The longer I put off posting, the harder it became to sit here and actually write anything. To be honest though, I still don’t know what to say. I’ve been busy, super busy actually, but that isn’t why I’ve been absent – if I’d really wanted to blog, I would have made time for it. Truthfully, blogging hasn’t been one of my priorities for a long time. Over the past year, I’ve watched it take a backseat to so many other wonderful opportunities (friendships, travel, time with family, school, work, running, etc) and I’m also feeling much more private in general. I’ve tried to hang on to my blog by cutting down on posting, posting only about running, and even deleting a bunch of old posts that I felt were no longer representative of who I am but it still felt really fake. Occasionally, I’d even have a great idea for a post and then when I’d have a few minutes of free time, I’d decide to spend it with Ian or my friends doing something that I love instead of glued in front of a computer screen where I already spend the majority of my day.
I’m not really sure what the point of this post is. As of now, I’m not planning to delete my blog; however, my domain name is due to expire in February and I don’t know whether I will renew it. I’m also not sure that I’m done blogging forever, I keep hoping to get the itch to write and I sometimes wonder if I’ll want to blog once I start training for another race (estimated – mid-Dec) while other times I feel like I’m done for good. What I do know is that I’m done blogging for now.
While I’m extremely grateful for all of the opportunities that blogging has provided, right now the burden of blogging outweighs the reward and I always promised myself that I would step back from my keyboard when that happened.
While I am gone from here [for now] you can find me hitting the lakefront path for early morning miles, spending time with family and friends, doing the best I can balancing work and school, and planning a wedding. I also don’t plan to delete my DailyMile, Twitter, Instagram, or e-mail accounts so you can always reach me there.
It’s been fun! I hope to see you out pounding the pavement!