Monday, November 21, 2011

1000th post: A look back and a giveaway!


Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. - Walter Elliott

Alternate post title: “A Narcissistic Celebration of Me!”

As I press “publish”, this will be my 1000th post on this little blog that I started in October of 2007.  (Well, sort of. It is actually 1,004 but I don’t think that those 4 “tabs” should count)  When I started, I didn’t set out to create a website that has certainly become a part of me.  I like to think of my blog like a tapeworm.  Every so often I have to feed it or else I shrivel up and die.  But, in spite of my intentions - much like the Walter Elliott quote above, I didn’t write 1000 posts at a time.  I wrote each and every innuendo laden, toilet humor, irreverent post one at a time.  And here is a look back.

My blog started out as a collection of random thoughts that I had during my travels as a out of town management consultant.  The blog honestly didn’t have a focus, nor an audience for the first 2.5 years.  In fact, the tagline of the blog was “I am Boring: But if you are reading this, so are you!”.  The old URL (still active) was http://adamrisu.blogspot.com/  It represented my first name: Adam, my last initial: R, and my alma mater: Iowa State University.  I’d post about things I saw in the airport, or things that were going on in my life, and (even back then in those formative years) I’d blog about my running.  For example, here is a post within the first few months of my blog that talks about my training for my second marathon in Olathe, KS:

…..I am in week two of the training. So far it has been going pretty well. The interesting thing is that I am trying to pick up my speed. I ran the previous race with a pace of 9:07 min miles. I would LIKE to pick that up to around 8:00 min miles. We'll see how that goes - I have been able to do it for 6 miles so far, but I was pretty gassed at the end. Ironically, the issue isn't that I don't think that I can't do it, it is just that I am having a hard time getting my internal speedometer set to 8:00. I may just have to get a good treadmill after all.

As my life evolved, so did my blog.  It went from nearly all personal posts to posts that were 50% personal, 50% running.  I’d post HORRIBLY boring posts about each and every run that I did.  Not surprisingly, no one read them. June 17, 2008 a post titled 6/17 Run.  Snooooooze.

Switching to morning runs. They are much cooler while being much more humid (due to the cool moist air). Overall I had an OK run - 8:17 min pace, which is actually a bit faster than I wanted to go. I would have liked to stay a bit slower than that to give myself time to rest up. I'm going to try extra hard to take it easy on the Thursday run - which is another 3 miles. Gosh, I never thought that I would have to keep myself from running TOO fast......still very early I suppose.

Those horribly dry posts morphed into what my blog has now become:

The extra 7% is due to the fact that “candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”
Bonus points if you know what movie that is from

So, what horribly dry running posts couldn't capture, butterscotch ripple does.  Now I post about whatever is on top of my mind.  Sometimes that is running, other times it is about annoying things that I see around me, and more recently it is about family and how it is forever changing my life.  In short, my blog has morphed into what my life has become. An internal struggle to wear pants as little as possible. That is, it only has a few very selected filters and is a reflection of what I am doing - or rather what I am doing that I want to remember.

With that, I thought that I'd pull out a few favorite posts, Oprah style, answer some of the top questions I get asked, and give away some of my favorite shoes.   They're not even used!  My readers are soooo lucky....

Top 5 favorite posts: (Actually, 6) 
I’m a dad!    The first post after my son was born.  Why didn’t everyone tell me that having a son would change every aspect of my life?  Oh right, they did……. And I didn’t believe them.  Dang.  Next some moron will tell me that the edge of the world isn't on the horizon.  Idiots.

ABC easy as MEME  Most fit-fluential award, mommy top blogger, sugar on top award. . . . There is seriously not an internet meme that I have seen that I haven’t liked.  If you’re looking for someone to tag (and link back) tag me and email me!!

Mcmillian Race Calculator: Boston Marathon edition:  Just when I thought that a 3:10 marathon was within my reach, Boston changes it to 3:05.  Bastards.  Whatever, their race, their rules, my obsession.

