Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Half Year Report

Pretty hard to believe that half of 2012 is gone, the time has really flown.

The nitty gritty. My goals for the year are a 1,000 miles running and 1,000 miles cycling, which should put me at 500 each at this time. Actual distances completed so far are:
  • Running:324.32 Miles
  • Cycling: 592.11 Miles
Slacking a bit on the running, but following the Smart Marathon Training plan for my ultra this fall should help me get closer to my goal in the second half of the year. Relatively little to report on the injury side, which, of course, is good news. Lost some time here and there to some ankle tendinitis, usually from doing something contrary to common sense.

Lots of good product and book reviews so far as well: Drymax Sport Socks, Iron War, Halo Headbands, Pearl iZUMi Thermal Arm Warmers, Brooks PureFlow running shoes, THRIVE vegan books, Smart Marathon Training (which I adapted for my ultra training), Patagonia Long Hauler shorts, CLIF Builder's Protein BarsPocketFuel Naturals Nut Butters, and so many more. Check out my Product Reviews page as well as the Books/Media page for the entire oeuvre.

We had a great time skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge for Spring Break! Laima and I participated in our first mud run, Warrior Dash Illinois. I became a FitFluential Ambassador, as did Laima.

Our family checked out canoeing as well, spiffing up an old canoe pulled out of my in-law's back yard.

From April 30th on, my training has all been geared towards my first ultramarathon, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K, in September. Exciting stuff!

How has your 2012 shaped up so far?

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  1. I think that hiking with that pack + small child counts as double mileage! :)

  2. The time has gone at an alarming pace and I can't believe we are in the second half of 2012 already. You had a great 6 months, well done! You will certainly catch up with the running as the ultra gets closer. I'm running a 50k mountain challenge on 8 Sept so I will keep you in my thoughts as I continue my journey.

  3. I imagine your running mileage is going to jump way up during the last half of the year! But that's some significant biking miles!!


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