Without any doubt, one of the many reasons why or how I started to venture into doing triathlon and endurance sports is because of being inspired by reading from triathletes’ blogs. There were many good bloggers back then who used to write inspirational posts, even without them realizing it. And somehow, some people (like me) ended up trying to become like them – the power of inspiration.
Things have changed nowadays however, when I noticed Facebook has taken a lot of their attention from blogging. Many inspirational blogs I used to follow are now scaling down. Lesser entries, lesser updates. Many have actively migrated to Facebook, making new home for virtual spiders (hint: leaving cobwebs on the blog).
I’m not talking about everybody or anybody in particular though, because fortunately they are still some active inspirational bloggers who are also actively Facebook-ing. I wonder how many free hours per day these people have.
OK, I should stop talking about this. I’ve diverted further away from what I initially intent to write about. Let’s go back to my point.
I’ve mentioned that I’m in the off-season mode. Right.
But, lately and especially with so many interesting races going around in this last quarter or 2009, which none of them I participated, and upon reading the interesting blog entries about the races, I can’t control my envy-ness inside me. My legs are itchy again.
I’m not sure whether this is my closing race for 2009, or should I consider this as a new starter for 2010 season?
One thing for sure, this is going to be something new for me. I need to start twitching my legs one step further – into competitive trail running.
The old folks said, “Dari mata turun ke hati”
I say, “Dari mata, turun ke kaki”.
That’s why I still actively read blogs for inspirations.