Operation GYAMA:  During the Rock and Roll New Orleans marathon, I strained a ligament in my foot which put me out of action for 6 weeks.  This post was ALL about not using my foot as an excuse and getting in whatever workout I could.  Get Your Ass Moving Anyway.  GYAMA.

Bikram Yoga:  Hot, sweaty, sultry, bendy, yoga.  I literally sweat’d enough to wring out my towel – and I have the pictures to prove it.

Fitness Magazine:  If there is one post that I go back to and laugh at, it is this one.  I actually still get Fitness Magazine.


Top 5 questions I’m asked about my blog:
Where do you get the ideas for posts?
Most people THINK that it is on my runs. It isn't though - anything that I think about while running I always forget.  So, I normally try to think about as little as possible while I run.  Most of my really good blog posts come while in the shower.

How long does a post take to write?
Ugh, I swear to god THIS post has taken hours....  Normally a post takes around an hour by the time I steal find all of the random pictures online, etc.  The one thing that most people get wrong is that they think I go back and add all of the strike throughs and "that's what she saids" after the fact. I usually just sit down and start typing and they flow out of my brain like everything else.

Who takes all of those pictures of you on your blog? (and then after finding out it is my wife) HOW do you actually convince her to take them?!
My wife takes 75% of the pictures that are posted of me on my blog.  Just like in our marriage, I've used repetition and bribery to get her to take the pictures that I couldn't figure out how to take with the self timer. "Come on, just take my picture and we can go to your crappy girl movie tonight"

I have a blog/tumbler/twitter/facebook fan page, how do I get more readers?
You want the truth?  The REAL truth!? There are two options here (as I see it).
Option #1: Dive in heads first.  Be that guy/girl that posts 3x a day, updates twitter every 10 minutes, and most importantly comment on other people's blog's / twitter.  How are people going to find you if they don't know who you are?  Honestly, I've seen VERY popular blogs that are VERY uninspiring/boring with huge followings.  The above is the only think that I can think that got them there.  Oh, giveaways don't hurt either (see below!)
Option #2: This may sound horribly simplistic, but write/tweet/post what interests you.  There are at least 12 (maybe 13) people who are on the internet.  Odds are if you are interested in something then someone else is interested in it as well.  Don't try to be all things to all people, focus on a niche and milk it for all it is worth.  (This is the option that I'd like to think that I used. I used the irreverent blogger, but VERY serious runner route.  Yeah, I like to have fun and mock things on my blog, but I also run my tempo runs balls out, ran 70 miles per week twice during my last training cycle, and have ran 14 marathons.  So, there is that.)

Why is it called The Boring Runner?
Simple.  Because running is horribly HORRIBLY boring.  Seriously, think about it from a non-runner's perspective.  It is honestly just falling forwards very quickly  Left, right, left, right... over and over.  Basically, this blog is my attempt at proving (to no one in particular) that you can indeed talk about something that is simple and make it interesting.

A few Injuries:
I was recently chatting with a friend who was amazed at finding out that I was previously a very VERY injury prone runner.  I ran my slow runs too fast and ran through wayy too much pain.  I did a 10 min search on my blog and was able to find just a few examples of the issues I've had.  Honestly, I just didn't want to read through any more of those dull daily run reports - there are LOTS more out there!
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2008/06/618-run.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2009/09/beach-cures-all.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2009/10/stress-fracture.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2009/12/shin-splints.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2010/03/blogger-meetup-ouch.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2010/03/doctor-visit.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2010/03/monday-mri-odds-and-ends.html
http://www.theboringrunner.com/2010/09/hip-flexors-im-benched.html

Giveaway!:
As promised, as a thank you for getting this far, I'm going to give away (completely self funded, non-swag, I have no ties to Brooks what so ever) not one but TWO pairs of my favorite brand of shoe ever.  BROOKS!

There are a few running brands that I am loyal to, and Brooks shoes is one of them.  Here is an example of what I mean to the right.  I took this picture of my closet 10 minutes ago.  Right now, I have no fewer than 8 boxes of Brooks shoes.

