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 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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:

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!


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