Friday, August 22, 2014

friday five: five things i love about...


Hey guys! It's that time again - Friday Five! I am linking up with the lovely ladies of DC for Friday Five: Courtney at Eat Pray Run DCCynthia at You Signed up for What?, and Mar at Mar on the Run. This week's theme is "Five Things I Love About...". I have chosen to write about blogging.

1. It keeps me accountable. I started the blog to keep detailed notes on how training was going, injuries that might be plaguing me, and goals I wanted to set. By making these things known public (especially training and nutrition goals), it's really helped to keep me motivated and on point. Though of course there are slip ups, generally I've been much better about sticking to my schedule and goals.

2. Making new blends. Who knew I'd 'meet' so many awesome folks that also blog about running, racing, nutrition, etc.? It's great getting to know other folks that have a passion for the same things – I hope to meet many of them in real life sometime :)

3. It helps me keep track of how certain workouts went – if there were pains I can see when they started, what aggravated them, etc. It's great being able to go back and check out, in more detail than is in my Nike or Garmin account, how training went and whether I had any aches or pains that were bothering me. It's sort of like a public journal that can help with training, and I really enjoy that. 

4. A great way to remember races (and be able to reference when next year's comes around again). I don't always have the best memory. Being able to go back and reference a race and how it all went, what the aid stations, bathrooms, and course were like, how I was feeling during the race, what type of fuel I took and when, is all very helpful for when I have questions about said race. I love keeping track of all of these things and being able to reference at a later point in time.

5. The support from others. In a way, I'm still pretty new to the whole running thing, and I often have questions. It's so great to be able to pose them to all of the wonderful runners out there and get helpful feedback. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, I'm really glad I started the blog and have gotten involved with the community. It's also great to get the support, motivation, and inspiration from others, especially if things aren't going as well as I'd hope. It's just such a lovely group of people!

I appreciate all of you! Your own training stories, woes, and triumphs really help others out, and the support and information I gain from you all is quite a gift, so thank you!


How about you – if you are a blogger, what's one or two things you love about it?

Thanks to CourtneyCynthia, and Mar for hosting! Make sure to check out their "Friday Five" posts (direct links above in first paragraph) and link up if you are joining in on the fun. Don't forget to read/comment on some of the other link ups – there are always so many great ones!

6 comments:

  1. this is a great post! I like blogging too for all the reasons you've stated. Especially the interacting with others part. I have made so many "friends' and met them in real life because of it!

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    1. Thanks! It's so fun to meet in real life :)

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  2. Nice post - and I like your image up top! I have been blogging for almost a year (October) and its been great for all the reasons you listed!! Its been nice meeting new friends.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah – I've only met two so far, but looking forward to meeting others... hopefully a bunch during the runDisney events :)

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  3. I did realize how much I enjoy reading some of our older blog posts and remembering details that I had forgot. I like that you wrote about blogging, very clever!

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    1. Thanks! It's fun to go back and reminisce :)

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