Hey everyone! I have had such a good time writing this blog for the last year. But upon some serious thinking, I've decided that I really do love READING blogs more than I enjoy writing my own. It was really fun at first, and gave me something to do when I had nothing else to do. But in the last couple of months as life has gotten busier and busier, it has kind of become a chore. More often than not I would choose to read my favorite blogs rather than write an entry for my own....oops.
When I first started writing this blog I wanted to up my mileage and run some races. I ran my first 10k and my first half marathon in the last year!! And I decided to give in and order those rediculously expensive pictures from my half marathon, just because it was my first.
Matt and I before the race.
Super washed out picture of us with our friends Pat and Beth.
this baby is getting printed!
I can say that finishing the half marathon was one of the biggest accomplishments I have ever had! I learned a lot durning training about myself and about the hubs. Matt was so great throughout this whole thing. I doubted myself a lot and he was always there cheering me on. I will never forget crossing the finish line and hearing him yell my name and waving at me like a 4 year old because he was so excited that we both finished. Right now I'm taking a small "break" from running. I've cut my running down to twice a week and have been doing a lot more lifting and am loving it.
My future goals:
Take the 6 elements classes for Crossfit. I have been wanting to try crossfit for the past 6 months, but knew I would not have time during marathon training. I also knew that is was kind of expensive. Well Matt has offered it up as a kind of late birthday gift!!! We are going to do it this winter because we both tend to get a little antsy in the winter being trapped inside so long.
Run another half marathon and finish under 2.10. Yes I want to run another, but not for a while. I have talked to my sister about running the Pittsburgh Rock N' Roll Half next August. That sounds like a lot of HILLS. haha.
Travel travel travel. I want to see the world....on a limited budget. Matt and I are planning to go to Europe within the next couple of years and I cannot wait. Two weeks in Europe, possibly to England, France and ITALY!! There are so many places to see out there. Sometimes I do get very bored of the northeast. I want to explore as much as I can before we get "tied down" (I'm sure you all know what I mean by that haha).
Keep a balanced life. I'm always trying to make small adjustments to make sure that my life stays balanced between friends, family, work, working out and eating right. I never want one area to get too extreme which can happen so easily.
I have loved blogging so much and thank the blogs I read for giving me inspiration both in the kitchen and in the gym. I have realized that there are plenty of people out there just like me, that if we met, would not think that I am weird for eating what I do or for working out as much as I do. It makes me happy and it obviously does the same for them. Now if only they didn't all live in California and Florida haha. Apparently huge blogging states. Delaware....not so much.
On that note I'm outta here! Thanks everyone for reading! I never thought I would have more than 5 readers (my parents, Matt and a few friends) and it has amazed me that some days I got into the hundreds for views. Definitely something I will always remember! Who knows, maybe one day way way down the road I'll start a blog when I get prego...cuz that's just going to be a whole lot of hot mess.