

And I think that was the day we had Katie as well Great Katie. Katie the DJ, always good on the music, so it's good to have those two there. Bring a little different energy to it. So then we go to 10K day. We're celebrating Beauty and the Beast, riley. How'd you feel about the 10K?

Speaker 3:

That was my favorite wardrobe because I was, you know, I was the beast.

Speaker 2:

You had a little ponytail, pardon me, you had a little cute little ponytail. Situation happening, yeah, yeah, yeah, a little, you know.

Speaker 3:

And of course, you know, all I could think about was, you know, when my daughter Emory sees you know the pictures that she's really going to enjoy that Plus, you know it was. It was kind of a flattering, you know, outfit. I was happy to say my, my leggings weren't double XL, they were XL, so they were a little more, you know, worn as bagging puppy. Again, these are such small, small.

Speaker 2:

But you have lost weight, so you have lost weight and Seneca commented on that. I can, I can get him XL leggings now, because, yeah, we don't do yeah lost about 50 pounds over COVID.

Speaker 3:

He went from about, you know, hovering between 245 and 260 at times to now I'm down to about 210.

Speaker 2:

And your height is what for people that just need to put that in context like yeah, yeah.

Speaker 3:

Michelle has told me not to lose any more weight, which seems, you know, counterintuitive for me. Yeah, because I'm like I'm still, you know, I mean, I'm in much, much, much better shape than I was, but I could still probably lose another, you know, 1015.

Speaker 1:

Did you really? I've been in life insurance recently, could that be? I mean, I don't want to start anything, but you know the hernia thing.

Speaker 3:

The hernia thing scared her and, by the way, guys, I've spoken to so many folks the quick little sidebar who have been nursing hernias. I had no idea until I put it out there publicly that I had hernia surgery back in August after nursing hernia for about seven or eight years, Eight years Ridiculous, Ridiculous, so stupid. So this was the first run Disney weekend I've had in a long time where you know there was no pain, I didn't get sore, you know there was none of that stuff. So please, guys, if you're nursing along a hernia, do yourself a favor, go to the doctor, get it taken care of. If I can do it, you can do it. But I lost even more weight during that recovery and I think that kind of scared Michelle at one point and she was like don't lose any more weight.

Speaker 2:

So I was like, OK, you just sounded like some prescription drug commercial, because it was the first time with no pain.

Speaker 3:

I can't tell you. I can't tell you what a better weekend was, just for that. But as 10K dresses the beast. That was a highlight, for sure. And again, the weather. Everything just lent itself for, once again, the 10K being highly successful. I do want to ask this why does the 5K and the 10K essentially finish at the same time?

Speaker 2:

You know this answer.

Speaker 3:

I don't.

Speaker 2:

John, you know the answer right.

Speaker 3:

I want you to say it for public consumption.

Speaker 2:

For the 5K there are no balloon ladies, so it is a untimed fun run. So there is thus no 16 minute per mile cutoff. So essentially they will kind of help move people along once they get into the park. But they people mostly walk it. They want to get all the photo stops, so that's one where there's no pressure for new newcomers. You know, we had the gentleman who had a brain tumor removed, we had a woman with a stroke. So people come and they want that sense of accomplishment but they don't want the fear of the 16 minute per mile pace. That's why it does essentially take the same amount of time for the 5K and then once 10K day starts we have that firm 16 minute per mile pace, those lovely balloon ladies there who they're not going to kick you off the course, they're more of a sighting beacon for our actual sweep team. So I think for us it is funny, because I remember 10, 12 years ago being like why am I? It's the 5K. You know, local 5K may typically take John and I announced those no more than an hour and 15 minutes usually. But for Disney it takes longer because we're taking that hour plus this and everybody off there's photos. So it's just like everything. Once we know that, okay, we're going to be here until 815 and then 830. The first two days. That's how it is. But I want to talk about the 10K. Take us to Chicago. Lady, plain lady. Do you remember her from the 10K? Which one Chicago lady? She was going to run the 10K.

Speaker 1:

And then fly off that day.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, then she was yeah, she's going to run the 10K. We'll just tell the story.

