Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Some GU for U?

Why, in the name of time-wasters, do you read my blog?

Is it because I am stylish?

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Or, because I run with famous people and never stop talking about it (I still can’t stop talking about that vein in his arm)?

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Maybe it’s my love for beer and a good baseball game (that man beside me is not my sugar daddy):

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Or, how cute I am at age 5 with my long second toe aka Morton’s toe (by the way, I still have that book, but not the snazzy velour couch):

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I bet the real reason is that I can run and give the photographer the finger at the same time.

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No, wait. It has to be because I give you good ideas about where to go in case of emergencies while you are running. Nature’s porta potty! And, yes I did!!

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Whatever the reason you visit SUAR, if you’ve been a reader for a while I want to hear from you.

GU is offering up a large tub of their newest sport’s drink, GU Roctane Ultra Endurance to my “reader of the year.” Their idea, not mine!! This is assuming I have any readers who have been around for the year or any readers who care enough about this blog to consider themselves a fan.

Whatever the case, if you want a tub of this stuff that is not yet available to the public, let me know. I haven’t even tried it yet and will only maybe get some after one of you has tried it. You will be asked to test the product and to write a review of it on your blog, if you’d like. If you don’t have a blog, maybe I can post your review here. You’ll also get a GU sample pack for your troubles. Sound good?

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A bit more about the product:

“Light tasting, carbohydrate-dense Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Drink provides athletes easily available energy with the superior rehydration combination of sodium and potassium. Taurine, Caffeine, and the proven Roctane Amino Acid Blend provide extra energy, reduce muscle damage and maintain mental focus, while Beta-Alanine augments muscle buffering capacity and performance to help athletes meet their goals.”

To enter:

Simply leave a creative comment about why you read and why you deserve to win. I am not looking for this to be a “feed SUAR’s ego” fest. I sincerely want to know what brings you back here.  I wish I could enter, but I don’t even like this blog.

Contest ends December 18.

Good luck!

SUAR

160 comments:

  1. I read because you have the balls to say what I feel! You are freaking hilarious and truly entertaining. Not to mention one talented and loving mama! Wow, if that wasnt stroking I dont know what was and while not my intent as I started typing, its all true! I would love to win! I am a HUGE GU fan and would love the opportunity to try and share their project. Having only had a blog a few months it would be my first ever review and would make me the happiest princess in this land! :)

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  2. Good Info. Good Tips. Good Stories. Good for a newer-ish runner like me. I can use all the help I can get.

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  3. I've been reading for years now and I keep coming back for your unique sense of humor, quick wit, your ability to always offer some perspective on a situation AND the fart and poop stories!!

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  4. I read because you just lay it out there and don't try to be anyone other than you. I just wish I didn't run in the city so I could drop trou when I can't find a porta potty or public restroom.

    T's and P's to the gas station bathrooms I have destroyed over the years...

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  5. Interesting that a "potential" reader of the year is automatically disqualified because he/she does not use a certain product. But rules are rules. Hence I do not deserve to win because I do not use any Gu products. At least I am honest that way.

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  6. I enjoy a runner who appreciates that running and poop go hand in hand...

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  7. Your blog inspires my wanna-be althete-ish self to be better, stronger, faster, and fearless. I think you're hysterical and serious at the appropriate time. Love the potty talk, cuz we all can relate! I am not yet a mom, but I can only hope that when I am I will be able to balance training and mommy duties like you! And GU would probably help my efforts.

    Oh, and I have a black 3 legged cat. So we've got that to share.

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  8. I love to read your blog because you have a great mix of cool running recaps, hilarity and things that make you dig deep and think about what really matters in life. I also think your ridiculous pictures throw it over the top. But #1, reading your blog makes me wanna go out and RUN and do something I never woulda believed I could do just a few years ago!!! btw, LOVED Gu...never had tried any energy gels until my 1/2 and gagged on all but the Gu, which was awesome!

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  9. I read because you inspire me and I want to run bike and swim like you. I think you are hilarious and you say things that I'm too afraid to say. Why am I so afraid to just tell the world that I don't actually start out too fast on my runs, its just the farts propelling me forward. Also, I love that you are human. You are not a perfect runner that has glorious training runs everyday and never feels pain or gets frustrated.

    I think I should win because of my fart admission above...

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  10. I started reading when you ran with Dean. I found that to be amazing. But you kept me coming back with your 'no holds bar' posts about bodily functions (pee, poo, gas, etc). You definitely don't hold back to let us know how your body reacts on certain runs and I find that hilarious. And everyone loves the picture of you sitting naked in the tub of ice.

    As a new ultrarunner, I'd love the chance to test out GU's new product. And with a 50k coming up in January, I have the perfect opportunity.

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  11. I would seriously be OVER THE MOON to try this stuff. I have been dying to review products for my blog and even resorted to just buying stuff to try it out and review. I have about three of those items lined up right now. This aspect of my blogging is important to me as a relatively new runner who is just beginning to get into the ins and outs of what there is out there and to relay that back to other newcomers. This stuff gets a bit overwhelming at times. Wow this would be AWESOME! Did I mention I would be esctatic? Oh yeah, I did.

