Monday Brain Exchange Week 1!
Congrats to Jill from Jill Will Run- she was the winning thinker-upper (love that made up word) for the title of my Weekly Q&A!
Here’s how it works:
- Every Monday, I will post a question. The questions will be set up to post for 6am E.S.T. to give everyone ample amount of time to post their own answers throughout the day.
- Questions will range all over the board as far as topics are concerned; from the sports themselves to nutrition to blogging and so on. (If you have any topics/questions you think would be good, please feel free to email me!)
- If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog.
- Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.
So, let’s get started shall we!
Topic: All About Blogs!
Question: What/Who influenced you to start a blog? Where did you get your blog title? How long have you been blogging?
My title, Finishing is Winning, comes from my childhood Track and Field Days. I racked up a decent amount of green participant ribbons but never won the coveted Red, White or Blue. However, my mom was at every Field Day cheering me on at every finish line. Both my parents supported my every endeavor. They never let the ribbons define me. Instead, I was praised for having the guts to go for the goal and for always finishing no matter what. In the end, a ribbon is just a ribbon. And when those years of track and field were long over and I decided to go for a new goal of completing a triathlon, my parents once again supported me 100%. When I came in third from last at my first triathlon, they were at the finish cheering me on as if I was the first place winner. Cause the place didn’t matter. Cause Finishing is Winning!
Before I started my own blog, I was already a full blown creeper reading many tri blogs. I would read them mostly for advice but also for entertainment. I knew I loved the idea of blogging when one night I started reading one and clicked to another, and then another and another and so on and so forth. Before I knew it I had been reading for over two hours. I was hooked. And I wanted in. But because I was so new to the sport, and because I wasn’t sure people would be interested in what I had to say, I refrained from starting my own for quite a while. Then in early 2009, I decided to get more into running and I was reading more and more blogs. I knew then, that it was my time. I wanted to begin documenting my experiences with triathlon and running and thus Finishing is Winning was born.
I have been blogging a little over a year now. In that year, I have been amazed at the support from the interwebs. 🙂 I remember when my first comments began coming in; I couldn’t believe people were actually reading what I was writing and liking it enough to comment. It wasn’t until then that I actually had the confidence to start commenting other tri/running blogs. And from that, friendships were born. My readership has changed over the last year- some of you have been with me from the beginning, some for a few months and some of you are new readers…but I love you all. And I appreciate the comments, the emails and the friendships. I recognize that many people do not “get” blogging…but here, we all get each other and I am ever so grateful for this community!