Can we all just stop for a second and acknowledge how freakin’ hard it is to keep up in the blog world? I fell behind while doing really important things, like saving the world and being a Matron of Honor. OK, maybe it was just the latter, but there was a lot of responsibility! Flowers! Table decorations! Margarita mix! I was a busy girl!!
[Side note: I adore my husband and really want to be married to him, but I do sorta wish I could still be a Maid of Honor. Matron sounds so…frumpy. Anyone else? Anyone?]
Jeano was running a marathon,
Miss Zippy was killing her MAF training,
Jules was getting her brandy new road bike tripped out and cycling 100 km,
Meagan (Turkey Runner), Kristin (Defy Your Limitations), and Brennan (Yum Run) are all starting their training for various Fall marathons, and
SUAR decided to do an Ironman! (Ironwoman?).
Ya’ll are awesome, and that’s all there is to it. Becoming woven into this blogging community has been one of the largely unexpected outcomes of starting my own blog (ironically, it wasn’t one of my primary motivations at the start) – and you all support, motivate, and inspire ME, even though we’ve never met! [Except Allee, of course. I just met her a few days ago. And she’s awesome. Totally not an ax murderer…]
But, it’s time to start doing things a smidge bigger, and better. And so, hot off the press and fresh from vacation, I present to you all:
Have I mentioned how excited I am about this? It took me awhile, but The Time Is Now. Why? Lots of reasons, but mostly because I want to build community. And I’d like you to be a part of it, if you’re so inclined.
Someone recently suggested to me that running is “just a fad”. But I think this person is wrong – and here’s why: When people lock into a community with a shared goal or interest, they feed off each other. They help each other, encourage each other, and give each other wake-up calls at 5 AM. They meet for after-work intervals, travel to marathons together, and have holiday parties. The community and the running become intertwined. And that kind of community has staying power beyond any fad I’ve ever seen.
[If you doubt me, ask Deb. It’s obvious from so many of her posts that she has a fantastic running community/family!]
So maybe we can’t all go running together, and have big group breakfasts, and take turns watching each other’s kids so we can all race sometimes – but heck, in the 21st century, we can still be a community. Why not?
Folks in Singapore, this goes double – nay, quadruple – for you. Those of you who ‘found’ me after the Pocari Swear run, and others who’ve wandered over from the sgrunners.com forum, this page will keep you up-to-date on all Run With Holly happenings – including cheer squads. The Singapore race calendar is a bit slow in July, but stay tuned, and check back often. Because we’re gonna change the way the sidelines of running events out here look (and sound)! I don’t know about you all, but personally – I can’t wait.
So go check it out: Run With Holly on Facebook!!!
Fellow bloggers: What’s new with you that I’ve missed (or forgotten to mention)?
Runners in Singapore: Any races in particular you’d like to cheer at (or be cheered FOR at)?
Anyone else out there get so excited by new happenings that they forget to eat?
[*raises hand* Off now to procure some dinner. Adios!]