A Slow Start

My No Boundaries group before the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

My No Boundaries group before the 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

I really thought that once I started my blog, I’d be writing in it on a regular basis. That hasn’t happened, but it’s not for a lack of topics. I have all sorts of tidbits I want to share, but I’m struggling against an overwhelming work schedule and a million other obligations I pile on myself. At some point, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to prioritize the blog the way I want to.

One obligation that I absolutely love is being a mentor to new runners through Fleet Feet Savannah’s No Boundaries program. We meet three times a week at 6:00 AM. There are four weeks left in the program, and the goal race is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure here in Savannah. I’m going to have to dust off my pink tutu soon!

I love this program so much because I started with exactly the same program last spring. The 2012 Komen Race for the Cure was my first 5K where I did anything but walk. That was followed by the Savannah Mile, the Tunnels to Towers race, and finally the Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon in November of 2012. Year 1 of my running career was pretty amazing. Year 2 is a lot about figuring out what my personal goals are with running, and a big part of my goals center around helping other runners. But it’s good to remember where I started in early 2012. My running habit had a slow start like my blog, so there’s hope for my blog yet!

Why The Jinkies Journal?

Velma Dinkley from Scooby Doo

Source: www.velmadinkley.com

Remember Velma of Scooby Doo fame? Scooby Doo was my favorite show as a kid in the 1980s. I believe it fueled my love of the mystery genre, from Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie to Gillian Flynn. Despite my love of the Hanna-Barbera delight that was the cartoon, I’ve been reluctant to embrace the fact that I’m quite similar to Velma.

Not only do I look like her, in that I have brown hair with bangs, wear glasses, and tend to be on the short side, I share her interest in learning about obscure things. I got my master’s in library and information science several years ago because I realized that I didn’t really want to specialize in any one subject. Knowing a little bit about a lot feeds my curiosity. My husband knows that he just has to ask me a question, and I’ll immediately hop online to find the answer. Thank goodness for the internet, or my personal library would be even larger than it currently is!

My husband led me to this blog title, as he has been trying to get me to use Velma’s “Jinkies!” catchphrase ever since we first met, as I tend to get excited when I find an answer or discover something new. Recently I’ve been focusing on becoming a healthier person, so I anticipate much of the content will revolve around running and healthy eating. But just as I chose library science as to not limit myself, I’m sure I won’t limit this space to being a fitness blog or a food blog. Instead, I’ll try to put my discoveries from all parts of my life on my blog so that they might offer others a “Jinkies!” moment.