1) Running a mile and a half over a bridge is no joke. And this is my third year running. You would think I would know.
2) Steak tips (albeit amazingly delicious from the Gas Lamp Grille) the night before is not the best fuel. Carbs are always my best friend.
3) Even though the race is at 6:30AM, some sort of food is needed beforehand.
4) Get to bed earlier than 10PM for a better night’s sleep.
5) The second Sunday in November in Newport ALWAYS has the best weather. Seriously, 50* and light wind at 6 in the morning for the past 3 years? Yes please!
6) The Marriott Newport has the best concierge.
7) Newport is quickly giving Nantucket a run for its money as cutest town/city in New England.
8) Even though this was a very difficult race for me, it’s still hands down one of my favorites to run. Pell Bridge 2014!
For now. I haven’t completely deleted my existence off of Facebook; I just deactivated it for an indeterminate amount of time.
I felt like it was starting to take over my life. I was always checking it on my computer and on my phone, to see what other people were up to. Normally that might not be an issue as it is a great tool to keep in touch, but I was starting to compare my life to those people that I was “friends” with. And yes, friends is in quotations because I was beginning to feel like my real life friends and my internet friends were not one in the same. I became overcome by friend requests, people that I wanted to be friends with, all of the likes and the wall postings. “Ah, people liked my statuses, my pictures, they’re commenting! Woo!” But when it came to getting together outside of the Facebook world, that was pretty much non-existent.
So it got me thinking. I started to feel like there’s no effort put in to friendships now that we have Facebook. Long gone are the letters and birthday cards through snail mail. It’s all posts and private messages. For some, this might be great. It certainly saves on stamps and paper. Personally though, I miss that touch. Knowing that someone cared enough about your friendship to send a nice card or heck, even a text message. In addition to having Facebook take over my life, I wanted to see who my real friends were. Who were the people who took that effort to get in touch with me, even if I’m not on their friends list anymore.
I’m not doing it for attention; I’m doing it to live in the moment and to appreciate those friends that I do have. Internet life and real life were starting to fuse together and for now, I need to separate them. Don’t get me wrong though, my Instagram is still active.
What are your feelings on Facebook? Do you think it’s a good tool for keeping in touch with friends? Or do you think it’s become detrimental to friendships?
Brrr, it’s getting cold outside! And my bed has become to warm and comfortable. I have a few races at the end of the year, so I need to get my butt outside! Or at least to the gym on the treadmill.
The Top 10 Workout Songs For November 2013
Fort Wayne, IN – November 3, 2013 – This month’s top 10 list pulls evenly from the worlds of rock and pop. On the former front, you’ve got bands like Bastille, Imagine Dragons, and NONONO. On the latter, you’ve got dance floor divas like Lady GaGa, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. Somewhere in the middle there are cross-genre collaborations that pair DJs like Zedd and Steve Aoki with rockers like Linkin Park and Paramore’s Hayley Williams.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.
Lady GaGa & R. Kelly – Do What U Want – 99 BPM
Rihanna – What Now (Firebeatz Remix) – 128 BPM
Bastille – Pompeii – 127 BPM
Pitbull & Kesha – Timber – 130 BPM
Katy Perry – Walking on Air – 128 BPM
NONONO – Pumpin Blood – 121 BPM
Zedd & Hayley Williams – Stay the Night – 128 BPM
Linkin Park & Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes – 116 BPM
John Newman – Love Me Again – 126 BPM
Imagine Dragons – Demons – 90 BPM
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
As always, I have not been compensated for this release; RunHundred.com is always free to use.
Happy Running! And it’s only 23 more days until Thanksgiving! Do you have any races coming up at the end of the year?