So I didn’t post an 11:11 a.m. Tuesday Time-Waster last week. That was actually not an accident or a case of laziness; I’d just posted my final Kona Ironman report the day before, and I decided that was enough to keep everyone occuppied.
Well, today is another Tuesday. This week’s procrastination enabler might be a case of “old news” for some of you, since I think many of my readers are runners. That’s not stopping me, though, because maybe you haven’t heard of the Runner’s World message boards/forums. I’ve been lurking on those boards since 2006 (according to their site, I registered so I could post a reply in December 2007). At that point, I had no idea I’d ever run a marathon. I couldn’t have imagined that in October 2011 I’d be gearing up for my fifth marathon — in New York City, no less. Even if you’re not a runner, the message boards can be interesting, and they’re probably a good glimpse into the craziness of us runners.
I’ve gotten the most useful information from the Shoes section, as well as area-specific sections. For the past month I’ve been browsing the New York Marathon board, and I got some helpful tips there for Chicago a couple years ago. I find the Women’s section to be a bit much (“Waiting for Jesus!!!” threads, stay-at-home moms I just don’t have much in common with, and I really got criticized once for asking about sports bras that don’t show off everything). The Injuries thread can be depressing but informative. Every once in a while, I get annoyed at someone and don’t return to the site for a while. But then I drift back, find something interesting or give someone some advice, and I’m back in.
Anyway, that’s it for today. However, I’m working on a post about last weekend, which included wounds, a lot of miles, and a turkey. It led to a rare trip to the doctor and a gender discrepancy. I’m really debating whether to post graphic photos of what caused that trip to see the doctor.
(Also, this is not a solicited post from Runner’s World. However, I will be posting about the magazine again soon, and don’t miss the December issue that comes out the beginning of November!)