I use this blog as a bit of a sounding board. Somewhere to bounce my ideas into space. I can be boring, witty, sarcastic, funny, snarky; whatever I want. I can talk about kids, siblings, church, books, recipes; whatever I want. But mostly I can get the words out of me and into the mysterious beyond.

For the last month I've been running with a partner. This is new to me, and I find this thrice-weekly conversation is taking my ideas and making this blog redundant in purpose. While talking has a much smaller audience, once it's off my chest I don't feel the pressing urge to record my thoughts/feelings/rants/ideas here.

I wasn't sure how I would feel about running with a partner. As I'm a fairly new runner, I'm still self-conscious about my pace and worried I would slow her down. {Not the case.} While I like to talk, I wouldn't say I'm a great conversationalist, especially with someone I don't know super well, and I wondered what we'd find to talk about. {Not a problem.} I was intimidated by her put-together-ness, and was nervous that she would find me boring and uninteresting. {Though I can't say for sure, does not appear to be an issue.} But also, running was my alone time, and I wasn't sure I wanted to give that up. {I'm loving it.}

But for all of that, my blog is the one suffering. Besides having another outlet, I think my running time was my blog brainstorm time. That was when posts would form in my head, titles would volunteer themselves, and topics would appear. So, if you find my blog lacking, my humor flat, or my posts infrequent, you can blame my running partner.


Kristy said...

Boo, running partner!

Uh, I mean, way to go you! That is awesome.

But I love all your posts. :)

Chelsi said...

The things we sacrifice to stay in shape!!! I enjoy reading your blogs still. It makes me feel not so far away from you. And almost like we have seen each other more often than 3 or 4 years ago! Keep up the good running. You are what got me starting to run!