Running and Facebook

Like it... or not

Like it… or not

Yes, I will admit that I often talk more about running on facebook than I do about my own kids.  There are certain things about my life that I feel are nobody’s business.  However, there are also the things that I can yack about for days and have no problem disclosing every last gory detail.  I have chosen to “tell all” when it comes to my fitness goals.  I figure that if I can at least inspire one person through all of this then I have done what I was meant to do.   I know half of the time it sounds like I am bragging or trying to prove to the world that I am some kind of athletic goddess, but that is definitely not the intention (and even though I am proud of my own personal accomplishments, I know that I am not better than anyone else… well, except for murderers, rapists, thieves… okay maybe I am better than a few people out there).  Actually, there are people out there who could care less about fitness.  I am definitely not “cool” in their eyes nor would they even glance at my facebook posts or blog.  The great thing about it though, is that I am not trying to impress anyone.  If someone doesn’t want to read my post, then they don’t have to look at it.  If someone doesn’t want to be my friend because they are sick of reading about my running adventures, then they can defriend me.  No worries.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I really love it when my family and friends post about a success they had with running or while doing some other type of exercise regiment.  I could care less about what their kid ate for breakfast (just kidding… or maybe I am not).  The bottom line is that everyone has their own interests and there is nothing left to do but appreciate each other’s uniqueness.  Some of my friends are interested in discussing parenting issues and I can totally relate because I am a parent myself.  I am not one for much discussion in that area, but I appreciate their views.  Some of my friends are interested in posting recipes and I often find some that are quite appealing.  Some of my friends like to discuss politics… I just read and move on (I am not very political).  A few of my friends enjoy writing about fashion.  As you all know by now I am very lacking in that department so I find that I can always learn a thing or two from my fashionista friends.

But back to what interests me most: fitness.  Well, running specifically.  I know how challenging running can be so I am always thrilled when a friend or family member posts about their new running experiences.  I send them virtual high fives and words of encouragement.  I love reading about how they ran 2 miles one day and then pushed themselves to run 3 miles the next day.  Sometimes this continues and I find out that they have run their first 5k or started training for a half marathon.  Other times it just goes away and I assume that they have fallen off the running wagon for one reason or another.  In any case, these are my all-time favorite posts and I never let one slip by without hitting the “like” button or adding some positive comment.  My friends and family can always count on me for that.

Obviously if you are actually reading this blog then you must have some positive affinity towards fitness and don’t mind me yacking about it 24 hours a day.  Yes, this is my interest and field of expertise (okay, so I like to think I am at least some sort of expert).   If I would have been writing a blog 10 years ago, then I probably would have been writing about other adventures that had nothing to do with running (because I really didn’t think much about running 10 years ago).  It’s funny how people’s interests change over time.  I am always hoping to convert a few walkers.  Let’s get running people!

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2 thoughts on “Running and Facebook

  1. Barbra Mathewson says:

    Hi Heidi I love reading your blog but until 6 weeks ago that was all I did read it! Then I starting seeing the food Miss K made and although I am not vegan, I am 6 weeks into a vegetarian diet, and healthy protein packed smoothies! I am riding my bike on the Coastal trail from Montara to HMB. I have been swimming laps for almost 2 years swim a mile swim every morning! I joined Curves and when done properly (which most don’t ) it is a workout. It is no longer about weight it is my health….I now try to remember food is fuel not comfort or fun. I turned 60 in dec and woke up I realizing I want to be fit for myself and my Family. You’ve always inspired me both you & Ed. But seeing what you’ve done really helped me. I wish you were still living here, I’d hire you for PT, but love to see the adventures you’ve been through since you left CA. I just was diagnosed with arthritis in both knees not bad but it is there. Keep us your inspiring work…love to the Family xxoo

    • Awww thanks Barbra! I’m glad to hear you are doing so well! I remember that you were working on the weight loss when we left. Now it sounds like you have really been keeping yourself healthy. I am going on a year with the vegetarian diet (we often eat vegan items since Ed is lactose intolerant). If you need any tips with that then let me know. It is a lot harder for Ed… I was never a big meat fan to begin with. Well, we hope to see you all this summer when we come visit!

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