I have been wanting to write about a lot of things – my blog turning a year old, the season finale of Run Radio and my two 10k runs that were the QCIM and AKOTR races. But then I have found it kinda difficult to find the right groove to write. Maybe because I wasn’t running much that’s why I can’t seem to find something to write about so all you find posted here lately are mostly upcoming race-related posts. If there’s what we call the “Runner’s Blues”, I might be suffering from what is now I perceive to be as “Blogger’s Blues”.
But then I knew that I just have to try and try and maybe, just maybe I will be able to churn out one good enough post, hmmm… One that will be worth everyone’s while. So here’s my crack to it, wish me luck.
ONE YEAR AND COUNTING!
Exactly thirteen (13) days ago, last October 16, my blog turned a year old. I remember starting this blog through the encouragement of my good friend Marga, who among my other friends have been regular visitors of my then Multiply site. I have been posting some of my thoughts on a regular basis on the said site, aside from religously updating it for whatever photos I have.
I was never a writer and so the thought of starting a “true-blue” blog is a kind of a ”shady” idea. I never thought that I will be good for blogging. But then I knew too that I would prefer writing about my thoughts and experiences than speak about it anytime. You see folks (now I am revealing it!!!), kulit as I am, I have this fear of public speaking. I really suck in it. Oh but then again, that story deserves another post (which I really wouldn’t want to write about anytime though).
This blog has been (and continues to be) a form of a regular english composition exercise for me (hehe!). Hopefully if any of my former English teachers will come across to reading this, they will give it at least a passing mark. Lol! But most of all, this blog made it possible for me to meet people I never thought I’d get to be acquainted to, make new friends and strengthen old ones and make me love running (and biking) even more.
So to make the long story still long – errrrr short, for whatever it has been worth, I thank everyone of you who have been my blog visitors. I never thought that aside from friends and family, (whom I really have to always threaten just to read my posts, hehe!) there would be others - mere acquaintances, people I look up to and to my surprise, even those completely unknown to me who take time to read and/or comment on my posts. Makes me feel that whatever I share is worth someone’s while. Thank you also to those who posted a link to my blog on their site, it truly makes me feel special. And lastly, I especially am touched whenever I unexpectedly receive emails from strangers who say that they were inspired, informed or simply entertained and at best, influenced to take on a healthier way of life out of reading what I have shared. To you folks, thanks super!
My blog seem to have gone a long way since I first started it with the same amount of excitement and hesitance. As I look forward to counting many more blogging years to come, I wish you could still join me as I journey along the running path (and biking too!) and continue to write about my thoughts, experiences and a slew of other interesting things about the outdoors that we all came to love, blogger’s blues or not!