Who are these people that I’m friends with on Facebook? All of my Facebook friends are people I either went to school with, taught, is a neighbor, etc. In other words, people I have encountered in real life. No friends of a friend of a friend of a friend. Real people I’ve interacted with in real time.
In real time they seemed…..normal.
On Facebook? Aliens. Not from my world.
“So glad I got to the gym at 5am this morning. I’m leaving at 6 and there are 3 people fighting over the cardio machine. Ha!”
“Last run before the big race. An easy 5K in 23:12. Now my left calf hurts, left knee. But I feel great!”
“Just finished a great 18 mile run. The 30mph winds? Not so great.”
“It’s cardio time! What are YOU up to?”
Me? Wow. It’s so sweet of you to care.
I’m more of an introspective and private exerciser. I love my quiet yoga time. Walks with my dog. Sometimes we walk with my neighbor and her dog. And swimming, of course. My therapy. Lap after lap. But apart from broadcasting my exercise exploits here (for the purpose of this post, of course) I don’t feel the need to shout my daily (OK, sometimes every other day) sporting accomplishments from the rooftops.
Who are these people?
And why am I friends with them again?