Two things: bike around Mount Rainier, two weeks later, backpack around it. I was fortunate to get selected to ride in R.A.M.R.O.D. (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day) this year, which is a 152 mile ride around the mountain with about 10,000 feet of climbing. Here’s a rider’s strava info from last year.
I made myself a training schedule, which gradually increases in distance/elevation over the next two months. This will be my first ultra-marathon type ride and I’m excited and nervous about it.
Since I figure to be in the best shape of my life, I’ll also be backpacking the Wonderland Trail with my friend Jonathan. Typically done in 10 days, it’s a 93 mile hike with a lot of elevation gain/loss through all types of terrain. We’ll be taking our time and doing it in 11 days instead.
I’ll try to be more diligent about documenting my journey here.