Over the past decade, the blog has evolved as my life has changed. I wrote about training for and running my first marathon. I introduced the world to my “secret boyfriend” — who is now my husband. I wrote about our wedding and our honeymoon. I’ve documented my life with Crohn’s disease. I wrote about getting my dream job as the editor in chief at Dance Spirit magazine, and, a few years later, I shared my decision to leave that job. I wrote about my pregnancy. I introduced my daughter, Annie, and shared her birth story. I documented my postpartum days.
This blog has always been a place for me to reflect on my own experiences and to attempt to make sense of it all — and, most importantly, to connect with people who also love running and everything that comes with it. It’s like my childhood journals, in adult form, and far less private! (And less scandalous. In 1996, I wrote no fewer than a dozen entries about my first kiss in the woods behind my middle school. Scandalous!)
I’m really happy you’re here.
Erika Kemp talks about what her racing season has been like since this summer’s Olympic Track & Field Trials.