I can’t believe this!  It occurred to me today that I completely forgot my one year blogiversary.

This is either an indication of how busy my life is right now or how bad I am at remembering dates.  This little blog was born on January 6th of last year.  It’s still January so let’s just say this celebration post is ‘fashionably late’ : )

When I decided to start this blog I did so for several reasons:

  • I needed a creative outlet.  I used to do a lot of designing as part of my job, but over the years my career has evolved and in taking on more leadership roles I began feeling a little disconnected from the work that got me into my field in the first place.   I love my job, but I needed a creative outlet.  Starting this blog gave me just that.   I knew when I started my blog I would have a clear and simple design that I could build on.  I still have plans to do a lot more with the design of my blog, but keeping it simple this first year really kept the focus on the content.
  • I love running and have a lot to say about it, so what better way to do that than through a running blog?   My friends and family probably get sick of me talking about running all the time, so I figured talking about it online, to other runners, was a great idea.
  • By writing about my training, I figured I would better hold myself accountable when it comes to reaching my goals.  While also having a support system to help me do so.
  • I love to cook, and I wanted a place where I could house all of my favorite recipes and easily share them with friends.   A blog seemed like the perfect solution, so I knew I needed my blog to be centered not just on running, but on recipe sharing as well.

With these intentions in mind, The Runivore was born!

When I sat down to write my first blog post a year ago I remember thinking “What am I doing – no one is actually going to read this!”  Ok, so maybe my mom would.   Maybe even some of my friends.  Maybe even my sister who, since she’s a PhD in English Literature, would probably cringe at my writing, would still read it.  I never imagined that anyone else would take the time to read what I had to say.

Today I’m thrilled when I see how many people are actually visiting my blog and engaging with the content.   For example, I can’t believe how many people are finding my post on My Review of Hansons Marathon Method.   I am just shocked at how much traffic this post is getting.  If posts like this can help even one other runner out there who is struggling through a training plan like I was then I consider this blog a success.

So today I just want to extend a big thank you to every single person who has read one of my posts.   When I think about some of my running accomplishments over the last year I know that I wouldn’t be where I am without the support system I’ve found in so many of you.   I look forward to sharing with you more in the coming year.

The runivore

Thank you!  

 

4 Responses to My One Year Blogiversary!

  1. Happy blogiversary! I’m looking forward to more Runivore in 2014 :)
    Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness recently posted…Lorna Jane Move Nourish Believe ChallengeMy Profile

  2. Amy says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Hope you have a good day celebrating.
    Amy recently posted…Races and GoalsMy Profile

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