It’s been a great run

This is hard to write.

I have honestly lost my inspiration for this blog.  I don’t know why exactly.  Perhaps it is some added pressure at work, or maybe the fact I’ve written for almost a year and a half about running – I mean really, how much can one person write about running?!?

So during my run yesterday, I decided to take a break from my blog.  It wasn’t a hard decision.  The past few weeks I would start to write and have to rewrite the same opening sentence 3 times before I finally either just close my browser or push through to something semi interesting to me.

The hard part isn’t taking a break.  The hard part is that I have met so many interesting and caring bloggers on this site.  When I started this blog, I wasn’t on social media.  I didn’t want to be.  I don’t do Facebook and only started a Twitter account after I started this blog.  I only told people I personally knew that I was doing this project.  But then, somehow, people started finding me.  I went from a handful of people following and viewing my posts, to hundreds.  On top of that, there are about 10 bloggers that I honestly could feel like I (somewhat) know through out interactions on their blogs and mine.  It has been a great run.

All good things must come to an end.  I will probably pick this back up.  Maybe in a week or so when pressures at work calm down, and maybe not.  I honestly don’t know. I want to enjoy writing and I also don’t want to just disappear without notice and allow my blog to languish and me feel guilty about not keeping it up.

So one last thank you!  I would name some of my favorite bloggers here, but then I would feel badly if I missed someone.

Maybe MarthonerRunning To Her DreamsPandora Viltis, Running on Healthy, Get Going – Get Running

Okay, I just can’t keep going.  You all really do know who you are.  There are more people, but I don’t have time to write everyone’s names! You know who you are.  Some of you helped me through my marathon, some just found me recently.  Some have shown great concern for me in all my injuries and some really make me laugh and smile.

Please know I appreciate every like and comment I’ve gotten since January 2012 when I started this blog.  Also know I fully intend on coming back and continuing to write my journey.  I have doubts about ever qualifying for Boston as I get hurt after almost every race, but that is still my goal and every run I complete will put me closer.

Okay, enough already (I hear you say).

Have a great life.  Keep running.  Keep making me smile.

Tom

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45 thoughts on “It’s been a great run

  1. Oh man I was just thinking about you and how inspirational you are. I really enjoy reading about your journey and you have me guzzling ACV. But I totally understand how you feel. I have been blogging less because life goes on and as you said you can only write so much about running. You will be missed, thought about quite a bit, and I will cross my fingers that you are back. Happy running friend!

  2. Good luck! It’s good to take a break when needed, blogging it’s not an obligation (for most of us), it should be fun.
    Maybe you’ll be back in a week, maybe in a month, maybe in a year, maybe never. Don’t delete the blog. Hope to see you back.
    Hugs!!

  3. You will be missed. I completely understand. I feel that way sometimes as well. Keep on running and hopefully you will be back someday.

  4. I get this. I took a month off before coming back this week to blog. And I still don’t know how much blogging I am going to do. Sometimes we just need a break – and blogging can be stressful. Blogging should be fun. Remember that.
    Keep running and enjoying life!

    • I’ve missed your posts. I’m going to your page to see what you’ve written. I think between writing and reading, it just takes so much time and life is crazy at the moment. Yes, I’ll remember that and try to do what you said!

  5. I am teary…but I completely understand. I often struggle with the same issue, which is why I’ve dropped to around one post a week instead of 3-4. I’ve always admired your ability to share your daily stories, even through injury. You have such a simple and sincere writing style, and that is a big part of why you have resonated with so many. Your spirit is one of a kind! It’s a ton of work to keep up our running, find a way to write about it, AND follow the other runners that we come to know. I hope your break will be short, because I am selfish, but enjoy the freedom! And I think you know me well enough to know what I would say most of the time…will you hear me telling you to rest if you are hurting? 🙂

    • I have to admit, you have been a HUGE encouragement to me over the years!!! Thanks for the kind words. I so enjoy your posts and your fantastic humor!!!! And yes, even while running, I hear, “This is MaybeMarathoner… SLOW DOWN, You’ll get hurt”! 🙂

  6. Your blog was one of the first I found when I joined WordPress and you’ve been a huge help in getting me acclimated to the blogging world. You’re a great writer and I’ll miss your posts, but I hope you enjoy your “blog-cation!” A blog is a lot of work- taking a break sounds like a good idea. Hope your running continues to go well and that you make it to Boston soon!!

    • Thank you! I always enjoy seeing your comments and your dog wearing the medal. 🙂 I’ll still be reading your posts and thanks for sticking with me for so long!!!

  7. Wishing you the best of luck with your future running. I’ll miss your posts but understand your reasons. Keep reaching for Boston! 🙂

  8. I’ll miss your posts, but I totally get it. I’m glad you hadn’t been away because of blogging fatigue and not that you’d stopped running or injured yourself. I hope to still see you post from time to time when the mood strikes you. Or you’ll let us know about your big races and triumphs (because you will have big triumphs!)

    Be well and keep running 🙂

  9. I don’t comment often but I do love reading your posts. Like everyone said, writing should be fun so if you aren’t feeling taking an undefined amount of time off is just the thing to do. Hopefully (for us) you’ll find after a while that you miss it and can’t wait to come back!

  10. I hope you find your blogging mojo again, I’m sure we’ll all be here when you get back!! I don’t have inspiration for mine either sometimes, I’m hoping Juneathon will help. Good luck with your running, I’ve enjoyed reading about it.

  11. Tom, sad to see you go and hope you’re back soon. I’ve really enjoyed following your journey and sure hope you’ll be back to finish it for us soon. Rest up and keep up being awesome.
    Bernie

  12. That sounds like it was a tough decision, but the right one. There’s no sense in blogging just to blog. Your posts will suffer, you’ll see it as a chore, and your readers will pick up on it. So just like making a good training decision, it sounds like this is best for you. For right now! Hope you come back one day!

  13. I sure will miss you, but I completely understand. I have struggled with my blog for a while with trying to feel more organized with it. I have yet to get into a groove I am happy with. I do have to say though, I can’t imagine blogging without you being a part of it and I hope you will find your way back soon. Huge hugs to you and yours! ❤

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