I just created a website. LOL. Seriously, I actually just laughed to myself. I’ll be honest, I used to think this whole website-creating / blogging thing was dumb and just a fad. I thought it was an outlet people used as a cry for attention. “Hey look at me! I can write about things that only matter to a small group of people that I have a few things in common with!” Well guess what sixteen-year-old Evan? You’re twenty-five now (ugh) and you were totally wrong.
First things first, blogging is not dumb, and it is not used as a cry for attention. So, I’m sorry if any of you were offended by my naïve, sixteen-year-old, juvenile self. Now I don’t want to start off blogging about blogging, but I’m already off on a tangent and I’m really bad at getting off of them. Sixteen-year-old Evan was right, in that many, but not all, blogs out there only pertain to a small group of people; but if that one individual can have a positive impact on the lives of that small group of people, then that’s pretty damn cool!
I’ll be writing about running with a twist, touching on life and all things relevant to this rewarding sport. If you don’t have even the smallest interest in running, perhaps I can spark that; or I can leave you very bored and disinterested, but let’s shoot for the former, shall we?
I’m growing as an elite athlete. I’ve been running competitively for twelve years now. I’ve learned a lot, and I am still learning. Over the past year, I’ve been running some really stellar races. I’ve been competitive when it matters most, and I’ve been putting myself out there to go for the win. After many years, I now truly see myself where I want to be on route to my Olympic dream. I am by no means on the level of some of my most admired runners in the sport (Ben True and Scott Fauble, to name a couple) but I’m on my way, and I will get there.
Creating this website is an opportunity to share my journey with you. It is an opportunity to share my knowledge and share my suffering for greatness. On my site, you’ll find my training log. Thanks to Final Surge, they were able to put together an elite profile for myself on their website. There, you’ll be able to view all of my training and details about my runs. Being able to share my training is really important to me. There are very few elite runners that will share their running log to the masses. By having that access, you can see the way I train and what works for me. Now, I’m not showing or telling you how to train by any means (If you have a coach, LISTEN TO THEM… not some runner you hardly know). I more or less want to share my running and my thoughts as proof that success in this sport exists with drive, passion, and patience; a whole lot of patience.
In my writing and training log, you don’t have to agree with everything or anything that I say or do. Regardless of what you think of it, it is what it is – it’s just there. By putting my thoughts out there for you to take in, I’m hopefully helping you find what you might believe in. If you don’t agree with what I have to say, then I’m sorry, but we can’t be friends… ha-ha just kidding.
This is completely unrelated but think I’m really funny. I think I’m hilarious actually. I love to see people smile – it’s fun and one of my favourite things. And hey what’s bad about that? If I can be the source of your smile, that means a lot to me, even if it is just through a screen. Wow, ok, what did I say earlier about tangents? Let’s get back to it…
So, by putting my thoughts out there for you to take in, I’m hopefully helping you find what you might believe in. If you don’t agree with what I have to say, that means you’ve eliminated something on your way to finding just what it is that you might believe in – because there is nothing more powerful than the belief in yourself. In running and in life, a belief in yourself will take you miles.
Until next time,
Peace and love,