On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Friday, March 30, 2012

I HAVE ARRIVED!

So... I have my own thread on letsrun! And one of those posters says they came in from reddit! Amazing!

I have an official statement. You may quote it:


"I feel so honored that the same three people who hate on Solinsky, Rupp, and Geb in infinite regress on an eyesore messageboard ALSO HATE ME TOO! For the record, if you are reading my blog please understand that 90% of it is a subtle sarcastic reference to pretty much every other blog meme on the internet. Food blogs, fashion blogs, running blogs, training blogs—satire is tiresome, but someone has to do it. With that said, I have to go back to working at my real job and, you know, get in my second 2-mile run of the day. 2016 baby!"


FYI: it is a joke. Read this for background. Yes, I am a classic hobbyjogger and proud of it. 

15 comments:

  1. Jesus christ. People on the internet really are stupid aren't they? The funniest part is they think you linked to a post from 2 months ago to draw traffic to your site. Um, really?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think the issue is actually that I didn't link it - so no one is reading the post where I talk about how I "train" by eating ice cream. They're using the blog header... again... kind of a joke. Like, a big one.

      Delete
    2. I love how it's the subtitle of your blog now :)

      Delete
    3. I love how you both have polluted the sport with your slow ass run times and your baby strollers.

      Delete
    4. I have never, ever, ever used a baby stroller. Yuck. Please, seriously.

      Delete
  2. Khalid Khannouchi is now a self-labeled hobby jogger so that's no longer a self-deprecating term.

    I can't decide if you're trolling, or if you're too sensitive to have the glare of the blog spot light shining on you.

    Also, if you're going to be a real runner, you have to stop using words like "meme." That'll get you pantsed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not trolling. Swear to god. I've had my blog up for - more than two years? - and today marks the most hits that I've ever gotten in a day. In the past two hours. I never post it more widely than twitter, and rarely there.

      And I wear skirts, so no real fear of getting pantsed ;) But I'm using "meme" in a blog-world context. And the blog-world (I'm sorry, the "blogosphere") is kinda ridiculous, so I'm not afraid of using a ridiculous term. I am afraid of becoming a "real runner," though, because I don't even know what one of those would be. But I'm fairly sure that I'll never be one by letsrun standards!

      Delete
  3. http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Finish-a-Marathon-in-5-Hours&id=3523970

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for that, but as you'll note from my 11 marathons, I really don't need anymore help on finishing a marathon in 5 hours - I've got that one down pat.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. I know. Like, where even to begin.

      Delete
  5. Congratulations! I knew I liked your blog for a reason.

    And you know what gets me is when people comment as "anonymous" and give YOU shit. Really? Really.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, I get my first piece of hate mail, then you get linked to by haters. OMG!!! We're famous! Let's start having ads on our blogs, get some professional headshots, quit our jobs (oh, wait...) and do this thing full time!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I saw that your sister linked to this on FB before I saw it here... just... wow. Do they not get sarcasm? And really, can't we run and not be fast? Can't we have fun?

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm just back from vacation and catching up on all this nonsense, but I'm just going to stop now (can't. take it. any. more.) and say that you are my favorite!

    ReplyDelete