I needed that.

FIRST OF ALL, do you like my blog makeover or whattttt? I got so sick of pastels I decided to cut colour all together. Hah, I’m basically a dementor.

Anyway, my last blog post was on January 12, 2014. When I wrote that post, like I did with so many posts before it, I promised myself I would blog more often. And then one day, I thought, why? No one wants to read my forced  updates anymore than I want to write them. I decided to leave it. To wait it out and see if the blogging urge ever came back. Some days I felt like posting, but the thought of making sure I would be ready to continue posting after that was a bit nauseating, so I wouldn’t bother.

The truth is, I got a bit fed up with the blog world, and social media in general. Was I short on time? Definitely. But blogging is like exercise– you don’t find time, you make time, because it matters. If it no longer matters, then POOF, suddenly the time is gone. I got sick of reading about everyone’s fad diets, the perfect bodies on my newsfeed, the opportunities and sponsorships that everyone else seemed to be getting, and most importantly, I got sick of confusing the goals of other people for the goals of myself. I got lost in the struggle of trying to look fit vs. actually BEING fit. In this 4 month hiatus I have come to realize that performance based goals are the goals for me. So instead of trying to get lean for a photo shoot like last summer, this summer I want to get faster. That’s it. I want to run faster than I have run before. Plain and simple. Objectively measured goals that are a direct result of MY hard work. That’s what’s up. Dare I write down that I want to qualify for Boston? It will take a few years I am sure, but I am prepared for that. And I am going to blog my little heart out along the way!

So here we are, it finally happened, I miss blogging. I started to miss it every day, instead of once in a blue moon. So it was time for an overhaul and relaunch for chapter II of workitweariteatit.com!

So, thank you for your emails/comments/texts telling me that you missed my blog, it’s nice to know I’m not just amusing myself! And most of all, thank you for your patience during my 4 month hiatus. I needed that.

I’ll get into some life-updating later in the week, but for now, I will leave you with this Dan-Winslow selfie attempt.

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Oh and my niece at her first Blue Jays game (stop it right now).

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Talk soon, we have lots to catch up on!

Danielle

xo

Comments

  1. Loving the dementor look!

  2. I love the new look and I am glad you are back!!

  3. Danielle says:

    Really glad you’re back at it! Looking forward to more posts 🙂

  4. I can relate to every part of this. Glad you are back! It’s always helpful to ale some time to realize ones own goals and thoughts.

  5. yes yes and YES. Welcome back. LOVE the new look!!! 😀

  6. Yayyy welcome back girl! I did the same thing, and eventually I missed it too much as well. Totally agreed with you on the fad diets and crap. I’ve learned to just focus on myself! 🙂 You WILL qualify for Boston, I know it!!! <3

    • Danielle says:

      Thank you Britt! Happy to know I’m not alone in my thought processes! 🙂

  7. YAY happy you are back!!
    I think you and I have been in the same head space this year, because I just finished writing a post about giving up the gimmicks and focusing on training. And training for myself, not anyone else! (always easier said than done haha)

    • Danielle says:

      We can do it!!! It will be much more fun this way. Going to check out your post!

  8. YOU’RE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! WEE!
    I missed you so!

    PS- but who does that child think she is, sitting there with those cheeks and that hat? WHO?

  9. Love the new look Danielle! I saw that Christina and you had caught up on her page, and I was going to put a comment in there for her to encourage you to start blogging again – but then realised that you already are! Hooray 🙂

    Totally can see where you’re coming from re: getting irritated with the different fads and diets. I personally think that while the objective goals are good, don’t let them become your be all and end all – or else you won’t enjoy the ride (or run) in between now and achieving them.

    • Danielle says:

      Aw thank you Corinne! So happy to be back at it!

      You’re totally right– all about balance. Sometimes it’s easy to drift to one side when you start to focus on one thing! Working on that.

      Thanks again!!