Many of you will know me better as Ali and I’m going to let you into a little secret. Until around seven years ago I had always been Alasdair. Then twitter came along, i got involved, and I found that people really struggled to spell my name. Messages that were meant for me went to someone else, or just disappeared into the ether. I tried different things to get people to spell it right, but to no avail. And so Ali was born.
Ever since then I’ve been @ali_mcgill on twitter and 50,000 tweets later it’s kind of stuck. To people that I’ve got to know through twitter, I’m Ali. To my cycling & running friends I’m Ali too – it’s easier to shout Ali than Alasdair in a peloton barrelling down the road at 30mph. And so I think of Ali as one of those marginal gains that Team Sky use so well – it’s more efficient, easier to use, takes less energy. So hi, I’m Ali!
This is my blog and here I write about stuff that matters to me. During 2015 I’ve been documenting my transition from a racing cyclist to a competitive runner. It’s been fun and it’s felt good to chart my progress, but as that first season ends it’s time to take this blog in a different direction.
So get ready for less running, more reflection and observation. I’m going to steer clear of business mostly – I have other platforms for that stuff. This is for and about me, completely self-indulgent. Ha!
Challenge me, disagree with me, humour me, please interact. So connect, follow, tell me what you think.