Well, now, it has been a while since I was writing this blog. Interestingly enough, there have been people who have quoted the older posts.
I took some time off because I graduated from college, dealt with a lot of injuries and made a few discoveries about myself and my racing. When I was first putting together this blog, I was chronicling, for the most part, a “middle aged” beginning race walker who chose to walk in running races. This was all fine and good, but then I realized something.
I wasn’t living my dream.
I was skirting around the edges, but not really doing anything real about it. I was working on motivating others to find their dreams and live them, but I wasn’t doing it.
So, I decided to do it.
Actually, it was after a particularly irritating half marathon where everything started out OK, but I was just getting frustrated. Why can’t people accept that I’m walking faster than they can run and that I am genuinely polite about it? I found myself getting more sour through the event because I realized it really didn’t mean anything to me.
I wanted to focus on race walk events. Judged Race Walk Events.
Then, as life does, things just kept cropping up, however I decided I would chip away and start making those dreams happen. No amount of wishing was going to do anything, it is action.
So, I decided to start the blog. Register for events and learn as much as I could while trying to keep four jobs going and a remote sense of sanity.
This is a musing file. Will have race walking, but if I learned anything along the way, those speed bumps and pot holes of life make observing the wonderful world around us easier to do. As I type this, the world feels like it wants to rip itself apart. There is a lot of anger and frustration; dissatisfaction and separation. I can only hope that this blog about race walk, change, growth, the dog, and the fact it isn’t currently snowing in Denver helps folks.
Here goes. Change happens and I’ll be changing over time.
Cheers – Lizzy