For those that have been following this little blog of mine for a while now, I’m sure it’s not escaped your notice that my posts have been sporadic, at best! It’s been frustrating for me because I really have missed blogging and the wonderful community that comes along with it, but I just haven’t been able to find my rhythm, if you know what I mean?! I began this blog as more of a food and fitness based blog and when I changed it to more of a general lifestyle blog I kinda lost my way with it. I had the distinct feeling that it was lacking purpose and rather than fix it I got a bit overwhelmed and sort of just, gave up. I kinda felt like my life wasn’t as pretty as it needed to be to inspire daily stylised posts! Silly I know but I’m fairly sure all lifestyle bloggers have felt that same pressure every now and again, especially whilst living on a budget! I also know that it happens to the best of us and sometimes for a reason so I’m not gonna be too hard on myself. I kept this blog going way longer than I ever imagined I would! (I’m a great starter and less of a great finisher!)
So anyway the point of this here post is firstly to say a HUGE thank you to those that have been loyally reading along despite my tendency to be a terrible blogger! And to all of the lovely readers that have shown so much support, right from day dot! You really are ALL awesome individuals and I’ve loved having you here!
Secondly, whilst I am taking a little break from Oat Couture, I’m not totally disappearing from the blogosphere! (Don’t get too excited, now! Ha!)
Myself and a couple of friends have started a blog, and a mission, focused on becoming triathletes! The end goal is to complete an Ironman. Although this is a longgggg way away we will be documenting our whole journey, right from now, today in fact! Starting with training for our very first ‘sprint’ tri (right now the idea of swimming 750 meters non-stop hardly seems like a sprint to me, even though I’m assured it is!?). I’m sure there will be tears along the way and lot’s of laughs as I learn to swim like a pro… or at least less like a frightened sea lion!! Ha! Seriously though a triathlon is pretty much as far out of my comfort zone as it gets, which is kinda why I feel like I need to do it!
Introducing The Iron Maidens…
There will be a bit of everything but with a heavy focus on training and nutrition. I hope that it will be super motivational and appealing to people of all fitness levels, like I mentioned above, I’m a complete beginner swimmer. Annina one of my fellow maidens, is also terrified of the bike so it’s not like we’re going into this super confident and ready, it really will be the good, the bad and the downright ugly of triathlon training. Saying this, I can’t promise that I won’t sneak the occasional outfit post in as well, you know, when I’m feeling extra fancy!
I would love if you guys would head on over and say hi, give us a follow and keep in touch! We’re on bloglovin’ now (I think – let me know if you can’t find us!) and facebook so don’t be a stranger! I know that with this added focus and direction I will be back to blogging up a storm in no time at all!
If you read all this to the very end then WELL DONE! You now deserve (and probably need) a glass of wine! (What? It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere!) Seriously though thank you once again and I hope to see you on the other side!!