A New Direction!

Have you entered my Giveaway this week? I also have more, very exciting giveaways happening very, very soon! Trust me, even the BF wants to enter and win it for himself - it's THAT awesome!

I have really struggled with finding my place this year. I think maybe you have noticed it too. My race times gotten slower, training and blogging became more erratic. My depression and anxiety became intolerable. I have had too many days spent laying in bed since July, crying because my depression was so out of control. I really felt so many things were (and still are) out of my control. Change is very hard for me and I spent / wasted a lot of time this year digging in my heels saying "But this is what worked! This is how it was before!" My weight started creeping back up to the point where it was embarrassing and uncomfortable. I really struggled with going to Alaska for a month and moving away from my beloved Boise to small town Idaho - where the nearby outdoor availability for recreation is very limited and unsafe. Everything has just been a negative downward spiral and I've struggled with the direction I was going. I'm not RunningInBoise anymore, really. And it's all just been so hard for me. So very hard.

But very recently, like, in the last week, things have changed. It was sort of a Christmas Miracle. I have a direction. There are so many things that I want to do - like train for a 100 miler to get my buckle - but I have a new direction. An Ultra isn't THE goal here. I don't know if a 100 miler will happen this year. I want to do one. Maybe another 50K but right now, there is another goal and direction I have to work towards. If an Ultra happens, it happens. But what I am working towards is very big deal, and very scary, and I will be out of my comfort zone every day for 6 months!

...starting next week...

I can't say much more until after next Saturday the 3rd when things become finalized. If you happen to see me at the New Years Day 5K race, and I look bloated and fat and happen to run (or even WALK) my slowest 5K ever - don't be alarmed. And no, I'm not preggy. This is just part of the goal process. Trust me. All is good.

The BF and I have talked and talked and searched and researched and he is more then on board with it. He is part of my new direction, too!

But where I am going and what I am doing, I want to tell you so bad! I want you along for the journey, too! Well, lemme tell you this-


There MAY be a sponsorship and big money coming my way. AND a possibility of media being involved. TV AND Print, but I can't say anymore until it's finalized NEXT WEEK!

There may be a blog reboot since I am not Running In Boise anymore, so please don't be alarmed if you see me pop up on Twitter and Instagram as something other the RunInBoise. I'm playing around with a few things but I'm not sure if I am really feeling them.

But big things are happening. When I say big, I really do mean big. It's a once in a lifetime thing. I only have one chance - and it starts next week!

Are you following me on Twitter and Instagram? Any guesses on what my new direction is?

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  1. Ooo, that all sounds wonderful!! I'm so excited for you and excited to hear what's next. :)

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  2. I'm excited for you because you sound excited for you! I will miss you at the NYD 5k; I ran my last race for the year on Saturday (Hot Chocolate) and I'm in Ragnar (FL Keys) training now; but I know you'll be great. Can't wait to find out what's coming up for you!

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