Well 2008 is drawing to a close. What, if anything, can I remember about 2008? Maybe if I go month by month, I can come up with something.
January - Great month. My daughter was born on the 8th. After 8 years of trying to have a baby through various medical procedures and failed adoptions, we finally experienced the miracle of life. The greatest day of my life. I'll never forget the feeling. Less than a week later, my wife has emergency surgery because of complications with the birth. Things didn't look good for a while. One of the worst days of my life. I'll never forget the feeling.
February - Snow, snow and more snow. One of the snowiest winters in recent memory. Man did my shoulders hurt.
March - Bought my wife her Trek WSD 3500. Rode it home in the snow.
April - First ride of the season with Jonny K and Plopper. 40 degree temps. 25 MPH winds. Let Jonny K introduce me to the world of blogging (thanks Jonny).
May - Kind of a blur. Watched allot of Brewer baseball. My wife had her 1st (and may I add long awaited and well deserved Mother's Day).
June - Had my 1st Father's Day. Went to a reenactment of an 1860's baseball game. Now that was cool (going again this year). Horrible flooding! I literally saw people going past my house in canoes. FDLWI was declared a disaster area. Only by the grace of God did I not have ANY flood damage. All my neighbors did.
July - Again, kind of a blur.
August - Jonny K talks me into doing the Earth Ride in September. I start actually training to do the 25 mile ride. I love it. Start jogging in the mornings too. Really started to get into this blogging thing.
September - Do the Earth Ride with energy left over. See the Big Cat for the first time in years and am glad to see someone else I know with a passion for riding.
October - Ride the Wisconsin Offroad Series Wigwam MTB Challenge. First race I've ever done. realize I need work. Decide to do a bike build.
November - continued with training rides until the snow fell.
December - one word...ankle.
So what kind of fun are we going to have next year?
I want to ride more. My goal is 650 actual miles on a real bike (not including stationary and cross training). I want to do more charity rides. I want to do more MTB races and endurance challenges. I need to become more physically fit.
I want to read more and watch T.V. less (except for baseball - although I can listen to that on the radio).
I want to simplify my life and appreciate what I have more.
I want to continue blogging with all of my readers and I hope to continue to build this "Trail Dog Network" as I think of it. This blogging can be a pretty cool thing.
Had enough rambling? Okay. Happy New Year to everyone! May it bring you peace, joy, health, prosperity, and great trail conditions.