Blogging after Wine ≠ Billions, Blogging after Wine = Social Change?
To get a little philosophical, the internet has opened up the world and thus allows anyone to write “anything” and for anyone to read it. Given this freedom to expel “wisdom” to the world, I should really not abuse this by blogging after a bottle and a half of wine. Mind you, it could lead to billions as with a certain Mr Zuckerberg. My inane rambling however will not lead to massive social change.
I curse you the running god, what have I done to be struck down in my prime? Do you not understand fairness? Punish the evil one who I run past in the opposite direction every morning and does not even nod his head to acknowledge existence.
Even though my mind may have been saturated with wine and in the same breath of blaming a “running god” for my misfortune, I did make some social commentary on running etiquette.
Cycling is my first love and never have someone riding in the opposite direct ever not raise a hand or not said hello. It is one of my favorite things about cycling, the joint camaraderie whether you are riding a top of the range aero-bike road bike or a sensible hybrid, all are included.
Where this story takes interesting twist is that the same guy who shares completely through me with a certain level of disdain was out on his bike. I was on my overpriced Italian carbon road bike and he was riding some bicycle shape object ( A rather snobbish comment, I know but is was a terrible supermarket mountain bike), and I raised my hand and said good morning, as is customary, and this guy responded with a hello back.
Now that is just odd. It is not like it he could not recognize me due to having my helmet on. Why on earth would he respond whilst on a bike and not on feet? Am I in the wrong, should you not acknowledge a fellow runner?
Whatever the answer is, right or wrong to acknowledge a fellow runner, hopefully my drink blogging will trigger social change and etiquette will dictate a friendly nod of camaraderie.
Light through Blurry Eyes
After seeing the knee specialist for the first time yesterday there seems to be some positive news. There is damage to the articular cartilage but it should mend with rest. I have been given some exercises to help strengthen my quads as the muscles are withering already.
So I should be ready to fully rehab in January, train in February and do the Adidas Half Marathon on 3rd March – Not sure I mentioned that before……