Greetings gentle readers. Hold onto your hats, batten down your hatches, secure your tray tables in their full upright and locked positions because a MAJOR announcement is on the way from the liability-limited corporation that is marathonsam.com:
After a two-month hiatus, during which occurred: extensive soul-searching,
a smattering of mediation,
a brush with injury,
a brush with disaster,
the approval of my coach,
the go-ahead from my social media director,
and a signal from my own personal higher power
I am ready to resume blogging!
I know that one little blogger failing at retirement is hardly earth shattering news, but roll away the rock, brave souls: this little Lazarus of a blog is BACK IN ACTION!
hundreds, dozens comically small, though devastatingly attractive, collection of astute and gentle readers may recall that back in October, I got my running tights in a bunch and made a prima-donna proclamation to announce my retirement from blogging.
Now it is (the end of) December, 2014. The year of the horse is drawing to a close. I am spending some time reflecting on what I have accomplished so far and what I hope to complete in the coming lunar cycle.
My self-imposed isolation from my identity as an internet-savvy blogger, race-runner, occasional kitchen-magician, and full-time Seattle-enthusiast was necessary. I needed to focus on my research, recover from a stress fracture in my foot, and just generally try to get a grip on what is important in my life.
However, during my brief absence, I came to a vital realization: I am an
Wait…no that wasn’t it. I realized that I am an incorrigible communicator! I love having this blog because it is FUN for me to tell everybody out in the internet about things that are going on in my life, cool science, patriotism, and my overflowing abundance of opinions. I hope that my random ramblings are as fun for you to read as they are for me to write about.
In the end, and for the foreseeable future. the entity known as marathonsam.com endeavors to be a safe and weird little space on the internet for pictures of animals, scenic vistas, stories about exercise, and whatever else comes across this particular Ph.D. candidate’s busy little brain.
To all of my gentle readers who I may have alienated for my abrupt and temporary retirement: I’m sorry, I hope you can forgive me. To any new gentle readers stumbling across this banal little blog: welcome! Be sure to wear your seatbelt, because things will only get stranger from here on out. I definitely owe everybody an update about what’s been going on lately, as well as some new exciting additions to my regularly scheduled programming. For now I’ll simply sign off this with heartfelt good-wishes and happy holidays from my weird and wonderful little family to yours!