"Runner's Tell All" is a monthly linkup for runners of all ages, skill levels, and experience hosted by Sunshine to the Square Inch and The Lady Okie. Each month we'll have a different topic, and you can find all the topics listed here. We are accepting two sponsorship spots for each month, who will receive a sidebar ad on both blogs as well as entry links in the giveaway. 100% of your sponsorship money will go directly toward running-related giveaways. Email me if you're interested! We have 2 spots available for December!
Welcome to the second-to-last Runners Tell All! Next month will be the last linkup. Beka and I want to thank all of you who played along this year. We've had a lot of fun, and we hope you have too. The final linkup will go live on December 21, and the prompt is: Reflect on your 2014 running share your running goals for 2015. We hope you will join us for the last linkup and our final giveaway, which will have three winners!
This month we're talking about our running fans.
It should go without saying (even though I'm obviously still saying it) that Jordan is my biggest running fan. He's the one who has to listen to me talk about how my training runs went, what my pace was, how far I ran, and what I listened to. I know he doesn't really care, but he still asks and listens, and I appreciate it so, so much.
My family are also big fans of mine, and I do not take it for granted that they've been there to cheer me on for both marathons and as many other races as they could come out for. Anyone who makes signs and stands outside cheering for over four hours deserves a pat on the back. Spectating is not easy, and I often think they have a right to be more tired than I am.
After I finished my first marathon, my college girlfriends sent me flowers, and I felt so loved and special even though they couldn't be there in person.
Finally, I can't not mention all of you--my online running community. Not many of my real-life friends are runners, and sometimes it's hard to find people who get it. Sometimes I feel all alone. But you guys get it. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the running community is amazing. No matter how slow or fast you are, everyone crosses the same finish line. You really won't find more encouraging people that your fellow runners, and I love talking to you guys about it. That's why this linkup has been so much fun! I'm going to miss it.
It's so fun to have my family waiting for me at the finish to congratulate me, and then it's fun to go online and share my story with all of you. Running wouldn't be at all the same without my fans.
**No giveaway this month, but next month there will be a final giveaway with three winners, so be sure and come back! If you want to be part of our giveaway with 3 links and a sidebar button on both Beka's and my blogs, email me! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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