|Kelly the Culinarian: |
The Early Years (2007)
As I got healthier, things around here got healthier, too. It never occurred to me to write about my running or quest to get skinny until after I ran my first 5K and frankly, after I ran my first five-miler. In cotton. And $11 shoes from Steve and Barry's. PS - it's funny to think that I randomly ran further than that on the treadmill on Monday, but when I ran that race in 2011, I wondered if I would finish.
|Hey there, cotton Kelly (2011)|
Anyways, back then, I had it in my head that because I was a food blogger, every post had to have something to do with food: a recipe, a tip, a review. So I painted myself in a corner and only wrote about certain things that fit that mold.
|Marathon Kelly (2012)|
A funny thing happened when I started writing about running: I started meeting people and making friends. Real friends. Like Kim and Alyssa and Katie and Jenny and Amanda and even more people who don't blog and just run because they love it.
And that is why I blog about running. My race reports, while they've changed over the years, are a way for me to remember my highs and lows and chart my progress. They also allow me to give back to the running community in a small way. When I first started running (and to this day with triathlons), I stalked the Internet to learn any morsel about a race that I could to get comfortable with the idea. I want to pay that forward.
A few things that I try to do with every race report is link to the race website, include photos (obvi), state the price and time of the race and whether I would do the event again.
What do you like to see in race reports that I could incorporate into my future reports? There's always room for improvement!