Hello, is there anyone still out there listening? I know it has been an insanely long time since I have posted regularly, but I promise myself (and those still paying attention) that this will change somewhat.
You see, I started this blog when I started to run as a way to document my journey. It acted as a great motivational tool at the time, but quickly absorbed far too much of my time. I worked diligently to grow readership by following other blogs, and commenting regularly on them. My reader list grew, and all was working according to the plans that most bloggers follow. However, that takes ALOT of time and effort. My personality is not the type to do things half way, so I went “OCD” and spent many hours to get more readers.
It was fun having followers as well as requests from PR companies to test free merchandise in return for blogging about it. Some may also remember how I learned a few things by testing this merchandise, and it led to some additional purchases on my part.
I came to a cross roads…in order to maintain enough customers to make a living (working from home for myself) while maintaining the amount of running I love doing I had to make a choice. It came down to blog (following the plan to build more readers) or run. Again, because I cannot do anything half way I really had to make the choice.
Of course I chose to run. So while I have not been blogging about running, it has not kept me from doing it. Since February, when I managed to run 72 miles of a 100 mile race, I have still been running 20 to 30 miles a week to maintain the level of fitness I am comfortable at. I also took a little break after the long race in February to rest up and let a pretty bad case of plantar fasciitis heal up. Now that we are entering target “running plan start zone” for fall and winter races here in Florida I will start writing a little as my miles and plans become more clear. (While keeping my OCD in check and not going overboard with the blogging.)