When I first contemplated writing a blog the two central themes that I had in mind were to try and express the joy that I feel when running through the countryside and how best to share those experiences with like minded people.
Yes the “i” relates to me in that it’s my words, photos and thoughts but at the same time I’m really keen that whoever is reading recognises the “i” as being themselves because they can identify with the locations and enjoyment that these trail running endeavors have to offer.
Running through nature makes me happy, it’s who I am, it’s a part of me and I know this applies to thousands of others. Sharing this common bond whether running with friends or chatting across social media means the “i” is an all inclusive term for everyone that laces up their trainers.
Naturally the “i” prefix also stands for the internet and social media. Creating twitter and Instagram accounts with the same name as my blog made sense and naturally they all feed off each other.
I’m proud to say that I have virtually the same amount of followers and following on both twitter and instagram because again this community based relationship is at the heart of what I want to achieve.
The most famous “i” prefix belonged to Apple , I believe Steve Jobs started out with an intention that the internet was to both inform and inspire, that’s a great place to start.
Running has remained my constant source of hope and normality through the various lockdowns. I write about a broad spectrum of running related topics that draw on my personal experiences. It’s good to share your thoughts if you think they can worthwhile.
Bloggers can be accused of being self centred but my blogs are aimed at everyday running topics that we all experience and benefit from.
Hopefully the “i” in irunoffroad doesn’t just come across as me writing, it also relates to “you” the reader because “we” love to run off road.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.