As a blogger of any kind or especially a run blogger, there are certain themes or recurring thoughts I think we all like to blog about from time to time. It also seems that we've all been guilty of most, if not all, of the themes below. At least, I hope I'm not alone in some of these! If you are curious and not sure if you qualify as a run blogger...
You may be a run blogger if...
#1 You Like to Take Selfies with Your Race Medal
#2 You Run All The Races so You'll Have Something to Blog About
#3 You Have a Fantastic Blog Idea but Feel Like You Can't Post it Because Another Blogger Beat You To It
Ugh! This may be the most frustrating part about being a blogger/fan of other blogs. I'll come up with an idea and I usually sit on them for a bit and tweak them over time. But then, just when I get ready to finalize it and hit publish, I'll stumble across another blogger who did the same thing! Christmas time is the worst! Everyone is putting out Christmas Gift Guides for Runners, or their New Years Goals.
#4 You Spend HOURS Searching for the Perfect .gif to Showcase the Awesomeness That is Your Hilarious Post
Seriously! I've spent more time looking for memes or .gif images than I truly care to confess. I seriously hope I'm not the only one!
#5 You Have To Decide Between More Nutrition in Your Running Belt or Take Your Phone for Mid-Race Pics!
Mid-Race Photos Are Awful! Should have brought more ENGERYbits!
We've all had to make the gut-wrenching decision of more nutrition in your fuel belt or using that tiny, yet highly coveted, space in your fuel belt for your cell phone so you can get some pre-race or mid-race pics. I always take my phone for pic opportunities and for safety, but after reviewing my typical in-the-corral pics and mid-race pics, maybe I should just starting using that space for fuel!
Look how red my face is in that pic! This was around mile 5 of the Garmin Half Marathon in April 2014.
#6 You've Been Recognized at a Race or Event Because of Your Blog
Tulsa is a tight-knit community of runners and it's not uncommon to randomly hear someone shouting out your real name as you are running a race even though you didn't necessarily invite family and friends for moral support. But when someone yells out your blog name at a race, two things immediately happen.
1. You're excited that someone recognized you from your small blog!
2. Then you immediately panic because you aren't quiet sure who they are!
You panic not because of stranger danger (well maybe a little bit) but because you don't want to seem rude for not knowing who they are. Blogging is funny that way. Bloggers put so much out there that people know a lot about you even when you first meet and yet you know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about them! But really, I love it when people say Hi to me when I'm out at an event or race.
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