Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is humble…… I’d love to have you link up, and if you do, please remember to follow my six simple rules.
Humble – having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance;
of low social, administrative, or political rank.
“He was humble about his stature
as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists.”
I was raised by hardworking parents. I was taught to work hard and stay humble. There were no trophies for doing well – it was expected.
I was also raised to not toot my own horn, to not get too big for my britches, to not at be arrogant – to be humble.
But then marathons happened…
Once I started running marathons, my friends and relatives started asking about my races. I suddenly found myself excitedly talking about races I’d run since I saw them last, how I’d done, and what was next on my race calendar.
And then Facebook and Twitter happened…
I joined Facebook, and then Twitter. I made photo albums on Facebook filled with pictures from our latest racing escapades, and I tweeted about completing races.
And then blogging happened…
Writing a running blog where I’m the main character seems far from being humble. Yes, I share running tips, healthy recipes, and weight management advice, but I also talk a lot about my adventures with my running friends. Many of those adventures include races, and if I’m writing a race report, I’m going to be honest and say how I did.
And then Instagram happened…
With Instagram, racing pictures were no longer enough. Each and every run had to be documented with a distance and a pace. Fancy apps helped me make collages and write cute little sayings next to my stats.
And then I got a GoPro…
With my GoPro I’ve become mildly obsessed to capture unique action shots – to set it on the trail and jump across it like I’m creating a running shoe ad, or carry it on our runs and take the ultimate selfie with my running friends.
So what do I have to say for myself? I’ve worked hard to get where I am, and I’m not going to apologize or hid my successes. I won’t shove my running in your face, but if you ask, read my blog, follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter; you’ll get an ear or an eye full – kind of like the picture above…
Are you humble?
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Next Wednesday’s Word: Modest