Today marks exactly one year since I started this blog. I can’t believe it! It feels like yesterday my sister and brother-in-law suggested I try blogging. I spent the beginning of my Thanksgiving break playing with formatting and building up the courage to hit the “publish” button on my first post. It’s been a whole year since JoyRunner became real!
I didn’t really know what I was doing. Let’s be honest; I still don’t really know what I’m doing. The good thing is that there isn’t a “right way” to blog. This is my own creative space to do whatever the heck I want with. There’s no rules or deadlines to adhere to. I do start feeling guilty when I haven’t posted in awhile, but it’s not like I’m going to get an F if I turn something in late.
I’m not a professional writer – far from it! I’m a junior-year science major that enjoys bolding random words, using improper grammar, and typing with CAPITAL LETTERS… because I can. I do hate when I find a typo in my blog after posting it, though.
For years prior I kept running journals where I would log my miles, my workouts, but also my everyday thoughts. Turns out I’ve got a bunch of weird things going on in my head. I decided to give it a shot and share those things with other people. Luckily, it’s gotten a positive response for the most part from you guys.
I’ve come to love blogging ALMOST as much as running. I love being able to share my ideas and connect with other people. I love coming on here and reading your comments. I love running into people that little known to me have been keeping up with my posts. I love creating my own personal space on the Internet. It’s just a lot of fun!
Here are the most popular posts as of today:
- My Compartment Syndrome Journey
- The Ultimate “If You Fall, Get Back Up.”
- Baystate Marathon Recap
- 4 Running Pet Peeves
- The Day I Realized I’m not a Sprinter
- Saying Goodbye
- Vegetarian Athletes DEBUNKED
- Bridge and Back 10k Recap
- Being Honest
- Wedding Weekend
Thanks to all of you for sticking with me along the way! Your support means a lot to me. Here’s to another fun-filled year. I hope you come along for the ride!