What Do YOU Want?
|May 17, 2013||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
You may have noticed that Sweat Once a Day looks a little different this week.
This is less because I’ve been working for months on a big redesign or a “blog facelift” and more because Monday decided to break my blog.
Super rude. Especially since I already had enough on my plate this week without needing to rescue all of my babbling posts about sweat from the depths of the internet.
This dude and I had very similar feelings about this week.
But, I choose to believe that everything happens for a reason. And the reason that my blog broke down is because it was in desperate need of a little TLC. The old version was very pink and a little heavy on the triathlon considering my retirement from that sport (clearly I still need a new and improved header).
I wish I had more time in life to focus on things like which buttons are on my sidebar or how updated my race page is, but as it is, I can’t even post as much as I’d like to. Blogging is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I love that moment when you’re out on a run and you’re all “THIS. THIS THING. I want to know how my friends on internet feel about this!” Lately those moments have not been happening while I’m actually running, but they’re still happening. High fives all around for all of your reassuring comments that I’m not the only member of Team Bikram Hate! (And apologies to those of you on Team Bikram Love, SWEAR I’ll try it again this weekend to give it another chance). But as much as I love to chat with all of you about anything and everything running , blogging tends to take more than 30 seconds and sometimes it’s tough to fit it in during a day that is already jam-packed with training/working/socializing/eating/hydrating/dehydrating/planking/napping before repeating it all over again.
But Monday’s meltdown motivated me to finally carve out some time to make some big (and some not-so-big) changes on SOaD.
I’ve already started to update a few things:
And by “new” I really just mean I deleted all distances less than a half marathon. Given the relative effort and care that I put into shorter distance racing, it didn’t seem like they deserve a place on my PR list. I figure posting about my 5k PR is a little like posting about my PR in the kitchen (Which I actually think I nailed last night when I made a veggie burger in a PAN on the STOVE. And the smoke alarm did NOT go off! Big W, kids.)
An updated About Me section (I actually did this a few weeks ago since my old page contained a lot of talk about training for my first Ironman and my “undying love” for triathlon.)
I had this up before but it was a little hidden. Also, sometimes I suck a lot at checking my blog’s email account. But I pinky promise that I’m getting better! So feel free to email me, especially if it’s to set me up with your Olympian BFF.
Raise your hand if you also want to see this happen!
As I’ve started to update and overhaul my blog, I’ve thought a lot about what I enjoy in the blogs that I read. But I want to hear from you guys: what do YOU want to read? Or see? What do you love about running blogs that you follow? Reflections on daily runs? Reflections on daily beer? Training tips? Gear reviews? 50 miler race reports? (I’m up to mile 15!) Recipes? (Sneak preview of how that would go: “Order your takeout salad. Put in bag. Walk home.”) Stories about what happens in life outside of the Hokas? Future race plans? Running crushes? (Yes, plural.)
Ready, set, go!