2021 Another Year of Building

I began this weblog in 2005 technically, however I’ve been posting no less than thrice every week since 2007! Whilst now 95% of what I proportion is tutorial, annually I love to stay alongside of slightly bit of the non-public.

As a result of let’s face it… I’m nonetheless the only working this display although it has long past from a passion to a complete fledged trade with a lot of other people serving to out in several spaces at the back of the scenes.

2021 was once a good looking yr and a unusual yr….and so right here we’re.

2021 Proceeding to Construct

I believe it’s no twist of fate that my center identify begins with C because it must had been Constant.

I run more or less the similar mileage yr after yr with out truly which means too.

I publish an identical quantity of new articles yr after yr.

I simply stay going, adjusting, adapting and for essentially the most phase playing the experience!

  • RTTF now has 9 working coaches offering 1-1 customized coaching plans
  • My e-book handed 10,000 copies offered
  • Digital Run Membership persisted to develop, however I additionally began promoting the ones lessons stand on my own which was once any other trade shift
  • The website online continues trucking alongside and competing with Runner’s Global to supply (I am hoping) nice pointers and gear
  • The RTTF workforce grew with a couple of extra freelancers to lend a hand me with admin duties, graphics, enhancing and the by no means finishing search engine marketing procedure
  • Lovely certain I used to be a visitor on no less than 20 podcasts and guy is that amusing!

I’m truly amazed each unmarried yr that I am getting to do that and that this trade continues to develop and flourish.

2021 The Sweaty Highlights

It felt like 2021 was once going to be the sort of massive shift from 2020 and it was once….but additionally wasn’t.

Operating Triumphs

After 8 years, I determined it was once time to move for the marathon objective once more!

I’ve finished 9 now and had no doubts about my talent to complete.

However I sought after greater than that.

I sought after to turn out that when knee surgical treatment, after 40, after such a lot of years I had a PR in me. However what grew to become out to be the most efficient factor was once I in point of fact loved my coaching. Like essentially the most amusing I’ve ever had operating against a marathon.

In order that was once the triumph since the 80 stage Chicago marathon place to begin, simply didn’t put a PR within the playing cards for me.Chicago marathon

Colorado Adventures

David and I went all out this yr simply playing puts in Colorado that we’ve sought after to move, however merely haven’t in the past made time to do.

For our anniversary we sat down and plotted out a pair puts for every month from Might – Sept after which we in fact caught to it!

Royal Gorge Whitewater rafting


One of my objectives in asking David to place down roots in Colorado was once long run, wonderful, authentic, devoted friendships.

This yr proved me to that we’ve got discovered that.

For my fortieth birthday, I accrued a gaggle of the ones girls to move do one thing foolish and amusing with me at an aerial magnificence. Then for Thanksgiving we had a bunch of different {couples} with out youngsters or circle of relatives within reach over to have a good time.colorado friends

And simply all of the little moments during the yr when a pal known as, sought after to stroll, introduced over home made red meat stew (good day Katrina). They made me really feel extra at house than I’ve in our earlier strikes and I’m excited to stick in in the home that I proceed to like!!!


Related years are a recap from that yr! Sadly, I didn’t get started digitally monitoring til part manner via 2007, which means that I’m now not 100% of my numbers for the primary 5 years of my working profession. I’d love to understand what my true overall is (however understand it’s over 28,000 miles)!

As famous earlier than I don’t take a look at per month or weekly mileage till December hits then I transform curious.

2008: 1423.3
2009: 1277.7
2010: 1600.3
2011: 1600.3
2012: 1458.5
2013: 1618.3
2014: 1603
2015: 1571.5
2016: 1626.2
2017: 847 (knee surgical treatment)
2018: 1364.2
2019: 1576
2020: 1900
2021: 1750

Easiest Month: July – 175 – began peaking a bit of too early for that October marathon I believe.

Lowest Month: October – 106 – day without work to recuperate from marathon. Quantity must be decrease, however I believed I may check out any other marathon quickly and was once throwing in some lengthy runs to check it out.

Cycling Aerobic Stroll/Hike Power/Yoga/PT
2021 2 hours 5 hours 675 miles 55 hours
2020 14 hours 7 hours 795 miles 75 hours
2019 20 hours 2 hours 930 miles 83 hours
2018 40 hours 8 hours 1033 miles 62 hours
2017 100 hours 5 hours 820 miles 180 hours
2016 14 hours 20 hours  790 miles 110 hours
2015 12 hours 70 hours 730 miles 118 hours
2014 45 hours 5 hours? 690 miles 90 hours
2013 58 hours 13 hours? 560 miles 120 hours
2012 70 hours not sure 620 miles 100 hours
2011 42 hours 29 hours 980 miles 137 hours
2010 13 hours 30 hours 1068 miles 86 hours

Now not certain why energy seems decrease, rather than I did much less yoga and stretching. Which if I’m being truthful needed to give a contribution to the former years as a result of no manner I did greater than now.

I additionally paid consideration to heavier lifts and much more intense energy coaching workout routines. I undoubtedly thinks that’s phase of why I felt so excellent after the marathon.

My aid in walks is 100% blamed on our new group having the worst mobile phone provider. I used to take walks and make contact with other people to catch up…so it’s additionally made me worse at that!

States Run in: 5 (CO, UT, MO, IA, WY, IL)  – that is so ordinary not to see a host of states everywhere or no less than 1 different nation

Longest Run: 26.2 miles – Chicago Marathon

Maximum fascinating run:
Gotta be Moab, it’s simply stunning. I sought after to simply stay going to discover the panorama and revel in being out of our group! We’ve been making plans a Moab go back and forth for years, however anyone was once all the time injured.

So it was once superior to make it occur and of route totally exhaust ourselves with path after path.

Running Moab

Most fun #runnerd second:
Attending to paintings on an app with Kara Goucher and Matt Fitzgerald this is now launching. I truly recognize those two and it was once in point of fact an honor to be integrated with them.

How did this yr examine?
I believe sturdy.

I believe wholesome.

I believe truly enthusiastic about what’s imaginable.

I’m additionally truly pissed off at spending such a lot time marathon coaching to have it now not come in combination.

Highest race: Smartly Chicago was once the one actual race, however I did do a 1 mile downhill with David on July 4th and it was once tremendous amusing. Now not the wish to puke phase, however the working with him.

Favourite tools: I were given a brand new Nathan hydration pack with two flasks that made it simple for me to hold each water and electrolytes on lengthy runs and it seems I cherished that.

Objective for subsequent yr?
Why do I all the time battle with this? Some of you will have races all deliberate out and I’m simply hoping my trade helps to keep going and I stay working.

  1. Include quick velocity and don’t let up at the decrease frame energy
  2. Stay all of my working coaches complete with runners
  3. In finding 5-6 long run emblem companions (I’ve a couple of already) and in point of fact really feel very good about sharing them
  4. Proceed permitting RTTF to conform and now not be caught to what’s labored previously
  5. Connect to extra runners in particular person

Adequate 2022…let’s do that!

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