Hi, my name is Nikki and I suck at streaking.

I was sitting here feeling terribly guilty that I’ve failed miserably at the October Blogging Challenge (yup, it’s been 5 days since I posted last. Oops) and then it hit me. I always fail at daily ‘challenges’.

There was the time I tried the #beaststreak daily running challenge two years ago and burnt out after only a couple weeks because I overtrained and hurt my leg. 

And then there was the time last year that I tried another running streak and same thing, burnt out due to overtraining and a very near brush with plantar fasciitis.

Which brings me to the October Blogging Challenge. Days 1-12 rocked. I felt inspired, I felt productive, I had lots of ideas. But then Thanksgiving weekend came and although I made it through the actual weekend itself, I lost my ‘oomph’ when I came out on the other side. This week was a super busy one for me and I just had to make choices – sleep or blogging. I chose sleep 5 glorious nights in a row.

It shouldn’t really have been left to the end of each night anyway but here are some of the things I was doing instead of writing or scheduling my daily blog posts…

Enjoying this bonfire instead of scheduling a few posts ahead of time...

Enjoying this bonfire…

Feeding these goats...

Feeding these goats…

Enjoying this sunrise...

Enjoying this sunrise…

Sampling all of this goat cheese...

Sampling all of this goat cheese…

Running circles around this track...

Running circles around this track…

Enjoying this hoedown at my boys’ school...

Enjoying this hoedown at my boys’ school…

Drawing this banner for our school’s movie night…

Drawing this banner for our school’s movie night…

Enjoying a night out with these lovely ladies...

Enjoying a night out with these lovely ladies…

Watching this karaoke performance by my good friend Candice on her birthday...

Watching this karaoke performance by my good friend Candice on her birthday…

Running a 5k with this cupcake on my head...

Running a 5k with this cupcake on my head…

Making my kids these cups of hot chocolate (thanks for the great mugs Netflix!)

Making my kids these cups of hot chocolate (thanks for the great mugs Netflix!)

So yeah, it’s been a busy 5 days. Just not busy with blogging of any kind. Oops. I’m already feeling my creative spark coming back though so I’m hoping to jump back up on that bandwagon this week. 

Stay tuned…

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  1. Sarah @ Sarah on Purpose    

    Mmm I love goat cheese! and goats too! Welcome back to the challenge… may the next 12ish? days be just as inspiring as the first 12.
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    1. slowfastnik    

      Oh man, I sure hope so! It’s been so great reading all these new blogs and getting new ideas for my own!

  2. Crystal    

    Hmm IMHO some daily posts on blogs simply have no value and just take up space lol But cheers to those who can post everyday. But maybe those bloggers are just better organized or have less going on in their lives. Good work on posting when you can. Glad you got the spark back. I think I have mine back since changing blogging platforms.
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    1. slowfastnik    

      I totally agree with that. I was enjoying have the urge to try and post something new everyday but oops, life got in the way. That’s why I’m not going to let myself feel bad if I have to miss a day here or there. Hopefully I just recapture that love of writing again whether its because of 15 posts or 31 this month :)

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