First, you don’t want to miss out on this week’s baby post… it is written by Andrew and it is hilarious. I give my 32 week update and he shares 15 things not to do when your wife is pregnant. You can find it HERE!
PS we just got our family pics back from the amazing Lindsey Orton… I’m in love with them! I’ll share more soon!
7 years of blogging. That is a whole lot of posts and comments over the years:
This blog started with this post titled, ‘Awkward.’ I compared the first blog post to a first date and shared a story with you that had nothing to do with anything important in life… and my posts haven’t changed much since then. I instantly fell in love with blogging.
Over the years there have been some posts that have had more views than all of the others so I thought I would share a few of the top viewed posts (according to Google Analytics).. I’ll go in the order of them happening:
*Running and Periods. I posted this back in 2011 and I don’t think it was something that was really ever talked about that much back then online… amenorrhea. I shared my experience and so many other women shared about their experience. We all helped each other out I hope!
*5 ways to push yourself while running especially when you are tired. I posted this in 2012 and I still do all 5 things:)
*10 things I wish I knew as a new runner. Learn from my mistakes:)
*Weighing yourself… the scale. Talked about how I got on the scale after not weighing myself in a very long time (years ago I used to weigh myself daily and sometimes twice a day… obsessively) and things that had helped my body image!
*Today was another lie down on the sidewalk day. This post has my brother’s s’mores bar recipe in it so I think that is where the traffic came from:)
*Posts on how I was dealing with my divorce—> Would I do it all over again or skip over the hard part? 10 things getting me through my divorce. When it isn’t convenient. Running makes us better at life. Thank goodness for time.
*My half marathon PR (first time I broke 1:30.. and this was during a really hard part of life)!
*My Tucson Marathon Recap… the time I crashed and burned big time during a marathon after 6 months of really great training.
*On being a single mom. I wrote this post right before I met Andrew! I’m pretty open and vulnerable about the whole situation in this post.
*When I first introduced Andrew on the blog! I had never introduced anyone I was seeing on the blog until Andrew and I think that was probably a big sign to you guys that he was beyond special.
*Our proposal story! He proposed in the perfect way for me!
*Why the holidays can be really hard! They sure can be.
*When we shared our news that we are pregnant with another little one! Along with first trimester talk and how we found out we were pregnant and how we told our kids about the baby!
*My sister’s kitchen remodel… lots of people wanted to see this!
*15 pictures from our REALLY special day (when Andrew and I got sealed in the temple).
And I can’t wait to keep sharing more and more (I’ll continue to share probably too much information because I don’t know how to not do that) with you in the years ahead! I wanted to thank you today for being my friend (even if it is over the internet… it still counts). You have taught me a whole lot over these 7 years and I am so thankful for the connections we have been able to make together. Thank you for sharing your highs and lows with me and helping me in more ways than you’ll ever know (I get teary eyed thinking about some of the emails/comments I have received through some of the hardest times of my life). You guys mean the world to me and I love that we get to chat together each day.
Thank you for reading and to say thank you I’m buying someone (I wish I could buy all of you) some new running shoes (or if you want some running clothes instead we can chat about that if you win;)!
*Leave a comment telling me anything that you would like. Tell me about your family, your running, what you ate for breakfast, your favorite restaurant, what shoes you love or really anything that you want! A winner will be chosen using random.org on Monday (10/23)!
PS This week’s baby post is HERE!!