Amal asked me if I might like to do a podcast about The Walk, the smartphone game that made us become international exercise partners. Really! We started playing and then we couldn’t stop texting each other and wanting to exercise together from afar. Obviously, I said yes to the podcast idea! I also dragged my awesome friend Layla into the mix. Layla’s never played the game before, so we’re going to have a lot of fun getting her first impressions as we play through.
In addition to the podcast, you can come back to this blog for general updates on exercise, or whatever we’re excited about at the moment. We may also be inviting guest posters to chime in from time to time. Basically, this blog and podcast are born of fun, a way to unwind and be less formal than we might be in our daily professional lives (and if you want to know more about those, check out our about page!).
At science fiction conventions, sometimes groups of people will get together to hit the hotel gym. Over weights, swimming, or other exercises, we’ll have fun and fascinating conversations about the things that have excited us and made us think. We jokingly call these sessions GymCon, and that’s what we want this blog to be: virtual GymCon for all our exercise and general geekery needs!
We’re ramping up slowly, so the podcast probably won’t start for a few more weeks, but we’ll be blogging before then, and you have plenty of time to download the app and play along with us if you’d like to. We’ll let you know as we get closer to our podcast launch and know more about our walking schedule!