Over the years the blog has evolved to be more about me and less about teaching or advising. Then again, we all learn from experiences from others, so there is that. We relive the rough patches and rejoice in the triumphs. We commiserate on training plans and share secrets on what works well for us. Share our trial and errors with fueling products, clothing and electronics. We get excited about races coming up and reminisce about how much fun we'd had when it's over.
This blog is more than a way to teach or learn, it's been a way to share, to grow and evolve. It has been a way for me to talk when no one else really wants to listen and bounce ideas off of you when I'm not sure myself. I've created a place where I can feel comfortable being me, showing my flaws and totally geek out about stuff most people would roll their eyes about.
And through this whole journey you have stayed by my side. Whether you're a constant commentor or a lurker, you've shared these years highs and lows and walked the path with me, being an ever constant presence. So I wanted to thank you. Thank you for being here and visiting this little corner of the internet world to spend time and energy with me in my crazy little world. Thank you for coming along in this journey, I promise there is much more to come!
Oh and for those people wondering "where is your celebration giveaway? Aren't you giving me stuff for reading your blog?". Well I am sorry to disappoint, but that won't be happening. I don't want people here that are just here for stuff. I want you to be here because you want to be here for the dialogue, whether or not you decide to participate. If you are here to get free things, then I'm sorry, you are in the wrong place. Am I saying I will never give something away? No, I'm not saying that. There may be a time where I decide to give something away to the readers that follow along here. But I'm not going to sell my integrity just to get more readers, that's not the purpose of this blog.
So I say Happy 2nd Blogiversary! It's been a fun and humbling two years and I look forward to many more to come!