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I know that "social media" can be a double-edged sword; here you are opening your life up to strangers that may or may not have your best interests in mind. We hear all the time about spamming, trolling, flamers, etc. But at the same time, social media can be a great tool to keep you inspired! I can't tell you how many times I've felt like being a total lazy bum, but then I see a post from someone to Facebook or Instagram and I'm reminded that if they can get out and run, then there's no reason I can't too! Or just to see others that post their paces and they are similar to mine...makes me feel like we are part of the same tribe. The reality is that I find myself inspired by social media more than I find myself on the negative side of it. I follow some truly amazing people that are all around the world. I feel like I've gotten to explore places I've never seen through the eyes of people I may not have even met, but have become good friends! I've cheered a social media friend through her marathons on the other side of the country via text message. I've gotten to know all my amazing Skirt Sisters through our Facebook page. I've participated on the Coach Jenny's Holiday Challenge the past several years and have gotten to know some truly AWESOME people through that group even though I've only actually met one of them! But as it turns out, the one I did meet - Brian - I went to school with his wife and his Mother-in-Law was my favorite teacher at the Teen Mom school that I attended while pregnant with my first son. We've seen each other at several races now and always cheer each other on and I never would have known who he was without Coach Jenny's group.
So even though Social Media can get a bum rap sometimes, it can also be an amazing thing with the right people involved. So if you're looking for some inspiration, take some time to visit the link-up and follow along! If you aren't already following my journey, you can through the following avenues:
|kgrimes26 - Just click the image and follow some boards!|
|@kgrimes526 - Just click the picture and hit follow!|
|@PuttPuttRunner - just click the picture and hit follow!|
|+KristenGrimes - just click the picture and add me to a circle!|
|The Pursuit of a Quality Life Page - just click the picture and Like!|
Hope you join me in sharing the journey!