What I’ve Been Up To Since Our Move To Philly

Bailey, The Australian Shepherd Mix Puppy

Hi hungry friends! Happy fall!

The weather here in the Philly area is FINALLY starting to cool down and that means running is becoming more and more comfortable and less and less sweaty. Woohoo!

Since Mark and I made the move to the Philly area in May, I’ve been blogging on and off and also updating social media on and off. With moving and getting used to working my job remotely and taking care of a new puppy and getting to know our new hometown, I was not only feeling slightly overwhelmed, but unsure of whether I wanted to keep blogging.

It was a strange feeling and I was feeling guilty and confused, but I decided to just accept it and sit with it for a bit so I could just trust my instincts and see where they would take me.

And low and behold, here I am back on the blog!

5 Things That Happen When You Take A Break From Running

So not only have I recently taken a little break from blogging since we moved to the Philly area. But during this little “break” time I’ve also taken a mini break from running. By a “mini” break I mean, I didn’t stop running completely, but just that I’ve been running way less than I had over the past few months.

taking a break

For example, in the months before we moved I was training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and I actually ran that race the very day before we moved. Only a thing a truly ~crazy runner~ would do, right?

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Race Recap

Finally.

I finally got to run the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. And the best part was it turned out to be the perfect way for me to give a big, go-out-with-a-bang goodbye to Brooklyn and NYC.

For those of you who missed it, Mark and I moved to the Philly area literally the next day. Talk about timing.

Oh and what I mean when I say I finally got to run the Brooklyn Half, is that for the past three years I was forced to miss out on it due to my sister’s college graduation, a wedding and some other important obligation that I can’t remember, but I know that it made me miss the Brooklyn Half.

NYC, It’s Been Real

What’s that saying?

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard?

NYC Skyline

Yes, that’s the one.

Mary Schmich said that in “Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life,” and after 4 insanely fun but sometimes ridiculously crazy years, I’m heeding her advice and heading to the country.

April 2017 Goal Call

Running in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Confession: I missed my March goal call, but I have no excuse for skipping it other than the fact that I just did not feel like blogging. And that’s OK, because I needed a break for the month and nothing exploded because I didn’t post any updates here.

Funny how that works, huh?!

Anyway, so now it’s April (that happened fast!) and I totally feel like blogging again (hence this post) and I’m going to jump back in with my April goal call. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my “goal call” posts, it’s simply a way for me to share my monthly goals with y’all and also a simple tool to help hold myself accountable — which is something we all need when it comes to setting and achieving goals.