Hard to believe how fast time flies. A year ago I started this blog with just the hopes of keeping it alive. Through wonderful experiences, great people and a lot of blunders and suffering, I'm glad to say that I haven't been starved for content and the blog is very much alive and kicking.
I promise not to make this into one of my epic 3000-word posts, but I feel that a few lines (maybe even more than a few) are in order to thank all of you who've been reading me over the last year and helped me improve.
It took me a little while to settle into a rhythm I could maintain with work, training, racing and living life in general, and I appreciate you coming back to this blog to read, or re-read some things even on days when nothing new goes up. I read every comment - on the blog and all the social media outlets where it's linked - and appreciate you taking the time to read and write something. I especially appreciate it when you correct me where I'm wrong, or challenge me on some things I write - this way, the blog is not only an outlet for my creative thought, but a learning tool for me and other readers. I likewise appreciate all the design and technical input from those of you who are more familiar with this type of thing than I am. I recognize that the "design" aspect of the blog could still use some work, but I promise you that it's a work in progress and I'll get on it sometime in the next year.
To be honest, when I started this, I had no idea if anyone would be interested in reading it, but now a year out, you consistently "show up" several thousand times a month - something I find both very flattering and incredibly humbling.
I don't intend to stop writing any time soon and hope that the next year of training, racing and adventures will mean another great year of blogging with content to both entertain, educate and introduce new ideas to you, my readers.
So on this one-year anniversary of my blog, I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU!" to all of you.