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2014 adventure recap

I am seeing a lot of my adventurous friends post their miles and workout numbers for the year of 2014. I am interested to see and compare them all. Everyone is different. Some do less running miles, but more bike miles, or core workouts, for example. I did not keep track of my miles this year. I have kept track of them for months at a time, but never stuck with it. There are apps that easily help you keep up with it. I’ll have to decide today, if I am going to keep up my miles this year or not.
I do keep track of my races and big adventures. I am proud of them.
Here is a list of the races and big adventures I did in 2014.
First, here is my 2014 races:

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Starting from the bottom, the Frozen Toe 10k trail race, the Explore Your Limits 10k trail race, the Montvale 10 mile trail race, the Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k trail race and the Conquer the Cove 25k trail race were all part of the Mountain Junkies RNuts race series. I competed in every race and got third place in my age group for the series.
I also did the Into the Darkness 4 mile trail race n October. Into the Darkness is Mountain Junkies race, but not a RNuts series race.
I did four other races, other than the Mountain Junkie races. I completed the Willis River 50k trail race, the Blue Ridge Marathon road race (toughest road marathon in the country), the Highlands Sky 40 mile trail race and the Canary in the Cave 25k/18mile trail race. ALL of these are fantastic races and experiences. I highly recommend them.
My big non race 2014 adventures, as I don’t count day hikes or short camping trips, are as follows:
Backpacked the entire 70 plus miles of the Appalachian Trail portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with 3 friends, in one 4 day trip.
I also kayaked 23 miles of the James River with friends, in one day.

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Next post is my 2015 adventure plan!

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Backpacking the Smokies via the Appalachian Trail May 2014

With Doug, Gregg and Robert.

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