Over the years, several people have said to me that they dislike it when people post each and every work out they do on Facebook. And, a few years ago, I would have agreed with that! I used to think to myself, “Exercising is a necessity, it goes without saying that it’s something you have to do every day! I don’t update my status with ‘I breathed oxygen today, people, woo hoo!’ so pipe on down with all the ‘Hey, Internet, I worked out today yay me!’ posts. Geesh.”
I’ve since changed my mind.
I never used to really share my running endeavors on Facebook until I started racing and of course, social media just loves a hey-look-at-me-and-my-finisher’s-medal picture. When I would share, I would do so somewhat sheepishly, unsure if Facebook friends would see it as a self-absorbed ego trip. In my want to post and write and talk about running without any judgement whatsoever, I went ahead and started this blog. Continue reading →
I am the first to admit I have mental problems. Nothing that’s professionally medicated or commit-able or harm-to-self-and-others type of mental problems, just your typical, run of the mill, what’s-the-meaning-of-life-and-why-are-we-here sort of stuff…and I haven’t felt this way since the Great Post-Marathon Depression of 2011.
And that, dear readers, is why I have not written a blog post in such a long time- my mind is consumed with where I am now in my life, where I am going, and trying to figure out what is actually important. Being so in my head right now and somewhat confused about life has made it very hard to get my thoughts OUT there, so please forgive my absence as well as the following attempt to explain myself.
Yes, I did actually stick a candle in a Luna Bar… I’m classy like that.
It was exactly one year ago today that I decided I wanted to start a blog and wrote my first blog post ever, embarking on this journey to chronicle my thoughts in and around this hobby of mine- running. Wow. I can’t believe it’s already been one whole year!
A lot has happened these past 12 months. When I initially started Running 4 The Reason, I was in a really weird place in my life- I was just coming off an injury and returning to running, a lot of my personal relationships were being tested, and I knew I needed to start something new, something just for me, something bigger than myself, something that I could sit back and be proud of…. so, I joined Team in Training, decided to run my first marathon, started this blog, and I am so glad I did! Continue reading →
That's not me. I'm much cuter when stumped. And, I shave.
I have been trying to find the time to sit down and write a blog post for about a week now and now that I finally am, I realize that this little blog o’ mine requires a lot more attention and thoughtfulness than I have been giving it lately! When my life gets crazy busy, as it is right now, the blog takes a back seat and falls to the very bottom of my To Do List- if I can’t find the time to figure out something as simple as my grocery list, how am I going to find the time to write something thoughtful, witty, and insightful? Continue reading →
I was quite touched to hear that my friend Jen, of poor scientist. will blog for food., had nominated my happy little blog for the Liebster Blog award! To quote Jen, “it’s basically like a blog chain letter, only much cooler. The idea is to spread the love from one small blog (i.e., less than 200 followers) to other small blogs, in order to build community, readership, and karma. The origins are hard to track down, but “liebster” in German means “dearest,” so I guess the idea is to spread the word about the blogs near and dear to your heart.”