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April’s most read posts, #ICYMI

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  1. Catherine is hoping… Fervent hope for 2021: that “The Biggest Loser” won’t be renewed for a 19th season

2. Cate (at 53) was still menstruating… I’m 53 and a half and I’m still menstruating: is this a good thing?

3. Marjorie was keeping fit… Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy (Guest Post)

4. Covid vaccines and vaginas, Cate rounds it up

5. Nicole was aghast…My Metabolic Age is WHAT??

6. Cate asked… Where does anti-vax/anti-mask rhetoric fit into the fitness community?

7. Crotch shots and sports reporting (by Sam from 2013!) was our 5th most read post.

8. Sam checked in… Sam is checking in for March (late, because sad)

9. Can evil companies change their ways? pondered Sam

10. Yoga Without Yoga is not Yoga, says Susan

Bonus 5! ( I couldn’t resist)

11. Catherine declared…We can workout, run for office, not be haters and wear a mask, all at the same time

12. Nat sends notes to her younger self… My high blood pressure 7 year anniversary

13. Cold water swimming? Sam is tempted

14. When being too much is just right writes Nicole

15. Catherine assesses physical activity and covid risks and declares it complicated

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Most Read Posts in 2020

Our most read posts of the year, not necessarily written in 2020. The popularity of some early blog classics lives on. Not surprisingly many of the 2020 popular posts were about covid-19.

The most popular post of the year was COVID-19 and the gym, written by guest bloggers and building engineers Cara and Sarah. (2020)

At 53.5 Cate was still menstruating and her post about that was the second most read post on the blog. (2018)

JLo and Shakira are very fit older babes. They performed at a football game, controversy ensued, and Sam blogged about it here in our third most read post. (2020)

Our fourth most read post was all about Sam watching Brittany Runs a Marathon so you didn’t have to. (2020)

Crotch shots, sports photography and the objectification of athletes bodies is an older blog post with words in the title that often get put into search engines. Sam’s seven year old post was our fifth most read post. (2013)

Our sixth most read post was also from 2013. It’s Sam on sexual depravity, bike seats and speed. (2013)

Catherine had things to say about the NYT six minutes workout. That was the seventh most read post of the year. (2020)

The eighth most read post was Tracy doesn’t want to be a Precision Nutrition VIP membe. (2018)

Tracy also blogged about the “covid 19” and how she thinks it’s fat phobic. That was the ninth most read blog post of the year. (2020)

Finally, the tenth most read post was another old one by Sam about CrossFit and women’s bodies. (2014)

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2020’s Top Posts

These are most read posts in 2020 that were also written in 2020. Tomorrow I’ll share a list of most read posts in 2020, regardless of when they were written.

1. COVID-19 and the gym, guest bloggers and building engineers Cara and Sarah weigh in.

2. JLo and Shakira are very fit older babes. They performed at a football game, controversy ensued, and Sam blogged about it here.

3. Sam watched Brittany Runs a Marathon so you didn’t have to.

4. Catherine had things to say about the NYT six minutes workout.

Ernie and Bert and the number 6

5. Tracy blogged about the covid 19 and how she thinks it’s fat phobic.

6. Catherine on yoga posts she cant do and what she does instead.

Cat yoga

7. What is really okay for exercising outside, in Covid times, by Cate.

8. Catherine writes that women with jobs occasionally also wear bathing suits.

9. Burpees are bad for you? Sam is surprised

Dog and owner do burpees

10. Here’s a great thing about zoom yoga, by Catherine.

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Top ten posts in April, #ICYMI

Okay, it’s no shock, but almost all of the top posts for April 2020 are pandemic related. If you’re wanting to escape covid-19 related material, look away.

Look away gif

I like it when Tracy comes back to the blog. We miss her voice around here. Her post, The “covid 19” isn’t funny, it’s fat shaming and fat phobic, was the most read post by a long shot. More than 1200 people read her post.

One exception to the “all Covid-19 all the time” theme in our top ten list is of course Cate’s post on still menstruating at 53 and 1/2. That was the second most read post of the month!

Martha’s post on mental health and self care was our third most read post of the month.

Our fourth most read post was Marjorie Rose asking if Covid-19 could be the end of Keto and diet extremism.

Bread! Photo by Andrew Wong on Unsplash

We’re full of questions around here and sometimes there just aren’t clear answers. Catherine’s post asking if Covid-19 cared what you weigh was our fifth most read post.

The sixth most read blog post was by Nicole who blogged about her experiences with running in these strange times and feeling like a devious runner.

A woman running, with blurry orange shoes. Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash.

Catherine’s older post on the 6 minute workout was number 7. Home workouts are popular right now!

We’re all indoor cats now, says Cate. Her part 1 of that post was number 8.

A cat looking at a dripping tap. Photo by Kazuky Akayashi on Unsplash

We’re also all (fake) epidemiologists now too, says Cate. That post was number 9.

I love it when guest posts get a lot of reads. Thanks Mary for sharing your story What does retirement, Covid19, an orange cast and a cancelled race, have in common?  with our readers. That post was the 10th most read post of April 2020.

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Top Ten Posts in March, #ICYMI

I am having a hard time believing that some of these posts were written just a month ago. March has felt years long.

The most read post in March wasn’t even about Covid-19! Imagine that. It was Catherine’s post about early mornings.

