Running Invades Facebook: You Just Crushed a 5.6 mi Run

“Randy just crushed a 5.6 mi run using Nike Plus.” If social media is taking over the world, then those workout updates are the Starbucks of this new world. Every time I pull up Facebook or Twitter I feel lazy for not running or sweating at that moment, regardless of how many miles I ran earlier in the day. Am I alone in feeling like this?

I’m kidding, I think it’s cool to see/read what my friends are up to running wise and I’m guilty as the next for ‘cheering them on’ on their runs. Plus, let’s face it I’m a big Nike fan anyways…so, yea. However, I DO think it’s high time they expand on the steadfast ‘crushed this run’, ‘just started a run’, etc. dialogue boxes and tired old icons. I’ve got a few suggestions…

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So here’s to your training logs going viral…like me on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll certainly cheer you on when you’re crushing that next run of your’s. ;)
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1) Do you have Nike Plus or any similar type of workout app that connects to your FB, Twitter, etc. account?
Actually, in a nice twist of irony I don’t…and I’m even so old school I actually pen and paper my training log!

2) Do you like reading your friends’ updates when they’re on a run or after they completed one?

3) If you had a new dialogue blurb and matching icon for your last run, what would it be?

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12 thoughts on “Running Invades Facebook: You Just Crushed a 5.6 mi Run

  1. I always feel badly when I see someone else’s long run details on facebook :P I also feel good for them, but even if I’ve done a run myself that day, it’s like a screaming message to get off the computer and do some activity! I like to use map my run but don’t tend to post results publicly…but I guess for some people it helps with motivation.

  2. I was just thinking about this the other day! I love that it (Nike +) holds me accountable and keeps up with my mileage. :) And then there is the world fame that you attain. Oh…wait….is that just me?? LOL! I often wonder why I post it on FB…should I? Is it weird?? But this is that trap of worrying about what people think and I do it anyway. I love these captions!!! “Brandi just spit in the face of her 1 miler” Yes, one mile!! Any mile is a good thing!
    Have a great day Cait!

  3. HA! I love your art! And I like reading about people’s workouts on Facebook/Twitter as well, but the Nike+ “crushed a run” is getting old and tired. They SHOULD add more! (they should really hire you to come up with a few of them!)

    • haha…glad u like!! i kno, i see ‘crushed a run’ so many times i crack up and wonder how many of those runs were, in fact, crushed. ;)

  4. Loved all of them!! I just recently started using map my run but I don’t. Share my runs. Makes me a bit nervous these days. There are too many off the wall people out there that I am starting to worry about. I like the idea though I think it helps motivate some people and don’t get me wrong I post about my runs just on my own with only the info I want to share.

    • i agree, i don’t post my runs and don’t feel the urge to. but i kno that for some people they need the incentive and motivation…so watever floats ur boat as they say! :P

  5. I’m on Strava, but never hooked it up to my facebook or twitter accounts. Personally, I don’t want to spam my friends with every workout.

    Strava does have a very social component to it, but more in letting you follow other local runners and their workouts/races. For me, I like that balance of seeing other serious runners workouts and where they run to get ideas for my own runs. There is some mutual benefit there.

    • okay, ‘SPAMing ur workouts’ needs to be a phrase!! i dunno if it’s the particular App, but i’ve seen people’s accounts that seem to literally update each run in pieces. ex: i just ran 1 mile!! i just ran 1 mile!! etc…in succession a few times right after the other, which makes me wonder if they couldn’t just say, ‘i ran X miles’ total ONCE!

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