|Dawkins Line Rail Trail|
|Parklands at Floyd's Fork|
|Sheltowee Trace south of S-Tree|
|Rough Trail 50k|
|12 Hours of CVP|
The last thing I really need to say is that I have come to appreciate my family for different reasons this past year. I know I may not have conveyed that distinctly here, but its been something I've worked quietly in my mind. I love my wife more than ever. We've had our rough times in 2016, but after seventeen years together I am as confident now as I was all those years ago that we are right for each other. We compliment each other in ways I truly still do not understand.
My children are growing into amazing people. It's hard to believe they're almost ten and fourteen. They've shared this journey with us and they've been a part of all of my adventures whether they were with me or I was thinking of how I could include them the next time I visited whatever incredible place I was in at the time. I may have failed to crack the nut but not for lack of will. I wrestle with other demons that make it difficult for me to process the world outside my head. Sometimes I get lazy and opt to focus inwardly. That's my own struggle, and I forever seek to throw off that burden from my shoulders, but as of yet have not.
Having said all that, I look forward to watching my kids grow into adults and to see who they become and all of the amazing things they'll do in life. I hope I have brewed some recklessness into them, but also a sober and thoughtful approach to life and to changing the world. If not, that is my intent in the coming years. The underlying and perhaps unstated theme of 2016 for me has been: "if not me, then who?"