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  12. I read your blog because you're real. You have a passion for not only running, but staying healthy; and most importantly, you are showing me that yes, it's possible to work, be a mother and wife, and train my butt off.

    You don't sugarcoat things, you share your struggles as well as your accomplishments.

    I definitely use Gu, and only had a minor heart attack when I had to throw away some packets because we had let them expire.

    Thanks for holding the giveaway! I look forward to hearing about the Gu.

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  13. I read your blog becasue it's nice to hear crazy running/workout stories from someone that loves it as much as I do.

    I am inspired by the fact that I am not the only selfish person out there. There are other mom's ignoring their kiddos to get their workouts in. Lol.

    I appreciate your tips and opinions about being a runner, which is something I never thought I would call myself.

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  14. You make me smile and feel better about shitting my pants at the age of 37!

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  15. I read because where else can I go to read about poop/farting/non-stop dog licking random body parts as well as run-o-the-mill running issues and shake my head in agreement and laugh. I am always sharing bits and pieces with my hubby so he can be in on the laugh as well (and not just think I am crazy.) I would love to win because I am searching for a product that will not turn my stomach at mile 20 :)

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  16. I read because you crack me up, you keep it real, and you are so inspiring! I need all the inspiration I can get, since I'm training for my first triathlon (Olympic - coming up in June) AND I barely know how to swim!! But, I'm learning. Anyways, you are an awesome blogger and I look forward to reading your blog every day. So thank you! :)

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  17. I've been reading/following/commenting for awhile now... I read because you have the balls to say what we are all thinking but don't have the courage to say out loud...and we are about the same age...and you are an Athleta sponsored athlete, which is what I want to be when I grow up - good thing you are an excellent role model!

    I absolutely deserve to win because I slog out my marathon training miles on a treadmill and for long runs the only exciting thing I have to look forward to is the fun assortment of gels and hydration fluids I have on the dashboard. :)

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  18. I read because you make me laugh. You inspire me and keep me going, you give me great ideas for my own running laugh and you channel so much of what I really think. I read you aloud to my husband so that he believes you are as crazy as I say you are - and you always make him laugh as well. We have even begun having our SUAR moments on the course together - which again, makes us laugh. And who doesn't need a good laugh.

    We are GU lovers. My son just ate my last peppermint stick GU and we were just sitting in the house!! Kindof pissed me off actually - after all, I'm the runner, not that little punk! What really sucks about that, is we live an hour away from the nearest GU shop!!!

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  19. You tell it like it is, you don't pretend the world is all rainbows and butterflies, but you do take the time to appreciate everything good that does exist....not to mention you're really creative with your bathroom breaks!

    Even better? You're a a Colorado gal! :)

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  20. What keeps me coming back? Honestly? Lines like these:

    "I wish I could enter, but I don’t even like this blog."

    "I never would have been the first person to eat an egg. Why would anyone do that? Slimy and comes out of a chicken's ass. It's just wrong."

    Your blog is the only running blog that cracks me up almost every single time!!!

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  21. I read your blog because I really do enjoy peeing my pants when I laugh too hard. And as a bonus, whenever my husband walks by my computer and I am reading your blog he asks "what the heck?" (yes, we say heck at our house, we're just that kind of family:)

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  22. I read because you don't BS your way around your posts. You are honest and keep things real on here. You are not snooty like some other bloggers, and make all readers feel welcome- if they don't mind some posts on bodily functions. :-)

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  23. I read because you are easy on the eyes. Your stories are simply hilarious and you make me laugh.

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  24. you are hilarious. the end. did i win?

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  26. I read because you make me laugh nearly every time I come by. You are full of life and make me feel better about the fact that I burp, fart, and shit (and I have to imagine that you are like me and have nearly peed on yourself while laughing really hard, as I did earlier today). Also, I learn things here, I had no idea there was a name for my super long second toe!! To sum it all up, you're funny and cool like I wish I was!

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  27. I read because you are hilariously inspiring, especially to a new runner like me! You never shy away from the running truth and keep me entertained! Thanks!

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  28. First off, I love that first pic. So hilarious! I read your blog because I think you are hilarious and real. No fakey, sugar coating here. Thanks!

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  29. I read because you are hilarious. And real. And I like that.

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  30. I love the honesty, and the blog reminds me what I need to do ... shut up and run!

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  31. "Because Poop is funny"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUx8qFWou_k

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  32. I read because you're really funny and honest!! And you're very motivating.

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  33. I love running and respect someone who doesn't take herself too seriously and keeps it entertaining.

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  34. I can't win (because I own all the sample GU Roctane Drink, bwah-hahahha!) but I read you because you're fricking hilarious. And inspiring. And smart. And you make poop jokes.

