You know you’ve been away for awhile when you have to have your password emailed to you. I could probably post every day…maybe even twice a day…for two months with explanations of why I abandoned this place but the short answer is: life. It has been a difficult, occasionally crappy, and occasionally wonderful past couple months. Now I’m finally starting to feel a bit like my normal self again and I’m ready to talk about some of the stuff that has been going on.
Just a couple updates to start off…
1. I got a new job.
Remember that time last year when I got a new job? I do. And you know sometimes when you set out to do something new and it seems like it’s going to be super awesome, but it ends up being a horrible trainwreck of epic proportions? Like so horrible that it feels like it’s single-handedly destroying your whole life?
That ended up being my last job. When you work you spend so many hours of your life there and the more time that I put between myself and that place, the more I realize that I was full-on depressed.
So I got a new job. I’ve been at new job for a month and words cannot describe how happy I am there. I feel creative again. I LOOK FORWARD to going to work every day. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. As much as I beat myself up in the past about taking on that last job, maybe that’s what led me to where I am now. And for that I am hugely thankful.
2. I ran more races.
Four to be exact. A half (the Baltimore Half for the third year in a row), a 5K, a cross-country 5 miler, and another full. I will eventually have recaps of all of these starting with the full which was painful, but also wonderful in so many ways. Which leads me to my next update…
3. I’m done with marathons for awhile.
I can’t anymore right now. I love having big running goals, but training for a marathon sucks the life out of me and I hurt myself every time.
Shorter distances make me so much happier and this fall I fell totally in love with halfs. I’m going to continue to focus on 13.1 miles and shorter. I’m sure I’ll run another full in the future, but I’m going to give myself a LOT of time before the next one.
4. Betty is….Betty.
This girl. I could write a whole separate blog full of stories just about her. She perfected the eyeroll and side eye at age 2 and now at almost 4 she has fully embraced sarcasm. It’s like having a very small teenager in the house.
Send wine. STAT.
I’ve missed writing here. I’ve missed my blog friends. And I’m hoping that this post is just the beginning. It might be baby steps because I’m feeling a bit rusty, but tentatively I’d like to say…I’m back.