Friday, December 30, 2011

The End of 2011

Well . . . it's that time of year again (the end).  A time of reflection and a time to ponder the future.  I've done plenty of reflecting over the past few months, but minimal amounts of future pondering.  That is changing though and new goals are forming on the horizon.

I'm going to finish out the year with over 4,500 miles for the year.  That a new PR for sure -- by about 900 miles I believe.  Sure it's inflated by the AT stuck in there, but it would have been way more had I jumped back into my normal mileage sooner than about a month ago.  Regardless, I'm pleased that I was healthy and fortunate enough to cover than many miles.  Lots of fun, beauty, and camaraderie mixed in those miles.

Plans for 2012?  I'm planning on running the Frozen Sasquatch 50K next weekend, 3 Days of Syllamo in Arkansas in March (one of my favorite races), then the Massanutten 100 in May.  There may be some other stuff mixed in, but that's all the farther I'm planning.  I'd like to do another 100-miler or two this year, but I'll just have to see how things play out.  Massunutten is the big goal race for the first half of the year.  I ran 21:37 there as my first 100 ('08).  I'd love to run sub-20 there and that's going to be what I've got my sights on over the next five months.

So here's to a great 2011!  Happy New Year everyone!

I know who I'll be smoochin' when the ball drops . . .


  1. I know you have a great year. A year of changes, reflections, successes and new found goals. 2013 is going to be a wonderful year for you and Kadra. Be sure to give Kadra a little smooch for me as the ball drops to close out this wonderful year. See you both next weekend.

  2. Thanks Lori and Rick.

    @Rick: 2013? . . . What happened to 2012? I feel like I'm in the Back To The Future movie (fine, as long as I get to ride the hover-skateboard). You can get Kadra a smooch yourself at the FS next weekend :)

  3. happy new year to you and kadra! many happy adventures in the mtns for 2012 for us both! I hope to see you guys soon, but I know I'll see you for sure at my favorite 50 mile race that I never ever want to miss: cheat mtn 50!!

  4. Adam, sounds like a great plan for the first half of 2012! Happy New Year and hopefully are paths will cross soon.
    - Chris

  5. Congrats on a great year of running! Look forward to meeting you at FS50k. First-timer here :-]

  6. Happy 2012 and good luck with your training and racing!

  7. 2012 is going to be a wonderful year also!!! Thanks for giving me permission to give Kadra a big smooch!