With over three months left in the year, I'm already planning my racing for 2014 - talk about getting ahead of yourself! Something I've done my entire life, as soon as I get somewhere or am doing something, I want to be somewhere else and doings something different, always looking to the future. My mother has always told me (many times) "Tim, don't wish your life away." It's a tough lesson to learn but I think I'm finally understanding the value of staying put and trying to live in the present.
|Partial view of the inside of new cabin (TV is not mine...in fact, nothing in there is mine.)|
That being said, I'm looking forward to moving next week. I need to pare down my belongings once again to ensure I can make the trip in one carload, so some thrift store is going to have a lot of mostly new running clothes, shoes, and gear (and maybe a bike or two). I get that nervous swirl in my stomach when I feel like I have too much stuff. If everything I own doesn't fit in my car, then something's wrong. Crazy, since I remember a life not too long ago when I had a house of antique furniture, expensive watches, a sports car, and a bunch of debt, even though I made 3x the money I make now (and currently don't even have a credit card and zero debt). Life is so much easier with a wallet as thin as a tortilla and nothing heavy enough that I can't lift and carry on my own. Of course, I could make room in my life for a 23 lbs hard tail race mtbike...
Next Elevation Trail podcast show is this Thursday. Chatting about some current topics and observations in trail running and a little mountain biking (World Cup events in Norway last weekend were SO good).
The new Ultra Adventures website (www.ultra-adventures.com) should be finished and up with all the events listed in about a week and a half. At this point, I can release the names, dates, and distances for the first half of the year. We're working on a Trail Festival celebration weekend for the fall that will be HUGE:
Feb 1 - Antelope Canyon 50 mile / 50k
Mar 15 - Monument Valley 50 mile / 50k
Apri 4-5 - Zion 100 100 mile / 100k / 50k
May 17 - Grand Canyon 100 100 mile / 50 mile
June 14-15 - Bryce 100 100 mile / 50 mile / 50k
Off for my labored 4 mile trail run... Don't wish your life away.