You don't need to be a blogger or even be a Blog Catalog member to follow the discussion.
However, if you'd like to join in on the discussion (i.e., post a comment or add a new discussion topic), you will need to create a login. It takes a matter of seconds to create a login &/or list your blog.
Non-bloggers are also eligible to participate in our running group discussion. To do so, simply sign up for a free guest account by clicking on this link & filling out & submitting your account information (i.e., username, name, email, password, etc.).
So I'd like to invite you to join Blog Catalog, (that is, if you're not already a member), & more specifically, to join our Blog Catalog running discussion group. If you enjoy discussing & learning about running -- whether you are a runner, general athlete & sports enthusiast, or simply enjoy following the sport as a spectator -- you're more than welcome to participate in the discussion. There are many members whose primary sport isn't running; they bike, blade, or do other sports & incorporate running into their exercise regiment, solely for cross-training purposes. There are even several self-proclaimed non-runners who participate in the discussion because they are curious to find out what this "running thing" is all about. And that's perfectly fine too! Membership is open to all interested persons.
There are several runner-bloggers from around the world (& from all walks of life!) who regularly participate in the discussion.
And in fact, you might even recognize several of their names -- in the posts, comments, categories, blogrolls, etc. -- on either this blog or other running blogs!
Many of us runner-bloggers who participate in the Blog Catalog running forum have formed an informal "blogger circle of friends" -- We regularly frequent each other's blogs, commenting on each other's posts & encouraging each other's progress. It's nice to be part of such an engaging & interesting group of friends!