Being An Overly Sensitive Adult is No Fun

Recently I’ve had people question why I have non racing pictures of me running. And of course I got all offended and butthurt thinking they were making fun of me or being judgy and thinking I’m a narcissistic asshole. Which may in fact be true(them being mean, not me being an asshole), but I try to give people the benefit of the doubt that maybe they were just curious and not asking in a mean way. People are weird though, so who knows.

Well today, I was asked again and I gave real answers as opposed to my snarky/sarcastic ones. Here’s another reason. When I first started running, I started following a ton of running blogs and running pages on Facebook. And Twitter. And then Instagram. And to be 100% honest and real, everytime I saw someone post a running photo, it motivated me. On days I didn’t want to run (and there were a lot of them, there still are) I’d go on Instagram and see someones photo and think “well now I need to go for a run”. And then I started posting my own photos. It helped me. And if it helps even one person get off their butt and get outside (it doesn’t have to be a run, but any kind of activity) then my narcissism (if that’s what you see it as) was worth it. Other people have unknowingly (and some knowingly) helped me and I want to do that for others too.

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So sure, its annoying. You see tons of photos of me running up and down hills and back and forth on trails. But it motivates me. And hopefully it motivates someone else.

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2 thoughts on “Being An Overly Sensitive Adult is No Fun

  1. I love your pictures! And completely understand the sensitivity to haters, even though I think it’s not a matter of being sensitive, but just a normal response to assholery. When I see your pictures, I do want to get off my ass. So there! You win!

  2. Keep posting them! I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say that they motivate me… but at the very least I feel guilty seeing them if I don’t run. Plus, I get to be all envious wishing I could run like a “normal” person without breathing issues. šŸ™‚ I live half my running life through the awesome pictures of others lmao.

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