Some notes on the passing of Blogads 1.0

This is being posted here because some of the staff and energy that powered Blogads.com 2002-2016 is rolling into Racery. If you care about Blogads.com or are a social media geek, read on! As you may have heard, DIY ad service Blogads.com is currently closed for business. It is being …

Happiness on the layaway plan: running versus Adderall

A lot of runners I know say they came to running for the weight loss, then stayed for the sanity. This morning, trying to keep my legs turning over as I ran up a half-mile hill, I plugged into thinking (for the hundredth time?) about how important running is for …

The Racery Marketing Stack

Several people have asked how we structure our marketing stack. Here’s how we work things: WordPress Actually started with Ghost but it was too limiting so we switched back over to WP about a year ago. Sure, it’s bloated, but it’s still the most reliable platform with the best collection of …

How good is the Fitbit Charge 2 heart rate monitor?

I’ve been playing with the Fitbit Charge 2 for the last couple of weeks. As I was reminded when I posted on Reddit about the experience, there’s a lawsuit against Fitbit that claims its heart rate monitor is egregiously inaccurate. But from what I’m seeing, the tracker output squares up well …

Fitbit Charge charts a wild heart and calm mind

A few days ago I bought a Fitbit Charge. A colleague had praised its heart rate monitor’s accuracy and I wondered about my own heart rate when running up hills. According to the Charge, my heart rate goes up and down more than I’d previously realized. A lot more. I’d always pictured …

What will be 2017’s top fitness equipment? Your brain.

Americans spend $6.5 billion every year on exercise equipment. More than 50 million of us — one in five adults — have fitness club memberships. Companies like Fitbit spend nearly $50 million dollars a year just advertising their tiny fitness devices.  Google “best fitness equipment,” and the first thing you …