Saturday, April 2, 2011

I’m In Runner’s World, I Swear

A few months ago I told you I was interviewed by Runner’s World for an article they were doing on the Boston Marathon. Sure enough, I found myself on page 126 of the May 2011 edition that arrived in my mail box on Saturday. I’m quoted in the context of why I think 40-something moms have started running marathons:

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Yes, it may be almost the last page of the magazine, but I am there!! And I am proud. Wish I could have added a few lines about farts and testicles and stuff for good measure, but I tried to be on my best behavior. It is Runner’s World after all.

Basking in the glow of page 126,

SUAR

67 comments:

  1. Congrats to you on your arrival! This is truly awesome! Probably good just as it is without the balls and farts.

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  2. Congrats! I feel like I have to buy the issue because I "know" someone in it!

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  3. Guess you need to amend the caption under the photo of you and Dean to, "In addition to being mentioned in Runner's World, I've also run with Dean."

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  4. Woohoo! That is so awesome! Congrats!

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  5. I went straight to the article looking for you! There should have been a whole piece on you running with the Pussy Posse so you could go! That is Boston dedication.

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  6. They should have you on the front of that magazine! You have some awesome abs!!!!!

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  7. You're 44? You seem so much... younger! :) and look it too!!

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  8. I was so excited when I got to that part of the article and saw your name. I wanted to run around waving the magazine and tell people "I 'know' someone in Runner's World!"

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  9. Congrats! I can't wait to get my copy in the mail.

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  10. Congrats! You are getting quite famous!

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  11. That's too cool for me even to throw out a smart-ass comment. Try to remember all the little people now that you're big-time.

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  12. I agree that you should have been put on the cover. Congrats, SUAR! That is just super cool :)

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  13. Even if you'd mentioned farts and testicles and squatting in the bushes they would have edited it out - it is Runner's World after all.

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  14. Wow, that is really cool! Congrats. I will have to check it out :)

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  15. That is awesome! Congrats!

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  16. Whoop Whoop! Thats great Beth. Congrats!

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  17. I'll look for it! I stumbled on your blog and love it. Looking forward to following your blog.

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  18. That's Great, Beth! Congrats.

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  19. So cool! There are readers out there (guilty) who start magazines from the back - so some of us will read your comment early on in the mag. And think about it - you couldn't really talk about crap and vaginas or nuts in the article so they put your comment symbolically "at the rear"!

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  20. Huh. Now I'll have to go look for it at the newstand. Not that I'll buy it, oh no. But I will read your article, providing I don't have to wade through too many ads to get there. I've pretty well stopped reading magazines. Terrible value, generally. The articles are pap written by people chosen because they'll work for nothing as opposed to knowing what they are talking about. Or else it's editorial stuff where the writer says what he or she has been told to say, though it's more subtle than that. SUAR writes about farts and testicles and poop and lots of other good stuff because it's her blog and she can say what she wants. Clearly people come and read so she's doing something right. But the magazines will just edit out anything they don't like, or that they think will offend someone, regardless of what that does to the content, or the integrity of the writers "voice". There is certainly no shortage of people in America willing to be offended, and the magazine industry caters to that. Every year, thousands of people are offended because various magazines publish pictures of skinny airbrushed women wearing tiny swimsuits. This ought not to be a surprise, since it's generally announced on the cover, but noooooooo.

    Worst of all, there are way too many ads for stupid shit. Then there's the price, 5 to 10 dollars, for something you'll read once. After that, at best it's recycled, but the pages are all this high tech glossy ink that's probably toxic and a bitch to recycle. And rather than reading about the activity, I'd rather be out doing it, and if not that, then doing something else useful with my time.

    There Beth, a little mini-rant just for you. Before coffee even.

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  21. Your famous! If I mail you my runners world, you have to sign it!!!

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  22. Runners world!! You ARE famous! You need to do a signed copy giveaway:)

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  23. You are Too Cool For School!! That's awesome.

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  24. holy
    freaking
    amazing.

    I'm so NOT surprised.
    well I'm surprised it took even this long! ;)

    You. freaking. rock.

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  25. Beth, you are such a good writer, I'm surprised we don't see something written by you in all runner's media. When does the first book come out? Can I reserve a copy now? :)

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  26. awesome! now you're even more of a celebrity :)

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  27. Fantastic! I'll have to go out and get a copy of it this month! Perhaps you'll start turning up in all the running mags or writing your own column. I'd read it!

