Take me for example. While the person you know via blog/twitter is mostly me, I think that it is safe to say that I’m not hilarious 100% of the time. (See what I did there? I totally just lied and told you what you what I wanted you to think – I’m actually totally funny at least 105% of the time. Also? I’m modest.)
This profile picture seems legit
Opps.. Well then.... Hmmm....
In my running circle of social media, I’ve found that maybe 80% of the time, people are talking about their GOOD runs / workouts. Not many people are okay with talking about how they just couldn’t hold on to that last mile of tempo and had to take a walk break or that while they ACTUALLY ran 5 miles at 11:00/mile, they wanted to run 7 miles at 9:00/mile. Now, not to be a douche in a glass house throwing jagerbombs (is that the saying?), I’m certainly one to gloss over SOME of the disaster runs. But overall I do try to give equal space to both the good and the bad. Well, to that point, what you are going to hear is certainly just as bad as posting a profile pic with a dildo on the dresser.....maybe.
This weekend, I wanted to go for a 2 hour, 16 mile run. (7:30/mile pace) I had a bit of a scheduling issue that meant that I wasn’t able to get it in until mid morning on Sunday***. No big deal. It would be warmer at the start***, sure (75F degrees instead of 60), certainly warmer at the finish*** (88F instead of 70 or so), and it will be sunnier, but that isn’t any big deal. I live in Arizona! We live for this stuff! Never mind that I normally run in the pitch black. I AM A BAD ASS!
***That's what she said
Yeah, ouch (no filter?)
So yes, I realize that my lobster body is now teeming with cancer and I’m basically just biding my time before the tumors take over. More than that? It itches. Oh god does it itch.
So, the next time you have a bad run - let me know! I'd be more than happy to swap horror stories.... or maybe have you help put some lotion on my back. Either way, we might just get a good idea of the "real" you.