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Editor's Letter, marathon

2010 in review: Runner’s Illustrated is Moving Forward

I want to thank everyone who has made my blog a hit. Here are some stats that WordPress automatically sent to me.

I hope for this amount to double for next year.

Thank you and happy reading

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 62 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 130 posts. There were 225 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 66mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 19th with 174 views. The most popular post that day was My Foot Hurts!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for joan benoit samuelson, shot blocks for running, asics sweatshop, sex before running, and joan benoit.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


My Foot Hurts! September 2009


Running Pregnant – Before, During, and After Baby – It’s A No Brainer for Runners February 2008
49 comments and 1 Like on,


Running High: Energy Shots and Gus-Do they help? January 2008


The First Trimester – Pregnant Runner February 2010


The Inconvenient Truth About Running Shoes – People Suffer So We Can Excercise May 2008



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