An uncharacteristically brief post from me this weeks folks. Just long enough to say that I’m taking a little break from surfing the blogosphere*.
I’d like to say that the reason for this is because The Man has finally caught up with me after months of painstaking covert surveillance, and his goons are just seconds away from crashing their way through my front door because my blog was getting too close to revealing the truth**.
But the truth is, of course, a tad more mundane. A few days ago saw the first anniversary of Born to Plod**** and on that very day my hit counter ticked over to a mighty 10,000 visits. Admittedly, this might just indicate that 10,000 people visited once, thought “what a load of old tosh” and never came back, or alternatively it might mean that just one glassy-eyed loner read my first post, developed a dangerous obsession with a certain care-bear-shaped plodder and clicked on the link a further 9999 times, each click punctuated with an increased level of muttering ferocity.
But whichever it is, I’m happy, because I’ve enjoyed writing it. My passion for running is still growing day by day, but who’s to say whether I would have got bored or lazy at some point in the last 12 months, had it not been for my laptop calling to me and begging to be filled up with vaguely-running-related lunacy and anecdotes about pirates. So in honour of my foray into wordsmithery (real word), and also as a shameless vanity project, I’ve decided to collect a years worth of blogging into one mighty(ish) volume which I’ll be making available through Amazon’s Kindle thingy. And so I’m planning to spend a week or two busily editing and formatting, and maybe even writing a few new bits, before unleashing born to plod on even more unsuspecting folk. As soon as it’s done I’ll no doubt try to persuade you to buy a copy for your Nan or your neighbour, or your Nan’s neighbour’s cousin.
Thanks to everybody who’s read this thing over the last year and especially for the kind (and sometimes mildly terrifying) comments.
And if I’m not back in two weeks, it means I was probably right about the lizard thing.
PS: Good luck to everyone running for Sport Relief this weekend. If any of you are from my neck of the woods I’ll be doing the Kettering 6-miler. Come and say Hi.