6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

To Quote myself

What a TREAT to be featured as a Wednesday Winner on "Running Circles Around the Turtles" this morning!! Thank you Robin for the fun questions.

Read her post HERE.

I wanted to quote myself to spark some conversation....

My personal philosophy is that people do not BRAG enough. No matter what it is, be PROUD and tell others about it. Those who applaud you are friends. Those who scoff wish they could do what you do. :-)

  • What are your thoughts about Bragging, boasting, prideful chatter??
  • Your Challenge today, if you chose to accept, it is to BRAG! To the checker in the grocery store, on facebook, on your blog, wherever you chose. Tell someone, or a bunch of people what you are proud of. Then come back and tell me how it felt.

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32 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love to brag ... it's kind of the reason I started blogging!

Giveaway looks great! Thanks for putting it on!

Denise said...

I never thought of it that way. VERY true!

Jon Gilchrist said...

I suppose it's all about presentation. I agree people should be proud of what they;ve accomplished. And I think it's great to share it. But to talk about it like it's the best thing since sliced bread??? Not so much...

Lacey Nicole said...

lol. interesting!!!!!!!!! i feel funny when i talk about myself too much. i find that to a point my friends and family want to hear about things... but with running, it is more often only other runners who are really interested. my dad would be proud of me regardless of what time i ran a race in, and he doesn't really know "what is good" etc even tho of course that is relative. it is hard to brag b/c of the relativeness of accomplishments. i think finishing something is more a reason to tell others-- a concrete thing to celebrate (getting a job, finishing a marathon, getting into school, finishing a project at work). but i'm so wired to applaud others and downplay myself. i think i just grew up that way.

Morgan said...

You just have to know how to do it with class so you don't seem like you're trying to be all high and mighty... especially to non-runner's who absolutely don't get it! LOL! :) Although for the record, when I run a 20+ miler I tend to tell absolutely everyone I meet that I ran 20+ miles that day. You kinda earn that right. LOL!

Lisa said...

What a great philosophy. I don't often brag about myself. Just never have. I am proud of what I've accomplished, but have this tendency to play it down all the time. I think there's a fine line between good bragging and obnoxious bragging, but I agree, some people (including myself) should do a little more of it. We should be proud of ourselves!

saundra said...

I enjoyed your interview immensely and am terribly jealous that you get to run at lunch. I would be a sweaty mess!

Mike Russell said...

I try and keep it low key until someone asks -- they then will get an earful. I love talking about swimming, biking, and running. Some people need to hear about the great feeling that training can give them!

Marlene said...

I love the interview - and your philosophy!

I think I brag enough between FB, the blog and yammering away at home and at work to anyone who will listen.

I love learning of others' accomplishments so I just assume they love hearing about mine. hahaha

Maryann said...

I enjoyed reading your Q&A! Sometimes bragging is fun! That is the best part of blogging - sharing a story and getting a response!

onelittletrigirl said...

As I said on Robin's blog- that quote will be seen in an FB status. I love it!

sideofsneakers.com said...

Loved the interview. Bragging is definitely good. How else will other people know how awesome you are?! I think it's important to be careful HOW you brag though :)

Marlene said...

I was just re-reading your list of 100 Things and had to smile at # 25:

If I knew that my knee would hold up and if I there were more hours in the day I think I might consider running a marathon. For now I will run a 1/2 Marathon in June.

misszippy said...

Great interview--very inspiring and insightful. As to the bragging--I agree, but man, that is really tough for me to do. I'll try...

Kerrie T. said...

I usually limit the bragging to family. Usually. But I have to say, I brag more about running now...to anyone who'll listen!

Alisa said...

I'm not a bragger. I sometimes try with family but feel they just get bored =).

Alisa said...

I guess blogging is kinda bragging though so I guess I brag to strangers hahaha.

Lisa said...

Great topic! This is actually something I struggle with. Although I'm not fast, I've completed A LOT of races, particularly from the Rock 'n' Roll series last year. On several occasions I've found myself stuck between how to share my experiences with others while not coming across like a know-it-all. Overall I probably don't brag enough so I'll accept your challenge for today!

Jill said...

There are certain people who I know who care and others who can take it the wrong way if I brag so I brag to the people I know love to hear it from me and are proud.

unathleticrunner said...

my thoughts on bragging:
I like to learn things about people. I like to learn things that will make me a better person and make my life simpler. I feel this is a way of educating yourself. How can you learn the "good stuff" if people never talk about it???? I like to share good ideas and good things that happen to me so other people can have those things happen for them!

Irene said...

Awesome quote. We need to be our own cheerleaders!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm proud of what I can do, am choosing to do. Bragging? Hmmm, maybe, but I think of it more as trying to inspire. :)

ajh said...

It's funny because people used to talk about what a private person i was who never talked about myself but that has changed since I began running. I do "brag" about my running accomplishments. I think of it as sharing my joy and hoping to inspire. (I just had a friend sign up for her first marathon who never thought she would do one. And she is 69!)
Congratulations on your interview.That was great. Your comment about asking people to tell you songs for your playlist made me think of a couple things I think I will blog about at some point in the future that I am very proud of! Thanks!

teacherwoman said...

I think it's good to brag! Bring it on!

Bethany + Ryan said...

people always tell me i'm way too modest. i don't usually brag, most people who know me have no idea i've run 15 marathons. when people ask i say, i've run a few. so on the outside, no, i don't brag, but on the inside i think i'm the total shit! haha and i'm REALLLLLY proud of myself :-) does that count for anything?

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I accept your challenge. And I am going to start telling myself that "those who scoff wish they could do what you do." I have too many people like that in my life.

Rookie on the Run said...

I don't like to brag... but I DO like inspire. To those who are ready and willing, your accomplishments are an inspiration. To those who don't want to change and don't want to challenge themselves, they interpret you accomplishments as bragging. It's a defense mechanism, I guess.

You ARE an inspiration, just in case you were wondering. :)

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J said...

I have to agree and disagree. I mean i have always had this thought that if its important enough, then the people that need to and want to know will know about it!

But also I think if you have a true friend they will listen to you "brag" and talk about your life and the good and bad that you are going through!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I guess we all do it but I share my successes (on my little level of accomplishment; finishing races & placing in age groups vs winning a race) I really want to inspire others not boast to them.

When I run I am filled with joy not pride. I think there is a difference. I am probably just getting hung up on words but for me running is not about pride so much as it is about being alive and experincing something amazing.

Neil Z said...

I lost a lot of weight in the last 2 years and I asked a close friend "how do I deal with this, how do I stay humble?" He said "Don't!" He told me to celebrate it! Tell everyone! So since that time, I have told everyone, and now I actually teach other people to run and I have been asked by groups to tell my success story to others! It's great. I find that I have amazing people gravitating toward me now, and in turn it makes me want to keep up the efforts that got me here!

Woot! great topic!

ChristieisaRunner said...

I do like to brag about what I've accomplished. I also love the feeling when I can say I ran 2 or 3 miles at 5:30AM before going to work like it's not a big deal. But I try to be careful about who I say it to. Those that also run, or enjoy staying in shape and exercising, I will, but others, not so much unless it comes up directly in conversation. I don't want to seem pretentious (sp?)