House cleaning is sedentary
I really love my Garmin Vivoactive. Sure, it has its quirks, but I love that it’s a fitness tracker and GPS all rolled into one (and then some!). So when I discovered that vacuuming the upstairs & making the bed nets me like 300 steps but takes me 30 minutes? Is it any wonder that I hate house cleaning? And would rather be exercising?
Not to mention I hate repetitive chores. The minute you clean something it’s dirty again. It feels that way, anyway.
Not running to the dr
Last Friday, out of the blue, I had a very painful jaw. It kind of felt like a swollen lymph node, but not. I was a bit worried. Swollen lymph nodes are never a good thing. My husband was a bit freaked out & thought I should see a doctor. Probably because I haven’t found a primary care doctor since we moved. 6 years ago. This from the man who hasn’t been to the dentist in like 4 years.
I do go to the dentist regularly and I did finally go to the gynecologist.
Anyway, by Tuesday whatever it was was gone. Weird. And I still feel just fine. Knock on wood.
Blogging for friends
How many blogs do you follow? Just curious. I’m still trying to put names with blogs.
And isn’t it funny how you immediately connect with some people but others it takes some time (or never)?
Or that sometimes you form a picture in your mind of the author – and even though 9 times out of 10 their picture is staring at you right on the blog – you still find yourself forming a mental picture of the author because of their post? Then your mental picture doesn’t match the reality and you’re surprised.
Like how movie characters based on a book don’t always match the picture in your mind. Only with blogs it’s silly because their picture is right there, but maybe that’s just me?
Which Ambassadorships are worthwhile?
Do I need to join Fitfluential? Or become a SweatPink Ambassador? I like free stuff as much as the next person, but as H0HoRuns says, I’m a baby blogger. I just see the badges everywhere and wonder if I’m missing out.
Or maybe I need to be a SkirtSports ambassdor? Heck, I’ve been singing their praises since long before I started blogging! Although I really do like Sparkle Skirts too. Not that that stopped me from shopping SkirtSports‘ recent sale. I swear I’m always “running” out of running skirts.
I want to be choosy about that sort of stuff, too. I’d rather have a cleaner page & make sure I’m careful about who I choose to advertise for – but am I missing something here?
Instagram is both fun & creepy
I kind of like Instagram. Even though the Internet is turning us all into flaming narcissists.
I like connecting with other people. But I find it a little creepy when males I don’t know like my photos (unless they’re into running, and even then sometimes . . . )? I mean, it’s not like I’m a Barbie even; at least then you could understand it.
And it’s definitely creepy the amount of people trying to get rich quick there. I can’t imagine they actually are. Who would fall for that?
But of course you can follow me @chocolaterunsjudy if you’re interested in dog & cat pics, food pics, frizzy gray hair after running pics & whatever else catches my fancy.
The oxymoron of Fitness Blogging
If you’ve found a way for blogging to not be sedentary, I’m all ears.
Has anyone else noticed the disconnect about blogging about running 10 miles then sitting for 3 hours blogging about it?
Maybe it’s just me again. I’m by myself a lot if you don’t count the animals so yeah, I get a lot of weird ideas. Like maybe I should finally start that blog . . .
Stupid things I do
Don’t take your contacts out after rubbing an achy leg with menthol balm.
Even if you wash your hands first.
Take my word for it.
How do you feel about Instagram? And what blogging programs should I join?