So, you may have noticed some small changes going on over here. Well actually, some pretty big changes.


I have decided to make some updates on my blog to better illustrate who I am and what I like, my writing style, and to have a long-term nook on the web that I am proud of. I opted to better customize the look and feel of this little space, still a work in progress, which included updating the URL, my Twitter handle, etc. Over the next few days I’ll be ensuring that there’s better continuity across the board (including social media) to lessen any potential confusion. So with that said, anything related to “Sassphalt Runner” is being phased out and replaced with the new blog name, Bright Stride of Life. If I am in your blog feed, you are already being redirected to the new web address but feel free to update it anyway.

When I first came up with the original name for my blog, et al., I was a little younger, feeling very spunky and much more sassy, and figuring out what I wanted to write about. So after quite the decision making process – these things are difficult to finalize after all! – Sassphalt Runner was born.

But, as I get more comfortable writing, I want to write about more than just running.  After some thoughtful consideration, I wanted a name that reflected this – without forgetting why I started this blog in the first place, of course. So while cleaning the house and singing Monty Python songs the new name came to me and, voila! The new name was born with a bit of a twist. We sing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” a lot at home and it’s just become a funny “thing” to turn around a bad day so it seemed fitting. And the fact that there’s an inevitable cast member reunion coming just solidified the deal.

So with that said, I spent a lot of time over the weekend updating, downloading, and becoming reacquainted with the cPanel. My hope is to post more frequently – maybe not a written post, but perhaps even a quick quote I find funny or enlightening – because alongside running, writing is my greatest love of all.

Speaking of writing, the written (and spoken) word is not what it used to be. Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. A true turning point in our country’s history, I found Ken Burns’ article uplifting.

Do you have a blog? Have you ever updated it? How long have you been keeping a web journal?

6 thoughts on “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

  1. Very pretty page and I love the new name!

    I’ve been thinking about updating my blog, since I’m still using a cheap WordPress template that doesn’t really show who I am. Maybe I’ll get there, but I keep telling myself I have to actually post more to justify it!

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