Just humor me on this, okay?
Often I receive emails from people wanting me to read their new running book, try their new energy gel, or to plug their new blog. For the most part, I tend to ignore these emails because hey, I'm busy, and well...okay, I'm just lazy in the blogging love department (sometimes). So, when I received an email yesterday that said "From a Norwegian Runner" in the subject line, I thought "great, now I'm being hit up to try some running cruise." I was actually totally shocked to get this email:
I am a two time Olympic runner who has followed your blog for some time now and it has been inspiring to see the lifestyle change you have made."
Following my blog?
It has been inspiring?
So, I immediately went to the the only true source of information in this world to determine if this Olympic runner really existed: Google.
And so, I was really shocked to find this. This person really does exist.
And holy moly he's reading my blog!
My first thought, was crap, I really should get some better material on here, because an OLYMPIC RUNNER reads my blog. And then my second thought was now I'm just a few degrees of Kevin Bacon from the Olympics. And from Deena Kastor (sorry Marius). And well, I think that scores me a few more points in the coolness department.
At any rate, he really is real. He really is reading my blog. And he really is concerned about my knee situation (which just validates the fact that he REALLY is reading my blog).
So, let me introduce to you my friend, the two time Olympic runner, Marius Bakken. He is actually in medical school now and has a really cool marathon training website. It's not overwhelming like most, and he doesn't say "run this many miles for this many days." He gives advice based on what stage of running you are in, and to what degree you want to run. His marathon training advice is based on four steps, and he gives insightful articles on each of the four steps. I'm looking forward to actually being able to use some of this advice when I actually get to run again. So, go check it out. You can sign up for his training tips, or just read through the articles. I think you will find, like I did, that it's an easy-to-navigate website full of great information! (his website: Marathon Training Schedule)
Now don't you wonder who's reading your blog??
Have a great Memorial Day! I will still not be running...drats...but I fessed up to the physical therapist about the bike and the elliptical and he said that it will be okay to continue that as long as I have no pain....as far as running goes, his advice was "Don't Run!" So, 12 more days until I go back...and let's all hope they tell me I can run again! This not-running stuff is the pits!
Oh, and I'm thinking about getting a new blog....now that I know a two-time Olympic athlete is reading my blog, I suddenly feel the need to step-it-up in the blogging department....at any rate, have a great rest of the holiday!