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Running and Rambling
Donald Buraglio, a physical therapist and ultrarunner, used to send emails about his runs, thoughts, and races to a list of friends and family – “before I was sure this whole internet thing would take off,” he joked.
In 2005, he switched to a blog, www.runningandrambling.com, and shared his ramblings about running with more than that email list. But, it wasn’t until after he started writing gear reviews and became an early adopter of the minimalist/barefoot running trend that he began to attract more readers and Google traffic. From there, the number of opportunities and interest “really kind of takes on a life of its own,” said Buraglio.
Although he’s going to step back in 2013 because of the time commitment, he’s been surprised by the response he’s gotten over the years.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started meeting people in real life,” he said. But, the community has given him people to meet up with for training runs and at races – almost like friends in the real world, too.