So last year was basically a wash. Learned a few things and it also looks like my Achilles is finally ready. I am getting some solid training in and I have registered for some great races. I may have figured out a great balance between family, work and running too. Being the Director for the Pearl Izumi-Smith Endurance Team really takes up a lot more time than anticipated but I have got to meet some amazing people and great athletes. SO let's just say 2010 is rolling and rolling fast!
So what does 2010 hold? Good question. I can plan the best I possible can but we all know that is never how it works out. For example, I just found out my chocolate lab (Trout) needs knee surgery- that's $1500 right off the top, plus the 4 new tires ($600)- oh and the bill I just got from the hospital for my daughter who was sick ($2300). So a few days into the New Year and I am $4400 light in the wallet ...errrr back account.
How do you plan for that? Well you don't. So now I am just trying to accept the good fortune and re-arrange my race and travel schedule.
So here is the plan for 2010- Feb- Moab Red Hot 50k, March -Buffalo Run 50 mile, April- Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim (i hope), May is free, June- Squaw Peak 50, Logan Peak Trail run, July- put in for Hardrock (i hope i don't get in this year), possible SpeedGoat 50k, August- El Vaquero Loco, Sept- Grand Teton Race and The Bear 100, Oct- Mtn View race on the Island and that should do it. There are a few more I would "like" to do though. i.e. Timp Trail Marathon (May), Big Horn (June) and Trans Rockies but that is out of my price range.
I feel pretty good about the year and my main goal is to stay healthy, get fit(ter) and enjoy my time on the trails. I really missed it last year.
So there are my plans- oh wait, I am in the process of putting together a local trail series here in Northern Utah (keeping my fingers crossed for USFS approval).
2010 will be a busy year but after missing 80% of 2009, I welcome it.
I hope everyone has a great 2010, stays healthy but most of all- enjoys their time doing whatever it is you do. Here is a great quote I heard not too long ago.
"Keep doing what you're doing until you can't do it anymore."