I alluded to this a few posts ago but I wanted to talk a bit more on my thoughts of cyber bullying. As you guys are probably aware (duh we are bloggers or reading blogs) there are a ton of different social medias out there…Facebook…twitter…blogging…instagram…dailymile…whatever it’s all there.
There are plenty of ways to harass others you know let alone people you’ve never met in real life. I wanted to focus on the latter.
For most people, blogging is an outlet and a way to reflect. Maybe you had an awesome race and want to share that with us (great!). Maybe you had a not so great race and want to figure out why (happens to everyone). We are all at different levels of running and athletics and do different things for “fueling” and that is point blank what I really wanted to focus on.
Running, nutrition and commentary towards both.
First and foremost, blogging is just a partial screen of your life. We aren’t seeing the full thing (I hope and I don’t follow blogs that share every minute detail…it’s boring). Yet there is always someone who has no problem passively aggressively telling you how it is. If you are going to tell someone “straight up” it doesn’t count if you do it passively.
For example, contrary to a lot of people my favorite food group is proteins. Although I enjoy pasta occasionally, I don’t go out of my way for it. I don’t go out of my way to carb load for runs (unless it’s a bigger race) and I also don’t fuel during 90 minute runs. Do I fuel during races? Yes. Do I eat more carbs before races? Yes. But I do not go out of my way to eat a gallon of pasta…I would rather eat pancakes personally.
And it’s worked for me personally most times. (nothing works 100% of the time duh)
My dad on the other hand doesn’t eat breakfast (and eats pancakes perhaps once a year!), eats a small lunch and a huge dinner. Carb loads for his ONCE A YEAR marathon and longer races. He does well at his races and that works for him. Would it work for me? No, not at all…
The same is with people in the blogging world. I’m not good at cooking at all and I don’t pretend to be. Some bloggers be cooking the fanciest and healthiest stuff. If I could-I would but that isn’t the case for me. We are all different.
So now that I’ve spent 400 words getting out of the way what I’m really trying to say is this. If you are going to snarkily say “well I could never run the way so and so does by eating that, that is a half assed comment and get it off of here”. Instead say say “so and so, how does this compare to eating this if you have tried it”…or if what they are doing makes you uncomfortable…don’t read their blog. If you are reading more than 25 or so blogs daily, chances are…that is too many. How do you even relate to everyone?
Now that I’m out of college and have “grown up” a bit, I start to see the unhealthy relationships of blogging. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life and nor do I care too. I’m not a doctor, telling you what to eat and what works. I used to want to be more involved in people’s lives in the blogging world, but that is so unrealistic. I don’t have time for that or to read thousands of blogs of people that just annoy me.
Once again, each to their own.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been cyber bullyed? Have you ever cyber bullyed?
I think to some extent you cannot honestly say you haven’t done both…whether purposely or not
On a lighter note, what is your favorite macro: protein, fat or carbs?