Okay, not today. FRIDAY.
Life of bLyss turned 1 year old!
Happy blirthday, LOB. Happy one-year blogiversary.
And now, a blogiversary year in review.
The First Year of Life of bLyss
After noting that I used to want to be a baby cow when I grew up, I recapped my first Turkey Trot 5k. After my daddy beat prostate cancer, I was surprised with a PUPPY for my birthday, and videotaped her for the blog because I was that obsessed with her. Then, I had a little issue with a cocktail ring that landed me at the fire station and PRed in the Shamrock Half Marathon, after which I had a running breakthrough.
Jerry, my friend from college, got called up to start for the Dodgers this past yea and I was nice enough to blog about his first major league butt slap. I narrowly avoided a stress fracture in my shins and made a video I thought was cool at the time recapping my joy before running the Willamsburg Run for the Dream Half Marathon.
By the summertime, I made a video highlighting my excitement over my old college roomies visiting me in Virginia Beach, I made an awkward video about my Bender Ball ab crunch moves, and I showed off my mature taste in music with a throwback playlist. I also learned a lot from a breakup.
I created a strapless dress arm workout, had an awful first PDR run in marathon training in excessive heat, and passed on my tips for throwing a killer bachelorette party before serving as Maid of Honor in my friend Lisa-Marie’s wedding.
And remember the week JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WORKED OUT AT MY GYM? That month, I rehashed my running story, I became everyone’s least favorite person, I photo-bombed, I showed my love for Cely in a “Thirteen Things Thursday” post, and we completed our first 20 mile training run.
I was a little bit enthusiastic over winning Chris Brown tickets on the radio. And I explored the parallel between running with my dog and walking a drunk girlfriend to the bar. And right before I fully completed my marathon training, I ate it on the sidewalk. To celebrate that victory, I made a Life of bLyss T-shirt shop.
As I geared up for my first marathon, I had a few random posts here and there. And THEN, I finally ran the Marine Corps Marathon. Since then, I’ve been blogging about random things like music for playlists (with some fitness mixed in). Like dressing as a loofah for Halloween, for example.
It was pretty cool to come full circle and write a guest post for Peanut Butter Fingers, the first blog I ever read, as well. It’s been a pretty great year for the blog, and I owe a huge thank-you to my readers, companies like Love Grown Foods who partner with me, and my friends and family who have supported it.