Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Takeover

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: The Takeover

If you’ve been reading along here in my little corner of the internet, you’ll know that I’ve been participating in the Stream of Consciousness Sunday meme with Fadra at all.things.fadra. since *gasp* November of 2010. I hopped right on her bandwagon on day one and tagged along, watching her gain more and more Stream of Consciousnessers (new word) each week.

See? Here’s proof I was there on day one. And was the first linky.

Every week, I looked forward to it. Even the weeks I didn’t actively participate, I read and clicked through to others who had joined in.

Last week, Fadra hung up her Stream of Consciousness Sunday hat. *cue collective sigh*

I immediately felt compelled to reach out to her, especially having just seen her the weekend before, to see if she would be interested in my taking it over for her.

So here I am today, saying WELCOME! to all of you who have enjoyed Stream of Consciousness Sunday and saying JOIN US! to those who think it might be fun to join in on the awesomeness!

Stream of Consciousness Sunday now lives here — at Jana’s Thinking Place!

stream of consciousness sunday

For those of you who haven’t been introduced to this yet, Stream of Consciousness writing is just that… stream of consciousness writing.

It’s free writing. Unedited. Raw. Possibly full of typos (unless you’re me and absolutely canNOT hit publish without checking the post).

For five minutes — yes, FIVE MINUTES — you write. Each week I will provide a prompt, but you don’t have to use it. It will simply be there as a starting point.

Here’s the prompt for today: Write about a time that you were challenged.


I’ve been challenged.

I’ve been challenged to run a half marathon in February.

Yes, I started Couch to 5k a few weeks ago and I’m doing pretty well with it. I’m motivated and feel better already. But dang. A half marathon is a long run.

We drove to Midtown today for breakfast and drove the Peachtree Road Race route, which is a 10k. I guess that’s like 6 miles or something. A half marathon is TWICE THAT.

I was imagining running the route and then having to turn around and run back to complete a half.

I’m obviously insane.


But I’ve taken the challenge. And I have time. A lot of time, actually. Surely 6 months is long enough to prepare for it.

So look out Disney! In February I’ll be there with a tutu and a tiara on for your Princess Half Marathon thanks to my Crazy Friend putting this challenge in front of me.


This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.


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  1. YAY for SOC living here!! So excited! :)

    Also? I’ve been *thinking* about doing that 1/2 marathon as well… but my therapist just recently kinda sorta talked me out of it. For this year. But 2014? I’m so there.

    Now I have to get inspired to write my SOC post…
    Julie recently posted..Why the fireworks…My Profile

    • Why did your therapist talk you out of it? That’s strange!! I’m so excited y’all are glad SOC is living on! I’m thrilled to be taking it over!

  2. Woot! Yahoo for SOC survival! You’re perfect. You’re perfect to take over Fadra’s baby. :) Well done. And the challenge? OMG – CRAY-ZAY! But rockin’!

    Wanna join my new fitness FB group? If I ever actually get allowed back INto it … but that’s a whole other story.

    Now, for me, challenge — off to think and maybe post. Yahoo!
    Andrea recently posted..YesterdayMy Profile

  3. Hi Jana, I’m new here, and I’m really glad I found you through Fadra at all.things.fadra. I have a blog, but I have been very neglectful of it lately. I need Stream of Consciousness Sunday in my life to bring me back to writing consistently. I hope you and other bloggers will join me over at Word (((HUGS))) to read my response to your writing prompt for this week. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, too! Have a great Sunday all!
    Sandra recently posted..Stream of Consciousness SundayMy Profile

  4. I am so happy that SOC lives on! And happy to meet a new blogger in the process :) Congrats for taking it on and I’ll be back here weekly!
    Tricia recently posted..Weekly Gratitude #31 – getting unstuckMy Profile

  5. Glad you took over. And good luck with the half. You are a rock star!
    Denise recently posted..My Juice and Smoothie FastMy Profile

  6. Woohoo! So pleased to see that SOC Sunday continues here. Although I was not (am not ) a regular participant, I was still dismayed to hear of Fadra’s plans to hang it up. Thanks for taking up the mantle, Jana.

    Take care,

    Casey recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: ChallengedMy Profile

  7. Good to see that you have taken over SOC. Will pop over frequently to join 😛
    Dominique@Dominique’s Desk recently posted..Weekend Reflections: Artsy ChallengeMy Profile

  8. I’m so excited that you are taking this over!

    You are going to rock the half marathon.
    Tracie recently posted..You Take It From HereMy Profile

  9. Thanks for reigniting SOC Sundays!!

    Good luck with your running. Hopefully, you have some people to run with – that really helps with keeping motivated.
    a.eye recently posted..Pleasing others vs living my lifeMy Profile

    • I haven’t found anybody yet to really run with regularly. I hope once school starts, I can find somebody to do that with! Hope you’ll continue to join in socsunday!

  10. So glad you took over SOC. Last week was my first (some timing huh?) I’ve added you to my blogroll and will join in soon.
    Megan Broutian recently posted..mommy or daddy?My Profile

  11. Yay!!!!! So happy to see that SOCS has a new home. I was going to be so bummed because I really enjoy it!
    Gina recently posted..My Random Fourth But It’s Not My Fourth YetMy Profile

  12. Hi, Jana. Thanks for taking over hosting duties! I’m not linking up this week, but I’m sure a future SOC Sunday prompt will inspire me.
    Erin O’Riordan recently posted..Red, White and Blue Monday, Independence EditionMy Profile

  13. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! SOCS is one of my favs – even if I don’t post weekly I love visiting those that link up.
    Michelle recently posted..Directionally ChallengedMy Profile

  14. SO SO excited that SOCS lives on!! YAY! Thank you so much for taking over the linky! I planned on writing one every week anyway, but I’m excited I have some place to share. :)
    melissa recently posted..#SOCSunday: An escape!My Profile

  15. Hi Jana! Glad to hear you’re taking SOCS on. (I’m so far behind in my reading that I just found out Fadra was passing the torch along – totally missed the heart attack last week *G*)
    neeroc recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: ChallengedMy Profile

  16. I diiiiiid it! That was challenging..


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