Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Year in Review

Seemingly everywhere you look this time of year, you find a "Best of 2014" list.  For me, it was a very big year, as this was the year I finished 50 states.  A few highlights:

Hardest marathon--No contest here.  The Trail Triple Crown, Deleware.  This challenging trail marathon with four river crossings took me nearly 7 hours to complete.  Humbling and gratifying.  A great combination.

Most quirky--Day of the Dead Marathon, New Mexico.  One of my favorite races of the year, or of all time for that matter.  Small race, a couple dozen crazies like myself.  Truly a marathon for runners, by runners.

Biggest Disappointment--Not being able to run the marathon in Portland, Maine on my anniversary weekend, a trip I had planned for a long time.

Biggest Surprise--Being able to register for the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Maine, rated the top marathon in the U.S., only two weeks before the race.

Favorite Marathon--Timberline Marathon in Oregon.  This picturesque trail marathon around Timothy Lake was tough, but awesome.  Honorable mention--Mayor's Midnight Sun in Anchorage, Alaska.

Favorite Moment--Running with my wife and kids across the finish line in Las Vegas, and being cheered on by dozens of friends and family members.  I guess that was two moments.  It's my blog.  I can do what I want!

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 Race Schedule

It's time to start thinking about goals for 2015.  The local race schedule is packed with great offerings.

Check it out, here.