Yep, sorry I have been a bad blogger. Really bad considering it has almost been a month since my last post.
I woke up one day and felt that I was focusing on what has happened in my life and what was going to happen, instead of what was happening. It has always been one of my major goals to be present in the moment and well, I was not.
I did not want to be at the kid’s soccer games trying to get a blog update in or post something inspiring or funny on Facebook. I just wanted to BE, so that is what I have been doing.
This past month has had ups and downs. I had a really hard half-marathon with the Romeo to Richmond run where I nearly lost my cookies at mile 11.25 and instead of a PR added a good 5-6 minutes to my time. I skipped the Detroit Women’s half to let my body recover more for the Tower 10 Miler and for the most part, have been recovering well now and getting my running in on schedule.
My life aside from running has been wonderful. I am so loving just spending my free time with my family and our new puppy without worrying about getting a post out or being on the computer in the evenings.
Instead my evenings have been filled with homework help, taking our puppy for a walk and training him and just having fun. I have managed to really unplug after work compared to what I used to do, and I love it.
What does the future hold for my blog? I don’t know. I am still somewhat active on Twitter and I would just really like this blog to be about the here and now. If I am inspired to document something and share an experience I will. If I want to recap a race, I will.
In the past, I felt like I had to. I had a huge to-do list for my blog and it just got to be too much. In the grand scheme of life, it was not worth the stress and missing the important moments by not being fully present and always seeming to have too much on my plate.
I want to post at least twice a week, without the pressure that I put on myself before, without worrying about getting that perfect recap in, just to post what is important to me and sharing that with others as it fits into my life.
Let’s see how it goes.
Have a great day!