Hello friends! I use the term “friends” loosely, simply because I don’t think anyone reads this anymore because I never update it. So technically I’m just talking to myself.
I’m not good at blogging. Mainly because the thing I chose to blog about is the first thing that gets pushed aside when life gets busy. Running (fitness in general, really) and paying attention to what I eat tend to go by the wayside as soon as I start getting stressed out from school or life in general.
That’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something I’ll readily admit.
I can’t promise that I’ll ever start consistently updating this blog again. More than likely I’ll be the type of blogger to update for a week straight and then disappear from the world for a while. My social media accounts will never, ever be strictly fitness and health related. But I do love this little space of the internet that I
paid good money for worked hard to create, so I’m going to do what I want with it when I feel so inclined.
And today I feel inclined to update anyone who still stumbles upon this space occasionally.
Big Things That Have Happened:
I’m honestly at a loss as to what to say about Ian. We met at the end of February and have been inseparable ever since. He is truly the person I know that I was meant to find all along, and as cheesy as it sounds, I know now exactly why nothing else ever worked out. He is everything I always wanted to come into my life, but what I never thought would. He is the kindest, most genuine person I have ever met, and he has quickly become my best friend. I am truly happy in a relationship for the first time in my life, and I’m excited to see what many adventures we will experience together.
After five years of saying that I’m going to, I finally ran a half marathon. It was pretty pitiful as my training came to a sharp halt a month before the race (something I highly discourage and am not condoning in any way,) but I’m happy that I finally did it. I’m ecstatic that I had my little sister by my side (in spirit, that is. She’s much faster than me and I didn’t see her once the race started) and I’m planning on doing one more before the end of the year.
3: I had to take a break from running…
…because I’m an idiot and ran even though I knew I was injured. After the half I had some pretty awful knee and shin pain, so I took a few days off from running. I was signed up for The Color Run a week later, and the day of the race I felt pretty decent so I decided to do it. Halfway through the race, I realized what a mistake this was. I haven’t ran consistently since (this was the second week of April) and I’m finally feeling like I can get back into a routine. Ian has promised to do a 5k with me, but since he’s never done one before, we’re going to do C25K together. It’ll be good for him to train for the race that way, and it’ll be a good way for me to get back into a consistent running routine without hurting myself.
4: I survived the semester and wrote a novel
Well, technically I wrote a novella. I managed to finish the semester off with all A’s and B’s and made the Dean’s list again. Just like every semester, this one damn near killed me, but I’m pretty proud of everything I managed to do. I really worked hard on this novella, and I’m continuing to do so because of course to me it seems terribly written and needs to be edited 85,000 times. However, I’m hoping that eventually I’ll let it see the light of day. And maybe I’ll even try to get it published 😉
5: I got a really incredible internship
For my major, I need at least one internship to graduate. So this fall, I’ll be interning for Sustainable Midlands, a local organization that focuses on (you guessed it) environmental sustainability, with a focus on local food. I’ll be doing their social media/website work while learning the PR side of nonprofit’s, something I hope to eventually make into a career one day. I wasn’t supposed to start until the Fall semester begins, but they asked me to intern this summer while they plan one of their biggest events of the year. I only started last week and I already feel like I’m learning a million things that I can add to my resume, which I can’t complain about. I’m really fortunate to have stumbled into this internship and I’m very excited to see where it takes me.
6: Ian and I went to Pennsylvania to visit his family
Ian went to visit his family in PA and I got to tag along. We were there for almost a week and we had a really incredible time. His parents and brother made me feel like a part of the family from the moment I got there, which made the “meet the parents” trip much less nerve wrecking than it could have been 😉
While we were there, they took me to explore Philly which was great because even though I was born and lived only a few hours away until I was 9, I’d never been. I got to see where he grew up and meet a lot of his best friends, and it was really nice to just spend some time with him in the place where he spent most of his life. We also got to take a really cool tour of a coast guard cutter that was leaving Philly to head for Charleston, and I didn’t even do anything stupid to embarrass Ian the whole time we were on the boat! (I think.)
Overall, it was just a really great trip, and I’m really looking forward to the next time we go. (Hopefully Thanksgiving or Christmas.)
So, that’s pretty much it since the last time I updated back in March. I’m not taking classes right now because I needed a break, so I’m spending my days hanging out with Ian before he starts his full-time job next month, and my nights waitressing. It’s nice to not be in a strict routine for a little while, but I’m looking forward to Fall semester and all the plans I have for the rest of the year. So I guess we’ll see what happens.