It’s Friday afternoon and that means it’s Comment of the Week time here at Salty Running. It’s been a rather interesting week in our comments. If you’ve happened to follow along with the comments on our Girls Guide to LetsRun post you might be wondering if we’d make our new pet Letsrun troll, Domitian our commenter of the week. Did we or didn’t we? Find out after the jump!
Our favorite troll might be quite the ladies man (at least in his mind) and one to quickly remind us ladies of our larger brains (why again?), but despite it all and the much amusement we’ve all enjoyed trying to decipher his self-involved rants, there were many many many more worthy comments. Most worthy of all was this one from Leah, our Commenter of the Week! Leah commented on Paprika’s Twenty-Something post:
Fellow twenty-something runner here! My situation is a little different from yours in that I’m not in grad school, but I work full-time, volunteer, and am the resident curator of a historic property with my husband and have a hard time finding balance.
I’m new to running in general– only about a year in!– but I’ve improved so much so quickly that I try to focus on my progress and reaching new goals rather than trying to stress too much about the way of getting there. Because I’m not going for time or anything impressive, I can be a little more relaxed with my training and have really focused on learning what my body can and can’t handle. As a newbie-athlete, this is very foreign to me! Being kind to yourself while being firm has been the best way for me to do that.
We love that Leah shared her difficulties finding balance, but never ceases to apply the lessons she learns from trying to fit in her training to the rest of her life. Woo Leah!
When Leah isn’t authoring awesome comments on our site she’s enjoying a good run with her firefighter/marathoner husband around their North Boston historic home. She’s 26 and will be racing two half marathons this fall and is doing her first sprint triathlon this Sunday! GO LEAH!