Yesterday morning I went to support my sister by cheering her on in her second-ever 5K race. Walking around to watch her run was my main activity for the day, but I think I got my 30 minutes in between walking from the parking lot, walking to different spots to see her finish, and walking back. If not, there was also standing around and walking at graduation -- this was my second graduation ceremony as a faculty member, and it was fun to see students I had taught graduating.
Today was a better exercise day -- I went for an hour-long walk in the park, and went to my swim practice. Usually I would count swim practice as an hour of swimming, but because my coach was doing more coaching than usual tonight, I would say it was closer to 45 or 50 minutes. I had a couple of breakthroughs, including my first real flip turns (I have been doing something I thought was a flip turn but that really was more of a twist) and my first real butterfly. So it was a more intense workout because I learned a lot.
I have to say that I appreciate the great, positive commenters I have on this blog. It seems that the trigger for nastiness is when you get something for free or you make your living from blogging. I know that Shauna and Jeanette have gotten some mean ones, and just recently Jenna at Eat, Live, Run got a few that I thought were really out of line. I think that the more successful a blogger is, the more likely there are to be haters in the background. Since I just blog for fun and have not had wild success in my weight loss, I don't inspire a lot of jealousy in my readers. For the record, I get a $30 deposit every three months or so from BlogHer, which I use to buy stuff online or make loans through kiva. Hopefully that won't inspire anger and hate in my readers. I did get a mean comment once when I got a bunch of free products from a diet store and wrote a review, and I have to say that I politely declined when the store offered to send me more products to try. I didn't feel like a few low-calorie snacks were worth the angst.
Do you get nasty comments on your blogs? Do you write any kind of rebuttal or do you just ignore or delete them? Oh, and how about that 30 in 30 challenge? Still having fun with it?