Our Most Popular Posts from 2017
As we head into 2018, I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on popular content from 2017 and also plan ahead to the future.
This year was filled with far more ups than downs for me. Besides a failed BQ attempt back in September, I really have nothing to complain about. Maybe that’s just part of getting older. I turn 39 in February of 2018, and I like to think I have more perspective on life as I get older.
With three little kids and a fourth on the way, I think I’m doing quite well when it comes to running. I raced more in 2017 than I did the previous year, and while I didn’t have any PR’s, I definitely had more fun and enjoyed the experience more than I have in a long time. I guess if there’s one lesson to learn, it’s that finding ways to have fun is really what it’s all about.
I spent time digging through our Google Analytics and social media metrics to see which items of content were the most popular. You may have missed these great posts from 2017, so here’s an opportunity to catch up or refresh!
Our Most Popular Posts of 2017
- Three Training Tips for the Boston Marathon – By Krysta Gunvalson — Mar 6, 2017
- This post came out shortly before the Boston Marathon. Krysta shared a few tips about two months out from the race to help everyone make the most of this iconic event.
- Running with Chronic Illness: New Documentary at Twin Cities Film Fest – By Madeleine Wolfe — Oct 20, 2017
- Runners are often thought of as being the pictures of perfect health, due to the proven mental and physical benefits of running. A connection that is not frequently made, however, is the relationship between running and chronic illness. The documentary short film “Running Breathless: A Self-Portrait” examines this relationship in detail through the life of Laurel Schwartz, director, and producer of the film. The documentary was chosen as one of six other documentary shorts to be shown at the Twin Cities Film Festival on October 21st.
- The Midwest’s Boldest Race: The Mankato Marathon – By Rich Rein – March 24, 2017
- Describing your event as “the Midwest’s Boldest Race” is a pretty bold claim, but when Trip Advisor calls your event the top marathon worth traveling for in our state, you have a pretty decent starting point! Rich shares what makes the Mankato Marathon and other weekend events some of the most well-organized and fun races in the state.
- 9 Medals in 9 Months: How I Raced Through Pregnancy – By Kayleen Beccard — Apr 5, 2017
- In 2016, Kayleen and her husband registered for several out-of-state races to check off some new states on their “marathon in all 50 states” list. Little did they know she would become pregnant with their first baby early in the year! Instead of throwing the races out the window, they decided to try and earn a medal for every month of pregnancy. What followed were many months, many races, and many things learned about running while pregnant.
- Three Perspectives on the Twin Cities Marathon – By Nathan Freeburg – April 14, 2017
- Not only is the Twin Cities Marathon the “most beautiful urban marathon” in the United States, but it offers an interesting blend of scenery that will help all 26.2 grueling miles fly by. It’s almost my favorite race of all time, and in this post, I shared three perspectives on the marathon: the newbie runner, the repeat runner, and the charter club member, and explain why TCM is one of the best races around.
Your Favorite Posts
We created a lot of content this year. Were there other posts that resonated with you? Are there specifics topics you’d like us to explore in the future? Share in the comments below.
Here’s to a great 2018!