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  35. I read your blogs because you make me laugh so hard! I'm not laughing at you; I'm laughing because you experience what ever runner experiences and puts it out there, bluntly, and yes I've had to poo in a corn field 2 1/2 miles from my house and used a corn stalk! So when you tell your experiences I know I'm NORMAL! Lol well as normal as a runner can be after all we pee & poo if nature calls...anywhere! ;-)

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  36. I read because of the farting. There I said it. The treadmill one where you were talking about letting it out and hoping no one could hear... ROTFL.
    On a serious note, I truly love the farty side of you and the true grit heartfelt side of you.
    Yours was the first blog I began following...so you can imagine my surprise when no one else talked about farting in their blogs.
    I heart SUAR! And...GU. :)

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  37. I come here so that I can continually raise the stock price of Kimberly-Clark. You know the company that manufacturers and sells Depends. Every time I come here I either piss myself laughing (I PEE FROM A BLOG) or we talk about sharting and thus my need for Depends.

    See it is an ego raising project for me as my net value goes up every time I come here so thanks for posting and keep doing it.

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  38. I read this blog to remind me that I do not need to take everything (running) so serious. I laugh and ultimalately get my wife wondering what I am reading and then she starts reading!

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  39. You are frickin' hilarious and outrageously honest. I enjoy your sense of humor.

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  40. Simple. Because you are real. You don't try to post pics where you look like you have been photo shopped and you tell it like it is. Runners can relate to your stories because at some time in their running experiences they have been there or know they will be. Thanks for being real!

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  41. UGH I wish I like GU.. but it feels like goo in my stomach. I can't use it. :(

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  42. I read to learn about poop. Haha!! You're honest and fresh, nuff said. I don't even want the prize, I'm guessing it's not vegan...

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  43. I read your blog because you inspire me to be a better runner - get out there and do it and make fun of the stuff that sucks. I also read your blog because you're good enough, you're smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like you! I think I should deserve to win because I am a dedicated runner who lives literally in the middle of the ocean. It's very difficult for me to get the fancy shmancy running fuel. I would love you forever!

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  44. I come back for more everytime you post something new....and I have no idea why. Maybe to check and see if you have outdone yourself with creative potty places? Definitely sometimes to get motivated to run because I totally want to look like you and run like you one day!

    I am super excited at the prospect of winning, and I do have a blog where I would LOVE to write a review...

    The End.

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  45. I read because: 1) you make me laugh, 2) you have some great perspectives on running and life, 3) I keep hoping your Athleta sponsorship will translate to discounts for faithful readers, 4) your photos of Colorado scenery are gorgeous, 5) great links to other blogs, 6) I'll think of something else while I have my second glass of wine. Having just kicked the ass of my old marathon PR (by 18 minutes), I still have much to learn about maintaining hydration on the course, so I'm game to try something new. No blog, but guest posting a review would be fun!

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  46. Alta Radelich (radelich1@netzero.netDecember 13, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    I am instantly happy when I see you have posted!
    I think it is because you say things that sometimes I cannot put into words. You are very direct and VERY funny. My family knows that you are the reason I would just bust up on the couch, cracking up!!

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  47. I read so I don't feel bad about pooping in the bushes/farms/yards/paths that I run by. And because SUAR gets it.

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  48. I started reading around the time you had your stress fracture. You kept me as a reader because of how real and passionate you were about everything.

    Honestly, I read because you've got that indefinable kind of flair to your writing. I've seen other bloggers try to talk about poop and they just don't get it right. It makes me feel uncomfortable when I read about it on their blogs. You're totally blatant, honest, and funny. A great combination.

    Also, if I get this prize, I won't have to buy my own. Then I'll be able to afford a new bathing suit, and I won't have to swim in one that's become transparent... ;)

    Oh, and I deserve reader of the year, because I devoted this post to you way back in March, long before I was counting on winning a contest.

    http://debtris.blogspot.com/2011/03/conversation-from-dollhouse.html

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  49. I love to read your SUAR blog because you mix up fun running recaps, humor, family, and other things that you care about. Your blog inspires me to run, which takes some doing! ;) I’d be proud to be your “reader of the year” and provide the testing and feedback for the new GU Roctane Ultra Endurance.
    p.s. Almost forgot the poop & pee stories.

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  50. You are hilarious, first off all. Second, I read because you keep it real and keep it motivating. You aren't afraid to tell it like it is, but you have such a dang good time doing what you do that it makes me want to do it as well! Never change!

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  51. I read your blog because I grew up with 2 older brothers who taught me bad words, how to defend myself in a fight and educated me on gross topics including how to burp the alphabet and all about farts. We have all gone our separate ways living across the country and I find some comfort in your discussions of gas and potty. Oh and I love to run so I enjoy your discussions and expertise on running.

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  52. I love your blog! you are funny, inspiring, and just keep things real. I love it when people keep things real.

    And you do cool giveaways (none of which I have won - YET), so pick me to win!!!

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  53. I read your blog because you are so honest and hilarious. Before your blog I thought it was only my husband and I who joked about farts and BMs...now I have a whole window into a wide world of this kind of fun!

    Also, great to hear about your adventures in racing and recovery and to see your progress!

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  54. I read your blog because you're blunt and honest. Your posts make me laugh and I love the running tips since I'm a newbie to the sport.

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  55. Did I forget to say that I love gu so it would be killer to try the roctane powder and review it on my blog. I tend to do better with liquid nutrition than gel so this would be awesome!!!

