HAPPY 2nd ONLINE ANNIVERSARY EARNED RUNS! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VISITED, ‘LIKED’, OR COMMENTED! The most humble and heartfelt "thank you" goes to my family and friends. They provide support and inspiration, sometimes unwittingly, and incentive to deliver high quality of content in postings and materials.
Earned Runs is 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. Also to the sites that provide images at no cost, like Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.com.
SPECIAL THANKS also goes to those who have requested, used, and (hopefully) ENJOYED the Earned Runs bibs and stickers.
Here’s a bit of what was posted on the first anniversary, last year:
“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.”
Overview October 2017: The number of ‘views” and ‘unique visitors’ to the website has steadily increased over the year, now more than 4 times as many as this time in 2016! We continue to stay solidly on schedule for modest growth. In October 2016 Earned Runs assisted with a personal Breast Cancer Awareness event.
During 2016-2017 Training Plans for a Turkey Trot 5K, ‘On to the New Year’ Run, and ‘Saints Days’ & Half Marathon were again offered. The 2017 Summer Challenges included: Streak Running, Run-Walk Across America, Summer Full of Fun 5k/Fastest 5k, and the new Walker SERIES SWEEP. The Fall Challenge: House Cup was introduced in 2017. Earned Runs had its first guest contributor for our 2017 Back-To-School themed posts, Michelle from Tulane University.
NEW DIRECTION: Earned Runs wants to further explore and promote challenges or activities that don’t exclusively involve running and walking competition. Runners/walkers may occasionally wish or need to take a mental and physical break from training. But that doesn’t mean we can’t design other exciting personal goal events in which the preparation will maintain or improve fitness. Look for other adventures, some epic, in which bibs can be used to motivate, chart progress, and record accomplishments.
PLEASE OFFER SUGGESTIONS. What topics are you interested in or are most helpful to you as a runner, walker, fitness enthusiast? The intent of EARNED RUNS has been to provide a variety of offerings, to include some serious specific training and scientific 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/fitness lives. Express yourself via email through the contact page or in comments on the BLOG.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in 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.
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