Run The Long Road turned 1 on 12/26! I missed the actual blogiversary but better late than never. I swore I wrote my first post on New Year’s Eve last year but nope…12/26.
I was so hesitant to start a running blog. I thought it would suck. I though it would be boring (well maybe it is). I thought I’d run out of things to write about by February. I was scared to lay it all out there. Splits, finish times, marathon goals, oh my. I wanted this blog to be honest. Running isn’t always rainbows and butterflies.
254 posts later, I would say Run The Long Road is probably in my “top ten” of the best things I’ve done. Wow, bold statement! I truly enjoy writing this blog, chronicling my training, and figure I’ll get a big kick out of it when I’m 50!
The best part is “meeting” so many amazing bloggers. I am constantly inspired by all of you and have learned so much this past year. I’m always overwhelmed by the pre-marathon support and post-marathon congrats. I love each and every comment (no haters…yet!). It means so much to me that people read RTLR and enjoy it – thank you!
I hope (soon) to re-vamp RTLR and move to the self-hosted wordpress.org. I have to find someone to do this for me since this is way outside my realm of tech-savviness. If anyone has any recommendations, please pass them along!
Let’s talk about running. I’m still running, although I haven’t really blogged about it. I start Boston training on Monday, kicking off the New Year right! I’m doing a 15-week plan, but I’ve been “pre-training” for the past 5 weeks. I’m actually dropping back my mileage this week so my legs will be fresh come Monday. I’m excited. 3 1/2 months without a training plan is far too long.
I took a Barre class at 6AM this morning. I will admit that is slightly insane, given that I have off this week. I went to a new place that is way cheaper ($17 per class vs. $23) and closer to my house. I plan on going to the 6AM class on Wednesdays before work. So today I scoped it out so I could be all prepared for next week. This class was more ballet-centric, which I prefer. I feel like I’m getting the hang of it but it still kicks me to the curb.
I’m going to start doing a few planks a day, inspired by Cindi. I doubt I’ll ever rock a 6-pack but I’d be happy with a 4-pack…or 2-pack?
If you are a blogger, why did you start blogging?
Wanna join me in a (few) planks a day?