Today marks one year since my very first blog post! One whole year!!! It all started with a trip to Las Vegas to run the Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Once I completed the race I knew I wanted to share the whole experience with my family and friends. Writing a blog was the perfect way to share that experience.
Shortly after running the Las Vegas Half Marathon my husband and I decided to try CrossFit. It totally kicked my butt! Actually it's a year later and I'm still getting my butt kicked. But that makes it fun and challenging. I started writing about my experiences and fortunately around the same time WODTalk magazine put out a request for contributers. I've been fortunate enough to have four articles featured on their website. My favorite one is called 'The Women of CrossFit.' I wrote this after being inspired by all the determined women in my gym, CrossFit Mt. Lebanon, and the men who supported them.
Another great opportunity that came my way this year was to become a blogger for the Huffington Post. I became a member of the Blog Team when I pitched my article, 'Your Thighs Are Huge'. Needless to say I think I almost fell out of my chair when this post was published. Seeing your words affect others in a positive way is such a moving experience. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Or course life and blogging are not full of just high points. There were some major lows this past year. My only living grandparent, my Grandma, passed away. Unfortunately she died while I was in Germany and it still saddens me that I never got to tell her about my travels to Europe.
This trip into blogging has taken me much further than I ever expected. I must admit that I admire people that blog daily, bi weekly or weekly, but I am simply not one of them. I never did figure out a schedule for this blog, but I did come up with a mantra that has never lead me astray when deciding what to write:
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.