3 might be too early a trend, but the first 3 running blogs I've decided to link to on my blog are all by women. These are the ones that I personally want to read again and again. Why no guys? Because the ones I've read are B-O-R-I-N-G (even to runners IMHO) - facts, facts, and more facts. Day 1 time 1 distance 1 temp 1; day 2 time 2 distance 2 splits 2; day 3 time 3 hills 3. Zzzzzzz.
Not to say some blogs by women are just as boring, but the good ones I've found by Allison, Chelle, and Yvonne are bursting with life. They talk about what they see, hear, smell, feel, and yes sometimes even taste (!) before, during, and after running; not just the miles of concrete covered or the ticks elapsed. In their blogs I see joy, concern, apprehension, disappointment, determination, rejuvenation, surprise, arrogance (only towards cyclists!), guts, pride, humor, agony, indecision, consternation, tenacity, embarrassment, decisiveness, confidence, and on and on. It makes me want to open up my mind and senses when I go out for my run. Thanks guys ... oops, girls, gals, women, you know what I mean!