Just as I feel myself starting to pull away, blogging less, tweeting less, interacting less, something special happens….a 60 min bike trainer session.
Let me explain…
8:00 tonight I jumped on my bike in the basement, somewhat dreading what I would do for 60 minutes. I briefly flipped on twitter to browse the running tweets and I saw that BibRave’s #BibChat had just started. So with no where to go, and 60 minutes to kill, I jumped into the conversation. If you know how these go, it’s 60 minutes of curated tweets by a host and usually a sponsor (this time it was Adidas Running). The host asks questions and everyone participating can reply by using the same hashtag.
In the span of an hour, I interacted with probably 12-15 people I haven’t interacted with before, got introduced to Adidas Running’s latest shoe (UltraBoost) and just had a genuine good time. Nothing felt forced, it all just rolled which is very different than my recent twitter experiences.
Hieee! I’m just over here pedaling away. Swim done at lunch and finishing 60 surprisingly strong minutes on the bike!! Thanks to #BibChat! #ironman703 #motherRunner #weRunSocial #runchat #fitfam #builtWithChocolateMilk #BeatYesterday #Triathlon #instaRunner #runner #teamWR #mrtt #garminFitness #stlrunner #triathlon
Before I knew it, we were at 9:00 and I was done and BibChat was wrapping up. Success!
As I was hoping off, I checked twitter one more time to realize I had won a pair of Adidas Running UltraBoosts. SWEET! Was not expecting it at all.
And as I was showering, I just got to thinking about the experience coupled with the interaction on Instagram and here and it just blows my mind to think about how technology has brought us together. Helping to form bonds that, in no way, would’ve existed before…making it so easy to find a running buddy in just about every town you go to.
That is amazing to me.
There is a world of negative, good exists on the Interwebs if you know how to find it. I’m so glad I stumbled into the running world. I’m so glad I get to engage with so many virtually awesome people and even more excited when they become friends.
So don’t take it for granted. Embrace the bonds because we all need more support and I’m a firm believer that you find it when you need it!
Thanks to you, my running community. You rock!