Wait! No way! I am not writing a post about fitness. One of my favorite memes is the one about working out, but not posting it on social media. One the one hand, I totally don’t get why everyone wants to tell everyone that they worked out. But on the other hand, sometimes that workout really does just feel super good and you aren’t a normal fitness person so you truly are amazed at how your feel and you just have to share it. And probably on the third hand, sometimes you probably really just feel that bad after a work out and need to share it. And on the fourth hand, some people just think others will be impressed with their workout. It’s really just the people on the fourth hand that are sadly mistaken.
On a more serious note, I know there are people who use social media and fitness as a way of connecting with others just like any other hobby, and there are those who use social media and fitness to promote their businesses. Really there are any number of good reasons for the combination of social media and fitness.
One of the primary reasons I blog, is to help me remember things. I want to remember things that happen and also to deliberately think through things in a way that doesn’t easily happen when I don’t write.
I want to remember my child as a baby and all of her milestones and I want to remember that God provides for all of our needs. The older I get and the busier I get, the harder it is to really pay attention to life. Blogging helps me see the tapestry that God is weaving. It helps me see the forest and not just the trees. It helps me really think my thoughts and not just let them pass me by.
Recently, blogging has helped me keep running. Sunday, I had a miserable run. Every post pregnancy symptom came back with a vengeance and I was miserable for every step. I really think a non-blogging me would have put my running goals aside and moved on to a more sedentary pastime.
But I very clearly and very consciously remember my post run high on Friday, because I was so energized as I blogged. I clearly remember why I want to run.
I am not one of those people who am naturally stubborn or determined, but I’m not running on pure determination, I’m running on the bigger picture. I’m running with the realization that some days are going to suck, but others days will be great and you just have to keep going.
Maybe that’s what blogging does most for me. It helps me keep the bigger picture, the long term, the outside perspective in mind.