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The Fish Fry

The Fish Fry

By Courtney Young
Crack open a cold one, because it's Friday at the Fish Fry!
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Episode 5: Apple Cider Spice Mix Tasting
As we prep for the Virtual Run this fall, we have to choose the 2021 blend for Gourdy's Apple Cider Spice Mix. Join us as we taste 4 options and see if we have a clear winner (hint: we need your help!) Apple cider in the spring time. What a treat!  This episode was also recorded on video. We'll be posting it on our YouTube channel and IG TV next week, so check that out once it's live!
April 30, 2021
Episode 4: How to Plan a 5K
Ever dreamed of planning a 5K in your area? Wondering what all goes into it? Well, in today's episode, Erik and Courtney take a deep dive into the process and outline how you can plan your first race! From coming up with the initial idea to permits to race day, learn all the steps involved (and there are a ton!)
April 16, 2021
Episode 3: Nomad Life?
Friends have told us over the years that we lead a nomadic lifestyle. We aren't sure if we fully agree, so we decided to go offbeat today and outline our nomadic life. From how often we move to new cities, traveling to race events, and subsequently traveling for fun, sure, we are on the go a lot, but we think it's normal! Paws up, because we're movin' around in this episode of The Fish Fry! 
April 09, 2021
Episode 2: Dust Off Your Running Shoes
Spring has sprung and it's time to get back outside! This week, Erik and Courtney talk all things warm weather: running, cooking, drinking, and patios. Courtney ends the episode explaining her newfound pregnancy workouts and how to stay fit as a mom-to-be. If you're in the mood to enjoy the nicer temps, tune in!
April 02, 2021
Season 2, Episode 1: Launch Day!
We have a LIVE episode in honor of the launch day for Gourdy's Pumpkin Run! We answer questions you've submitted, chat all things GPR, and dive into some personal news from the co-founders!  We also had some technical issues and learned we need faster internet :) The podcast ends abruptly (thanks technology!), but not until near the end, so we're posting it anyways. Lesson learned for next time!
March 26, 2021
Episode 26: Pumpkin Beer and Halloween Candy Pairing
As we head into Halloween weekend, we thought it was the perfect time to do our second pumpkin beer tasting of the fall. And, in the spirit, we paired each one with some Halloween candy. Tune in today to see what our favorite East Coast pumpkin beers are and what paired well (or not so well) with them! *We also filmed this for our YouTube channel. Click here to watch it!*
October 30, 2020
Episode 25: Mid-Fall Review
We’re halfway through our season, so Erik and Courtney thought it was the perfect time for a mid-fall review. From what’s been happening at Sour Fish Events, what’s to come, a peek into 2021, and even some talk of Christmas!
October 23, 2020
Episode 24: International Day of the Girl
Courtney and Zoe get together to talk about International Day of the Girl, share their experiences in life and the industry as being a woman, and have a special guest from Girls on the Run to talk about how they are celebrating and empowering young girls today!
October 09, 2020
Episode 23: Live from Vermont!
We're coming at you live from Stowe, Vermont! As part of our welcoming of October series this week, we hit the road to visit one of the most picturesque towns during fall. We are going to keep the celebration alive this afternoon by having a virtual happy hour with you all via Facebook and Instagram. Today's topic will be a casual conversation about how to prepare for the changing season when it comes to running. From getting outdoors in the cooling temps to indoor options as well as nutrition tips, and much in between, we are two casual runners who want to share our ideas on how to prep and more so enjoy the transitional weather!
October 02, 2020
Episode 22: Our Fall Bucket List
Our favorite season is officially here! On this week's episode, we discuss our favorite things about this time of the year, what we're looking forward to doing out there, and going over our fall bucket list. Tune in today and get inspired for a fun season!
September 25, 2020
Episode 21: Pumpkin Beers!
True to our tagline of 'Crack open a cold one', we have a very festive and fun episode this week! Courtney and Erik are tasting eight different pumpkin beers during today's podcast. Tune in to hear what ones they loved and maybe some they didn't care for too much. Tough job, but someone has to do it...Only listen to episode 21 if you are 21+ years old.
September 11, 2020
Episode 20: Virtual Run 2020
We are on the cusp of the Virtual Run period starting, so we are chatting all things virtual this week! From how it works, uploading results, getting social, and even a surprise announcement at the end, this episode is a can't miss if you're running with us this fall.
August 28, 2020
Episode 19: What We've Been Up To
As the dog days of summer wear on, what's going on at Sour Fish Events? Lots! Tune in to learn everything from Gourdy's to Gobbles'!
August 14, 2020
Episode 18: The Interview
What makes the perfect burrito for Courtney? What is Erik's favorite place to travel? Tune in to 'The Interview' episode this week as your two hosts ask each other random questions, eliciting very candid answers. Perhaps the most off-the-wall episode yet, you're sure to learn a little bit about both of them, whether you like it or not...
August 07, 2020
Episode 17: Grateful
While we're nowhere close to Thanksgiving, the current pandemic has had some positive effects on us, one of which is allowing us time to reflect on what we're grateful for. Today's episode is all about the various things from both our personal life as well as work life that fill us with gratitude!
