Jordan, one of my sisters, left me a comment on my last post which got me thinking.
Her comment was about whether or not I should post my full name on the internet. I’ve thought about it a lot actually. The conclusion that I’ve come to is that it isn’t very hard to figure that information out without me giving it out. Race results include that sort of information. So should I not post about the races I do?
I still try to keep some things secret. My town is not something that I am going to come straight out and say. Neither is my place of work or the school that I currently attend. If you think about it though, that information is clear on other media websites. Back when I had a myspace and facebook, all of that info and then some was written on the front page. I believe even if you set it to private, you can still see certain things such as last names and cities. Back when I had those, anyone could randomly search through schools and eventually find me. That’s not the reason I don’t participate in those kinds of things anymore; however, it is something to think about.
On the other hand, there are some that do not give out even first names for the most part. The wonderful Fattie Fatterton, for example.
What do you think?
Is it even possible to keep identities a secret on the internet anymore?
Today was a lovely two-a-day.
Exercise number 1: The run
Exercise partner: my dad
Mile 1: 8:42
Mile 2: 9:22
0.98 miles: 9:28 pace
Wait, positive splits aren’t a positive thing? Whoops!
Here’s what happened. I started out waaaaay too fast. For the first .5 mile, I pretty much stayed under an 8 minute pace. My dad actually asked me to slow down! Don’t worry though, I paid the price. We turned on the trail around 0.7, I started feeling the heat. Plus, the trails are quite hilly. By the time we got half way through, I was drenched in sweat. I thought about stopping to walk around the 2 mile mark but decided to just slow down a little instead. I’m happy with the overall time though!
Avg. Pace: 9:14
Exercise number 2: Spinning
Exercise partner: my mom
It was just the thirty minute class tonight, but that’s a good thing! My legs were lead after that run. Usually, I don’t like the instructor for the Wednesday night class, but she delivered tonight! She did the same “no bouncing” thing that the instructor from Saturday’s class did. Thankfully, hers didn’t last nearly as long as his did.
Once I was showered, I left the gym and headed straight over to food lion. The whole time I was in the shower, I was daydreaming about what I should buy. In the end, I decided on some yogurt with granola in the lid.
When I was looking at the selection, I noticed that they also had ones with oreos and m&ms in the lids! I made myself look at the nutritional info (yes, I was hoping the oreos one would be more nutritious than the granola) and ended up getting the granola one.
It was definitely a good choice 🙂 If only I had a spoon. I ended up using the foil lid to scoop it out!
I also had four of these. When I was younger, I did not like fig newtons at all. My tastes have changed over the years though so when I saw these, I decided to pick them up. So good! I’m not sure how they compare to the newton version, since I haven’t had those in years, but these were really good!
I’m hoping for a long run tomorrow.
Friday = Rest day
Saturday = Race day! I’m not sure if I’ve ever been this excited about a race before! Well, of course other than my first race.
I can’t believe I’m almost a little over a week away from my first 8 mile race! I also can’t believe how confident I am about my ability to run it!
Time to watch a little bit more of greek (I’m finally almost caught up!) and then sleep time!
I should just go straight to bed minus the greek, but what fun would that be?