Over a year ago, after reading several running/health blogs, I decided to join the blogging community and start my own blog. I enjoy writing and using a blog as a tool to track, document, and remember my running and fitness goals and progress. As an added bonus, if I got to read and share my thoughts with other runners and bloggers, that is nice too.
For lent this year, I decided to give up blogging and facebook. This was really tough because sometimes when you are home all day with a toddler and aren’t able to engage in many adult conversations, it is nice to escape to facebook or to blogs to read/comment and feel like you connect with friends and other like-minded folks. While I enjoyed my blog hiatus, after lent I plunged into another social networking tool: twitter. Twitter is so much fun! I think I may like it more than facebook 🙂
Now, I do love twitter, facebook, blogs, etc. I love that I can read about others experiences. While it definitely is a time suckage (not sure if that is a word but I’ll go with it), it is great because in a culture where so many want to party or live unhealthy lives, I know there are other people out there who have the same crazy habits I do. People who love an early morning run and get excited about the purchase of their next running gear and look forward to planning their upcoming race season! Yes, I am a running nerd!!!
But lately, with all the time required to be on the screen or on my phone for social networking along with a toddler, husband, part-time job at a university, and a full time job as a mom, I wonder, how do you all fit it all in (and get sleep!) I feel like I barely have to read or comment on a few blogs a day and can maybe post two to three times a week. I would love to read, comment, post, and connect more but sometimes between all my other responsibilities, I begin to wonder how to fit it all in?!?
I think it is about balancing your priorities and good time management skills! Something which I think I could definitely work on as I do waste time. I want to continue to blog and connect with others but finding the time to fit it all in can be tough!
Until I figure this mystery out, I will leave you with a picture of the day. My little miss who now insists on changing diapers for her stuffed animals. Toddlers make me smile!!