Time flies when you’re having fun!? It seemed like just yesterday I created Running in a Skirt and now my little blog is 5 years old. I’d like to celebrate by walking down memory lane and giving one of you guys $250 worth of NOW Foods products of your choice!
When I envisioned this picture I did not plan on having to wear a sling and a brace. Doh!
It all started with an innocent enough article announcing that I was running and training for the Chicago Marathon. Up next was a post explaining why I picked the name Running in a Skirt and then some information about running Chicago as a Solemate, which is the Girls on the Run adult fundraising racing program. Those posts kind of make me cringe and smile at the same time.
Running in a Skirt started off as a running blog where I shared my experiences training for races like the Chicago Marathon. At the time training (and even running 18 miles) brought me so much joy. In my first year of blogging I got thrown some serious life curve balls including the unexpected death of my Mom and having to take an extended leave of absence from work from losing my voice and eventually having to have sinus surgery. My priorities changed and so did Running in a Skirt. Since I wasn’t able to run as much I started sharing more recipes and lifestyle posts. Those took off, I found a new joy and there was no looking back.
If you would have told me five years ago that I’d be working from home blogging… developing recipes and writing… I would have laughed at you. This wasn’t my plan. But life is messy and takes some unpredictable turns. Those turns are often the journeys that make it all worthwhile. While Running in a Skirt being any more than a hobby was never my goal, it has brought me more joy than I could ever dream of.
I like to say now that Running in a Skirt is now a Healthy Living Lifestyle blog with a runner’s heart. I’ll also toss around the phrase… “I’m running through life in a skirt.” I’ve considered changing the name to something more food or lifestyle centric, but at the end of the day Running in a Skirt is just me. And so it’s here to stay.