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Happy 2nd Birthday, Where’s The Finish!

Worth bursting my lungs for this view (behind the cabins at "EMT Camp").

It was worth bursting my lungs for this view (on the trail behind the cabins at “EMT Camp”).

It’s the second anniversary of WheresTheFinish.com, and much like the clock in a marathon, I don’t know how the time went by so fast.

 

I haven’t posted in a while because I spent the last month in Leavenworth, Washington, learning how to be an EMT (with some wilderness/remote skills added for good measure).  It was an amazing course full of amazing people, and I already miss being there.  If you have any interest in that sort of thing, I highly recommend it.

 

This is the kind of thing you come across while running around an EMT learning center.  (Don't worry, the blood was corn syrup.)

This is the kind of thing you come across while running around an EMT learning center. (Don’t worry, the blood is actually corn syrup.)

 

On the running front, I only managed to run 6 times over the entire month, and those runs were mostly walking up a steep trail and then picking my way carefully back down.  I have a lot of work ahead of me to get ready for my 4 marathons in 4 months this fall/winter…

A small segment of the "blue" trail behind our cabins at EMT camp.

A small segment of the blue trail I “ran” behind our cabins at EMT camp.

 

One of the reasons I wanted to become an EMT was so I can volunteer at the medical tents at races.  I hope to do that for the upcoming NYC Marathon and other NYRR races – but I also hope to see exactly none of you at the tents!

 

Otherwise, compared to a year ago I feel pretty good about the whole running thing.  I’m still woefully out of shape, but I’m not super injured right now (I always feel a little bit injured, as any runner can probably relate) and I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll get into better shape over the next year.  I’m still working on my full marathon in every state goal and I’m still having a lot of fun doing it.  I’m going to try to do more group runs (and runs in general) and I might sign up for a NYRR class again to gain some speed.  And I just registered for both the NYC Pizza Run and the NYC Cupcake Run because those races are basically made for me.

 

As for this website, I hope to do a bit more with it but I also said that a year ago.  As always, let me know if you have requests for particular content and I’ll do my best.  Until then I’m getting this shirt and living in the 32%.

 

How’s your summer going?  What races or goals do you have planned for the rest of 2015?  How much cake am I allowed to eat this week because of a website’s birthday?  Share in the comments!