Monday, April 5, 2010

One Year Blog-iversary

It was one year ago today that I started this blog, to document my return to running after being unable to for several years due to chronic injuries. Man, what a fast year!

I actually started running again in January of last year, but didn't decide to blog about it until April. I think I held off because I didn't expect the running would "stick", since I've had to bail on previous comeback attempts. As you can see, I'm still happily running; training for a marathon, putting in more mileage than I ever have, and somehow keeping the injuries at bay. I've learned a LOT from reading blogs of other fellow runners, as well as from other runners in person. Even though I wasn't a true running rookie when I started again last year, I approached running as if I was. I really became a student of it - proper base building, proper form, correct shoes, injury prevention, diet, heart rate training, etc. I'm convinced that this approach and mindset has kept me running consistently for a year and 4 months now.

I have no intention of ever quitting. In fact, I plan on setting PR's in just about every distance (okay, maybe not the mile), and giving ultras a shot eventually, too.

Thanks for following my journey. I can't tell you how much I've appreciated your comments, suggestions and encouragement this past year!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Colin,
    Happy Bloggy Anniversary!! Blogging is so fun and I am so glad that I took the plunge:) I am looking forward to following you through more training, races and PRs!! Funny, I still think of myself as a running rookie:) Have a good one!

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  2. Congrats, hope you have many more!

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  3. Life is our own, we have the right to choose their own life. To find your dream it, bless you!
    By Air Jordan 1s

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  4. Hey, that's great, one year! Congrats! You've inspired me a lot as well. Thanks and good luck with the next year.

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  5. Congrats on more than a year back into it. I look forward to more years to come. Glad to see this approach is working for you. 50+ miles per week and HR's of 133 during fast running are not easy milestones to reach...let alone injury free. Good job.

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  6. Congrats! Glad the running stuck this time. WE'll hold you accountable!

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  7. Excellent post. It was very helpful for me.I knew little in this part before,Thank you for sharing !

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