Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Finding Your Identities

Pure Running Joy. St. Louis Marathon, 2012.

Hi, I'm Angela and welcome to my first post!

It's been about a year since I started seriously running and calling myself a "runner." I finally caved and decided to start a blog chronicling my running adventures and relieving my non-runner friends from the duty of listening to my rambles (you're welcome!)

Running is a passion I strongly identify with and see myself doing for many years to come. In middle and high school, I participated in various extracurricular activities. Singing in a choir? Playing tennis? Practicing cello? Check. Unfortunately, none of these stuck with me long-term. I loved dancing,  hence "slippers" in my domain name.  However, aside for the occasional move I shamelessly bust out in my car or room, dance doesn't play much into my life anymore. Now you can see me lacing up my sneakers and heading out for a run on local trails to enjoy the weather, on the track for a speed workout, or on the road racing for a personal record.

So who am I? I'm a runner, but I'm also a college student, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a baker, a reader, an adventure seeker, an arts enthusiast, and much more. Running is not my entire life, but this is where I will share the bits and pieces of my life as a runner.

What are some things YOU identify with? What are your passions and how do they fit into your daily lives?