This blog has been nominated for a 2007 raceAthlete Best Blog Award!
Shucks, you guys! I am not worthy. But I do consider it an honor.
My regular readers know that this is much more of a training-journal-of-my-life than a triathlete blog.
My friend Jeanne recently asked "Why do you blog?"
I have to admit that I don't have a single good answer to that question. I started this blog in March, 2005 as a way to make a log of my training progress for myself, and also a historical record and photo file for my own review and for my kids' amusement one day. I periodically save this record month-by-month to a CD and file it away.
I've gone a few thousand miles under my own power since that day. I've gone from a novice who had dabbled into a triathlon or two, to the point that a triathlete is part of who I am. Only just a part, but a part that's personally important to me. I may not always compete in events, but I don't see myself giving up swimming, cycling, or running until something, someday, makes me.
Two-and-a-half years and 138,000 hits later I'm still doing it, blogging away on a regular basis. It's become an important part of my training and my connection to fellow triathletes around the world. I especially appreciate it when someone takes an interest in my meandering posts and takes the time to write a comment. Thanks for coming over to my house. Have another cup of coffee. I enjoy having you here.