Blogging for LUNA
In 2012, I was chosen to blog for LUNA Bar. I was honored and trilled to be chosen to do it and it was a fantastic experience. (I have to thank the local Seattle Team LUNA Chix triathlon team for recommending me.) I published a blog every week from April through the end of October. The topics ranged from race reports and training tips to personal stories.
Because of the frequency of my writing assignment, occasionally some of my blogs were easy to write (especially before or after an event) and occasionally finding an appropriate topic and the energy to write was more difficult. I really wanted each and every blog to be good. Really good. And funny! What’s giving advice worth if you can’t make a few people laugh in the process. All-in-all I’d say that even though having to write weekly was challenging, it really improved my confidence as a writer.
Believe it or not, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Somehow my thoughts just seem to come out better in the written form than when I’m speaking. I’m one of those people that needs time to formulate their thoughts properly — but also, the written word allows you to say in your “safe bubble”. There is no facial expression or judgement you get in response from a computer screen. You’re just allowed to let your ideas flow.
Here are some of my favorite blogs from the Team Luna Chix website (although the links are no longer active):
I’m an Athena Triathlete
My first blog for the season.
My race report from ChelanMan 2012.
173. Yep, I said that.
No matter our shape, weight, speed or size… we all get there one step at a time.
Keep Moving Forward
My last blog of the season and a few revelations.