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!
What's that saying? Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard? 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.
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.
Hi! Hello! Are we six days into February ALREADY? That seems pretty impossible, since it was just January 1st, like, three days ago. But, whatever ... I guess I can't really argue with the calendar. Anyways ... as I mentioned in my first "Goal Call" post of the year, it's one of my goals to check in here each month with updates on the mini, monthly goals I'm working on. January certainly flew by and it involved a good amount of running for me (which means I achieved at least one of my fitness goals for the month), but there were some other areas that fell short and that I can definitely use February to work on.
If you've seen some of my Instagram posts lately (which, you may have noticed have been far and few) then you know that I've been feeling uninspired to blog or post anything online lately. Why? Well, at first I wasn't really sure. But then I went for a run with Ashley this morning and she said she had been feeling the exact same way lately.
Remember when I said I was taking a break from running this week? Yeah, that lasted all of 3 days. I mean, I sort of knew that I’d end up caving in and going for a Thanksgiving Day run and I blame my favorite running trails. They are less than a mile away from my hometown house and I really don’t think I’ll ever be able to pass up the opportunity to take to them with my running shoes when I’m home visiting my family.
The storm may be over, but the road to recovery for many of the Hurricane Sandy victims has barely even begun.
I traveled to Staten Island last weekend to run in the Staten Island Marathon for Sandy Relief and the harsh reality of the situation there, and in all of the areas that were severely hit by the storm, is that although much help has already been provided, they are going to need lots and lots more for some time to come.