GUILTY! GUILT! GUILTY!
Ok, ok, I admit it! The past two weeks of training and blogging have been not up to par. While it’s no excuse, the work week leaves me exhausted and my 4:30 alarm has been “snoozed” more times than I would like to admit. While my mid-week training is seriously lagging, I’m still diligent and get the long runs in on the weekend a) because I have time and b) I’ve learned from past races that it’s critical to get your body acclimated to going the distance (insert Cake song here…anyone? anyone?).
Saturday’s 16 miler was on one of my usual, boring routes, but the clouds were out and it was simply fantastic weather. The first five miles are always the hardest for me, but after that, it was smooooooth sailing.
Sunday was supposed to consists of me lounging around and taking a rest day, but one of my new buddies Maritza is off to La-La-Land and we opted for a going away run (thanks for the pic, Aron). Ten unexpected miles and the legs felt heavy, but I thought, hey…let’s kick the crap out of them once in a while. While it sounds either a) uber-cheesy, b) uber-creepy, or c) nerdastic, I am so, so thankful for the online running community.
When I moved to California, I literally knew no one other than my family. But thanks to the immensely supportive Twitter and blogging running communities, I’ve had the fantastic opportunity to meet a lot of great runners, both online and in real life (yes, I have to remind myself that there is life outside of Twitter and blogging 😉 ). So I was wondering, how and why do you use social media for fitness purposes? And what social tools (i.e. Daily Mile, Skimble, Athlinks, etc.) do you use and why do you like to use them? Feel free to leave a comment or take the poll below.
P.S. The ultimate running playlist is coming this week…promise!