Its 1130am on the last day of the year. I have spent much of the last month grinding it out at work and fighting off a bit of a cold. Classic way to end the year. As it is for most folks, I too, find myself in reflection of the last 12 months. It has been a fairly busy year. Full of some fantastic highlights. Tackling a finish line medal from MOMAR, getting a few more half marathons under my belt, and completing my first solo 1000 kilometre cycling trip.
I have been blogging for a little over a year now and have had the opportunity to share my stories and challenges with over 1600 different people from around the world. One of the things that has intrigued me the most through this sharing platform, is the people that I have come across through the comments left or folks following my blog. The likeness between so many people, driven to not only pursue the things they love, but to have the courage and want, to share their stories and experiences with everyone else.
This has been the founding reason behind what started this blog in the first place. My hope has been that the stories I share help to inspire people to get out and try something that they maybe thought was out of there reach. Or that we don’t all have to be either a professional athlete, or nothing, that there is a whole world of adventure out there for us all, regardless of sponsorship. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
Looking ahead to 2017. First and foremost, I am on the verge of parenthood. My wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of January. Excited? Yes. Super. This opens up a whole new world to me and I am looking forward to all the new experiences.
Also I have lined myself up already for a few races in the spring, and have set the table for my next big challenge. Summit Mount Rainier. Hopefully, if all goes well, this will be in July or August. Until then its diaper changes and crevasse safety training for me! (and what ever else I get my self into).
So thanks to everyone that has taken the time to check out and share my blog, and keep posted in the New Year!