Well folks, this is gonna be a tough post to write. But I can’t continue living a lie. While I may come across as some badass runner chick, deep inside I know I’m a fraud. Run Boston? Me? Puh-leeze. Who the heck am I kidding?
This has been building up for some time, and with my recent injury, it all came boiling over. Fact is, I’ve become SOOO obsessed with running, I’ve let everything else go to hell. Housework? Couldn’t be bothered. I neglect my “in-the-flesh” friends for my online blogging buddies. I waste an inordinate amount of time reading running blogs, listening to running podcasts and commenting on running forums. I can’t remember the last time I read a book or magazine that DIDN’T deal with running.
Here I am a chef, yet now almost half the calories I consume are from ClifShots, ShotBlocks and chocolate recovery shakes. My food blog is woefully ignored, and I hardly ever participate in the personal chef forum any more. I need to heed Jodie’s advice and rediscover balance in my life.
So what does that mean? For starters, Eat Drink Run Woman will cease to exist. It’s had a good run — a full year — but I now must focus on other things. Who knows, perhaps I’ll rebrand it as “Eat Drink Lounge Woman.” After all, who looks happier, this woman:
…or this one?
I’m still not sure what to do about the North Olympic Discovery Marathon; perhaps I’ll see if I can switch my registration to the half marathon. However, I’m not even sure I’ll be up for that. I’m just looking forward to relaxing and taking up something that doesn’t cause me pain every day (I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit).
I’ll miss you all, but will be cheering for you from the sidelines.
All the best,