Thursday, April 16, 2009

Take it and Run Thursday: Running blogs

Running Blogs - How and Why? Most of our TIaRT participants are also running bloggers - it's a way for them to talk about and think about their running. But we also know that about half of the runners in the Lounge aren't bloggers and many are interested in getting started but not sure how to get started, why to do it or how it can help their running. Share your tips for how you use your blog to help your running. Talk about how/why you started, what keeps you blogging and how you use it to keep you running.

A good friend of ours started blogging and it helped curb her shopping habit. Rad! I started to try to enjoy the same benefits, but to no avail - no cubing for me. But what I did notice is blogging was a great outlet to rant and talk about all the wacky things that happen in San Francisco. Eventually I turned my blog to running - a healthier outlet. Having a blog where I can write about my running adventures helps:
  • Inspire me to race - and do well in the races (it is after all fun to toot one's own horn)
  • Meet other runners - the online world connects us through stories
  • Daydream - I have a wishlist of about 10 races I need to do in life, blogging about them will hopefully help me put check marks next to those listed
It's also fun posting pictures and race and workout write-ups to reference back to. All the trails start meshing together after a while so it's nice to remind myself which 20k had the 4,000 foot climb, and which only had 2,000 feet.

I do have to admit, more than writing a running blog I love reading running blogs - other runners are the best inspiration to get out there and train and go!

1 comment:

MrsEm said...

Glad I could help inspire!