8 miles tempo / 1:08 / 8:30 avg pace
*Tempo miles: 7:45, 8:00, 8:00, 7:54, 8:00. This heat is going to kill me.
Aron tagged me to participate in the 7 Links post circling blogland right now. Here goes!
My Most Beautiful Post
I generally shy away from the mushy gushy but I guess my What Is A Runner post would be the most beautiful?
My Most Popular Post
This is easy. It would definitely be my Weight Gain and Marathon Training post. It gets a few views each day. And then people proceed to check out my pictures to get a good glimpse of me!
My Most Controversial Post
Since this is a running blog, topics don’t get too heated. This wasn’t controversial on my end but my Weight Gain and Marathon Training post was mentioned as what not to do on (what I consider) a pro-anorexia blog. So disturbing. These girls were using running as a way to lose weight quickly without much eating. Needless to say, my post on gaining weight was probably horrifying to them. The blogger went so far as to say “I don’t want to be like this girl…” That girl being me and my sweet tooth!
My Most Helpful Post
I think that would be My Advice For Newbie Runners.
A Post Whose Success Surprised Me
I wouldn’t say this was super successful but I didn’t think anyone would comment when I posted about my Running Pet Peeves. Ha! The comments were hysterical. Apparently, I’m not alone!
A Post I Feel Didn’t Get The Attention It Deserved
This wasn’t a fantastic post or anything but I was a relatively new blogger and wrote a post called One Year Older, One Year Wiser back in February. I got 3 comments…from close friends!
A Post I’m Most Proud Of
It wasn’t the post I was proud of but the race results from my Memorial Day 5K (5th Overall Female & 3rd in Age Group). I hate 5Ks (I’m not fast), it was hot, I ran terribly, and – for the first time ever – I placed in a race!
Now I am supposed to tag 5 people to participate in 7 Links. Tag you’re it…
Claire at the fight and flight response
Cindi at Runnin’ From The Law
Keri at The Blue-Eyed Runner
Rachel at Run Around My Blog
Holly at Pink Runner
Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner says
Thank you!!! I am going to go back and catch up on these posts!!!!
Tessa @ Amazing Asset says
I am going to catch up on these posts! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I’m about to read your marathon weight gain post, since I am having an ultramarathon weight gain issue right now! How did you ever find out it was on that blog? I can’t believe that! Placing in your age group is excellent, good for you!
I was getting a lot of traffic from this blog I didn’t recognize. I clicked on it and was shocked at the content. So sad.
What a great post! On Lili’s next nap, you know what I will be doing… Reading these posts.
Also, I have to add, I applaud you on getting a speedy tempo run in despite this heatwave we’re having. Seriously, I would be using that as an excuse, “Tempo run turned easy run due to heat conditions!” Watch, in two months I’ll be using the, “I’m slow because I just had a baby!” excuse, even though by then I should be somewhat caught up.
I still have to register for Philly! I’ll let you know when I do that and maybe we could arrange to have breakfast, or lunch… or something!
That’s disturbing about that site linking back to your blog! I’ve never had that, but I did find out that a local running group was always discussing my blog on their message boards. Hilarious!
A sweet tooth = necessary marathon motivating training tool! And great for rewards — even if the run is good or bad (I do a good job, I get chocolate! I do a bad job, I still get chocolate!).
I can’t believe that person said that on their blog about you!