I’m sorry you had to find out this way, but for the past few weeks there has been another.
I hope you can forgive me.
Remember that time I was pregnant and I decided I was going to start another blog all about my pregnancy and mommyhood? I barely remember being pregnant now…it’s SO weird how that happens. Anyway I started it on Blogger and ended up hating Blogger so much that I only posted like 8 times. Then I came back here with every intention of writing regularly, but between being a mom and working full time, I just didn’t have the energy to put into it. I seriously do not know how the daily posting mom bloggers do it. You guys are superheroes.
Anyway time has gone on and some things have changed in my life. All good stuff, don’t worry. Earlier this year I decided for the umpteenth time that I was going to go for a run. Just for a mile or so. I was going to be a RUNNER. Yeah! This time it would be totally different than all the other times I tried to do this! I didn’t discuss it here because it really wasn’t a big deal. It would seriously be like my 100th failed attempt at getting into running.
Except that this time it actually WAS different than all the other times and it has become kind of a big deal. I started to run and I kept running. I started signing up for races and I did well in them. I got a GPS watch, the most expensive pair of sneakers I’ve ever purchased, and started hoarding little packets of energy gel that taste like cupcake icing. I ran in the wind, in the rain, and in the most disgusting summer humidity you can imagine. I ran when I was sick and didn’t feel like running. I didn’t let anything stop me.
I’m running my first half marathon on Saturday and I am signed up to run in a full marathon in May with quite a few other races in between. Basically, at some point in the past few months, I’ve completely lost my mind. And to celebrate the fact that I lost my mind, I started a new blog. A WordPress one this time to ensure that I wouldn’t hate it right away. It has quickly become my brain dump for everything I want to say about running (and fitness in general), but my family is probably so tired of hearing about.
I figured it was time to introduce my new space over here just in case anyone still reads this blog or was caring where I went. I will still be posting from time to time here, but I can also be found at:
Wish me luck! I’m going to need it on Saturday. We are in the midst of a monsoon right now that could stick around through the weekend. As I said, I have run in the rain before, but this is not really what I had in mind when I was picturing my triumphant half marathon experience.