As I become more and more invested in my dissertation project, I’ve also become more and more invested in my latest (greatest) obsession/hobby/lifestyle: Running!
It was only a little over a year ago that I ran my first 5K (a Spartan Sprint because go big or go home, right?) and I was hooked. Since then, I’ve graduated to longer and longer races. In 2015, I made a resolution to run one chip-timed race each month and so far I’m going strong!
So why start a new blog? Well, as I’ve trained and grown as a runner, I’ve been enjoying other peoples’ blogs immensely. I’ve also found that there are questions I’ve had which haven’t necessarily been answered in these blogs; such as: what is the best tiara to run in? Can a back-of-backer really run (x,y,z) race comfortably? What kind of gear should I use? What should I wear to run x miles when it’s y degrees outside and (overcast/sunny/raining)?
These questions, and more, are things I hope to explore! I’ll still be blogging on the DaniProse side of things, but I also wanted to write about running in a forum connected to it. For me, running has been a necessary side-task for dissertation work. Without it, I don’t think I would have studied as effectively for my comprehensive exams or gotten as far as I have in the diss process. It’s innately tied up in my academics; but also something that is slightly removed. It’s my cross-training; my physical exertion to match the mental.
So, here I am. I run. And I want to share that love with the internet. I’m so excited to hit the road.