...for writing that song, because "I feel good!" That was the song going through my head at the end of my Tuesday run last week, even though it isn't on my iPod. After missing my Monday run last week, I really put everything into making the most of Tuesday's. Even with company in town part of the week and one run that didn't even begin until 9 pm, my running week was pretty good. I don't know if it's because it is summer and there is more going on, or if it is just the way life is, but I am still having a hard time getting in five days of running. I felt a little better about my consistent four days of running each week after reading the beginner's marathon training information in Runner's World that says to run four days with three rest days. How many days a week did you run to train for your first marathon?
There are a lot of good things that come from social media. We can connect with people we have lost touch with. We can unite as a group (runners!!) with a comment interest. We can promote a good cause. Sadly though, what social media does best is makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes us feel negatively towards others. This isn't just my opinion, although I can unquestionably support the truth behind this based on my own experience. I have spent way too much time feeling bad about myself as a result of comparing myself to others based on their Instagram or Facebook versions of themselves. And there are several people I have started feeling negatively about or have become completely annoyed with because of their IG and FB posts. It isn't just me though. There are actual studies that can back me up on the negative impact social media can have. I have read dozens of articles reviewing many different studies that show the overwhelmingly negative (vs. positive) effec