Speaker 2:

Riley, it's what now? No, it's just kidding. Tell the story. You interviewed her.

Speaker 3:

Yes, now it's all coming back to me. By the way, folks that were there because it was Trace and I releasing the corrals for the 10K and obviously Chris was running, john went over to the finish line and I struggled. So, for those folks at the 10K, maybe you weren't aware of that, but I was struggling and that's something that I need to work on personally and get better at that. Yeah, that was. I wasn't in rhythm, I was out of phase for the audio techs out there. Yeah, it would. That was probably my weakest night or weakest morning was 10K. However, as usual, the athletes save us, and we told a great story about a woman who was going to run the 10K in Orlando, florida, and then had to motor to the airport because she had to jump on a plane, because she was going to a wedding in Chicago that afternoon or that evening. Right, so that's a great. I mean, what a great day for a human. We've all had these days, thankfully, where you know you wake up in one place, you go to bed in another place, you've done spectacular things all day and it's all been packed into a day. It's not a week, it's one day where you did this thing, and she had one of those days running a 10K and then going to a wedding that night. I hope we get to see her again and find out exactly how her day went as a whole.

Speaker 1:

Well, as veterans of Orlando International Airport, we were all a little concerned for to get through. You know flight flight cancelations. You deal with late flights. Late flight probably wouldn't be too horrible for her, but be getting through security, so, fingers crossed, she made it to the wedding and, yeah, we want to see her in the future. If you're listening, we want to find out how the wedding was. Was it an open bar? Was it a cash bar? Was there a long drive from the ceremony to the reception? There are many, many things that we need to know because we're all, we've all been married. We can all be incredibly judgmental about wedding ceremonies.

Speaker 3:

How was the food? Was she a bridesmaid? Did she have to put on something? The thing that she had to put on being a bridesmaid, is that something that she felt good about? Did she feel like it made her look better, or was it something that she begrudgingly had to put on and wear for a few hours because of her friend? These are the things we want to know. Yes, we want to know.

Speaker 1:

All right. Moving forward then to the half. Yes, and we all agree that the highlight and thank you for Christopher reminding me that the highlight for all of us particularly anybody who made me hadn't seen it before was the once upon a studio video we played in the pre the pre race lot. It just, I don't care you, maybe there's no one more cynical on this earth than myself, but I'm tearing up during that riles.

Speaker 3:

We used to say at the SPN club because again it was a sports bar that the pixie does stops at the door and we pride ourselves on being employees of Disney, working in a Disney venue, but not making it pedantic, you know just. I mean again going right up to the edge. We have had, as everyone has, with the places that they work, especially if you work for a place since 1999. Our fair share of rogue managers situations. You know, we love Disney but, man, we have been given, as many folks have, every reason to become bitter and cynical. And seeing that, that video, I'll even take it back that I remember leaving the ESPN club one night and taking a back way and going by Space Mountain and I had a really rough night and might have been during that stretch where we weren't being paid in a timely fashion and driving by Space Mountain and then fireworks were going off and I reverted back to like I'm an eight year old.

Speaker 2:

I was just like oh my God, look at that.

Speaker 3:

That's spectacular and it's a very similar feeling in a much, much deeper way, especially now with with a child, with a kid that's been in all of these movies. That was a moment showing that video. You're right, john, it doesn't matter what your experience is, how much older we are, cynical, jaded, whatever you want to call it. That's the Disney magic and that's what I love about our gigs is that, despite our being full blown with all that baggage, when that stuff cuts through, it cuts through, and I'm the little boy, you know, getting off the plane in Orlando going to Disney for the first time with my folks. Again, I mean it. All, all of that. It's cliche, but it's absolutely a fact and that video just represented and surmised all of it and I can't wait to show it to Michelle and Emory, probably tonight.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, if it's online, it's about eight minutes long. It's certainly, and you know, eight minutes a long time. You know we show 30 second videos. 45 seconds seems like forever for us, but eight minutes and the crowd loved it.

