Finish TNF EC. Photo: Brett Rivers
This past year brought many emotions that I will remember forever. Thank you for following my journeys with continual love and support! It’s fun to reflect on this past year, but more so, I look forward to continuing on, seeing where my feet will take me next.
My last race of 2012, was an enjoyable 50k with my wife Krista in San Francisco at The North Face Endurance Challenge. It was a wonderful run together, not worrying about anything, but enjoying each moment, talking, laughing, slipping and sliding in the muddy trails. It was a 6hr date, which was another highlight of my year. I learned, no matter what speed you go, ultra’s are tiring and a lot of work, but always rewarding in the end. It’s always fun to see racing from another perspective, giving me the time to appreciate and thank all the volunteers and organizers who take many hours to put on the best race they can.
Also this year, I jumped into Race Directing for the Enchanted Forest Wine Run half-marathon and 5k and also joining in at the SOB 50m/50k run. WOW, RDing is a lot of work and it really makes me appreciate what so many people do, so we can enjoy trails with other like minded people through out the year.
2013 is going to be an incredible journey! I’ll be traveling much more and hopefully enjoying the opportunity to see many parts of the world I have not visited yet! After a few early season races in the States, I’ll be traveling to New Zealand for the Tarawera 100k, possibly Transvulcania in the Canary Islands and to Europe for UTMB. I’ve never been to any of these places and feel so privileged that putting one foot in front of the other is giving me the opportunity to see the world.
I look forward to keeping you updated here and on my Facebook page. Thank you for following and being apart of my life. Many blessings to all of you as you continue on your path. I hope it finds you well and I run into along the way.