I've always got into the habit of logging each and every run (outside runs not treadmill ones), and if it's a memorable one like the few I've had over the years, I'll share about it on the blog. I've been told I'm a good story teller so I do hope you enjoy reading about those "memorable runs".
One thing I haven't done was the whole picture thing. I was never a huge fan of the taking of the selfies after each run and then posting to social media. It's like "3 miles done" take a selfie, post it! "5 miles done", take a selfie, post it! It's almost as if these selfie posters think that if they don't post proof that they ran, then it didn't really happen.
BUT NOW I finally get it. Maybe it's not about the "selfie" or the "instant sharing" or the "self gratification" that one might be seeking if others comment on their post. MAYBE it's about keeping a record and making memories.
I admit that although I'm not a constant "selfie poster", I have been sharing some lately. I do mix it up with some scenery and sky pics during my runs too. I feel like I do this because I want to remember and look back. I feel like every run is a memory to be made whether or not it was a "memorable" one or not.
|A gorgeous fall run. No filter|
For example, this is a pic I posted on IG this fall. I don't remember one thing about the actual run, but I do remember how gorgeous the weather and the sky were for a fall morning and how great I felt. So now in my mind, I will remember this as a good run.
I don't always run with my phone but I've been bringing it more often so I can capture scenes like the one above or like the one I posted last week about seeing 6 deer right on my path. What do you like to capture on your run? Or are you more of a "get it over with, no time for pictures" runner? I admit that I do get like that sometimes too. -M
We are linking up with the gals from TOTR