|You'll do, Runner's World, but you're NO Running Times.|
But I swear, I never received a renewal notice! Is it possible they emailed it to me and I let it go to my junk mail?
OH HOLY HELL. I JUST REALIZED WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. My dad gave me my subscription for Christmas in '09, and obviously he never renewed it. Breathe, Tracy.
Never fear. I'm now subscribed for the next two years. Phew. (Incidentally, Running Times has the worst upsell of anything I've bought online in some time. I think I had to click through four "no thanks, I don't want this $20 add-on" pages to finally be able to place my order.)
|For serious I do not want anything but your magazine. And yeah,|
I'm reading my own blog right now in another tab. What of it?
On a serious note, I would be remiss if I didn't mention something about the untimely passing of Sally Meyerhoff earlier this week. Others have discussed her death more poignantly than I could. In short, she was an amazing runner/athlete and by all accounts a warm and gracious person, too. I don't think there's a larger lesson in victim blaming to be made here - yes, she missed a stop sign while riding - who amongst us hasn't? We all know that traffic laws should be obeyed and we all choose to be selective about when we follow the law to its letter. What happened, however it came about, is sad. Be careful. Live life to the fullest.
And if you want to see victim blaming, read how the NYTimes and other media covered the (effectively consensual, by their reporting) gang rape of an 11 year old girl in Texas. According to the Times, the accused perpetrators are mostly good kids and basketball players; it's the fault of the girl's mother for allowing her daughter to go to that area, and the girl had been in this "bad" area before (so you know what that means...).
I'm sorry for that digression. And my thoughts and condolences go out to Sally's family and friends.
Updated: When you plan your blog posts the night before, you don't have the ability to predict terrible earthquakes and other disasters and instead you blog mostly about something flip. Obviously my thoughts are with the people of Japan, and Hawaii, and now the west coast.