My blog, 19st to 10K has just turned ONE... I can't believe it. From what started as just my little online journal documenting the start of what I thought at the time was my journey to 10K has actually taken on a life of its own. It really has become the complete diary to my entire running life - something I fully plan on continuing.
In the past year this little blog has received over 55,000 hits and was a Finalist in the Irish Blog Awards. This week, my blog was even in the official Weight Watchers magazine (March 2014 issue):
One of Weight Watchers favourites you say :)
So not to go like yer man on Little Britain ("I can write the theme tune, sing the theme tune, compose the theme tune"), I'm well chuffed considering its only me here. I write all the posts and while I still don't feel I have a clear focus or direction with the blog, I like the freedom of being able to come on here and just dump my thoughts on here.
I have found blogging my way through runnning has helped me set goals, be accountable and has helped me track my progress. Hopefully some of the 100+ posts from the past year will show someone out there who may be struggling that anything is possible. Yes it takes time, yes its hard work but it is possible.
Three friends of mine (Hi Rob, Aisling and Maureen) have recently started running and I have to admit I am jealous of them. Jealous of what lies ahead of them, jealous that they will get to experience their first race, first finish line, first medal. That being said, I am also excited for them. Excited for the day we get to line up behind the same starting line.
And while running doesn't define me, I know I am who I am today because of it. So stick around, lets see what the next year has in store for me one blog post at a time.