Speaker 3:

The crowd loved it because they're experiencing the exact same thing and again it provides a framework for that entire race. You know, when you jump off from that, when all of you have experienced that video and you're moved by it, to me that energy just carries through for the rest of the day.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and it certainly did, and we are going to move on from this a little bit. But I know Rouse and I were both down as were you, carissa, on the dance floor for the for the end of the half marathon we refer when we're down, like on the course or right next to the course, and it was as positive and energetic and happy a finish line as we have seen, because you know, the weather can cause struggles and it will warm up quickly in central Florida for those of you who maybe haven't run here, it might be a little chilly in the morning, but you're going to experience that all of the seasons, working your way up to summer by the finish line. But it was just such a really, really positive. We had a lot of folks coming up and saying thank you, as Riley said. So all in all, a really really outstanding weekend for all of us.

Speaker 3:

I think that's the thing, guys, you know we have been finally provided. Back in the day we didn't have a grid, we would just, you know, we felt like we were expected to be out there, especially for the full marathon, like the entire time, and after a while, you know, especially if you've been up since 1230, it becomes grueling. Not nearly as grueling for the athletes we get that but grueling of a sort. Now we have a grid where we can take breaks, but what I notice is, because we've made those connections with the athletes earlier, I want to be out there. I don't want to look at, make anybody else look bad. As far as you know, so and so is back in the trailer having a quick drink or going to the bathroom. It's not about that. I think all of us and certainly by the end of that last hour and a half, all of us are kind of compelled to be out there because we don't want to miss any of the high fives or the hugs or the end of the story that we started to tell hours earlier.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's a good point for little clarification, sorry, john, as if someone's, if we're at the finish and you're like, why was Riley? You know I finished Riley, high five me, but he didn't talk. We do sort of have a schedule, because for people on a microphone all at once is sometimes unnecessary and we try not to talk over ourselves and sometimes we do. So. If you ever see one of us out there and maybe we don't even have it on Mike in the ham or just high fiving you, it's exactly what Riley said. We want to be out there. We may be supposed to be on a break, so we're letting the people who are supposed to be on Mike be on Mike, but we still want to be there. And if it's somebody Riley talked with, he's going to switch on his mic and we're going to give him that space. And I think that comes from us having worked together so long that we see that it's Riley's, we'll call it Riley's person, like Riley. Riley there he is and then Riley, and that we know that that makes the moment. I love that when Riley can bookend. Do you know what I mean? We all have that, but we kind of respect each other. So yeah, if you ever come by and you say, why did John just wave at me? Well, John was supposed to be on a break, but he was there.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, exactly, and we don't feel the need to like pull somebody else's weight either, so I'll just leave that one where it sits.

Speaker 2:

Before we get to the rapid fire questions.

Speaker 1:

Before we get to the rapid fire questions, somebody's just catching strays this morning. I love it. Chris is a veteran runner. Tracy, prior to being part of Run Disney's, run a number of Run Disney races, I actually walked, ran a 5k. You're on the clock, riley. When's this going to happen? I've actually committed to another 10k this season, to a 10k.

Speaker 3:

Is that an official clock, riles? That's official. Yeah, man, that moment for you, john, was just, you know, and it was beautiful to hear DW talk about this.

Speaker 1:

Just answer the question, riley, when are you going to run? Let's hear it.

Speaker 3:

Come on, I'm going to pull that thing till time runs out All right.

Speaker 1:

Here's the deal.

Speaker 3:

Being a big guy who played football from, you know, third grade, all through high school, distance running was always a punishment. Yep, if you had done something wrong, take a lap. If you've done something really wrong, take three laps. And when you're a big guy, or when you're a fat guy, whatever you know, at certain points during my youth chubby, whatever, carrying extra weight it was just simply that A punishment. That's why I'm in awe of the folks that do it. That's why I'm so glad to be out there celebrating. I have thought about it a lot. The other reason oh, my dog's going crazy. What's up, mandy? The reason that I haven't yet is because, quite frankly, of the hernia. You know, for the past seven, eight years I was nursing at hernias. Like there's no way I can do that with this. So finally I've gotten that taken care of. So I mean, yeah, let me. I guess if I'm going to commit, I can commit to a 5k in the spring. Because my brother used to run marathons, he's offered to help train. Obviously, I want to use and employ the Jeff Galloway run walk method and do all that. I would love to run with my daughter, but I don't think that's going to be logistically possible, because she's not on spring break, the dates just don't line up and all that. But, man, you know, yeah, let me commit to it. I will run the 5k in the spring if we can work out all the logistics and I'm allowed to.

