Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Running Diva You Ask

So Day One of My Blog...
Jumping in with two feet.
I have no idea what I am doing so I hope you are o.k. following along as I learn.
It's kind of funny  thinking about it.  Do I really have anything interesting to say?  We will find out.

So my blog title is Running Diva -- its kind of a joke. I think I remember reading somewhere that a Diva means you are high maintenance.  I don't think I am that.  However, I am (or I am becoming) a strong, confident woman who is not afraid to speak her mind.  Five years ago I would never have used those words to describe myself.  I was a "go with the flow" kind of girl doing whatever everybody else wanted to do.  Well...if you know me ... I don't think you would describe me that way today (for the good and bad I suppose).  But alas that is a post for another day! 

Lately my daughter has even taken to calling me a Diva.  So I wonder, "What exactly is a Diva anyway?"  I was curious so I googled Diva (of course).  I was pleasantly surprised at what I think is an accurate statement of me.  I will have to say at first I thought Diva had some negative connotations to it.  To some it may but to me I will take it as a compliment. 

Here are some definitions of Diva that I found: a woman who is extremely talented....
...Being a diva is not in the clothes and the jewelery that one wears, nor does it pertain to race or color, it pertains to the God in you. The God in you produces the beauty in your outward appearance. ...

So find your inner -- Diva!  I am on the way to finding mine and it feels great (most of the time)!

Running Diva is or I hope it will be a blog about Running, Fitness, Health, Food and anything pertaining to life. 

Some days I might just post an interesting article I think is worth reading.  Others days I might need to vent on whats going on in my life.  I hate being personal and telling my deep dark secrets but hey we all have them and sometimes it just might help somebody else.  So, I'm laying it all out there.  You might get sick of me but as my profile suggests I am in a state of transition.  Now in the 40+ group, going through a divorce, dealing with child custody stuff and trying to better myself.  I go to school and work in my spare time!

So ... hopefuly you'll find something interesting to read along the way.  Oh and I run....I run to keep me sane and to get through the days.  It has become my saviour.  I'm no superhero and not breaking any speed barriers for sure.  I will run 2 half marathons this year and am contemplating running a marathon.  So I'll blog this year and you can see if I reach that milestone or not.  I wish I knew how it would end but I don't!
Come along for the ride!