Paul Butzi |||

Things I’m busy with now (6/27/2022)

What I’m doing right now

I’m editing this page. (It’s a joke. If you don’t think it’s funny, that’s ok, my kids told me there are two kinds of jokes: the funny kind, and the kind I make.)

What I’m doing this month

Training for a 100 mile ultramarathon.

Slowly sorting out what my goals are for this website and how I’m going to use it to work on those goals.

The weather has been rotten so trail building and maintenance is on hold until it improves.

Amateur Radio

I’ve got all the parts for the Portable Repeater Project and now I’m busy trying to get it all put together.

Serving on the Tech committee for my local club, SNOVARC.

Volunteering to do ham communications for various footraces.

Ultrarunning

The long term training goal (way out on the horizon) is to run 100 miles in less than 24 hours (aka one hundred miles, one day”). This is an insanely ambitious goal that scares the crap out of me. But, as one of my running friends emphasizes, if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.

The short term goal is this year’s A” race, Hamster Endurance Run. I’d like to set a 100 mile time PR, and I’d like to complete at least one lap beyond the 39 laps needed to hit 100 miles, which would be a distance PR. And beyond that I’d like to avoid the knee pain I encountered last year.

I’m writing a book (working title Lessons from Ultrarunning”) about what I’ve learned in the process of going from lying in bed with a broken leg to the finish line of a 100 mile ultramarathon. If nothing else, this is improving my writing.

Life in the forest

The weather is improving and so I’m expecting outdoor projects will start to come up to speed, hampered only by the conflict between training time for running and time to work outdoors