I hate writing about myself. I never know where to start or where to finish, or really what to put in between. So please forgive me if this is dull.
Location: Denver, CO
Career: Advertising. More specifically, copywriting. Which makes me all the more anxious about starting a blog. Please don’t hold it against me if there’s ever a typo on here (there will be).
Running Past: I’ve been running recreationally since high school. But I didn’t get into the racing thing until much later. I don’t remember why I signed up for my first half marathon, but I remember swearing on everything that I owned that I’d never do it again. Then 5 months later I signed up for the Boston Marathon. Now I’m pretty much always on the look out for my next long distance race.
Why I Run: For the same reasons we all do. It keeps me sane and healthy—mentally and physically. Plus, I love how it brings people together. Running is how I met my boyfriend. It’s how I connect with perfect strangers. It’s an individual sport, but at the same time it’s the best community I’ve ever been a part of.
Why I Started Blogging: I started reading running blogs about a year or so ago, and I found a few I really liked. Now I check them obsessively and keep up with every new post. And the thing is (the really creepy thing is) I’ve never met these people and they’ve impacted me SO much. They’ve taught me so many things about running and about myself. And when I got injured they were one of the first places I turned. Just a simple reply to my distressed, emotion-filled comment from these runners meant more to me than all the non-runners in my life trying to console me. These people got it. They got me. They understood my insane frustration and deep, deep sadness. Without even knowing me, they knew what I was going through. And I guess that’s what made me want to start this blog. I didn’t want to just be a quiet, once-in-awhile-commenter in the running community anymore. I wanted a voice of my own, and I wanted to be a place and a person other runners could turn to with their own challenges and goals. That, of course, assumes there will be people that read this blog someday. Guess that means I shouldn’t keep it password protected anymore…