Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Fun Idea to Help all of Us Be Motivated

As some of you know, I had my cell phone with me this past Sunday for my (semi-successful) long run. It was both fun and motivating to receive encouraging text messages from Carlee as I ran. It was also nice to know that some of you would have also text me had you known about it. Here's a thought. Talk to all your blogging friends who run, and offer to text them during their next long run. I'm not familiar with Twitter, but if that can be done via cell phone while they run, offer that option also. I'm not sure if this is feasible for most people as they run, but I just thought I'd throw it out there to the blogging world of running. OK, stop reading, and go offer to text/tweet our fellow runners!

5 comments:

Carlee said...

Nice Rick!!! It was fun texting you too.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i really think it's a very cool idea, and with my iPhone plan allowing 10000 text messages (haha, i NEVER get anywhere close to that btw) :D

Lisa said...

Very cool idea. I would have texted you as well had I read your blog before your run and not after lol. Thanks for your kind words on my blog today... I feel so loved ;)

lindsay said...

i don't always run with my phone, but definitely a good idea! i think i said it already, but i would've texted - i just read that post too late. :-/ hooray for carlee stepping up to fill all our shoes!

Meg Runs said...

Where do you live? Would I have needed to wake up at 3 in the morning to text you on your long run?! Don't think I would have done that but I would love to try to text you on your race in NY or is that too much? Belated shouts of "keep it up" and "great job!"

My ultra is Sat. but there isn't any way to follow me or text me since it's in the mountains and I wasn't going to take my phone! Cheer for me in spirit and I"ll blog for sure on Sunday...my race starts at 7:30 am!
Take care and thanks for the support!