Good morning, friends! ☀️ I hope you’re waking up to — or already having — a great start to your Friday. I’m opening the floor today to you, because I’d love to learn more about what you’d like to explore in our Friday thread discussions:
What are topics/questions you’d like to discuss? Share them here in the comments and we’ll use them for future Friday threads.
Should we keep doing this? To me, the posts I write are (obviously) my dance space, but I see the Friday threads are more your space — to talk, to ask questions, to share, etc.
If we do keep doing them, are Fridays the best day to do them? One thing I’ve thought of is switching them to Sundays, so we can catch up on great runs you’ve experienced, races you’ve run, or anything else that’s happened over the weekend. (We can share photos in the Substack app’s Chat area, which is really cool and I might do more of.)
Let me know your thoughts! I’m all ears today. — Terrell
I love Friday threads not because I read them that day but I know it’s waiting for me when i finally have some time in the w/e. Honestly though whatever works for you Terrell!
Same...Sundays are a little more relaxed and we could brag/talk about our long run weekends too. I really like the idea of an open discussion as well.
Kinda the same with me, too. No birds to watch except my loyal little hummingbird!
I noticed that most of the questions and answers to running appeared on the web chat yesterday. I guess people like the instant gratification. I suppose it is easier for you, too, and that I appreciate. One question. . . is there an actual URL for the web chat, or do I need to keep finding it through the phone link? Silly question, I know, but sometimes computers puzzle me!
This should be the last snow storm for March. Should run into warmer weather now until we are all complaining about the heat! :) Take care!
P.S. Glad to hear the Sunday issue will be the same. . . post obscure articles as you feel the need! I enjoyed the last two a lot!!
I admit I am often busy on Fridays. Sundays I have more time to read posts and respond. I’m open to talking about running & what everyone is doing with races, etc.
I love the discussion groups! I really enjoy hearing others experiences and their running story! I like the idea of switching it to Sunday. As someone who works, Fridays are pretty crazy and Sundays will at least give me the chance to catch up on emails and hopefully.....discussion groups 😉
As for a question:
I was curious how you guys train for races - do you go to the internet and go off of a race plan, do you wing it, do you map out your own race plan? What has worked, what hasn’t worked?
Not many birds out this morning--just crows and gulls. Change in the weather, which will be colder and snow showers. End of March is frequently like this!
As to your question, I've given it some thought. The Friday Discussion group seems to have dissipated. It seems to me most people post questions on the Chat, be it on the phone or the web. To me, the phone is out. I won't be one of the herd scrolling on the phone while walking on the street or the Trail The web chats are convenient, and I enjoy the small comments and the photos (even though it is a mystery to me as to how to post photos!)
I do hope you keep on dancing! I love the posts and frequently go back over them, even if they are older. I do like the Sunday readings of curated races and readings. Move them to any day you want, please keep them. They are Sunday entertainment for me. I cannot speak for others. One comment, though, do not fall into the trap of animated GIFs by users. I've had other newsletters go to that feature and promptly unsubscribed! Much too distracting for someone who enjoys reading.
Take care, time to get on with it! :)
Friday or Sunday work for me. Enjoy reading others thoughts.
Now that I think about it more, it may be that Chat is better for the way we communicate now -- you don't have to wait for me to send out a Thread email, you can just jump in anytime you want and post/ask a question/etc. And you can share photos there, and use emojis, etc. (And it's available on the web now too, not just in the app.)