One year older : still no wiser

One year ago today I started this blog, while recovering from an injury. I guess I figured if I wasn’t running I could at least write about running.

To be honest, at the time I didn’t really know how the running was going to pan out, and I had absolutely no idea about how the blogging would go. I’m glad to say that one year on I’ve completed two marathons and managed some 158 posts with over 16,000 views of my blog along the way.

Interestingly, it’s not the marathons that I’m happiest about. It’s the blogging. I had no idea what might happen but to say that the blogging community exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. I am humbled by the interest and interaction with my writing, and would like to thank everyone who has liked or commented on my blog and my Facebook page.

Funnily enough, as if in some form of karmic synergy, as I write this ‘blogoversary’ post I’m injured again. This time though it’s nothing to do with running. It’s Aussie rules football (again). Nothing major, just a minor inversion sprain of my ankle which I’ve treated with R.I.C.E and, now that the swelling has gone down, some mobility exercises. Hopefully I’ll be back playing next week but for now there’s no running going on. We’ll see what Thursday brings. I plan to do a bit of a fitness test – calf raises, stability board, one-legged squats and other exercises to see how the ankle is moving and reacting under load. Either way it’s looking like solid ankle strapping for the rest of the season to protect the ankle from further injury…

In other news, I started a new job today! Crucially, it’s only about 8.5km/6m from home, so running to or from work is on the cards. A simpler way to increase my mileage over the summer and to combine transport with training!

In the meantime, thanks for reading and happy running everyone!


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Hi, I’m Bernie and I’m a just guy who writes about the things which get me going and get me running, even though my running is never going to result in me standing on a podium!

Posted on May 12, 2014, in Blog and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Happy anniversary and happy healing (and don’t forget that it’s really R.I.C.E.W.!)

  2. Bernie, Congrats on one year. Blogging takes a lot of work and time and it shows in the quality of your posts.
    Will you be traveling more with the new job?
    Cheers – Andy

  3. Happy blog-birthday 🙂

  4. Congrats!!! Keep up the good work! And I hope you heal soon!

    • Cheers. It’s well on its way to being fixed. No need for icing anymore, and I’ve taken the strapping off today as it doesn’t need the support for walking around.

  5. Congrats Bernie on the blog-aversary. I have really enjoyed your blog and hope you feel better quickly. Thanks for all the help and encouragement!!!

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