How Not To Be a Blogger

Hi! Remember me? You probably don’t because it’s been eons since I’ve posted here, so let me reintroduce myself.

My name is Molly and I’m a bad blogger. I used to run and write blog posts about 3 times per week.  I thought I was kind of funny and that my blog posts were semi-interesting. I carved time out of my busy days of work and family to type out posts on barely-functional-but-lovable iPad.

Seriously–blogging from a buggy iPad. That, my friends, is dedication to the craft

But then, a couple of weeks ago, I got hurt. My ankle started bugging me right around the time my longstanding hip flexor problem had finally abated. And then I caught the flu, which was a relatively unpleasant experience. I stopped running. My flu resolved, so I decided to try running again, but I still felt that pain in my ankle. And then I became discouraged and worried about my running future. Specifically, my ability to run the Eugene Marathon in May.

And then I started to feel really, really sorry for myself.

Photo Jan 05, 12 35 58 PM

Self-pity is never pretty.

I knew that–if I blogged–it would be negative and Debbie Downer-ish and that I would probably just post “Woe is me I can’t run” over and over, forever and ever, amen. So I stopped posting.

I shouldn’t have done that.

Part of having a blog, and being a blogger, is sharing.  Life as a runner, wife, mom, person isn’t all sunshine and lollipops. There are a lot of ups, but there are a lot of downs, too. I shouldn’t report just the fun stuff. I don’t want to be fake. If I did, I would just go apply for a show on Bravo.


So I’m back with a huge mea culpa. Onward!

29 thoughts on “How Not To Be a Blogger

  1. Oh thank goodness here you are! I’m sorry that you’ve been hurt, but I totally understand. I’ve been through this. We are here to listen though! Even if you feel the need to vent your frustrations, this can be a great place to do it. I’m glad you’re back!

  2. Tricia Johnson says:

    HEY!!! so happy to see you’re back to blogging! Gotta get ready for your big giveaway!! 😉

    Have you had your ankle looked at yet? I know you were getting ready to go back to physical therapy when we went for the taste testing, but I wasn’t sure if you’d been back yet. Trust me, I know how the pity party goes though so I get it. I’ve thrown quite a few lately, but things always turn around. 🙂

  3. I’ve dropped off the consistent blogging wagon also, but glad to see you are still alive! I’m sorry you’re hurt though, I’m putting out some positive energy so you can still run the Eugene Marathon in May!

  4. Welcome back & hope you heal quickly! I hurt my hamstring back in July and it was so frustrating, and I feel your pain. Keep blogging, it’ll be great perspective months and years down the line. Plus, you never know who you might reach with your words 🙂

  5. Martha B says:

    I’m so glad you’re back, and I hope you are feeling better.
    I have done both in the past – blogged through an injury, and just went silent through an injury. Although I now cringe through my injury whiney posts, I’m glad I wrote them because it kept me connected to the running universe it seemed. Even if I wasn’t doing my own awesome things, I could live vicariously through everyone else. Plus everyone was really helpful and sweet.
    We don’t care if you whine. We’re here for you 🙂 Welcome back!

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