This week I am celebrating my two year blog-aversary!
Two years ago I switched over from Tumblr and wrote my first post in this blog. Back then I was wildly inexperienced as a runner with just a handful of blog visitors each day.
I was getting ready to tackle my third 5K and I hoped to run sub-40, but I ended up taking 46 minutes.
I had no idea how to estimate how long it should take me to actually race a 5K based on my “training,” which mostly consisted of run/walking whatever I felt like each day. I wasn’t following a plan.
I had run my first couple of 5Ks just about a month and a half before (in back-to-back weekends)! The first one was a fun run that I unofficially finished in 42 minutes, but the course was definitely short. The second one was certified and I finished in 46:50…
I totally thought I could shave off 6+ minutes from my 5K time in just a month and a half! HAHA!
Oh yeah, and I had NO IDEA how to pace myself in a race. I went out in that third 5K way too fast and ran a 10:30 minute mile for the first mile. It all went downhill from there (not literally). Let’s just say it took me about 20 minutes to crawl through mile 3.
We all start somewhere right?
Two years later and here I am. I’ve run sub-40 three times!
And I have blog readers and new friends! ❤
^ It still surprises me that all those visits aren’t just from Adam! Those first few little blips were definitely all him! 🙂
When I first started blogging I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know if running as a hobby was going to stick, and I didn’t know if I would be dedicated enough to blog about it every week.
Since blogging is part of my day job, I vowed I would quit if this blog ever felt like work. I still plan to keep that vow, but so far I hasn’t even come close.
If running is my favorite hobby, blogging is a close second.
So, today as I celebrate my two year blog-aversary I have to say THANK YOU for visiting my blog and making it such a rewarding endeavor for me! I really appreciate it!