Speaker 2:

Well, john gets first. Dibs on what race John wants, because we want to make sure that it's weather is appropriate. He had tough weather last time, so John gets first dibs, and then we'll dole them out. We'll let you know.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, john, run the 10k. Are you running the 5k at some point? Absolutely.

Speaker 2:

All right. Were you surprised by that answer, John?

Speaker 1:

I'm a little bit surprised, a little bit surprised.

Speaker 2:

Taking it back.

Speaker 3:

Well, you hear you won't be surprised by this. The really the only reason I'm doing it is peer pressure, but also I was so jealous of all the love that you got last year and that you continued to get to by running 3.1 miles. Yeah, I want a little of that you want to feel, yeah, it's powerful.

Speaker 2:

I want to dip my beak in that love, john, it's the endorphins.

Speaker 1:

And I know Riley well enough to know that he has my time memorized and he will do everything he can to beat it by at least one second.

Speaker 2:

It was an untimed fun run.

Speaker 3:

I'll find out.

Speaker 2:

All right we got a little rapid fire questions. These are for you two gentlemen. Please answer quickly. This is not a moment for a soliloquy, a monologue, whatever you got it.

Speaker 1:

Please answer quickly.

Speaker 2:

Riley, there's been a casualty. You can only save John or Mark. Pick one.

Speaker 3:

I would say John, because we've known each other longer and Mark's older. That's your answer Mark's older All right, John.

Speaker 2:

Same question Riley or Mark, who do you save?

Speaker 1:

I'm mercenary. I'm going to save Mark because he keeps getting me work.

Speaker 2:

So sorry, riles, no, no, no 100% support that. Okay, Riley favorite costume John has worn.

Speaker 3:

Oh, my God, I'm telling you I know that this sounds like cheating Bruna, because he's never had the wig, the beard, the whole thing that the poncho was magnificent. We got to bring ponchos back, but honestly, that was awesome. So Bruna from this weekend.

Speaker 2:

All right, John. Favorite Riley moment ever in Red Disney.

Speaker 1:

I believe, and there are probably several of them, but anytime he features the porta-potties, that makes me laugh out loud. It's important. It's important information that, in Riley's inimitable way, he gets across in a humorous, humorous manner.

Speaker 3:

You may speak. I enjoyed the Greedo run. Remember when I went I don't know how it came up, but it came up organically and then just doing the lap and getting everybody to do their Greedo, I thought that was a good organic moment off script.

Speaker 2:

And for more Riley porta-pottie coverage on YouTube is our virtual race start from COVID, in which Riley comes to you from from the restroom. All right, Johnny, you can only keep one race weekend. What is it?

Speaker 1:

Princess.

Speaker 2:

Riley, you can only keep one race weekend. What is it?

Speaker 3:

Wine and dye.

Speaker 2:

Riley, best Disney movie ever made.

Speaker 3:

Oh my God, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Speaker 2:

John.

Speaker 3:

Same.

Speaker 2:

Worst Disney movie that you would never watch again, john.

Speaker 1:

Oh goodness gracious.

Speaker 2:

Is this a too many to count?

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

I just. You can use it in my knowledge.

Speaker 1:

I'm trying to think of a Disney movie that I didn't enjoy.

Speaker 3:

I don't want to bite the hand of thieves.

Speaker 2:

You can skip, riley. Is there anyone that just didn't really didn't really say anything about it? The black?

Speaker 1:

hole was pretty bad. The black hole was pretty bad, when they were trying Pretty bad.

Speaker 3:

I'm going to say it elemental. Ooh, haven't seen it yet. Took the kid to it. She was bored. It did not have the Pixar magic, Sorry to say.

