March 9, 2010 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

the other day i overheard a conversation between acquaintances about the concept of blogging. one writes. one doesn’t. both read. some blogs make me uncomfortable, said one. i feel like i’m reading a diary and as though i should close it before i see something too personal.

her words made me think about my blog in comparison to some of the others i read. running is what i typically search for. maybe it’s for training techniques, or product reviews or simply to read the stories of pain, passion and achievement that so many runners bring to the road. and running is the common link where the few that read seem to find me. but where i may go weeks focusing merely on the training and the miles logged, i’m just as apt to suddenly toss in some cryptic, emotional story that doesn’t have a thing to do with running and might not bode well for my sanity.

awhile back i started an entirely different blog for the sole purpose of training. it was to be more technical. facts and figures. how far. how fast. sure i threw in a little of the dry humor and sarcastic wit that comes with being me, but it was by all means a “running blog”. i wrote there. i wrote on that other space. and then i started writing here. my words were spread so thin. me, myself and i separated between pages and wearing different faces. it didn’t take long before i realized that i couldn’t be one without the other. how could i explain suddenly taking minutes off the miles without admitting to the surge i get when running angry. how could i write about my journey of being a single-mom without sharing how becoming a runner saved me from the oft faced loneliness.

i won’t separate the many faces of me when all the little facets add up to the woman i’m learning to be.


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5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
50-mile pr ~ 11:32:39



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