The persistent demands of early morning self-care

Sunrise and mountains, Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash.

But number two is when the Covid-19 posts begin, with Cate wondering about a feminist response to the pandemic. (Was it even a pandemic then? I don’t remember. It’s all a blur.) Is there a feminist response to Covid19?

The third most read post of the month was about stress eating in the time of Covid-19. Thanks to guest blogger Megan Dean for Stress eating in the time of Covid-19.

Prioritizing your mental fitness was the fourth most read post of the month. Thanks Martha for that important reminder.

Cate had more excellent advice, this time about working from home, something she’s a pro at. See I’ve worked at home for 25 years: my (unorthodox) insights. That was the fifth most read post of the month. I can say I’ve reread it a few times!

And sixth, Cate’s everlasting still menstruating post!

Seventh was Catherine’s very funny rant about bad exercise advice from Livestrong.

Catherine’s more serious post about not changing everything was our eighth most read post in March.

Everything is changing, against blurry white and dark green background.
Everything is changing.


5 great things about Zoom online yoga class
was the 9th most read post of the month. Thanks Catherine!


8 Lessons for Living with Uncertainty
by Marjorie Rose was the post that taught me the most this month. Thanks! It was the 10th most read post this month.




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Top posts in January, #icymi

  1. I watched Brittany Runs a marathon, regretted it, wrote about it, and then Yoni Feedhoff shared it. Nearly 3000 views later, it’s the most read post of January.

2. Cate is still menstruating.

3. I asked if you could watch The Biggest Loser ironically. My answer is no. Former Biggest Loser contestant Kai Hibbard shared that post and it’s number 3.

4. Our guest Mary Case asks if this is what retirement is like?

5. Climber and guest Lynette Reid goes on the record as opposed to sexist route names.

“When you take up rock climbing, you don’t have that “luxury.” You have entered a subculture where adolescent male sexual humour has had free play. By convention, the “first ascensionist” of a climbing route gets to name the route, and they name it for whatever is on their mind. Sometimes the results are delightful and witty. Names emerge from days of hanging out at the cliff, working hard, shooting the breeze with friends. There’s a rich kind of free association and play that works its alchemy.”

6. Guest blogger and speedy runner Alison Conway blogs about her super Kelowna running community.

7. Cate is taking a breather from bike travel.

8. Catherine has things to say about the New York Times 7 Day Sugar Challenge.

9. Ella Connor, a new guest, writes in favour of small goals.

10. An older post from a guest, On Exercising Under Neoliberalism, by Adriel Trott.

Bonus!

11. What do you do if you hate exercise? The fit feminists take that question on here.

12. Guest Laura MacDonald worries about falling flat on her second day of the new year.

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Top ten posts in October, #icymi

Topping off the month is Cate asking, Am I leaking? How do they know? Really the whole theme this month in our top posts is messy out of control bodies!

I love it when an old post that doesn’t usually hit the top 10 hits the monthly top 10. This month #2 was one of my favourite posts of Tracy’s:”You’ve lost weight! You look great!” Isn’t a Compliment. I’ve been thinking about that a lot these days.

In the 3rd spot is Cate following up on a reader’s question on how much we should worry about post menopausal weight gain, around our bellies, when it seems like we can’t do much about it. #YouAsk

Continuing on theme of questions and answers is Catherine’s post on whether we should walk faster to avoid the grim reaper. (tl;dr: Not necessarily.) It was #4.

Crotch shots is always in the top 10 and this month it’s smack dab in the middle at #5.

Next is another regular. #6 is Cate still menstruating at 53 and a half.

Catherine hates being told she’s wearing the wrong bra size. So do we all. I hate these “you’re doing it wrong” stories and that one in particular bugs me. Her post about that is #7.

Marjorie Rose’s This is my “why” is number 8.

Catherine also blogged about the new marathon records set this month. That was #9

#10 tells the story of why I won’t be wearing a lady backpack anytime soon. Gendered sports goods aren’t my thing.

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Pumpkins!
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Our top 10 posts in July, #ICYMI

  1. I’m 53 and a half and I’m still menstruating: is this a good thing?
  2. Fuck Fat Loss
  3. Let’s talk about “mom sports”
  4. Nat realizes she is high maintenance
  5. On boundaries, in life and at the climbing gym
  6. Crotch shots, upskirts and sports reporting
  7. Men explain things to me, the bouldering edition
  8. On not attending meetings in cycling kit
  9. Has the evil of orange juice finally been established?
  10. Why I Rarely Discuss my Weight Loss
A calendar of July with plants in front. From Unsplash.
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Our top 10 posts in June, #ICYMI

  1. Making peace with our changing bodies
  2. I’m 53 and a half and I’m still menstruating: is this a good thing?
  3. crotch shots, upskirts, sports reporting and the objectification of female athletes’ bodies
  4. Intuitive eating– beyond sports nutrition
  5. Be careful! Don’t overdo it! and other useless advice (guest post)
  6. Body image, aging, and the need for recognition
  7. Traci’s lost cardio fitness
  8. Do you use caffeine? Tracy does
  9. What’s so great about more? Less is just fine as it is
  10. Vulnerability and naked yoga, Pt. 2
A calendar of the month of June, against a black background.