Speaker 2:

Okay, there you go. All right, riley, you're going to do a 5K now You've committed, but you can only listen to one song for that entire 5K. What is it?

Speaker 3:

Go with the Flow by Queens of the Stone Age All right John, same question to you, One song.

Speaker 1:

It's by Machine Gun Kelly. It starts with the word bad and I can't tell you what the second word is. Man, it will fire me up, okay.

Speaker 2:

So I announced a lot of triathlons, so we're going to do an announcer triathlon Riley who is doing swimming, who's biking and who's running.

Speaker 3:

I can swim like a mofo.

Speaker 2:

Okay, I can swim.

Speaker 3:

Oh no, I have to catch. Okay, so swimming, so, and then who's?

Speaker 2:

biking and who's running.

Speaker 3:

John's biking you're running.

Speaker 2:

John, same answer.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I think that's the only way, the only way I'm getting, because I'm not going to make the swim and God knows I won't make the run, the bike. You know, unless it's that uphill speed Monicarlo thing that the Westin had to deal with for Iron man, I think I could get to the end of this.

Speaker 2:

All right, we could do this. All right, riley. Last rapid fire question what announcer is the best morning person?

Speaker 3:

The best morning person.

Speaker 2:

Who's chipperest at 1.30?

Speaker 3:

I would say it's a tie between me and John. All right, you know, yeah, yeah, because you can be surly and you have good reasons to.

Speaker 2:

I'm not. It's never going to be me If anybody picks me. They're just lying.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know Tracy's got her own things going on. But I mean, you know John and I are like you know we're out there, we're something on the benches, we're conversing. Probably you know being obnoxious and I apologize to the rest of our castmates for that, but yeah, I think John and I are pretty much morning folks.

Speaker 1:

We were dialed into the drama at the animal kingdom. This time we had like drama at the animal kingdom that we can't talk about.

Speaker 2:

It was, it was us, but there it was an interesting 1am at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Speaker 1:

this time it was so dramatic that Riley left his phone and we had to go back for it. And we I think we're all relatively magnanimous until Carissa then dressed you and I down Riley about why don't you just call it? Why don't you just call the phone? See where it is.

Speaker 3:

We weren't thinking clearly. It was so early in the morning. All I could think about is I'm going to have this in the back of my mind for the entire day and if somebody has stolen my phone, I'm just. I'm up SS Creek without a paddle. You guys were good enough to let me go back and get it. Thank God it was there. And then later on I won't. Obviously I won't share what Carissa said, but Carissa said something to me so profane, so obscene and mean, but she meant it. But it was one of those moments where it was bonded because she meant it with love At least that's how I took it. Yeah, you know, I felt closer to you because you were able to express yourself so profanely to me, and I deserved every bit of it.

Speaker 2:

I mean there's layers to that, because we, I don't get to eat.

Speaker 3:

I get up at 1230. I get up at 1230. I get up at 107.

Speaker 2:

I put my makeup on in the morning so I was being late.

Speaker 1:

I thought the most passive, aggressive, the most passive, aggressive thing of the weekend. And there's a lot of that on one of our weekends. Folks, passive aggressors, when Chris is like no, no, no, I can't eat now because I don't have time, but yet someone got you a plate of food and you marched around with it, going it's cold and I can't eat it now.

Speaker 3:

Cause you had to sit it on the toilet in the dressing room.

Speaker 1:

I had to get ready first.

Speaker 3:

I would have gotten you eggs, or would have gotten you anything you needed, but you know.

Speaker 2:

But again, I I I like to select my own food. All right, well played, I get that.

Speaker 3:

And not to only that. You were up against the crunch because market backed things up. We were starting even earlier. So all warnings for me to forget my phone and then have the temerity, the audacity to ask you folks hey, can we turn around? And just so I can get it.

Speaker 2:

And you did, and then we had to pick up the new guy. The trainee we had to pick up the trainee Didn't account for that.

Speaker 3:

Right.

