thinking out loud

Since it is Thursday,  I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Here’s what I’m thinking about today:

Image result for FOMO

This how the dictionary defines FOMO:

anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.

Substitute race for event and I think I have this disease.


Yeah, I’ve got it.

I ran 40 races last year and I’m on track to do the same this year.

I mentioned to my coach on Monday that I needed a support group for this addiction.  And he replied that I had one and the problem is that they encourage it.

The other runners at races or the people that I run with are my “support group.”

Here’s how the conversation goes:

  • What are you doing next weekend?

  • Nothing.  I need to do a long run.

  • I’m running X race.  I ran it last year and it was awesome.

  • I don’t know… I am training for a half. I shouldn’t run it.

  • Come on. Do it! They have great post race refreshments and I bet you win an age group award.

  • Well, maybe…

  • X, Y, Z are also running it.  It’ll be fun.

  • Oh, ok. I’ll sign up when I get home.

Guess what I am doing this Saturday?

Image result for LL Bean 5k albany

5 pm at the Crossings in Albany

Do I want to cure this disease? Do I need to?

Not sure.

Right now, I am focusing on YOLO. It’s more fun.

Image result for FOMO
So while I am healthy, I’m going to do whatever I can to live life to the fullest.  Even if it means giving into FOMO and racing every weekend.

Happy Running! Do you suffer from running FOMO?


12 thoughts on “TOLT: FOMO or YOLO?

  1. Yes I can identify with that! I’m not in a running group so I don’t have your problem, but at work yesterday I was in the coffee room with the OBGYN team and the whole of their department is entering the NHS triathalon next year. I sooo want to do it too! But I’m being sensible and thinking about it (because I can’t swim front crawl and I don’t ride a bike…..) 😆😆😆


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