Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The End

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On August 28, 2008, Pierini Fitness first appeared in cyberspace as a middle-age man’s cyberspace chronicle of his journey down the superfitness highway in the fast lane.

As the chief executive blogger, I created Pierini Fitness as my cyberspace training journal and to record anything else I had on my mind for my archival benefit and for the benefit or disadvantage of anyone else who happened to stumble across my blog.

It turned out that I had quite a bit on my mind that I spilled out each morning for 600 consecutive days through yesterday. "Blogflections" are what I called my daily cyberspace utterances that shared my thoughts about middle-age man fitness, reflective ramblings, and occasional economic and political thoughts.

In the process, I got to know myself better and suspect that my cyberspace brothers from different mothers and cyberspace sisters from different misters who visited me on average about 950 times per month got to know me better too. Several took time from their busy day to share a comment or kudo about my daily blogflection – to tell me “right on” or “you’re missing the boat” with my message. I enjoyed all the comments I read and learned something from them.

In the process of being so full of myself, I crowned myself as the “self-appointed ambassador of middle-age men around the world”, advocating their interests and expressing their views of the way life was, the way life is and the way life should be.

I took my ambassadorship seriously and, along the way, had a middle-age man or two privately comment that the stuff I shared empowered their own middle-age manhood. It made me feel good inside my skin to be a middle-age man and to know that in some small way I helped them feel good inside their skin.

Now it’s time for me to take the daily energy I’ve devoted to Pierini Fitness and direct it elsewhere. Maybe I’ll write a daily poem to my wife who deserves more of my expressive attention than I've given her. To be a great husband should be the perpetual goal of all “real” middle-age men.

So it might come as a surprise to some – as it has for me – with what I am about to announce with those simple two words you see at the end of a good movie; that today’s 601st Pierini Fitness blogflection marks the end.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

p.s. to stay in touch, you can reach me at pierinifitness@yahoo.com


Anonymous said...

It has been a fun ride on the Pierini super highway blog express.

Thanks for the memories. Bob

fishhead said...

Thank you Pierini.
I'll miss your blogflections, cause you know I'm your number one groupie-heehee.
You made me smile, laugh, and sometimes cry. I think I'm going to cry now - boohoo.
Nah, take care and best wishes.

Donna :)

Jason O. said...

What are you going to do with all this free time!?! I have a great reading list if you wanna read 1200 page books about the nature of God.

Bob said...

I had a premonition a few weeks ago about you, in it you got a dog and became an internationally recognized agility dog competitor, good luck with that. lmao =D

Thank you.

Stacey L.C. said...

WHAT?!? Ed, you can't stop the blogflections - - I was just going to add one!

Justin_PS said...

Say it isn't so!!!!!

Oh well, good run! Best of luck to you and if I'm in the area, I'll let you know!

Wolfgang said...

Thanks for sharing your time with us. I greatly appreciate it.

May God bless you richly in all your endeavors.


Charles Long said...

I enjoyed your blog and admired that fact that you put something up daily. Your blog will be missed but life will go on.

A poem for your wife sounds like a great idea.

Anonymous said...

If this is indeed the end then I wish you all the best and thank you for your daily utterances.
The middle-aged fitness world won't be the same without it's one true ambassador.



Franklin said...

Thanks for all the insightful posts .. I'm really gonna miss this.

Your brother from another mother,