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Don’t call it a comeback – I’ve been here for years. I actually have been here for years.

Eh? Eh? EH? Bet you thought I was dead, eh? THINK AGAIN.

Want to know when I last actually sat down and tried to write something for this blog, do you? DO YOU? Well it was over a year ago, as it happens. I think (in fact I know, because I just checked) that I managed to squeeze 300 words of verbal effluent out of my fingers before succumbing to a quite debilitating bout of ‘I can’t be arsed with this anymore’. And therein lies the crux of the issue. I just couldn’t be bothered with it. I’d run out of things to say.

There was a lot of other stuff going on as well, none of which was particularly conducive to either a) keeping fit or b) writing about keeping fit. But I will save all that for another day.

A couple of months ago, I got a domain renewal notice for this place. I’d been thinking about resurrecting it for a while, but at the same time I was hesitant to take it on if it was just going to lead to another abortive attempt. But after much thought about direction, content and so on, I’ve decided to give it another bash. It won’t be the same straightforward blog that it’s been in the past because honestly, I just don’t want to sit down and write every week. So I’m guessing it will be a combination of writing and video. But I’ve still got a lot to figure out. It won’t be all about fitness either, although that will be part of it. Who knows? I don’t, as is probably evident.

No idea if I’m pissing in the wind here, and I certainly can’t think of a single reason why anyone who used to read this blog would bother checking back. But it still does improbably well through organic Google rankings and I get as many unique users today as I did when I was updating it regularly. So it would seem silly to let that go to waste.

At some point in the next few weeks, I will take the site down for a complete redesign. All the old content will be here, and the first new post will be a video explaining exactly what happened when I went AWOL, and what my plans are for this place in the future. My aim is for that to happen before Christmas, but it may get pushed back to the new year if I’m stupid busy with work.

Anyway, if, by some small chance, you are reading this and have wondered where I’ve been, then please know that I love you. In a frighteningly real and aggressive sense.

See you all soon.

Shaun

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  • Joseph

    Just pruning some old bookmarks and came across one for this site. I used to read this and a few others blogs when I was Freeletics-crazy. I injured myself, took a couple months off and developed my own routine; cherry picking my favorite and less injury-inducing parts of FL.

    Welcome back. I won’t delete the bookmark just yet and I’ll try to remember to check back around the turn of the calendar. Cheers.

    • Shaun

      Hey Joseph, thanks! I had a couple of health issues, nothing major as it turned out but it really threw me off Freeletics. But I’ve tried to do the same as you, in that I’ve kept bits of it but without such a demonic focus on times etc. Plus I’m running a lot more again, which is brilliant. Anyway, I will explain fully in the first relaunch post, I hope you’ll read it. You might be the only person that does!

      Thanks again,
      Shaun

  • Fi

    Alright Shaun, just come across your blog through researching Freeletics after yet another annual eat-and-trump fest, aka Christmas 2016 (and, to be honest, the rest of 2016).

    I downloaded FL a couple of weeks ago after happening across a couple of its transformation videos online, and was really excited to use a bit of the Christmas break to make proper plans for getting fit as shit in 2017…

    My intention is that I keep up with an FL-guided ‘body transformation’ (cringe) while maintaining some semblance of a social life and sense of humour, and clinging on to at least a handful of friends… Although I’ve already decided that the next 12-15 weeks are going to have to be boozeless if I really want to get anywhere, so maybe none of those aims are remotely realistic.

    Nonetheless, I’m well up for it, and have made a solemn promise to myself to NEVER EVER share motivational fitness memes, or use the word ‘shredded’ unless I’m talking about cabbage.

    I mainly just wanted to leave a comment to say that your writing is wicked, and that I hope you keep it up because it’s really encouraging to see that people who like swearing can get fit too. I shall definitely be keeping up with your blog posts.

    Namaste.

    (… Nah only kidding.)

    • Shaun

      Hi Fi, thank you for your lovely words! They were so nice they made me do a small trump, the results of which I am now enjoying.

      Definitely going to get this place fired up again, it’s imminent I promise! Got a few things that are keeping me busy but am aiming to take it down and replace with something altogether easier on the eye.

      As you have probably surmised, I’m not massively keen on the gung-ho approach. I think some people actually pull it off, but it’s not me. And as for being shredded, unless someone kicks me face-first into a threshing machine, it’s unlikely.

      Thanks again for leaving a comment, I really appreciate it. Sorry it’s taken so long to reply. It’s because I’m shit. See you soon!