i typically don’t do the ‘resolution’ posts or the ‘look back on x year’ posts, but i was just thinking about 2007 and what an amazing year it was. i think topping it will be hard. i mean, for good reasons, 1994 was an epic year. but the gestalt version of 2007 is pretty impressive.
first off, i ran my first 50k ultra in february, the twin peaks ultra, which was huge horizon expanding experience.
then tri season kicked in, and as i began ramping up my training for an intended fall ironman, i raced wildflower, my first half iron distance event, and successfully attacked the swim.
then late spring rolled around and the whole world changed with the birth of our son, thunderclap newman. i’ve tried to put into words how incredible the experience has been and the closest thing i can compare it to is mountaineering. the blood, sweat and tears necessary to get to the summit of a mountain are rewarded by a sensory overload of joy and beauty.
to finish the year off, i ended up with my first set of stitches due to kissing quartzite while trail running in the arizona desert.
i can’t think of a year that has been more jam packed with amazing experiences. that really sets a high bar and i’ll do my best to at least meet, if not exceed, it this year.