Today I am celebrating because one year ago I decided to start this running blog!
Thank you to everyone who comes by to read my posts, tweets to me and sends me emails/messages on FB!! The best part of blogging has definitely been finding a community of people I identify with so strongly.
When I started writing I really just wanted a way to stay accountable to myself, but it’s ended up becoming much more than just a place to log my miles.
I’ve made real life friends, like Jodi who I met and hung out with before the Princess Half last month (she’s super nice and awesome!).
Through blogging I even got to know one of my ultra running idols: Ann Trason. If you don’t know who Ann is, she is a 14-time winner of the Western States 100 and breaker of 20 world running records including the 100 MILE distance which she ran in 13 hours and 47 minutes (8:16 pace)!!!! In my opinion she’s the best female runner ever… make that the best runner ever.
I know everyone has different criteria for what makes someone the “best runner” and Ann just fits that bill for me in every way.
Ann is incredibly humble. Every time I’ve spoken with her she has asked about how MY running is going and would rather talk about me than her. It kind of blows my mind. It’s also kind of embarrassing since she can run 50-miles in 5 hours 40 mins (6:48 pace) and I will be hoping and praying to finish 26.2 around that time.
She no longer runs competitively, but if you’re looking for a female runner to inspire you that isn’t named Kara or Shalane, read about Ann’s career! She kicks so much ass.
Blogging has helped me meet awesome people, has held me accountable to my training and has offered a great creative outlet. It’s definitely one of the better decisions I made in 2013 : )
If you have a blog, what made you want to start blogging?
Who do you give the highest honor of “Best Runner EVER” to?