I’ve thought a lot recently about what I wanted this blog to be and the purpose of it in general. Someone recently asked me the reason why I spend time thinking of things to write about and then take the time to make sure what I’m writing is how I feel and it comes across the right way. I replied to him that if my writings make one person feel they can accomplish something and I have inspired another to try for a goal, then I have succeeded. Recently I’ve felt that I needed to have a “big idea” each time I write, but when I started this blog, the morning before the 2013 Boston Marathon had even begun, I wanted to share my training, share my journey, and just write about what a normal 40-ish person does while doing new things. I’m not some crazy good athlete. I’m not some nutrition guru. I’m just a person who loves to run, who loves to compete, and wants to try new and exciting events. I felt that other people could relate to me and could take one spark of the fire that burns within me to live this life to the fullest. So far in my blogging journey, I’ve found such great support, so many other wonderful bloggers who feel like a sort of family, and I’ve really enjoyed it. But I also feel that I’ve strayed from the original purpose of the blog, which was to share the ACTUAL feelings as I train for the Boston Marathon and all the adventures beyond. The name does start with Running Boston, doesn’t it?
So this, dear friends and followers, is just the beginning of the original purpose of the blog. It’s the good, the bad, the ugly of training for and competing in marathons, 5k’s, triathlons, trail races, endurance races, and all that inspires me. I’m hoping it inspires you to go for your goals, to try something new, to follow your dreams.