The other day I was talking with my elderly neighbour, we were outside working in the gardens just chatting about this and that and I happened to mention on several occasions what had been going on around the world in blogland. She thinks I'm crazy to be running at my age and always worrying about me out on the bike, (I thought I was the queen of worrying, but no, I believe she's got me beat).
I had mentioned injured runners, cyclist's being hit by cars, several friends who had competed in ultra running events, friends training for Ironman Triathlons, some who had already completed an Iron, friends dealing with elderly parents, babies, engagements and divorces.
Then there are the free give-aways of really awesome items that I had won and people posting cool video's of their home and native land(s).
Nodding her grey haired head, she smiled at me and said, but dear, they are not real.
Interesting take on the virtual world that is foreign to someone who has grown up throughout world wars, T.V., telephones, cell phones, aircraft and better cars, but she has not accepted the world of communication via computers.
I've met some of you, we've shared laughs, thoughts, hugs and friendships that have continued on even through our computers. Some of you I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting, but hopefully will one day. You have ALL taught me something, you've shown me parts of the world I would never otherwise get to see, you've taught me new languages, slang and swear words and I got to participate in a running sock review. How great is all of that?!?
You guys are really real to me.
Thanks for the friendship!!
I'm not feeling particularly chatty lately so I'll be taking a little break.
I'll continue to read and catch up with you ~ good luck to all of those competing, cycling, cx-ing and just living life...because,
Life's fun if you don't weaken,