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)
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)
This is another 5k. The goal of this one is to be 29:00.
Poker Event #1: Spring Roundup. (April 3, 2020)
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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
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
I'm not running this. My wife likely is. So I'll support her the best way I can.
Days Left On Earth...
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.