Checking off 2016, careening into 2017

While 2016 generally sucked for all of humanity, on a personal level I managed to keep 2016 my bitch. I completed Ironman Chattanooga (first Ironman), 5 marathons, Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga, 4 half marathons, two 10-milers, one 15k, two 10ks, two 4 milers, several other trail races of various distances, and attempts at Cloudland Canyon 50 miler and Georgia Death Race. Of course, I also had a pretty big life change leaving a full-time job I enjoy to start a PhD in Analytics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University. Finally, I enjoyed one of the biggest honors of my life as a member of Team Marathon Miles for Kilometer Kids, helping to raise over $28,000 for youth running programs in Georgia and running the NYC Marathon on their behalf with an incredible team. However, considering that several people close to me had less than stellar 2016s, I’m very happy to move on with 2017. My life is only as good as those around me.

My epic sized goal for 2017 is to complete the Yeti 100 in September. Yes, my first hundo! I’m ready for the most beautiful 100 miler with the most epic belt buckle. In order to prepare for this challenge, I added another goal to 2017: marathon a month! So let’s see how this looks so far…

January

February

 

March

April

May

June

  • Need a June marathon!

July

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Excited for this scenery at the Mad Marathon!

August

September

  • Wingfoot XC Classic
  • Yeti 100! A 50 miler has been added and registration opens on Christmas Eve! Sign up for this beautiful course with a great RD and amazing trail community.

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October

November

  • Crossing fingers for NYC Marathon lottery
  • Atlanta Half Marathon

December

  • Marathon TBD

It’s all a work in progress, and highly dependent on schedule at school, but it seems to be a good start. Looking forward to continued insanity. 😉

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