Yesterday was my first anniversary with WordPress. One full year of blogging.
Naturally I had to go and read my very first post again from January 3rd, 2012:
Welcome 2012! Now is a good time to start working on all the changes that I want to see in 2012. Or as a wise man once said: a fool is someone who expects a different outcome even though he hasn’t changed any of his actions. So, let’s get a start on changes! Running in wind and rain is horrible? No way! Get on those trainers and run through the mud. It’s fun! I did it this morning! Welcome change!
I started my blog at a different location (http://inspiringandhealthyrunninginlondon.wordpress.com), experimenting with blogging about my running and training experience.
As the year progressed, I noticed however that I wanted to write about more than just running and subsequently I started the Run Eat Life blog.
Between the two blogs, I created 317 posts. That’s more than I could have ever imagined when I started.
If I had to pick a topic that was my favorite to blog about last year, it would have to be the London Olympics 2012. It was a fantastic time being in London, being in the heart of all that happened around the Olympics and Paralympics and taking part wherever I could. If you want to read some of my blogs on my experience last year with London 2012, please go here: http://inspiringandhealthyrunninginlondon.wordpress.com/tag/london-olympics/
I still get lots of traffic on people looking for photos and comments on the London Olympics and Paralympics and the most viewed pages are the ones with the Tower Bridge – with the Olympics Rings, with the Paralympic Agitos – and Tower Bridge by night. Therefore, I thought I’ll share some of those photos again with you.
We had quite a bit of fun with the Olympic Rings at the Tower Bridge. They weren’t always showing, so we reported them stolen one day to a couple of policemen who looked like they were enjoying talking to silly people like us. Luckily, the London police had it all covered and we were rest assured that in fact they hadn’t been stolen, but were just being retracted when
Team GB didn’t win a gold medal it was windy or a ship passed through Tower Bridge and the bridge had to be opened… phew…
During the Olympics we also had special night views and night lights and light shows at the Tower Bridge, so a visit to the Tower Bridge By Night became a regular thing last summer.
And then last but not least, once the Paralympics started, the Olympic Rings were removed the the Paralympic logo – the Agitos – were displayed. Here is what I found out about the Agitos:
swooshes, swishes, things are actually called agitos, which comes from the Latin and means “I move”. The Paralympic symbol represents the Paralympic motto “Spirit in Motion”. The colors (red, blue, green) were chosen as they are most commonly used in national flags.