(I decided this bloggy milestone deserved a special post, since I really didn't want my 100th post to be "OC Marathon Training: Week 4." Because that would have been exciting.)
When I first started this blog way back in March 2011, I had just begun my training for my first marathon, the San Francisco Marathon. I started the blog as a way to document my first marathon experience. Mainly, I did it for myself and really didn't expect anyone other than Ken, my BFF Kim or my mom to read it. A lot of people I knew hated running, and probably didn't want to read about another person running. At the time, I really didn't know how long I'd keep it up or whether blogging, or marathoning, was something that I'd even enjoy.
Well, I answered that question.
Since I started writing, the blog and I have made it through three full marathons, four half marathons, a sampling of shorter races and an entire pregnancy. I've gone from a solo runner to part of an amazing running community. I have a coach who is turning me into a better runner. I've made wonderful friends, who make their appearances from time to time on the blog. I'm currently training for marathon number four as the proud mama of an almost-four-month-old baby boy, who I hope will join me on the roads one day.
|A mama can dream . . .|
A lot of people think blogging is silly, if not a bit narcissistic, but I don't care. I've used this blog to document my races, which are some of my most cherished experiences and accomplishments. It is a way to keep track of my training (especially stats and numbers - which I find fascinating), and hold myself accountable to my goals. But most of all, this blog is my outlet - a way to write about this hobby that I love so much.
Here's to the next 100. Thanks for reading!