Milo just went over the 200,000 hit mark, which is pretty cool. By far the most popular section of this sprawling mess is the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire, which, if you’re a runner, is worth checking out. But in this post, I thought I’d highlight the 20 most popular posts on that aren’t related to the Boston Marathon.
Its an odd mix. Here they are in reverse order:
20 — Book Nerds: Richard Prince — A look at the astounding book collection of one of the most important contemporary arts alive.
19 — Our Pre-term Baby — The story of my daughter Anna’s rather dramatic entrance into the world.
18 — How I Read 52 Books A Year — With illustrations from the Wire!
17 — Classical Sources of the Milo Stories — Just what it says it is, a resource page for some of the myths about our man Milo
16 — Phil Coppess: Hero to Working Stiff Runners — Some thoughts on running legend Phil Coppess, who ran some incredibly fast times while also raising two kids on his own and working in a factory.
15 — Alex Honnold and the Viewers Guilt — My thoughts on watching the incredibly talented climber risk his life
14 — Weight and the Marathon –– A look at the role weight plays in marathon success
13 — Some Thoughts On the Early Days of Strength Training — Just what the title says.
12 — The Hero Brought Low: Representations of Milo of Croton in Art –– Some thoughts on the way our favorite Greek wrestler has been depicted in art through the ages.
11 — Running Heroes: The Women of the 1972 New York City Marathon — A brief peice about the women who staged a protest at the New York City Marathon and changed running forever.
9 — Divine Madness –– A resource page collecting information on a now largely forgotten running “cult”
8 — 2015 My Year In Books –– A round-up of all the books I read in 2015, the first year I start really paying attention to the diversity of voices in the books I read.
7 — Milo of Croton — A resource page for information about the Greek wrestler for who this website is named.
6 — The Egoist and the Fixed Gear — A Polemic against a certain type of New York City Bike Rider
5 — S Town’s John B. Mclemore: A Reading List — A collection of the books reference by John B. Mclemore in the excellent podcast S-Town
3 — The Runnable Bridges of New York City — Just what the title says this is an interactive map of all the bridges you can run over in New York City.
2 — 2016 My Year in Books — My recap of my reading int he eyar 2016 when I tried to have my reading reflect the diversity of America.
1 — Fitness Habits of Disgraced Generals — And finally, number 1. A light hearted post about the fitness habits of Generals McChrystal and Petraeus that has now inexplicably become my most popular piece of writing. Go figure.