I know what you're thinking...  "Blah blah blah, how do I win??"  Well, HERE is how!  Multiple ways to win, just post a comment for each way you enter. (What would a giveaway be without some WORK)

  • Follow my blog +1
  • Follow me on twitter +1
  • Post about my 1000th post on your blog, twitter, facebook, etc +however many you want.  If you post it on twitter - make sure to tag me @TheBoringRunner
  • Let me know what your favorite part of ANY running blog. Mine, someone else's, whatever! +1
I'll pick a winner from all entries collected through Sunday Nov 27th.


Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race -Calvin Coolidge.  

With that, I’m not sure what my blog has solved, but I’m willing to take the next 1,000 posts to trying to solve something.

266 comments:

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Maggie said...

OOH! I get to be first? Yay!

I love running blogs when things go wrong. It makes me feel so much better!

Congrats!!

And I follow you like a stalker.

*sigh*

Rena @milehogger.blogspot.com said...

I follow your blog.

Kim said...

I follow your bloggity blog =) Congrats on 1000!!!

Kim said...

I'm following you on Twitter! @oowidescrnoo

girlevolving.com said...

I follow you!

Kim said...

I tweeted and tagged you in it :)

Rena @milehogger.blogspot.com said...

Oh, and my favorite part of running blogs are reading about the bits and pieces of the writer's life. I get inspired by the fact that people fit in running to their busy lives.

MotherRunner said...

Congrats on 1,000! I follow.

girlevolving.com said...

I follow you on twitter!

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Wow, great giveaway!

I'm a follower :)

girlevolving.com said...

I tweeted!

C2Iowa said...

Willy Wonka

Kim said...

I love product reviews (I'm a huge sucker for buying things that have great reviews) and learning how others are coping with different injuries. I'm also a big fan of stalking other's training progress...huge motivational factor to get me out and run when I'm not feeling it.

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

My fave part of YOUR blog is that I think you are actually and probably in real life funny. You crack me up. And you quote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so that's always a good thing!

girlevolving.com said...

I love the general motivation I get from running blogs - reading ideas for workouts, commiserating on terrible runs and injuries, getting inspired by great runs and great attitudes!

Scallywag said...

AHAHAHA. I love giveaways (that was my evil laugh).

1) I follow your blog...

Scallywag said...

2) I follow you on twitter already!...

Kim said...

I added your giveaway to my blog!

livingdomestically.blogspot.com

Elle said...

New follower here!

Great blog. Glad I found you.

Robyn said...

I follow your blog and would love some shoes!

C2Iowa said...

I follow.

btw - we need to talk about Olathe, KS. It's going to be my 2nd marathon; signed up for nxt yr. Send me message or call. Thanks

Scallywag said...

3) I pretty much stal... Wait, erm I mean, I tweeted!

"@TheBoringRunner just posted his 1,000th blog! Either he has too much free time or he cant be as boring as he thinks he is..."

...

P1t0 said...

Your blog is one of my favorites... I'm a follower BTW...

Katie said...

Adam! I just read through all your injury links and they actually gave me a lot of hope. If you can experience all of that (I've had most of it) and run your balls off, so can I.

OBVIOUSLY, I'd follow you anywhere.

P1t0 said...

I now follow you on twitter.

Katie said...

Even on twitter.

Robyn said...

Favorite running blog? I have fun reading The Athena Diaries (athenadiaries.blogspot.com), being a slow and persistent runner myself!

Elle said...

And I follow you on Twitter, too.

@eatrunsail

Katie said...

Race reports are my FAVE thing about blogs. Mm, delicious.

Scotty said...

I follow you blog.

Scallywag said...

4) My favourite thing about running blogs is... its like facebook with the life stalkery aspect, BUT bloggers are putting their lives out there so I dont have to feel like a creep for following every detail of their existence and I get to feel like if we met we'd be BEST FRIENDS.

Oh, and the running info, totally the running info...

Scotty said...

I follow you on Twitter also.

Elle said...

I tweeted about your 1000th post.
@eatrunsail

Kandi said...

I follow your blog.

Kandi said...

I also follow you on twitter.

Elle said...

I like to read about training, product reviews and little insights into people's progress.

Laura said...

