Wednesday, December 31, 2014

End of an Era

I’ve been writing this post on/off for a few months now but am finally ready to post it.  This year, and the past 6 years since starting this blog, have been full of opportunities, challenges, triumphs and some tribulations BUT most importantly, my life has just been FULL.  Never in a million years did I think I would create friendships, really good, meaningful friendships, through a blog.  I also never thought I’d continue blogging for so many years or that now, six years later, I would be an ironman, multiple half ironman, half marathon and marathon finisher.

Through this blog I have learned so much about myself— my strengths, my weaknesses, what I want out of my future and how much I can learn from my past.  I started this blog as a training log and it has morphed into a window into my soul (remember, I am embracing the woo-woo).  This has been a log of my life for the last 6 years; it is a catalog of the journey I've been on and will continue to follow.

I think you all know where this is some ways, I am sad to let this space go but I know it is the right thing for me and my future.  I suppose I reserve the right to post here again someday, maybe, but for now, I want to extend a thank you to the internet for creating this space for me to write, grow, live, laugh, cry and smile.  An even bigger thank you, sealed with a giant hug, to all of you that have followed along in my journey.  To those that I have met in person and to those that I haven’t, your support and friendship has meant a lot to me, probably more than you know—please keep in touch.  I’m keeping other social media channels open and the email connected to this blog.  I am truly grateful to have had this small space on the internet and to have had the experiences that came along with this journey.

Here at the end of this space, I say a final, “see ya later gators,” thanks for the ride!  Keep on running, biking, swimming, sweating and most of all, believing in yourself to seek out and tackle YOUR ambitious aspirations!

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