Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year In Review

After a long absence I opened up the blog to see how it was doing.  I had the stomach flu and a long string of migraines, but now that I was feeling better I wanted to get back to writing and see if anyone was still going to the site.  Much to my surprise, "Rebuilt Runner" was still getting decent traffic.  The stats were pretty interesting, so I wanted to share them with you so you can see how other people are getting to this blog and what they are reading.


Total Hits: (since I started the blog in May): 1,914

Top Three Posts:

1. Why People Hate Running*: 56 hits

2. The Once and Future Sarsgaard: 46 hits

3. How Thin Is Too Thin: 41 hits

* Its funny that this is my most popular article, because it makes it sound like the blog is about hating running, even though I totally love it.  Oh well.

And finally, some popular Google searches that lead here:

  • why people hate running
  • crazy ivans exercise
  • drowning

I'd like to give a special award to the Thornock family for being the top evangelizers.   Their blog is the number one referring site, so way to go!

Like most blogs, this is something I do just because it is fun for me to write.  Writing is a way to process information, to figure out exactly what you know, and to come to new conclusions.  So in that sense, this is a personal effort, something I do just for me.  But it is deliberately public, so it is also meant as a way to share things with others, and I'm really happy that people are enjoying what I write and getting something out of it.

For those of you who come here often, if there is something you would like me to write about, or new features you wish "Rebuilt Runner" had, please let me know because I would welcome the feedback.  Just leave it in the comments and I will check it out.

Have a Happy New Year!



  1. Do I get some prize for "converting" people to the blog? ;-) I enjoy the tips and motivation that you provide. I've learned quite a bit from you (like why I should ice after a long run) and it's helped me with my running and exercise. You know your stuff and it's enjoyable to read. Just keep on keepin' on...or something like that.

  2. Sorry, I didn't have any prizes. Maybe next year I will get something for the top three or something. Have a great new year, Ashleigh!