Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two Month Checkup

It's been over two months since I started this.  No better like now to review the progress.  First of all, let's define what I mean by "this":

I read a statistic that 95% of blogs are abandoned after three months.  So I guess I need to review in three months.  I don't trust statistics -- well, 80% of the time anyway.

I'm getting my thoughts out there, so I guess that is good.  I enjoy discussing the experiments and hope to get back to Scott Eats soon (we haven't been meal planning well lately).  I could probably be more in-depth. I've written 30 posts so far, so I guess that's a good sign I'll stick with it.  Sorry ;).

Social Media
I'm loving the Twi-athlete crowd.  There are plenty of engaging folks are there and all are motivating.  I do feel like the new kid in class.  I am generally a reserved person and usually wait for my turn to speak my mind.  Well, I haven't had too many drunk tweet episodes lately as I have with my other/old twitter account.  That will probably change this weekend.  So you are forewarned.

Triathlon Training
I will always feel that I could be doing better things in this arena.  I guess that's why I started this blog.  The first month or so was pretty rough but I'm back into the swing of things.  I enjoy the challenge of the brick workouts and I LOVE when I can tell I've been improving.

Along with my reserved personality, I'm uncomfortable with talking about myself, things I'm doing, and things I've accomplished.  A month after my marathon, when people asked me what's new in my life,  I still gave the standard "not much" response.  I've had to get over that with this blog and putting my workouts on twitter.

The training has built confidence, twitter has helped motivate me and learn what others do for their training, and this blog keeps me accountable.

I'll try to get the self reflecting to a minimum in the future. :)