Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

  Quick stats: Total races: 21 Orienteering: 3 Running: 7 (2 virtual races) Biking: 6 Duathlon: 1 Adventure races: 4 Volunteering: 6 Night bike rides: 5 Times crying during night bike rides: 2 Races my family watched: 1.5 New things … Continue reading

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Stopping by…

We had family pictures taken over Thanksgiving. While I often dislike pictures of myself, I love these. Sadly, they’re the first “official” family pictures we’ve had since Daniel and Nathan were 5 and 4. Christmas vacation or not, life has … Continue reading

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2012 Jingle Bell Hell

My new dedication to training coincided perfectly with XLMIC’s Jingle Bell Hell virtual race, but I couldn’t have missed this year’s event, seeing as I had to defend my status as last year’s “close runner-up”.  Heck, this year I even ran … Continue reading

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Rule #1

After Saturday’s race, I basically spent the rest of the night sulking.  I know that it makes no sense for nearly identical times to be a hard-earned victory one year and a colossal defeat the next, but like I said … Continue reading

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My own worst enemy

Today I went to one of my favorite races at a place I love and had what feels right now, at least, like the worst race of my life.  This is saying something, even just in terms of my three Pere … Continue reading

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2012 Castlewood 8-Hour adventure race volunteer report

I spent my oldest child’s 20th birthday volunteering at the Castlewood 8-Hour adventure race.  I didn’t even have to feel guilty about being gone all day since he was out of town visiting friends. My team had actually planned to race, … Continue reading

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