Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This is why I love blogging.

Something happened today that makes me smile. One of my friends from college, who I haven't seen since graduation, facebooked to tell me she was starting her own running blog after seeing mine! In the blogosphere, this feels like the ultimate compliment. : )

I've been running and blogging together now for about 3 months and it has been such a blessing to me. This little blog (well, really, you lovely people who stop by to read) motivates me daily. I'm planning and running more thoughtfully and staying (mostly) on track with my training goals.

Most of all, I love the interaction I've had with other bloggers. I feel like we're all neighbors out here in this virtual world; I enjoy dropping by to see what y'all are up to and sharing a little bit of my life, too. I'm so glad that I could invite Chelsea to our neighborhood, too!

P.S. I appreciate the advice about my knee very much! I took it easy one more day and I *think* it's going to be okay. I definitely need to work more on injury prevention and I'm doing more research and incorporating your suggestions.


  1. Hurray blogging! I'm super excited about getting to see you tomorrow!

  2. I totally feel the same way about blogging-- I love the motivation I get from my awesome readers and the way it keeps me honest. There is something really special about the blogging community and I am so happy to be apart of it and have come across your great blog as well!

  3. Very exciting. I'm glad to hear all the benefits you've received in your running life from blogging. I hope to reap the same things.

    And I love that my friends, family and strangers can drop by and lend me support. Good stuff.

  4. Hi! I just noticed that you started following my blog, which made me really happy because you're my first follower! 365 days of running...what an awesome goal! I think I'm going to have to follow you too :) Are you training for anything in particular?

  5. I am happy you are blogging too! I am enjoying your posts. Keep up the good work in the training.

  6. I am happy you are blogging and you are following me and leaving messages on my blog. It keeps me accountable. Sometimes, I don't feel like running but if I don't run, I won't have random thoughts or things to share with my blogger friends. It also feels good to have someone understand why we want to run so much, or in the rain, dodge traffic, and why sitting around just ain't gonna work anymore.
    I look forward to reading about your running adventures.