Speaker 2:

You know it was, it was rough. We persevered, you know there, and Chantay did a great job.

Speaker 3:

We'll always necessarily shout out to.

Speaker 2:

Sarah is still alive. She is no longer working on our events, but Chantay came over from Jollywood. It's very hard to learn how to drive us around, how to handle our personalities, but I feel like by the end of the weekend, she, she, got it.

Speaker 3:

Not the job but our personal skeptical first. You know I could give, I could see her. We come off as a lot out the gate.

Speaker 2:

It's like whoa, but she John. What do you think?

Speaker 1:

Um, what was the question? Moving on, yeah.

Speaker 2:

All right.

Speaker 1:

No, I'm just, I'm looking, I'm looking, I'm looking at the time and we, we don't want to keep Riley for too long, we don't.

Speaker 2:

All right, do we want to skip our first standard closing question and go to the second one?

Speaker 1:

I think we could do the second standard question and I'll go ahead and jump in with this. Riles, I know this is going to be hard, but try to pick one most inspiring thing you've ever seen at one of our races. Oh my, God, um.

Speaker 3:

I will go back again to the story that I, that I used already, which is the gentleman you know carrying extra weight, you know, big guy, who tried to do the half, failed, got swept and then came back and did it. And now I've seen him since then. You know he's looking great, um, and and, and he accomplished it. Again, I can't express how much admiration I have for all the athletes, but especially for the athletes who do it once they go into it thinking it's going to be this, it's not that, and they don't let that cynicism take over. They don't let the doubt and the fear take over, the failure take over. No, they mustered it all back up and they come back out and they accomplished their goals. John and Carissa, I know it's a shame, but there are too many to mention, there are too many to uh, to even try and remember, but every single race provides us with at least one or 10, 20 stories like that.

Speaker 2:

Yep, our last question, and we're not going to let you go, we're going to keep you around for a second, but this is our last formal interview question. If people want to follow you and your career, where can they do that?

Speaker 3:

Uh at Riley Claremont on Twitter. It'll never be X. I'm just hanging around to watch the whole thing burn down, so mad about what Elon Musk has done to that site. Uh at Riley Claremont on uh on Instagram and a Riley Claremont on Facebook. I don't go by any sort of weird handles or whatever. It's all. If you look for Riley Claremont on social media, you'll find me, and please reach out. I love talking to you guys.

Speaker 2:

All right. Well, Riley, you're going to stay right there because you're going to come into play for our mail bags, so you just, you just sit there quietly. John and I are going to, uh, do a little little more business All right athletes, here's the drill.

Speaker 3:

Time to shape up your diet, Marissa. Give them the goods.

Speaker 2:

All right, sarge, we're going to chat a little bit of healthier you right now, john. We're in the moment we're steps away from the holidays. From a health perspective, how does that make you feel?

Speaker 1:

Um, well, it it. It's a couple of different ways. Uh, from a work perspective, it's like a really, really busy time for me. So for a health perspective, it's uh trying to manage eating healthily through the holidays, not necessarily, like you know, the Thanksgiving dinner, which I will give in to to, or the Christmas dinner, but it's just uh, working around the holidays, uh just trying not to, not to eat poorly and not to snack poorly when I'm working. A lot of events.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and I think I just want to kind of give people a framework as we go into holidays, because I know a lot of people out there we see it at run Disney. They're on weight loss journeys, but they've done really well and and and what do we do to keep going? So my advice to those people is that don't let every day become a celebration. Enjoy Thanksgiving, don't stress about it. Enjoy that favorite day with your family, but plan and prep for the days when you're home. It's that eat the best you can when you can strategy so that you feel in control. I think when we feel in control of our diet like hey, I had a great dinner last night we feel more motivated, that that's something we can continue doing. So when you're home, stick with those bases, stick with that lean protein, these especially I'm in a pause a ladies if you want to cut carbs at night, that's sometimes a good strategy, as long as it's not right before your long run. And the other thing I'll say to people and we had a healthier you chat on Monday, this we're taping this on Wednesday, and I was a little bit tough on people. I said you, there's always that person, you know that makes an excuse every time you see him why they didn't do this, why they didn't do that. Don't be that person this holiday season. Don't have an excuse for when you get off the rails. Give yourself that accountability. We're going to have a little bit of tough love that there might be some days or some meals not again, not Thanksgiving, not Christmas Eve, not the main meals, but in between where you've got to say, nope, those cookies have been in my counter for a week, I don't need another one. So we got to give ourselves a little tough love to get there. And then, for those of you training for dopey, this is a great time. All those little extra training runs are going to add up. So if you want to get into the holidays and the new year feeling healthy and you want to survive the holidays, come join healthier you. It's my 12 week nutrition course. We're going to give you nutrition education, meal plans and all the tools so that you can take control of your health, whether it's weight loss, more energy or just eating better to sort of prevent some of those chronic diseases. We've got you. Go to gallowaycoursecom. Use the code podcast. We'll save a little money and I hope to see you at healthier you Athletes, listen up. It's mail call time.

