I’ve been blogging way less than I used to. It’s just like I don’t have that much to say anymore. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been oversharing on the internet for over five years now and I feel like I’ve said it all.
But really, it’s not that.
I never really realized how much I blogged about running until I stopped running. Between being overly cautious (some may say paranoid) and getting some bad round ligament pain, running has been off the table during this pregnancy. I guess because I’m not a particularly fast runner by any stretch of the imagination, I never really thought of this as a running blog, but if you look back in the archives, running is an overarching theme throughout these past five years. And with it off the table for now, I’m kind of at a loss for what to write about.
Sure, I’ve always done my fair share of writing about random things that happen in my day-to-day life and that hasn’t changed. And I’m still interested in cooking healthy food and everything that goes along with that, but when you’re not a chef, it’s hard to fill up post after post showing some dish you made of someone else’s without it becoming a total snooze fest.
I’m trying to think of things I could write about:
1. How I wore maternity jeans today even though I still, at 24 weeks, don’t really need them and they were bunching up like crazy, especially in the back.
2. How we’re babysitting for a friend tomorrow night and I have no idea what to do with a baby/toddler. Yes, I realize I’m going to have one of my own but I feel like if I mess up with my own kid, no one will be the wiser!
3. How I still can’t feel the baby move, unless I press on the left side of my stomach. Then he kicks (or hits or head-butts or something). I have an anterior placenta (placenta in the front instead of the back – it’s a common thing) so it’s acting as padding for the kicks. It sucks. So I annoy the baby by pushing on his space every so often.
Okay, I just wrote three pregnancy things. Despite what it sounds like, I have no intention of turning this into a pregnancy blog. Life always ebbs and flows and right now, things like placentas are on my mind, while things like tempo runs are not. I assume that at some point next year, I’ll start thinking about running again, but who knows?