"Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet (1803 - 1882)

Monday, December 31, 2007

it's official...

i'm old, or boring as this will be my first NYE in god knows how long at home, with the wife and kids just watching a movie or playing some GH III with the family and watching the newer, greener ball drop.

i am now, officially...my father.

But all is not lost as i did manage to squeeze in a little over 900 miles running for the year. i feel pleased being able to look back and see the distance. Even with almost two months sidelined, i did ok and hitting 1000 miles is do-able but....i don't feel the need to keep track so anally for this year.

Looking back on a post from last year, i think i did a few things right...

i went for a midnite 20 miler and got that ultra-marathon feeling, by running when most up so late are finishing off last call at a local watering hole.

i took my ever expanding banker/finace career into a new and exciting direction.

i quit smoking,... again. This time it may stick....other than being the occasional have a smoke with Animal on increasingly rare days (as i have been designated the friend to have a smoke with now and then...) i haven't bought a pack in months. and while i may wax poetically about having a smoke, in truth, it would taste terrible as my tastebuds seem to have been awakened from my own tar induced comatose state. As i can no longer order top-of-the-line thai food and claim to enjoy it, hot does nicely....thank you

OK, sure i'm a little heavier than i would like, but tipping the scales at 205-210 is just temporary thing. What's an extra 10 lbs after quitting smoking.

So what for next year, from a endurance standpoint....

Well, as stated before, i'm looking forward to running in the Bayshore again. More on that in future posts as that an immediate planning goal.

Do a Tri, or two....this means a little time in the water. Swimming seems like a great way to cross-train during off days from marathon training, right????

Dances with Dirt, a can't believe i have been invited to join a team

Run the Detroit Marathon. destination marathons are great, and yeah i've heard mixed reviews of Detroit. The up side.....the bridge to Canada, the underwater mile, mostly flat....the down side, a reputation of not being the most scenic route (except the bridge), not having enough water at the water stations (which i seem to have experience in...See Chicago), and fine... Detroit doesn't have a great reputation in general. Than again neither does Flint but the Crim seems to draw ok.

Anyway, more to follow when i get a better chance to post without the time constraints of watching the ball drop.
Thanks for reading

9 comments:

Gknee said...

Happy New Year!

L*I*S*A said...

Happy new year to you and the fam. I sure wish I could take you into running Grand Rapids with me this year. Oh well...

I've decided to sign up for a triathlon in Ortonville, and it's called the Big Fish Triathlon. I'll be doing the sprint tri (500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run).

Wanna join me?

Fran said...

Happy new year Mike!

L*I*S*A said...

Um, hey, get the shovel out and cross-train, ya pansy.

Nitmos said...

Happy New Year. Congratulations on the lack of smoking. Detroit is on my race calendar as well this year.

Triseverance said...

Hey Mike Happy New Year. I am liking the 2008 goals. I perdict an awsome year.

Animal said...

Thanks for letting me be your smokin' buddy. A guy's gotta have SOME vices, right?!?

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Kim said...

Happy New Year, amigo!

-Mr. and Mrs. Gravity