Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The RUNFIE!

Taking a RUNFIE doesn't mean your too into yourself!

I lean on my Instagram, Facebook and blogging community for support, friendship, laughs, advice; just about anything running related.  It's these men and women that continue to inspire me every day. Without the connections I have made via social media, somedays my workouts wouldn't get done.  Somedays, I often wonder if I would still be a "runner."  (my best running friends aside, who inspire me to bust my butt everyday as well)  wink, wink

It frustrates me when I hear comments from others who are being satirical about how they can't forget to post their workout on social media so that everyone can see.  Sometimes, I've even heard comments from veteran runners on social media sites saying things like why don't you JUST RUN and stop posting about it every single time on social media.   I've even heard things like " real runners don't need to post selfies. "  The list goes on and really.... I shouldn't be bothered by what everyone else thinks.  But sometimes, I just am!  I work hard.  I work VERY HARD.   



Why is it wrong to share with others?  Because I do sometimes care what people think of me... I post very little about my running on my personal Facebook page.  God forbid someone doesn't approve.  I do figure that if some of my friends want to be involved,  they will like my RUN gina RUN page or my Instagram account.

My point is: for me personally, taking selfies, i.e: RUNFIE'S doesn't mean I'm vain.  I enjoy the connection, the accountability, the support that these pictures do for me.   They connect me with other like-minded people from around the globe...people I otherwise wouldn't have met without social media.  I truly love my online community.   I'm not going to stop posting RUNFIE'S anytime soon.  Thank you to all of my online friends who do the same!  I've enjoyed getting to know just a small picture in your life and will continue to enjoy it everyday.  Continue to give me support. I will continue to show you mine!  


This picture above has been one of my highest likes and commented on posts from Instagram! :)

Until we "SEE" each other again!  RUNFIE ON!!  


6 comments:

  1. YES! My husband doesn't understand when I have to document my runs or workouts - I'm just going to have him read this :)

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  2. Thanks for the follow on IG! Followed back! :) My husband is really supportive - now that it's off my "general" personal facebook page. :)

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  3. I'm right there with you. My personal FB page sees very few posts about running! And I see nothing wrong with the runfie. As I tell myself, if you don't take a picture, it didn't happen...

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    1. Absolutely!! And.....we'd never get to see all of our lovely running friends faces! :) What ever would we do!

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  4. I love-this! I just found you on IG and the first pic I see is a sub 2 half marathon. Very inspiring :) Congrats on a great time.
    I enjoy the connection on IG I don't have many real life friends that get it, so run friends are nice!

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    1. "REAL" in person friends I think rarely do understand unless they are runners. :) Although sometimes, my running partners are probably driven mad taking all of my post run pictures for me! :) he he --- I LOVE IG as well. Do I follow you? What's your handle?

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