Hey Peeps, it’s an update! Surprised? Good.
I was a little worried that my readers would abandon me because I haven’t been updating much. I don’t worry too much about my stats since this blog is not exactly a money-maker but I do like to keep my loyal readers
up to date, (and by loyal readers I mean my Mom, my sister-in-law, and possibly a second cousin twice removed.) God Bless it!
Since Mom is here with me, inevitably my stats should be pretty low but imagine my surprise when I saw that I had the most page views ever earlier this week!
Before I got all high and mighty on myself I should have checked the source….
Yeah, apparently I’m a pretty good read for some perverted creeps out there…Glad that I was able to entertain you, but it’s not THAT kind of blog and no I will not post pics of my black toenail you little freaks!
Aside from all the shopping, I’ve been running a lot. I’ve also been reading a lot of great articles about running and training and there is one that I have been dying to share with you for some time.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my GPS results after a race and wondered just how the heck they come up with the course length. I mean, how do they measure it because according to my God of all Garmins, it was wrong!
How the heck do I know it’s an accurate course if Garmin says it isn’t? And if it’s accurate, what the heck is wrong with my GPS? Why is there a difference?
I’ve also read a lot of training blogs from some very competitive runners and a few of them have mentioned their strategies for running the course and this only made me more curious. Why would someone run close to the side or diagonal around a curve? Just how is a race measured anyway and what part is measured? Is it the side? The middle? Does it make a difference where you run?
Thankfully, the good folks from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series had the answers and they put them in this easy to read infographic! It’s awesome and I had to share it with you.
Now, how many of you are going to be enjoying a huge turkey dinner tomorrow? I know I will be but after seeing this, I probably wont be eating as much as I normally would….
That’s some crazy ish right there.
Maybe you can offset the calories with a Turkey Trot race? I’m not sure if I’m running one or not but I am sure that I’ll be spending a wonderful day surrounded by my family and friends and I wish the same for you. We’ll be making the usual feast and I’m making these Turkey Cookies
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Do you have any family traditions that are dear to you? Tell me about them.
Did you know how they measure race courses? Did you like the infographic?