Why I Haven’t Blogged

Contrary to popular Timbeaux folklore I am really an introvert.  I don’t like giving speeches.  I don’t like making up things to talk about.  And I sure don’t like talking about myself.  And that is in person or on the phone or even my blog.

Now hold on a minute there partner!  I’m looking at a blog with over 800 posts about none other than Timbeaux and his dumbass antics.  And you don’t like talking about yourself?

No.  I don’t.  Really.  In the real world, you would never know I have done an Ironman or run 100 miles unless someone else told you. (Not unless you’re one of those freaky blog stalkers like Paul Esch.)  I would rather talk about my wife or kids before I talk about myself.  I really prefer to stay in the shadows and support every one else.

So why did I write those 800 plus blog posts about everything from bloody nipples to skin socks to hallucinogenic dehydration training?  Simple.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

I did it because I was raising money for one of the many extremely worthy charities I have been involved with.  And since I am not the type to call you up and say “Please donate to my charity…..”, I figured this way suited me better.  My plan followed 4 easy steps.

  1. Sign up to raise money for a charity while doing some insane act of physical fitness.
  2. Train for previously mentioned insane act of physical fitness while documenting the most disturbing, painful and grotesque workouts in hopes of getting some sympathy donations.
  3. Try to survive the overly mentioned act of physical fitness so you can go back home to your wife and kids and hopefully recover.
  4. Rinse and repeat.

So that is what I did for quite a few years.  And then I stopped.  And so did most of my reasons for writing this blog.  If I am not raising money for something, then I am just talking just to talk.  And I’ve never really thought I had something that important to say.

But maybe I do.

I don’t know if I will get back to the frequency of posts in my heyday a few years ago, but I will be posting again.  I have a few things I want to talk about that some people might find interesting or useful.  But that will remain to be seen.

Even though I am not raising money for any charities at the present moment, I have many close friends who have picked up the torch and run with it (no pun intended). So I will mention them in some of my posts for those who have the means and desire to donate.

As a matter of fact, Mr. Mason Hutchinson, aka Gas Can Kid, aka Sea Giraffe, aka #ihateland, is participating in his very last Swimathon for Crawfish Aquatics.  He has been swimming with Crawfish Aquatics for many, many years and they have played a huge role in teaching him not only how to excel in the swimming pool but also how to excel as a human being.  If you want to support him and all they do, visit the Crawfish Aquatics Swimathon page and click on the online donation link.  Just put “Mason Hutchinson” as the swimmer and he will get credit for your donation.

Thank you all for reading and I hope it doesn’t take another month to post.

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