(*I actually wrote two posts in less than 24 hours. What is with me? Ha ha. If you missed my last one, it’s got some deep thoughts on the whole life after STUFT Detox and such since some of you have been asking. It’s here.)
Yes, I do have friends.
Not just my boys, although they are my best friends and make me laugh every single day.
Like this guy last night.
Can’t remember his exact comments, but they went a little something like this:
“Like my mud mustache?”
“Master mud power.”
Then, when I asked to take a picture, “This really isn’t for anyone to see.”
He’s got to know though, if he’s going to do that, then it’s going to be on the internet somewhere. Ha ha.
Um, yeah, although now that I see the picture I’m a little embarrassed. Nice Halo Headband line from my hat on my forehead and hey, don’t mind me all sweaty and gross hanging out in just my bathing suit. Oh man.
How cute is she though? She is the nicest person ever. She was at the beach with her cute parents so I got to chat with them for a bit too.
It was very nice that they took time to talk to me looking like that and all. I did mention I was a mom of twins and that I had run to the beach, so hopefully they kind of understood (or felt sorry for me, who knows).
I knew she lived somewhere locally and I figured we’d bump into one another at some point as I run at that beach every now and then and teach at a gym close by. I was hoping I would look a bit better when it happened. Of course not. Isn’t it always the case that you run into someone you want to meet when you’re not at your best?
I was just thinking this morning about how technology connects us in so many ways.
Whether it’s just through social media or through all these easy to use technological devices these days, it really helps us connect with family and friends. Not only that, but because of social media and technology, I’ve gotten to experience some pretty darn amazing opportunities (and have a few more in the next few months) and discovered a whole new career path.
STUFT Daddy just got an iPhone for the first time the other week. He has twice the amount of storage than I do and doesn’t use any of the extra applications, nor does he have a Facebook or instagram account or anything. I asked him if we could trade and obviously he said no way. What a nice guy. Ha.
But really, how cool that we all carry phones with cameras and can access Facebook, twitter, instagram, email, etc. anytime we need to or want to share something. Some of the best videos and pictures are always random ones on the go.
And heck, even my toddler knows how to be a good camera man with my phone. Yeah, remember this little workout video?
He’s got talent behind the camera. Ha.
And while I still dream of having a really cool video camera so I can make some great kitchen videos and more workout videos, everything we’ve done this far has just been on my phone or my little cheapo Bloggie camera (usually propped up on a bar stool).
But for now, that’s all I need and I’m very thankful for my little camera phone that even my mom can use. I mean, how awesome that we can catch precious family moments like this one?
On the other hand, yes, I know there’s definitely a time and place to be on your phone and it really shouldn’t be all day, but that being said, I’ve met a whole lot of wonderful people, learned so much and have come across some life changing events and opportunities because of connections I’ve made through technology.
Case in point.
All my “dates” with my boyfriend Bob were because I just happen to be on Facebook at the right time and send an email to the producer.
And again, thanks to my phone I have a couple videos with him as well. This one is really old, but it’s my favorite.
Oh and hey, did you know this guy is also FitFluential. He he.
And, just the other weekend I got to attend IDEA World Fitness Convention with FitFluential and Reebok. Not only did I get to use my phone to document the experience and finally take pictures and make videos so I could remember the awesome moves and workouts, but I also got to meet my blogging friends face to face.
We make so many connections through media, that when you finally get to meet in person it’s just awesome. You’re already connected in a special way with love of fitness, running or you know, kabocha squash or obsession with roasting vegetables. Ha ha.
It was so great meeting all these ladies there.
They are all such inspirations as we’ve connected through the blog and fitness world and finally got to hang out in person.
The same thing happens with running and racing. You follow and connect with other runners, through their races (the good and the bad), their injuries, their comebacks, etc. You develop relationships, get inspired, learn from each other, etc.
and a lot of other fun running FitFluential bloggers.
Not to mention I got to run with Shalane Flanagan. Amazing.
We finally met in person at Nike Women’s Marathon last year and have gotten the chance to meet up and race together a couple times since then.
You know, you really get to connect with people though technology and social media. It’s a whole world out there that a few years ago I never knew existed. And now, well, my life has changed and I’m so very grateful for not only how it’s brought our family together, but for the friends, amazing opportunities and the career it’s brought me.
You know what else? If it wasn’t for technology and social media, I would have never discovered roasted kabocha squash. I can’t even imagine……….. Ha ha ha.
How has technology or social media changed your life?
Have you been more inspired, gotten new opportunities, connected more with family or met some really great friends because of it?
Any other thoughts? (My brain is all over the place on this topic now.)