Mile Markers


In another life, I am an English instructor, and the first assignment my Comp I students write is a Signpost essay. As I explain to them, a signpost is a marker in one’s life that can represent a mistake made, a lesson learned, a new direction, or a closed chapter. Really, anything can serve as a signpost in our lives as long as it is meaningful to us.

My running career is wrought with little signposts, and I’ll be sharing many of them on Run More Awesome. I’m dubbing this series of posts Mile Markers, well, because what’s a running blog without a few cheesy puns?

More importantly, I want to hear from you, dear reader, and the signposts that have shaped you as a runner. That’s right, I want you to share your Mile Markers on Run More Awesome, too! If you’re interested in contributing, here are my rules* guidelines, which I unapologetically stole from Jennifer Luitwieler and her “Why I Run” blog series:

  • You don’t have to be fast.
  • You don’t have to be perfect.
  • You don’t have to be a “writer.”
  • You just get to tell your story (extra points* if you’ve got a funny story)
  • 400-700 words
  • one image
  • links/bio
  • have fun

If you have a Mile Marker in mind, shoot me an email using sarahjoaustin (at) gmail (.) com, and we’ll get you all scheduled and such. Looking forward to reading your running stories!

* The rules are made up, and the points don’t matter.