Question: do we get two pairs of Brooks shoes of our choice, or two pairs of used Brooks' shoes from your closet? Just wondering... ;)

Kandi said...

I like when running blogs are real and down to earth. It's nice to be able to relate to how other people are feelilng during their training and after races. It's also VERY inspiring.

Scotty said...

I posted about your blog on my Twitter also.

Kandi said...

I tweeted.

Kelly said...

I follow your blog and twitter. And my phone thinks twitter should me called Geoffrey. Awesome. Happy 1,000 posts!

Ax said...

I already follow you, dude!

Ax said...

I don't use twitter, but if I did, I would for sure follow you.

Vegan on a Shoestring said...

I follow your blog

Vegan on a Shoestring said...

My favorite part of any running blog is when the blogger writes a motivating post about the spirit of running, and of keeping running when any excuse creeps its dirty head around.

Ax said...

I shared you on my facebook page.

Free Garmin Forerunner said...

Dude, my favorite part of blogs is where people give away stuff, like a Free Garmin Forerunner. (Sorry for trying to hi-jack your readers)

Actually, one of my favorite things is actually meeting the people behind the blog. Keep up the great, non-boring blog.

Ax said...

I shared you on my cross country team's facebook page.

Ax said...

I shared you on dailymile.

Ax said...

I love short blog posts. ;-) I'll keep reading if there's a give away, which I also love. I also like bloggy get-together/races! Can't wait for the next FYTO 5k!

Chris K said...

Three points for me. I take exception to your pie chart as humor should be in 99& of all content. My favorite part of your blog is when you post pictures of you without a shirt. You are a pec machine! Speaking of Iowa State....woo wee. I love BCS Busting.

Good luck tonight. You'll need it.

RIP Chargers.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i follow your blog..

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

i follow you on twitter!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

My favorite part of other people's running blogs: race reports. I LOVE them. I live vicariously through other people right now. ;)

Chicken said...

You forgot 93% perspiration (says Wonka himself), but I figured it was mixed in with the running, life, travel, and humor!

I follow, I don't tweet, I'll post about your post, I love your humor, but I really love SUAR's pooping and farting stories too...but more importantly HOW ABOUT THOSE CYCLONES!! Oklahoma State never saw them coming!! Amazing football!

Did I mention that Brooks is also MY favorite brand of shoe?

Beth S. said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Beth S. said...

I already follow you on Twitter! :-)

Beth S. said...

My favorite part of a running blog honestly changes depending on my mood. I enjoy reading some for the training or nutrition advice, and some I like to read when I need a good laugh.

Beth S. said...

Btw, congrats on the 1000th post! And I posted it on Twitter. :-)

{lifeasa}RunningMom said...

I follow your blog.

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

I thought the URL was adam r is u was thinking you were really deep and introverted and then you went and ruined it by telling us it was ISU (-:

Congrats on the 1000th post, that is a lot dude- well done.

Don't enter me in the contest. I got at least 8 boxes of Brooks shoes in my closet also - let someone else enjoy the goodness that is Brooks!

Rachel said...

I follow your blog and I am so glad I do!

Rachel said...

One thing I love is someone with a sense of humor (and that does include you by the way)

I have a hard time reading blogs that are so serious all the time.

Congrats on 1,000 posts! That is a lot of words.

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow you!!

Caratunk Girl said...

On twitter too!

Running Ryan said...

Your the one blog i check almost everyday. You crack me up. I literally laugh out loud when i read your posts.

I follow here and on twitter.

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I've been following you for awhile. Yeah, that creepy feeling you get like someone's watching? It's me.

Hi! I'm Erin said...

I think my favorite part about your blog is that you tell it like it is without getting too emo about it. Whether it's running, parenthood, traveling, etc.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Looking forward to the next 1000 - hope you solve something too!

Maggie said...

I follow your blog

Maggie said...

I follow you on Twitter

Maggie said...

I posted a link on my blog's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=295445090478703&id=217325424989179

Maggie said...

My favorite part of any blog is when The Angry Runner gets annoyed by something and then blogs about it in a funny-cause-it's-true way. Which is ... every post: http://angryrunner.wordpress.com/

XLMIC said...

