Friday, November 6, 2009

Sounds of the Marathon

While I take my sweet time composing a race report for the New York City Marathon, I flexed my (severely limited) computer-nerd muscle and uploaded a little sound bite of the marathon for y'all. I made this on-the-course recording (using my iPhone) around mile 16 (you can actually hear Garmy beep), coming off the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan and beginning the northward trek on 1st Avenue. When I listened to this for the first time after the race, it made my skin tingle and heart beat a little faster as I remembered what it was like at that moment: Thrilling.



On another note: My Google Reader suggested I add myself as a feed. (Never mind that clearly Google Reader has its head up its ass on that one.) I was curious to see what I look like in Google Reader so I clicked on me. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that 129 people subscribe to my blog. I continue to be amazed that my silly little blog, which started almost 2.5 years ago as a place to set down my thoughts on running and weight loss, has metamorphosed into something people actually want to read. I guess my childhood dream of becoming a writer has come true in some small way. Thank you, everyone, all 129 of you!

12 comments:

shellyrm said...

Thanks for posting. I enjoy reading about all your adventures in running.

Robert said...

My Quicktime plugin was working so I couldn't hear the sounds byte. That's a cool idea, though. Kinda makes me want to hit up a spy shop before my marathon and see if I could find a really light weight record.

Congrats on the 129! That's a bunch. I think I have like 12...

Christina said...

After you add yourself to reader how do you see your statisics? I've been wondering about it but don't know how to see it. thx

Sun Runner said...

@christina: I didn't actually add myself; my blog came up in the "explore" section in the Reader sidebar as a "recommended source." I think if you just want to search for your own blog you can click on "view all recommendations," then "search," and type in the name of your own blog under "search by keyword." Before tonight I had no idea how many people had subscribed to my blog, but now I'm going to be checking it constantly...

Jen said...

I'm one of the 129! Enjoying your blog. As a new-ish runner, I say thanks for the inspiration!

Morgan said...

LOVE IT!!!

I have been eating up race recaps since the season began and I think you have the first sound bite to date! :)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Congrats on all the subscribers!

I tried the soundbite in both Firefox and Safari.

Nuthin.

Spike said...

its good to be your own friend, it help you like yourself better. I have my own fan club, it involves me and only me.

Running Diva Mom said...

Keep up the great work and this awesome blog; love it!

Progman2000 said...

Nice blog (I'm #130)

Christina said...

Thanks for the info. I was able to see how many subscribers I have.

mr loser said...

Reader #130, not a subscriber, wishing you a good Aurora clump and happy turkey day.