The Countdown

There are lots of things to do in 2020.

A big year planned.  I feel focused and fierce and recovered from my last big thing.

  • I wanna do some races.
  • I wanna support Heather in her "Kwest for Kona."
  • I wanna run good and deep in the World Series of Poker.
  • I wanna take Ruby to see Hamilton.
  • I wanna redefine what "fun" is for me - more activity.  Less sitting around.

I figured I'd make a countdown clock to track my progress and help keep me on track...and set it up so we have the resources available to do this stuff when we need it.

Race #1: Richland Run Fest (Feb 29, 2020)

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The goal here is to beat 31 minutes.

For this run, I have 19 runs to knock out between now and then.

Race #2: The Leprechaun Dash (March 14, 2020)

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This is another 5k.  The goal of this one is to be 29:00.

Poker Event #1: Spring Roundup. (April 3, 2020)

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This is the Pendleton Roundup series.  It's always a fun time against a soft player pool.  Depending on the day, I might be soft or not.

Race #3: Spring into Summer Run: 5k. April 25, 2020

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Here is where I'm meant to break 9-minute miles.  I should have about 40 runs, with 20 outdoor runs for this puppy.

Trip to NYC with Ruby to see Hamilton: Late April, 2020

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This is a fun trip for her 13th birthday, and it'll be our first father/daughter solo trip.  She and I bonded over Hamilton, and here's the weekend where it makes the most sense in our schedule.

Bike Race #1: The Inland Empire Century Race. (May 9, 2020)

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This is the first "big" race of my year.  100 miles on a bike.  The goal is to average 16+ miles an hour, so that puts me in line for a 6.25 hour finish.

Before I do this I'll need to:

  • Go 30 miles in 2 hours.
  • Ride 26 times on my bike (this is on the damned calendar).

Jack & Heather To Alcatraz: May 29th

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Jack's wanted to see Alcatraz for a long time.  So, they can go and maybe take the 5 down to see some roller coasters, too at WDW or some park.

Till The World Series of Poker: (May 30th)

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I'll be playing in the Big 50 and some other events.

My prep requires that I study my ass off to make this count.

I'll be playing online as well studying to prepare.

Race #4: 10k June 2020

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I don't have a registered 10k yet.  I think that 10k is the farthest I'll go.

Heather: Coeur d'Alene Iron Man: June 28th

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This is Heather's deal more than mine.  She's gonna do a 70.3 Iron Man.  Maybe this weekend is when I knock out my 10k (with a goal time of under 54 minutes.)

Seattle To Portland (STP). (July 18, 2020)

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Yowza.  Less than 6 months away and I am currently behind.  This is a 205-mile race.  14 hours in a day. This is the main event.

Before I can do this, I will need to be able to:

  • Ride 120 miles at 14 miles an hour.
  • Ride 60 times at increasing distances.
  • Have a new gear on my bike.

Power of Pasco Triathalon: August 1, 2020

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This will by my #1 Triathalon EVAR.  1st of August.

This will require that I get a bunch of swims in before I start.  Like 40.

Best of the West Triathalon Festival

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I will an Olympic distance a go here as my last "big event."  I don't feel like a half is something I care enough about.

Heather is for sure doing a 1/2 iron man, so that's a good thing.

Heather: IronMan Cozumel

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I'm not running this.  My wife likely is.  So I'll support her the best way I can.

Days Left On Earth...

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Let's end on a high note.  These are the days left in my life.  Sobering.  Every 5.5 months is 1% left on the ticker.  I'm not sure if I get more days or fewer days.  But this is what our actuarial tables say.

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