Looking back on 2020…

Well, 2020 was a tough year but one positive thing that came out of it was that I moved to a full work from home schedule indefinitely. What this means for me is that I no longer spend 3+ hours of each day commuting, which is a massive time savings. With all the free time I was able to commit to a much more organized and consistent exercise schedule.

Now I have issues with how Strava tracks the fitness stat but one thing you can see from the below graph of my last two years of activity (that I recorded), I have become considerably more consistent than I was previously.

Strava Training over the last 2 years.

However in 2020 I also wasn’t able to travel much which was a downer considering we got into the habit of taking 4-5 trips a year (mostly out west) which I really love. In all of 2020 I only got to take one trip to Nevada where I met up with my friend Stav from www.stavislost.com to hike some obscure, tailless desert peaks (The Sentinel, Booths Pinnacle, Pyramid Peak, Land’s End Peak) in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It was a very memorable trip at least with beautiful views and sketchy ascents/descents of crumbling peaks and canyons.

In addition to that, my 2020 training consisted of the following highlights:

  • 1,256 Miles of running
  • 65,980 ft of elevation gain
  • Trail marathon from Delaware Water Gap to Culvers Gap (26.53mi/4583ft)
  • Devils Path from East to West
  • 1 road marathon
  • 4 half marathons
  • 1 in person 4 mile race (set a PB 5k 24:29)
  • Some intermittent mountain biking, climbing and other work outs.

I think in my head I would have liked to get more accomplished but overall I am happy with the base I have built to be more consistent and successful in my endeavors this year. I will follow up this post with a new one detailing my 2021 plans so stay tuned!

Also feel free to drop a line in the comments section about something you accomplished in 2020.

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