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November 24, 2012
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Goldie F
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I don't know if this has been brought up before, but today after reading her post on Mizunos, it dawned on me.. Even though SR runs a lot more than other HLBs (Monica, Meghann, Caitlin, Anne, Tuna), it seems like she gets the least amount of stuff to endorse. (No Reebok fitfluential crap, no shoes in a chocolate easter egg, no reflective night gear from Brooks)

I wonder why that is. Do you think she has exclusive deals with 26.2 Apparel and Pro Compression and so she can't try that stuff? Or are those brands not offering it to her?

November 24, 2012
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She did a Reebok Crossfit event a while back, and I remember that she didn't seem too enthusiastic about it in her recap..

I also wonder why she doesn't get more stuff to endorse. I don't think she turns it down since she openly says she would like to make money off the blog.

November 25, 2012
12:16 pm
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bloghater said
She did a Reebok Crossfit event a while back, and I remember that she didn't seem too enthusiastic about it in her recap..

I also wonder why she doesn't get more stuff to endorse. I don't think she turns it down since she openly says she would like to make money off the blog.

seriously? she did a post on olive oil and went to a golfing event. SR endorses all kinds of stuff that is irrelevant to her blog just for the money.

November 25, 2012
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Goldie F
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Irene said

bloghater said
She did a Reebok Crossfit event a while back, and I remember that she didn't seem too enthusiastic about it in her recap..

I also wonder why she doesn't get more stuff to endorse. I don't think she turns it down since she openly says she would like to make money off the blog.

seriously? she did a post on olive oil and went to a golfing event. SR endorses all kinds of stuff that is irrelevant to her blog just for the money.

I meant.. and I think this is what bloghater meant too… more like apparel. I should have clarified that, my bad.

November 25, 2012
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Goldie F said

Irene said

bloghater said
She did a Reebok Crossfit event a while back, and I remember that she didn't seem too enthusiastic about it in her recap..

I also wonder why she doesn't get more stuff to endorse. I don't think she turns it down since she openly says she would like to make money off the blog.

seriously? she did a post on olive oil and went to a golfing event. SR endorses all kinds of stuff that is irrelevant to her blog just for the money.

I meant.. and I think this is what bloghater meant too… more like apparel. I should have clarified that, my bad.

I don't think she has fewer endorsements than other bloggers, just different. It seems like most running blogs have endorsements from Brooks, but she is clearly a Mizuno runner, and she probably doesn't want to switch shoes and risk an injury.  Also, she gets free clothes from 26.2 and Pro Compression, so she probably doesn't need extra clothes from Reebok, which aren't even designed for running (not that it makes a huge difference).  She also has those shower pills, GNC products, and Click…And, I'm sure she has other endorsements I'm forgetting about right now. 

November 25, 2012
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Nada KERF said

Goldie F said

Irene said

bloghater said
She did a Reebok Crossfit event a while back, and I remember that she didn't seem too enthusiastic about it in her recap..

I also wonder why she doesn't get more stuff to endorse. I don't think she turns it down since she openly says she would like to make money off the blog.

seriously? she did a post on olive oil and went to a golfing event. SR endorses all kinds of stuff that is irrelevant to her blog just for the money.

I meant.. and I think this is what bloghater meant too… more like apparel. I should have clarified that, my bad.

I don't think she has fewer endorsements than other bloggers, just different. It seems like most running blogs have endorsements from Brooks, but she is clearly a Mizuno runner, and she probably doesn't want to switch shoes and risk an injury.  Also, she gets free clothes from 26.2 and Pro Compression, so she probably doesn't need extra clothes from Reebok, which aren't even designed for running (not that it makes a huge difference).  She also has those shower pills, GNC products, and Click…And, I'm sure she has other endorsements I'm forgetting about right now. 

I do think SR has a modicum of restraint and won't accept sponsorships from competing products. She isn't like Tuna who is paleo and then does a potato bit.  But SR has plenty of endorsements to keep her in ugly jimmy choo's. 

December 3, 2012
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So, she ran 6 miles on the morning of the Las Vegas Marathon to hit 30 for the day.  That shit is not normal, I'm sorry. 

December 3, 2012
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Nada KERF said
So, she ran 6 miles on the morning of the Las Vegas Marathon to hit 30 for the day.  That shit is not normal, I'm sorry. 

Honestly, I don't agree… why isn't it normal? She trains hard, and she can physically do it. She doesn't get injured and she's always had high mileage. I don't think it is a big deal. Sure, many runners probably can't do it, but if she had an easy run, what is the difference if she had to walk 6 miles to the start line?

December 3, 2012
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It's not normal because she's not an elite runner. Why the heck is it necessary to run the morning of a marathon? It's weird. Can you imagine how much this girl must have to eat to maintain her bazillion miles? It's like her "man up" week… it's totally pointless. Just to say you ran a ton? No thank you, I'd rather find something more fulfilling to do with my extra time than run like that. She needs to volunteer, or get a part time job (aside from the blog).

And take it from me, she will get injured when she gets older. Her body cannot take that beating forever. I've got plenty of 3:0X women marathoners in my running group; some are now in their 40s and 50s and are falling apart. Just because she CAN now, doesn't mean it's GOOD for her body.

December 3, 2012
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just…no said

Nada KERF said
So, she ran 6 miles on the morning of the Las Vegas Marathon to hit 30 for the day.  That shit is not normal, I'm sorry. 

Honestly, I don't agree… why isn't it normal? She trains hard, and she can physically do it. She doesn't get injured and she's always had high mileage. I don't think it is a big deal. Sure, many runners probably can't do it, but if she had an easy run, what is the difference if she had to walk 6 miles to the start line?

I think her motivations are in the wrong place. She is either running so much because: a. she is trying to burn more calories, or b. she has some form of exercise addiction. I'm guessing it's the latter, because one symptom of having an addiction is always having to "up" the dosage.  All of a sudden, running 26.2 miles isn't enough, so she has to add 6 miles to feel satisfied.  You could argue that physical exercise is inherently good for you, but having an addiction that is emotionally driven is not. 

December 3, 2012
10:52 am
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smallwiseone

I think running 6 miles before a marathon is absolutely bonkers. Period.

December 3, 2012
11:22 am
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walleyed

I run pretty high mileage so I'm normally forgiving, but six miles less than 12 hours before a marathon is just dumb. Do a couple shake out miles maybe if you're feeling jittery or tight, but stop. Go to yoga or Pilates or just spend the time stretching. Why enter a race if you're going to tucker yourself out ahead of time? It's pointless and I doubt she came close to PR'ing.

December 3, 2012
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Irene
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walleyed said
I run pretty high mileage so I'm normally forgiving, but six miles less than 12 hours before a marathon is just dumb. Do a couple shake out miles maybe if you're feeling jittery or tight, but stop. Go to yoga or Pilates or just spend the time stretching. Why enter a race if you're going to tucker yourself out ahead of time? It's pointless and I doubt she came close to PR'ing.

i think SR knew she wasn't in PR shape and ran the 6 miles to impress people with the milage. if she couldn't bust out a 3:09 she was going to run over 32 miles in a day. 


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