I have to admit I use them frequently. After all, they evoke a lot of feeling, additional information, insight, and humor without really saying much.
I have been #hashtagging (is that a word? If not, it should be) all over the place recently. Care to hear my Top 5?
1 - First of all, #brrrrrr!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I could have sworn the calendar (on March 20th) said Spring was beginning. Isn't it a bit odd that we're almost an entire week into April...and it feels more like Winter? Seriously, we're talking single digit feels-like temps in Iowa, snow flurries, and fiercer-than-fierce wind. I'm glad I didn't pack away the thermal running tights or fleece-lined shirts.
|Those temps do not lie...it was really that cold on Easter Sunday!
On a quest to mix things up a bit for April, I decided to add some speed work to my training, beginning with some 400's at our local college's track on Monday. Mind you, I was running against the wind (no matter which side of the track I was running), so my effort was probably greater than what my splits indicated. But holy crap, my hammies did not enjoy the experience. Even with a lot of foam rolling and stretching, they continued to feel the burn for several days. DOMS, anyone?
|400's + wind =exhaustion
Yep, the temps were 15F (with a feels-like of -3F) at 04:30, with 24mph wind. Even though I have run in all kinds of cold and wind this winter, I am SO done with it. And, for some reason. these temps feel a lot colder in April than they do in January.
I love the sunshine. I love the heat (even when the air is humid). And I love running and racing without needing several layers of clothing. I love having daylight in the early morning hours (for my #5at5's, none the less). And I especially love not having to think about which direction the wind is blowing in mapping out my routes...because that very wind will feel most refreshing.
|Dam to Dam 2016
On Sunday, I will be taking it to the stairs for the seventh time (my sixth time in Des Moines) for the Fight for Air Climb. I have been training for several months. I surpassed my fundraising goal. My legs and my cardio capacity are ready. I'm excited to take on those 88 flights of stairs!
|Eat. Sleep. Climb. Repeat.
Anyways, those are some things I'd share with you. I think the #hashtags tell the story best, would you agree?
How about you? Do you use #hashtags? Which ones are your favorites?