I know I’ve been a bit absent from the blog lately. I’ve barely read any books in the past two months, and two of my last four blog posts have just been about the movie Bohemian Rhapsody.
I’m finally getting back into reading, but I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction, so I don’t know if I’ll even end up reviewing them here.
But I did want to share something cool in the book blogging community. Kaleena at Reader Voracious has set up an online community for readers that are interested in running. I’ve become less involved with some of my other online running communities in the past few months so I’ve been looking for a different source of nerdy running motivation. And luckily now I’ve found that.
I used to have a running blog, but deleted it before starting this one. I didn’t really like the pressure I felt to have to write about every single run I went on, or think about what I’m going to write about a race as I was running it. I just wanted to run. Combine that with hitting a running slump after my last half marathon, and I just didn’t want to keep the blog open. I probably shouldn’t have deleted it entirely, but it was kind of an impulse decision.
Anyway, as I get back into running, I may post about races / running every so often on here because I do kind of miss having an outlet to share running stories on.
As for my running goals this year, I’ve got a few races tentatively lined up. The big one is the Hartford Half Marathon. Seeing other people run that race is what got me into distance running a few years ago. But their 3 hour time limit always felt like a barrier to me. I ran my first half in over 3:30, but ran my second in 2:42. Now that I know that it’s possible for me to run a half in under 3 hours, I’m ready to tackle that race.
I’m also eyeing a 5 mile run in April and a 15K in May. After half a year of not running, I’m excited to get back into it.
If you’re interested, check out Kaleena’s post to get involved.