While You Were Out

Well friends, this is goodbye for now! Tomorrow is my last day on social media before the month-long hiatus I’ve been talking your ear off about for weeks now. No Facebook. No Instagram. No Strava. No blogging. And no…wait, actually, that’s it, because I’m still somewhat of a social media dummy.

I’m sure you’ll all be so busy with your own summers that you won’t even have time to miss me around here, but I do hope you’ll keep in touch and let me know how your training and stuff is going. I’d be thrilled to get an email (or text if you have my number) from any of you throughout the month so if you’re really needing your Hanna fix, don’t be a stranger ;-).

I’d love to say that my month without social media will be JAM PACKED, but after these first two weekends there really isn’t much on the calendar. This weekend, we are going on an impromptu mini-vacation to Louisville for the 4th of July weekend. I’ve never been and, to be honest, it’s not somewhere I’d pick to go, but I actually love the randomness of it. And I need to get away from here for a while so, so badly. The thought of sitting around here for another long hot weekend makes me want to pull my hair out. I need a vacation.

Then, the weekend after that, we are going camping. Two weekends in a row of getting outta dodge to hopefully help me get out of the “June Gloom” funk I’ve been in.Β And I’ll get home just in time to see who makes the US Women’s Olympic Gymnastic Team, something that’s been so hard to wait for that I just literally can’t even anymore.

I am trying not to get my hopes up that this is going to be like the movies where I end up chasing adventure, searching the depths of my soul, drinking the sweet nectar of all life’s rich blooms, and emerging at the end a changed and refined woman. I’m trying to give this experience the gift of no strings attached and no expectations that magical will happen. It will be whatever it’s going to be. But it needs to be.

But, social media or no social media, June kinda sucked in a lot of ways, so I do nurse one single hope: that the law of averages means July will balance it out with greatness.


If I don’t communicate with you in some other form this next month, I hope you have a great July. Try not to miss me TOO much.



19 thoughts on “While You Were Out

  1. I hope you have a wonderful July too, Hanna!! I know I’ve been a little absent on here lately, but I truly always do love reading your insights all the time. I’ll try to check in with you at some point – maybe we’ll have some fun chatting away while holding our breaths and watching the gymnastics performances together πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing Simone Biles rock it in Rio!

  2. Have a great month! What’s your email? I’d like to stay in touch with you and see how things are going. My email is on my blog under contact me, so if you want to send me an email, go ahead. Louisville will be fun! I like it out there. Go on some adventures and have fun!

  3. I’m soo excited for you to have a month off. Not that I won’t miss reading about your life and what you have going on, but I think you need this so you can do your thing for awhile and reset!
    I am very curious as to how it will go, will it be easy, weird, completely natural?
    As for womens gymnastics….can’t wait!!!!!

    1. Thanks! I’ve actually done this before – I’ve taken a month off FB and blogging, albeit not at the same time. The month off FB was really, really nice and it was July 2 years ago, which is what prompted me to do July again this year.

  4. Cue the Michelle Branch… goodbye to yoooooou. Just kidding. Get ready for some emails. I’ve been following your blog for about a year now so not sure I can go a whole month without giving you any comments πŸ˜‰ And maybe I’ll even share some fun training stuff I don’t share on my blog just as a bonus for you giving up social media for a month.

  5. Enjoy your digital detox. I’m not sure I could do it – which probably says a lot about my social media addiction. Two trips out of town sound awesome – and if you feel like it you can celebrate the Utah state holiday on July 24th – Pioneer Day AKA Pie and Beer Day.

  6. I will miss you, for sure! But you won’t miss much of my training while you’re away. My July will just be base-building easy runs, so nothing exciting. Your trips away sound awesome–I love little trips to random places!–and I hope July is good for you! See you in August!

  7. Enjoy your break! I know you probably won’t see this comment because I am late to the game but I’ll miss your blogging in July. Also I can’t wait for your 10K training to start in August!

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