I've been scarce around these parts lately, because when you're not running, there's not much to say that isn't just depressing. But I still read. And dream. Although the near future is dark and dreary, I still have high hopes that 2014 will be a good, nay, a great year!
Let's see what's on my wish list...
Assuming I get back into it sometime by Spring, I plan to be at the next major Loopfest - Flying Pig in Cincinnati on May 4!
wait, before that is Surf City on Feb 2nd. I'm going to pick up my bib
and shirt. Maybe I'll run a little. I certainly won't run the whole 13
and set myself back like I did at Rehoboth. But my bib should get me
into the beer garden. And I have ten loopsters crashing at my pad, so
the weekend should be full of amazing!
The rest of the year is full of possibilities, but nothing definite yet. But look at these options!
Late June - Western States 100, crewing or pacing some lucky loopster - TBD! Possibly after doing Double Dipsea the day before.
July - Tahoe Trail 100 - again, crewing or pacing perhaps
August - Hood to Coast - OK that IS definite! Team Awesome Loop All-Stars will be tearing up Oregon!
October - I hope to do the Skyline to Sea 50K through the Redwood forests near Santa Cruz
- I am in the NYCM lottery. You never know... I am also planning our
annual golf trip in Santa Barbara with a half marathon along the coast
Other than that, if training goes well I would like
to do a marathon in the fall. Not sure where. And who knows where I may
just drop in for loop-meets? Shamrock? Boston? Marshall? Rehoboth?
for goal times...Well, I'm going to just forget about that for now. I
haven't trained since September so it will be a slow return to form. Not
expecting any PRs. Going to enjoy running for fun this year. More goat
runs, more trails, more cross training. I have a goal to beat my record
annual bike mileage, which shouldn't be too hard.
the PF. It is still stubbornly not going away. Very slowly it gets
better, but I am going to wait until the pain is really gone before I
test it. Well, nearly gone. I don't know. I change my mind daily.
Probably at least two more weeks before I do a test run.
Enjoy your runs!