From Survival to Thriving 1/23/2022

Survival is the title of our family album from last year. I am now part of the Great Resignation and gave notice Jan 3. Started new job Jan 18 at Fluence. Second week of January I drove down to spend time with my mom – thoroughly enjoyed the road time. Very stressful month!

We did have a pretty good December with few weeks at Cocoview in Roatan scuba diving – got “stuck” there an extra two days with all the covid/flight cancellations that started around Christmas.

Goals in 2022:

  • Finish 100 mile race (targeting either Nobiz 100 if I can make timecutoffs with elevation/tough race, or Hamsterwheel)
  • Not be the slowest at the Tour du Mont Blanc in July
  • Have fun in 2 Ragnar races, one being an Ultra in VT
  • It may also be a year to see how my body holds up doing several ultras a few weeks apart. Tour du Mont Blanc is a week of 15-20 miles/5000′ elevation per day, then 3 weeks after is a 3 day race I’d like to do with Madeleine (from Kilkenny race last year)

I need to lose at least 10, preferably 20 lbs. This is going to be tough! Then we’ll see if The Great Slowdown in 2021 was primarily mental stress (my bet) or also attributable to being heavier. I’m already feeling stronger during hour runs since I quit my job.

It is harder to have a routing when you work at home/everything is at home still. COVID still rampaging although we all have boosters.

I am focused on strength training and maintaining aerobic fitness! This is the first year I have no shoulder issues to deal with and no hip or back pain – exciting!

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