P.S. I know I mentioned a blog update, but well, life happens and I haven’t gotten around to it. So instead, here’s a more recent photo I had taken for when the updated eventually happens. Or not. Basically, here’s a photo of me that I like where I have on make-up and no ponytail. Ha!
As I was thinking about a blog post this morning, it dawned on me that I probably haven’t written a “blogiversary” post in quite some time. In fact, I couldn’t even remember the month I started this blog. I dug to the very bottom of the list to see that my first post was in May 2009. Yowza. I’ve been blogging for six years. I’m like a dinosaur in the land of blogging. T-rex, naturally.
So much has changed in my life in six years. I mean, I had bangs! When I first began writing, at the prompting of my favorite Redheaded friend, I had just moved back to my hometown and worked in commercial real estate. I had completed my first two marathons but still had a lot to learn. I was also, obviously, discombobulated. I lived with my friend, Bryan, from middle school and was outgrowing my party days. Although, one or two may have slipped in there…
In addition to the changes in my life, I had lots of changes in my endurance world. I ran several relays. I finally tried a 10K after several full marathons. I began racing triathlons and while I said I’d never do a full ironman, I wound up doing one anyway. Never say never in writing people!
In writing this blog I have met some of THE very best people I know. It’s a little known fact that runners are good people. They just are. I’ve made close friends from blogging and met really nice strangers who have just come to say hello. I’m always shocked that people outside of my friends and family actually read this. Seriously.
I started this blog as a fun way to keep writing while my career wove itself into different directions. Fortunately, I’m back to my first love for my nine to five and that makes me super happy! I never wanted to blog for money or as a business and I can honestly say I’m still quite happy with the route I took. I don’t divulge too much about my personal life but I enjoy sharing some of the highs and lows that we all go through. No one needs to know (or really cares) what I think about politics and what time I ate dinner last night. This is a running blog after all.
After six years of writing, I don’t really see me quitting anytime soon. I enjoy this interaction too much. And writing is always a way for me to get those thoughts out of my head when they are making me a bit nutty.
My own little spot on the internet has given me so much more than I would have ever imagined. Thanks for reading and happy belated (because I can’t do anything that’s not a little discombobulated) blogiversary to me!