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It’s About Time For An Update

May 22, 2012

So, this is my first post for quite a while. I didn’t plan on stopping writing, it sort of just happened. I didn’t post for a week and felt quite liberated, like I had one less thing to worry about. That’s because blogging had started to become a chore, something that I had to squeeze in between getting home from work and whatever else I had to do in the evening. So, a week became several weeks and I started to think about ending the blog.

To be honest, I’m still on the fence about that. I might come back to regular posting at some point, but it seems unlikely at the moment. However, I think I might like to do an occasional post, race recaps and some training updates perhaps, so I’ve decided to keep the blog alive to some extent.

Other than not updating my blog, my life hasn’t changed much at all. I’m still addicted to reading blogs and it seems like I’m constantly glued to my Google Reader app. I might only be an occasional commentator now, but I still appreciate all your great writing.

I’m still eating healthily, apart from a week where I had at least one slice of cake every day. In some ways that was a very good week, although my trousers did feel a bit tighter afterwards. I’m still striving for a more “normal” relationship with eating after years of weight gain and dieting. I’m extremely proud that I’ve maintained a healthy weight for three years now, but in many ways I think normalising that relationship will be easier away from blogging.

Nothing has changed with regards to my enthusiasm for running and yoga either. I’ve been training for Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday and I have other races lined up for the rest of the year, including the Great North Run.

So, what am I doing with all my free time? I’m spending some more time in the kitchen cooking and experimenting, I’ve been catching up with my favourite TV programmes, and I’m trying to work my way through some of these 1000 Must Read Books. I’ve read a pathetic 57 of them in my life so far, so it might take some time.

By the way, I’m still tweeting because I can just about cope with 140 characters. Follow me if you want! @picnicsarah

So, until next time …

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2012 7:30 pm

    I’m not even going to look at the reading list, I’v probably read about 10 off the list if that!!!

  2. runningcupcake permalink
    May 22, 2012 7:40 pm

    Oh good, glad you are OK. I tried to comment on your blog yesterday as I realised I had not seen you in ages and wanted to check you were OK, but it didn’t let me. Ah well- I think race recaps are a fab idea- I love reading them, and then you don’t have to feel obliged to write all the time either.

  3. Errign permalink
    May 22, 2012 10:04 pm

    Glad to see a post, just to make sure you’re well! I think posting when you like is the best thing to do, because it keeps you wanting to blog! I hardly use twitter, but I will add you!

  4. May 23, 2012 5:31 am

    Great to hear that everything is going well with you! I’m missing your posts!

  5. May 23, 2012 8:39 am

    Glad your ok, sounds like your super busy!

  6. May 23, 2012 1:01 pm

    It’s great to get an update from you Sarah! I hope you don’t completely end the blog as I love reading your posts but I understand that it can become a chore and wouldn’t want you to stop enjoying the community. I look forward to reading your race recaps 🙂 Good luck with the reading, I will have to check the list out when I have finished with my exams!

  7. May 23, 2012 6:50 pm

    You can’t stop completely, Sarah…I would miss you! Just do it when you feel like it. It’s great to hear what’s going on even if it’s only occasional. Glad to hear from you today!!

  8. May 23, 2012 6:53 pm

    Just took a look at your list of 1000 must reads! Wow. I need to print it out. I know I’ve read some of them, but I’ll have to see where I stand. Thanks for sharing this, Sarah, I appreciate it!!

  9. May 24, 2012 3:26 pm

    Glad you are ok. Good luck with your half!

  10. May 26, 2012 10:41 pm

    Glad you’re ok! No one says a blogger has to post however often, it’ll be good to read whenever… good luck for tomorrow 🙂

  11. May 30, 2012 8:18 pm

    Everyone needs a break sometimes 🙂 As you know I deleted my blog because it became an extra commitment I couldn’t fit in and it stressed me out! I’ve started blogging again, but in a much more free form and open way/ I’m trying not to treat it like a project and just write if and when I want to.
    Hope you are doing well and good luck with the summer’s running!

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