I guess a fair amount has changed since I last wrote anything here. And I dare say everyone's LONG stopped checking whether I've added a new post or not! It has been over a year after all. So let's catch up. Since I last wrote anything here:
- I got a new nephew.
- I got a year older. You likely did that too.
- I've changed job/career.
- I've swapped my heel obsession for a trainer obsession. Albeit one that, looking at my later posts, was somewhat burgeoning before I disappeared from the blogosphere. To be clear though, I'm still pretty obsessed with a good heel too.
- I've been to Ibiza for a 'final' girls holiday 'before we got too old to go raving', and had such a good time that we're going back again. It transpires that you are never too old to go raving.
- And, I've now run more than 5k. In fact, I'm doing my first half marathon tomorrow. Which I reckon is where I'm going to kick things back off here.
I got a bit fed up with blogging. I started at it to have somewhere to write but got a bit lost along the way and ended up with not much to say. It just all got too fashion/shopping related and I figure that, given that I'm an average size/shaped person with an average budget and average-at-best photography, it didn't make for much in the way of point of difference. If fact, the main difference I did see between other blogs and my own was the amount I swore. And I fucking stand by that.
I know from my last post (you should totally go back and read it. Read them all in fact. Marvel at my wit and average-at-best photography) that I was running a little back then. And, if my elderly memory serves me correctly, I was training for a 5k that got postponed until October. Safe to say I did not run that much between last April and October.
I volunteered at a 10k in the July and was in awe of every single person who ran past me. I cheered and wondered at how they were managing to do this. Then I went to watch Mr Llara and some others do the Scottish Half Marathon in Glasgow in October. Having never run further than 5k, and not very well at that, I was staggered to see people breeze and battle through 21k. It seemed like a miracle and one that I didn't think was possible for me.
Because, I'm not a runner.
But for some reason, I decided that 2014 would be the year in which I cracked the running nut. So I signed up for a 5k at the start of January. Up a fucking hill. And I also signed up for a 13k in March, a 10 mile in April and a half marathon in May. And here I am. Tomorrow is the big day.
And one thing I've noticed along the way is people saying all the things to me that I used to think when I saw or heard about other people running - "Oh, I could never do that" "Wow, that's amazing" "I don't know how you do it" etc. So I'm gonna share my experience. Things I thought that were true. Things I thought that weren't true. Stuff I've discovered. And useful shit I'm either glad I knew or wish I'd known.
And I will absolutely still post pictures of shoes, clothes and jewels I've procured and cocktails I've drunk too. Cause old habits die hard...