Monday, October 17, 2005

Funny day / Blog comments

ORN: No idea.

It's hard to explain. We were doing some demonstration running this morning and were out for several hours. It's not that I ever ran that long, but I did run a bunch.

Also, there's been a lot of "spam" replies to the blog. There's a setting where you have to type in a "hidden" word before you can post a comment. I'm sorry for the added step, but I think it's best for everyone.

Thanks for understanding.

John

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for your zen. I think I would have inserted a couple of obsenities if I had to take such mesures to get rid of spam. I hope to get to this level of calm when I'm able to run like you do. For now I'm just a baby penguin I guess. A stressed out baby penguin. Anyway, I really look up to you man. The way you write... it's really inspiring. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

whitneyD (passed by weiner dogs) said...

Thanks for keeping this journal going. I really look forward to reading it. It helps so much to know that someone I so admire goes through the same highs and lows as I do.

And don't worry about the hidden word. It's a lot less annoying then having to wade through a bunch of spam!

William said...

No big deal. Most people are using that now.

Anonymous said...

Great idea about the hidden word. You are the best. Thanks for the daily inspriation. Not sure how I really managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other before this blog! One of my running coachs even suggested I take up swimming LOL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for inspiring me and I am a baby penguin too. This year was my first half marathon and it was quite exciting crossing the finish line. I would like to do the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati but will probly do the half. Thanks again for getting me started.

Vicky and Dale said...

I read your blog every day! It's SOOOOO worth it to me, I don't mind at all typing in the "control word".
Thanks for blogging and writing your great articles for Runner's World...oh, yeah, and your books too! Such a source of comfort, encouragement and strength... practical advice, humor, wisdom... hmmmm...this could go on awhile!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Great idea-love the blog!

Anonymous said...

I also thank you, for the blog, the RW column, and especially the books. I finished my first half-marathon 2 weeks ago, and rewarded myself with one of your shirts, and was so proud to wear it to the Y this morning. It's absolutely true - the miracle isn't that I finished, the miracle is that I found the courage to start. Thanks for giving those of us who thought we couldn't be runners because we don't LOOK like runners hope.

Jeanie Mackay said...

Just wanted to say 'hi' and thanks for your wonderful comments,advice etc, whether in your blog or in RW or in your books. I'm not much of a runner at this stage, but I definitely qualify as a penguin.

Jean L said...

I just read your column in Runner’s World (November 05) and I want to say thanks for your inspirational words. For the first time in months I felt a connection to what someone has written. I love RW, but I never felt that I could relate to anyone. I considered myself an outsider, almost a fake because I could no way measure up to most of the people featured in the articles. I wasn’t athletic at all growing up, so even though I have been running since January of this year, my progress compared to most is small. Of course I have dropped weight and that is a good thing but by progress I mean skills. I search in magazines and books to find some kind of insight and knowledge that can help me on my way, but most books and columns are written by experienced runners that have no idea what I am going through. After reading your article, I went on your website to find out more of what you have to say, and again I felt a connection. Thanks for making me see I am not alone

liz said...

John, I think it's unanimous - no one minds the extra step to post - I'd rather that than have to wade through spam!!!!

I'm so happy to have your blog and am happy that you haven't decided to give it up!!!! We all love looking to you!