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)?