Wow – it has been a while hey? And it’s not like I haven’t been busy – just not the kind of busy you would likely be interested in hearing detailed blog posts about. No ocean crossing expeditions, no ultra marathons, no new world record attempts.
I’ve listed WiTHiN for sale, but I am seriously considering donating her to an organization who runs some really amazing expeditions for youth. It’s something I totally support, and I can see them putting WiTHiN to VERY GOOD USE! Stay tuned for more information as that opportunity develops.
On the physical end of things, Helen and I ran the Las Vegas half marathon a couple of weeks ago, and in spite of some tendonitis on my ankle from the San Fransisco One Day 100 mile ultra, I exceeded my expectations with a 93 minute run.
My next event is Ironman St George in May. My training hours are at the relatively lazy level of less than 10 hours per week, and it suits me just fine for right now. I’ll have to ramp that up after Christmas to get ready for IM in May.
I’m thinking of getting into ski mountaineering racing – mostly as something to do outside this winter to stay fit and get fitter. We’re headed to our ski cabin in Montana after Christmas and I’m hoping to get some great ski mountaineering training in. This video shows what it’s all about.
Attached are some photos of the shop! – you won’t recognize it! Completely renovated. It’s now my secret lair where I will plan my world domination. Or play drums and watch TV.
The shop area below is now a flexible space where I will do some of my training with the mag trainer, etc. I put an old couch in there, and one of my drum sets is up on the catwalk. When we were building WiTHiN in the shop, we had added an extension into the garage because the shop wasn’t big enough to hold the full 30 foot length of the boat. That annex now houses a small work bench, the drill press, saw, tig welder, tool boxes, etc. A sort of mini-shop if I need it. (I imagine that if I do end up taking the whole world domination route, then I’ll probably be needing that small shop space).
The upstairs turret is now my office. As I may have mentioned in a previous post, I have decided to become financially productive again and I needed a better office than the shared space in the family computer room that I had been using. I trade futures and commodities using computerized systems that I research and develop. If any followers are in the financial industry, or interested in what I am doing, please drop me a line.
I would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!