Hola! Remember me? I used to torture your blog feeds almost daily once upon a time. That'd be back before November, in case you were wondering or if you've stumbled in here recently. I do want to be here more, I just haven't been able to. Between side projects and a job that has had me super busy for months...my hands just have't been keyboarding here at Read.Write.Run.Mom much recently.
And I really miss it.
How did I get so busy. How did I get TOO busy to blog? It's not like I am at any shortage of words. It's not like my typing speed has diminished to the point of non-existence. It's simply been life...and days that are too short for the number of words I have to spill.
2014 is bringing a new perspective to so much of my life. I have this strong need to edit so much of my life, but I want this to be a place where I can spill over. I want the rest of my life to become streamlined so I can share the simple joys that I have in reading and writing. In running. In momma-ing.
I am two weeks away from the onset of Marathon training. Do I feel ready for that? No. Do I feel ready for the half marathon I run right before I delve into that training plan? Definitely no.
Do I feel fat and tired? Hell yeah. Do I feel motivated? Not really. Do I feel like I have too many people trying to "help" me when I haven't asked for their help? Yep. Do I feel like I need time alone to figure things out? Uh YEAH!
2014 has so much possibility to shine for me. I am not burdening myself with a heavy race calendar this year. I want to see gains in my long distances and I know that will come if I can only focus on them.
I don't have all of the answers and this is just me spilling a few words across my keyboard in the hopes that I can make some sense of them. Most of it boils down to one thing, though...I haven't been taking my me time lately and it is starting to affect me pretty seriously. My running has taken a back seat for a few months and that is not a good thing. I am now starting to see exactly how much it actually holds the rest of my life together. It is beyond being the glue...it is the epoxy of my life and I need to make nurturing it a priority before I wake up one morning and find the tube is dried out and useless.
Stay tuned. I have some planning to do and then I will be back with a vengeance. You will once again be tortured by my seeming endless stream of selfies and running minutae...and it will be AWESOME!