I follow your boring-ass blog.

XLMIC said...

I follow your twitty tweets.

XLMIC said...

My favorite part of running blogs is the intrigue. The more intrigue, the better.

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

I love reading other runners blog. They give me motivation to try and do something that is way out of my comfort zone. Plus when I think only that crap happens to on my runs,the next day I will be reading about someone else that has the same issues. I love talking about running. You become obsessed with it.

Patty T said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Patty T said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Patty T said...

I posted this on Twitter. If you want to make sure I'm not lying and didn't see your tag here is the link.

https://twitter.com/#!/POquist/status/138747928956239872

Patty T said...

My favorite part of any blog is the writer's sarcasm. I love your humor and your Funny Foto Friday. Makes me hate being at work on Fridays a little less.

Kristin said...

I follow your blog!

Kristin said...

My favorite part of running blogs are: race report, injury report and gear reviews.

Amanda Crawford said...

I follow your blog!

Angie Bee said...

I follow! yes I am a barefoot runner that likes shoes, crazy but true! I want to try the brooks minimal she!

Amanda Crawford said...

...and I most enjoy the narcissistic celebration/self-deprecating humour. Give me MORE minutiae! And I vicariously enjoy reading tales of your speedy speedy times at the same time as I am very very jealous.

Sweetie said...

I follow you blog and, amazingly, it is one of the ones I read regularly

Angie Bee said...

I love other runners blogs. Makes me feel less crazy and runners are just plain ol good people.

Angie Bee said...

I follow you on twitter
@barefootangieb

Sweetie said...

What I love about running blogs is they reinforce that everyone, including expert runners, have "those" days

Angie Bee said...

I posted to Facebook and twitter

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

I follow!

Emz said...

I blog follow!!

Emz said...

I twitter stalk

Emz said...

Willy wonka!!
Liquor is quicker.
Bonus.
Boni.

Emz said...

Fav part of a blog.
The silly crap & the make you think crap.
Thank you to you & SUAR for this. ;)

Emz said...

Tweeted your giveaway @runemz

ajh said...

I"m a follower.

ajh said...

I like race reports, pictures, back and forth comments, lol humor, more about the person - not just running.

Tricia said...

I follow your blog

Tricia said...

and on twitter

Tricia said...

and spread the word on twitter

Tricia said...

my favorite part of running blogs are race reports. I know thats silly since not everyone races...and racing isnt even necessary for a runner (talking to myself) but I devour race reports for dinner. Along with candy corn.

Caroline said...

I follow your blog

Caroline said...

I follow you on twitter

CJ said...

Blog follower, because every couple of days it makes me go: "Huh! Right?"

CJ said...

What I like in a running blog is motivation--to try something new, to set a new goal, to get out on the road when my personal motivation level is a little low.

Jen said...

Congrats! I follow your blog!

Jen said...

I also stalk (I mean follow) you on twitter!

Jen said...

I am going to tweet about this post right now!

Jen said...

My favorite part of your blog is your sense of humor.

RunningLaur said...

so you have over 100 comments and only one person has said
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!?!! Shows how much people actually read the boring non giveaway part of your post :P
I'll decline from the running shoe giveaway, because, well, I have a million pairs of shoes.

Laurie said...

I follow along. That's +1 for me. Sweet.

Laurie said...

And favorite part of any running blog? Sorry to say, it isn't yours (although I am a fan). The posts that I generally dig the most are the adventure race reports at www.havedentalflosswilltravel.com
Mostly because I can sort of relate because AR is awesome but also because I sort of can't since her team is a bit (ok, a shit-ton) better than mine. And hardly anyone else writes about adventure racing.

Pam said...

Of COURSE I follow your blog. It's only one of my very favorites. :)

Pam said...

I just posted about your 1000th post giveaway on my sidebar.

Pam said...

My favorite part of any running blog is hearing about other people's shitty runs. Misery loves company.

Shawn said...

Definitely in my top 1000 blogs...just jokes eh (its a Canadian thing)

Congrats Adam...always puts a smile on my mug!