July 31, 2020
Episode 16: Starting From Scratch
We have an action packed episode this week! Listen as Courtney and Erik talk about how two people started their own small business with little money and built it from scratch. If you are thinking of beginning your own small business, this is a great episode to learn how to take the leap and gain even more inspiration!
July 24, 2020
Episode 15: Our Approach to Design
We take a lot of pride in how we design everything you see at Sour Fish Events. From the website to swag to advertisement, we are methodical. Learn the how and why behind it in this week's podcast, plus learn everything about the 2020 GPR medals!
July 10, 2020
Episode 14: Summertime
Happy 4th of July! Now that summer is well underway, Erik and Courtney look ahead to what they're each looking forward to doing over the next two months before fall arrives. From patio hopping to early morning runs, summertime is in full swing, and Sour Fish Events is here for it!
July 03, 2020
Episode 13: It's Our 8th Birthday!
Sour Fish Events celebrated its 8th birthday this week! Courtney & Erik dive into their top 8 memories from the past 8 years- from seeing the fake Northern Lights, to speaking at conferences… they want to talk about it. Tune in to listen to what they have to say and take a trip down memory lane!
June 26, 2020
Episode 12: Life on the Road
Want to know what it's like for us during event season? Listen to today's episode to learn all about life on the road at Sour Fish Events!
June 19, 2020
Episode 11: FAQs
This episode is all about the questions you guys ask us each week. We've compiled a list of FAQs and provide some quick hits as well as some in-depth answers. From what the course is like to how the Pumpkin Support League works, you're bound to learn something new by tuning in today!
June 12, 2020
Episode 10: Chatting with our National Charity Partner
On this week’s episode of The Fish Fry, Courtney and Erik dive into how the partnership with Girls on the Run International will work this year! Courtney interviews Girls on the Run’s Director of Development, Christina Traband, to discuss the impact this partnership will have on the girls and some of Christina’s favorite stories from her time with the organization.
June 05, 2020
Episode 9: Tough Pumpkin 101
This week is all about Tough Pumpkin! We chat up the history of the challenge, how it works, and the newly launched Tough Pumpkin at Home challenge. If you've ever wondered 'what the hen is Tough Pumpkin', tune in to this week's episode to get all the details!
May 29, 2020
Episode 8: The Food Episode
The episode you've been waiting for: food! Courtney and Erik talk their favorite foods they've had while traveling for the events over the last eight years. From wings in Gettysburg, oysters in Maine, and way too much pizza in between, hear what they enjoyed the most!
May 22, 2020
Episode 7: How to Plan a Race Part 2
Last week on the podcast, we started explaining how we plan one of our events. This week, we pick up where we left off and dive into pre-race week, race week, and post-race planning. Learn what happens the weeks and days leading up to race day in this week's episode of The Fish Fry!
May 15, 2020
Episode 6: How to Plan a Race
Want to plan a race? Or, just want to know our approach? Cool! This week on The Fish Fry, we discuss what keeps us busy all winter, spring, and summer in advance of our fall race season. From registration set-up to permits to marketing, Erik and Courtney provide a 'day in the life' view at Sour Fish Events!
May 08, 2020
Episode 5: What We're Looking Forward To
This week on The Fish Fry, Courtney & Erik share what they're looking forward to once the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. They also share some of the submissions you guys gave us on Instagram and Facebook. Tune in and get excited for what's on the other side of all of this!
May 01, 2020
Episode 4: Trip Down Memory Lane Part 2
This week on The Fish Fry, Courtney & Erik rehash some of their favorite memories from 2016-present. Venue visits, conferences, drinking cider in the sun… so many things from the past four years have left an impression! Tune in to see what they recall most and have enjoyed on the road while planning their next event season!
April 24, 2020
Episode 3: Trip Down Memory Lane
In this week’s episode, Courtney & Erik take you down memory lane. They discuss the early days of SFE with a focus on what they experienced on the road. Rattlesnakes? Yep. Dirty hotels? You betcha. And beer? Well sure, lotttssss of beer. Tune in to see what their crazy experiences were and what they learned from some of them!
April 17, 2020
Episode 2: Past to Present
In episode 2 of The Fish Fry, Courtney and Erik give a quick recap of last week's episode before bringing everyone up to speed on what has happened since. They discuss the decisions that were made to add more events, how things unfolded in the early years, and end with a conversation on moving to NYC during the current pandemic. Crack open a cold one, because Friday night is here and so is the Fish Fry!
April 10, 2020
Episode 1: Our Very First Event Ever!
In the first episode of The Fish Fry, Courtney and Erik dive into the story of their first event produced: The Great Pumpkin Run! They recount how the idea started, moving from their apartment in Chicago to Erik's dad's basement, planning for the event, and how race day went. If you love a good founders' story, this one will hit the spot. Crack open a cold beverage and enjoy learning how what is now known as Gourdy's Pumpkin Run came to be!
April 03, 2020