When I first started this blog it was meant to be about triathlons and recipes- mainly because at the time my boyfriend (now fiancee) was into triathlons and I had a stack of cookbooks that were gathering dust and that he was teasing me about. I started in good faith dutifully cooking and writing but then somehow life got in the way. Suddenly the blog was an outlet for unfamiliar feelings- first grief then happiness and finally coming to terms with both.
I’m really thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to share the last 14 months with all of you. Cathartic isn’t the word- but I’m not sure what the right word is. It’s been helpful. The only downside is that I feel like I veered from the blog’s true purpose- running, cooking, and eating and I feel bad for anyone who subscribed based on those three things. I’d like to think that my New Years resolution will be to make the blog only about cooking and running but I know that’s not going to be completely true. The next 12 months will be full of ups, and possibly a few downs as well (but hopefully not) as I become Mrs. Cook-Runner (yes, I’m thinking of hyphenating). Unfortunately, because I don’t know what the future holds I can’t promise what the blog will hold- or what I will write about in it. I can promise to try to get the blog back to its “roots.”
So here’s my early New Year’s Resolution– I will go back to the blog’s basics. I will restart the regular Sunday recipe dinners in the new year and maybe we’ll even get The Runner to write about his experience doing triathlons or even some fancy new triathlon toy that he tests out- after all, the blog is about our life together so he should probably get a feature here and there.
I’m hoping to publish a cookbook in August- not promising anything but planning a VERY exclusive, limited release booklet to a select handful of family and friends… Anyway…. For those of you who are following the blog for recipes and triathlon tips, I’ll try to do better on that front. For those of you who want to know what’s going on with a cook and her fiancée who appropriately enough live on Dine Street, stay tuned, there will be more of that as well!