How to get tons of readers for your running blog…

We’re back in Clearwater.  Before we left yesterday I took one last run on the legacy trail.  During the last mile another runner came out of a park and ran past me, and later I was so glad that she did.

Because about a quarter mile later I saw the runner in front of me dart to the left, very quickly.  I didn’t realize why she did it until I got to the same space and then I saw the coral snake she was avoiding!



Thank you random runner for giving me the heads up!

Only a few seconds later I saw a small gator crawling out of the drainage ditch on the side of the trail.  He was only around 3 feet long but long enough to put the fear of Jesus in me.  I sidestepped and avoided him.

Within a few more seconds I was running over the bridge and I knew I’d be arriving at the house soon and MacGyver and I would have to head home.  I looked out over the water and saw a manatee.  Running in Florida cannot be beat especially if you love nature and all creatures.  I highly recommend it.

And speaking of running, for all of you running bloggers, how would you like some premium ad space, because I think I’ve found it for you.  The best way to advertise your running blog and to garner hundreds or maybe thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of new readers is to go to ebay right now and bid on this premium space.

Nick SymmondsThat’s Nick Symmonds shoulder, in case you’re wondering.  He’s auctioning off about 9 inches of ad space right there on that shoulder.  If you win, anyone watching Nick from the time you win until the Summer Olympics (and even during), will see your ad!

Here’s the link and surprisingly it’s ridiculously affordable. I mean, if you actually make money off your blog.

Now before I head off to work and then ultimately to start my weekend, I wanted to tell you about an article I read last night.  It caught my interest because I’m sort of childish and I love poop stories but mostly because I often have issues ‘going’.

Being able to poop is a huge source of stress for me before long runs or races so naturally, I had to read the article.

poop articleFrom the article:

No one likes getting backed up, especially right before a run. You’re distracted, you feel heavier, and everything from mood to energy levels can suffer. Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, and author of Drink Your Way to Gut Health recommends holding off on that “quick fix” fiber supplement, and focusing on food first. Here are our top food picks to help you poop. 

Click here to read the entire article.

And now, tell me about one of your favorite things from the week.

Also will you be bidding on NIck Symmonds Ad Space? 

WTF Wednesday with poop, waffle shots and monkeys!

You may have heard about something outrageous that happened in the world and more often than not it happened right here in Florida. If something downright strange happens most people will first assume that it happened down here, and for the most part, they’re correct. I mean where else in the world does an oven actually shoot a woman while she tries to make a waffle?

shot by a waffle in the oven

Waffle shots anyone?

And down here in Florida we’ve got the cutest little wild monkeys. You can find these herpes infected little boogers just about anywhere.

rhesus monkeys
And heck, right here in the county that I live in, this young lady actually pooped in a police cruiser and believe it or not, it’s a common thing! Just ask this lady.

poop lady

At least she’s not constipated!

She was arrested for pooping on the floor of her home after finding her husband in bed with another woman. She said, “I found him in bed with a naked chick, what was I supposed to do?”

Uhmmmm, not poop!

I really wanted to prove that Florida isn’t really like that and that we have serious news down here worthy of CNN or a comparable news outlet and so I went to my trusted local news sources to grab a few headlines.

And then I saw this story….

sex on the beach
So these young seemingly intelligent people thought it was okay to get their freak on in broad daylight and in front of children….

Let this be a lesson people, sex on the beach is only okay if you’re drinking it.

I was still hoping that I could find something serious to share with you. I was certain there was some editorial comment on one of our local news outlets worthy of a mention.

Instead I found this…

Pot mom
Is it just me or does offering your kids pot if they do well at school seem a conflict of interest? How many of the pot heads in your high school were valedictorian material?

I’m thinking not many….

WTF? It must be Wednesday…Florida.

What’s the strangest news story you’ve heard in your state?