A few months ago I decided I hated my blog. I hated everything about it (except the design because I made that myself and I’m actually pretty proud of it). I hated the title. I hated the content. I hated what it turned into. It was a running blog slash lifestyle blog slash it really had no direction. It was annoying and it sucked.
So I started this new one.
When I started the old one, I was about to start training for my first full marathon and I wanted to document the experience. Spoiler alert: three years later, I still have not run a full marathon. I have attempted training for the full three separate times. For various reasons, life got in the way and I never got past the 15 mile long run week.
My relationship with running has changed over the years and now completing a full marathon isn’t my priority anymore. Honestly, I was getting bogged down in the training plans, the set backs, and the need I felt to ultimately complete this goal. Running (and the blog) turned into something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do. When my running starting sucking, so did the blog. I turned to filler posts, random link ups designed to boost follower counts, and posts about Pinterest stuff. Disclaimer: not that there is anything wrong with those if that is what you want your blog to be; it just wasn’t for me. I hardly talked about running anymore and when I did it was lame.
The thought of trying to fix what I had turned the old blog into annoyed me. Starting fresh is easier and makes me happier. So here we are.
I saw the phrase “Celebrate Every Mile” on a race medal holder. It stuck with me because that is how I feel about running these days. It’s more about getting out and enjoying the run than it is about training to complete a marathon.
Which is still a goal by the way. It’s in the back of my mind as something I will do someday, just not today. I am sure there will be a time in my life when the marathon is something I feel ready to tackle. A marathon isn’t one of those things I can force to happen, and I finally learned to stop trying to force it to happen.
I hope you stay around and enjoy the new and much improved blog. 🙂