I was doing some cleanup work on my blog this weekend, mostly updating my race schedule and race report pages, and I realized that I have race reports starting back in 2010, which really, for me, was my first big year of racing. It was the year I got sick, got my heart issues diagnosed, and then the year I ran my first (and second and third) half marathons.
A number of bloggers throw themselves blog birthday parties, but I’ve had a blog in some form since before it was cool. And this blog has been through a number of variations throughout its history. I guess it’s been fitness related since sometime in 2010.
I went and hunted down my first post, and that was made all the way back on May 15, 2008. I had nothing interesting to say back then, but there it was. I guess that could be my blog’s birthday.
Or I could consider it sometime in 2010, when I started posting race recaps and not much more.
But it’s probably sometime in the summer of 2012, when I started posting much more regularly.
No matter what my blog birthday/anniversary/whatever is, there’s a lot of history here. A lot of it is pointless ramblings, but I’m still glad to have it. And I’m definitely glad to have so many race reports to look back on. They’re especially helpful as I’m gearing up for a race, be it one I’ve raced before or one that’s new to me. I can go back and see what I did well and where I thought I could improve.
It’s also a good look back at my training. It’s embarrassing how many posts I’ve written called “Back on the Wagon.” I need to be better about documenting my training, to be honest. I’m working on it. Maybe sometime in the next five years or so.
And because this post has gotten a little boring, here is a picture of a cat.