Monday, November 19, 2012

Where to Begin?

Where do I begin?
I haven’t blogged in months and months. My blog used to be such a huge part of my life and all of a sudden, it wasn’t. I had every intention of blogging, of running, of tweeting, etc. But I just didn’t.
I needed to figure some things out. I had just had a pretty big life transition. I went from being a recent graduate waiting things out in Mississippi to working full time in South Carolina within a couple of weeks. I was having an amazing time exploring my new city, starting my job, and planning my wedding. I gained some weight, felt like I “lost” my identity as a runner, and left a lot of familiar faces and places behind. I was satisfied with my current place in life but dissatisfied at the same time.
I have taken quite a break from running. I started training for a half marathon this fall but lack of time and motivation after work left me weeks from the event completely unprepared. So I deferred my entry to next year. I didn’t want to blog about it because I was so disappointed in myself and my laziness. I was embarrassed to share that I gave up. I got a Groupon for a gym in September and started Body Pump, which I love and have been going to regularly since September. Body Pump is hard work and actually fun! But I still need that cardio to lose some weight before my wedding. How did I let all this time pass??
I think after this hiatus from the blog world, I’m back to my old self. My motivation is back. I’ve been running regularly lately (it’s SO HARD to rebuild the foundation!!), as well as practicing yoga and going to Body Pump. I’ve lost a few pounds (just a few, but it’s more motivating when the effort pays off!) and I WANT to blog again. I want to run again, I want to do yoga, I want to lift weights.
Zach and I have had a pretty busy fall! We’ve spent a lot of time exploring our new city as well as heading out of town on several adventures!
Exploring downtown Greenville:
Cheering on the Dawgs with MC and Kevin (who came to visit us in Greenville!):
Spontaneous adventuring to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Amanda visiting!!!:
We cheered on Clemson!
And went apple picking in Hendersonville, NC!:
Cheering on the Vols in Knoxville and visiting Jimmy for the weekend:
Watching our DAWGS beat Tennessee (sorry Vols!) during a weekend in Starkville!!!:
I sure do miss Starkville!
Going to a second Clemson game! This time with MC and Kevin:
Spending a weekend in Charleston wedding planning with my parents:
We climbed to the top of the Ravenel Bridge and I immediately decided I was running the Cooper River Bridge 10k this April (my first race as a Mrs!):
Finding mice on Main Street:
Seeing downtown from a new perspective (horse and carraige!):
As y’all can see, I’ve had a busy and fun fall! I’ve missed the blogging community so much and interacting with all of you! I’m so glad to be back in my old-self groove!!
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  1. YAY for being back!! Blogging does keep you accountable most of the time.
    When is your wedding? You have plenty of time to get in there and cardio weight off :)

  2. Welcome back! Good job for starting Body Pump, my gym has that class but I haven't tried it yet. You did have alot of changes to adjust too so that means your life changes and you take some time for you. Glad to have you back!
    P.S. We will definitely meet up for Cooper River!