Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active.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!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The End of the Blogging Road

As much as I have loved the blogworld over the past 4 years or so, I think I've come to the end of the blogging road for me.

I started this blog as a way for me to stay accountable with my running and to hopefully help me meet my goal of running for 365 consecutive days. Since then, that goal has been put on the back burner, but I've achieved several other running milestones along the way, including my first two marathons, organizing three 5Ks, becoming a running coach, finding running friends in this little town, and venturing into pregnant running.

I am so grateful to the other running bloggers who have inspired and encouraged me over the past years. I've gotten too many ideas about races, training, and gear to list them all or their sources, but even more than that, I've just been motivated by reading about the running adventures of all of you.

Besides just the running mess, I've loved reading the stories (and looking at the pictures) of all you other lovely bloggers- runners and non-runners alike. I really can't imagine all that I wouldn't know and all the beauty I would I have missed if I hadn't been reading along all this time.

I still plan on poking my head in to read blogs and see what everyone is "pinning," but I just don't feel like my blog is a good fit anymore- for me or for the blogworld. I'm not serious enough about my running right now to maintain a running blog; crafty, creative, or motivated enough to share my cooking, photography, or projects; or enough of an open book to be a mommy blog and share all of my pregnancy/future-baby/family pictures and stories.

The two loose ends though are:
1.. The yet-to-be-completed list of goals I started a year ago: My 101 in 1001.
2. The yet-to-be-completed goal I started with: Running 365 consecutive days.

So, for right now, I'm not going to dismantle the blog. I don't plan on posting, but I'd like to leave my 101 in 1001 list out their on the internet for accountability's sake. I'll pop in every now and then to update the list, and you can feel free to scold me via email if we near October 7, 2013 and I've still got a lot left.

As far as that last goal- the year of daily running- well, I don't know when that will happen. I really should have crossed that one off my list before committing myself to raising a child for the next 18+ years. Maybe that's when I'll get back into blogging- a couple decades from now when I can fully recommit myself to running. I'll let you know if I get back in the game.

Thanks again to all of you for your inspiration and for any of the time you have spent listening to me blabber on! I'll be keeping up with you from the outside!

2 comments:

  1. It has been a pleasure reading!!! best of luck with the 101!!!

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  2. I will miss you and it's been a pleasure getting to "know" you. Good luck with the pregnancy and keep in touch!

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