Yesterday's Take-It-and-Run Topic at Runners' Lounge was about blogging as a runner... why start & how it helps.
I'm not going to write a lengthy blog about that... I'm going to bullet-point it. I love bullet-points.
- When I started running and training for a marathon, I thought I had a unique idea... I'd blog about my running experience! It might be entertaining for my friends.
- I found that my idea was not unique. Instead, I found lots of running blogs.
- My friends don't find it entertaining... I guess if you're not a runner, it's not interesting to read blog after blog about "running this" and "running that"... "Asics blah, blah, blah"..."my knee wah, wah, wah"... and so on.
- As quickly as I found out I did not have a unique idea, I found out that the running blogger world would be a place to learn, get encouragement, give encouragement, and laugh at things having to do with running.
- My RBFs (thanks MCM Mama for the catchy abbreviation) have lived up to this expectation. What an amazing support system!
- Thanks to this support, I have learned so many things and have remained excited about running, even when forced to take a break from it.
- I find myself thinking of you fellow bloggers at the most random of moments.
Can you guess which of my RBFs came to mind? Here's a hint... she says she has an irrational fear of sharks. If you guessed Mel at Tall Mom on the Run, you're probably a mutual friend of hers... and you'd be correct!
So, Mel, that shark is for you! That reminds me... aren't you leaving for Hawaii soon?
I thought of Glenn Jones at The Running Fat Guy when I saw this cute kitty at the same museum:
Why? Because he commented on my coyote blog that mountain lions are sometimes a threat in the areas where he runs. Glenn, if you see one of these guys during one of your runs... it was nice blogging with you.
- To sum it all up... running blogger friends have become a part of my everyday life. Without their support, words of wisdom, humor, and example I wouldn't be as motivated and excited about running as I am.
TGIF Foto Friday (belated... unless you live on the West Coast, like me)
Since I've started running, I find myself noticing runners everywhere I go. I'm certain I never noticed so many before I became one. When I spot a runner, I check out their gait, gear, clothes, speed, routes, etc.
As I mentioned above, my family went to the San Diego Natural History Museum today. We also went to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Both museums are in Balboa Park. I noticed runners everywhere! And no wonder. It's a beautiful place to run.
I even noticed this runner at the Science Museum:
This little guy has probably been running in this hands-on Water Distribution exhibit for years! Between bringing students and my own children to the museum, I'm sure I've seen this display numerous times. I only noticed him today.
Sorry, little guy! Keep it up... you're looking good!
Alright, RBFs... have a great weekend! To those who have races... good luck! To those who have long runs... enjoy!