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  56. I read because your blog has lots of voice...and poop. You give poop a voice.

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  57. I read to learn more about poop!

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  58. I read your blog b/c you are real and speak your mind! I love that! You talk about poop and I talk about poop but am not as brave you you to post about it. I have thought about sending my sister a picture though! ;)
    You work your ass off and are just cool about it, like "that was so freaking hard but I did it" instead of "that's right! I'm awesome and you're not" kind of attitude.
    I like GU chomps but think this powder looks interesting and would love to give it a go!
    Can't wait to see what you talk about next!

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  59. I read because you give good advice, good tips and you say what I am thinking. You are able to blog about information AND make it entertaining at the same time. I fell in love with GU when I ran my first half marathon. It gave me that little extra push I needed at the end. Plus your contest ends on my birthday :)

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  60. You run fast, you run far, you survive injury and then you run again. But you never make me feel that I sould compare myself to you. When I read your blog I am inspired to run MY fastest, MY farthest, and to know I will get through this hip pain and run again. Most days you make me laugh, but you also make me pause and THINK too. (Bonus: you blog nearly everyday and your blog loads easily/quickly on my computer. That is nice too!)

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  61. Why DO I read your blog? Maybe because I have a fondness for literacy and humour? Maybe because I like your view of life?

    All that, and reading your blog rewards me for coming. I never quite know what I'm going to find, and I like that.

    I would like to with the Gu goop, so I'm entering this contest. Just in case you were wondering given my spotty contest entry record.

    As to why I deserve to win, why not? Not everything can be a plot against Canadians, can it?

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  62. Fart and poop stories. The raw-ness has made my day on more than one occasion.

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  63. I just found your blog this year, and I never miss a post. You are crass, offensive, brutally honest, oversharing, gauche, tacky, and probably smelly. Not that those are bad things. You are so honest and authentic, you are like a breath of fresh air in a world caught up with image. Thank you for being you!

    And oh yeah, I love Gu. Roctane gel got me through my first marathon 2 months ago (Nike Women's), and the gels and brew have gotten me through 2 Olympic tri's, a half, and next up: Ironman!!

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  64. I read because I need to remember to just shut up and run!! I get too caught up in numbers and head games and self doubt! Your blog is a reminder to just run!! And your potty humor is delightful!

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  65. I read your blog to give me creative games to play with the kids. Recently, we've been alternating burp and fart on the round. That's old SUAR news, so I am hoping to get fresh inspiration soon.

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  66. I love coming to read all your witty comments and stories! And I think I should win this giveaway because I need my Gu-cherry popped! I've never tried it!

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  67. I read your blog because it allows me to say 'shut up' in front of my kids (cuz you know that's a no-no word)!
    Seriously, though, I enjoy the mix of real and really funny! I am inspired by the amount of hard work you put into your days/workout, I enjoy pissing my pants as I read about your adventures in life, and I cherrish the deep (and sometimes not so deep) thoughts you have about life's big events!
    That's what keep me coming back daily!
    www.yayformom.blogspot.com
    -Amy

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  68. I read your blog for entertainment purposes! It's hilarious!! I am also amazed at the number of followers you have and your blog was one of the very first blogs that I ever read.

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  69. I, oddly, don't want to enter the contest. No offense to the product, I just have allergies. But I want to tell you why I read:

    Because you rock. I'm a newer runner, and you make everything sound fun (even poop!) and exciting enough that I want to run after reading your blog. It is that simple. You make me remember that after the first fifteen minutes I love to run.

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  70. I read this blog because you have overcome injuries, and through all of life's obstacles - you remain a better runner. I love the inspiration!

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  71. I read because any woman who can run and train like you do, and keep her family life going...all the while not taking herself too seriously...well, that's seriously amazing and I love it! I'd love to win because I'm a newbie and think sharing some of this big ol' tub with my running group would make me 1.) like Santa, and 2.) the most popular runner in the group for at least 2 minutes (score!). That, and I've never tried GU, so I'd also be willing to call myself a GU virgin for the sake of promotion purposes and offer a plug on my blog. So basically, I'm saying if I win, I'll pimp out my blog for a day to post about it. Hey, a shameless plug for you and GU? Sounds like a win-win, sister! Disclaimer: I cannot fulfill any promises to pull in the volume of your readership, though!

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  72. I am an extremely slow runner and reading about your training and races gives me hope that I'll speed up someday and be able to be epic...like you. Plus I love that you are 'real'.

    And I totally love GU and don't use any other gel b/c they are gross. So winning would be fabulous in so many ways. Plus a blog review would make my day.

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  73. I am an extremely slow runner and reading about your training and races gives me hope that I'll speed up someday and be able to be epic...like you. Plus I love that you are 'real'.

    And I totally love GU and don't use any other gel b/c they are gross. So winning would be fabulous in so many ways. Plus a blog review would make my day.

    Poop.

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  74. I read because you're funny! That's probably because you like fart jokes and so do I. I have a 12 year old boy's sense of humor.

    I am also a huge Gu fan. It's my favorite and I'm marathon training right now, so some extra would be greatly appreciated.

