Bundled for joy!

Smiling at my 1,000th race start, the 50k US Road Championships in New York, March 1. Could have used some ice skates in spots, instead of my Newton Kismets. 2 pair of Wigwam socks on my feet too.

Finished 1st in age group, won my 82nd national title and second of the year.

CW-X kept me comfortable in temps of 20 degrees F with snow fall in the latter stages of the race making the sand covered ice quite slick. They ended up with 6 inches.

998 finishes in the books and on schedule for my 1,000th finish at Boston Marathon on April 20.

I returned to the Rocky Raccoon 100-mile USA Trail Championships after breaking 24 hours last year. My training pointed me in the direction of a sub 22-hour run this year and a course record for age 66.

March 16th was the kick off for the Promises to Keep 135. The event was called Courage Festival and it was hosted by Secura Insurance of Appleton, Wisconsin.

The 2012 race season opened the first weekend in March with the Caumsett Park 50 km hosting the USA National Championships.

I started the 900th race of my career on Sep 17 in Cleveland, OH at the 24-Hour USA Championships. I had 3 goals in mind; one, run over 100 miles, two, win the gold for my age group and three, come out injury-free.

As the New Year lurks ahead of us, we can look back at the year gone by and make plans for the upcoming year. Sometimes this can be a good thing and others it can be really scary.

It has now been 3 weeks since I last ran. My body is starting to feel the positive affects of and extended break from running.

Following a roundabout way of getting to Gibraltar, I met up with colleagues from the Netherlands and we drove from Malaga, SPA to Gibralta

Arrived Safely in Athens on Thursday where Victor met me at the hotel.