Thanx!!!!

Sheina T. said...

I follow your blog!

Sheina T. said...

I follow you on twitter.

Sheina T. said...

I blogged about your 1000th blog post at:

realhousewifeoflasvegas.blogspot.com

Sheina T. said...

My favorite thing about your blog and SUAR's blog is that you guys talk about poop as much as me!

Thinktink said...

I love your blog! I'm following it/you!

Thinktink said...

Posted on Twitter about your blog and contest.

Thinktink said...

And posted about your blog and contest on Facebook.

Sheina T. said...

I wrote about your 1000th post on DM!

Sheina T. said...

I FBed about your 1000th post!

Sheina T. said...

I tweated about your 1000th post!

Mike said...

I follow you on twitter and follow your blog. I'm also an Iowa State grad, do I get an extra entry for that? How about that big football win Saturday?

My favorite post of yours is the one where you are being chicked by a kid. I chuckled out loud at that one.

Paul Molnar said...

I follow your blog. (It's true, I just started)

Paul Molnar said...

I now follow you on twitter. (@reluctanthippie)

Paul Molnar said...

I Tweeted about your 1000th post (and giveaway)

Paul Molnar said...

My favorite part of the running blogs is getting the hands on reviews, commentary and experience of other athletes. I'm pretty new to running so I really enjoy hearing things that other runners have gone through.

TriMOEngr said...

Follow your blog and find you anything but boring.

TriMOEngr said...

Favorite part of yours (and some other) running blogs is the humor. But I also love the thought that at one time nearly every blogger out there wasn't fast and that someday maybe I could be fast too. And most didn't start out running long distances, but that someday maybe I could go long too. And I'm not above gawking at cute baby pics (yours and Steve in a Speedo both have some cute babies!)

ptg said...

I think you know I'm a follower of your blog, right??

ptg said...

Oh, and I'm pretty sure I follow you on twitter...

ptg said...

Tweeted now!

Hannah said...

I follow your blog already!

Hannah said...

I ALSO follow you on twitter, you are awesome.

ptg said...

My favorite part of running blogs is how they keep it real...talking about the GI issues, the poops, the sweats, the dehydration, the HARD part of running and the wonderul part of running too. Sometimes when you're the only runner in a house or family full of non-runners, you don't know if what you're feeling/going through is normal. It's nice to know it is.

Hannah said...

I tweeted about your contest.

Hannah said...

My favorite part of any running blog is hearing about stuff that goes WRONG so I can learn from it. Also when people work really hard and throw up or poop themselves.

Shanti said...

I follow your blog!

Shanti said...

And twitter too! @brigid23

Carrie said...

I love running blogs - you are so right, we are incredibly boring. But, you add some awesome humor that keeps us coming back.

I'm a follower - pick me.

Carrie said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Sue's Ramblings said...

I'm a follower!

Carrie said...

I posted a link on my blog. Happy 1000th post.

Carrie said...

My favorite part about running blogs is that we all get to be boring together.. then there are people like you who make it hilarious at the same time. Thanks!

pensive said...

Stalking you all over the place, yo!

And my favorite part of running blogs? Reading when someone else has already conquered the foe I am attempting to vanquish. Makes me believe six impossible things before breakfast. Or two after dessert.

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

I follow.

Dina @ DinaRuns said...

I follow you on twitter.

Scallywag said...

5) I posted about your giveaway on my blog at:
http://cadsandscallywags.blogspot.com/

I said, "ALSO! The deeply snazzy man that is 'The Boring Runner' is giving away 2 pairs of Brooks shoes that aren't even second hand. What a man. Plus hes funny as heck! If you ever wanted to see a man on the toilet, you can now do so under the guise of 'reading running blogs'. Enjoy."

abbi said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

abbi said...

I posted a link to your 1000th post on my blog!

abbi said...

I love my running blogs - they keep me motivated, there's tons of inspiring people and some are quite funny - yours fits all those!

Runners Fuel said...

I folow your blog!!

Runners Fuel said...

Already follow you on Twitter

Runners Fuel said...

