Blogging, time and a little trip down memory lane
I started PT Performance Training in June 2006. I didn't have a website right away, and while I knew I will need one at some point, I decided my online priority should be blogging to start off with. So I did what everyone else seemed to do in those days - I signed up for blogger.com and started writing down random coaching and sport science thoughts.
I think I only got a website sometime in the summer of 2007, but I kept blogging on blogger until late 2010, when I integrated my blog into my website. FYI: that blogger site is still in cyberland and I read through it this week. Let me tell you... It was a trip down memory lane! Sadly, two things happened since:
- All the posts between 2010 and 2014 are long gone. Apparently, I never moved them over when I redesigned the website sometime in 2014! Oops.
- The above point doesn't matter too much, since my blog posts got much less frequent as the years have gone by... Double oops?!
What I realized in the last several weeks, is that I miss writing and sharing my coaching thoughts, sport science discoveries, etc with others. I got busy with coaching, nutrition and bike fits and while I have been sharing my knowledge with those I work with - I neglected sharing my knowledge with others (who are not my athletes).
I came across a facebook post from close to 4 years ago, and it spoke to me. This is what I had to say back then, sometime in late 2013...
"I don’t care how old, or experienced, you are: if you look back at what you did 5 years ago, and don’t shake your head... You just wasted 5 years". As usual, great stuff from McMillan Speed. They are all good, but my personal favorites right now are #3, #6 & #7! I'm sure if I read this a year from now, I will have different favorites. It all depends on where you are in your journey... Which ones are your favorites and why?
For reference, here is the McMillan Speed post: http://www.mcmillanspeed.com/2013/11/random-ramblings.html
I re-read the post and my personal favorites changed, as expected. #3 still resonated with me, as I constantly go through those analysis and synthesis periods... But #4 spoke to me more than it did years ago, perhaps because I have been much more involved in biomechanics in recent years. #7 still holds true in my eyes, but #9... I like #9 and kind of had to chuckle when I read it - Time! I carved out the time in the my schedule to learn and study more over the last few years (although not in the 'formal' capacity), and what had to give as a result was obviously my writing time.
Which brings us a full circle to the start of this post! It is time for me to get back into blogging. and I have to say, I am pretty excited about that. It will come along side a major overhaul of my website(s) and growing my coaching team. More soon!