In honor of my birthday, artist Sabina Noto has created this exceptional portrait of me. Thanks, Sabina! I especially appreciate the fact that I have feet. Those could come in handy sometime!
Chad asks an important question: “Brolympus, what is the protocol for ‘liking’ others’ workouts on Strava? Should I only like the workouts of runners I know? Do I really have to review their workouts to ensure they merit a like? Or, should I just like any and every workout just because it’s the easiest thing to do?”
I’m not sure what you are implying here. Are you really suggesting that each and every kudo I get for a workout is not a heartfelt expression of admiration for my badassery? Kudos are the lifeblood of runners; they are what keep runners going, what motivate them to get out of bed each morning and strap their shoes on, day in and day out, in what would otherwise be a thankless journey of pain and exhaustion. Surely you don’t mean to imply that a kudo given is simply an absent click on a phone.
Implicit in every kudo you give is that you gave that workout nearly as much effort in consideration as the runner did in performing it. You must pore over every split, deliberate whether the cadence was adequate, ponder the mysteries of heart rate and VO2max. BLEED over your kudos, much like the runner bled during her run. Only then should you give a kudo.
Also every run that gets less than 10 kudos is a failure. The more the better!