Myfavorite part of any blog is the way people don't take thing too serious and everyone learns from mistakes dn kind of jokes about things and shows how they go where they are now.

Runners Fuel said...

Posted on Twitter

Daniela said...

Congratulations on your 1004 post! May your next 1004 posts be as boring (and entertaining) as your first.
I follow many running blogs and my favourite parts to read about are the race recaps and product reviews.

Scrappytbear said...

That's awesome,1000 posts! Im not even sure how to check that :) I follow your blog regularly!

Scrappytbear said...

O yes and I follow on Twitter too!

Deb said...

Am a follower! Congrats on 1000 posts!!

Deb said...

Commented about your 1000 post on FB!

Deb said...

I love the blogs that are can be funny and serious at the same time. That seems odd you say, well remember M*A*S*H?? (Many of you are probably too young) Loved that TV series for that. Adam, you to a great job of it! Thanks and here is to another 1000 posts!

Mary said...

I follow you

Mary said...

i now follow you on twitter

Mary said...

Our kids are about the same age so i enjoy seeing my child isn't the only one doing strange things.
I also use blogs as a way to motivate me to get my butt in motion

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Free shoes are for pussies.

Mary said...

I talked about you on my blog
http://alittleofthis-mary.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaways-in-blog-land.html

Denise said...

Race reports are my favorite part of running blogs. They've helped me create crazy end of 2011/beginning of 2012 race schedule. And I get to live vicariously through those that run super fast and do races that'll never be in my vocab such as Boston.

BrianFlash said...

I would love to post a congradulatory comment on your blog but I don't want to win one of those snazzy pairs of shoes. See, I'm going barefoot/minimalist and I don't need the footware.

Denise said...

Now following you on Twitter!

Lisa said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader (sorry if this is a double-comment, the form is acting funny).

Lisa said...

Following you on Twitter now. (And I'll admit, the only reason I even have a Twitter account is for contests.)

Lisa said...

My favorite thing about running blogs is the race reports.

51feetunder said...

I read your blog (obviously) +1

What I like best: the inappropriate humour, and the fact that Adam answered my training question in a quick and personable manner before I could bitch about him on my blog (which you should all read because it’s awesome). +1

Oh and I’ll totally blog post about your 1000th (read my blog!...See? Persistence! Just like in your post!)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i have tried to go with the be totally boring but post a million times route...ok not really, I hope.

I am a follower

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i tweet stalk you

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i twittered

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

favorite part of yours is the bizarre humor mostly because i think you say what many of us randomly think and then forget.

favorite part of blogging in general is being able to talk about running non-stop with other people who like totalk about it

Sarah Grace said...

I follow your blog!

Sarah Grace said...

Favorite part of running blogs: following other runners' progress- seeing that it's real. And, having a community to share the running talk with, because my friends and coworkers get SICK of hearing it from me! ha!

Sara said...

Following you!

Sara said...

I follow you on the twitter @runaroundsara

Sara said...

Tweeted & tagged via @runaroundsara

Sara said...

My fave part about running blogs is getting tips and tricks from people who have been running for a long time! Helps me make myself better!

Sara said...

Oh and "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker"

One of my fave movies! - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Indigo said...

I already follow you on twitter .... and I don't EVEN KNOW what to think about your Fitness magazine addiction..... ;) Dude, you have zero shame. And are you wearing green panties????

Indigo said...

My favorite part of ANY running blog, yours included is when people keep it real. AND when they agree to come on my podcast and be my guinea pig guest. :)

Suz and Allan said...

Follow your blog!

Suz and Allan said...

Follow you on twitter-I'm Suz4AU0608

Suz and Allan said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Suz4AU0608/status/139196469424029696

Suz and Allan said...

I just love to hear people's honesty. I know that things aren't always sunshine and rainbows so it's nice to hear about other people's struggles too!

Suza said...

Honestly, ignore this comment for the giveaway.
But I just wanted to say that I think I found your blog through the podcast and I think I emailed you once and you were really nice to reply back :)

Christine said...

I follow you!

Christine said...

I am now following you on twitter.

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