It is hard to believe it has been five years since I got hit with the running "bug" shortly followed by a similar strain called triathlon. WOW. Five years since I started documenting it all for the whomever cared to read about it. Mostly family and (in real life) friends but then others starting chiming in. I can't remember when I got my first comment from someone I didn't actually know but I remember it was exciting.
We all have the sport in common in one way or another. We may be at different places but we are on the journey together. I love reading all of your blogs. I don't comment like I used to but I am there, lurking and reading. (Sounds creepy, doesn't it? I am lurking in a positive way...)
In the beginning, I was so excited for having completed my first half marathon I just wanted to document it. Then I kept documenting. Somehow I need to compile all these posts and preserve them. They may not mean much to anyone else but what great memories they evoke when I re-read them.
...and the friends. I have met several of you in real life and you have turned into great friends that I cherish. I have learned so much just being around you. Whether it is inspiration to someday really get on the "faster 10k" plan so I can maybe be in the same league with you, just be in awe of all you have accomplished, or laugh at your jokes. You guys are the best!
In the last year I feel like I have run out of things to say. A little like the movie Groundhog Day I keep doing the same things over and over. Hard to keep it fresh, you know? With that said, I am taking a little break from this little blog o' mine. Thanks for reading, keeping in touch and inspiring me with all you do. I will be out there... reading and lurking.
A special shout out to my two most faithful readers - Dad and CR. Dad, thanks for getting me to the start line of the Peachtree for the past five years. Running it won't be the same without you! In fact, I am not sure I even want to try... No one knows how to navigate that race like you. Loved those times together. CR, thanks for being my constant support (and for letting me know when you needed a blog update - ha ha). Crazy times and all. Life would not be the same without you. Nothing but love :)