One year ago today I started my blog as a way to document my journey of beginning runner turned marathoner.
And now today, I sit and reminisce about the journey I have been on over the last year. Not just the running journey but my life as a whole.
Naturally, to celebrate I opted to create a “birthday” smoothie fit for any occasion.
I like to call it the German Chocolate Birthday Cake Monster.
My German Chocolate Birthday Cake Monster is as follows:
- 2/3 cup of Almond Milk
- 1/3 cup of Coconut Milk
- 1 banana
- 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 2 tablespoons crushed pecans
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut flakes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp chocolate extract
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon raw cocoa nibs
- 1 tsp Agave
Yeah it’s a little overloaded on the chocolate but seriously what’s a girl to do? I just ran a marathon and have been blogging for a year – that’s call for some serious CELEBRATING!
It’s kind of funny to look back at my blog a year ago. I had no idea what I was doing other than the fact I was “supposed to take pictures” and “log my workouts’”. I laugh because not a lot has changed. But my blog has become my outlet for connecting with like minded individuals, a center for inspiration and motivation, and a collaboration of enthusiasm & encouragement.
I found my first comment from Aneta way back on November 25th where our version of Fruity Fridays started shortly after.
Here is where I realized I had the marathoner in me all along. And a huge thank you to the ladies who guided me at such a young age.
In this post I dubbed my ‘10 for 2010’ aka my goalutions for the new year. It’s fun to look them over and see what I have accomplished this year.
What about this special guest post from my “twin” brother on how I inspired him with my running?
Oh, and this epiphany about how running is a team sport of one – ME vs ME.
Now these probably are not the best of the best of posts from the last year, but they are the little bits and pieces that have made up my life and Destination 26.2 over the last year.
These little pieces as a whole have captured an amazing story. They have given confidence to a girl who knew nothing but the fact that she had a big goal ahead of her. She barely owned a camera and had no idea what blogging would do for her. But she did it. She put her story out there for all the world to read.
If only she were to inspire one person to push themselves or to achieve a goal that seemed unachievable she would feel like her story was worthwhile.
But after reading through different posts here and there, I see a whole different woman standing before me. I see a person who is fearless and is ready to take steps into the unknown future. A woman who is proud of who she is and where she has come from. A woman who is not so scared to live in her own skin and is ready to love her body for what it can do not for what it looks like.
Destination 26.2 has been an experience of running but more so a journey of finding myself. If you know me in real life you would have laughed at my goal to run a marathon a year ago. But now as you read my story, you read it as though there was never a doubt in your mind.
I am happy to close this chapter of my marathon story at Destination 26.2. I am even more joyed to start a new – BEYOND Destination 26.2.
You may notice a few changes over here in the next week or so. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere and I doubt my blogging style will change too much.
I have different goals and aspirations for the year to come. So documented here will be my life – running and all. I hope you will stick around to see beyond Destination 26.2 as I have appreciated your friendship and following along this journey.
And to that I say Happy Birthday Destination 26.2! You will never know how much having this special for me to share all has changed my life.