Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking about today:
This how the dictionary defines FOMO:
anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.
Substitute race for event and I think I have this disease.
Yeah, I’ve got it.
I ran 40 races last year and I’m on track to do the same this year.
I mentioned to my coach on Monday that I needed a support group for this addiction. And he replied that I had one and the problem is that they encourage it.
The other runners at races or the people that I run with are my “support group.”
Here’s how the conversation goes:
What are you doing next weekend?
Nothing. I need to do a long run.
I’m running X race. I ran it last year and it was awesome.
I don’t know… I am training for a half. I shouldn’t run it.
Come on. Do it! They have great post race refreshments and I bet you win an age group award.
X, Y, Z are also running it. It’ll be fun.
Oh, ok. I’ll sign up when I get home.
Guess what I am doing this Saturday?
Do I want to cure this disease? Do I need to?
Right now, I am focusing on YOLO. It’s more fun.
Happy Running! Do you suffer from running FOMO?