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  75. Because when I found a little shat in my undies after a juicy fart during a run I knew I wasn't the only one. Thanks.
    AmyD

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  76. I read for comic relief. You know how to tell a story and I love getting the SUAR fix everyday,

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  77. I read because you are one of the first blogs I started following and you give me inspiration for my blog. Plus you are freaking hilarious! I love GU and that's why I deserve to win!

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  78. My 2011 resolution was to run 1000 miles by the end of the year. This was actually a bit of a reach, seeing as I was running 12-15 mile weeks last December. So, like a good little bookworm, I read up on training tips and runner's blogs to help me chug through.

    I eventually ramped up to averaging mid-twenty-something-mile weeks, hit my goal early in December and actually, the funny runner blogs are probably a big factor in getting me there. I found that one of the most valuable things you can learn as a runner is to have a sense of humor about yourself, whether you're wearing mismatched, holey running gear, you've just discovered your shoe sole is flopping, you've managed to fall down and skin your right knee twice in less than a month or your hat keeps blowing off in a high wind.

    TLDR; Came for the tips, stayed for the hi-larity. And I'm curious about these GU things of which you speak. I've only dabbled in that arena, and mostly with gel blocks/blox/bloks and yucky things that taste of protein powder masquerading as "peanut butter flavor" in the same way the cleaning grit at the dentist's office claims to be "bubble gum flavor". I may have to do more than dabble if I plan to work my way up to bigger things than the odd 7-mile run for 2012.

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  79. I am completely excited to check everyday and hear about what you have been up to and well, mainly because if I hadn't read your blog, I wouldn't have known that all the weird bodily situations that 'sneak out' aren't just me! :) Right?! They aren't?! Right??? It is really a runner thing, isn't it?! :)

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  80. I read this blog because it's funny and it's about running and who doesn't love reading about funny running especially when poop is involved. I tried Gu Roctane on the course during the Philly RnR half this past Septermber and I ran my best race ever. Would love to try this new stuff and would write up a review for my blog "like it's my job."

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  81. i read your blog because you're funny and honest. i toot more than any normal person and you make me feel pretty normal with all of your potty stories. and you are pretty stinkin awesome

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  82. I read because you are not only hilarious and painfully honest, you bring out that in me, too. I say things in the comments on your blog that I wouldn't say to anyone else. It's liberating. Thanks!

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  83. I read your blog because its like a peanut buttercup blizzard from DQ, so bad for me but so sinfully good! Oh and because you write about the kind of stuff I like to do, running, biking, and pooping.

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  84. I read because in a former life we were obviously related. Even though you don't know me, this is true - my husband says so. Also, you're the only person I know of who is more ridiculous than I am when it comes to poop.

    (and yes, I deleted my first post because I'm an idiot who didn't use my blog to sign in. I'm awesome like that.)

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  85. I read your blog because I love the sarcastic, snarky way you write about the most random of topics. I don't need inspiration or motivation, I want the sarcasm!! I also want the gu......

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  86. Though i may hafta dig through some poo and fart comments to get to the good stuff, you seem like a serious runner who is definitely honest with her experiences. And i like that. This is my first year of reading blogs and yours is one of the first i found back in March, and of the 200ish i "follow", you are among my 5ish that i make sure to read every post every day. Can ya believe it?! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  87. I really want to win this. I love checking out what you have to say because I know you are real. I bet you would be so fun to train with if we lived in the same city. I think it is awesome how far you have come in such a short time. Additionaly, I used to follow a fictional blogger who recently stopped writing. That was hard on me for daily entertainment, and you have filled that void.

    I totally deserve to win the Gu because I am completely a Gu addict. I am probably the only person who used up 3 packets for a sprint tri that takes less than an hour and a half. Gu is also pretty much the only nutrition that I used for my entire half IM. Roctane is my crack, and has saved many a workout for me when I woke up "not feeling it". I make people that visit me from MI bring Gu from there b/c it is cheaper there. I have Gu in my purse and in my iPod case, just in case. Pick me pretty please!

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  88. I think it's like the NASCAR phenomena, nobody admits it but they wait for the crash. In your case, I am waiting to see who craps or pisses themself first...you, or some dude on the plane. Thank you for the humor and suspense!

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  89. I read as a game of Russian roulette (not the elevator game of the same name) I read on my phone while rocking my daughter to sleep. If I laugh so hard I snort and wake her up, it's a really good post!

    Btw, got my SUAR long sleeve in the mail today. I love it!!! It will go perfectly with my purple skirt for my run on Saturday! See what a great fan I am!

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  90. I read for many of the same reasons as the NINETY readers who have already commented --- you're REAL, you're MOTIVATIONAL, you're FUNNY, your awesome WRITING style, your body-function anecdotes (we've all got 'em)... Clearly there are many reasons that you've gained the following that you have!
    That's a lot of strokin'! (TWSS.)

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  91. You're the reason I get up and run every day. Just Shut up and Run!

    You help us all understand that while life is full of "stuff", don't let it get in the way. Just Shut up and Run!

    And when you gotta go, you gotta go. Then you Just Shut up and Run! And tell us all about it later!

