I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging lately – actually, I’m not really sorry, if I can be completely honest. One thing this pregnancy weirdness has done has released me from the overwhelming need to do things. To perform. Because basically, I couldn’t do much of anything for so long, and now that I can, well, I’ve settled into a nice little routine of doing what is important to me, and putting off what isn’t until another day.
Not that this blog isn’t important to me. It has documented seven years of my life. It has brought me friends like you. But what isn’t as important to me right now is keeping up with the Blogging Joneses. Monitoring my hits. Worrying about marketing. Right now it just doesn’t seem as important as growing tiny toenails inside my belly. Hanging out with my husband. Going to bed early (I could get used to this).
Besides, I’ve been pretty busy. Last weekend, I volunteered at the Cowtown Marathon all weekend. I’ve been on their board for eight races now (am I getting old?), and I must tell you that I feel like I’m reuniting with family every year when we put on that crazy event for 26,000+ runners (gasp) and all their favorite loved ones. It is one giant spectacle and I love every part of it.
It’s also exhausting – it means working all weekend, waking up at the crack of dawn. Usually there’s manual labor involved (although the sweet folks gave me a sit down job all weekend – I felt so spoiled!). But at the end of the craziness, we have done something huge. We have given folks that once-in-a-lifetime experience. We’ve helped them achieve a life goal. I love everything about it.
This year, the highlight of the weekend was getting to be on TV – I was interviewed by our local news about the race, and it seems everybody I know saw it but me (that’s what happens when you’re fast asleep well before the 10:00 news). It was fun because I knew the reporter, and he very kindly cropped out my growing baby bump (which in the shirt I was wearing looked more like a beer belly gone wrong). As someone who prides herself on always being behind the camera for work, it was a way to step out of my comfort zone and have a little fun at the same time. Plus I was having another pregnancy-induced good hair day (thanks prenatal vitamins!).
So now you know what I’ve been doing when I haven’t been behind my computer. I promise I’m still here, and I’m not going anywhere.