The new design is UP AND RUNNING and I am absolutely in love with it. I worked with the incredibly patient Cindy from Blessed Design Studio, who I would recommend to anyone thinking about getting a new layout. She put up with all my demands, and finished the whole thing lightning fast. Plus, her prices are unbelievably reasonable. I had been looking at different blog designers for a while, but couldn't stomach the costs. Cindy does awesome work for a great price. Seriously. I cannot say enough good things about her. Go check her out.
So why did I decide to change Running for Bikinis into Running with Pixie Dust? Because Running for Bikinis was never really me. Sure, I own bikinis, and I wear them when I have to, and I have been known to think about skimpy clothing in the middle of a run or a rough workout simply to get through... but swimsuits aren't an everyday thing for me, even here in sunny Florida. And I don't really run for bikinis. I run to feel good about myself, to de-stress, to get stronger and fitter, and to prove to myself that I can do anything I put my mind to. Those are all more important to me than running so I can look good in a bikini (but I wouldn't mind if that happened too).
But it wasn't enough to figure out that running for bikinis wasn't my thing. I also had to figure out what my thing was! Funny enough, I was going through the same battle in my personal life... realizing that what I was doing and where I was heading were not going to make me happy, and trying desperately to figure out what would. Which is how I ended up moving from Colorado to Florida for the third time in my life, to go back to working at the Walt Disney World Resort. So it all came together and I realized that instead of running for bikinis, I should be running with pixie dust.