I suspect there’s a special file in the Rodale marketing offices with my name on it. Inside, there’s a post-it note that says something to the effect of “This idiot will buy anything.” Actually, the file might be in my sister’s name–I stole her Runner’s World subscription a few years ago. I’ve never been able to get one myself–they never sent me one that I ordered, and then they never sent me the free one that came with my MCM entry, but I digress.
I should mention that the only thing I love more than running is reading. So when the two combine–I super geek out. My heart beats a little faster, my one-click ordering finger itches, and I lose all impulse control.
I renew RW without fail; I bought a bunch of running books because they sent me an email. I didn’t fall for Eat This, Not That, but then I saw Cook This, Not That and almost caved. If Rodale HQ wasn’t 30 minutes from where I grew up, I would be applying for every job that ever came open on any of their
publications. As it is, I still feel like I can only resist for so long. Look at their workout facilities! Maybe I can be based in NYC or Chicago!
Anyway, I’m a sucker for a magazine, and I’m a real sucker for “Just a dollar an issue!” So Bicycling…to order or not to order?