When I first started blogging (through a different platform) I wasn’t entirely sure what I was doing. I had just signed up to run the Paris Marathon through Team in Training, and figured it couldn’t hurt to have a place to talk about my training and other fitness/health issues, and potentially drum up some donations at the same time! Some time has passed since then, and I feel that although this little space I have carved out for myself has remained fundamentally similar to what it was at its inception, it has evolved slightly.
I have always had an interest in health and fitness, and I have always tried to live my life in a healthy, balanced way. I have had my struggles and difficulties, but I have also had my triumphs. Throughout my life (and often in spite of myself) I think the one constant has been the fact that I’m not perfect. Of course, this is a lesson that I find myself having to learn over and over again, whether it comes from not meeting all my training goals, or it manifests itself in some other way.
I think one of the most important aspects of what I would like to be able to share is the process of dealing with (and possibly overcoming) some of the obstacles that I encounter. As a person who has always had her fair share of body- and appearance-related anxieties, some of the things I enjoy most in life (running, yoga, eating well) can often become fraught and frightening. I hope that being able to open up and be honest about these issues here on my blog will help me to understand and deal with these anxieties in a more constructive way. I also secretly hope that being forthright about my struggles (which, I know, are minuscule compared to what others experience) will help someone else realize that they aren’t alone in what they may be going through.
I don’t expect that this blog will change anybody’s life or lead to any huge and important revelations for anyone (I know–way to dash hopes and dreams!), including me. However, I do hope that it can stand as an example of one person’s journey through a particular lifestyle, with all the ups and downs that come with it.