Oops… Busy Bee makes for an Unintended Hiatus

Well well well.  Looks like I have a blog?

I really did not mean to just stop posting.  Life got in the way.  At the beginning of the year, I said I thought 2013 would be a big year.  When I said that, I don’t think I realized just how big it would be.

When I last left off, I had just finished my first goal race of the year and got myself a nice new half PR.  Every since then, it’s been a whirlwind.  Around the holidays, we had talked about having a small wedding during this year’s holidays and we started toying with Thanksgiving weekend.  It will just be something small so not too much planning, but getting everything set up took some time.  We have a location and a date, and still more to come.  Shortly after my race, we also started looking around the area for houses to buy.  We’re currently renting and it’s just depressing to be giving all of our money away every month and not having anything to show for it.  We found one we loved, but it was overpriced and the seller just would not budge.  Luckily we found another one that we loved even more, and are in the process of making it work.  Key words being process.  It’s been quite the headache but in the end it will all be worth it.

Why go through 2 major life events at the same time when you can have 3?  The week after the race, we found out the biggest news of all:

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I am currently 18 weeks pregnant we’ll be finding out THIS WEEK if we will be having a little boy or girl October 26th this year 🙂  So far everything has been going great and I’m happy that we will hopefully be moved into a new house well before then.

So what does this mean for exercising?  Well, I’m still not giving up the dream of a marathon before I turn 30, but it will just be on a bit of a different timeline than I had initially thought.  I am still running, but I’m not signed up or training for the Utah Valley Marathon this June.  My running has been isolated to the treadmill and because I’m not exactly looking to work on my speed right now, mileage has gone way down because I just don’t have the time and I’m taking advantage of the fact that I can skip a run if I’d rather sleep in. Hopefully though as long as it’s still feeling good, I’ll continue to run for as long as I can.

2013.  Undeniably a big year.  And as much as I fell in love with blogging when I started getting into it last year, I found myself caring about the wrong things.  I started this to keep myself motivated and accountable, and yet I was reading other blogs and comparing myself to them far too much.  Comparing the running, the racing, the responses to their writing.  It wasn’t me and I didn’t like it.  So I let myself fade away.  On one hand I needed a break to sort out all of the big life events!  On the other hand I made the mistake of changing my expectations and feeling defeated that those new expectations for this blog weren’t being met.  Silly, right?  I think so too.  Well, I’m back, and I’m sticking to me.  Even if not one soul reads along.

Exciting things lie ahead and ready to enjoy every one of them 🙂

2 thoughts on “Oops… Busy Bee makes for an Unintended Hiatus

  1. Dawn says:

    Congrats on all the big things going on in your life and congrats on enjoying the starting process of being a mommy!

    Don’t compare yourself to other people and let this blog stay the way that you hope it would be from the beginning. It’s easy to lose ourselves in what”others want” and the truth is that this is your space in the blog world….let yourself shine through.

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