Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Because Christy asked me to...

As you can no doubt see, I haven't done much blogging lately. I am truly the most awful blogger there ever was. But Christy hinted that she wishes I blogged more, so HI!

I did write a blog post for Mandy's anthology blog, Perspective. I told her late last year I thought I could write a post about being assaulted on the rail trail, in case she was doing a series on safety or thought it would fit in well. I had some trouble writing it--not just because of the subject matter, but because I wasn't sure how to frame it. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate being the center of attention, and I don't feel comfortable talking too much about myself (So why do I have a blog? That is a good question.). I didn't want to just come out with HEY guess what happened to me? I was attacked and it sucked!

But it IS an important message and one that I wanted out there. So Mandy came up with the idea to write it in conjunction with National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (April). PERFECT. That also gave me the idea for the central theme in the piece, which is awareness.

So it was a long time in coming, but I did finally write it. If you're coming to this post via Facebook, you've probably already seen this, but if not, please check out the story here. And do check out the blog as a whole--it's a really cool idea. Lots of stories on a variety of running-related topics written by runners in and around Bloomington, Indiana.

The response to that post has been incredible. I am truly humbled by the kind words of my friends and friends of friends who have shared the post on Facebook. It's been overwhelming.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I read your post, but I am commenting here. You are so brave for standing up to this criminal. Thank you so much for the reminder that it is so important to be aware.