Olympic Marathoners and a Google+ Hangout
I love Google+. I have met some amazing people through G+ and have learned a lot from other runners and fitness advocates. Although I haven’t actually met any of these people in real life, I still feel pretty connected to them. We share running stories, encourage one another, and every now and then have a hangout where we can actually chat. Hangouts are perhaps my favorite feature of Google+. It’s basically where a lot of people can get together and chat via a webcam – like a video conference.
Well did you know that the New York Times has been hosting Google+ hangouts with some of the Olympic marathoners? Yea, I didn’t know it either. But perhaps if I had opened my Google Reader a little earlier, I would have known to submit my info so I could actually chat with Ryan Hall and Shalane Flanagan on Google+. How cool would that have been? But no worries – I still have my chance. They are interviewing Kara Goucher tonight at 6 p.m. ET. If you’re around at that time and are a Kara Goucher fan like I am, tune in here to watch what Kara has to say about the Olympics. And if you want to see was Ryan and Shalane had to say, you can watch a replay of the video. Here is Shalane and here is Ryan.
Thank you New York Times and Google for putting this together. Now I even feel connected with a few Olympians. I love technology.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,