Hey there! I hope you’re having a good week so far! Things are a bit crazy in our household. We have a wedding coming up in less than three weeks!!! Things are coming along, but so much to do yet! This weekend is the bachelorette party and I’m excited to unwind, relax, and just have fun for a couple of days!
Over the last couple of days, I’ve made a big decision regarding this blog site. So many changes have happened to me over the last 18 months and I feel like I’m at a point in my life where this current blog site, veganrunnernerd, is not relevant to what’s going on in my world. I still want to blog. I enjoy writing and connecting with all of you out there. But I just have to take things in a different direction.
Mainly, running is no longer a big part of my life and so I consider myself a “former” runner. I’m doing other things to stay active and while I’m not sure if I’ll ever completely give up running, it’s just not something I’m doing on a regular basis. During the few times I have run recently, my arthritic knee has told me it’s not happy with the running thing and can I please go back to the other things I’m doing instead?
More importantly, my passion for running has dwindled. I met all of the milestones I set out to do: I ran 5Ks, half-marathons, and marathons. I have no desire to run any more races. Running was good to me and I learned so many things about myself and did things that I never thought possible.
But now it’s time to focus on new challenges. I have entered a new phase of my life where I’m facing menopause and other age-related changes that are happening to me, both physically and mentally. My kids are getting married and I’ll be a grandma before I know it. It’s an exciting time, but also scary and I hope that you’ll be by my side every step of the way as I blog about my new adventures.
Finally, I still feel conflicted about calling myself a “vegan”. While I am 100% vegetarian and haven’t eaten meat in a very long time, I still haven’t been 100% vegan. I still eat the occasional meals with eggs and cheese and while I may disappoint some of my vegan friends, I no longer beat myself up about it. I have found peace with the choices that I make. I am an imperfect person and I live in an imperfect world and every day I live the best life possible and try to make the best choices that I can.
So. Stay tuned. My brain is a-brewing with ideas for a new site. It will focus on the challenges and blessings of growing older. It will focus on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle; what is working well for me, and what is not. It will be a documentation of my journey that I share in hopes of inspiring others. And perhaps I’ll make some new friends along the way to add to the wonderful friends I’ve already made through veganrunnernerd.
A clean slate.
A fresh start.