January 8 2018
Our resident run coach advises on the point at which runners should enlist trained help to reach their running goals.
Etiquette expert Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, knows a thing or two about the rules of the road—and the descendant of the famous decorum diva is a runner too!
You can very simply tell her no, you missed them. There is nothing wrong with doing that. After it happens a few times, your friend will either stop asking or she will press. Remember that how you choose to participate on social media is completely up to you. I don’t participate socially a whole lot on Facebook and I have a few friends who (even after two years of very little presence on the site) still say things like “Didn’t you see it? I posted it to Facebook,” and I still have to reply with, “Yeah, I’m rarely on so I don’t catch much.”
You may feel like a broken record, but in time your friend will understand. Now, you do have the option (even if you’ve blocked her posts) to go to her page and look at a few photos in your own time and comment on them if you wish. This might be a way to keep her from constantly asking you about it, but also not reopen your feed to her over-posting habits.
Have a question for Lizzie? Email email@example.com or tweet @womensrunning with the hashtag #ProperForm.