New to Blogging

Good Afternoon!

I am ready for the weekend to start! Even though I work all day tomorrow, I am pumped for Sunday and can’t wait to share what I will be up to!

As you know I am brand new to blogging. With this being said I am reading/learning as much as I can about starting a blog. I actually just discovered her blog, but so far I am loving, My Neon Running Shoes. (Anyone else read her blog?)

So yesterday there was a twitter chat about #blogsmarter. I was not able to join the chat but reading her post this morning was really helpful. I would totally check it out if you are just starting a blog as well! Some of the key points  that I found really profound were…

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The first key point was really interesting to me. I try not to post day to day of my life. I know a lot of blogs do this, and I don’t feel that is really my niche in the blogging world. I am more of a talking about running, running products, food, and pinterest! 🙂 I guess I am nervous at times to talk about things that could seem interesting to me but they might be boring to others. I also want to start talking about more educational things that I have learned from running and nutrition. I guess I am just going to take the plunge and stop being nervous!!

The second key point is something that I really strive for. I feel when I don’t get ‘X’ amount of likes/comments on a blog that it is a sign that my post was not relatable. But then I read about what I am dealing with online or other places; so I know what I am writing is relatable and inspiring I just have to get over the hump of thinking that likes and comments determine what someone likes.

The last key point is something that I have always struggled with. I know that I have plenty of grammer issues, and spelling errors. You should see the post before I hit publish! I am not a writer by trade so this is a brand new avenue for myself, but it is something that I truly enjoy. I love expressing myself through writing and I am slowly becoming better with the grammer!!


So let’s get to today!

Workout: Friday 

12 miles (long run) 1:51

So I kinda did this workout a little bit different than most. I ran 6 miles before breakfast and did 6  miles after breakfast.

The before breakfast: sluggish, and my legs were very heavy

The after breakfast: I allowed by breakfast to digest, and it was GREAT! My legs were loosen up and I was flying the 2nd haf.

I am not sure I would do this on a regular bases (splitting up the long run), but it was a nice change of pace! I also learned that I am a morning runner, but after I eat!!

Random photo of the day. I totally earned my shower after my dual morning workout!

Random photo of the day. I totally earned my shower after my dual morning workout!

Your Turn! 

Are you new to blogging? What would be your tips?!

Have you ever split your long run or a regular run?

Have a great Friday!  

7 thoughts on “New to Blogging

  1. Hi there! I just got started blogging about 6 weeks ago and I love it! I’d love for you to come and check out my blog, too! I am excited to start following you! I am fairly new to running. (I prefer other forms of exercise) I used to HATE it, but recently, I seem to have a newfound appreciation for it and am really starting to like it alot! I think it’s due to giving it more of a chance since reading all of these wonderful blogs (and now yours!) about running!!! 🙂

  2. I’d never thought about spliting a run up with breakfast before, but my coach has suggested several back-to-back runs to me before – where you run 10+ miles before bed and then 10+ miles when you first get up. They are supposed to be good for long distance race training as you are training your legs to be productive when they are tired but there’s less risk of injury by splitting the run into two.
    Love your t-shirt!

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