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  28. You'll have to update your blog page now since you have at least TWO claims to fame!

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  29. Congrats! Frame it...not every day a person gets in runners world. Enjoy it!

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  30. You're a stud.
    So happy for you.

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  31. I love Runners World! Runners World says it is ok to run in converse allstars:

    here

    I am going to do that for a 5k next year.

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  32. Where's the swimsuit picture? Good for you, soon you will have no time left for us common folk...such is the price of fame!!!!

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  33. Very cool. I read through it yesterday and spotted that. And did you notice the article title? A little Chris K. plagarism?

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  34. If I bring my copy to Boston with me, will you autograph it for me? Congrats.......

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  35. Sweet - very cool! As soon as I get my butt back from my run I am checking that out! (If I start reading now I'll never make it outside...)

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  36. Hmmmmh, I wonder where the Author got the title of the article.

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  37. cool i have my mag - need to go check it out

    i do think you and that actress have the same chin

    i did 9 miles today and for the first time ever i had some pee problems. out of nowhere my body released some pee, with NO warning to me ??? i thought of you...ain't that special

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  38. Very cool! I can't wait for my edition to arrive!

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  39. So cool! I just got it in the mail, too, and now I can say I know a local running celebrity ;)

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  40. Oprah should be calling any moment now!!!

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  41. Great job! I saw it this afternoon. Too fun!! And yup, you definitely do look more than a little like Teddy from G.A. :)

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  42. Hey, I'm basking in the glory of being on your blogroll. 126, Dean, Athleta . . . you're fking famous!

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  43. Wow, seriously - wow. that is awesome, Beth. I'm so excited for you that I'm not even going to make a comment about how smoking hot Kara looks on the cover. See how good I was just there?

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  44. i just read it an hour ago...and i was so excited for you.

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  45. And the magazine is the poorer for the lack of fart stories! Seriously, though, you've made the big time!!!! Congrats on making Runner's World - it's my all-time fave magazine! Will you autograph my copy? With a fart story?

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  46. Just remember all the little people... ;-)

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  47. So awesome... definitely needs to laminated and framed!!! :)

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  48. Awesome! You guys get your magazine earlier in CO than we do in DC. My new one hasn't arrived yet!

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  49. AWESOME! Congrats! I am so getting this issue and hanging your quote on my motivational board. :) You're practically famous now (WHAT took them so long?!) ;) Good for you!! I love what you said about the marathon being measurable and a huge sign of accomplishment.

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  50. You're so cool. I love that. And you know...you could always autograph copies and write about farts and testicles in long hand.

    I'm here to help...

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  51. SO cool.. Last page is totally awesome!

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  52. You are famous!!! Awesome!! Why weren't you on the cover? :)

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  53. Congratulations!!! Very well said. I'll be sure to check out the real-deal when I get my issue!!

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  54. WOOOO HOOOOO!!!! Awesome! I got my copy over the weekend, but I haven't read the Boston article yet. I am gonna check it out tonight so that I can point to it and say to my husband, "I follow her blog and now by proxy that means that I have been in Runner's World!"

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  55. Congratulations!! Can't wait to get my copy and say I "know" someone famous :)

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  56. wahooo, congrats!!! you deserve the recognition for all you have done for so many of us. I hope more people find you!!

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  57. I am an idiot. Got the mail. got a running mag, went to the end looking for you in it..nothing.
    I was like WTH? looked again and again...finally realized I was looking in Running times not runners world....yeah I am a real blonde....
    got to wait to see you until the other mag shows up!
    congrats! this is great! I am one of those women you talked about. 100%. started running last yeat at 41.

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  58. I saw you! Well, your name and your quote. I was enjoying my copy of RW after my race on Sat and there it was. Your quote in the Boston article.

    I have to say that I totally agree with you and think that it applies to running in general, not just the marathon.

    Rock on!

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  59. I saw that today (before I read this) and was SO SO SO SO EXCITED!!! I felt famous just reading your blog. That counts, right?!

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  60. I saw that yesterday and was like, "I READ THAT BLOG!" My husband was like, "So what? You also read Runner's World..." He doesn't get it....

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