Speaker 3:

Anounce a free present.

Speaker 1:

All right, thank you, Sarge. Today we're opening the mail bag to answer a question maybe a lot of you had from Wine and Dine Interesting.

Speaker 2:

Yes, that's right. It was certainly a question I had and we've gotten the answer and so much more. And we actually left today's guest Riley on the line, if you will, because I believe he might have been involved in this scenario. Riley, picture this. We've got Brandon up there. He's dressed as the dream catcher we always dream guy from Figment. Brandon's there and he's talking about this lovely story, how he was recently engaged. He's had a wonderful time and you asked where his fiance is and most of us heard it. As she was at sea, we were unaware if she was in the sea, left at sea or was a Disney Cruise Line cast member. Now I put this, someone posted this and Instagram attacked me, so I shared it and then I did a story saying like yeah, I'm sorry, I misheard, was concerned. I have never had as many Instagram story responses as people saying yes, we were all concerned for Brandon's fiance. Riley, you were there, you were first person to count. What did you hear?

Speaker 3:

I shared a similar vibe. There was an impulse of like is this a sociopath who has chosen this moment to confess to a very, very, very dark crime? A dark, it would have been the darkest episode in run Disney history that you literally had someone confessing to a crime live on camera with a mic in his face and thankfully it turned out not to be that, that she was just back in Coral Sea. And, by the way, that guy, have you seen those transformations?

Speaker 2:

So that's what he sent us, his story. He's, he's sent us his story. And he goes on to say because he, he, he laughed and then he said, ah, yeah, ha ha ha. He finished with her. I shared a photo to show everyone that she was not a fact in sea or at sea, but Brandon, who Riley alluded to in 2020, john, he weighed 430 pounds, 430 pounds. He never imagined being a runner. He decided it was time to make a change and he started walking and running with the goal one day of doing run Disney 2021 at wine. And I and he says he slowly ran his first run Disney weekend. He had a blast, did it by himself, didn't really know anybody. Over the next year, he became faster. He ran the Baltimore marathon in three hours and 41 minutes, which, for context, is faster than I've ever run a marathon. Now, I'm not a speed demon, but just for a little bit of context, that's sub four, that's, that's really. That's eight minute pace, uh. But more importantly, he said he started making friends in the local Florida run community and run Disney community. So he goes on to say that when he returned to wine and down a year later was strictly for fun. He was, he was. He bought into it, right, he was part of the fun. He did the dead last start, as some people do, which we won't comment on on you know with that, you know anything about that. But then he finished at a parking lot party and then he met the lovely woman left at sea, kelly. Met her online and they discovered they had mutual friends in the same run club. Yes, Riley.

Speaker 3:

Do you know who Kelly is? Kelly, you know Kayla, who is a vision impaired.

Speaker 2:

Yes, she'll be on our podcast and Kelly is her guy.

Speaker 3:

So talk about a small run Disney family, because we've been talking to Kayla. I've been talking to her for years and Kelly has been her guide for years. And that's Kelly is his brand as fiance.

