Ok, let’s give this a try, because you just never know.
This is what I’ve got:
We all don’t really need a new place to document our info. Lord knows, we use Runkeeper, Nike, Garmin, etc. And then of course we post about it here as well. Pretty pictures included!
BUT, you knew there was a but coming…;) But, we do need to hold each other accountable. And sometimes we tend to scatter ourselves around and it is hard to keep track. And scrolling through Tumblr…well, we find the inspirational posts, but we also find pictures of cats….and food…and LOOK SQUIRREL!!
The idea behind the spreadsheet came stemmed from something getittogetherg said. Which led to another conversation. Which led to me fixing up a spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet is simple. Open it, put down your miles for the day and boom your done. But, what if I didn’t run? Well, put down “weights”, “rock climbing”, “rest”. If you put down “40 miles” make sure your write “biked” at the front of it. We don’t need that kind of confusion.
What if you were struggling with getting out the door? Well, pull up the spreadsheet and see what other people did that day or the day before.
The idea is supposed to be simple. A place where people can document a very basic view of their training in order to inspire and hold each other accountable.
It isn’t a competition of any sort. Please, be the person that puts “.5 mile” on there. Don’t worry about your pace because…it really does not matter. And as many of us get in to marathon training, it will be interesting to see at a quick glance how we are putting in the work.
And remember, we are all working towards something different…..it does not matter. Just as long as you are working towards SOMETHING. Don’t compare. Use other people to inspire you…not make you feel inadequate.
And this isn’t just for running. That is the beauty of it. Training for a weight lifting competition? Put down “arms”, “legs”…whatever quick description for your workout that day.
I think you are getting the point, even though I ramble on and on.
Anyone can add themselves to the spreadsheet. It doesn’t matter which sport you are indulging in right now. Share the link and we will see who gets in on it. It may just die off like things do in life, but at least we can try!!
Great work Kari. Add yourselves, people!