It was exactly five years ago that I said so long to blogging here on Run DMZ. I figured I’d give this another go, even if the focus and frequency shift and I write for an audience of one. Since leaving Run DMZ: I lost both of my parents and gained a son-in-law (with another son-in-law coming in September). I quit my non-profit job and went back to information security. I returned to my running roots: purely for pleasure, not PRs. I re-discovered the joys of BodyPump, even if I just quit the gym where I took classes. I dumped DailyMile and joined Instagram. I fell in love with hiking, despite it often feeling unrequited. How all this happened is worthy of another post. Or six.