It is that time again to publicly communicate my plans and goals for 2011 as I see them today. I will likely add to this list but hopefully not subtract anything. This past year was full of accomplishments on the sports and adventure side. I came 1st in the ultra distance Coastal Trail Blazer Awards for winning and placing on those stupid long runs. I feel good about that and that the 14 ultramarathons actually won me something. I am going to continue to run ultras but not as many this year. I still have to choose which ones I am going to take on in between my other racing schedule (below).
Here is what I have set out for this coming year:
1. I am going to be a better husband and father.
2. I am going to lead Brainpark to become very successful.
3. I am going to do my first Ironman in Cozumel Mexico on Nov 27th.
To accomplish these 3 significant goals is going to take even more discipline in my life. The old adage of early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise is going to be a mantra this year. I have already taken steps to formalize this discipline by spending $900 to join a Masters Swim class that starts every morning at 5.30am. I plan to swim and run 5 days a week before work then bike every day before dinner. I bought myself a very nice Kestrel bike a few months ago which I am really enjoying. This year will have a lot of mountain bike and road bike racing. Here is the schedule so far:
1/23: Pacifica 21k trail run (may upgrade to the ultra)
1/29: Dam Run in Lafayette
2/6: Chanoko Duathlon
3/13: Dublin St Pats run
5/15: Bay to Breakers
5/22: 12 hours of Weaverville
7/9: Downieville Classic
Sept: Tour De Tahoe
10/2: Whiskey Town 9-5
10/16: Diablo Challenge
11/27: Ironman Cozumel
This time I have a couple of friends who are doing most of the races with me (except the Ironman). I am excited to build up the bike skills and have some fun. If any of you are interested in joining me for any of the above races please let me know. I am going to tie a bunch of this together to raise some more money for my friends in Haiti. The details on that will follow on MileASmile.