6 Year Blogiversary

Oh friends. I did it again. Every year it seems that this sneaks up on me. As of Sunday, I have been blogging for SIX year! Every year I go back and read that first post. I want to edit it SO badly but I leave it alone on purpose just to show how far I have come.

If you have been reading for awhile, you know that originally this blog started as an accountability journal as I prepared for my very first half marathon. Back then I knew nothing about the blogging world, particularly because there just weren’t that many health and fitness blogs back then to go off of. Things have changed a lot in that department for sure!


As I think back on my blogging journey, I am reminded of all the wonderful opportunities I have had, the amazing people I have met, and friends I have made. (Yes I say that every year I think, but it’s so true!) Blogging has had a lot to do with how I have been shaped as a person over the past few years. I have learned about about the world, about myself, and about being true to myself.


I have changed names, changed headers, changed focus. There have been ebbs and flows, highs and lows, and lessons learned. Putting yourself out there on a daily basis can be tough at times, but it has also been very rewarding. Other than sharing my heart with whoever is willing to listen, my other goal has always been to encourage and inspire others. I hope over the years I have encouraged you all in one way or another, because that is truly what makes me happy. There are SO many more things that I want to do and accomplish, and I am sure my blog will continue to evolve and change as I do the same. It’s a scary but exciting prospect, and I hope you will stick with me and follow along!


As always, a huge thanks to my wonderful readers. You guys make it all worth it! You emails, comments, shares, questions, advice, and inspiration keep me going. I love the conversations we have had, and laughs we have shared (mostly at my expense!) Thank you for giving me grace, and remembering that I make mistakes and am always learning, too. God has blessed me with some amazing encouraging folks through this blog, and I am so grateful.


I hope to have the opportunity to meet more of you this year, laugh with you, learn with you, and grow with you. THANK YOU for making THLG a great place, and for hanging out with me over the years, you rock. Let’s keep going, I have so much left I want to do!


<3 Heather

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  1. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says

    Congrats on 6 years of blogging! That’s such an accomplishment and must be so cool to look back over the years and see just how far you have grown since you started!

  2. YAY for six years! Happy Blogiversary!! 😀

  3. Happy Blogiversary! I love reading along. Your fitness posts encourage me, and I love posts about EK because our daughters are so close in age ?.

  4. 6 years–INCREDIBLE!! Happy blog birthday!

  5. Happy six years! It was your post on the ’12 Princess half that inspired me to start my blog 🙂

  6. WOW 6 years? I’m coming up on one years, and even that seems incredible! Congratulations on such a successful blog- here is to the next 6 years. 🙂

  7. Kelly in Oregon says

    Congrats on your milestone! What a sweet family pic at the end 🙂

  8. Six years is a great accomplishment, and you have managed to keep a consistant blogging schedule all those years. Good for you! Blogging is Hard work. I’ve seen so many bloggers lose interest in their own blogs after the first year or so.

  9. Congrats! What a milestone and a great accomplishment! 🙂

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