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Showing posts from January, 2014

Social Media: Some good, a lot of bad, and way too much ugly

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

The power of positive

I have put off posting because I felt like I needed to recap the past month. Yes, it's been a while. But then I realized no one is making me post a recap and there is no reason I can't just post and move forward. So while there was a lot of post-worthy action in the past month (Christmas, running in Arizona, New Year's Eve in Times Square, running in Central Park, etc.), I'm taking the pressure off myself and just moving forward. If you are dying to see a little of my recent adventures, you can always check out my Instagram feed (@ihaverun). My little Bean has riding lessons every Tuesday. Somewhere along the way, she decided her post-ride appetite warrants stopping for lunch on the way home each week. This week her restaurant of choice was Wendy's, and since her mom had ingested a large amount of liquid in the previous few hours and had to use the ladies room, we went inside to order. The girl taking our order was very friendly and also commented on how incredib