This is seriously sweet.
It’s National Running Day and Canadian Running magazine just published a piece on inspirational blogs. Among them? Sub-three.
Honestly, I’m not sure how inspirational I am. I’ve spent a lot of time whining about having plantar, spilled a bit of ink writing on peoples’ shoes, and published and linked to a lot of stories, ranging from controversial to the just plain strange.
I’ve written about running naked, Steve Prefontaine’s Garmin (check it out), races at the North Pole, spats between bloggers and more.
If that inspires you, run harder!
In fact, I’d like to think my readers are not faint of heart, but game for anything running-related. Really, the recent piece about the phallic medals at an Irish marathon was a little off-beat.
Thanks for hanging in there, folks. It will only get odder, I assure you. Indeed, maybe I’ll be able carve out a niche as the Hunter S. Thompson of the running world.
In fact, I can see it now: my attorney – a 300-pound Samoan (but, man, can he run) and I, pounding along the strip during the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon when, at mile 20, the drugs kick in. Suddenly we’re racing a herd of Republican lizards in the desert and the water stops only have tequila and I’m over budget, late for deadline, over-extended, but have all the alcohol and firearms I could ever need.
Got carried away there for a second. But if I ever run Las Vegas, that’s how it will totally be, baby!
Okay. I’m okay now. Seriously. Our regular programming resumes now.
I’d like to thank Canadian Running’s blogger, Noel Paine, for including me in the list. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/Khg6u6
I’m honored to be included in the list, which includes world record joggler Michal Kaprel, Sweat Science columnist Alex Hutchinson, and Allison Mowat, whose blog on gear, and gratefulness (check out her column on Tuesdays about thankfulness) is found on my blogroll.
My promise to you: I will continue to write about incredible races to run, ask runners to dissect their shoes and tell you why they like them or not, bring you the week’s top running stories, connect you to gear I believe is worthwhile, and blog about my own running journey.
You know what I’m going to say now – but I still have to say it: Thanks for reading!