The theme for this week's Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia is about taking a step back to consider how I've changed since my blog was first set up a year and a half ago. And boy has life been interesting!
Since May of 2015, both my running life as well as personal life have grown through completely new experiences. I started this blog back when I first signed up for a half marathon, a distance that both frightened and excited me. I wanted to chronicle the return to the sport of my youth as I took on a new challenge. What I didn't expect was that I would be hooked by this new endeavor.
Something about doing a race that was completely foreign to me and I thought I could never do unlocked my potential to push my limits and see just how far I could go. Running the Pittsburgh Half last spring affirmed this drive within me.
I'm not entirely sure when I set out to blog my adventures that a marathon was on the docket, but it's the surprises that keep life interesting. I've now survived 26.2 and am crazy enough to do it again this May. The fear of the unknown that I sometimes live my life by is slowly dissipating, which I would say is for the better.
Added on to how my running life has changed, August 9th marked the birth of my newest running partner. Having a daughter gives a whole new meaning to life. I'm now responsible for another human being - God help her! Though sleepless nights have become a norm, the little peanut also gives so much joy to those around her. And she was so excited to share the love that she came four weeks early!
Since starting my blog, I've loved bringing others on the adventure that is my life. These posts have helped to capture many moments that now define me and help me to be a better person. I hope you continue to follow along as the fun continues!