Again we come to the end of a year. This has been one of the best years of my life. The year included new friends, old friends, a marathon, three half-iron triathlons, an MS150, the triple bypass, and my very first Ironman. More important than the athletic finishes are the changes inside myself that come from the effort. I am different, and that is a good thing.
If I am even coming close to living my "best life," I do feel like it is none of my own doing; rather, it is the doing of the many friends who have encouraged me to go long and exceed my expectations and self-imposed limitations. Many of them are pictured in this slideshow, images of the year that was. To them, and to you, I am profoundly grateful.
Enjoy, and think on your year--both the one behind you and the one that is yet to be. Where will you be next December. Dream big. Go long. Exceed. Excel.