As the year draws to a close, I thought I would go through my blog stats and find out what my most popular posts were this year. And there were definitely some surprises. Interestingly enough, these weren’t necessarily the posts that got the most traffic through the year – I’ve got some older posts that remain popular thanks to the Googles. Maybe I do occasionally write some interesting stuff.
Race Report – 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta
This was my most popular post this year and it’s definitely no surprise. I think I talked about the fact that I was racing a 70.3 to everyone who would listen. If I put it out there in the world, it would happen, right? Right. (Well, and I had to do all that training.) This was definitely my biggest personal accomplishment this year and something I will forever be proud of.
Drama at the Princess Expo
This was actually a pretty short post, but people love runDisney drama. A better read along the same lines is Why I’m Not at Princess Half. I will forever love runDisney races, and it was the Princess Half that got me into distance running in the first place, so this race will always have a special place in my heart. That said, PEOPLE! Get over yourselves.
A Review of the Swim Bike Fuel Nutrition Plan
(Okay, so I wrote this post last December, but it was late in the year, so I’m counting it.) After years and years of trying to find a “diet” that worked for me, and years of watching my weight creep up, I tried the Swim Bike Fuel plan and finally, I found something that worked. There’s no magic here. In fact, I’m not sure that there was a ton of stuff in the plan that I didn’t already know. It works because of how the plan is setup, the support you get from the other participants, and the knowledge that this isn’t a diet. It’s a general way of looking at food and deciding what you should be using to fuel your body.
The Internet Bullies are at it Again
While I wasn’t the one getting bullied, there’s a real problem with internet bullying. You would think that this is something that teenagers do to each other. And it is, but a lot of adults are no better. I don’t understand the need to cut down a stranger. You can think whatever you want about another person, but keep that opinion to yourself. And if you spend your time putting someone else down in order to build yourself up, well, maybe you need to take a closer look at yourself.
Stolen Water at the London Marathon
This one was kind of a surprise. But in many ways, it goes along with the internet bullying post. People saw something happen, made assumptions, and decided to publicly shame without knowing the facts. Interesting that this made the popular posts. I guess we all love a bit of drama in our lives.