Saturday, October 16, 2010

(My Blog is) Four Years Old

Today is this A Case of the Runs' fourth blog-o-versary! (Can't you see from that picture that' I'm wearing 4 hats?) ;)

In March of 2006, I posted this entry in my old LiveJournal account after watching my sisters, Tea Time and Sister S complete their first marathon. I thought it was such a monumental feat and an affirmation that I really thought I could do anything that I strived to do.

A Case of the Runs was born on October 16, 2010 in Kerckhoff Hall at UCLA sometime in the afternoon, the day after I ran my second half-marathon in Long Beach, CA. I was hashing out my last quarter of undergraduate studies and wanted to remember my race experiences so that I could pinpoint the good and the bad in the future. My sisters were into scrapbooking, but I did/do not have the patience or creativity for that. The blog was the solution.

My site was hosted on my school's domain back then, but in April of 2007, I moved it over to Blogger. That was around the time I realized that I could remember the good and bad of my running gear, too, and thus, the continuing concept of this blog was born!

For a long time, I don't think anyone read this blog, as it was mostly for me. But I suddenly received solicitations for reviews... and then the comments started. I realized then that blogging is meant to be shared! It was scary, as I am normally a pretty private person, but I actually found myself enjoying it when random people spotted me in real life and recognized me from my blog!

It has been a pleasure to own a blog, to read other bloggers' blogs, and create an online presence to take full advantage of the technology that graces our modern world. It is great for me to have a written record of my progress, as well as little life details, that have transpired within the past four years, most notably:

- running my first marathon
- meeting my sweetie (here and here)
- changing jobs (here, here, and here) -- sad, I know! and that's not even all of it!
- earning my Master's degree

So Happy Four (and many more) to A Case of the Runs, and the same to Mr. B-B-B-B!!


Above: Can you believe he was only a few months old at the time this photo was taken (my 21st birthday)?

6 comments:

  1. wow four years! i'm glad to have discovered your blog!

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  2. I am new to this blog (love the name) but your blog isn't new, happy anniversary! My blog just turned 1. Look forward to reading more.

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  3. Happy Blog-iversary! I love the fact that your blog is about more than just running.

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  4. Wow! Four years blogging. Isn't it amazing how much blogging can become a part of you that you will spend that much time at it? I haven't even been going a year yet, but can see making it that far into the future too. Congrats on the 4 years! :)

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  5. happy blogaversary. 4 years is impressive

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