I've debated writing this post and may regret my decision to publish it. But there is something i need to get off my chest.
Back when i started this blog, as many others before me, i had only a couple of readers. As i've grown the blog and gotten more involved in other running blogs, my readership has grown. We use the blog community as a means of support - support during our training, support during a race, support when things don't go our way.
I love the running blog community because of our encouragement. We are there for each other - there to offer words of praise, words of encouragement, words of support, and words to lift our spirits when things don't go as planned.
I am thankful to each and every one of you for your comments you leave me. You make me smile and you help me believe in myself. And that means so much to me and i hope my comments on your blogs do the same.
I had a disappointing race yesterday. I wasn't scared to post about it because i knew you would all be there with open arms and let me know that is ok to not be perfect. That we all have bad days.
I had a comment on my last post that made me cry. While the comment was somewhat in a roundabout way encouraging, she also made sure to point out that i did not train hard enough and did not deserve to run a good race yesterday.
While i appreciate this person's honesty, i obviously did not post about every single run i did this training period. But perhaps she was right. Perhaps i could have done better.
Maybe i'm being too sensitive, but this comment beat me up. And believe me, I am already doing a good job of beating myself up.
Now, i'm not saying that every comment has to be rays of sunshine, you know? But this was the third comment this person has left me that has made me doubt my ability as a runner.
Don't worry about commenting on this post - like i said, it was just something i wanted to get off my chest. My race recap may come later because i want to make sure i'm not in a funky mood when i write it.
Once again, thank you to all my readers - my blog community friends. You are the best.
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