Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's Time

After almost five years of writing this blog, it seems to me that it's lived a little bit longer than it should have.

I'm not running ultras any more.  I'm not even really running.  I did enjoy a weekend of volunteer work at the Vermont 100 this past weekend, but there was no desire to be out there running.  Maybe someday I'll be a runner or an ultra-runner again.  Maybe not.

Work keeps me exceptionally busy, so I rarely have time to write.

My workouts are fairly routine - CrossFit 3-5 days per week, some other lifting, maybe some sprint work, some bike riding, and skiing in the winter.

For nutrition, I try to eat a Paleo Diet, but I still struggle to get it just right.

I've had some other health issues going on that I don't want to address here, but I'm hoping the direction I'm moving might finally help me to get rid of the body fat that has plagued me for most of my life.  I am feeling better and feeling stronger in the gym for the past couple of months, which is encouraging.

And, if I continue to write on this blog, I'm going to make some comments about the NCAA, the president of Penn State, the Board of Trustees at the University, and even the governor of Pennsylvania that very few of you will want to read.  And, people probably wouldn't agree with me anyway.

So, as of today, this blog is being retired.  Maybe I'll start another.  Maybe not.  I simply don't have very much interesting to say anymore.  And, if I'm not interested enough to write about it, my handful of readers don't want to read it either.


Laurel said...

I've enjoyed reading your Blog to keep up on what's going on with you. I'll miss it! It was great seeing you at Vt100.

Jeff Farbaniec said...

Hey, you could always take "Ultrarunning" out of the title...

I've enjoyed your blog, and I suspect you'll find some other outlet for your writing.

Let's do a hike soon.


janinsanfran said...

I've appreciated keeping up with you via blog. Be well.

Harriet said...

Hey, stay in touch one way or the other!

Damon said...

Thanks for the comments. I have an idea for a new blog, but what I've been thinking of writing is some stuff about "aging gracefully" and staying in the game as you get older, even if it's not competitive. But, to do that the way I'd want to write it, it would mean discussing some really personal health issues. I guess I've never been shy about doing that any way. I'm thinking about it.