Life is crazy.
It’s cliche to say it, but I never NOT IN A MILLION YEARS would have predicted the events of this past year. That’s right. I started this blog exactly one year ago today. And today is the day that I start my first day of my doctoral program at NYU.
My first blog was kind of a mess. It took me a while to get the hang of this whole blogging thing and find my voice. There are so many bloggers out there who write 2-3 times a day, photograph their food and dog and husband and family, report their workouts and generally share their days with their readers. I am amazed by their commitment.
I am not that blogger. I am far too lazy to blog more than once a day. I prefer to use that hour to sleep, honestly.
I wanted to write about running, training, and my journey. I didn’t see many blogs out there that were written to help the average runner. I wanted a place where people could find new workouts, get inspired to run and maybe find a community where they could belong. That’s where my Life With UC page came from. Having Ulcerative Colitis has changed my world. Strike that. It’s turned my world upside down and sideways. Who knew?
This year I:
- Was accepted to New York University’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
- Had major surgery
- Was featured by Runner’s World (twice) and Fitness Magazine
- Ran my 9th marathon
- Became a lululemon Ambassador
- Led my very first BRick workout (Next stop: a triathlon!)
- And became an aunt for the very first time
It’s been a great year with all of you. Apparently, you all are most interested in having stronger hips, weight loss/gain during marathon training and reading words of wisdom from Obi-wan. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting. I have loved getting to know all of you and even meeting some of you!
I’m really looking forward to the next year and all of the adventures it holds for me. I hope you are, too, and that you have taken something of value from our time together. Hope to see you next year for my 2nd Blogiversary!
Now go out and run!
PS. For one night only this summer, I will be coaching the lululemon Run Club THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT in Central Park. We leave from the E. 66th St. store at 6:45pm and meet on the 72nd St. Transverse at 7pm. We’re doing a Cat Hill workout. Hope to see you there!