My new running blog

Those who have known me for awhile know that I’ve been in and out of fitness blogging for about 6 years. What started as a blog about a runner doing CrossFit resulted in a lot of wonderful friendships and some pretty cool connections that allowed me to run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon for free and get some pretty cool gear along the way. It also resulted in something of a scandal with a company (okay, perhaps scandal is too dramatic, though “disagreement” doesn’t exactly cover it…), which started to sour my feelings about combining my love of fitness and writing. Feeling like I was shilling and not representing how I truly felt also came to a head when it just didn’t seem worth it anymore and then a new job got busier and I didn’t leave a lot of extra room for writing.

My Blog History

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My first official non anon blog on posterous (I love the wayback machine for these screengrabs!)
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I moved over to tumblr eventually and renamed the blog about 5 times, it actually sort-of still exists.
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I then created a wordpress for a while, I hate this website name, a lot.

I’ve continued writing, sometimes for other blogs, like here and here.

There’s something about the accountability of a blog that is bringing me back to it in a serious enough way to purchase a new url and work on wordpress again. I also know I want to have a place to share my other thoughts, I’ve had a running list of topics that I haven’t been smart enough to write down but will in the near future.

Expect to mainly see my training for the Boston Marathon here. When I first started blogging it was because I was brand new to CrossFit and wanted to document that experience. Now I’m brand new to programming my own strength regime. I’m going to mix in the occasional CrossFit class and will be doing a bootcamp once a week, but will focus on runner specific lifts for the rest of my strength training. Training through a Seattle winter is a dark and rainy experience, writing will help me stick to it this time around, given how my race went last year, I know that’s imperative to feeling successful in Boston!