In my first job out of college, we had this HR assistant girl who one time replied to an email of mine and told me I was verbose. I took great offense to that, but I took it with a grain of salt because she was pretty bitter that I had declined her offer to go see a John Mayer concert with her. Despite the fact that it would have cost me nothing, I still passed on her offer because she was annoying. I still stand by that decision.
Anyway, my point here is that I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet. This is the final post on eightplustwo. The time has come; this thing has run its course and there is no sense in putting it off. Updating this blog has moved down many rungs on my priorities of things to do. New job, new hours, baby on the way in less than 2 weeks. For a brief, fleeting moment I thought that maybe I would keep the blog going after our daughter arrives. You know, surely there will be hilarious antics to follow. But let’s be real; I’ll have even less free time and the free time I do have I’d rather be doing other things. As a matter of fact, I have literally had the intention of writing this post for weeks now but simply haven’t had the time of motivation to do so.
I am going to miss this blog, I just won’t miss having the pressure to update it. Besides let’s be honest, my adventures on a bike aren’t that interesting. For every story I have to tell, there’s at least 100 people area with practically the same story. I did the derby, I raced Thu worlds, I raced a local race. You know how it goes.
I’ve got no regrets on this blog. I made a lot great new friends through this thing, had a lot of great times, etc. Sure there were a few rough patches, and yeah most will say this thing jumped the shark. I’m not disputing the fact that it did jump the shark, the only debate is at which point. Probably many times. But given the chance I’d do it all again.
This isn’t the end of eightplustwo; only the blog. Eightplustwo will always be the ethos those working class athletes, who put in their 40 hours a week and still find time to train. That won’t ever change. I’ll still be doing it.
Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this thing for the 3 years of so it’s been going on. It wouldn’t be what it was without the readers. To anyone I offended, I apologize. And to all the haters, keep hating. The world needs you too.
Well look at that, I guess this post turned out kind of verbose. Maybe that bitch was right.
Take care, see you out there.