You may remember my rather tongue-in-cheek post last month titled What To Do When You're NOT Running a Race That All Your Friends Are?. It was about your options for dealing with FOMO when all your friends are running a race that you're not, which, in this instance, was all my ROTE friends participating in the runDisney Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler. This is just a quick and funny follow-up to that post.
In response to that post, my friend Megan (check out her great running blog here: Elbowglitter) tweeted me the following pic of her cat, Pippin, telling me I needed to convince the cats to cheer with me:
|Megan's cat, Pippin, "cheering on" our friends Katie & Kim from afar.|
Which, of course, sparked an idea...what if I could come up with some funny signs for the cats that I could then text/tweet to my friends as they were running? And, what if I could convince others to join me??? That's when another friend, Kim (check out her great running blog here: TriAndTrue) stepped up, volunteered her dog, Flynn, and helped me start planning. Here's what we came up with:
My cat, Junebug, "cheering."
|My cat, Emma, "cheering."|
Kim couldn't get Flynn to keep his signs on long enough to snap a picture, so we "doctored" a few old pics of him to send.
Overall, I think we did a pretty good job of virtually cheering! Kim and I worked out a schedule where we alternated sending our pet cheering pics to our friends throughout the night, and from their responses, I'd say we were a success!
It just goes to show that FOMO can turn into something fun, funny, and helpful. Even though I wasn't running the race, I still had a good time that night tracking and cheering!
- Have you ever virtually cheered on friends/family when they run out-of-town/state/country?
- Do you take any of your pets along when you are physically there to spectate/cheer a race?