Who am I now?

I’ve been thinking about this blog lately. I re-vamped it earlier this year when I started marathon training again. Then I got injured, and I wrote about that experience. But I’m healed now, and making marathon plans for 2018, so who and what does that make me now?

Are you still an injured runner after you’ve healed? Can you still fall into that category when you’re back to running pain free? Or am I back to just being a runner, with no distinct quality about my running anymore? What do I have to write about now that I’m just a normal runner again, making plans for another marathon, taking spin classes and continuing with deep water running. Does anyone care about my workouts now that I’m not in the rehab state? Did anyone care when I was injured and trying to get back to running?

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I don’t see a need for this blog any more. I feel bad when I don’t write enough, and then I feel pressure to write. I don’t want that. I just want to be able to share my thoughts, about running and life, in the moment. I’ve been doing a digital cleanse lately – I got rid of my Twitter account, I’ve cleaned up my Facebook and Instagram – so I think this blog is just the next thing on the list. It’s not something that sparks joy in my life, and causes more pressure and stress than I want or need.

So, to all my readers, thank you. It was fun while it lasted. And if you want to see what is going on in my running life, follow me over on Instagram: @a2_aliabel.

Ali out.

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