Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Milestone, And Giveaways

Last week sometime, I cracked the 800-post mark. I can't believe I've cranked out 800 posts on this here blog.

Luckily, not everyone has had to suffer through all 800. I think the first 100 or so, I wrote to one reader, and then slowly but surely I got a decent following and some awesome readers and my readership continued to grow. I'm not one of the blogs with a massive following but that's fine. I like the followers I have and the blogs I follow (and there are probably many blogs I don't follow that I should, and that I could learn a thing or two from).

I would love to have a giveaway to commemorate the milestone but alas have not yet figured out what would make a good giveaway. I'm sure I will do something at some point... well, actually I'm not sure, but I have had some ideas, but they've all been kinda lame ideas so they've not gotten past the idea stage.

As always when I get to these milestone posts, I'd like to give you the chance to tell me what you like about the blog, what you don't like about it, what you would like to see more of, less of, etc. Don't be shy! I value all of your comments and feedback.


If you haven't checked out these giveaways, do so now.

Moore On Running - Noah of Moore On Running is giving away an awesome pair of socks. Now, you might think socks are just like, whatever, any sock will do when you run. But you'd be surprised what a bad pair of socks will do to a run. Think about it, your feet are pounding along, carrying you along the way, supporting all of your weight, and if you have a bad pair of socks, it can constantly be on your mind.

I thought price was a good indicator of good socks, so when I bought new shoes last August I splurged and bought a nine-dollar pair of socks. Long ago, it was relegated to being worn on only runs of five miles or less. They are too thin, and my feet would hurt more after wearing those socks on a 10- or 12-mile run than any other pair I had. Ugh.

Anyway, Noah's giveaway is for a pair of socks from a company called Feetures! (the exclamation mark is part of their name :) ). Check out that company here. And check out Noah's blog. He also lost a ton of weight and ran a marathon. And recently he broke the 50-minute mark for a 10K, finishing in under 49 minutes!

Fat Wuz Here: Amanda of Fat Wuz Here is giving away a foam roller! Awesome. Check it out here.

I have a foam roller but I don't use it that much. I am bad about that. Foam rollers are essential in helping relieve IT band issues, which can be detrimental to any runner. And really, it doesn't take much effort to just get the foam roller out and do it.

Anyway, check out Amanda's blog as well. She's down some 70 pounds and has more losing to go.


tahoegirl said...

a foam roller is on my list of things to buy this week! i found the BEST pair of socks ever. they are made by Darn Tough and they are merino wool, low cut runner socks that have cushion! YAY for cushion. i love them so much. they are pricey -- i think they were like $13 but they are so worth it.

Mark said...

Well, you could always write more about Disney. :)

Seriously, I always look forward to your posts no matter what they are about. Congrats on another milestone. I wonder how many posts I have done over the years.

Lisa said...

Congrats on 800! Wow, that's a lot of writing.

Keep on doing what you are doing. I enjoy your blog and all of your running insights.

Jephy's Mom said...

Congratulations LB. I agree with Mark and Lisa - you don't need to change a thing.

Michelle said...

Congrats on 800!

Raoulysgirl said...

Congratulations on 800! Wow! I am truly in awe!!!

As for what to write about, I gotta say...I may not always comment, but I always enjoy reading about your journey (and journeys!).

To the next 800!!!

Amanda said...

Yay for 800, that's great! Thank you for the link :)

Arizona Mamma said...

Best thing I can tell you is to just stay true to you and don't try to please everyone else. If you continue to write about what you enjoy, others who share your interests will gravitate to you, and it makes it all around a more pleasant blogging experience ;)

Willoughby said...

Wow, 800 posts! Congrats!

I don't think you need to change a thing about your blog (although I'm still waiting for the helmet cam).

Moore On Running said...

Thanks for the shout out!

800 posts is incredible!