‘Facebook’ Newsfeed; Do your “Friends” appreciate your frequent Newsfeed updates relating to Running?? Social Media!!
I am stuck at the office on a Saturday… Need to make up time for a vacation… Darn you Vacation bank, why did you have to look so appealing and get used up… It could be worse; it’s 20 below with the wind chill this morning! Brrrrr
Do your friends appreciate all your running social media updates? Personally, I feel they are just jealous… I try to update instantly to my feeds (via my Garmin), then sweeten the deal by adding how great or hard or bad the run was and look for sympathy, praise or astonishment if I had completed a 16 – 20 mile run that day. It is our competitive nature that leads us to this behavior although I would rather receive an accomplishment someone achieved then countless “Farmville” or “Fast Money” posts…
The same is true for the inpatient drivers who insist on honking, yelling out the window or nearly side swiping an oncoming runner. Jealous your fat a** is inhaling cheeseburgers at terminal velocity while I am out exercising and maintaining my physical fitness?
There is no need for jealousy; you can participate in this lovely sport as well…We would love to have you! There are no membership fees and the fine folks at the Running Room (Canadian) would love to teach you how to run…
On that note, this week I am on schedule for my 38 projected miles… I did hill repeats on Wednesday; 4.5 @ a 5% incline – 7:50 pace and a light 6 miler last night which felt g-g-g-g-g-great! Today, I am off and hoping for 14miles tomorrow.