Okay, my turn. The “7 links” posts have been circulating around the internet, and after being tagged by Gena and Lisa, I figured I was due to share mine. These remind me of the senior superlatives in our high school yearbook! For a look back through the Daily Garnish archives, here are a few posts that standout the most…
MOST BEAUTIFUL POST:
A House is Not a Home
One of the things that has been most important to me throughout my pregnancy, is dealing with a long backlog of emotions baggage that I have shelved for far too long. For better or for worse, I decided that one of my most effective methods for healing was writing, and rather than keep it to myself I’ve shared some of that raw emotion with you guys. My favorite of these posts was this one, written when we were getting ready to embark on our fourth move in just two years.
But in my opinion, the “most beautiful post” on my blog is actually one that I didn’t write…
Last year, Casey wrote his (only) guest post and spoke out to readers about all the life changes he’s made on his own road to finding health. I’ve been lucky enough to witness these changes firsthand myself, but reading his words on the page made me realize just how far we have come together on this healthy journey.
MOST POPULAR POST:
Why I Quit Drinking
If I looked for highest page views overall, this post probably wouldn’t win the title. For a long time it was my most frequently requested post, and once I finally sat down and put it all down on paper, it became a post that people have referenced and found over and over again. I get comments on this post every week!
MOST CONTROVERSIAL POST:
Calorie Counting and the Blurry Grey Line
I knew when I posted this that there would be a wide range of opinions on the topic of calorie counting. I was blown away by how much discussion resulted and how many great opinions people shared on both sides of the argument.
MOST HELPFUL POST:
How To: A Tofu Tutorial
Whenever someone tells me they don’t like tofu, I always ask them how they are cooking it. It’s amazing what a difference the right preparation will make, and I have heard from hundreds of readers that this tutorial and cooking method has saved them from giving up on tofu forever.
A POST WHO’S SUCCESS SURPRISED YOU:
You Don’t Have to Run A Marathon
I knew when I wrote this post that there would be a discussion that followed, but I had no idea the post would circulate as much as it did. A few of my thoughts were even picked up by Runner’s World and printed in their April issue!
A POST THAT DIDN’T GET THE ATTENTION IT DESERVED:
How To Make Your Own Protein Powder Mix
When I wrote this post I had a much smaller readership, and subsequently a smaller reach. Making our own protein powder mix has saved us so much money over the last few years, and I wish more people knew they could do the same thing!
POST YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF:
When Pigs Fly
I’ve run 5 full marathons and many other races in my recent running years, but no other race has made me feel more proud than I did at the Flying Pig Marathon in 2009. I poured every bit of myself into training, and surprised everyone when I decided to run a marathon just six days before my wedding. At the finish line, no one was more surprised than me. I finished in 3:50:59 – my fastest marathon to date, and a day that left me realizing that I am truly capable of anything.
I’m hoping to run the Flying Pig again next year in 2012, this time with Baby C in a jogging stroller on the sidelines!