I’ve spent the last few weeks attempting to write about the last two half marathons I’ve raced in (I use that term loosely) — and I just haven’t brought myself to do it.
I guess this is mostly because they were less than ideal races (personally – the races themselves were great and well-managed), but also because the idea of writing about running while I’m not enjoying it felt tiresome…feels tiresome.
However, I DO miss writing and sharing my (not so special) life, so I think making a comeback. Or at least I’m going to attempt to write more often. Probably NOT about running (despite the blog name) – although, I am hoping to make a comeback there too. Eventually.
So with that… a re-introduction and an update on my life…
You may have forgotten – my name is Michelle.
I’m tall and I’m socially awkward. I don’t like hugs. I’m married to a redhead (12+ years), and we have three kids. None are redheads.
I somehow now have an almost 9-year old, a 6-year old, and an almost 2-year old (how is that possible? Wasn’t I just pregnant?).
I recently went through a phase where I thought I would grow my bangs out. It was a mistake. The bangs are back.
By day, I am an instructional designer (click here if you have no idea what that means!). I’m technically a project lead/manager and last month I drove to Mississippi with my two bosses, so I’m clearly living the glamorous life.
Bonus, I learned how to spell Mississippi without having to do the rhyme (kidding. maybe).
My other job is, of course, mom — aka dance mom, soccer mom, helicopter mom, mommeeee mom, personal chef, and chauffer – among various other titles.
I often question my sanity, which is why I drink a lot of wine.
Nah, just kidding. It’s my favorite job. The hours are tough, but I love my little family. This year we’ve made a bigger effort to experience more with them and it’s given me an enhanced perspective. Plus, there’s less yelling. And more fist bumping.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching TV, working out, napping, avoiding cleaning until I can procrastinate no longer, eating, drinking wine, and drinking wine with friends. I’d like add running back to this list. We’ll see where this year (and racing hiatus) takes me.
So that’s me and where I’ve been for the last 6 or so months.
Let the comeback begin!