|Everything is OK over here! (Snorkling off Molokini, Hawai'i - July 2012)|
Sitemeter sends me a report every week about how many visits there were to my blog. Apparently last week 142 peeps visited my blog and found a post that was about a month old.
So I have to wonder who those 142 people are...
Apparently one of my regular visitors is my dad, who mentioned to me last week that he hadn't seen anything new on the blog recently.
complained noted that the blog is one way that he keeps up with what is going on in my life (yes, I am a bad daughter and I don't call nearly often enough).
So... Dad reads to find out what's going on in my current life, but those other 141 people (or maybe they are even non-people autobot Internet search engine thingies...I'm not entirely sure how these things work) were primarily interested in things I wrote last year and beyond. Top posts were:
- A June 2011 review of the San Diego Rock and Roll Swag Bag (59 page views)
- A March 2011 post about getting ready to ride the Grand Fondo (58 page views
- A October 2011 post about Elsie's bday-party weekend in San Francisco when we ran in the Nike Women's Half Marathon (54 page views)
- A June 2009 rant about my various foot injuries (47 page views)
- A January 2009 photo-expo in which I describe how I further injured my hip by using a massage stick...I think the title "The Dangers of Self-Massage" gets some people to the site by mistake. (46 page views)
Clearly, I USED TO BE, far mor interesting than I am right now.
My goal at the beginning of this summer was to get back into blogging regularly. Clearly THAT hasn't happened, even though I regularly have LOTS of ideas for things to write about, not all of them having to do with running. Still, when push comes to shove, I don't write. Not sure why. I just don't. I have all these great ideas, (or at least in my mind they are great), about things I can write about that come to me at the most inopportune times (inopportune = when I am nowhere near a computer and can't write them down). These inopportune times include:
- when I'm running
- when I am riding,
- when I am working out with Kelly (the trainer at the gym),
- when I am arguing with my soon-to-be-17-year-old-daughter, DramaGirl, about... well, about any number of things.
- when I can't sleep
In any event, I have come to one conclusion. Well... a kinda, in-a-way, sorta, but not really a conclusion, just a sorta inevitability. In the coming months I either need to somewhat repurpose this blog, write more frequently about specific things, than this past year's general "here's what's been going on this week" type things (sorry Dad)
I have to let it go.
I'm going to aim for the more regular posts about random things that happen in my life. Some of these posts may be about riding, running, working out, but others may not be. I hope that's OK. (of course it's OK...my blog, my rules, right?)
But as for the rest of this post, I do have to upload what will probably be too many photos of what's been going on this past month. After all, I can't force Dad to go all-cold-turkey-on-the-whatsgoingoninmylife-blog-updates.
Late June - Turbo's 8th Grade Promotion
|My grownup baby boy...and Walter of course. They're lookalikes aren't they?|
|Went to a mascarade party with his buddies. Impressive to get 8th grade boys to dress up. They decided to wear vests. I don't know why, but stylish, no?|
|On the plane - All I saw was "complimentary Mai Tai!"|
|And we arrive...in time for lunch and more umbrella drinks|
|We saw mandals everywhere (Betty's sandal of choice BTW)|
|Our first morning there, we enjoyed the sunrise from the top of Haleakala (Volcano/Crater on Maui) - about 6am. We'd been up since 2am at this point. The sunrise was breathtaking.|
|It was also breathtakingly COLD at 10,000 feet. Even if you are in Hawai'i!|
|We rode our bikes down from the top of the Volcano. 28 miles, all downhill. Fun! Here we are doing bike tricks.|
|DramaGirl and I at Sunset|
|One (and only) morning run on the beach for Walter and me. Beach running was no fun for my injured baby toe|
|One very windy scenic lookout.|
|DramaGirl and Turbo - Checking out the fish|
|DramaGirl and Walter checking out the fish|
|On a boat, after snorkling. Walter did a good job of feeding the fish.|
|DramaGirl did not enjoy this adventure AT ALL|
|Toes in the sand at Sunset|
|Turbo on a Zipline (no hands!)|
|DramaGirl doing Crazy Legs|
|As I was doing this, I was thinking how awesome my life is, and how great it is to be fit and active and that I just climbed a ladder on a freeking 900 foot tree with no problem!|
|Too much fun (we were yelling at him to LET GO!!!!)|
|Last night - Sunset Dinner Cruise|
|While we were in Maui, we celebrated our 20th anniversary - 20 years later... I think he still likes me :-)|
|Last morning beach walk.|
|The family (before the Sunset Cruise)|
|40 miles ride with Betty and "Seven" to Oceanside and back|
|This weekend, 40 mile ride with Betty and Mik to Chula Vista and around South Bay (to get there, Betty took us on a lovely ride down Imperial Avenue and Euclid...parts of town I have not been to before)|
It's been a very, very, very, good month.
|Here's to 20 more (or more) just like it!|