Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Chapter and a New Name

Today marks the first day of ironman training. It is starting out kind of anticlimactically by being a rest day with just some light yoga this evening. It was a good this it did since I slept a total of 8 hours for both Friday and Saturday night, so I have some sleep catch up to do. We saw the sun go down in Oregon and the sun come up in Wyoming.

I started off well by banking 11 hours of sleep last night but still feel a bit tired today.

While driving from Oregon to Colorado this weekend I was thinking about the name of this blog. I chose this name way back when I started this blog and didn’t really like it but it was the best I could come up with at the time. Also this blog has changed over time, at first it was mostly about me making my training plans for triathlons but now I talk about all things in my life. Like how I am passionate about conservation and the work I do:
I talk about my family (including my dogs): I like to talk about eating healthy and having a balanced healthy life, or at least I would like to talk about that stuff more often.

So I decided to change up the name of this blog to one that I like better and I think will better reflect what I talk about here. Don’t worry if you are here just here to read about triathlon, I will still be talking about all things triathlon and specifically ironman nonstop. So Tri-Girl Training Plan will be retired and replaced with Chasing My Joy. I will eventually change my URL to reflect the new name when I have time to figure out how to move all my content etc. Maybe over the holidays when I have some time off work.

So there it is, a new chapter of my life starts and the blog gets an new name, it’s a good day.

Why and how did you choose your blogs name?

P.S.- thanks to all who commented about the start of ironman training, I love and appreciate all the support, you guys are the best!


  1. I like the new name

  2. Excited for the start of your journey! And I love the new name!

  3. Love it! I just changed my name a few weeks ago and it was actually super easy, if you're going to do it through Go Daddy. Neon Blonde Runner did a detailed post about it and I followed her instructions :)

  4. Great new name! I chose my name because I have never been know for running fast. Thus, I am pedestrian at my running!

  5. I love the new name... totally threw me off in google reader, but I'm caught up and all fixed! :)

    I can't wait to follow your journey.. I hope our paths finally meet in person along the way!

  6. Love the new name!! Yay for starting IM training!

  7. How exciting to be training for an Ironman!! So inspired! Can't wait to follow your training BEth. And I love the new name. I thought pretty hard about my blog name (well, a full day anyway ha). I just wanted it to combine running and motherhood since that would be a big part of my blog.

  8. Oh, and came here to also say how much I loved reading about your half ironman with your husband! So wonderful!

  9. When I was a kid I'd read about the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, and the voyage home of Odysseus. I knew that for me, getting fit was going to be a very long road, with lots of detours, and I hoped, interesting adventures.