Time For a Change of Pace

Well, hey. Notice anything different? 

If you were looking for a blogger who has it all together, all the time, sorry but I'm not your girl. I keep it real around here and right now, what's real is that it might be a bit of a hot mess for the time being. I have pages and menus to update and links to add and one day it might actually be functional and presentable around here. I haven't figured out when or how or if I'll change over all my social media, email, but I didn't want to wait any longer to make this change. It's something I've been thinking about doing for a while and even though it really isn't a big deal (what's in a name, right?), it's going to take a little bit of time to work through this transition.

I like to think I'm pretty transparent, so I wanted to let you in on why I made this switch. I started blogging as a way of documenting my new journey into the world of running and triathlon (because the people in my real life can only listen to me talk about my training for so long...). I thought I'd easily fall into the fitness blogging niche but I learned pretty quickly that I wanted to write about all kinds of things, not just endurance sports. 

I feel like I've been growing out of Tracy Tris for a while now, but I haven't quite known what where to go from from there. Ben and I started brainstorming for something new and as soon as he suggested A Change of Pace, I kind of loved it. I'm in a really transitional period of my life right now, in a lot of different ways, and I felt like A Change of Pace encapsulated all of those things really nicely. 

A new name really doesn't mean much content-wise; I'll still post about pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. I have a post about where "home" is for me coming up tomorrow (because apparently on Wednesdays we wear pink confess share deep thoughts), another installment of my ongoing capsule wardrobe saga on Thursday, and probably some OMG-it's-Race-Day-Eve shenanigans on Friday.

Thanks for showing up in this space, whether you stop by every day, once a week, or once a month, or if today is your first visit. I appreciate you all so much and am looking forward to seeing where the next chapter of this blog takes us!

25 comments :

  1. Loving the new name!!! I like being able to blog about whatever I want without being in a niche. It makes things a lot easier and more fun for me :)

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  2. I like it a lot! Updating blogs is such a pain but the end result is worth it, especially if it feels more like you.

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  3. I love, love, love this so much! I think the new name suits you and your blogging space so well. I'm glad you made a switch that you'll hopefully feel inspired by and can't wait to see what you do here. Yay! Cheers! Clink!

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  4. Oh I love the change! It looks so fresh!!

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  5. I love the new name and the look! I still need to update my about me, running,contact tabs from when Erin re-did my blog many months ago…whoops!

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  6. I was so happy once I changed my blog name! It felt like so much more "me," so I am happy for you! Looks great!

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  7. A Change of Pace is so clever! Congrats on finding something so fitting!

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  8. love the new name and look!
    confession: even though I know Tris was fro Triathlons, I always thought of you in my head as Tracy Tris (like Tris from Divergent) if that makes sense. I will probably still call you Tracy Tris in my head. Is that bad? But seriously, I dig the new look and name.

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  9. Congrats on the new name and branding! I really like it and think it fits your blog so well! I've thought about changing mine too because it doesn't exactly fit anymore but I think I'm too far into it.
    Love what you did!

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  10. The new name is PERFECT. (Plus, it helps that I've always loved the band A Change of Pace. I'll probably have one of their songs stuck in my head while I adjust to the change. :P) It's seriously great though. I think it completely encompasses everything you're doing. :)

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  11. I just commented on this, but I love it! So excited for your next capsule update & even more excited for this weekend!

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  12. I love it! Personally, I'm glad you don't have it all together. I don't either, so I don't feel so bad! :) xoxo

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  13. I like it! For some reason, I always read your blog name phonetically, so instead of "tries", I was literally pronouncing it "Tris", like the name? Even though I knew what it was really supposed to be. Anyway, not like my opinion matters, but hurray for change!

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  14. I love the new name!

    It took me an eternity to get my poop in a pile after I made the name switch on my blog a few years back. Take your time!

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  15. Oh man I love the new name. It suits your blog and what you write here so well. And the pace/running pun.. genius!! Just love it! PS. don't worry about having it all together... Im fairly certain not many of us do!

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  17. I'm just getting my first chance this week to even open my favourite blogs and I thought I was in the wrong place at first! I'm loving the new look!

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  18. Love the new look and name! I thought I'd easily fall into the health and fitness niche before I started blogging but quickly (like, almost immediately) realized I wanted to write more than that.

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