Oh, hi

Oh hi, remember me? I used to blog here sometimes.

When I stop doing something for a while, it’s really hard to start again. Running and blogging are both good examples of this. When I haven’t been running, putting on my shoes and heading out the door or onto the treadmill feels like an insurmountable obstacle. When I haven’t blogged for a while, I feel like I have nothing to say anymore.

I don’t run much in the summer. I don’t like running in the heat, but I feel silly running on a treadmill when it’s nice outside, so I just end up not running. It doesn’t make any sense, but that’s what happens. Now that the weather is frosty, sidewalks are icy, and we’ve had about 15 cm of new snow overnight, I feel perfectly justified in heading down to my basement and running indoors. I’m back in the habit again.

I’m thinking of trying something new this year. I like the short hard runs better than the long slow slogs that I’ve had to push myself through when training for the 10K or the half marathon, and so I’m thinking of running the 5K for Ottawa Race Weekend in May, but setting an aggressive time goal to make it that much more fun (ha!).

I usually run to music, but my running playlist is feeling really tired so I could use some new tunes if you have any good ones to recommend. As always, I’ll caution that if you suggest Lady Gaga you haven’t been paying attention around here.

Like running, when I haven’t blogged for a while, it’s really hard to write here again. I’m not sure that I have the words or the energy to keep this blog updated very often anymore, but maybe I can get into this habit again.

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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10 Responses to Oh, hi

  1. Cathy says:

    No. No, I don’t remember you at all.

  2. Lynn says:

    Always best to just jump back in. So glad to have you back!

  3. Chantal says:

    we’ll be here, even if it is just once in a while.

  4. James Wagner says:

    Awesome, fun running mix. Without a good running mix, I’d never make it off of the porch in the summer.
    Some suggested additions:
    Sunday Girl by Blondie – discovered through Jian Ghomeshi’s New Wave on CBC (http://tinyurl.com/nuvawnv). Light and upbeat
    Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric – also discovered through Jian Ghomeshi’s New Wave. Simple, edgy and gritty.
    Time Bomb by Rancid – Something to add to your other Rancid choice in your mix. A good way to get moving again when the road starts to win!

  5. colin billowes says:

    If you think exercise is hard to do at your age, wait until you are 78

    Love

    Dad

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