First off, let me say: "Happy New Year!" 2009 was a good year considering the economy. It was the year I turned 50. It was that life milestone that got me to sign up and train for an Ironman event. I figured, if I was going to do an Ironman, I'd better get cracking. That adventure was chronicled in my prior blog "A Couple of Wild and Crazy Guys," a link for anyone who cares to view those prior entries is included on this blog. As I state in the penultimate entry to that blog, the story arc of that joint venture with my training buddy John is complete and our schedules diverge in 2010. Thus, the new blog. The new blog name is the moniker given me by training buddy John on our completion of Ironman Arizona.
Its a new year. Time for new adventures and new challenges. The new adventures for the coming year are a couple of half ironman events and a travel marathon. I'm registered for the Vineman 70.3 in July and the Miami 70.3 in October. A 70.3 event is a half ironman (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run). The Vineman was chosen as an away game event where some wine touring can be incorporated post-race. Miami 70.3 was chosen as a home game on a great course. The travel marathon will be the Paris Marathon in April. The new challenge will be doing an ultra marathon. I'll get into how I came about this decision in the next couple of blog postings.
I had a total of 13 registered followers on the prior blog. Not a large number in the blogging world, but John & I knew we had a larger reading group following us than were registered. With the convenient linkage of the blog to Facebook, that number was even larger. I will link this blog to Facebook as that seems to be were the blogging world is headed. Besides, that's were all of my friends hang out. If you enjoy the posting of this or my prior blog on Facebook, go to the blog site listed in my profile and officially register as a follower. It helps to know I have regular readers.