It’s been over a month since I decided to significantly cut back on publishing blog posts, and it’s had an incredible impact on my life. When I sit down to write one post each week, I’m excited about what I have to share. I enjoy the writing process. I don’t feel like I “have to” write, so I’ve spent a lot more time doing summer activities that I’ve wanted to do. For instance, I was traveling three of the four weekends in June (Jersey/Toronto/Jersey). I’ve also spent time lounging in Central Park, grabbing drinks with friends, and wandering around the city. While the change has been a healthy one for me, I was initially nervous that my readership or social media engagement would drop off. I was afraid I wouldn’t be offered the same partnership opportunities by brands. Well, it turns out that creating content truly is about quality over quantity. I have three exciting pieces of news to share today.
Yesterday, I was included in Bloglovin’s 10 Up & Coming Fitness Blogs You Should Be Following. How awesome is that?! It’s exciting to see how this blog, which started as a hobby, has evolved over the last two years. I’m honored to be feature alongside some of my favorite health and wellness influencers. You can follow me on Bloglovin here. Now, on to some exciting fall race news.
I already leaked the news on Instagram, so some of you may know that I’ll be running the Reach the Beach Relay as part of Team New Balance on September 18-19 in New Hampshire. The 200-mile, overnight relay is part of the Ragnar series and will be split among 12 runners (three distances each). I’m a bit nervous to take on my first Ragnar relay, but these kinds of nerves are exactly why I tackled my first half and full marathon. Time for another adventure. I’ll also get to tour some of New Balance’s facilities in Boston before the race.
On Friday, I was asked to join the Finish Line Women team at the Nike Women Half Marathon in San Francisco on October 18. I ran this race as my second half last year. It’s still the most challenging course I’ve run to date. Despite the level of difficulty, I fell in love with San Francisco that weekend–the people, the food, the scenery, the art. I can’t wait to head back with a group of the Finish Line Ambassadors to take on those hills again. This will also be my fourth Nike Women race. If you haven’t run one yet, you need to change that.
Remember when I was asking for suggestions for fall destination races? I’m so glad that I kept my calendar open, so that I could participate in these opportunities. As always, you can follow along with my day-to-day training on Instagram!