Today marks my blog’s one year anniversary. It was a year ago today that I wrote the post In the beginning to kick of what has become a year of trying new recipes in the kitchen and remaking some classics, running new distances and speeds, trying a few new races, meeting some new friends, and then blogging about it all to share with friends, family and strangers, all over the world. As much I as I love to eat and run, then write about it, I’m not going to lie, there were times when I thought about packing it all in. Keeping a blog requires commitment, and although you may have an awesome idea for a post that you think will take 30 minutes to write, two hours later and 11 pm on a school night (when you should already be sleeping), you’re putting the finishing touches on a post that required photos to be uploaded and edited, and information to be researched. This isn’t the case for all bloggers, but being the perfectionist that I am, I want things to look good!
This past year has brought many new and exciting things for me, my husband and I, and the blog in general. Here are a few highlights of the first year of I Eat Therefore I Run:
1. Becoming a Fitblogger contributor. As Fitblogger creator Rita Barry (a fellow Winnipegger via Edmonton) writes Fitblogger is a place meet other healthy living blogger, support each other and get incredible information from other fitness bloggers. Check out my contribution here.
|Rachel and I, pre-Kilt Run|
4. Making some absolutely amazing food, including Chicken Tarragon for Valentines Day, the deliciously savoury Three Cheese, Potato and caramelised onion pie, Queen of Sheba chocolate cake for my sister-in-law Erica’s birthday, and my own take on a Jamie Oliver Asian Chicken soup recipe, which although was posted back in March, still gets regular hits to this day.
|Can’t wait to make this soon!|
5. Writing about some most excellent dining experiences at The Jute Cafe in Dundee, The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant in Oban, and the Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore, (where we’re going again this Wednesday night!!!!).
|Finishing up a Jute Cafe mojito|
|Go Sarah go!|