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Why do you read running blogs?
This goes along with last weeks question about why you have a running blog. Many of you already touched on the friendships you've developed by reading other blogs or learning about running. I started reading blogs because Lesley of Going the Extra Mile befriended me through Buckeye Outdoors. Finding other people that shared a passion of running led me to following everyone I could find and reading what they were doing. I've developed many virtual friendships and love seeing what my friends are up to. I was even able to meet Lesley last summer and because I followed her blog I knew about her races and training. When we met we talked like we were continuing a conversation from yesterday.
Besides the friendships I also like hearing what they are eating, what works/doesn't work. I love it when people share healthy recipes and often I'm encouraged to eat healthier myself. Hearing about their training schedules, while I wish they didn't have them, helps encourage me through my bouts of bad runs or injuries. It's like we are all in this together and we understand each other. We are surrounded by friends.