We all know about my little obsession with Running Times Magazine and how I read it every night before bed to help me to have a night full of running related dreams. Well, I found another interesting thing in the November issue that I wanted to talk about, let’s look at some stats.
Are more and more people’s minds not working correctly each year and thinking that it is fun to run 26.2 miles?
111 COUNTRIES….holy macaroni!
Look forward in the distant future to an article about me running the NYCM 80 years in a row (yes, I know that would put me running a marathon at 105 years old).
Girls…..look at us…..MORE THAN HALF of the road race finishers in 2010 are FEMALES.
WOW. Running in general and running in RACES is really becoming a lot more popular every year! Obviously, I can see why….um hello….RUNNER’S HIGH, post-race food, sugary bevarages served along the course, using porta-potties, waking up when some people are going to bed and being surrounded by thousands (or hundreds or just a few) of other runner nerds totally justifies the big bucks we spend to enter races.
DON’T FORGET TO ENTER MY LULULEMON $100 GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!
Why do you think running has become so popular over the years? Do you think that a lot of people have always been running but now there are just MORE races and MORE people wanting to run in races? What is making running so popular?
What is your cut off LIMIT for spending money on a race? What race that you have done has been the most expensive?
What was the last magazine you read?