Apparently I was gone for the whole month of June. I’m not even sure what I did or where I went or why I didn’t write. I think, like many right now, I’m still trying to find some semblance of “normal” in the current situation. So, I’m going Deb and Coco for a little bit of socially distanced coffee.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that one of the reasons I’ve been out of touch is that I am constantly running or walking. I’m doing the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee and have decided I’d really like to get the 1000 mile pin, not just the 1000k buckle. So, I have to average a little over 8 miles a day. I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m nuts – I run every morning and then walk the neighborhood at least 2-3 times a day. (Only 142 miles until the buckle!)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I have no plans to run any in person races until at least December. (Depending on the situation, I may try to run Rehoboth, but that’s a definite maybe.) But FOMO got me and I ended up signing up for the MCM 10k, marathon, and 50k as virtual races. Why? Because they called it the trifecta and are giving finishers a coin. Clearly I have issues.
If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you I’ve been mentally wrapped up in the next school year. I have one going off to college and trying to keep up with all of the changes due to the pandemic, as well as helping him navigate the new online orientation feels like a nearly full time job. The other one starts high school in August and our county, like many, is still figuring shit out. And for added fun, one may be needed to be dropped off 9 hours away on the same day the other starts school. Should be a fun challenge.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m not sure what to do with this blog. I’ve been writing for just over 12 years and the blogging space has changed a lot. As I approach my 50th birthday, I’m not sure I’m interested in investing the energy to stay “modern” or “relevant”. But I also am not ready to shut things down. (Yes, I’m over here regretting leaving the free blogger version.)
And finally, if we were having coffee, I’d admit I’m still struggling with all the things this year has not been. So much was supposed to be celebrated – high school graduation, 8th grade promotion, our 25th wedding anniversary, my 50th birthday… While I am HUGELY thankful that Beer Geek is busier than ever with work, both of my jobs are busy (have you joined the ZOOMA Run Club?), everyone is currently healthy, and we can roll with the changes that we need to live safely, I’m still over here a little bit sad about what should have been.
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I do hope this is not our new normal. I really am not a fan. We are also trying to figure out moving our son into an apartment at school and all that. It’s a lot for sure. Yes that trifecta race sounds a little crazy but I am sure you will crush it. I also just started a new MRTT challenge you should join us! My neighbors also think I am nuts lately! Thanks for linking up for coffee
Hah! I debate quitting blogging all the time, but I’ve been glad to have it these past few months. I can’t imagine all the uncertainty you and your boys are going through. Going off to college in a normal year is enough to get a handle on, but this year no one knows what to expect or what will happen. Hang in there!
I have an ongoing debate with myself about whether to continue my blog or not. I’m down to just one entry a week and even then not consistently.
I’m definitely still struggling with this new “normal” and keep straining to see a light at the end of this very long tunnel.
That is a lot of running! I have no doubt you’ll earn that Trifecta coin.
You are tearing up those miles! Way to go!
Things are so hard. So. Hard. All the time. We finally just enrolled little man in “school-based distance learning” for 7th grade. He was too anxious about going back in person, but also wanted to stay affiliated with his school.. We will figure it out.
Can you switch back to a free version? I think that we go through seasons, and maybe it would be good to just keep the space to write when you want or need to?
hahaha, I’m gonna have to send that coffee photo to my friend! She’s a coffee fiend and we refer to the “cup” she uses for coffee as a bowl. (It’s massive.)
The blogging space definitely has changed a lot–I use mine as a documentation of my recipes/travels/adventures for myself too, so that helps me to want to keep it going, but I’m with you regarding being on the fence about not being all that interested in making all the changes needed to stay “modern/relevant.”
I’ve only been blogging for a few years and sometimes feel like I’m just spinning my wheels but I do really like all the virtual friends I have made so I’ll probably keep plugin along.
School is such a challenge this year. I feel so bad for all the students and their parents.
I actually moved my blog back to the free blogger version a few years ago because like you said the times had changed, and I also got worn out trying to keep up with things. I like having a space to write, but I didn’t feel the need to have all the bells and whistles any more for what amounts to a few posts per month these days. The backwards migration wasn’t actually all that bad.