I was sick a lot (hopefully something I've figured out, lousy sinusitis!).
I missed the Chicago Marathon as a result.
Worst of all ... weight was a struggle ... until I really found out why and reversed the damage.
June was the only real bright spot.
We did the new course of Storm the Trent - that was awesome.
And then the 24 Hour MTB race tag-team - first time, it was fun, great learning experience! We'll be back for 2019. Discovered riding at night in the woods in the process, which is a real thrill.
I have one goal. I will lose weight. And I finally figured out how.
I know not everyone is with me on this ride - but I'm now using a low-carb and intermittent fasting approach. The fasting especially has been remarkable. From September to Christmas I was down about 10 lbs overall - I've gained back a couple over the holidays, but as the clock strikes midnight I'm ready to rock.
This weight is going bye-bye.
Storm The Trent - going back, this time to do the Trek distance. Canoe, mountain bike, run, navigate - it's a wicked awesome fun adventure.
24 Hours of Summer Solstice - going back, tag-team again! New bike should ease the bumpiness, give me more comfort over the ~12h of riding I'll be doing, and more confidence.
Muskoka River X - stepping up to the full distance, 130km! It's a canoe race. We've done the shorter 80km before, but this is a 20h+ adventure, and includes up-stream paddling. Lots of portages. It's going to be painful and awful - and AWESOME. Obviously.
Chicago Marathon - signed up again after missing last year. This year I'll be there. And I'll be light.
Really looking forward to the adventure! I know there will be highs and lows, but I have a good feeling.