I am a testament to what Sasha is preaching. I was blogging consistently from about August 2006 to January 2007. I had a purpose for blogging--I was preparing for a marathon. Then because my mileage decreased and I didn't have a singular purpose driving my running, I just kind of stopped blogging.
Quite honestly, it can be a bit intimidating on the blog when your mileage from three of your running days combined look like a slow morning run for others. There are all the individual accomplishments, PRs, training schedules, etc plus all the technical talk that also intimidates. VO2 Max?, I thought. Is that related to VO5 Shampoo? Then as my running days went from 4 or 5 to only 2 or 3, I almost felt guilty (or unworthy) to post such rubbish on the blog. So I stopped.
In April or May of this year, Sasha dropped me a quick email that simply said, "How's the running? We'd love to see you back on the blog." It got me thinking about the blog and my running. I came to realize that my blog isn't for everyone else, it's for me (Yeah, I know, not exactly a burning bush type revelation). And if nothing else, it could serve almost a short journal of this part of my life for my two boys (like Big Plates vs. Little Plates in the Book of Mormon for those who follow).
Anyway, I know I've been back for a whopping 3 weeks, but I definitely enjoy being back. I've also found that blogging about the runs and reading other blogs has helped me stay motivated, pushes me, and keeps me honest about my running.
Now if we can call on someone to lead us in a hymn and prayer, I'll get down from the podium and we can all skip a Church meeting or two on Sunday.