Finding Balance 2020, General

2020 Year in Review

It’s my tradition to spend some time on New Year’s Eve reflecting on the previous year and doing a rundown of all the things that happened. And then 2020 happened. The year started out with a bang for me, getting sick and landing in the hospital for the first time ever. I did get to […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

2020 Running Year in Review

2019 was a huge year for running. I completed my first 100K and 100 mile race, and overall hit a huge stride in my running. I know that my running years usually cycle around to a low mileage, low accomplishment year every fourth year, so this year should have been another knockout year. However, as […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

2020 Biking Year in Review

It’s time once again for my yearly review wrap-ups. Starting as always with my biking year in review! Despite everything bad that happened in 2020, biking saw one of the biggest upturns of any industry. People decided that they wanted to get outside more as well as avoid public transportation, and a bike is a […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

2019 Year in Review

As tradition dictates, it’s time for my annual New Year’s Eve Year in Review. I’ve been doing this since 2005, and there’s no reason to stop now. As I looked back over some of those early entries (on a previous blog) each of them seemed to start with, “Wow, it was a big year!” Once […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

2019 Running Year in Review

The year 2019 is my tenth year of running, and is seems appropriate that I celebrate that milestone with a bang. I’ll be writing a retrospective post on the past decade in a few days, but for the moment I want to spend a little time looking back at just this past year, and how […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

2018 Biking Year In Review

Although not quite as big as my running year, 2018 saw me biking a lot more than I ever have in the past. I’ve really come to love the idea of two wheeled transport, and wish that my job was close enough for me to actually do it as a commuting option. I did commute […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

2018 Running Year In Review

2018 was the biggest, and most different running year I’ve had yet. As I entered the year, I had to make some changes to my mental state if I was going to have more success than I did in 2017. After coming off some incredibly big years in 2015 and 2016, I ended up spending […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

2018 Year in Review

Like clockwork, it’s New Years Eve and time once again for me to work on my 2018 year in review. This year was a big year in many ways, but for the most part, much of it was good. I didn’t blog as much in 2018, and that was intentional. I had been doing a […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

2017 Year in Review

2017 was one of those years that seemed to take forever. Maybe it was the changing political climate, or the anticipation of big life events coming up, but it feels like I’ve been writing the date 2017 for a long time. The year started with the inauguration of a president that causes myself, and many […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

2017 Running Year in Review

2017 was supposed to be another high point in my running. After completing two years with over 1100 miles, multiple ultra races, and feeling like I was at the top of my game, 2017 was going to be more of the same. However, the second half of 2016 started to see a slow decline in […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

2017 Biking Year in Review

2017 was another good year for me when it came to biking. I set a goal early in the year of matching last year’s total of just over 650 miles, and I’m happy to report that I met that goal. My 2017 total was 653 miles, which is just 5 miles shy of my 2016 […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

2016 Wrap up

It’s time once again to do my yearly wrap-up. Even before I was doing the daily blog adventure, I was putting together yearly summaries, and so the tradition continues. For many of us, 2016 felt like a horrible year. In fact at trivia night on Wednesday, we decided to name our team F#%* 2016!. There […]

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