My Apologies For Being Absent And A Running Update

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your weekend was beautiful and relaxing.

For the past year I have made great effort to post on a regular basis. The month of March proved to be a month of unexpected silence for me.The sudden absence from my usual writing had several root causes. Like many amatuer bloggers, time became a major factor in my ability to be consistent. I do realize I should have dropped a short note on my site to keep in touch with all of you and let you know that I would be back soon. I do apologize for not doing so. It is rather embarrassing to say but suddenly to keep writing on the blog as well as keeping up on the blogs and bloggers I love to follow seemed overwhelming. I want you to know that I appreciate you all very much. In addition to feeling overwhelmed, I have been experiencing a severe case of writer’s block. I actually have been at a loss for words recently. I would sit down on a Sunday night to write and I just couldn’t get my fingers to move. I wondered if I actually said everything I needed to say to the world. Well, I am writing tonight so I guess I have at least a few more sentences in me! 🙂  So there you have it, my confession of a blogger with a month of writer’s block. I am very happy to be back and touch with all of you.

For those of you who know I took up trail running for the new year, I have some exciting news. I signed up for my first 10K on May 17th. It is actually a little over 10k at about six and 1/2 miles. I am very excited and terrified at the same time. The comforting thing for me is the race is at a location I run on a regular basis, Devil’s Backbone, just west of Loveland, CO. Also, several of the people I workout with will be there as well. Still, I am nervous to be running with a large group of people. I don’t mind if I am the last to finish. I just hope I am not so far behind that everyone packs up and goes home 🙂 Large groups of people make me nervous. I am a bit of an introvert. Even so, I am going to go for it. I never would have imagined even as recently as last year that would try trail running and I certainly couldn’t foresee that I would sign up for a race. Sometimes when I am running down a hill I will pass someone running up and I will think ” Wow, look how strong they are running up that trail, it is so steep.” Then I will realize that I just ran up the trail a short time before. I used to move out of the way on the trail while hiking as runners approached me. Now, I see hikers move out of the way as I approach them and I realize ” Oh yeah, I’m the runner now.” I remember that my trainer said he believed I could do a half marathon by the end of the year. There are days that I can see it happening in my future and I am beginning to want to make that vision a reality. Slowly but surely I am growing into my identity as a trail runner. It is starting to feel pretty good.

Running is part of a bigger transformation taking place in my life. I am definitely in a state of transformation. It is exciting, it is scary, and it is about time. I wish I could tell you exactly how this transformation will unfold but I am not quite sure just yet. So for now I will just enjoy the journey both in my life and on the trail.

As always, I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Until next time,

Laura

4 thoughts on “My Apologies For Being Absent And A Running Update

  1. Hi Laura, I am happy to hear your absence was because you were living life and not something else.

    Good luck on your trail run. I understand the feeling of doing something in a group I have been so self conscious for most of my life, but I have a feeling you won’t be the last one to finish. 🙂

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  2. Hi Laura, I’m happy to see you back 🙂 I’ve missed your writings. It’s understandable that sometimes one need a little writers timeout (struggled myself a bit with that this year) you shouldn’t feel bad about that… You know we will be here, ready for you, when you are 🙂

    I’m impressed with how well you are doing with your running, I’m sure you’ll succeed with flying colours! You go, girl 😉

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