Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Minor face lift and a DOMAIN!

No, the face lift is not for me - it's the BLOG!  I have purchased my very own domain and attempted to spruce up the place just a little bit.  I want to do a complete face lift but just don't have the time right now. 

I am super excited that I purchased my very own domain name last week and have gone live with it as of this morning.  If you have my other address saved somewhere it should redirect and since I am still being hosted at Blogger I don't think you need to change your reader, I think. 

So, here it is, my new home: http://www.merunningfree.com/

I have also changed my Twitter handle to @merunningfree.   If you follow me at Twitter I am going to send a tweet out and will be asking for RT so as not to lose anyone! 

I decided to change the blog name to go along with the new theme of the blog.  When I started running in January I simply started as a means to facilitate weight loss.  It has really become so much more than that to me.  I have really grown to love running!  (in a million years never thought I would say that and actually mean it!)  Running has become something that helps me clear my mind, focus on me for the duration of my run and spur me to continue to make the right choices for my health.  I feel so accomplished after every run - regardless of the distance or time that I have run.  It feels good and it makes me feel strong. 

I have really enjoyed participating in races also.  The races have really kept me focused on training and keeping the momentum.  And if I am being completely honest - I like the challenge to myself to go farther and faster. 

Please stick around and keep me company as I continue to run and train.  I have officially thrown my hat in the ring for the Twin Cities 10 Mile race on October 2nd - we will find out next Friday July 22nd if we got in - fingers crossed.  If I am not lucky enough this time around I will be doing the Women Run the Cities 10 Mile on Sept 25th instead.  I have also decided that I am going to attempt to run my first half marathon at the Monster Dash Half at the end of October.  I am pretty sure all of this means that I have completely lost my mind.  But I am loving every minute of it!

Thank you to all who have supported me through this journey!  I look forward to continuing to share with you - now at my very own little blog home!

Be happy and healthy friends!

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