LiveRunLoveYoga Turns 1!

Hey Friends! Today is a special day.  LiveRunLoveYoga turns one!  My first post went up one year ago and the most unexpected journey began….

I started LiveRunLoveYoga at a time in my life when I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Sure, I had a job and a degree in Chemistry but it wasn’t what I loved. I didn’t know what do and I didn’t know where to start looking.  I knew I loved running and yoga; I talked about them all the time.  I was craving some creativity in my life and  LiveRunLoveYoga seemed like the perfect place to start.  My intention was to share my lessons and experiences in running and yoga and to connect with other people who loved a similar lifestyle.  Well, mission accomplished.

What I didn’t expect was how much I liked working hard to see my blog be successful.  I didn’t expect to see brands interact with me on Twitter and want to work with me on projects.  I didn’t expect to meet some amazing and incredible people who have turned into real life friends.  I didn’t expect this little hobby to become so important.  But in life sometimes the unexpected can be the most rewarding.

The other morning Michael and I were talking about Yoga Teacher Training, and that big question of where will life lead me.  In my dream world it would all fall into place right now but that is not reality.  Michael reminded me of all that I accomplished over the last year; he reminded me to think about how far I’ve come in addition to how far I have to go.

As I drove to work I thought about this blog and all that it has empowered me to do.  Writing about my experiences and sharing them with all of you and hearing your feedback has given me the confidence to chase down my dreams.  It’s helped me figure out who and what I want to be in life…

Most notably Michael and I trained together for the Chicago Marathon and faced down 26.2…

Mike and I at the Chicago Marathon Finish!

I decided to take on the challenge to become a certified personal trainer…

I ran the Boston Marathon and raised money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society…

Boston Marathon Finish!

I started the journey to become a certified yoga instructor

Yoga Teacher Training 2012

I had same amazing opportunities to work with brands like Fila, Gatorade, Vita Coco, Divine Blessings, GNC, Activewear USA and more

I made blogger turned real life friends…

Blogger Turned Real Life Friends!

I’ve shared countless runs, amazing yoga practices and poses, What I Ate Wednesday posts and so much more…

And I found a place where I can be authentically me, where I can write and share about what I love, where I can interact with others who feel the same way and for that I’m forever grateful. 

So, Happy Birthday LiveRunLoveYoga! You’ve been one of the best gifts in my life.  You have taught me so much and have helped me grow in ways I never imagined.  I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store for us!

To my readers, thank you so much for reading my words and sharing your thoughts.  I can only hope you’ve learned something from my experiences and writing.  I hope you’ll continue to visit LiveRunLoveYoga for many more blogiversaries…

How has your blog changed your life?  What have you learned from LiveRunLoveYoga?  What keeps you coming back for more?

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