It seems it is that time of year again where blog posts talk about 2011 in review or plans for 2012, so why would I not participate?
2011The year started off on a great note, having just returned from a mission trip to Africa. I went straight into training for my first year on Team Trakkers.
The first race of the season ended up with a 1st in AG(due to the first 2 getting top 3 overall) Then it was off to Knoxville… All I can say, is daym! I was in pretty solid shape and have some work to do!
Knoxville was my first REV3 Race… and I was very impressed with how well things were run. A+++++ Organization!
I had a disappointing race in New Brighton, but bounced back with an Overall win in Mason City Iowa. Then the big news…. We found out my wife was expecting! Twins was just the added bonus!
It never seems to fail that with good comes bad. July came around and smacked me hard. Leaving me with a broken collar bone and multiple surgeries to repair.
After the crash… everything went downhill quickly. A much longer than expected recovery period took its toll on me, and I was mentally crushed.
The good news, our twin boys were on the way, and growing well. After a million doctors appointments, the boys were born on November 29, 2011. Both boys were healthy and after two weeks in the NICU, they got to come home and join the family.
2012I have a number of goals/resolutions/plans for 2012. First and foremost is to be the best dad I can to Carter and Caleb. I love watching them grow every day. They are truly a blessing in my life and I could not imagine it any other way.
I am excited to be ‘back’ on Team REV3 for 2012. The returning members are what got me through my injuries last year, and looking forward to good things this year.
My race schedule is far from set in stone, but here are my thoughts for events, peppered with a few local races as well.
- REV3 Knoxville Olympic – May 6
- Mason City Triathlon
- Camp Courageous Triathlon – August 5 – Possibly
- REV3 Wisconsin Dells Olympic – August 12
- REV3 Cedar Point Half – September 9
I am very excited to see what else 2012 has in store! Until then… Go Hawks!