I see at least a few people still visit this website based on the stats I look at. I thought I’d update this blog to let everyone know what’s going on. While 2010 did bring the end of our home renovation (moved back in mid February), it wasn’t the only big change this year. Patrick Bair, the main force behind the Ultra O-gaine, moved to Denver with his girlfriend Colleen. I had talks with another area race director to join me in putting on the UOG prior to Patrick’s move, but just felt that in the end I couldn’t commit the time necessary to make the UOG the great event it has always been. While the UOG has always been profitable, it was the hanging out with friends and the outdoors that drove us to put on the event. Similarly to why the A24 didn’t return for a third year, the UOG didn’t return because my friend and parter moved away.
2010 wasn’t a total bust for me personally. I finally returned to running, and despite a miserable July, trained enough to finish the 11 mile StumpJump in Chattanooga. It was the training for the SJ 50K a number of years ago that I injured my knee which put me on the shelf for a few years. It felt good to return to trail running and despite a late and rushed start, I finished and had a good time. I’m looking to return again in 2011 and perform better. My biking and camping were next to nothing, but I did have enough time to build a bar and put together my man cave in our basement. Just a few finishing touches remain and I can put the man cave project to rest.
So what does that leave for 2011? Unfortunately I don’t believe any Checkpoint Adventures events will happen in 2011. I’ve had a web project in mind for several years and my resolution for 2011 is to finally get it off the ground and launch it. I’m looking to begin shortly and launch it sometime in mid/late 2011.
I’ll have some news regarding Checkpoint Adventures in the first few months of 2011. Stay tuned.
I hope everyone had a safe and adventurous 2010. See you in 2011!