Tina is self-styled outdoor fitness pioneer living in the Bay Area and has a show about fitness and the interconnection between the body, mind, emotions, spirit and the environment. The people at the show had seen my story and wanted to have me on to share my experiences over the last year.
I thought it sounded like fun so gladly accepted the invitation and met up with Tina in the small radio studio where she records the show in San Francisco on Thursday. I wasn’t sure what to expect, given I hadn’t done this kind of thing before, but it proved to be quite painless.
I joined Tina in the sound proofed room she recorded in and the first thing that hit me when I closed the door was how quiet it was, no background noise at all…quite spooky really. I sat down and chatted with Tina while Scott Cutty, the producer, got the sound levels adjusted. Then we kicked of the first of two six-minute segments recording directly to tape for the show. I figured there’d
be some prep time to go over questions and stuff but we just launched straight in to things as Tina asked me to explain what paragliding was…and then she regale me with a story of an old boyfriend who was also into paragliding back in the early days and how one day his canopy had a collapse, got twisted and spiraled into the ground, luckily he survived! It’s a small world.
I’m hoping I can get a copy of the segments to post on my blog after the show airs.