Category Archives: blogging

Past, Present, Future

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written a post but something happened. Something BIG. After 10+ years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I got a job. A full time job. That’s a lot of hours away from home, away from my kids, away from the free will that allowed me to run whenever I wanted and to write blog posts whenever I wanted. It was a big transition at first- for me and my entire family- but now, after 5 months, I’m finally getting into a good grove.

Kinda.

The Laura of 5 months ago was so dedicated to running and working out and setting goals and running race after race after race with abandon (when I wasn’t injured, that is) and the Laura of right now is finding some challenge in staying as dedicated. Depending on my life/work balance at the moment, my motivation tends to wane and sleeping to all of 6:30am is often so much more appealing than getting up at 4:45am to get my miles in. Continue reading

2014 Resolutions

I don’t usually make New Year resolutions. As I’ve said before, if I’ve been doing everything the right way all year, there is no need to force myself to change things going into the new year- calendars can’t boss ME around. 2014 however, is a little different…

Don’t get me wrong, 2013 was an absolutely fantastic year! I started it off by successfully fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for a 3rd time and traveling to Washington DC to run the Nike Women’s Half with Team in Training. Great team, great race, great city, lots of running fun!

2013 Collage

In June/July, we had 3 blissful weeks of relaxing at our Pinecrest cabin, then in August took a family vacation to O’ahu, Hawaii and it was such a great time- who doesn’t LOVE Hawaii?! Kids had a blast! In September we traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to attend a family wedding where my daughter was the flower girl and my son a ring bearer- so fricking cute and so very memorable! Continue reading

Mental Problems

I am the first to admit I have mental problems.  Nothing that’s professionally medicated or commit-able or harm-to-self-and-others type of mental problems, just your typical, run of the mill, what’s-the-meaning-of-life-and-why-are-we-here sort of stuff…and I haven’t felt this way since the Great Post-Marathon Depression of 2011.

And that, dear readers, is why I have not written a blog post in such a long time- my mind is consumed with where I am now in my life, where I am going, and trying to figure out what is actually important.  Being so in my head right now and somewhat confused about life has made it very hard to get my thoughts OUT there, so please forgive my absence as well as the following attempt to explain myself.

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Happy 1st Blogiversary!

Yes, I did actually stick a candle in a Luna Bar… I’m classy like that.

It was exactly one year ago today that I decided I wanted to start a blog and wrote my first blog post ever, embarking on this journey to chronicle my thoughts in and around this hobby of mine- running.  Wow.  I can’t believe it’s already been one whole year!

A lot has happened these past 12 months.  When I initially started Running 4 The Reason, I was in a really weird place in my life- I was just coming off an injury and returning to running, a lot of my personal relationships were being tested, and I knew I needed to start something new, something just for me, something bigger than myself, something that I could sit back and be proud of…. so, I joined Team in Training, decided to run my first marathon, started this blog, and I am so glad I did! Continue reading

Running is hard. Blogging is harder.

There.  I said it.

That's not me. I'm much cuter when stumped. And, I shave.

I have been trying to find the time to sit down and write a blog post for about a week now and now that I finally am, I realize that this little blog o’ mine requires a lot more attention and thoughtfulness than I have been giving it lately!  When my life gets crazy busy, as it is right now, the blog takes a back seat and falls to the very bottom of my To Do List- if I can’t find the time to figure out something as simple as my grocery list, how am I going to find the time to write something thoughtful, witty, and insightful? Continue reading

The Liebster Blog Award

I was quite touched to hear that my friend Jen, of poor scientist. will blog for food., had nominated my happy little blog for the Liebster Blog award!  To quote Jen, “it’s basically like a blog chain letter, only much cooler. The idea is to spread the love from one small blog (i.e., less than 200 followers) to other small blogs, in order to build community, readership, and karma. The origins are hard to track down, but “liebster” in German means “dearest,” so I guess the idea is to spread the word about the blogs near and dear to your heart.”

Isn’t that awesome?!?!?!  Thank you, Jen, and thank you for reading! Continue reading