I bet you wish you had running friends like I do. I mean, who wouldn’t? When it comes to famous runners, I can name drop with the best of ’em.
Yes, all of these amazing athletes are close, personal friends of mine …
MySpace is the first place on the Web where I started out feeling old, and I’m not even 40! At first, it seemed to be populated with mostly 20 somethings and teenagers. I stayed away from MySpace until recently when I learned that one or two running bloggers I already knew were there (Hi A.Maria & Jeanne!) and began discovering a much wider age range populating the space than I originally perceived.
Of course, I have also made some other non-elite running friends on MySpace. For example, La Lynx (Hi La Lynx!) has become a regular at my blog and I visit her MySpace regularly now too.
Alas, unlike in my offline life, not everyone on MySpace wants to be my friend. Despite numerous requests to become friends, I’ve been virtually ignored by Haile Gebrselassie, Alan Webb and Craig Mottram (aka The Big Mazungo). Am I offended? Nah. Of course, I’ll be cheering for Tergat next time he and Gebrselassie meet but, I digress.
Perhaps just as odd as someone not wanting to be my friend is having a dead running friend …
…I changed my mind—it’s definitely odder that someone wouldn’t want to be my friend.
Is that all there is on MySpace? Heavens no! There are even groups (forums/bulletin boards) for runners. Two of the larger, more active ones I’ve participated in are the Marathoners and Track & Field Runners groups.
So, give MySpace a try. And, if you feel tentative, come on over to MySpace where I promise to accept you as my friend.
P.S. Have I mentioned I know Bill Shatner?
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