Wow, can you believe the year is halfway over?! I can because today I turn 30. Everyone keeps telling me I’m going to start waking up sore and tired due to my old age. But I say screw that! I’m going to keep doing what I do, live life, and prove them all wrong! The only I will say they are all right about is that time flies! I can’t believe it’s already July 1.
While the snowboarding during the winter was non-existent, although I did finally get one day in at Mt Baker the day before they closed in mid April, I’ve had plenty of other great adventures. I’ve had some great day hikes, quick overnight adventures, a weekend of kayaking, and other spur of the moment adventures. Cycling has been the main go to though for just getting out as the weather has been so nice in Seattle the past few months. That rain that everyone always says we have has been no where to be seen, which is great for getting outside, but it could make for a very bad fire season in the mountains. Well, enough rambling, lets get to the stats!
Running: 100.94 miles! This brings the yearly total up to 232.59! I started adding a bit of trail running back in to my routine after taking most of the winter off. I love the feel of dirt, I feel like I can run farther. It allows me to just turn the feet and enjoy my surroundings while taking me to amazing places.
Cycling: 918 miles! My yearly cycling total is now up to 1,493 miles. Can you tell I’ve been doing way more cycling than running the past 3 months? With great commuting weather and a weekly mountain bike ride with my wife, I’ve been seeing at least 3 days a week on the bike. Some weeks, there is another mountain bike ride, and maybe even a weekend road ride. I’ve also signed up to ride the Bike MS Deception Pass Classic again for the 3rd year. I’ll be on the Fighting Axons team again raising money to fight MS! If you can, I’d be very thankful for any donation you can provide to my ride. Donate here
I hope you to have been getting out and enjoying the start to summer. Make it the best yet by finding a challenging hike, climb, ride, race, or an adventure that puts you just outside the comfort zone. It’s been a great year so far and it’s only going to get better!