After a lot of thought, I have decided to take a break from blogging.
I started JaneRunsWild to narrate my marathon training, fitness goals, travels, and log my race reviews. These races have defined much of my post-college life, even if they were run “for fun” and without much training, and I have loved recalling each transformative experience. It has been so interesting dipping my toes into the blogging community- you guys are full of creativity, motivation and inspiration, and gave me the momentum to keep writing.
When I initially did not make the 2016 Boston Marathon cutoff, even after qualifying, this blog was my outlet. JaneRunsWild was a platform for me to defend my passion for the sport, and ultimately helped me reach my goal of running Boston after I had received a bib from Clif Bar. I am more optimistic that I will make the cutoff for Boston 2017 after qualifying at Phoenix in February, but I may have to re-live this journey again if not. JaneRunsWild my partner, once more!
Blogging was a freeing experience, but at this time I would like to focus this freedom on other activities and hobbies, including yoga, hiking, reading, enjoying our New England Summer. I also have a wedding to plan with Mark, which will be sometime next year! My running won’t be abandoned, as I have several races in the pipeline this summer, including a 10k and half marathon in June, a marathon in July (downgraded from the ultra-distance to the full marathon distance, since I am not yet prepared for an ultra!), and then marathon training for my goal race in October (Wineglass Marathon). I may write about these race experiences here and there, but most likely won’t be chronicling the training.
So while it will be quiet on JaneRunsWild, please keep in touch through Instagram and Twitter: @janerunswild, through the contact page on the blog, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you!
Good luck to you all, and thank you for your support. Enjoy the summer!