Speaker 2:

Yes, so they. They met at run Disney and he says Disney marathon 2023 was her first marathon. They didn't run together cause he still had the goal of starting first and finishing last and she just wanted to run her race. But he says he waited for her and Epcot so they could share a kiss before finishing there and then they did the toy story 10 mother together and I had to shout this out because she was the one in the Taylor Swift Swift Zerg mashup that had all the ex-boyfriends made into targets, like you would find in Buzz Lightyear space ranger spin. So he had a lot of brilliant brilliant where he says it was only me who thought she was left at sea, but Brandon, we were all deeply concerned.

Speaker 1:

It's early, we don't have a lot of sleep, so things get confused easily. But you talked about being on a cruise and then you said where is she? She's like back at sea and we're like what are you really horrified?

Speaker 2:

And then later he kind of said, like over there at sea, and that's when I kind of interrupted and I was like wait a minute, you know, we figured this all out. Riley was also concerned. They are going to be getting married on April 6th in Disney, followed by a honeymoon race for spring time. Surprise. And he says Brandon says running has truly changed my life from being an unhealthy, unhappy guy to discovering my favorite hobby and favorite person. He owes it all to running and run Disney. So that's just, that's just one of the stories, riley, and I wanted you to hear it because you you know them both.

Speaker 3:

No, that's. That's very moving and I'm glad I was able to share with you guys the fact that that's who Kelly is. You know Kayla's guy. It's beautiful. We talk about it every single race where you're going to meet people, you're going to form lifelong friendships potentially or at least you have the opportunity to and again, I just couldn't be more proud of what we do and our very small role and how proud we are of every single athlete out there and telling their stories. They're just, they're an amazing. I call them a super organism of love, inclusion and empathy. That, to me, is what the run Disney family is, and Brandon and Kelly are obviously a great part of it.

Speaker 1:

And isn't it great. Brandon approached this just about. You know what? I've got to look after my health, obviously, and now he is like I met the woman that I love. I find this to be something that's going to be an ongoing thing in my life. It is pretty. It is pretty remarkable. Thank you for clearing all of that up. Next time I'd like to get to the bottom of the guy who has stairs in his kitchen. That that concerned me. I still. I still don't understand. No, I didn't train and we had so many people say they didn't train this weekend. I was a little concerned by that. And then the guy well, I didn't really have to, because I get my steps in, I cook and I get my steps in with all the stairs in the kitchen. So please email us so we can get to the bottom of that too.

Speaker 3:

Main kitchen's in the tunnel. He takes five flights of stairs up to the auxiliary kitchen, where they then plate and take the food out.

Speaker 2:

So it's not. It's a kitchen he works in, not in his home. That's what I was thinking.

Speaker 3:

No, no, he's talking about his job. He's a, he's a, he's an assistant sous chef and they do the majority of their work down in the tunnel to give too much Disney magic away. And then he takes five flights of stairs up. Maybe there's an option for an elevator, but that's his training is. He takes five flights of step back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, and that's how he trained for the half.

Speaker 2:

All right. Well, we'd still like to hear his point of view.

Speaker 3:

I think his name was James and he was the Enchanted Roads and not a table, All right.

Speaker 1:

Well, if you want to reach out to us, you have an inspirational story or you have a question, you can reach us at 321-GO podcast at gmailcom. We want to thank everybody, First of all my my, very, very good friend, Riley Claremont, for for for sitting in and everything that you do want to run Disney weekend on behalf of all of us here at 321-GO the podcast.

Speaker 3:

Thank you guys. See you in January. Merry Christmas, happy New Year, happy Thanksgiving.

Speaker 1:

Please keep listening. Please keep rating wherever you listen. Give us, give us a good rating. If you don't like the show, go away, do something else, find a hobby. Please don't give us a bad rating. We are trying the best that we possibly can to give you those inspirational stories to get you fired up about your running career or just just something positive to think on and talk about at a at a time when we don't. We don't get a lot of that Anything else. I should wrap with Karissa, because you normally do this and you're better than me.

Speaker 2:

No, that was a little wordy, but fantastic. So I'll do your part.

Speaker 1:

Bye See you next time everybody.

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