Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Know You're Reading My Blog... let me know what you think!  I love writing my blog and would do it even if no one ever read it, but the thing is, I know you do read it.  I know that 25 of you read the post about the Allen Park 10K I ran over the weekend but only one of you commented (thanks, Mom!).  I also know that 84 of you read about the Solstice Run but only one of you commented (thanks, Mom!).  To be fair, there are a few of you who aren't related to me who've left a comment or two.  In fact, I've had a handful of comments from people I don't even know!  (Very exciting!)  So to everyone who has commented - THANK YOU!

"Really people, I'm nice!"*

Maybe you read my posts and are left speechless.  I understand.  I have that effect on people (actually I don't).  Maybe you read my posts but don't like them.  Not everyone likes what I have to say (but they should).  So whether you love them or hate them, leave a comment to let me know what you think.  Just every once in a while.  I promise I don't bite...hard.  (shameless Austin Powers reference)

I've already told you about my running, my vegan journey, my recent vacation to Hawaii with my Brian, and our 9-year anniversary.  So now it's your turn.

Not sure where to start?

Let's try an ice-breaker so we can get to know each other a little better:

Everyone stand in a circle and hold hands.  We're going to move a hula hoop around the circle without ever letting go of each others' hands.  Ready?  Oh wait, that's for team-building.  We'll save that for another day.

Let's just try a couple of questions instead, shall we?

  • How did you find my blog?
  • What do you enjoy most about the blog - recipes, restaurant reviews, or race recaps?
  • If Weird Al Yankovic could perform just one song at your birthday party, which would you choose?

Answer one, two, all, or none of the questions in the comments section below.  Maybe once we get the ball rolling you'll be more comfortable commenting in the future. 

Thanks for reading.  Have a great day!

*Those of you who worked with me last year might recognize this gem from my end-of-the-year slide show photo caption.  (Not this picture, though.)


  1. 1. You are my Facebook friend and I stalk your blog. It's true, I am a stalker.
    2. I most enjoy your running and recipe portions of your blog.
    3. We played Weird Al's "Eat It" at our wedding when we cut the cake, so I would choose that. However my husband would probably rather hear "Another One Rides the Bus."
    4. I miss you!

  2. 5. Craig said the other day, "Who is the vegan road warrior?". Lol

  3. Thanks, Jane!! I love that you stalk my blog and that you played "eat it" at your wedding! I miss you, too!

  4. Vegan road warrior - awesome!

  5. I would definitely have to go with "One more Minute" with "Another one Rides the Bus" and "Spam" for the encore that he would be more than happy to do for me.

  6. It's Weird Al so you're right - he'd probably end up doing a whole show. He's just that kind of guy.

  7. Hey there! I think I found your blog because you commented on a recipe I was eyeballing... I'm loving your FM Fridays and recipes. I ran for bit in highschool and college, but I don't anymore, so I've enjoyed seeing your commitment to running, too. :)

    Wierd Al's gonna require a bit more consideration..

  8. Hi Amanda,
    I have been following your blog!
    Great recipes!
    Your a great writer and it has been fun reading!

  9. Retina-Marie,
    Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! Today I might make the banana bread recipe you posted last week.

  10. Francine! I'm so happy that you've been following my blog. Thanks for letting me know! :)

  11. I read & I've commented. Do I get a gold star? I found you because I'm also a facebook stalker.

    I would have to ask Weird Al to perform "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch" because that's the first song that comes to mind!

    I love your race reports and recipes!


  12. Kaci - Thanks for always reading and commenting! Instead of a gold star, how about I run a couple of your suicides during boot camp? That might be more of a reward. :)

  13. Hey Amanda!
    1. I found your blog because you were sweet enough to tell me about it.
    2. I love reading it for all the food. I'm not a versed as you are with the whole vegan lifestyle so you're very helpful.
    3. Just saw Weird Al in concert and I would definitely want to hear "One More Minute" or "I Lost on Jeopardy."

    Sorry it took me so long to post! Nicole