It’s official: I started a blog

Pile of Nike running shoesAllow me to introduce myself. I’m Miranda and welcome to my new blog: Thoughts and Pavement. By day, I work as a Social Media Manager. In my free time, I write, travel the world, practice photography  and drink tea. But most of all, I run.

I didn’t always run. In fact, running used to be a hobby I did once annually. I’d train for one 10km race a year and that was it. But last year, something happened  – something that fueled my passion for running and my passion for writing about running.

I started writing for a blog for Nike. The goal was to write about my experience training for my first half marathon. When the half marathon was over, I kept writing for the blog and continued running and writing for almost 15 months. Recently that blog ended. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Writing for that blog was an incredibly rewarding experience and I was unbelievably sad to see it end. After I got over my initial sadness, I realized that continuing this hobby was totally within my own power and control. Thank you WordPress.

I imagine that anyone reading this post today already knows me. I expect that my initial readers are probably all friends or family so this introduction might be a bit redundant. However, it is my hope that one day, this blog might be something a little bigger than a place for me to post my thoughts and tips about running. I hope it will be a place where people can ask questions and have discussions about running, and a place where I can invite other runners or experts to contribute.

So what’s with the name? This was not chosen lightly. I wanted to make sure the name – while focused on running – was also broad enough to include other topics and other writers as well. I’d like to give a huge shout-out to Jamie of Sanga Retreats for coming up with the name. A million thank yous. (You’ll hear more about Jamie in future posts. Stay tuned!)

To find out more about me, check out the About section of the blog. If you’re a new reader, welcome! Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll find this blog entertaining reading. If you’re a returning reader from my old blog, why not subscribe? You obviously like me. Just saying.


  1. Graham M. September 24, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    Great first post! Sounds like you genuinely enjoy running, and writing about it. I look forward to reading your future posts…

    • thoughtsandpavement September 24, 2012 / 11:26 pm

      Yay, first comment! This will be your claim to fame should this blog become the source for all all things running in Canada. 🙂

  2. keithmcarthur (@keithmcarthur) September 27, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Congratulations on the new blog Miranda. I’ve always enjoyed your running posts with Nike so good to see you moving forward!

  3. Sarah October 1, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    congrats! What would I do without my regular Miranda blog posts!?

  4. Urban Running Girl October 4, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Welcome to your new blog about running. Looking forward to your posts! 🙂

    • Miranda October 4, 2012 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks a lot! Lots more content coming. Thanks for checking it out!

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