HAPPY 1st ONLINE ANNIVERSARY EARNED RUNS! NEW this year: LOOK FOR TWEETS @earnedruns1! HISTORY: OCTOBER 1, 2015 the website went live, but it wasn’t until October 12 that friends and acquaintances were notified by Facebook that the running-related business had been formed. Regular Facebook postings have been provided since that day. BLOG page entries were spotty at first, posted more frequently as the months passed, and became daily in February 2016.
The number of ‘views” and ‘unique visitors’ to the website have steadily increased over the year. We’re solidly on schedule for modest growth, one that is realistic for a small business start-up. For the NEW YEAR some additional services are planned and the roll-out is approaching.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VISITED, ‘LIKED’, OR COMMENTED!
The most humble and heartfelt thank you goes to my supportive family and friends. I am especially indebted to all who create the expert running and non-running original content that is posted about and linked to by Earned Runs: trainers, coaches, fitness specialists, gear/shoe enthusiasts, and numerous others. Special thanks also go to those who have requested, used, and (hopefully) ENJOYED the Earned Runs bibs.
PLEASE OFFER SUGGESTIONS for future posts. What topics are you interested in or are most helpful to you as a runner or walker? The plan has been to provide a variety of offerings, to include some serious running specific information and links, broken up by items on the lighter side. It’s amazing how much of what we view, read, see online and around us can pertain to our running/walking lives. Express yourself via email through the contact page or in comments on the BLOG.
Earned Runs is now on TWITTER! As with the blog postings history, TWEETS will be sparse and tentative as learning occurs and hopefully improve in content and relevance over time.
Note: In building a bridge, it is difficult to appreciate whether the structure will be sound, functional, and serve the intended purpose in the earliest stages. So it is with Earned Runs; we're still in the early building stage.
The Mackinac Bridge, pictured above, connects the land masses of the lower and upper peninsulas of the State of Michigan and spans the Straits of Mackinac. It is an awesome sight to behold. but is not well known outside of the state, and doesn't serve a highly populated city like many famous bridges. However, it is a WELCOME SIGN to many seeking "Pure Michigan" in all seasons. It more conveniently allows northbound travelers to experience the wilderness of the UP and southbound travelers to access vacation attractions and small and large cities of the mitten portion of the state, and most likely directs them back home as well.
"Mighty Mac" doesn't need to be famous to be useful, or be seen by the masses to be inspirational; however thoughtful planning and hard work were required for it to be enduring.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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