Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I guess this is goodbye.

Over a month ago a friend of mine suffered (and is still suffering) a terrible tragedy.  I talked about it on the blog before.  Although I haven't mentioned it much since, it has really affected me.  It's affected so many little things that I can't even name them.  I think the best way to explain it is by sharing this quote:

"This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do. Instead, find joy in the journey—now."

This quote is from the Prophet of my Church, President Thomas S. Monson.  I actually came across this talk when I was searching for peace just after the loss of Val, Kathy and Quincy.  While this tragedy is not my own, it has helped me to more fully distinguish those things that are important, and those things that aren't.

I've realized that this blog takes time away from what is most important to me in this world- my children.


Don't get me wrong- I have loved it.  It has been a great blessing to me to form friendships with people that share my passion.  I've loved connecting with so many people, and I feel truly blessed for the relationships that have formed here.

But it is time to say goodbye.

I've thought about just not updating, but I hate it when a blogger just disappears without a proper farewell.  So, here it is- the final post of Run My Guts Out.

Crazy.

Thanks for supporting me in my successes, and most of all my failures.  Thanks for inspiring me.  Thanks for making me laugh.  Thanks for being a friend!

Much Love,
Amylee

22 comments:

Amy N. said...

I'll miss you desperately! But I totally understand. We can still be friends right?

sNick said...

Man, I'm glad I at least have your phone number!

A bold and admirable decision - sounds exactly like you.

Teamarcia said...

So sorry to see you go. But I totally get it. All the best to you and your beautiful family.

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

I support your decision 100%! You need to focus on what is important to you. I will miss your posts! I am lucky to have you on Facebook now so we can still keep in touch!

Christie said...

'Find joy in the journey—now'... love that part.

Good luck to you and your cute family. I'll miss reading your blog but I hope that one day I get to officially meet you at a Utah race.xxx

Hannah Neville McMillan said...

Wow- good for you. I love you! xoxo

kalie said...

I am really, really, really glad I get to see you in real life all the time or my heart would break right now. I get it. I am glad for you. I love you. Have fun on your trip!

Coy Martinez said...

This makes me sad but to be honest, I've thought the same thing. I love to blog but it makes me feel guilty at times. That quote brought tears to my eyes. It is sooo true. So, maybe we can be friends on Facebook? Does that sound adult / middle schoolish? HAHA! I'm Julie Coy Martinez and I wanna be your friend :)

Mindy Kohler said...

Even though we are real life friends I will still miss your posts. Love you friend!

susette said...

This is truly a sad day Amylee and you will be sorely missed. You are choosing wisely though, especially with those cute little children who need your attention. Good luck with all your future running endeavors. You are truly a dynamite gal!!

Jan Shelton Hunsaker said...

Understandable with two kids that cute. I will miss reading about your triumphs on the road it so inspires me. But your decision inspires me more! Best to you!
Jan

Ashley said...

You are amazing person! I love you to pieces because you inspire me with your ambition and comedy and values. I will miss reading your running blog. You have entertained and inspired me time and time again. I completely can see where you are coming from. Can't wait to see you at the DHS reunion!

Rachelle Wardle said...

Oh how I love your adorable family! Seriously your kids are the cutest.

Can I still stalk your family blog?

Love you girl!! And I totally support your decision. Since I lost my brother I have realized just how important every single moment in life is.

Ann said...

Wishing you and your family SO MUCH love and happiness! I'm sure we'll stay in touch via Facebook. :)

MotherRunner said...

I'll miss you sweet Amy, but I totally get it. It's been great getting to know you - good luck with running, and enjoy your beautiful family.

Julia said...

i will miss your blog so much but totally understand and definitely think you are making a wonderful decision! lets stay in touch as much as possible though k!?!

Megan said...

So I am a new reader to your blog. Just started reading it a little over a month ago when I met you at the Ogden Marathon (I was Sarah Cottle 's friend & was with her when she introduced herself) not sure if you remember. Any who, I understand your choice, but will too miss your bog-i have thoroughly enjoyed it thus far.

Hopefully this comment isn't too creepy. Just wanted to say hi since you will be signing off. And to add to the creepiness, if you still need runners for the RRR, I want to nominate myself for submission. I loooove that relay! Email me at Megdinsdale (at)Hotmail(dot)com so I can convince you that I would be FUN and not psycho.

Krissy Downs said...

Just when I was starting to follow your blog! Nuts! But it sounds like this is a great decision for you. You will never regret spending too much time with your kids. And I can still Facebook stalk you. Have fun with your running! I have been running without my Garmin this week and it's quite liberating. Sometimes it's nice to be reminded why I run and not get caught up in pace, distance, time, etc. Hope to see ya next time we're in UT. Come to Portland - I'll hook you up with some Nike swag!

Jolene said...

Just now getting this....I took Wednesday out for me...I drove 2.5 hours, in insane heat, in my van that apparently has no more a/c with 2 of my 4 little blessings to go and see three special friends! I woke up refreshed even after that rough drive home...I have learned that I can focus on the important things (like fellowship with my sisters in Christ) without throwing out things that I enjoy (like blogging).

I pray you find your peace and joy in the journey. I do hope you'll come back, though!

Ali Mc said...

sorry to see you go but even just looking at those cute little faces makes me want to stop commenting on this post and go hug Logan :)

Love you lots girl you are such an inspiration xoxox

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

My posts have been non-existant this Summer, mainly due to family activities, so I understand your dilemma. Keep running your guts out!

Breona said...

Just reading this. You are am all around inspiration to everyone around you and those that simply know you through reading and such.! I loved reading your posts and comments. Glad we're friends! Keep running your guts out--until your baby comes out.! Can wait!