One year ago, I decided to start my own little blog and published my very first post. I had been reading “healthy living” and running blogs for quite some time, and was ready to start my own.
A lot has happened in the last year, and not everything turned out the way I hoped it would. I have grown a lot the last year, and blogging helped me to get to know myself a bit better.
I am thankful for every comment I got, and every reader I have (THANK YOU!). There were times I blogged more often, and times were I haven’t blogged at all, but even if I was the only one reading my ramblings at times- writing this journey down is feels right and is worth it.
In case you haven’t read all of my posts (I hope you haven’t, not all should have been read), here is a summary of the past 356 days:
- When I started this blog, I was in the middle of a crazy exams period and had problems with one of my knees. It started to hurt as soon as I started running.
- In late December, I wondered if 2012 should be the year of my first marathon.
- In January, I signed up for my second half marathon, and I found out that it was not the end of the world when I didn’t run it.
- In April, I started training for another half marathon and finally realized, that I had a real injury that needed real recovery.
- Between May and July, I run a total mileage of 5 km! (and barely blogged)
- I graduated from University with a degree in International Business Communication.
- In July, I talked about being injury free, but not healthy. I had stomach issues and went through a lot of test. We are still working on finding out what’s wrong with my body, guess at the moment tent to Crohn’s disease, but who knows. (Happy belated Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, friends!)
- I met Olympic champion Jan Frodeno and Danish triathlete Rasmus Henning (Kona 2012 was his last race as a triathlon pro).
- Then, I got back to running and ran my first and only race in 2012: The Köhlbrandbrückenlauf in Hamburg, Germany.
- I joined a triathlon club and decided that 2013 does not have to be my first year racing triathlons.
- and adopted Scotty, my first own road bike (because adopted sounds much better than “I spent an awful amount of money of that bike”)
- I was thankful on Thanksgiving.
- I turned 23 and shared 23 things I’ve learned over the years.
- I realized I need goals in form of races, and I am definitely not running just for fun.
So that was my last year of living, sweating, and blogging, and I am excited of what the future will bring.