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Life is a Carnival…of Running

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I needed to free up my eponymous blog for other writing endeavors and so decided last month to create RunningIsFunny.com for all of my running-related blogging.

I was perfectly willing to fill it with my normal rantings, but I wondered if there was a Carnival of Running to help me direct readers to other useful material.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a blog carnival is, according to Wikipedia, “a type of blog event. It is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Each edition of a blog carnival is in the form of a blog article that contains permalinks to other blog articles on the particular topic.”[ad#Adsense]

This is a long way of saying it is a weekly round-up of blog posts on a single subject. BlogCarnival.com lists more than 5,300 carnivals on topics ranging from homeschooling to investing to my personal favorite, the Carnival of Brevity.

I was surprised to discover that there hadn’t been a Carnival of Running for a long time. The last one appeared in March 2008 on See Kevin Run.

I decided to pick up the ball, using submissions from readers and choosing others from the ultimate resource – our very own Running Blog Family.

The first edition of the Carnival of Running went up Wednesday, and I hope you’ll check it out and consider submitting a blog post of your own for edition #2. I’m especially looking for stories that are amusing and entertaining.

All you have to do is e-mail the permalink to carnival@runningisfunny.com. If I get it by Tuesday morning, chances are good it will show up in Wednesday’s issue. If it’s late, I’ll consider holding it over until the following week.

So, if you’re interested in running as it relates to gorilla suits, bee stings and goose droppings, the Carnival of Running is your kind of read.

About Mike Antonucci

I ran 6-minute miles when I was in the military, then tapered for 20 years. Two-time marathoner (3:43 PR), my next goal is to stay healthy enough to run another. There are literally thousands of people handing out running advice and serious tips. I prefer to focus on the humorous or odd facets of our shared obsession. Let's face it, running is funny.



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