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  92. I think you are cute (bet it's been a long time since anyone called you that, and because you write so much better than I do and I feel that if I read more my writing might improve,

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  93. Because your sassy and it's refreshing. :) Jessica

    runningtobeskinny.com

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  94. I like your blogroll and that you update daily! Also, I wish I was super speedy and lived in CO. Well, I always wish I was super speedy, I sometimes wish I lived I CO.

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  95. You had me at Pussy Posse. Especially lately.

    Let me 'splain: I'm 23 weeks pregnant w/ #3 (SUUUURRRPRISE!) and I wanted to run through the whole ride. My bambino and my sacrum had other ideas. So, each step I take (not even running steps) is a spin on the Wheel of Pain. I got into a physical therapist who has put me in the pool and (drum roll...) I have my OWN PERSONAL PUSSY POSSE! (Mine includes quite a few y-chromosomed dudes, too, but I will always, always think of it as my Pussy Posse.) I'm 37 and the folks in the pool with me are all at least 140 years older than me. Give or take.

    So, I read for the humor, the inspiration and yadda yadda, but lately I read for the incredibly loud inside joke I snigger about whenever I step in the pool.

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  96. I read for entertainment and to know that I am not alone!

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  97. I read to build my nerve up enough to poo in the bare (pun intended) winter woods so I don't keep tanking my long runs.

    The Kidless Kronicles

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  98. You know why I read? Because there is truth, farts, and family. That's all my life consists of - I figure you might as well be a part.

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  99. Definitely the fashion. I think the first time I visited and I scanned through, I saw one of those "fashion photos", and thought if she's that good that she can post a photo like that, she's worth reading! Also it's nice to know I'm not a lone with some of the insanities of running...

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  100. Why do I read your blog? Besides all the fun and good running tips? It's my morning routine...SUAR and a good cup of coffee, what's better than that!

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  101. I love your sunny outlook. I love that you are a badass runner. I love that you share your thoughts/struggles with injury/etc - you have good advice for the body, brain and spirit.
    And, you have an awesome blogroll.

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  102. I read because I think you're weird, yet somehow intriguing... you know like an accident waiting to happen. (all sarcasm, i <3 you)

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  103. I read because when I'm not 'stfu' to go run I'm seriously LMFAO over your trials and tribulations… plus once in a while I learn something. And get to see your stellar fashion and superstars you hang out with…

    I deserve to win because I rule. I've lost over 90 pounds in my running journey. No Bob, no ranch, no falling in love with Ramone. Just me, running and reading your blog.

    I would certainly be happy to write a blog and review about the product if I'm so lucky to win.

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  104. I'm not entering to win, because truthfully, GU makes my tummy upset. But I am commenting to tell you that you are freakin' awesome, and that's why I read you. You have the guts to say what I think but don't, you have the experiences of a great athlete, but experience what the everyman does, and you crack my stuff up. Everyday. When I feel like I can't run anymore, I read you, and shut up....and run.

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  105. I read because you're REAL! And I appreciate that!

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  106. I read because you give a real life view of running and you don't sugar coat things; you tell it like it is. I would love to try out the new GU product, and give my honest review about it on my blog :)

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  107. Why do I read... Well your BLOG gives me hope that I'm not the only crazy one out there! I do BLOG, bit I would consider myself a lazy BLOGer. I ran two marathons this year at 230 lbs just to prove to my dumb ass friends that I could do it! Like you I still talk about the famous people I've run into while running, Scott Rigsby of Ironman Kona, and Stewart Cink while Judging BBQ. I have tried every supplement under the sun while running over the last 6 years, I often look like Batman with his utility belt on the road! I wear crazy colored noosa tri 6, bright yellow shorts, and off the wall shirts during races.

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  108. I come back because your blog is more addicting than crack dissolved in a Bud Light (never really tried this, but if I were ever to become a junky, I would totally combine my stuff together and patent it. 'Cause I'm entreprenuer-ish like that)

    You are real, humorous, and very motivational. Not neccessarily in that order, but it seems like the days that one of those is missing in my life, you are able to dish it up. In a nutshell, this is me: "85% Kick Ass and 15% Crippling Self Doubt". You are helping me move to a higher Kick Ass life, all the way around. Thank you for that! ♥♥♥

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  109. OK. I'm out of the closet now. I have NEVER commented on any blog, but I think I owe this to you since your blog is my daily running bread. I nosh on other blog sites, but only you and one other are daily staples. Why? Most sites are far too serious for me and yours makes me laugh every time, but you have also brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion. I must say I was drawn to the SUAR first because of the name. I knew it had to be something special and not a waste dump site (I was mistaken). You may never hear from me again, but thought I should let you know how much I appreciate the site, your tips, your openness, and your warped sense of humor. Thanks.

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  110. I read because you are so open and honest about everything. I am in denial about body functions. I refuse to admit to my husband that I do any of those things. I like it when people are ok with it. I read because you make me want to continue on my road to getting healthy. I want to be a runner, and you make me think it could be possible!

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  111. While I don't enjoy that you were injured (injuries can suck it!) it was theraputic to read about someone else's struggles and how much it sucks! And of course I love your real-life approach to running, blogging and life in general.

