Saturday, January 26, 2013

Somewhat of a 2012 Recap

The other day in the shower I thought that my life is just a happy blurr. And why should it be any other way? I used to hate it when my dad quoted those quotes, "life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." But alas, I've concluded that those quotes are true. I don't have anything to complain about. I might hurt 25 or 40 or 50 miles into a race, but that's something us kids like to call a "first world problem." Running is such a trivial and luxurious activity, and I'm thankful I get to partake and that I'm healthy. Goodness, my little blog posts always begin so sentimentally.

Dare I say 2012 was the best year of my life. School went well, I made and developed some incredible friendships, summer was a unique experience, and my running continually improved and improved. It's 2013 now, and it began with new friends in New Zealand. Blacksburg brought snow, and a UltraVT 50k to go along with it. I have nothing to complain or worry about.

2012 miles

Jan: 210
Feb: 84        (mono)
Mar: 190      (Terrapin)
Apr: 195      (Promise land)
May: 147     (Yomomma)
Jun: 98        (NF50)
Jul: 129
Aug: 180
Sep: 280     (IMTR, uberrock)
Oct: 254
Nov: 250     (MMTR)
Dec: 126     (Hellgate)

Total: 2,134 miles

2012 Training
Fire Class
PL Training


Few days after NF50
Sister's bday
Drinkmas 2012

Roomate love

Pink takes Tech

Uber rock

Post hellgate

Mt Rodgers

MMTR finish


Mens team minus Earp in the car w. hypothermia

Post Terrapin

2013 New Zealand

Southern Alps, NZ


  1. Awesome year man. Keep it up....onto 2013

  2. your blog is your diary hahaha i love it!

  3. Pretty epic year for you. You really killed the miles Sept - Nov! See ya on the trails