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Moving Forward In 2014

Who is looking forward to 2014?  I’m working on planning out the events that I want to participate in throughout 2014.  I have found that the best way to ensure that you will keep on your training or fitness path is to go ahead and sign up for some events that you can look forward to and know that you need to be ready for.  I have some lofty goals and ambitions, but I am trying to figure out what is realistic.  I’m really torn.  I would like to get in to some long distance running events, but I also want to keep progressing in my cycling.  I’ve been jumping on the treadmill these past few weeks to see how I am feeling on my feet, but I am not sure if I will add some long distance running to the mix or not.  These are the events that I have in mind right now:

MS 150 Bicycle Tour – Duluth to Minneapolis, MN

Lutsen 99er Mountain Bike Race – Lutsen, MN

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival 40 Mile Mountain Bike Race – Cable, WI

Copper Country Color Tour Road Bike Tour – Hougton, MI

Wild Duluth Races 1/2 Marathon, 50K or 100K – Duluth, MN

 I will need a lot of training to complete some of these events, but I feel having a big event out there is what will keep me focused.  I’ll be 35 years old this year and I have this thirst for endurance and pushing myself.  I want to see how far I can go.  There are many many people that are faster and can go further distances than I.  I think this is the year for me to find out what I can really do.  At the end of 2014 I want to be able to say that I accomplished some things for the first time.  I want to knock some things off that bucket list.  I want to do something “Epic” every year.  Life is too short and I want to cram as much in to this life as I can.  After getting back in shape the last couple of years, I don’t want to stop.  I am just at the beginning of my Endurance Path.

What are some of your potential events for 2014?

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