May 16, 2012


When I started this blog, back in 2005, I had one some running friends.  At the time, our local track club seemed like more of an elite group, not one that would open their arms to someone who didn't know the difference between a fartlek and an actual fart.  (Full disclosure: the track club may have opened their arms but I was too terrified to find out).  So, I started this blog.  And wow, did I meet some friends!  Some local, some far away, some really experienced runners, and some just getting started like me.  I've run races in San Diego with some of them...I've run races all over Georgia with some of them...some I've never met....and some have driven and/or flown to my wedding.  And one special blogger friend has made my fear of snakes become a full-fledged phobia. 

And while I've really enjoyed blogging about my journey of becoming a runner, alot has happened since that day in 2005 when I told my very new boyfriend "I think I want to run a marathon."  That new boyfriend is now my great husband, and the father to our beautiful daughter.  And while I've actually started running again, I'm ready to hang up this blog. 

I'd rather use my writing skills to continue writing letters to Brenna (I've been writing a letter to her every week or so since I found out I was pregnant).  I'd also like to just take things off of my plate.   Life changes, priorities change, and well, honestly, some things just aren't as fun anymore. 

Forcing myself to keep up with this blog is one thing that has become not-so-fun.

So, there you have it.  I'm done.  I can permanently mark off of my to-do list "post to your blog."  And that makes me happy.  I would like to say that I will miss all of you, but honestly, I'm friends with most of you on FaceBook (and if I'm not - look me up!) so I will still get to keep up with you and vice versa.

Thanks for hanging in there through it all! 

Have a great Wednesday :)


jeff said...

you'll be missed here, but like you said, facebook is a viable alternative.

thanks for the fun years you gave us!

Sam Martinez said...

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to BLOG, and a time to NOT BLOG.

The blog will be missed by many. Well done Grasshopper.


Kerry said...

From a lurker in Australia - thanks for the last few years you've popped up in my feed. All the best!