breaking up with daily mile
For the past 12 years I've logged my mileage and workouts in the Vermont Life Engagement Book. Each week has it's own page accompanied by a random picture of Vermont. Why? Because I get one every single Christmas, that's why. And actually that unlined space is perfect for mileage and notes. I have about half a book shelf at home with those books filled with workouts. Some half blank because of injury.
I'm not very social on it. I just post my workouts. I barely ever talk to anyone else...I don't do daily challenges. So I'm not really using it "right".
I think #runstreaks are meh. (Not really here nor there)
This sport has been a very personal thing to me for years because... well... no one gave a flying eff about it. But every day I got out there anyway, even when my friends thought I was crazy. "You're running 9 miles?!?!" So to find all you people and the 100,000,000,000,000,000,054 running blogs out there I was excited to revel in all the running community goodness. I wanted to go digital! Social!
But Daily Mile is over for me because...
- I'm sick of updating it
- I miss adding up my mileage the old school way
- The features are lacking
- No app?
- When I try to look back at weekly mileage from over 28 weeks ago I can't (I have to go and add it up)
- It's not easy to look at the past in a useful way in general. I want to know at a glance what each week was made of.
What will I miss
- Socializing (I did when I had time!)
- Seeing how many donuts I burned or TVs I powered
I know this is riveting, edge of your seat blogging. But really it leads me to questions I have for running/blogging community.
Do you like seeing other people's training? Why? Not?Do you use Daily Mile? Why? Not?
Do you want to see my training on this blog? (All about me! ;)
As for me, I'm going to start a combination of Believe I Am (more for racing/goal setting) and Vermont Life (for day to day) training tracking...