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@DP_Turtle Thanks for commenting David. I'm glad you'll take some time and get better. Sometimes we just have to relax a little bit and we'll come out better on the other side.
Look forward to seeing you healthy soon!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The false bravery of the injured runner :: Day 1 of a 60 day rest streak.
@kimberly n Hey Kim! I went on a 3.5 mile walk with the dog and did some glute/hip strengthening this morning. I'll go to the pool here in a little bit. Really, when you are not running, I'd take a look at what is causing the injury, look at the root problem. If you are just taking a break, then enjoy it and take part in a bunch of activities that are fun.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on The false bravery of the injured runner :: Day 1 of a 60 day rest streak.
@LouiseBourqueCunningham Great to hear you took the time to get back into 'running minimalist' and to hear you enjoyed it a lot. When you take the time to be present and focus on your runs, the form and flow comes natural. What sort of work have you been doing on your form?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Ditch your running crutch
@annedreshfield Thank you anne for the nice comments. It will certainly be exciting to say the least!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on What does it mean to be a running and triathlon coach?
@sameve Thanks Sam! It's definitely a big step in my life, but a good one. Hope all is well with you.
@courtneyfoster82 They are awesome. Really quick and easy and at least for me, they last for a few meals! (although you may have different results!)
11 months, 3 weeks ago on a runner's recipe :: panzanella and provencal tomatoes
@fernby I can only speak for myself, but it's something I'll definitely keep doing. My feet and toes have been thanking me for the last month and I notice way less problems just in terms of general upkeep. It's worth it.
1 year ago on my first male pedicure, a necessity for runners
@caitlinchock Agree! I thought the campaign was very well done and the video extremely catchy.
1 year, 1 month ago on video :: Nike Free -- I Would Run To You
DavidSpinks True on all points. Good stuff. Thanks David! Let me know when you are back in KC again.
1 year, 3 months ago on How to Build a Community From Scratch
David - what if you are trying to build that community not on Facebook, but on your site. Wouldn't you want to start them where you want them to finish?
eric_wheeler Okay. Talking in two different worlds. Can poor grammar hurt your business opportunities? 100% yes, couldn't agree more.
Is it hurting our society as a whole? Not even close.
1 year, 4 months ago on 29 terms we obvi need to totes elims from our lexi forevs
arikhanson I should say the 'gh-o-ti' example is just that, an example. You can't have 'gh' at the beginning of a word and make it have an 'f' sound.
More to illustrate a point....
arikhanson How is poor writing and grammar hurting our society? Because my 15 year old cousin spells 'you' as 'u'?
Come on now. English writing system is horrible. It's the reason we have spelling bees. It's (partially) the reason that children have a hard time reading English (adding bad teachers into the mix as well). There is no good reason why I cannot write 'u' instead of 'you' or 'r' instead of 'are' except for "That's not the right way to do it"
I'll give you three words, tough, women and nation. Now, using those three words as a guide for pronounciation, say the word 'gh-o-ti'
What do you get? Apparently the cause of what is hurting our society.
I apologize for snark and coming across as crass, but having studied sociolinguistics in my former life, comments about language being the downfall of society are absolutely 100% false.
I'm going to jump in and play the former linguist card and disagree, but also throw something else into the mix. (Note: I understand the lighthearted nature of the post, but thought it would pave the way for some interesting discussion)
We are not destroying our language.
Languages evolve. Simple. Go back and attempt to read a novel or play in Middle English and you may understand some of it, but it will seem foreign and weird to you. Why? Our current modern English evolved just the same way that our language is evolving now and will continue to evolve as long as humans are communicating.
Now, is totally going to be replaced with totes? Probably not, but there is no reason it could be except for people saying "that isn't what the rule is." or "We are destroying our language".The overarching issue at hand that isn't addressed above is the problem of register - varieties of language that are used in certain social settings for certain purposes. A clean example is the use of -ing at the end of words (think walking vs. walkin'). If you are amongst friends, you would more than likely say walkin, but if you are in a professional meeting, most default to saying the entire word, 'walking'. There are five different registers in language, generally speaking.
Static - Things that are frozen in time (Pledge of Allegiance, Our Father)
Formal - Commonly accepted format, aka.the right way to speak (Speeches, sermons, announcements)
Consultative - standard form of communication (two business people meet, you talk to your boss)
Casual - informal way to speak. In this register, you have to be a member of the group to speak (soccer team, letters to friends, drinking buddies)
Intimate - private way of speaking. (how you speak to your wife, your parents, children)
All languages across the world have different register types for different situations. This is as common as languages itself. However, what is happening is that the situations in which people switch registers are becoming blurred.
More importantly, the Consultative and Casual registers are blurring together. As the boss-worker relationship begins to change and evolve, so does the formality of the language used between them. When I'm friends with my boss, and we get into a conversation, my language register can slip into casual instead of consultative.
Look, people use ridiculous saying and names with their friends all the time. It's part of how language shapes friendships and solidarity. But, now that the definition of friendship is changing (think offline to online) the way in which language is being used is undergoing the same change, and being brought out into the limelight.
HTFU by the way.
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1 year, 4 months ago on Welcome to the New Year!
I've done nothing new over the last few weeks and my Klout score has went up 15 points. Actually, now that I think of it, I've probably done less because I've been so busy.
Objective? I think not.
My latest conversation: Off the Pitch Episode 20: Tiffany Weimer and Ryan Wood, Our Game Magazine
1 year, 7 months ago on Business Smacks Down Klout
ThomHollandscribblinghappy That is the toughest part. It is always a possibility, so we don't want to play it up way too much, but the problem lies with how connected we let the personal brand align with the professional one. I'm personally for letting them closely align, but there are pros + cons to both. Interesting question about if an employee would be beneficial to a previous employer. Have you seen this before?
1 year, 7 months ago on Your Employee Is an Online Celebrity. Now What?
scribblinghappy But what happens if/when those people leave?
Great advice jenny_blake . Especially taking a symbolic day like New Years and turning it into a day to get so much accomplished. Would love to try an idea like this someday.
My latest conversation: Off the Pitch Episode 18: Taylor Twellman, ThinkTaylor.org
1 year, 7 months ago on How To Have A Creative Day of Genius
mdbarber No need to feel guilty. People's habits change. The first blogs/websites I read on social media are no longer relevant for me, but that doesn't mean they are not relevant for others.
In fact, I love to find completely new topics to follow as it broadens my horizons.
My latest conversation: #runfordad - a recap
1 year, 9 months ago on Hitting the Reset Button