Tuesday, August 9, 2011

In Degrees

I just wonder how long it takes to get used to seeing one's name in print...  clearly "more than twice" for me...

Yes!  I am published again, which many of you knew about... what you may not realize is that I was asked to be a regular contributor to the Richmond Road Runners Club Magazine through the end of this year.  It's a small publication.
I'm sure the person who asked me was just desperate and worries that if I don't send something in there won't be enough material to go to press.  But...
WTFC?
I have a regular "gig"!!!  (*happy dance around the kitchen*).
And so far it's paid off in ... ONE free cup of coffee and, of FAR MORE IMPORTANCE:  ONE piece of FAN MAIL.

Be jealous.

Anyway, before we go any further, I'd like to say a quick Thank You to Rene & Jen, who allow me to bounce ideas off of them all the time.  I don't know if they're aware of how much help they are, but, I am... and if I was getting paid, I would buy them each a coffee.  As it is... I'm not, so ...

Does anyone remember when I ran MTT last summer with Norma Jean, a guy who runs a 44 minute 10K?  He's the guy who ran in step with me for 9 miles, when the option would have been to leave my a** on the side of the road.  He was great.  I just wanted to clarify that he is the person mentioned in the article...

And I'd like to add a last note here that this piece made me think of T the entire time I worked on it.  It took 3 weeks, 4 edits, and a final draft with a name change... and she was on my mind the entire time I had the page open.  She and I share a LOT of runs that result in a "remember that time..." story.
(update:  i apolgize ffor the broken link.  i am away from my computer.  the current link should take you to the RRRC site, where you can view the Miles & Minutes publication.  when i get to a computer i will resolve this!!!  again, sorry!!

So...here you go, for those who haven't seen it, I'm pretty proud of "Degrees of Misery"

7 comments:

renkath said...

The link doesn't work for me :(

Anne said...

The link isn't working for me either...

Chris @ Heavy Steps said...

It also didn't work for me. I do look forward to reading it!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Wow published in a running mag. Awesome! Congrats!

I've had a few pieces published in nature mags (about the area in which I live). And a poem about my grandmother and father. It never losses it's excitement to see your name after a piece that you have put so much into!

Katye said...

great article! and congrats on being pulled on!

Earth Momma Mer said...

Yay Ginny! Great fun reading that and reminding me that no matter how good/bad the run is that day, it's sometimes the company that becomes the best part. Can't wait to see your next article!

Anne said...

Great article G! :)