    Also happen to love free stuff and look forward to doing more product reviews on my blog (a total work in progress!) so this would be a great giveaway to win. Gu me!

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  112. I come back because you are REAL! You make me laugh and help remind me why I run... and what really matters! And darn it- becuase poop and fart talk is funny! ;-)

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  113. I read because I am inspired by the success of someone who so recently started running. I started running at age 28 (I'm 30 now) and felt like such a latecomer to the party. Nice to know I may actually have marathons in my future. Also, though it goes without saying, you're hilarious.

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  114. I read your blog because you see the humor in every aspect of your life and you encourage beginners like me to keep pushing forward with goals. I get great information and never leave this site without a smile. I am 58 and think GU would enhance my efforts to run stronger and longer.

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  115. I read your blog because I'm a rubber and enjoy your no holds barred approach to running and life in general!

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  116. Omg. Autocorrect! I'm a RUNNER, not a rubber. I am most definitely not a condom.

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  117. I read and come back day after day because you are funny and keep it real. i like the balance of pics and words and i usually end of laughing

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  118. I read this b/c I'm not able to be the runner you and your community are and so I live it through you.
    I like to read this also b/c I can't afford you as a running coach so I have to read this and get all the good info I can!
    My kids are just a bit younger than yours so I like to see what's ahead for me. (I have an Emma, too!)

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  119. I love reading your blog because you tell it like it is. I feel you are very relatable and I appreciate that, for sure!

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  120. Funny :)
    It looks like your giving the finger with your Morton's toe :)

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  121. 'Cuz you make me laugh and not take myself (or my running) too seriously! I'd love to win some GU, too!!

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  122. I started reading after you were interviewed by a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blogger last spring when I was training for my first marathon. I kept reading because you are funny and positive.

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  123. I read because you make me laugh out loud! It's fantastic when I need a break from banging my head against my stupid experiment.

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  124. I read your blog and keep coming back because you honestly make me crack up in my cube, and it is always a much needed break for me :) Also, you are so candid and at times gross, that it is really entertaining (and I don't get easily entertained by things I consider "gross"). Why would I want it - because I am planning on training for a BQ this year, and I will need all the nutrition/hydration help I can get!

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  125. Very entertaining and I love the toilet talk just about in every episode (including this one, point proven) It would be neat to try out a new GU product that is not out in the market yet. Thanks for sharing and for the heads up. I have not been following for too long but I like your wittiness and your cleverness in writing terms. Thanks and have a good one. That is some vein huh?

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  126. I read your blog because you're direct, funny and never afraid to laugh at yourself, admit mistakes or mishaps. You're entertaining and I laugh my ass off. Which, by the way, is easier than running it off!!!

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  127. Two answers I’ll write to the questions I read.
    The first one was hardest. (Yeah, that’s what she said.)
    So let’s start with the warm-up, as befits those
    who wish to stay out of injury’s throes.
    Why should I get that GU? Well: I’m a bonker.
    I run and I run till my blood sugar’s conquered.
    I have goals for next year that this blog has helped spawn,
    including, I hope, my first marathon.
    (If you weary of rhymes, if you’re feeling some shlock-pain;
    Sorry -- it’s my best shot to garner that Roctane.)

    But others have goals and others want GU.
    So now let’s move on to Inquiry Two.
    What makes me check SUAR’s site day after day?
    What is it that gives this ol’ blog such cachet?
    It’s not the frank talk on what I’ll call manure.
    Though it’s simply too fitting her name’s pronounced “sewer.”
    It’s not that her phrases have entered my slang.
    When I argue with rest days, despite that knee-pang,
    I say back, “You’ll get injured if you go out to play --
    So don’t be a Dumb As Shit Athlete today!”

    It’s that she inspires this everyday girl
    to do what she can and to give life a whirl.
    To laugh at the funny, to grieve for what’s tough,
    to remember that love is always enough.
    So what is her wisdom, when all’s said and done?
    Be grateful, poop often, and shut up and run.

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  128. I would come up with something creative but I have to go take a poo!! Just reading your blog makes me do that!

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  129. I read your blog because it reasures me that their is someone out there as sick and twisted as me. While i dont have too many "potty" problems on the trails, I boast to my kids about my world class "walkie-talkies" aka farts on the run...The only thing that can compare to my love of running is my love of embarrassing my 5 kids.I went as far as to wearing pajamas, a robe, and a shower cap with curlers sticking out (halloween costume I made)to pick them up from high school athletic practice. I think i should win the GU, that way instead of wasting my time looking for bottles of Powerade that I've hidden from the kids, I could be running and thinking of more ways to embarrass them

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  130. You're such a huge motivator for me. Sometimes, when I need that extra umph to get going, you really help!

    Keep it up, Lady ;).

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  131. I read because you motivate and inspire me to be the best runner (and person) I can be. And you make me laugh so hard I pee along the way. :)

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  132. I read your blog because you are inspiring and FUNNY! ;) You're not afraid to be yourself - as a person or as a runner - and you inspire me to try to do the same. You are confident with who you are and I love that!

