Monday, September 14, 2015

Taking a break

I am taking a break from blogging. I have not had the time or desire to write much lately (obviously). Life is busy, running/racing has been a struggle, and most of my focus is on getting our baby girl home from China.

I know from experience that once Lillian is home it will be challenging at first to train. My plan is to continue to run as I am able to maintain some fitness, and then hopefully pick up training again in early spring. I have a feeling that the "break" will be good for me mentally and physically. But for now, much is up in the air as we wait to see how Lillian adjusts and what needs to be done medically.

I will be chronicling her adoption from here out on our private family blog (the one we have used for all of our adoptions). If you are a friend and need/want the username and password for that let me know and I will send it. 


coach dion said...

Enjoy the break enjoy your family, and when you do write another story, we'll be here to read all about your adventures...

Anonymous said...

I will miss your posts, but I can understand you need to focus. All the best to you and your family and fingers crossed for lilian. You are a wonderful mother and a talented runner! Katerina

Mama of 5 said...

Hi Erin,
I'd love to follow along on the private blog.
Becky Wright

jw said...

Dear Erin

I would also love to follow your blog. I am interested in your adoption journey as I have the most wonderful 4 adopted nieces. (my sister adopted 4 sisters so they could stay together) You have been such as inspiration to me over the years in many ways.
XO Janice

Michelle said...

We all need breaks. And this little one is going to need all of you. We'll still be here! Congratulations on your new and next journey.

Unknown said...

Hi Erin,

your family blog inspired me to adopt an HIV positive child (who has now been home for over 3 years and is an absolute joy) and I have been following your journey with lots of interest for years. So happy to hear that you found space for another little angel. I'd love to be able to continue reading about your journey. It would be great if you could send me the password to your family's blog.
PS: my email address is

Carrie Setian said...

I would love to be able to read your family blog! I had been reading it for years before it went private, and before you even started running. I knew of it through my sister because she has two adopted boys from Ethiopia, and when you started running I was very excited because I am a runner as well. :) I love your writing, and reading about your family life. I wish all the best to you in whatever you choose to focus on in the next chapter of your life!
my email is if you choose to send me your blog password
P.S. I really want to be on your ragnar team someday! :)

Beth @ Miles and Trials said...

Erin, I have enjoyed following you blog the past few years. Wishing you all the best!