Is Blogging About Running Really Boring….Or Just Regular Boring?

I need to keep a running journal, and I’m considering doing that here on this blog. If I keep the posts really short, will it be 1) Interesting 2) Not interesting 3) Make you want to run and poke needles in your eyes. Please feel free to be brutally honest.

See, the thing is, if I write it here, then I will be shamed into running. I have a little trouble getting out the door to run, but once I’m out, I’m always happy I went. This is just another way to make me more accountable to my training.

Yesterday I ran 6.2 km in 33 minutes. I walked for 1.5 minutes halfway through, and it was a much faster pace than I would normally run. I was trying to push myself, and I was way beyond my comfort zone. I definitely couldn’t carry on a normal conversation at this pace. Andrea told me that if I want to run the half marathon in under two hours, then I will really have to train hard. I think this goal time may be overly ambitious, but I’m going to try to aim high and see where it goes.

So, have I bored you yet?

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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8 Responses to Is Blogging About Running Really Boring….Or Just Regular Boring?

  1. Anthony says:

    Two more to go this week (point 1 (or at least one more (point 10)). Want to run again tomorrow?

  2. A Crafty Mom says:

    I don't find running posts boring, but I'm a runner πŸ™‚ I have not run more than 5k since having my kids, and it is a goal of mine to do a half marathon before I turn forty. Yup, better get moving on that one as I'm inching closer and closer to that milestone!

  3. Melanie says:

    Not a boring post for runners! You running the half in May – or the Army Run in September? That's a good run too I hear.

  4. Finola says:

    Crafty Mom – It took me ages after having my kids to get back to doing 10Ks…I finally feel like I'm getting some balance back now that they are getting big…yup, 40 is creeping up VERY quickly now for me too.

    Melanie – I'm going to do the May run. I've done the 10K enough times now that I need to try something new. Army run may be tempting as well if the May run goes well, or as a back-up plan if it doesn't πŸ˜‰

  5. I am not a runner – more of a 40+ couch potato that sporadically goes to classes at the gym. I think I would enjoy posts about running because I like your writing and it would inspire. Go for it! πŸ™‚

  6. gryph says:

    Good job with your run! I don't mind reading about your runs either. πŸ™‚

  7. Finola says:

    Thanks MM and Jennifer…you two are so nice πŸ™‚

  8. zoom says:

    Okay, I'm a former runner. I might find posts about running boring, depending on how detailed they are and whether there's other stuff in the post too. I know I got really detail-oriented when I was running, which probably wasn't interesting to anybody except me.

    On the other hand, I can understand the desire to keep track of it on your blog, and if running is part of your life, it deserves a place on your blog too.

    Something to keep in mind is that some people can write about cleaning the toilet in an interesting and entertaining way. And running is much more interesting than cleaning the toilet!

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