My first (personal) website

I’ve been working on website projects for the last five years, but until now I never felt the slightest desire to create my own website. Of course, I’d love to have one … but having a website means keeping it updated regularly and looking after it … it is a responsibility.

I attended a two day Scrum training course last week, and for the first time I really wanted a blog. I wanted to go home and record my experiences as I tried to implement all of the things we learned on the course. I wanted a place to share my thoughts, not just on Scrum, but on anything and everything. I wanted to hear back from other people who might have the time and inclination to read my ramblings and have an opinion. I’ve joined the discussion forum but I wanted more than that – I wanted a space that’s mine. So here it is: my first personal website. It’s a funny choice of domain name, so if you’re remotely curious you can read why I chose the domain name spikethepoodle.com. I have a few things to say, so I’ll try and organise my thoughts and write some blog entries. Since my personal preference is for short, snappy blog entries when I’m the reader, I’ll try not to subject others to my endless ramblings. If you do want to hear those, you just have have to feed me beer.

Race for Life

Running slow is great. I could never understand people that could run constantly for thirty minutes or longer, until a friend pointed out that I shouldn’t be so out of breath and if I slowed right down it would be much easier to keep going. Running slower also means that I’m burning fat rather than just doing cardio. I proved it today when I ran 7k at the gym, further than I’ve ever managed before, and still felt as though I could have kept going. What’s more, I think I even enjoyed it.

So I’m going to try the Race for Life this summer – it’s only a 5k run, and who knows, by then I might even be fit enough to run it a little faster.