With all of the brainstorming and thinking that I have been doing over the past year about how I can keep up my writing while I am still up to my eyeballs is baby-ness, I’m surprised I didn’t think of this sooner. But a month or so ago I came up with the idea to try a running/health/fitness/mom blog and see how it goes. I am a little apprehensive about it because I have tried to launch a more “creative” writing blog before and it wasn’t as successful as I’d hoped. At least not yet. It turns out that I am not a very good editor, and also that two kids sapped the creative energy I needed to write more creative things. So I’m taking a different tack this time. And can I really go wrong when combining three of my favorite things? If chocolate, peanut butter and ice cream are a good combination, then certainly motherhood, writing, and running will be at least as good.
Here it is. The Mother Runner. (http://www.themotherrunner.com/) What can I say about it? It’s my place to write about trying to maintain a healthy, active, happy family. I hope it is interesting to others. I hope it is inspirational to others. I hope to attract some sort of following. So far I have a few easy recipes, some parenting stuff, some scientific studies, and lots of things about running. And so far I really enjoy it. It is still a work in progress. There’s design work to be done (my designer, oddly, seems to be overbooked these days), I still need to figure out how to include more visual elements, and there are lots of other things that will evolve as I get into a groove.
Let me know what you think of it and if you have any suggestions. I am especially interested in ideas regarding visuals — pictures, charts, videos, etc. Anything, really. I’d love for this to be a successful endeavor. Thanks ever so much.