We are gathered here today, as much as you can really “gather” at a website, to honor this monumental occasion that is the one year anniversary of Half-Fast. It was exactly a year ago today that I sat down at my computer and shifted my personality into hyper-geek by clicking on the “create blog” button. I had no idea at the time whether I would be able to find enough worthwhile material to keep me posting 4-5 times a week for a full year. One year and 256 posts later it turns out that no, I didn’t have enough worthwhile material, but I just kept on posting anyway.
I have had a lot of fun with Half-Fast over the past year and feel like I’ve gotten to know many of my faithful readers. I have always maintained that Half-Fast was here to provide humor, that it was not here to provide any technical advice or coaching. I have always stated that my intent was not to provide inspiration or motivation, but writing Half-Fast has both motivated and inspired me at various times, which is why I have been faced with a difficult decision. I have accepted a new position with my current employer that will be taking up a lot more of my time and I was already feeling like I was taking time away from my family to write posts for Half-Fast, you may have noticed that I hadn’t posted the Weekend Splits in the past 2 weeks. As a result of these changes, I am going to be taking some time away from writing this blog. I will try to occasionally post some updates and will perhaps try to talk my wife into writing some more posts for Half-Fast, I had her write a post last week to test the response it received.
This is not something that has been an easy decision for me, and I have been wrestling with it for the past couple of weeks. It does however, seem to have a pleasant symmetry to it since it has been exactly one year since I started writing Half-Fast. I will continue to run the Shave Your 5K Challenge, and will occasionally post updates. As much as is possible I will also continue to read all of your blogs, so you’ll see me commenting from time to time.
UPDATE: If you’re not reading this entry on the date that it was posted then you should go back and check the date, and the tags.