People love challenges, or so the wonderful world of the fitness/social media/interwebs would lead me to believe. A hundred burpees a day challenge, yoga pose a day challenge, eat a different color vegetable every day of the month challenge. Well I’ve presented myself with a challenge: the “blog every single day of the month of October no matter how much nonsense content you produce” challenge. It is a social media experiment, of which I will share the details of in November. Sure, forced writing often results in a lot of
crap writing blog filler (which is where I’m fully convinced the “what I ate Wednesday” and “Three Things Thursday” trends stemmed from), but hopefully at some point during these thirty days I’ll produce a gem or two.
Side note: I’m not insinuating that all WIAW and TTT posts are junk writing, I’m just perplexed with our fascination over pictures of other peoples food. And shouldn’t it be, “what I’m about to eat Wednesday”, as the untouched food always looks ready for a magazine cover? For sarcasm purposes, I debated pulling the banana peel and empty yogurt cup out of the trash, and staging it delicately next to the dirty, empty shaker cup that housed my breakfast protein shake, for a wonderful photo opportunity. Hey, it’s what I ate. Alas, I don’t really feel like digging through the garbage. And besides, today is Thursday, not Wednesday, so its a moot point.
While discussing said topic with my friend Hope via the Facebook, she sent me this brilliant photo:
|Count them…THREE THINGS.|
See, this post is already turning to
crap filler, so let’s talk about something serious:
wearing identification when you run/walk/ride/hike/jog/etc.
It seems that it always takes an unfortunate situation to give us a harsh reminder of the importance of being able to be identified in case of an emergency, and today is no exception. A member of my former running group down in Myrtle Beach was hit by a car while out for a training run yesterday. From my understanding, despite numerous broken bones, she is doing as well as can be expected. But also from my understanding, she is lucky to be alive. She is a tough, fast, very experienced runner who has no doubt run this route hundreds of times, and while I’m certain she is going to pull through, this is proof that an accident like this can happen to ANYONE, despite all precautions taken.
1) Bloggers: do you participate in “WIAW” and/or “TTT”?
2)Do you have an ID source that you take on your training runs/rides?
(Hey look, three things!)