A quick post about the title of this blog. Today I was listening to a podcast a friend of mine puts on about music. I follow this podcast along with others and also visit the companion website. On their social media page they asked for what their viewers/listeners thought were some of the best music of 2019. I shared this post on a couple of my favorites from 2019. In the podcast my friend said “and listener Will put up a link to his blog called newdadintraining even though his kid is like, 19 or something like that”. I had a good hard laugh at the comment but it did make me think about the title of this blog. Am I still a ‘newdad’? While I continued to attempt to unbury myself from an avalanche of e-mail (I have been out for a few days) I pondered that thought in my head.
Now I did not obsess over it, just though about the appropriateness of the title of the blog. When I started this adventure, I was truly a ‘new dad’ and I was running and training for races/events regularly. Our little guy is now seven and will turn eight in April, not exactly ‘new’ now, is it? I pretty much have not only fallen off the running bandwagon but seem to have rolled off the road, down a hill and into a deep vast canyon of inactivity. I have not run a race since May 2019. I have made a commitment to my overall health and set a goal to run at least once a week for the entire year so I would be ‘training’ again to shed the pounds and improve my overall health. Who knows, I may actually register for a race or three in 2020.
So my conclusion is this. The title of this blog will remain as is, no matter how old our little (or not so little) guy is. There will ALWAYS be new experiences as he grows and develops into the man he is meant to be. I will always face new challenges as a dad/father when it comes to him. The physical training? That all depends on how disciplined and focused I can be.
Although I know there was not an once of malice in my friends comment, we tease each other relentlessly, it did make me stop and think. And as a friend, isn’t that one of the best things you can do for each other?
Here are a couple of links to their stuff (it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do enjoy listening and hearing their ‘biased and unqualified’ take on music).