Thanks for your advice from last post, all helpful. I'm now basically doing as much as I can, in the way of speed, and backing off when things start to get ugly. I heard an excellent quote by Nate Jenkins in an interview with "Running Times Radio" something to the affect of... "Nobody ever got better/faster from any workout it is only ones ability recovery from training sessions that will make the difference" (between a champ and a chump).
I'll plug on with this in mind. What I wanted to write about today was "Twitter." I've had an account now for about 6 months and although I had little idea on how to use it, at first, I've certainly warmed to it and you will find me there, at least checking, almost everyday.
Just a little of my twitter history.
At first I thought it would be good to tell people what I was up to..
(Below actual tweets)
"At maccas having coffee before my run I'd ask what are the poor people doing but no need they're all here I'll ask them myself"
But that was not really what good tweeting is all about. Twitter is much better to help promote your business or interests..
"January 2011 races and locations in Japan are up on samurai running http://samurairunning.com/register.html"
And or let people know you have just uploaded a new blog post..
"High mileage. The story so far...http://the-long.blogspot.com/"
But the best part for me is that it gives me an outlet for my dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. While I love running I think that if I had a wish I'd rather be Rodney Dangerfield than any elite runner. But sadly I may not have enough talent to be either. But I'll keep trying ;)
Below a collection of tweets, "funny or not" you be the judge!
Some are topical..
"Paul the Octopus, of World Cup prediction fame, has died. Now no idea who's going to win the World Cup? I suppose I could ask a scallop!"
"Canadian authorities investigate dog encased in block ice found on man's front lawn" say it may be linked to frozen turds on back lawn"
Some are personal..
"I'm not sure if I talk about my kids too much at the office but a guy at work did quit, saying he "wanted to see less of my family!"
Some a a mix of personal and topical (Mubarak's Egypt).
"My son understands Egypt after all he has grown up with calls of "Get out out old man" but I keep telling his mother I'm not going anywhere!"
"Teen Virgins on the Rise ... Nearly one-third of teens reported no sexual activity." looks like we've finally found some common ground"
Most of my tweets follow a theme like my recent ones of "Words that should be."
"Extra Teartestical" The effort exerted when running away from what you mistakenly believe to be an alien!"
"Whoredrobe" A large storage area where you keep things you don't want your wife to know about."
"Unplanned Parentwood" An unfortunate erection that spontaneously appears during a meeting with your child's teacher!"
"Stimuless Package" The grion region of the average married man!"
"Spare-condtioner": Those little left over packets of rinse left in the hotel rooms of bald men."
I won't give up my day job just yet but I'd like you to follow me on Twitter, at least humor me ;)