I ran five miles Saturday for Meg Cross Menzies. Menzies was killed tragically Jan. 13 while on a run not far from her home in Richmond, Va. A friend of mine occasionally ran with Menzies, and she shared Menzies's story on Facebook. She was the mother of three and married to a police sergeant. Menzies was training for the Boston Marathon. Her story and a social media movement dubbed #megsmiles consumed my thoughts this weekend. Folks around the world ran Saturday in Meg's memory. Here's a snippet from the Daily Brew. So I found a running blog today that I liked: Mile Posts. Mile Posts chronicles the running journey Dorothy Beal, who's balancing motherhood, a small business, and is training for her 27th marathon. On the blog, Beal says to "Dream big. Run long." I completely identified with her recent post, Comparison is the thief of joy. In it, Beal talks about how she would compare her workout against others; Beal came to the conclusion it's unhealthy to do this. Read the full post on PR Newswire for Bloggers here.
I think coins are fascinating. I've tried collecting them (old ones especially), but because I don't know really how to properly appreciate them, my collection is pretty meager. So I find serious collectors and their vast collections incredibly interesting. The Coin Collectors Blog is written by Scott, whose "main collection consists of 20th and 21st century coins." "My favorite designs are Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, James Earl Fraser’s Buffalo Nickel, the “Drummer Boy” reverse of the Bicentennial Quarter, and Joe Fitzgerald’s Jefferson portrait on the obverse of the 2005 Westward Journey nickels," he says on his blog. A couple of interesting recent posts include what is with the coin of the year and counting down the Top 10: No. 1 No trouble with the curve. Read the full post here.
Bonus post: The Top 10 Grammar Conundrums of 2013. Over the course of last year, our beloved Grammar Hammer tackled a host of topics, ranging from verb tenses to punctuation, and everything in between. The most popular Grammar Hammer posts for the year focused on basics, for the most part, and here are the 10 that garnered the most readers.