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  133. My blogroll is full of bloggers who think they're funny, but really aren't, (and some who don't think they're funny and really aren't). SUAR stands alone because it's actually funny. I dig it.
    Posts are regular and often (regular and often? don't you have experience with that?). I appreciate always having something funny and informative to read when I open my computer.
    I'm sure every one of your readers deserves to win, but pick me pick me pick me!

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  134. Your TMI about BMs crack me up. That is why I read every day you post.

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  135. Inspiration and humor.

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  136. I love that you can laugh at yourself. You tell it like it is, and you don't worry about what others think. You have a great mix of running, life, kids...reality. You are crazy faster than I will ever be. I might not could keep up with you on a run, but I would sure as hell have fun having a glass of wine with you! Sarcastic. Real. Relatable.

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  137. I read because on some days, I want to be just like you. Other days, I'm not so sure...and other days, I think "NO FREAKING WAY". All I know is that if I was like you, I'd be pretty damn cool! :)

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  138. ...PS: the fact that you like beer makes you pretty super in my book, too! (My husband brews his own...come to Iowa to visit and we'll hook you up!)

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  139. The best thing about your blog is your ability to engage the audience. It's a rare and precious gift. I read it for the bodily functions, but comment for the conversation.

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  140. I read your blog, simply, because you entertain me. I would say more but I don't want you to get a big head ;)

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  141. I read daily for the honesty and the shock value. I don't know any reason why I should win over someone else; loyalty? lol Because I wont ever get to try that stuff any other way? ;)

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  142. I read because I'm training for my first marathon and reading the blogs of serious runners keeps me on track with my goals! The helpful tips are also a plus! :D

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  143. I stumbled across this blog because of Skinnyrunner and I've been reading ever since. I can say I am your biggest fan in Belgium... I'm training for my first marathon in May (been running quite a few half) and I come here for inspiration too :)

    Kath

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  144. I stumbled across this blog because of Skinnyrunner and I've been reading ever since. I can say I am your biggest fan in Belgium... I'm training for my first marathon in May (been running quite a few half) and I come here for inspiration too :)

    Kath

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  145. I only read because you have the same first name, and I get confused between your blog and mine.

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  146. I read mostly because I am supposed to be writing my dissertation and I have found reading about running and pooping to be so much more desirable than writing about statistics.

    and, in all seriousness, because you inspire me and i appreciate your candor, honesty and humor.

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  147. I read your blog because you're funny, a great writer and a huge inspiration to me. I love your positive attitude and determination. I'm about the same age as you and our kids are about the same age, too.
    My sister lives in Salt Lake City and I visit her every two years. Sometimes we drive down to Vegas together and I love it!
    I hope to be your #1 fan in Finland!

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  148. I read your blog because I feel like you're the woman I'm going to become in the future. I started reading you somewhere in June/July of 2009, just after starting my own blog. I was drawn to your humor, sincerity and the fact that you work in social services. At the time as a newer runner I liked having someone I felt I could relate to and I also liked pretending I could be you in 10-ish years. (There I did us both a favor with the ages). My earliest memory of you was when you won the trip for Hood to Coast. I also recall writing a poem about your toenail and "winning" although I am glad you didn't send me the actual nail! Ha! You've worked hard for all your successes and that's why I enjoy continuing to read you. No matter how "popular" you become you don't seem out of touch. Oh and on a final note, I admire how despite being injured at times you keep up with you posts, encouraging positive outlooks and commitment to recovery, instead of simply going on "hiatus".

    Oh and all the great pictures of that "terrible" place you live might be a good reason to stop over too

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  149. So, I actually stumbled onto this blog because a friend of mine follows it.

    Ultimately I stuck around because I find you hilarious.

    And because you talk about all the stupid things that come up during a run that you can't talk about with people that don't run.

    Running with famous people doesn't really factor in.

    I should totally win because I ran Vegas and lived to tell the tale. And restrained any urges to trip Kate Gosslein. Actually, I think your blog was the first one I read when I got back home, because I wanted to see if your experience was similar to mine (it was, unfortunately).

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  151. I read because it's like you live in my head. That and I didn't think any other woman talked about poop as much as I did. I think a photo montage of one-sleeved running shirts would be ideal, as that is my go-to wiper when nature calls on a trail run.

    As for winning, I teach high school and get so sick of entitlement I know I deserve nothing, but I work hard at keeping up my training while working full time and earning my doctorate so it would be nice to try the new Gu. I would post said review on my blog Perk 'n Ride which is nowhere as funny or poopcentric as yours.

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  152. I love your blog because of your humor (nothing wrong with some good ole fashioned ass humor!) and your honesty! Yeah, I put ass humor before honesty...

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  153. I read to learn about new places to poo... Actually, I learn a little about balance, which is really difficult. And I am entertained by your blog.

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  154. 1. Your sense of humour
    2. You run in a skirt
    3. You tell me its ok to drink chocolate milk
    4. Your realistic
    5. You talk about stuff I understand - always. It's like your in my mind!
    P.S. I don't need to win the GU, although the coffee flavour is AWESOME!

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