2020, get the fuck out of here. '21 is the jersey number of The Great One Roberto Clemente so this is guaranteed to be a fantastic year.
The final numbers:
run - 289 runs, 1611 miles, 314 hours. 73 days of run commuting. I did get two marathons in, Salida and Pikes, and an ultra, Cheyenne Mountain.
ride - 289 rides, 2633 miles, 265 hours. 91 days of bike commutering. And finally crossed the Alpine Loop of the bucket list.
hike - 487 hikes, 1204 miles, 460.5 hours. Got way ahead of my 1000 mile goal back in March/April when CityRock closed down and I used those lunch hours to hump out some miles.
To-do for 2021:
-I'm signed up for the CMC Alpine Climbing School which runs from March through mid-May. That was a fairly significant cost ($600) so I'll devote a lot of time to learning and doing everything that throws at me.
-Climbing: 71 trips to CityRock on the year. I'll continue to push on with last years goal of getting to 5.9/V4 in the gym. I'm pretty much there with 5.9, and have a long way to go for the V4. CityRock is a bit wonky right now with the COVID restrictions so I'll just keep plugging away at whatever gym time I can get. We'll see where the CMC class takes my outdoor climbing, which was mostly absent in '20.
-As far as races, if they happen, I'll do Salida, the Garden to Peak Challenge with the Pikes Double, and the Rut. And Chicago. Goal for Chicago will be to run a BQ, which I happily found out is no longer 3:10 for me, but 3:20. Not opposed to jumping into some local races but I'm not going to put them on the calendar to give me more time to explore some parts of Pikes I have yet to visit and to continue to work on that 14er list of mine which I should have finished a decade ago.
-On the guitar front, Jan 1 was my nine month mark. I shoot to practice half an hour, five days a week, and I almost always play more. Songs I can currently play: Bad Moon Rising by CCR, and Mad World by Tears For Fears. Songs I am getting close to being able to play: Norwegian Wood by the Beatles and Ooh La La by Faces. I am starting to work on the F chord, which will be super difficult and take a lot of time to nail down, but I think it will really open up some shit for me. My guitar playing is bad, but my singing is on another level of terrible as I have a pretty monotone voice. Will never rise above campfire playing for $100 and the dog and I'm fine with that as I'm having fun learning, and it has made the live music I've been watching even more enjoyable. $100 has green lighted an electric guitar once I hit the year mark and I've been squirreling away some cash, and I'm starting to get pretty psyched for that. Look for some kind of Fender strat to make an appearance in '21.
-Vanlife: the big trip will be based around the Rut. Shoot up to Montana and get the race out of the way, then meander our way back home. No route set yet, but some highlights will include the Mint Bar, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and Lander city park. Other than that, lots of Fremont County, and some more exploring of the San Luis Valley.