How do YOU feel about hashtags?
Do you use them? Abuse them? Roll your eyes at them? Or, do you get a good laugh at a few random clever ones sprinkled into an Instagram post?
It's no secret that I use them frequently, and not just on Insta. They have a way of revealing a bit more insight into a story or situation, without any unnecessary words or sentences. Although not always grammatically correct, they are a unique nuance to modern day vocabulary.
Anyways, here's five hashtags I've been using a lot recently...
#thisismycoffee (usually paired with #fastedcardio)
I'm an early-riser. I kind of have to be if I want to get a decent workout done before I head off to my job, every morning, by 8:00. None the less, I love the early-mornings! Even if it's an active rest/recovery day, I'm up and moving (usually before 5:30, sans an alarm most days). I joke that the early morning sweat acts like my coffee, and I seriously mean that. The coffee (or rather, chai latte') doesn't happen until after the workout is done...if at all.
I do not have to elaborate on my preference to be outside, even in the crazy (cold) Iowa weather. Just like I start most days early, I also sneak in some kind of fitness outside on the daily as well. So what if I have to succumb to multiple layers? I will do almost anything, and I do mean anything, to avoid the dreaded treadmill.
I have learned to embrace a sense of humor. Heck, life is too short to be a snarky, uptight pessimist. Besides, an occasional #selfiebust makes us all laugh at ourselves. For example, after Wednesday's run, I had a car pull up and ask me for directions....the split second my camera's timer snapped. Has that ever happened to you?
It's that time of year again...I'll be adding more stair workouts into my HIIT's in preparation for the Fight for Air Climb (March 29th in Des Moines, IA). I have really grown to love my HIIT workouts, and doing stair-training is a perfect compliment to my running. The incline mimics hill repeats (which I also kind of like). Add in some triple-steps (in slow motion, on that stairway) and it's like step-ups on steroids.
I recently came up with a 2020 motto...It's My Day My Way. I often get bored doing the same old-same old, so I'm a huge advocate for mixing things up. I've always done things my way, especially with my fitness endeavors. If something feels right, I go with it...even if "everyone" else isn't on board. I have learned what does (and what does not) work for me, and I follow my gut instinct. That's what gets me through a run streak, or keeps me afloat if my rest days aren't as restful as someone else's. We all have a responsibility to do what is right for us and not let the naysayers bring us down.
What do you think?
Do you like to play with hashtags? Got any favorites? Do you take the time to read through them when you're scrolling through social media?
I'm linking this with Meranda and Lacey for the Friday with Fairytales and Fitness link-up.
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